Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002

1.

Minority Report

6.2
7.6/10

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Lois Smith
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2002-06-20
2.

28 Days Later

6.1
7.6/10

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Christopher Eccleston
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2002-10-31
3.

Treasure Planet

6.0
7.2/10

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2002-11-26
4.

Equilibrium

5.9
7.4/10

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Starring: Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen, Matthew Harbour, Sean Bean
Directed by: Kurt Wimmer
Release date: 2002-12-06
5.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

5.6
6.6/10

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 2002-05-15
6.

Signs

5.6
6.7/10

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2002-08-02
7.

Resident Evil

5.4
6.7/10

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2002-03-15
8.

Men in Black II

5.3
6.2/10

Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay – who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the MIB, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy – to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 2002-07-03
9.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

5.1
6.2/10

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe -- '70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help from his dad and an old girlfriend.

Starring: Mike Myers, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Green, Michael York, Mindy Sterling
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 2002-07-26
10.

The Time Machine

4.9
6.0/10

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law, Sienna Guillory, Laura Kirk
Directed by: Simon Wells
Release date: 2002-03-04
11.

Cypher

4.9
6.8/10

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Starring: Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu, Nigel Bennett, Timothy Webber, David Hewlett
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Release date: 2002-10-01
12.

Tuck Everlasting

4.8
6.6/10

Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early teens growing up in the small rural town of Winesap in 1914. Winnie's parents (Victor Garber and Amy Irving) are loving but overprotective, and Winnie longs for a life of greater freedom and adventure.

Starring: Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2002-10-11
13.

Star Trek: Nemesis

4.7
6.4/10

En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, Shinzon, who claims to seek peace with the human-backed United Federation of Planets. Once in enemy territory, the captain and his crew make a startling discovery: Shinzon is human, a slave from the Romulan sister planet of Remus, and has a secret, shocking relationship to Picard himself.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn
Directed by: Stuart Baird
Release date: 2002-12-13
14.

Solaris

4.5
6.2/10

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Starring: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies, Ulrich Tukur
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2002-11-27
15.

S1m0ne

4.4
6.1/10

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic actress.

Starring: Al Pacino, Rachel Roberts, Catherine Keener, Evan Rachel Wood, Jay Mohr
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Release date: 2002-08-23
16.

The Tuxedo

4.1
5.4/10

Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin : Never touch Devlin's prized tuxedo. But when Devlin is temporarily put out of commission in an explosive accident, Jimmy puts on the tux and soon discovers that this extraordinary suit may be more black belt than black tie. Paired with a partner as inexperienced as he is, Jimmy becomes an unwitting secret agent.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar, Ritchie Coster
Directed by: Kevin Donovan
Release date: 2002-09-27
17.

Cube 2: Hypercube

4.0
5.6/10

The sequel to the low budget first film ‘Cube.’ This time the prisoners find them selves in a more advanced cube environment that they must escape from before they are killed. A science fiction film where space and time have more than one path.

Starring: Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies, Grace Lynn Kung, Matthew Ferguson, Neil Crone
Directed by: Andrzej Sekula
Release date: 2002-04-15
18.

The ChubbChubbs!

3.7
7.4/10
The ChubbChubbs!
A janitor at an alien night-club gets his wish to be a singer.
Starring: Bradford Simonsen, Jeff Wolverton, Dustin Adair, Eric Armstrong, Yakov Baytler
Directed by: Eric Armstrong
Release date: 2002-07-03
19.

Talking to Heaven

3.5
7.1/10

A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders looks to him for help in solving the case.

Starring: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jack Palance, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty
Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Release date: 2002-04-28
20.

Snow Queen

3.5
6.7/10

The Snow Queen is a powerful story of friendship and the triumph of love over wickedness. The story follows a young woman who is forced to battle the wicked snow queen in order to save the soul of the man she loves.

Starring: Bridget Fonda, Chelsea Hobbs, Jeremy Guilbaut, Robert Wisden, Jennifer Clément
Directed by: David Wu
Release date: 2002-01-04

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