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.

Equilibrium

5.9
7.5/10

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
3.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

5.6
6.6/10

Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padmé as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 2002-05-15
4.

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
5.

Men in Black II

5.3
6.1/10

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
6.

The Time Machine

4.9
5.9/10

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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

Snow Queen

3.5
6.8/10

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
14.

The Alien Saga

3.4
7.7/10
The Alien Saga
In 1979, Alien burst onto the scene with a strong female lead in the form of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) battling the ultimate biomechanical creature. The brilliant and terrifying result reinvented the horror and science fiction genres, creating one of the most successful and celebrated film franchises in Hollywood history. This award-winning, feature-length documentary explores the series.
Starring: John Hurt
Directed by: Brent Zacky
Release date: 2002-01-01
15.

The Powerpuff Girls: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

3.3
7.2/10
The Powerpuff Girls: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas
When Princess Morebucks finds out that she's been put on Santa's naughty list (in fact, she's the only one on it!), she does a quick re-write, resulting with Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup with nothing but coal for Christmas! On top of all that, Princess gets the one thing she wants for the holidays: super powers! Now, the girls have to stop Princess and make sure that Christmas is saved for children everywhere.
Starring: Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Tom Kenny, Tom Kane
Directed by: Lauren Faust, Craig McCracken
Release date: 2002-10-07
16.

Dinotopia

3.3
6.6/10
Dinotopia
Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island and soon discover it is not only inhabited by people, but by dinosaurs as well! While the place seems easy enough to get used to, the boys must find a way of returning to their home.
Release date: 2002-05-12
17.

Out of the Blue

3.2
7.7/10
Out of the Blue
This documentary on The UFO Phenomenon aims to show that some UFOs may be extraterrestrial and that secrecy and ridicule are regularly employed to keep the truth about UFOs hidden.
Directed by: Tim Coleman, James Fox, Boris Zubov
Release date: 2002-07-22
18.

Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers - To Live and Die in Starlight

3.2
6.1/10
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers - To Live and Die in Starlight
After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to a dangerous ancient race.
Starring: Dylan Neal, Andreas Katsulas, Alex Zahara, Myriam Sirois, Dean Marshall
Directed by: Michael Vejar
Release date: 2002-01-19
19.

Stranded

2.9
5.4/10

A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to survive as the minutes slip away?

Starring: Vincent Gallo, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, María Lidón, Danel Aser
Directed by: María Lidón
Release date: 2002-04-12
20.

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

2.8
6.5/10
Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space
Tamala is a cat living on Planet Cat Earth in the Feline Galaxy. In attempt to leave the Feline Galaxy, which is practically owned by a mega corporation called Catty & Co., she crashes on the violence-ridden Planet Q where she meets Michelangelo. Together they have fun, while Tamala seaches for her connections to Catty & Co. and her mysterious homeworld Orion
Starring: Béatrice Dalle, Takeshi Katô, Hisayo Mochizuki, Shinje Takeda
Directed by: Tol
Release date: 2002-10-19

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