Best Thriller Movies of 2002

1.

The Bourne Identity

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy—but who does he work for?

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins, Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles ..
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2002-06-14
2.

Minority Report

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

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, Peter Stormare, Tim Blake Nelson, Steve Harris, Kathryn Morris, Mike Binder ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2002-06-20
3.

28 Days Later

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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, Noah Huntley, Christopher Dunne, Emma Hitching, Alexander Delamere, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Justin Hackney, Kim McGarrity ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2002-10-31
4.

Red Dragon

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Heald, Ken Leung, Frankie Faison ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2002-09-29
5.

Equilibrium

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

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, Emily Watson, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann, Sean Pertwee, William Fichtner, John Keogh ..
Directed by: Kurt Wimmer
Release date: 2002-12-06
6.

John Q

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son's name on the donor's list.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Anne Heche, Kimberly Elise, Daniel E. Smith, Larissa Laskin, James Woods, Ethan Suplee, Shawn Hatosy, Heather Wahlquist ..
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Release date: 2002-02-15
7.

Insomnia

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Starring: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt, Paul Dooley, Crystal Lowe, Jay Brazeau, Larry Holden ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2002-05-24
8.

Phone Booth

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell, Katie Holmes, Paula Jai Parker, Arian Waring Ash, Tia Texada, John Enos III, Richard T. Jones ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 2002-09-09
9.

Signs

5.7
6.7/10 IMDB

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, M. Night Shyamalan, Patricia Kalember, Ted Sutton, Merritt Wever, Marion McCorry ..
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2002-08-02
10.

Panic Room

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Ann Magnuson, Ian Buchanan, Patrick Bauchau, Paul Schulze, Andrew Kevin Walker ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2002-03-29

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