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.

Road to Perdition

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Liam Aiken, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, David Darlow, Kevin Chamberlin, Doug Spinuzza ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2002-07-12
3.

Minority Report

6.3
7.7/10 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
4.

The Count of Monte Cristo

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Domi?czyk, Michael Wincott, Luis Guzmán, Christopher Adamson, J. B. Blanc, Henry Cavill ..
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 2002-01-23
5.

28 Days Later

6.0
7.5/10 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
6.

Red Dragon

6.0
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: 2002-10-02
7.

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
8.

John Q

5.8
7.0/10 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
9.

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
10.

Signs

5.7
6.8/10 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
11.

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
12.

The Transporter

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of events. The bound and gagged Lai is being smuggled to France by a shady American businessman, and Frank works to save her as his own illegal activities are uncovered by a French detective.

Starring: Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand, Matt Schulze, Ric Young, Doug Rand, Didier Saint Melin, Vincent Nemeth, Jean-Yves Bilien, Jean-Marie Paris ..
Directed by: Corey Yuen, Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2002-10-02
13.

Unfaithful

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to confront the other man.

Starring: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan, Zeljko Ivanek, Dominic Chianese, Kate Burton, Chad Lowe, Gary Basaraba, Myra Lucretia Taylor ..
Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Release date: 2002-05-10
14.

One Hour Photo

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their family. When "Uncle" Sy's picture-perfect fantasy collides with an ugly dose of reality, what happens next "has the spine-tingling elements of the best psychological thrillers!"

Starring: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Erin Daniels, Eriq La Salle, Gary Cole, Dylan Smith, Lee Garlington, Marion Calvert, David Moreland ..
Directed by: Mark Romanek
Release date: 2002-08-21
15.

Blade II

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked by the Vampire Nation for his help in preventing a nightmare plague that would wipe out both humans and vampires.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Thomas Kretschmann, Luke Goss, Matt Schulze, Danny John-Jules, Donnie Yen ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2002-03-22
16.

The Sum of All Fears

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight and advice on the situation. Then the unthinkable happens: a nuclear bomb explodes in a U.S. city, and America is quick to blame the Russians.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Ken Jenkins, Liev Schreiber, Bruce McGill, John Beasley, Philip Baker Hall, Bridget Moynahan, Ciarán Hinds ..
Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson
Release date: 2002-05-31
17.

Star Trek: Nemesis

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

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, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Shannon Cochran ..
Directed by: Stuart Baird
Release date: 2002-12-13
18.

Die Another Day

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Toby Stephens, John Cleese, Lawrence Makoare, Michael Madsen, Will Yun Lee, Judi Dench ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 2002-11-17
19.

Dirty Pretty Things

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at the hotel. The pair discover the hotel is a front for all sorts of clandestine activities. Their only wish is to avoid possible deportation. Okwe becomes more entangled in the goings on when he is called to fix a toilet in one of the rooms. He discovers the plumbing has been clogged by a human heart.

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sergi López, Benedict Wong, Sophie Okonedo, Zlatko Buri?, Damon Younger, Kenan Hudaverdi, Paul Bhattacharjee, Darrell D'Silva ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 2002-09-05
20.

Narc

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman, an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.

Starring: Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Chi McBride, Busta Rhymes, Lloyd Adams, Lina Giornofelice, Alan C. Peterson, Anne Openshaw, John Ortiz, Krista Bridges ..
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Release date: 2002-01-14
21.

The Salton Sea

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán, Doug Hutchison, Anthony LaPaglia, Glenn Plummer, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Kara Unger, Chandra West ..
Directed by: D. J. Caruso
Release date: 2002-02-02
22.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Rutger Hauer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Jerry Weintraub, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Cera ..
Directed by: George Clooney
Release date: 2002-12-31
23.

The Quiet American

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, these three only sink deeper into a world of drugs, passion, and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.

Starring: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Tzi Ma, Rade Šerbedžija, Robert Stanton, Holmes Osborne, Quang Hai, Ferdinand Hoang, Pham Thi Mai Hoa ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 2002-11-22
24.

xXx

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just be planning the destruction of the world, led by the nihilistic Yorgi.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Samuel L. Jackson, Danny Trejo, Leila Arcieri, Marton Csokas, Michael Roof, Richy Müller, Werner Daehn, Jan Pavel Filipenský ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 2002-08-09
25.

Cypher

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

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, Kari Matchett, Kristina Nicoll, Joseph Scoren, Stephen Brown, Arnold Pinnock ..
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Release date: 2002-10-01
26.

K-19: The Widowmaker

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joss Ackland, John Shrapnel, Donald Sumpter, Tim Woodward, Steve Nicolson, George Anton, James Francis Ginty ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2002-07-19
27.

Bubba Ho-tep

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," then missed his chance to switch back. He must team up with JFK and fight an ancient Egyptian mummy for the souls of their fellow residents.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy, Edith Jefferson, Larry Pennell, Reggie Bannister, Daniel Roebuck, Daniel Schweiger ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 2002-06-09
28.

Heaven

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca, Alessandro Sperduti, Mattia Sbragia, Stefano Santospago, Alberto Di Stasio, Giovanni Vettorazzo, Gianfranco Barra ..
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Release date: 2002-02-06
29.

Dog Soldiers

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to prepare for some action as the there will be a full moon tonight...

Starring: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham, Thomas Lockyer, Darren Morfitt, Chris Robson, Leslie Simpson, Tina Landini, Craig Conway ..
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Release date: 2002-05-10
30.

Spider

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave, John Neville, Philip Craig, Bradley Hall, Gary Reineke, Sara Stockbridge, Cliff Saunders ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 2002-11-06
31.

Rose Red

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there.

Release date: 2002-01-26
32.

Buffalo Soldiers

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Elizabeth McGovern, Michael Peña, Gabriel Mann, Dean Stockwell, Brian Delate, Shiek Mahmud-Bey ..
Directed by: Gregor Jordan
Release date: 2002-10-31
33.

Dark Blue

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele, Brendan Gleeson, Ving Rhames, Lolita Davidovich, Dash Mihok, Kurupt, Master P, Marin Hinkle ..
Directed by: Ron Shelton
Release date: 2002-12-14
34.

Dragonfly

4.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patient's near death experiences.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Susanna Thompson, Kathy Bates, Jacob Smith, Robert Bailey Jr., Jay Thomas, Lisa Banes, Matt Craven ..
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Release date: 2002-02-22
35.

Blood Work

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus, Tina Lifford, Paul Rodríguez, Dylan Walsh, Mason Lucero, Gerry Becker, Rick Hoffman ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2002-08-09
36.

Ghost Ship

4.7
5.5/10 IMDB

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature.

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Desmond Harrington, Ron Eldard, Isaiah Washington, Karl Urban, Emily Browning, Francesca Rettondini, Bob Ruggiero, Jamie Giddens ..
Directed by: Steve Beck
Release date: 2002-10-25
37.

Collateral Damage

4.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas, Cliff Curtis, John Turturro, John Leguizamo, Jane Lynch, Harry Lennix, Lindsay Frost, Tyler Posey ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 2002-02-06
38.

Changing Lanes

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious adversaries. Their means of destroying each other might be different, but their goals, ultimately, will be the same: Each will systematically try to dismantle the other's life in a reckless effort to reclaim something he has lost.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, Matt Malloy, William Hurt, John Benjamin Hickey, Amanda Peet, Michael Pitt ..
Directed by: Roger Michell
Release date: 2002-04-07
39.

Ripley's Game

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. Ripley - ever a student of human nature - initiates a game to turn a mild and innocent local picture framer into a hit man. The artisan, Jonathan Trevanny, who's dying of cancer, has a wife, young son, and little to leave them. If Ripley draws Jonathan into the game, can Ripley maintain control? Does it stop at one killing? What if Ripley develops a conscience?

Starring: John Malkovich, Ray Winstone, Uwe Mansshardt, Hanns Zischler, Paolo Paoloni, Lena Headey, Dougray Scott, Chiara Caselli, Lutz Winde, Emidio La Vella ..
Directed by: Liliana Cavani
Release date: 2002-09-02
40.

The Tuxedo

4.6
5.4/10 IMDB

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, Peter Stormare, Mia Cottet, Romany Malco, Daniel Kash, Jody Racicot ..
Directed by: Kevin Donovan
Release date: 2002-09-27
41.

Big Trouble

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, "Big Trouble."

Starring: Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Patrick Warburton, Ben Foster, Zooey Deschanel, Stanley Tucci, Tom Sizemore, Johnny Knoxville, Dennis Farina, Jack Kehler ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 2002-04-05
42.

High Crimes

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney defends him in a military court.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Bruce Davison, Tom Bower, Juan Carlos Hernández, Michael Gaston, Jude Ciccolella ..
Directed by: Carl Franklin
Release date: 2002-04-05
43.

Undisputed

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten years in Sweetwater. WHen these two giants collide in the same prison, they fight against each other disputing who is the real champion.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda, Ken Medlock, Wes Studi, Fisher Stevens, Dayton Callie, Amy Aquino ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 2002-07-17
44.

Murder by Numbers

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Agnes Bruckner, Chris Penn, R. D. Call, Tom Verica, Janni Brenn, John Vickery ..
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Release date: 2002-04-19
45.

Femme Fatale

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Rie Rasmussen, Gregg Henry, Ériq Ebouaney, Edouard Montoute, Thierry Frémont, Jo Prestia, Fiona Curzon ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 2002-04-30
46.

Trapped

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Colleen Camp, Steve Rankin, Garry Chalk, Jodie Markell ..
Directed by: Luis Mandoki
Release date: 2002-09-20
47.

Cube 2: Hypercube

4.5
5.5/10 IMDB

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, Barbara Gordon, Lindsey Connell, Greer Kent, Bruce Gray, Philip Akin ..
Directed by: Andrzej Sekula
Release date: 2002-04-15
48.

Death to Smoochy

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the affections of a network executive - Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart.

Starring: Robin Williams, Catherine Keener, Edward Norton, Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart, Pam Ferris, Danny Woodburn, Michael Rispoli, Harvey Fierstein, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Danny DeVito
Release date: 2002-03-28
49.

Below

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine USS Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fears that lurk just below the surface of the ocean.

Starring: Matthew Davis, Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Zach Galifianakis, Scott Foley, Holt McCallany, Nick Chinlund, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Howard, Christopher Fairbank ..
Directed by: David Twohy
Release date: 2002-08-11
50.

Enough

4.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden possessive dark side, a controlling and abusive alter ego that can turn trust, love and tranquility into terror. Terrified for her child's safety, Slim flees with her daughter. Relentless in his pursuit and enlisting the aid of lethal henchmen, Mitch continually stalks the prey that was once his family.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Juliette Lewis, Dan Futterman, Fred Ward, Bill Cobbs, Jeff Kober, Bruce A. Young, Tessa Allen, Christopher Maher ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 2002-05-21

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