Title Screen Film Genre(s), Title, Year, (Country), Length, Director, Description
Adaptation (2002), 114 minutes, D: Spike Jonze
Bowling for Columbine (2002), 123 minutes, D: Michael Moore
Chicago (2002, US/Can.), 113 minutes, D: Rob Marshall
City of God (2002, Braz./Fr./US) (aka Cidade De Deus), 131 minutes, D: Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund
Far From Heaven (2002, US/Fr.), 107 minutes, D: Todd Haynes
Femme Fatale (2002), 110 minutes, D: Brian de Palma
Frida (2002), 120 minutes, D: Julie Taymor
Gangs of New York (2002, US/Germ./It./UK/Netherl.), 168 minutes, D: Martin Scorsese
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002, US/UK), 161 minutes, D: Chris Columbus
See Harry Potter series.
Ice Age (2002), 85 minutes, D: Chris Wedge
Irreversible (2002, Fr.), 97 minutes, D: Gaspar Noe
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, US/NZ), 179 minutes, D: Peter Jackson
See The Lord of the Rings series.
Peter Jackson's monumental, big-budget action/adventure epic (all three films) was a dazzling synthesis of many fantastical elements from J.R.R. Tolkein's masterwork about Middle-Earth: an heroic quest, good vs. evil, war stories, sci-fi creatures (dwarves, elves, goblins, orcs, etc.) and ancient wonders. Multiple story lines and epic battles were interwoven together in a story of friendship, loyalty, honor and courage. The quest was specifically to destroy a powerful artifact known as the One Ring, created by the Dark Lord Sauron (the eponymous "Lord of the Rings"), in order to end Sauron's lordship over the Elves and Middle Earth. A series of awe-inspiring battles culminated with the defeat of Sauron, an end to corrupted Wizard Saruman the White (Christopher Lee), and the destruction of the Ring. Innovative motion capture created the unforgettable creature of Gollum (Andy Serkis) (once a good hobbit named Sméagol), who served as the wretched guide to young hobbits Frodo (Elijah Wood) and friend Sam (Sean Astin) during their mission - to return the Ring to Mordor and destroy it in Mount Doom's molten lava.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), 95 minutes, D: Joel Zwick
The Pianist (2002, UK/Fr./Germ./Neth./Pol.), 148 minutes, D: Roman Polanski
Punch-Drunk Love (2002), 95 minutes, D: Paul Thomas Anderson
The Ring (2002), 105 minutes, D: Gore Verbinski
Russian Ark (2002, Russia/Germ.) (aka Russkij Kovcheg), 96 minutes, D: Aleksandr Sokurov
Secretary (2002), 111 minutes, D: Steven Shainberg
Signs (2002), 106 minutes, D: M. Night Shyamalan
Solaris (2002), 99 minutes, D: Steven Soderbergh
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), 143 minutes, D: George Lucas
See Star Wars series.
Talk to Her (2002, Sp./Fr.) (aka Hable Con Ella), 101 minutes, D: Pedro Almodovar
28 Days Later... (2002, UK), 99 minutes, D: Danny Boyle
Unfaithful (2002), 124 minutes, D: Adrian Lyne
Whale Rider (2002, NZ), 101 minutes, D: Niki Caro