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Movies released in 2002

  • City of God

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

  • The Ring

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

  • Bowling for Columbine

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed.

  • Equilibrium

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    8

    I have watched this movie four times, the latest being on .

    Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins.

  • He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. We see her attempts to make him leave his pregnant wife, but he does not appear for meetings or finally the booked journey to Florence. Then the movie is turned back to the beginning, and the view changes: We are now following the view of the doctor instead of Angeliques. And things look quite different now…

  • 28 Days Later…

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

  • Panic Room

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room.

    Read the review of Panic Room

  • Catch Me If You Can

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

  • Adaptation.

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less talented twin brother for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere.

  • The Pianist

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

  • 25th Hour

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan (Norton) reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

  • Signs

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

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

  • The Eye

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner.

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    In Seoul, Ryu, a deaf worker has a sister who needs a kidney transplant. He tries to donate his own kidney to his sister, but his blood type is not compatible with hers. When Ryu is fired from Ilshin Electronics, he meets illegal dealers of organs, and the criminals propose that he give them his kidney plus ten millions Won to obtain a kidney suitable for his sister. Ryu accepts the trade, but he does not have money to pay for the surgery. His anarchist revolutionary girlfriend Cha Young-mi convinces him to kidnap Yossun, the daughter of his former employer Park, who owns Ilshin Electronics. However, a tragedy happens, generating revenge and a series of acts of violence.

  • About a Boy

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Twelve year old Marcus Brewer lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona Brewer. Both Fiona and Marcus beat to their own respective drummers. Marcus will do whatever he can to make his depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief. As such, he realizes that he is perceived as different than most kids, as even the self-professed weird kids don’t want to hang out with him as he is the target of bullying. Part of the taunts against him are the fact that he sings and speaks to himself without even realizing that he is doing it. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song written by his deceased father, and as such has never had to work a day in his life. He is a solitary man who places himself as the first and only priority in life. He comes across the idea that dating single moms meets his selfish carnal needs. It is in this capacity that Will meets Marcus, as one of Will’s single mother …

  • In America

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Following the tragic death of their two-year-old son Frankie, Irish couple Johnny and Sarah Sullivan and their remaining two offspring, 10 year old Christy Sullivan and 5 year old Ariel Sullivan, emigrate illegally to the United States via Canada with little in their pockets. Their final destination is Manhattan where Johnny hopes to work as a stage actor. They move into a unit in a run town tenement housed primarily with drug addicts, transvestites and one tenant coined “the man who screams”. They do whatever they can to eke out a supportive family environment in this difficult situation, the support which ultimately extends to those around them, most specifically “the screamer” who turns out to be an African-American artist named Mateo with AIDS. But the memory of Frankie hangs over the family in good and bad ways, especially as Sarah learns she’s pregnant. Christy, who records their life’s goings-on with her beloved camcorder, believes that the angel of Frankie has granted her …

  • Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Neal Oliver is a young artist, but his father doesn’t like his choice and wants him to go to Oxford. Everything changes after Neal’s meeting with O.W.Grant, who grants exactly one wish per person, as his name suggests. Neal wishes for answers, and so he must travel to the nonexistent Danver by the nonexistent Interstate 60. In this trip he hopes to find the girl of his dreams, following the trail of her photos on the advertising stands along the route. Many encounters await him ahead. Will he receive what he asked for?

  • Dirty Pretty Things

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Okwe, a kind-hearted Nigerian doctor, and Senay, a Turkish chambermaid, work at the same West London hotel. The hotel is run by Senor Sneaky and is the sort of place where dirty business like drug dealing and prostitution takes place. However, when Okwe finds a human heart in one of the toilets, he uncovers something far more sinister than just a common crime.

  • Far from Heaven

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank kissing another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond - a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Despite Cathy and Frank's struggle to keep their marriage afloat, the reality of his homosexuality and her feelings for Raymond open a painful, if more honest, chapter in their lives.

  • Minority Report

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

  • Insomnia

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    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.

  • The Bourne Identity

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and without memory, then races to elude assassins and recover from amnesia.

  • About Schmidt

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Warren Schmidt is a man in his 60’s. While trying to run his daughter’s life, he realizes that he wasted his.

  • Gangs of New York

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father’s killer.

  • The Rules of Attraction

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

  • Narc

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Blade II

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires.

  • The Transporter

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods — human or otherwise — from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names — Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He's been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful…

  • The Sum of All Fears

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia’s newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

  • Cypher

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Solaris

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

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

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  • Below

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.

  • The Good Girl

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

  • Rabbit-Proof Fence

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

  • Love Liza

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel (Philip Seymour Hoffman) turns to gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law (Kathy Bates).

  • Spun

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice’s creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow).

  • The Dark

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

  • Heaven

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • My Little Eye

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras. Each has their reason for wanting to be there - fame, money, adventure. The prize - $1 million. The rules - if one person leaves, everyone loses.

  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

  • The Cat Returns

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

  • Dog Soldiers

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

  • Mr Deeds

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

  • Changing Lanes

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of what happens one day in New York when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud…

  • Showtime

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    LAPD Detective Sergeant Mitch Preston cares only about doing his job and nailing crooks. LAPD Patrol Officer Trey Sellars joined the force as a day job until his acting career took off. During an undercover drug buy Mitch was working that Trey botched by calling in for backup and drawing media attention, Mitch’s partner is shot with a very exotic 12-gauge automatic weapon; Mitch then shoots the video camera out of the hands of a reporter filming the action when the cameraman refused to shut it down. Faced with a $10 million lawsuit, the department agrees to let producer Chase Renzi film Mitch’s investigation for a new reality TV show, and constantly tries to make everything more “viewer friendly” by changing everything about Mitch’s life to fit the stereotypical view of police officers — and partners him with Trey.

  • Laurel Canyon

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother’s house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

  • Whale Rider

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

  • 11'09''01 - September 11

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

  • Igby Goes Down

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young man’s peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

  • H

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He confesses to committing a series of particularly horrifying murders of exclusively female victims. He is imprisoned, awaiting the death sentence for his crimes. Yet the killings do not stop. They continue with all the same characteristics trademarks of the Shin-Hyun serial killings. The case is re-opened when two more bodies are discovered.

  • Dark Water

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

  • The Mothman Prophecies

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

  • Bubbahotep

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.

  • Reign of Fire

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting fire to everything, establishing dominance over the planet.

  • Resident Evil

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

  • Cabin Fever

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

  • Scooby-Doo

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

  • Cube 2: Hypercube

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Eight strangers find themselves waking up in a strange cube-shaped room with no recollection of how they came to be there. Soon discovering that they're in a strange fourth dimension where our laws of physics don't apply, they have to unravel the secrets of the "hypercube" in order to survive…

  • Collateral Damage

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia.

  • Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Harbour and his suicidal brother Wilbur inherit their father’s used bookstore in their native Glasgow. Their lives become entangled with Alice and her daughter Mary after the two women visit the shop. Idealistic young Mary captures Wilbur’s heart, and just may help save his life — or help him find peace.

  • Secretary

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

  • Russian Ark

    3

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An unseen man regains consciousness, not knowing who or where he is. No one seems to be able to see him, except the mysterious man dressed in black. He eventually learns through their discussions that this man is a 19th century French aristocrat, who he coins the "European". This turn of events is unusual as the unseen man has a knowledge of the present day. The two quickly learn that they are in the Winter Palace of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the European who has a comprehensive knowledge of Russian history to his time. As the two travel through the palace and its grounds, they interact with people from various eras of Russian history, either through events that have happened at the palace or through the viewing of artifacts housed in the museum. Ultimately, the unseen man's desired journey is to move forward, with or without his European companion.

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My name is Trevor Morris & I am a movie-loving, mountain bike-riding web developer from the UK. Currently, freelancing at Surface.