2002 Top Ten List

  • 25th Hour (Spike Lee)
  • Gerry (Gus Van Sant)
  • Hero (Zhang Yimou)
  • Adaptation. (Spike Jonze)
  • An Amazing Couple (Lucas Belvaux)
  • Spider-Man (Sam Raimi)
  • 8 Women (François Ozon)
  • Irreversible (Gaspar Noé)
  • Daughter From Danang (Gail Dolgin & Vicente Franco)
  • Bus 174 (José Padilha)
  • Additional 2002 Films By Rating

  • Distant (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  • On the Run (Lucas Belvaux)
  • Raising Victor Vargas (Peter Sollett)
  • Turning Gate (Hong Sang-soo)
  • An Injury to One (Travis Wilkerson)
  • Charlotte Sometimes (Eric Byler)
  • Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes)
  • In My Skin (Marina de Van)
  • Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (Guy Maddin)
  • Panic Room (David Fincher)
  • The Secret Lives of Dentists (Alan Rudolph)
  • Blue Gate Crossing (Yee Chih-yen)
  • The Good Thief (Neil Jordan)
  • Sweet Sixteen (Ken Loach)
  • Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay)
  • Roger Dodger (Dylan Kidd)
  • demonlover (Olivier Assayas)
  • Heaven (Tom Tykwer)
  • Full Frontal (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • Respiro (Emanuele Crialese)
  • Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak)
  • The Twilight Samurai (Yoji Yamada)
  • 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom)
  • Love & Diane (Jennifer Dworkin)
  • Cypher (Vincenzo Natali)
  • Divine Intervention (Elia Suleiman)
  • Friday Night (Claire Denis)
  • Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
  • City of God (Fernando Meirelles)
  • Bungalow (Ulrich Köhler)
  • The Son (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  • Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore)
  • Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar)
  • Stevie (Steve James)
  • Derrida (Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering Kofman)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
  • Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
  • Cinemania (Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak)
  • Welcome to Collinwood (Anthony & Joe Russo)
  • Spellbound (Jeffrey Blitz)
  • Possession (Neil LaBute)
  • Lost in La Mancha (Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe)
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture (Brett Morgen & Nanette Burstein)
  • Solaris (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Sunshine State (John Sayles)
  • The Ring (Gore Verbinski)
  • Insomnia (Christopher Nolan)
  • A Red Bear (Israel Adrián Caetano)
  • Funny Ha Ha (Andrew Bujalski)
  • All or Nothing (Mike Leigh)
  • Catch Me if You Can (Steven Spielberg)
  • The Three Marias (Aluizio Abranches)
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (Sam Jones)
  • The Slaughter Rule (Andrew & Alex Smith)
  • The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman)
  • Angel on the Right (Djamshed Usmonov)
  • Mondays in the Sun Fernando León de Aranoa)
  • Marie-Jo and Her 2 Loves (Robert Guédiguian)
  • Stone Reader (Mark Moskowitz)
  • Safe Conduct (Bertrand Tavernier)
  • Cremaster 3 (Matthew Barney)
  • Black Tape: A Tehran Diary (Fariborz Kamkari)
  • Undisputed (Walter Hill)
  • The Cuckoo (Alexander Rogozhkin)
  • Resurrection of the Little Match Girl (Jang Sun-woo)
  • Teenage Caveman (Larry Clark)
  • The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismäki)
  • About a Boy (Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz)
  • Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (Shane Meadows)
  • The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Eugene Jarecki)
  • Lilo & Stitch (Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois)
  • Guardian of the Frontier (Maja Weiss)
  • Jackass the Movie (Jeff Tremaine)
  • Road Movie (Kim In-sik)
  • Marooned in Iraq (Bahman Ghobadi)
  • Happy Here and Now (Michael Almereyda)
  • Ten Minutes Older — The Trumpet (Various)
  • Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese)
  • Try Seventeen (Jeffrey Porter)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus)
  • Oasis (Lee Chang-dong)
  • The Idol (Samantha Lang)
  • In America (Jim Sheridan)
  • Jim Brown: All American (Spike Lee)
  • Open Hearts (Susanne Bier)
  • Undercover Brother (Malcolm D. Lee)
  • The Sweatbox (John-Paul Davidson & Trudie Styler)
  • Blind Spot — Hitler's Secretary (André Heller & Othmar Schmiderer)
  • Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Narc (Joe Carnahan)
  • Better Luck Tomorrow (Justin Lin)
  • Die Another Day (Lee Tamahori)
  • The Housekeeper (Claude Berri)
  • Ararat (Atom Egoyan)
  • Secret Things (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
  • After the Life (Lucas Belvaux)
  • Chicago (Rob Marshall)
  • Yossi & Jagger (Eytan Fox)
  • Russian Ark (Alexander Sokurov)
  • Bloody Sunday (Paul Greengrass)
  • Suddenly (Diego Lerman)
  • On_Line (Jed Weintrob)
  • A Peck on the Cheek (Mani Ratnam)
  • The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (Peter Care)
  • Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma)
  • The Eye (Pang Brothers)
  • From the Other Side (Chantal Akerman)
  • Carnage (Delphine Gleize)
  • 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle)
  • About Schmidt (Alexander Payne)
  • The Magdalene Sisters (Peter Mullan)
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce)
  • Amen. (Costa-Gavras)
  • Broken Wings (Nir Bergman)
  • Biggie and Tupac (Nick Broomfield)
  • Assassination Tango (Robert Duvall)
  • A Snake of June (Shinya Tsukamoto)
  • Only the Strong Survive (Chris Hegedus & D A Pennebaker)
  • Kedma (Amos Gitai)
  • Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (Lone Scherfig)
  • City by the Sea (Michael Caton-Jones)
  • Orange County (Jake Kasdan)
  • K-19: The Widowmaker (Kathryn Bigelow)
  • Dix-sept fois Cécile Cassard (Christophe Honoré)
  • Cabin Fever (Eli Roth)
  • Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears)
  • Unfaithful (Adrian Lyne)
  • The Day I Will Never Forget (Kim Longinotto)
  • Signs (M. Night Shyamalan)
  • One Hour Photo (Mark Romanek)
  • Cry Woman (Liu Bingjian)
  • Murder by Numbers (Barbet Schroeder)
  • Dark Blue (Ron Shelton)
  • Personal Velocity (Rebecca Miller)
  • Flower & Garnet (Keith Behrman)
  • Secretary (Steven Shainberg)
  • Ken Park (Larry Clark & Ed Lachman)
  • Blue Car (Karen Moncrieff)
  • Love in the Time of Money (Peter Mattei)
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney)
  • *Corpus Callosum (Michael Snow)
  • The Dancer Upstairs (John Malkovich)
  • Bemani (Dariush Mehrjui)
  • Lilya 4-ever (Lukas Moodysson)
  • Phone Booth (Joel Schumacher)
  • Spun (Jonas Akerlund)
  • Hollywood Ending (Woody Allen)
  • 8 Mile (Curtis Hanson)
  • My Mother's Smile (Marco Bellocchio)
  • Eight Legged Freaks (Ellory Elkayem)
  • Man on the Train (Patrice Leconte)
  • S1m0ne (Andrew Niccol)
  • The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
  • Sister Helen (Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman)
  • State of the Nation (Various)
  • Dark Water (Hideo Nakata)
  • Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Takashi Miike)
  • Adolphe (Benoît Jacquot)
  • To Be and to Have (Nicolas Philibert)
  • Changing Lanes (Roger Michell)
  • The Coast Guard (Kim Ki-duk)
  • 10 (Abbas Kiarostami)
  • Blood Work (Clint Eastwood)
  • The Nugget (Bill Bennett)
  • The Rules of Attraction (Roger Avary)
  • Ice Age (Chris Wedge)
  • The Hours (Stephen Daldry)
  • A Loving Father (Jacob Berger)
  • Tadpole (Gary Winick)
  • Sex Is Comedy (Catherine Breillat)
  • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (Laetitia Colombani)
  • Springtime in a Small Town (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
  • I'm the Father (Dani Levy)
  • Auto Focus (Paul Schrader)
  • Unknown Pleasures (Jia ZhangKe)
  • Monday Morning (Otar Iosseliani)
  • The Adversary (Nicole Garcia)
  • The Hard Word (Scott Roberts)
  • The Quiet American (Phillip Noyce)
  • Seaside (Julie Lopes Curval)
  • The Truth About Charlie (Jonathan Demme)
  • Returner (Takashi Yamazaki)
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Dai Sijie)
  • Resurrection (Akihiko Shiota)
  • High Crimes (Carl Franklin)
  • Bubba Ho-tep (Don Coscarelli)
  • Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (George Lucas)
  • Wrecked on Road 17 (Luc Moullet)
  • Dolls (Takeshi Kitano)
  • DOA: Final (Takashi Miike)
  • Pipe Dream (John C. Walsh)
  • Blue Crush (John Stockwell)
  • Marathon (Amir Naderi)
  • El Bonaerense (Pablo Trapero)
  • The Uncertainty Principle (Manoel de Oliveira)
  • Death to Smoochy (Danny DeVito)
  • L'Auberge espagnole (Cédric Klapisch)
  • Ted Bundy (Matthew Bright)
  • The Last Letter (Frederick Wiseman)
  • Spider (David Cronenberg)
  • September 11 (Various)
  • Chi-hwa-seon: Painted Fire (Im Kwon Taek)
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Chan wook Park)
  • Virgin of Lust (Arturo Ripstein)
  • In This World (Michael Winterbottom)
  • Windtalkers (John Woo)
  • The Good Girl (Miguel Arteta)
  • The Embalmer (Matteo Garrone)
  • Novo (Jean-Pierre Limosin)
  • Waiting for Happiness (Abderrahmane Sissako)
  • Ten Minutes Older — The Cello (Various)
  • AKA (Duncan Roy)
  • Japón (Carlos Reygadas C.)
  • Bear's Kiss (Sergei Bodrov)
  • Bad Company (Joel Schumacher)
  • We Were Soldiers (Randall Wallace)
  • Igby Goes Down (Burr Steers)
  • Blackwoods (Uwe Boll)
  • Rollerball (John McTiernan)
  • Dragonfly (Tom Shadyac)
  • Snow Dogs (Brian Levant)