2002 in film

The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. Several sequels were released, such as The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Blade II, Analyze That, Men in Black II, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, Stuart Little 2, the third Austin Powers installment Austin Powers in Goldmember as well as the 10th installments of Star Trek and Jason Star Trek Nemesis and Jason X. Paramount Pictures also celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2002.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
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In television
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Highest-grossing films

Highest-grossing films of 2002[1]
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line $926,047,111
2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros. $879,979,634
3 Spider-Man Sony $821,708,551
4 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox $649,398,328
5 Men in Black II Sony $441,818,803
6 Die Another Day Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $431,971,116
7 Signs Disney $408,247,917
8 Ice Age 20th Century Fox $383,257,136
9 My Big Fat Greek Wedding IFC Films $368,744,044
10 Minority Report 20th Century Fox $358,372,926

2002 was the first year to see three films cross the eight-hundred-million-dollar milestone, surpassing the previous year's record of two eight-hundred-million-dollar films. It also surpasses the previous years record of having the most ticket sales in a single year (fueled by the success of various sequels and the first Spider-Man movie)

Events

  • March 1 – Paramount Pictures unveils a new opening logo after 16 years of the previous one. The official logo was used from 2002 until December 21, 2011, and featured a temporary 90th Anniversary byline from March 1 to December 27. The logo was slightly changed in 2006 after the CBS/Viacom split and used until late 2011.
  • May – The Pianist directed by Roman Polanski wins the "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • May 3–5 – Spider-Man is the first film to make $100+ million during its opening weekend in the US unadjusted to inflation.
  • May 16 – Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones opens in theaters. Although a huge success, it was the first Star Wars film not to be the highest-grossing of the year.
  • Amélie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet wins the 2002 César Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Music, and Best Art Direction. Amélie also became the highest-grossing French-language film in the United States ever.
  • Another French-language film Brotherhood of the Wolf also became the second-highest-grossing French-language film in the United States in the last two decades.

Awards

Category/Organization8th Critics' Choice Awards
January 17, 2003
60th Golden Globe Awards
January 19, 2003
56th BAFTA Awards
February 23, 2003
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards75th Academy Awards
March 23, 2003
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best FilmChicagoThe HoursChicagoThe PianistChicago
Best DirectorSteven Spielberg
Catch Me If You Can and Minority Report
Martin Scorsese
Gangs of New York
Roman Polanski
The Pianist
Rob Marshall
Chicago
Roman Polanski
The Pianist
Best ActorJack Nicholson
About Schmidt
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
Jack Nicholson
About Schmidt
Richard Gere
Chicago
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
Adrien Brody
The Pianist
Best ActressJulianne Moore
Far from Heaven
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Renée Zellweger
Chicago
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Renée Zellweger
Chicago
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Best Supporting ActorChris Cooper
Adaptation.
Christopher Walken
Catch Me If You Can
Chris Cooper
Adaptation.
Best Supporting ActressCatherine Zeta-Jones
Chicago
Meryl Streep
Adaptation.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Chicago
Best Screenplay, AdaptedAdaptation. and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Charlie Kaufman
About Schmidt
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Adaptation.
Charlie and Donald Kaufman
The Hours
David Hare
The Pianist
Ronald Harwood
Best Screenplay, OriginalTalk to Her
Pedro Almodóvar
Bowling for Columbine
Michael Moore
Talk to Her
Pedro Almodóvar
Best ScoreCatch Me If You Can
John Williams
Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
The Hours
Philip Glass
N/AFrida
Elliot Goldenthal
Best Foreign Language FilmY Tu Mamá TambiénTalk to HerN/ANowhere in Africa
Best Animated FilmSpirited AwayN/AN/AN/AN/ASpirited Away

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, Poland

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Magdalene Sisters, directed by Peter Mullan, U.K. / Ireland

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Japan
Bloody Sunday, directed by Paul Greengrass, U.K. / Ireland

2002 wide-release films

January–March

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4 ImpostorMiramax FilmsGary Fleder (director); Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger, David Twohy (screenplay); Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mekhi PhiferSci-FiLive Action
11 Orange CountyParamount Pictures / MTV FilmsJake Kasdan (director); Mike White (screenplay); Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Catherine O'Hara, Schuyler Fisk, John Lithgow, Lily TomlinComedyLive Action
18 Snow DogsWalt Disney Pictures / The Kerner Entertainment CompanyBrian Levant (director); Jim Kouf, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg, Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin (screenplay); Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Sisqó, Nichelle Nichols, Graham GreeneAdventure, Comedy, FamilyLive Action
25 The Count of Monte CristoTouchstone Pictures / Spyglass EntertainmentKevin Reynolds (director); Jay Wolpert (screenplay); James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Dagmara Dominczyk, Richard Harris, Luis GuzmanAdventure, PeriodLive Action
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist20th Century FoxSteve Oedekerk (director/screenplay); Steve Oedekerk, Jimmy Wang Yu, Jennifer TungComedyLive Action
The Mothman PropheciesScreen Gems / Lakeshore EntertainmentMark Pellington (director); Richard Hatem (screenplay); Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney, Alan BatesHorror, ThrillerLive Action
A Walk to RememberWarner Bros. Pictures / Pandora CinemaAdam Shankman (director); Karen Janszen (screenplay); Shane West, Mandy MooreRomanceLive Action
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1 RaazTips Music FilmsPravin Bhatt (director); Vikram Bhatt (screenplay); Bipasha Basu, Mona Ghosh Shetty, Dino Morea, Malini Sharma, Namrata Sawhney, Ashutosh Rana, Mink Brar, Mona Singh, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Ali Asgar, Pratima Kazmi, Shruti Ulfat, Anang Desai, Murli SharmaDrama, Horror, MusicalLive Action
SlackersScreen GemsDewey Nicks (director); David H. Steinberg (screenplay); Jason Schwartzman, Devon Sawa, Jason Segel, Mike Maronna, Jaime King, Laura PreponRomance, ComedyLive Action
8 Big Fat LiarUniversal PicturesShawn Levy (director); Dan Schneider (screenplay); Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer, Donald FaisonComedyLive Action
Collateral DamageWarner Bros. Pictures / Bel-Air EntertainmentAndrew Davis (director); David Griffiths, Ronald Roose (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo, John TurturroActionLive Action
RollerballMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Mosaic Media GroupJohn McTiernan (director); Larry Ferguson, John Pogue (screenplay); Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn, Naveen AndrewsSci-Fi, SportsLive Action
15 CrossroadsParamount Pictures / Zomba Films / MTV FilmsTamra Davis (director); Shonda Rhimes (screenplay); Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Kim Cattrall, Dan AykroydComedy, DramaLive Action
Hart's WarMetro-Goldwyn-MayerGregory Hoblit (director); Billy Ray, Terry George (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Cole Hauser, Marcel IureşDramaLive Action
John Q.New Line CinemaNick Cassavetes (director); James Kearns (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Kimberly Elise, Ray Liotta, Eddie GriffinDramaLive Action
Return to Never LandWalt Disney PicturesRobin Budd, Donovan Cook (director); Temple Mathews (screenplay); Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie, Roger Rees, Spencer Breslin, Bradley Pierce, Jim Cummings, Clive Revill, Dan CastellanetaFantasy, Adventure, FamilyAnimation
Super TroopersFox Searchlight PicturesJay Chandrasekhar (director); Broken Lizard (screenplay); Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Brian Cox, Marisa CoughlanComedyLive Action
22 Big Bad Love IFC FilmsArliss Howard (director/screenplay); Jim Howard, Larry Brown (screenplay); Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, Paul Le Mat, Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson, Michael ParksDramaLive action
DragonflyUniversal Pictures / Spyglass EntertainmentTom Shadyac (director); Brandon Camp, Mike Thompson, David Seltzer (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Linda Hunt, Kathy BatesDramaLive Action
Queen of the DamnedWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesMichael Rymer (director); Scott Abbott, Michael Petroni (screenplay); Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Paul McGann, Vincent Pérez, Lena OlinHorrorLive Action
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1 40 Days and 40 NightsMiramax Films / Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title FilmsMichael Lehmann (director); Robert Perez (screenplay); Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Paulo Costanzo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Vinessa Shaw, Keegan Connor TracyRomance, ComedyLive Action
We Were SoldiersParamount Pictures / Icon ProductionsRandall Wallace (director/screenplay); Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, Barry PepperAction, DramaLive Action
8 All About the BenjaminsNew Line Cinema / Cube VisionKevin Bray (director); Ice Cube, Ronald Lang (screenplay); Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Eva Mendes, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin, Valarie Rae Miller, Roger Guenveur Smith, Anthony Michael Hall, Lil' Bow WowAction, ComedyLive Action
The Time MachineDreamWorks / Warner Bros. PicturesSimon Wells (director); John Logan (screenplay); Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, Phyllida Law, Alan Young, Orlando Jones, Jeremy IronsSci-Fi, AdventureLive Action
13 Kissing Jessica SteinFox Searchlight PicturesCharles Herman-Wurmfeld (director); Heather Juergensen, Jennifer Westfeldt (screenplay); Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Scott Cohen, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah FeldshuhRomance, ComedyLive action
15 Harrison's Flowers Universal Pictures / Lionsgate / StudioCanalElie Chouraqui (director/screenplay); Didier Le Pecheur, Isabel Ellsen (screenplay); Andie MacDowell, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson, Adrien Brody, David Strathairn, Alun Armstrong, Caroline Goodall, Diane Baker, Quinn Shephard, Marie Trintignant, Gerard ButlerFrenchLive action
Ice Age20th Century Fox / Blue Sky StudiosChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (directors); Michael J. Wilson, Michael Berg, Peter Ackerman (screenplay); Chris Wedge, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Višnjić, Jack Black, Diedrich Bader, Cedric the Entertainer, Stephen RootAdventure, Comedy, Drama, FamilyAnimation
Resident EvilScreen GemsPaul W. S. Anderson (director/screenplay); Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin SalmonAction, HorrorLive Action
ShowtimeWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesTom Dey (director); Jorge Saralegui, Keith Sharon (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, William ShatnerAction, ComedyLive Action
22 Ali G IndahouseUniversal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title FilmsMark Mylod (director); Sacha Baron Cohen, Dan Mazer (screenplay); Sacha Baron Cohen, Martin Freeman, Michael GambonComedyLive Action
Blade IINew Line Cinema / Marvel EntertainmentGuillermo del Toro (director); David S. Goyer (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Luke GossAction, FantasyLive Action
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (re-release)Universal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentSteven Spielberg (director); Melissa Mathison (screenplay); Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace Stone, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, K.C. Martel, Sean Frye, C. Thomas Howell, Erika EleniakSci-FiLive action
Sorority BoysTouchstone PicturesWallace Wolodarsky (director); Joe Jarvis, Greg Coolidge (screenplay); Barry Watson, Michael Rosenbaum, Harland WilliamsComedyLive Action
29 ClockstoppersParamount Pictures / Nickelodeon MoviesJonathan Frakes (director); Rob Hedden, J. David Stem, David N. Weiss (screenplay); Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés, French Stewart, Michael BiehnSci-Fi, Comedy, Teen, FamilyLive Action
Death to SmoochyWarner Bros. PicturesDanny DeVito (director); Adam Resnick (screenplay); Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Danny DeVito, Catherine Keener, Jon StewartComedyLive Action
IrisMiramax Films / BBC Films / IntermediaRichard Eyre (director/screenplay); Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Hugh BonnevilleBiographical, DramaLive Action
No Such ThingUnited ArtistsHal Hartley (director); Sarah Polley, Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, Robert John BurkeFantasy, DramaLive Action
Panic RoomColumbia PicturesDavid Fincher (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakam, Patrick BauchauThrillerLive Action
The RookieWalt Disney PicturesJohn Lee Hancock (director); Mike Rich (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Brian CoxSports, Drama, FamilyLive Action

April–June

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5 Big TroubleTouchstone PicturesBarry Sonnenfeld (director); Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone (screenplay); Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Tom Sizemore, Johnny KnoxvilleComedyLive Action
High Crimes20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesCarl Franklin (director); Yuri Zeltser, Grace Cary Bickley (screenplay); Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, James Caviezel, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Bruce Davison, Tom BowerThrillerLive Action
Van WilderArtisan EntertainmentWalt Becker (director); Brent Goldberg, David T. Wagner (screenplay); Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Kal PennComedyLive Action
12 The Cat's MeowLionsgatePeter Bogdanovich (director); Steven Peros (screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, Edward Herrmann, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley, Jennifer TillyHistorical, DramaLive action
Changing LanesParamount PicturesRoger Michell (director); Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin (screenplay); Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, William Hurt, Amanda PeetDrama, ThrillerLive Action
FrailtyLions Gate FilmsBill Paxton (director); Brent Hanley (screenplay); Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary, Jeremy SumpterHorror, ThrillerLive Action
The Sweetest ThingColumbia PicturesRoger Kumble (director); Nancy Pimental (screenplay); Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Thomas Jane, Jason Bateman, Parker PoseyRomance, ComedyLive Action
19 Murder by NumbersWarner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock EntertainmentBarbet Schroeder (director); Tony Gayton (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael PittThrillerLive Action
My Big Fat Greek WeddingIFC Films / Gold Circle Films / PlaytoneJoel Zwick (director); Nia Vardalos (screenplay); Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Ian GomezRomance, ComedyLive Action
The Scorpion KingUniversal Pictures / Alphaville FilmsChuck Russell (director); Stephen Sommers, William Osborne, David Hayter (screenplay); Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Kelly Hu, Bernard Hill, Grant Heslov, Peter Facinelli, Ralf MöllerActionLive Action
26 Jason XNew Line CinemaJames Isaac (director)HorrorLive-action
Life or Something Like It20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesStephen Herek (director); John Scott Shepherd, Dana Stevens (screenplay); Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Stockard Channing, Christian Kane, Tony ShalhoubComedy, DramaLive Action
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3 Deuces WildMetro-Goldwyn-MayerScott Kalvert (director); Paul Kimatian, Christopher Gambale (screenplay); Stephen Dorff, Brad Renfro, Fairuza Balk, Norman Reedus, Max PerlichAction, CrimeLive Action
Hollywood EndingDreamWorksWoody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, George Hamilton, Téa Leoni, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell, Treat Williams, Peter GeretyComedyLive Action
Spider-ManColumbia Pictures / Marvel EnterprisesSam Raimi (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary HarrisAction, Drama, SuperheroLive Action
8 Unfaithful20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesAdrian Lyne (director); Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr. (screenplay); Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per SullivanThriller, DramaLive action
10 The Lady and the DukeSony Pictures ClassicsÉric Rohmer (director); Jean-Claude DreyfusDrama, Period, RomanceLive action
The New GuyColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosEd Decter (director); David Kendall (screenplay); DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Zooey DeschanelComedyLive action
Ultimate X: The MovieTouchstone PicturesBruce Hendricks (director)DocumentaryLive action
16 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones20th Century Fox / LucasfilmGeorge Lucas (director/screenplay); Jonathan Hales (screenplay); Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank OzAction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, RomanceLive action
17 About a BoyUniversal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title FilmsChris Weitz, Paul Weitz (directors/screenplay); Peter Hedges (screenplay); Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon SmallComedy, DramaLive action
24 CQUnited ArtistsRoman Coppola (director); Jeremy Davis, Angela Lindvall, Élodie Bouchez, Gérard Depardieu, Billy ZaneComedy, DramaLive action
EnoughColumbia PicturesMichael Apted (director); Nicholas Kazan (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Juliette Lewis, Dan Futterman, Fred Ward, Tessa AllenDrama, ThrillerLive action
InsomniaWarner Bros. Pictures / Alcon EntertainmentChristopher Nolan (director); Hillary Seitz (screenplay); Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin DonovanDrama, Mystery, ThrillerLive action
Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronDreamWorksKelly Asbury, Lorna Cook (directors); John Fusco (screenplay); Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel StudiAdventure, Drama, FamilyAnimation
31 The Sum of All FearsParamount PicturesPhil Alden Robinson (director); Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne (screenplay); Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Ciarán Hinds, Liev Schreiber, Bridget MoynahanAction, ThrillerLive Action
Undercover BrotherUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentMalcolm D. Lee (director); John Ridley, Michael McCullers (screenplay); Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Dave Chappelle, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Neil Patrick HarrisComedyLive Action
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7 Bad CompanyTouchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer FilmsJoel Schumacher (director); Jason Richman, Michael Browning (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Kerry WashingtonAction, ComedyLive Action
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodWarner Bros. Pictures / Gaylord FilmsCallie Khouri (director); Mark Andrus, Callie Khouri (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, James Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, Maggie Smith, Shirley KnightComedy, DramaLive Action
14 The Bourne IdentityUniversal Pictures / The Kennedy/Marshall CompanyDoug Liman (director); Tony Gilroy, William Blake Herron (screenplay); Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Clive OwenAction, ThrillerLive Action
Scooby-DooWarner Bros. Pictures / Mosaic Media GroupRaja Gosnell (director); James Gunn (screenplay); Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, Matthew Lillard, Neil Fanning, Rowan Atkinson, Isla Fisher, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Sam Greco, Steven Grieves, Holly Brisley, Kristian Schmid, Michala Banas, Scott Innes, J.P. Manoux, Jess Harnell, Frank Welker, Sugar Ray, Pamela Anderson, Nicholas HopeComedy, FamilyLive Action/Animation
WindtalkersMetro-Goldwyn-MayerJohn Woo (director); John Rice, Joe Batteer (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Christian Slater, Adam BeachAction, DramaLive Action
21 Juwanna MannWarner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek ProductionsJesse Vaughan (director); Bradley Allenstein (screenplay); Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Pollak, Tommy Davidson, Kim Wayans, GinuwineSports, Romance, ComedyLive Action
Lilo & StitchWalt Disney PicturesChris Sanders, Dean DeBlois (directors/screenplay); Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving RhamesSci-Fi, Comedy, FamilyAnimation
Minority Report20th Century Fox / DreamWorks / Amblin EntertainmentSteven Spielberg (director); Scott Frank, Jon Cohen (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, Steve Harris, Neal McDonoughSci-Fi, ThrillerLive Action
28 Hey Arnold!: The MovieParamount Pictures / Nickelodeon MoviesTuck Tucker (director); Craig Bartlett, Steve Viksten (screenplay); Spencer Klein, Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille, Paul Sorvino, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Lloyd, Maurice LaMarche, Sam Gifaldi, Christopher P. Walberg, Olivia Hack, Blake McIver Ewing, Anndi McAfee, Justin Shenkarow, Vincent Schiavelli, Kath Soucie, James Keane, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Levin, Steve Viksten, Dom Irrera, Baoan Coleman, Craig Bartlett, Robert Torti, Bobby EdnerComedy, Drama, FamilyAnimation
Mr. DeedsColumbia Pictures / New Line CinemaSteven Brill (director); Tim Herlihy (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher, Jared Harris, Allen Covert, John TurturroComedyLive Action
PumpkinUnited ArtistsAnthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder (director); Christina Ricci, Hank Harris, Brenda BlethynRomance, ComedyLive Action

July–September

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3 Like Mike20th Century FoxJohn Schultz (director); Michael Elliot, Jordan Moffet (screenplay); Bow Wow, Brenda Song, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Crispin Glover, Robert Forster, Eugene LevySports, Comedy, FantasyLive Action
Men in Black IIColumbia Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentBarry Sonnenfeld (director); Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro (screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario DawsonAction, Sci-Fi, ComedyLive Action
The Powerpuff Girls MovieWarner Bros. Pictures / Cartoon Network StudiosCraig McCracken (director/screenplay); Charlie Bean, Lauren Faust, Paul Rudish, Don Shank (screenplay); Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, Elizabeth Daily, Roger L. Jackson, Tom Kane, Tom Kenny, Jennifer HaleAction, Comedy, SuperheroAnimation
12 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision CourseMetro-Goldwyn-MayerJohn Stainton (director); Holly Goldberg Sloan (screenplay); Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Neil Fanning, Magda Szubanski, David Wenham, Lachy Hulme, Aden YoungAdventure, ComedyLive Action
Halloween: ResurrectionDimension FilmsRick Rosenthal (director); Larry Brand, Sean Hood (screenplay); Busta Rhymes, Bianca Kajlich, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Ryan Merriman, Daisy McCrackin, Katee SackhoffHorrorLive Action
Reign of FireTouchstone Pictures / Spyglass EntertainmentRob Bowman (director); Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka, Matt Greenberg (screenplay); Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler, Alice KrigeAction, FantasyLive Action
Road to PerditionDreamWorks / 20th Century FoxSam Mendes (director); David Self (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel CraigCrimeLive Action
17 Eight Legged FreaksWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesEllory Elkayem (director/screenplay); Jesse Alexander (screenplay); David Arquette, Kari Wührer, Scarlett Johansson, Doug E. DougComedyLive Action
19 K-19: The WidowmakerParamount Pictures / Intermedia / National Geographic Feature FilmsKathryn Bigelow (director); Christopher Kyle (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Liam NeesonThrillerLive Action
Stuart Little 2Columbia PicturesRob Minkoff (director); Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Jonathan Lipnicki, James Woods, Steve Zahn, Anna and Ashley Hoelck, Marc John Jefferies, Jim Doughan, Brad Garrett, Amelia Marshall, Maria BamfordAdventure, FamilyLive Action/Animation
The Cat ReturnsToho / Studio GhibliAoi Hiiragi (director); Hiroyuki Morita (screenplay); Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Tetsu Watanabe, Yosuke Saito, Aki Maeda, Tetsurō TambaAdventure, ComedyAnimation
26 Austin Powers in GoldmemberNew Line CinemaJay Roach (director); Mike Myers, Michael McCullers (screenplay); Mike Myers, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael Caine, Seth Green, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Aaron Himelstein, Josh Zuckerman, Eddie Adams, Scott Aukerman, Evan Farmer, Brian Tee, Masi Oka, Clint Howard, Michael McDonald, Donna D'Errico, Fred Stoller, Greg Grunberg, Kinga Philipps, Kevin Stea, Anna-Marie Goddard, Nina Kaczorowski, Nikki Ziering, Ming Tea, Rachel Roberts, Susanna Hoffs, Matthew Sweet, Christopher Ward, Carrie Ann Inaba, Diane Mizota, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr., Kristen Johnston, Neil Mullarkey, Nobu Matsuhisa, Peter TuiasosopoComedy, SpoofLive Action
The Country BearsWalt Disney PicturesPeter Hastings (director); Mark Perez (screenplay); Don Henley, Haley Joel Osment, Diedrich Bader, Queen Latifah, Elton John, Christopher WalkenFamily, ComedyLive Action
Who is Cletis Tout?Paramount Classics / Fireworks PicturesChris Ver Wiel (director); Christian Slater, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Allen, Portia de Rossi, RuPaulAction, ComedyLive Action
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2 Martin Lawrence Live: RunteldatParamount Pictures / MTV Films / Runteldat EntertainmentDavid Raynr (director); Martin Lawrence (screenplay); Martin LawrenceComedyLive Action
The Master of DisguiseColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosPerry Andelin Blake (director); Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg (screenplay); Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, Harold Gould, James Brolin, Brent Spiner, Edie McClurg, Michael Bailey Smith, Austin Wolff, Kenan Thompson, Jay Johnston, Maria Canals Barrera, Mark Devine, Virginia Hawkins, Leland Crooke, Erick Avari, Vincent Castellanos, Bo Derek, Michael Johnson, Jessica Simpson, Jesse VenturaComedyLive Action
SignsTouchstone Pictures / Blinding Edge PicturesM. Night Shyamalan (director/screenplay); Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, M. Night Shyamalan, Patricia Kalember, Ted Sutton, Merritt Wever, Lanny Flaherty, Marion McCorry, Michael Showalter, Clifford David, Kevin PiresMystery, ThrillerLive Action
7 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost DreamsDimension Films / Troublemaker StudiosRobert Rodriguez (director/screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Matt O'Leary, Emily Osment, Steve Buscemi, Mike Judge, Ricardo Montalban, Holland Taylor, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Christopher McDonald, Taylor Momsen, Alan Cumming, Tony Shalhoub, Bill Paxton, Angela LanzaSci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, FamilyLive Action
9 24 Hour Party PeopleUnited ArtistsMichael Winterbottom (director); Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James, Andy Serkis, John SimmComedy, DramaLive Action
Blood WorkWarner Bros. PicturesClint Eastwood (director); Brian Helgeland (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De JesusMystery, ThrillerLive Action
XXXColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosRob Cohen (director); Rich Wilkes (screenplay); Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas, Samuel L. JacksonActionLive Action
16 The Adventures of Pluto NashWarner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow PicturesRon Underwood (director); Ron Underwood (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán, James Rebhorn, Pam Grier, Burt YoungComedyLive Action
The Princess and the PeaSwan ProductionsMark Swan (director); Ken Cromar, Forrest S. Baker (screenplay); Amanda Waving, Steven Webb, Dan Finnerty, Nigel Lambert, Lincoln Hoppe, Ronan VibertFantasyAnimation
Blue CrushUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentJohn Stockwell (director/screenplay); Lizzy Weiss (screenplay); Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake, Mika BooremDramaLive Action
The Kid Stays in the Picture USA FilmsNanette Burstein, Brett Morgen (director/screenplay); Robert EvansBiographyLive action
21 One Hour PhotoFox Searchlight PicturesMark Romanek (director/screenplay); Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith, Gary Cole, Eriq La SalleThrillerLive Action
23 Serving SaraParamount Pictures / Mandalay PicturesReginald Hudlin (director); Jay Scherick, David Ronn (screenplay); Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Bruce Campbell, Vincent Pastore, Cedric the Entertainer, Amy Adams, Terry Crews, Jerry Stiller, Marshall Bell, Joe ViterelliRomance, ComedyLive Action
SimoneNew Line CinemaAndrew Niccol (director/screenplay); Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel RobertsSci-Fi, ComedyLive Action
UndisputedMiramax Films / Millennium FilmsWalter Hill (director/screenplay); David Giler (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda, Wes Studi, Fisher StevensSports, DramaLive Action
30 FeardotComWarner Bros. Pictures / Franchise PicturesWilliam Malone (director); Moshe Diamant, Josephine Coyle (screenplay); Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen ReaHorrorLive Action
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6 City by the SeaWarner Bros. Pictures / Franchise PicturesMichael Caton-Jones (director); Ken Hixon (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku, James FrancoThrillerLive Action
Swimfan20th Century FoxJohn Polson (director); Charles Bohl, Phillip Schneider (screenplay); Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby, Clayne Crawford, Jason Ritter, Dan HedayaRomance, ThrillerLive Action
13 BarbershopMetro-Goldwyn-MayerTim Story (director); Mark Brown, Don D. Scott, Marshall Todd (screenplay); Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Michael Ealy, Troy Garity, Leonard Earl Howze, Keith David, Lahmard Tate, DeRay Davis, Cedric the EntertainerComedyLive Action
Igby Goes DownMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists / Atlantic StreamlineBurr Steers (director); Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Susan SarandonComedy, DramaLive Action
Stealing HarvardColumbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Imagine EntertainmentBruce McCulloch (director); Martin Hynes, Peter Tolan (screenplay); Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, John C. McGinley, Tammy BlanchardCrime, ComedyLive Action
20 Ballistic: Ecks vs. SeverWarner Bros. Pictures / Franchise PicturesWych Kaosayananda (director); Alan B. McElroy (screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Gregg Henry, Ray Park, Talisa SotoActionLive Action
The Banger SistersFox Searchlight PicturesBob Dolman (director/screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey RushComedyLive Action
The Four FeathersParamount Pictures / Miramax FilmsShekhar Kapur (director); Mark Pellington, Bruce Joel Rubin, Greg Brooker, Michael Schiffer, Risa Bramon Garcia, Hossein Amini (screenplay); Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou, Kate HudsonAction, DramaLive Action
Spirited AwayWalt Disney Pictures / Studio GhibliHayo Miyazaki (director/screenplay); Daveigh Chase, David Ogden StiersDrama, Family, FantasyAnimation
TrappedColumbia PicturesLuis Mandoki (director); Greg Iles (screenplay); Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota FanningCrime, ThrillerLive Action
27 Sweet Home AlabamaTouchstone PicturesAndy Tennant (director); C. Jay Cox (screenplay); Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Mary Kay Place, Fred Ward, Ethan Embry, Melanie Lynskey, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jean Smart, Dakota FanningRomance, ComedyLive Action
The TuxedoDreamWorksKevin Donovan (director); Michael J. Wilson, Michael J. Leeson (screenplay); Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason IsaacsAction, ComedyLive Action

October–December

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4 Jonah: A VeggieTales MovieBig Idea Productions / Artisan Entertainment (As F.H.E. Pictures)Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki (directors/screenplay); Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge, Lisa Vischer, Dan Anderson, Shelby Vischer, Kristin Blegen, Jim PooleFamily, Comedy, AdventureAnimation
Moonlight MileTouchstone Pictures / Hyde Park EntertainmentBrad Silberling (director/screenplay); Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Ellen Pompeo, Holly HunterRomantic, DramaLive Action
Red DragonUniversal Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis CompanyBrett Ratner (director); Ted Tally (screenplay); Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour HoffmanThrillerLive Action
11 Bowling for ColumbineMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists / Alliance AtlantisMichael Moore (director); Michael MooreDocumentaryLive Action
Brown SugarFox Searchlight PicturesRick Famuyiwa (director); Michael Elliot, Rick Famuyiwa (screenplay); Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Queen LatifahRomanceLive Action
Knockaround GuysNew Line CinemaBrian Koppelman, David Levien (directors/screenplay); Barry Pepper, Seth Green, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich, Dennis HopperCrimeLive Action
PinocchioMedusa Film S.p.A. / Cecchi Gori Group / Melampo Cinematografica SrlRoberto Benigni (director/screenplay); Vincenzo Cerami (screenplay); Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Carlo Giuffré, Fichi d'India, Kim Rossi Stuart, Giorgio ArianiComedyLive Action
Pokémon 4EverMiramax Films / 4Kids EntertainmentKunihiko Yuyama (director); Veronica Taylor, Ikue Ōtani, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Satomi Kōrogi, Maddie Blaustein, Mika Kanai, Tara Jayne, Roxanne Beck, Kerry Williams, Dan Green, Kayzie Rogers, Russi Taylor, Masahiko Tanaka, Marc Thompson, Stan Hart, Ken GatesFantasy, Action, AnimeAnimation
The Rules of AttractionLions Gate FilmsRoger Avary (director/screenplay); James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, Kip Pardue, Clifton Collins Jr., Kate BosworthComedy, DramaLive Action
The Transporter20th Century FoxLouis Leterrier, Corey Yuen (director); Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Matt Schulze, François BerléandAction, horrorLive Action
Tuck EverlastingWalt Disney Pictures / Scholastic EnterprisesJay Russell (director); Jeffrey Lieber, James V. Hart (screenplay); Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow, Ben Kingsley, Victor GarberRomance, FamilyLive Action
White OleanderWarner Bros. PicturesPeter Kosminsky (director); Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay); Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright Penn, Renée ZellwegerDramaLive Action
18 The 51st StateScreen Gems / Alliance AtlantisRonny Yu (director); Stel Pavlou (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meat LoafAction, ComedyLive Action
AbandonParamount Pictures / Spyglass EntertainmentStephen Gaghan (director/screenplay); Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Whitmere, Fred WardThrillerLive Action
The RingDreamWorksGore Verbinski (director); Kôji Suzuki, Ehren Kruger, Scott Frank (screenplay); Naomi Watts, Daveigh Chase, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian CoxHorror, ThrillerLive Action
25 All or NothingUnited ArtistsMike Leigh (director); Timothy Spall, Lesley ManvilleDramaLive Action
Ghost ShipWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Dark Castle EntertainmentSteve Beck (director); Mark Hanlon, John Pogue (screenplay); Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Desmond Harrington, Isaiah Washington, Ron Eldard, Karl UrbanHorrorLive Action
Jackass: The MovieParamount Pictures / MTV FilmsJeff Tremaine (director); Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Jason "Wee Man" Acuña, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon Dicamillo, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Whitey McConnaughy, Sean Cliver, Loomis Fall, Phil Clapp, Vernon Chatman (screenplay); Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Jason "Wee Man" Acuña, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGheheyDocumentary, ComedyLive Action
The Truth About CharlieUniversal PicturesJonathan Demme (director/screenplay); Steve Schmidt, Peter Joshua, Jessica Bendinger (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Ted Levine, Lisa Gay HamiltonRomance, Comedy, MysteryLive Action
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1 I SpyColumbia PicturesBetty Thomas (director); Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Jay Scherick, David Ronn (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell, Gary ColeComedyLive Action
The Santa Clause 2Walt Disney Pictures / Boxing Cat FilmsMichael Lembeck (director); Don Rhymer, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss (screenplay); Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, Wendy CrewsonFamily, ComedyLive Action
6 Femme FataleWarner Bros. PicturesBrian De Palma (director/screenplay); Rebecca Romijn, Antonio BanderasMysteryLive Action
8 8 MileUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentCurtis Hanson (director); Scott Silver (screenplay); Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi PhiferDrama, MusicalLive Action
15 Half Past DeadScreen Gems / Franchise PicturesDon Michael Paul (director/screenplay); Morris Chestnut, Steven Seagal, Ja Rule, KuruptActionLive Action
Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsWarner Bros. Pictures / Heyday FilmsChris Columbus (director); Steve Kloves (screenplay); Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Kenneth Branagh, Alan Rickman, Jason Isaacs, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Julie Walters, Warwick DavisFantasyLive Action
22 Die Another DayMetro-Goldwyn-MayerLee Tamahori (director); Neal Purvis, Robert Wade (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Rosamund Pike, Judi Dench, Will Yun LeeActionLive Action
The Emperor's ClubUniversal Pictures / Beacon PicturesMichael Hoffman (director); Neil Tolkin (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Rob Morrow, Edward Herrmann, Harris Yulin, Paul DanoDramaLive Action
Friday After NextNew Line Cinema / Cube VisionMarcus Raboy (director); Ice Cube (screenplay); Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don 'D.C.' Curry, Anna Maria Horsford, Clifton PowellComedyLive Action
27 Eight Crazy NightsColumbia PicturesSeth Kearsley (director); Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Brooks Arthur, Brad Isaacs (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Jackie Titone, Austin Stout, Rob SchneiderComedyAnimation
Extreme OpsParamount Pictures / MDP Worldwide / Diamant/Cohen ProductionsChristian Duguay (director); Michael Zaidan, Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Mullin (screenplay); Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Rupert Graves, Rufus SewellAction, Sports, ThrillerLive Action
Personal Velocity: Three PortraitsUnited ArtistsRebecca Miller (director); Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza BalkDramaLive Action
Solaris20th Century Fox / Lightstorm EntertainmentSteven Soderbergh (director/screenplay); George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies, Ulrich TukurSci-Fi, DramaLive Action
TheyDimension FilmsRobert Harmon (director); Brendan Hood (screenplay); Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jon AbrahamsHorrorLive Action
Treasure PlanetWalt Disney PicturesRon Clements, John Musker (director/screenplay); Rob Edwards (screenplay); Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Laurie Metcalf, Roscoe Lee BrowneAction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, FamilyAnimation
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6 AdaptationColumbia Pictures / IntermediaSpike Jonze (director); Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris CooperComedy, DramaLive Action
Analyze ThatWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesHarold Ramis (director/screenplay); Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Peter Steinfeld (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli, Cathy MoriartyCrime, ComedyLive Action
EmpireUniversal PicturesFranc. Reyes (director/screenplay); John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Delilah Cotto, Denise RichardsCrimeLive Action
EquilibriumDimension FilmsKurt Wimmer (director); Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean, Matthew Harbour, William FichtnerAction, Sci-FiLive Action
13 About SchmidtNew Line CinemaAlexander Payne (director/screenplay); Jim Taylor (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy BatesComedy, DramaLive Action
Drumline20th Century FoxCharles Stone III (director); Tina Gordon Chism, Shawn Schepps (screenplay); Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts, Zoe Saldana, Jason WeaverSportsLive Action
EvelynUnited ArtistsBruce Beresford (director); Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies, Sophie Vavasseur, Stephen Rea, Alan BatesDramaLive Action
The Hot ChickTouchstone PicturesTom Brady (director/screenplay); Rob Schneider (screenplay); Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Eric Christian Olsen, Sam DoumitComedyLive Action
Maid in ManhattanColumbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Red OM FilmsWayne Wang (director); Kevin Wade (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha RichardsonComedy, RomanceLive Action
Star Trek: NemesisParamount PicturesStuart Baird (director); John Logan (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFaddenSci-Fi, ActionLive Action
18 The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersNew Line CinemaPeter Jackson (director/screenplay); Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair (screenplay); Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, Sean Bean, Andy SerkisFantasyLive Action
19 25th HourTouchstone Pictures / 40 Acres and a Mule FilmworksSpike Lee (director); David Benioff (screenplay); Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Brian CoxDramaLive Action
20 Gangs of New YorkMiramax FilmsMartin Scorsese (director); Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Jim BroadbentPeriod, DramaLive Action
Two Weeks NoticeWarner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow PicturesMarc Lawrence (director/screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Francie Swift, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Jason Antoon, Heather Burns, David Haig, Dorian Missick, Joseph Badalucco Jr., Jonathan Dokuchitz, Sharon Wilkins, Bill Bowers, Veanne Cox, Katheryn Winnick, Donald Trump, Norah Jones, Mike PiazzaRomance, ComedyLive Action
The Wild Thornberrys MovieParamount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies / Klasky CsupoCathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath (director); Aileen Quinn, Kate Boutilier (screenplay); Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, Tim Curry, Jodi Carlisle, Michael "Flea" Balzary, Tom Kane, Lynn Redgrave, Cree Summer, Rupert Everett, Marisa Tomei, Brock Peters, Alfre Woodard, Kimberly Brooks, Cree Summer, Brenda Blethyn, Obba Babatunde, Kevin Michael Richardson, Melissa Greenspan, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Mae Whitman, Roger L. Jackson, John Kassir, Jeff Coopwood, Billy Brown, Keith Szarabajka, Earl BoenAdventure, Comedy, Drama, FamilyAnimation
25 Catch Me If You CanDreamWorks / Amblin EntertainmentSteven Spielberg (director); Jeff Nathanson (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Martin SheenCrime, DramaLive Action
The PianistFocus FeaturesRoman Polanski (director); Ronald Harwood (screenplay); Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Michał Żebrowski,DramaLive Action
27 ChicagoMiramax FilmsRob Marshall (director); Bill Condon (screenplay); Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, Colm Feore, Lucy Liu, Dominic West, Mýa, Jayne Eastwood, Chita Rivera, Susan Misner, Denise Faye, Deidre Goodwin, Ekaterina ChtchelkanovaMusical, Criminal, ComedyLive Action
Nicholas NicklebyUnited ArtistsDouglas McGrath (director/screenplay); Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Cumming, Timothy SpallDramaLive Action
SonnySamuel Goldwyn FilmsNicolas Cage (director); James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Harry Dean Stanton, Mena Suvari, Josie DavisDramaLive Action

Notable limited-release films

In addition to the wide-release films in the above list, the following films received a limited or regional release.

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Films released in 2002 by country

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 1Carol Ohmart74USActress
1Julia Phillips57USProducerTaxi DriverClose Encounters of the Third Kind
6Mario Nascimbene88ItalyComposerThe VikingsRoom at the Top
7Avery Schreiber66USActorRobin Hood: Men in TightsCaveman
9Bill McCutcheon77USActorSteel MagnoliasFamily Business
12Stanley Unwin90UKActorChitty Chitty Bang BangCarry On Regardless
13Ted Demme38USDirector, ProducerBlowRounders
15Jeremy Hawk83UKActorElizabethStealing Heaven
17Queenie Leonard96UKActressMary PoppinsAlice in Wonderland
19Roy Conrad61USActorPatch AdamsCasino
20Harold Kasket75UKActorThe Man Who Knew Too MuchThe 7th Voyage of Sinbad
21Peggy Lee81USSinger, ActressLady and the TrampPete Kelly's Blues
29Stratford Johns76UKActorCromwell Wild Geese II
29Harold Russell88CanadaActorThe Best Years of Our Lives Inside Moves
February 1Hildegard Knef76GermanyActressThe Snows of KilimanjaroFedora
4George Nader80USActor
6Guy Stockwell68USActor
7Diane Hart75UKActressThe Wicked LadyHappy Go Lovely
11Barry Foster74UKActorFrenzyRyan's Daughter
13Waylon Jennings64USSinger, ActorSesame Street Presents Follow That BirdMoonrunners
15Lucille Lund88USActress
18Giustino Durano78ItalyActorLife Is BeautifulLucky to Be a Woman
18Jack Lambert81USActorHow the West Was WonKiss Me Deadly
18Byrne Piven72USActorBeing John MalkovichMiracle on 34th Street
20Fredric Steinkamp73USFilm EditorTootsieOut of Africa
21John Thaw60UKActorChaplinSweeney!
22Chuck Jones89USAnimator, DirectorThe Bugs Bunny/Road Runner MovieGay Purr-ee
25Claire Davenport68UKActressStar Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediThe Elephant Man
26Lawrence Tierney82USActorReservoir DogsDillinger
27Spike Milligan83IndiaActorLife of BrianThe Big Freeze
28Mary Stuart75USActress
March 1Robert Weil87USActorThe Little MermaidMoonstruck
2Mary Grant85USCostume DesignerSweet Smell of SuccessWe're No Angels
4Eric Flynn62ChinaActorEmpire of the SunSafari 3000
4Shirley Russell66UKCostume DesignerRedsTommy
10Irene Worth85USActressDeathtrapLost in Yonkers
16Carmelo Bene64ItalyActor, DirectorOne Hamlet LessOedipus Rex
18Denis Forest41CanadaActorThe MaskCliffhanger
23Richard Sylbert73USProduction DesignerChinatownThe Graduate
23James Culliford74UKActorThe Trygon FactorQuatermass and the Pit
27Milton Berle93USActor, ComedianIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldAlways Leave Them Laughing
27Dudley Moore66UKActorArthur10
27Billy Wilder95AustriaDirector, ScreenwriterDouble IndemnitySome Like It Hot
April 2Jack Kruschen70CanadaActorThe Apartment The War of the Worlds
3Roy Huggins87USScreenwriter
4Harry O'Connor44USStuntmanThe Perfect StormXXX
6Nobu McCarthy67JapanActress
7John Agar81USActorSands of Iwo JimaFort Apache
8María Félix88MexicoActressDoña BárbaraEnamorada
15Dave King72UKActor, Soundtrack
16Alexander Doré78UKActor, WriterChitty Chitty Bang BangCasino Royale
16Robert Urich55USActorMagnum ForceTurk 182
17James Copeland84UKActor
19Reginald Rose81USScreenwriter12 Angry MenThe Wild Geese
21Terry Walsh62UKStuntman, ActorWho Framed Roger RabbitSuperman
22Linda Lovelace53USPorn Actress
25Michael Bryant74UKActorGandhiHamlet
28John Wilkinson82USSound MixerPlatoonBreakfast at Tiffany's
May 5George Sidney85USDirectorViva Las VegasBye Bye Birdie
11Bill Peet87USScreenwriterDumboPeter Pan
15Bryan Pringle67USActorBrazilThree Men and a Little Lady
23Dorothy Spencer93USFilm Editor, ActressStagecoachCleopatra
25Pat Coombs75UKActressWilly Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryCarry On Doctor
June 3Sam Whipple41USActorThe RockThe Doors
7Signe Hasso86SwedenActress
9James Wheaton78USActorTHX 1138
26Dolores Gray78USActressThe Opposite SexDesigning Woman
28Robert S. Mendelsohn68USProduction ManagerSe7enThe Onion Field
29Rosemary Clooney74USSinger, ActressWhite ChristmasRed Garters
July 4Ivan Moffat84CubaScreenwriterGiantBlack Sunday
5Katy Jurado78MexicoActressHigh NoonOne-Eyed Jacks
6John Frankenheimer72USDirector, ProducerThe Manchurian CandidateRonin
8Ward Kimball88USAnimatorSnow White and the Seven DwarfsMary Poppins
9Gerald Campion81FranceActorChitty Chitty Bang BangThose Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
9Rod Steiger77USActorOn the WaterfrontIn the Heat of the Night
15Phil Roth72USActorOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestHarry and Tonto
23Leo McKern82UKActor, WriterThe OmenHelp!
24Maurice Denham92UKActorAnimal FarmThe Day of the Jackal
26Buddy Baker84USComposerThe Fox and the HoundThe Apple Dumpling Gang
27Frank Inn86USAnimal TrainerBreakfast at Tiffany's
29Peter Bayliss80UKActorFrom Russia with LoveMerlin
August 3Peter Miles64USActor, WriterQuo VadisPossessed
5Josh Ryan Evans20USActorHow the Grinch Stole Christmas
14Peter R. Hunt77USEditor, DirectorGoldfingerDr. No
15Yuriy Yakovlev71BulgariaActorThe Past-MasterFarsighted for Two Diopters
16Jeff Corey88USActorButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidTrue Grit
18Dean Riesner83USScreenwriter
23Dennis Fimple78USActorMaverickHouse of 1000 Corpses
30J. Lee Thompson88UKDirectorThe Guns of NavaroneCape Fear
September 3Ted Ross68USActorThe WizArthur
5Cliff Gorman65USActor
7Katrin Cartlidge41UKActressFrom HellBreaking the Waves
7Michael Elphick55UKActorCry of the BansheeO Lucky Man!
11Kim Hunter79USActressA Streetcar Named DesirePlanet of the Apes
16James Gregory90USActorThe Manchurian CandidateThe Sons of Katie Elder
18Hazel Brooks78South AfricaActressBody and Soul Arch of Triumph
22Carmen Phillips65USActressEasy RiderPlease Don't Eat the Daisies
28Whitney Blake76USActress
October 3Tad Horino81USActorMulholland Drive Red Sonja
4Buddy Lester85USActorOcean's 11The Nutty Professor
8Phyllis Calvert87UKActressIndiscreetOh! What a Lovely War
13Keene Curtis79USActor
13Dennis Patrick84USActorJoeHouse of Dark Shadows
18Chuck Domanico58USMusicianMidnight RunThe Truth About Cats & Dogs
21George Hall85CanadaActorBig DaddyMrs Brown
23Adolph Green87USScreenwriter, Actor
23Nathan H. Juran95UKDirectorThe 7th Voyage of Sinbad20 Million Miles to Earth
24Charmian May65UKActressBridget Jones's DiaryThe Dawning
24Peggy Moran84USActress
24Scott Plank43USActorHolesMr. Baseball
25Micheline Cheirel85FranceActress
25Richard Harris72UKActorUnforgivenCamelot
27André de Toth90HungaryDirector, ScreenwriterHouse of WaxThe Gunfighter
28Margaret Booth104USFilm EditorMutiny on the BountyThe Way We Were
28Lawrence Dobkin83USActor, Director, ScreenwriterPattonThe Ten Commandments
29Marina Berti78ItalyActress
30Lee H. Katzin67USDirector
31Raf Vallone86ItalyActorThe Godfather Part IIIEl Cid
November 1Keith A. Wester62USSound EngineerThe RockAir Force One
3Jonathan Harris87USActor, Voice ActorToy Story 2A Bug's Life
4Antonio Margheriti72ItalyDirector, ScreenwriterCode Name: Wild GeeseThe Stranger and the Gunfighter
9Merlin Santana26USActorShowtime
14Eddie Bracken87USActorThe Miracle of Morgan's CreekHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
18James Coburn74USActorOur Man FlintAffliction
22Parley Baer88USActorThe Young LionsThe Ugly Dachshund
22Joan Barclay88USActress
22Adele Jergens84USActressThe Dark PastDown to Earth
24Noel Davis75UKCasting DirectorRedsRobin Hood: Prince of Thieves
25Karel Reisz76UKDirector, ProducerThe French Lieutenant's WomanSaturday Night and Sunday Morning
26Stanley Black89UKComposer, Musical DirectorThe Day the Earth Caught FireThe Trollenberg Terror
27Billie Bird94USActressHome AloneDennis the Menace
27Roger Kemp71UKActorSuperman IIPink Floyd – The Wall
27Wolfgang Preiss92GermanyActorThe Longest DayA Bridge Too Far
29John Justin85UKActorThe Thief of BagdadThe Big Sleep
December 10Ian MacNaughton76GermanyDirector, Actor, ProducerLawrence of ArabiaX the Unknown
12Brad Dexter85USActorThe Magnificent SevenThe Asphalt Jungle
14Ruth Kobart78USActressDirty HarrySister Act
15Arthur Jeph Parker79USSet DecoratorSilveradoPrivate Benjamin
17James Hazeldine55UKActor, DirectorPink Floyd – The WallThe Ruling Class
18Edward Norris91USActor
19Tony Barr81USActor, ProducerMurder in the FirstGun Crazy
22Susan Fleming94USActress
22Clay Tanner71USActorRosemary's BabyThe Outlaw Josey Wales
22Kenneth Tobey85USActorThe Thing from Another WorldThe Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
27George Roy Hill81USDirectorButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe Sting
30Mary Brian96USActress

Film debuts

References

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