Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Top Ten of 2002

This list was made in early 2003, but posted on 18 April 2014 and backdated to 1 January 2003.

1. About Schmidt dir. Alexander Payne
2. Adaptation dir. Spike Jonze
3. Hable con ella (Talk to Her) dir. Pedro Almodovar
4. Y tu mamá también (And Your Mother Too) dir. Alfonso Cuaron
5. Minority Report dir. Steven Spielberg
6. 25th Hour dir. Spike Lee
7. Road to Perdition dir. Sam Mendes
8. The Pianist dir. Roman Polanski
9. Far From Heaven dir. Todd Haynes
10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets dir. Chris Columbus

All films seen from 2002 (based on US commercial release dates)
* review available on this site
+ from my collection
titles in bold received at least one Oscar nomination

24 Hour Party People dir. Michael Winterbottom
+*25th Hour dir. Spike Lee
8 Mile dir. Curtis Hanson
About a Boy dir. Chris and Paul Weitz
About Schmidt dir. Alexander Payne
Adaptation dir. Spike Jonze
All or Nothing dir. Mike Leigh
Antwone Fisher dir. Denzel Washington
Austin Powers in Goldmember dir. Jay Roach
Auto Focus dir. Paul Schrader
Barbershop dir. Tim Story
Big Fat Liar dir. Shawn Levy
+The Bourne Identity dir. Doug Liman
Bowling for Columbine dir. Michael Moore
The Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups) dir. Christophe Gans
Catch Me If You Can dir. Steven Spielberg
Changing Lanes dir. Roger Michell
Chicago dir. Rob Marshall
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind dir. George Clooney
The Count of Monte Cristo dir. Kevin Reynolds
El Crimen del Padre Amaro dir. Carlos Carrera
Death to Smoochy dir. Danny DeVito
Die Another Day dir. Lee Tamahori
Dog Soldiers dir. Neil Marshall
Far From Heaven dir. Todd Haynes
Femme Fatale dir. Brian De Palma
The Four Feathers dir. Shekhar Kapur
Frailty dir. Bill Paxton
*Frida dir. Julie Taymor
Gangs of New York dir. Martin Scorsese
Hable con ella (Talk to Her) dir. Pedro Almodóvar
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets dir. Chris Columbus
El Hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride) dir. Juan José Campanella Oscar nomination was for Foreign Language Film in the previous year
Hollywood Ending dir. Woody Allen
The Hours dir. Stephen Daldry
Hysterical Blindness dir. Mira Nair
Igby Goes Down dir. Burr Steers
Insomnia dir. Christopher Nolan
Italian for Beginners (Italiensk for begyndere) dir. Lone Scherfig
*Jason X dir. James Isaac
Kissing Jessica Stein dir. Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Lilo & Stitch dir. Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
+*The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers dir. Peter Jackson
Lovely & Amazing dir. Nicole Holofcener
+Lucía y el sexo dir. Julia Medem
Max dir. Menno Meyjes
Minority Report dir. Steven Spielberg
Monsoon Wedding dir. Mira Nair
Moonlight Mile dir. Brad Silberling
My Big Fat Greek Wedding dir. Joel Zwick
Narc dir. Joe Carnahan
*Nueve reinas (Nine Queens) dir. Fabián Bielinsky
Nicholas Nickleby dir. Douglas McGrath
No Such Thing dir. Hal Hartley
One Hour Photo dir. Mark Romanek
+*Panic Room dir. David Fincher
The Pianist dir. Roman Polanski
The Piano Teacher (La Pianniste) dir. Michael Haneke
+Punch-Drunk Love dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
The Quiet American dir. Phillip Noyce
Rabbit-Proof Fence dir. Phillip Noyce
Red Dragon dir. Brett Ratner
The Ring dir. Gore Verbinski
+Road to Perdition dir. Sam Mendes
Roger Dodger dir. Dylan Kidd
The Rookie dir. John Lee Hancock
Russian Ark (Russkij kovcheg) dir. Aleksandr Sokurov
Secretary dir. Steven Shainberg
Signs dir. M. Night Shyamalan
Solaris dir. Steven Soderbergh
The Son's Room (La stanza del figlio) dir. Nanni Moretti
Spellbound dir. Jeffrey Blitz
Spider dir. David Cronenberg
Spider-Man dir. Sam Raimi
Spirited Away (Sen to chihiro no kamikakushi) dir. Hayo Miyazaki
Star Trek: Nemesis dir. Stuart Baird
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones dir. George Lucas
Storytelling dir. Todd Solondz
The Sum of All Fears dir. Phil Alden Robinson
Sunshine State dir. John Sayles
Sweet Home Alabama dir. Andy Tennant
Unfaithful dir. Adrian Lyne
Van Wilder dir. Walt Becker
Windtalkers dir. John Woo
+Y tu mamá también (And Your Mother Too) dir. Alfonso Cuarón