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Highest-grossing filmsEdit

Highest-grossing films of 2002[1]
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide 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)


  • 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.


Category/Organization 8th 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 Awards 75th Academy Awards
March 23, 2003
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Chicago The Hours Chicago The Pianist Chicago
Best Director Steven Spielberg
Catch Me If You Can and Minority Report
Martin Scorsese
Gangs of New York
Roman Polanski
The Pianist
Rob Marshall
Roman Polanski
The Pianist
Best Actor Jack Nicholson
About Schmidt
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
Jack Nicholson
About Schmidt
Richard Gere
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
Adrien Brody
The Pianist
Best Actress Julianne Moore
Far from Heaven
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Renée Zellweger
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Renée Zellweger
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Best Supporting Actor Chris Cooper
Christopher Walken
Catch Me If You Can
Chris Cooper
Best Supporting Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones
Meryl Streep
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Best Screenplay, Adapted Adaptation. and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Charlie Kaufman
About Schmidt
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Charlie and Donald Kaufman
The Hours
David Hare
The Pianist
Ronald Harwood
Best Screenplay, Original Talk to Her
Pedro Almodóvar
Bowling for Columbine
Michael Moore
Talk to Her
Pedro Almodóvar
Best Score Catch Me If You Can
John Williams
Elliot Goldenthal
The Hours
Philip Glass
N/A Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
Best Foreign Language Film Y Tu Mamá También Talk to Her N/A Nowhere in Africa
Best Animated Film Spirited Away N/A N/A N/A N/A Spirited 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 filmsEdit


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
4 Impostor Miramax Films Gary Fleder (director); Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger, David Twohy (screenplay); Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mekhi Phifer Sci-Fi Live Action
11 Orange County Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Jake Kasdan (director); Mike White (screenplay); Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Catherine O'Hara, Schuyler Fisk, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin Comedy Live Action
18 Snow Dogs Walt Disney Pictures / The Kerner Entertainment Company Brian Levant (director); Jim Kouf, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg, Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin (screenplay); Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Sisqó, Nichelle Nichols, Graham Greene Adventure, Comedy, Family Live Action
25 The Count of Monte Cristo Touchstone Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Kevin Reynolds (director); Jay Wolpert (screenplay); James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Dagmara Dominczyk, Richard Harris, Luis Guzman Adventure, Period Live Action
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist 20th Century Fox Steve Oedekerk (director/screenplay); Steve Oedekerk, Jimmy Wang Yu, Jennifer Tung Comedy Live Action
The Mothman Prophecies Screen Gems / Lakeshore Entertainment Mark Pellington (director); Richard Hatem (screenplay); Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney, Alan Bates Horror, Thriller Live Action
A Walk to Remember Warner Bros. Pictures / Pandora Cinema Adam Shankman (director); Karen Janszen (screenplay); Shane West, Mandy Moore Romance Live Action
1 Raaz Tips Music Films Pravin 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 Sharma Drama, Horror, Musical Live Action
Slackers Screen Gems Dewey Nicks (director); David H. Steinberg (screenplay); Jason Schwartzman, Devon Sawa, Jason Segel, Mike Maronna, Jaime King, Laura Prepon Romance, Comedy Live Action
8 Big Fat Liar Universal Pictures Shawn Levy (director); Dan Schneider (screenplay); Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer, Donald Faison Comedy Live Action
Collateral Damage Warner Bros. Pictures / Bel-Air Entertainment Andrew Davis (director); David Griffiths, Ronald Roose (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo, John Turturro Action Live Action
Rollerball Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Mosaic Media Group John McTiernan (director); Larry Ferguson, John Pogue (screenplay); Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn, Naveen Andrews Sci-Fi, Sports Live Action
15 Crossroads Paramount Pictures / Zomba Films / MTV Films Tamra Davis (director); Shonda Rhimes (screenplay); Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Kim Cattrall, Dan Aykroyd Comedy, Drama Live Action
Hart's War Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Gregory Hoblit (director); Billy Ray, Terry George (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Cole Hauser, Marcel Iureş Drama Live Action
John Q. New Line Cinema Nick Cassavetes (director); James Kearns (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Kimberly Elise, Ray Liotta, Eddie Griffin Drama Live Action
Return to Never Land Walt Disney Pictures Robin 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 Castellaneta Fantasy, Adventure, Family Animation
Super Troopers Fox Searchlight Pictures Jay Chandrasekhar (director); Broken Lizard (screenplay); Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Brian Cox, Marisa Coughlan Comedy Live Action
22 Dragonfly Universal Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Tom Shadyac (director); Brandon Camp, Mike Thompson, David Seltzer (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Linda Hunt, Kathy Bates Drama Live Action
Queen of the Damned Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Michael Rymer (director); Scott Abbott, Michael Petroni (screenplay); Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Paul McGann, Vincent Pérez, Lena Olin Horror Live Action
1 40 Days and 40 Nights Miramax Films / Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title Films Michael Lehmann (director); Robert Perez (screenplay); Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Paulo Costanzo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Vinessa Shaw, Keegan Connor Tracy Romance, Comedy Live Action
We Were Soldiers Paramount Pictures / Icon Productions Randall Wallace (director/screenplay); Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, Barry Pepper Action, Drama Live Action
8 All About the Benjamins New Line Cinema / Cube Vision Kevin 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 Wow Action, Comedy Live Action
The Time Machine DreamWorks / Warner Bros. Pictures Simon Wells (director); John Logan (screenplay); Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, Phyllida Law, Alan Young, Orlando Jones, Jeremy Irons Sci-Fi, Adventure Live Action
15 Ice Age 20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Studios Chris 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 Root Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family Animation
Resident Evil Screen Gems Paul W. S. Anderson (director/screenplay); Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon Action, Horror Live Action
Showtime Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Tom Dey (director); Jorge Saralegui, Keith Sharon (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, William Shatner Action, Comedy Live Action
22 Ali G Indahouse Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title Films Mark Mylod (director); Sacha Baron Cohen, Dan Mazer (screenplay); Sacha Baron Cohen, Martin Freeman, Michael Gambon Comedy Live Action
Blade II New Line Cinema / Marvel Entertainment Guillermo del Toro (director); David S. Goyer (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Luke Goss Action, Fantasy Live Action
Sorority Boys Touchstone Pictures Wallace Wolodarsky (director); Joe Jarvis, Greg Coolidge (screenplay); Barry Watson, Michael Rosenbaum, Harland Williams Comedy Live Action
29 Clockstoppers Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Jonathan Frakes (director); Rob Hedden, J. David Stem, David N. Weiss (screenplay); Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés, French Stewart, Michael Biehn Sci-Fi, Comedy, Teen, Family Live Action
Death to Smoochy Warner Bros. Pictures Danny DeVito (director); Adam Resnick (screenplay); Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Danny DeVito, Catherine Keener, Jon Stewart Comedy Live Action
Iris Miramax Films / BBC Films / Intermedia Richard Eyre (director/screenplay); Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville Biographical, Drama Live Action
No Such Thing United Artists Hal Hartley (director); Sarah Polley, Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, Robert John Burke Fantasy, Drama Live Action
Panic Room Columbia Pictures David Fincher (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakam, Patrick Bauchau Thriller Live Action
The Rookie Walt Disney Pictures John Lee Hancock (director); Mike Rich (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Brian Cox Sports, Drama, Family Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
5 Big Trouble Touchstone Pictures Barry Sonnenfeld (director); Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone (screenplay); Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Tom Sizemore, Johnny Knoxville Comedy Live Action
High Crimes 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Carl Franklin (director); Yuri Zeltser, Grace Cary Bickley (screenplay); Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, James Caviezel, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Bruce Davison, Tom Bower Thriller Live Action
Van Wilder Artisan Entertainment Walt Becker (director); Brent Goldberg, David T. Wagner (screenplay); Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Kal Penn Comedy Live Action
12 Changing Lanes Paramount Pictures Roger Michell (director); Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin (screenplay); Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, William Hurt, Amanda Peet Drama, Thriller Live Action
Frailty Lions Gate Films Bill Paxton (director); Brent Hanley (screenplay); Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary, Jeremy Sumpter Horror, Thriller Live Action
The Sweetest Thing Columbia Pictures Roger Kumble (director); Nancy Pimental (screenplay); Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Thomas Jane, Jason Bateman, Parker Posey Romance, Comedy Live Action
19 Murder by Numbers Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Barbet Schroeder (director); Tony Gayton (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt Thriller Live Action
My Big Fat Greek Wedding IFC Films / Gold Circle Films / Playtone Joel Zwick (director); Nia Vardalos (screenplay); Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Ian Gomez Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Scorpion King Universal Pictures / Alphaville Films Chuck Russell (director); Stephen Sommers, William Osborne, David Hayter (screenplay); Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Kelly Hu, Bernard Hill, Grant Heslov, Peter Facinelli, Ralf Möller Action Live Action
26 Jason X New Line Cinema James Isaac (director) Horror Live-action
Life or Something Like It 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Stephen Herek (director); John Scott Shepherd, Dana Stevens (screenplay); Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Stockard Channing, Christian Kane, Tony Shalhoub Comedy, Drama Live Action
3 Deuces Wild Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Scott Kalvert (director); Paul Kimatian, Christopher Gambale (screenplay); Stephen Dorff, Brad Renfro, Fairuza Balk, Norman Reedus, Max Perlich Action, Crime Live Action
Hollywood Ending DreamWorks Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, George Hamilton, Téa Leoni, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell, Treat Williams, Peter Gerety Comedy Live Action
Spider-Man Columbia Pictures / Marvel Enterprises Sam Raimi (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris Action, Drama, Superhero Live Action
8 Unfaithful 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Adrian Lyne (director); Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr. (screenplay); Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan Thriller, Drama Live action
10 The Lady and the Duke Sony Pictures Classics Éric Rohmer (director); Jean-Claude Dreyfus Drama, Period, Romance Live action
The New Guy Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Ed Decter (director); David Kendall (screenplay); DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel Comedy Live action
Ultimate X: The Movie Touchstone Pictures Bruce Hendricks (director) Documentary Live action
16 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm George Lucas (director/screenplay); Jonathan Hales (screenplay); Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance Live action
17 About a Boy Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title Films Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz (directors/screenplay); Peter Hedges (screenplay); Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small Comedy, Drama Live action
24 CQ United Artists Roman Coppola (director); Jeremy Davis, Angela Lindvall, Élodie Bouchez, Gérard Depardieu, Billy Zane Comedy, Drama Live action
Enough Columbia Pictures Michael Apted (director); Nicholas Kazan (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Juliette Lewis, Dan Futterman, Fred Ward, Tessa Allen Drama, Thriller Live action
Insomnia Warner Bros. Pictures / Alcon Entertainment Christopher Nolan (director); Hillary Seitz (screenplay); Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan Drama, Mystery, Thriller Live action
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron DreamWorks Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook (directors); John Fusco (screenplay); Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi Adventure, Drama, Family Animation
31 The Sum of All Fears Paramount Pictures Phil Alden Robinson (director); Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne (screenplay); Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Ciarán Hinds, Liev Schreiber, Bridget Moynahan Action, Thriller Live Action
Undercover Brother Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Malcolm D. Lee (director); John Ridley, Michael McCullers (screenplay); Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Dave Chappelle, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Neil Patrick Harris Comedy Live Action
7 Bad Company Touchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Joel Schumacher (director); Jason Richman, Michael Browning (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington Action, Comedy Live Action
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Warner Bros. Pictures Callie Khouri (director); Mark Andrus, Callie Khouri (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, James Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight Comedy, Drama Live Action
14 The Bourne Identity Universal Pictures / The Kennedy/Marshall Company Doug Liman (director); Tony Gilroy, William Blake Herron (screenplay); Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Clive Owen Action, Thriller Live Action
Scooby-Doo Warner Bros. Pictures / Mosaic Media Group Raja Gosnell (director); James Gunn (screenplay); Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Rowan Atkinson Comedy, Family Live Action/Animation
Windtalkers Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Woo (director); John Rice, Joe Batteer (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Christian Slater, Adam Beach Action, Drama Live Action
21 Juwanna Mann Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Jesse Vaughan (director); Bradley Allenstein (screenplay); Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Pollak, Tommy Davidson, Kim Wayans, Ginuwine Sports, Romance, Comedy Live Action
Lilo & Stitch Walt Disney Pictures Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois (directors/screenplay); Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family Animation
Minority Report 20th Century Fox / DreamWorks / Amblin Entertainment Steven Spielberg (director); Scott Frank, Jon Cohen (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough Sci-Fi, Thriller Live Action
28 Hey Arnold!: The Movie Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Tuck 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 Edner Comedy, Drama, Family Animation
Mr. Deeds Columbia Pictures / New Line Cinema Steven Brill (director); Tim Herlihy (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher, Jared Harris, Allen Covert, John Turturro Comedy Live Action
Pumpkin United Artists Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder (director); Christina Ricci, Hank Harris, Brenda Blethyn Romance, Comedy Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
3 Like Mike 20th Century Fox John Schultz (director); Michael Elliot, Jordan Moffet (screenplay); Bow Wow, Brenda Song, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Crispin Glover, Robert Forster, Eugene Levy Sports, Comedy, Fantasy Live Action
Men in Black II Columbia Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Barry Sonnenfeld (director); Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro (screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy Live Action
The Powerpuff Girls Movie Warner Bros. Pictures / Cartoon Network Studios Craig 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 Hale Action, Comedy, Superhero Animation
12 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Stainton (director); Holly Goldberg Sloan (screenplay); Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Neil Fanning, Magda Szubanski, David Wenham, Lachy Hulme, Aden Young Adventure, Comedy Live Action
Halloween: Resurrection Dimension Films Rick Rosenthal (director); Larry Brand, Sean Hood (screenplay); Busta Rhymes, Bianca Kajlich, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Ryan Merriman, Daisy McCrackin, Katee Sackhoff Horror Live Action
Reign of Fire Touchstone Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Rob Bowman (director); Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka, Matt Greenberg (screenplay); Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler, Alice Krige Action, Fantasy Live Action
Road to Perdition DreamWorks / 20th Century Fox Sam Mendes (director); David Self (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Craig Crime Live Action
17 Eight Legged Freaks Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Ellory Elkayem (director/screenplay); Jesse Alexander (screenplay); David Arquette, Kari Wührer, Scarlett Johansson, Doug E. Doug Comedy Live Action
19 K-19: The Widowmaker Paramount Pictures / Intermedia / National Geographic Feature Films Kathryn Bigelow (director); Christopher Kyle (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson Thriller Live Action
Stuart Little 2 Columbia Pictures Rob Minkoff (director); Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Jonathan Lipnicki, James Woods Adventure, Family Live Action/Animation
The Cat Returns Toho / Studio Ghibli Aoi Hiiragi (director); Hiroyuki Morita (screenplay); Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Tetsu Watanabe, Yosuke Saito, Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba Adventure, Comedy Animation
26 Austin Powers in Goldmember New Line Cinema Jay Roach (director); Mike Myers, Michael McCullers (screenplay); Mike Myers, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael Caine, Seth Green, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer Comedy, Spoof Live Action
The Country Bears Walt Disney Pictures Peter Hastings (director); Mark Perez (screenplay); Don Henley, Haley Joel Osment, Diedrich Bader, Queen Latifah, Elton John, Christopher Walken Family, Comedy Live Action
Who is Cletis Tout? Paramount Classics / Fireworks Pictures Chris Ver Wiel (director); Christian Slater, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Allen, Portia de Rossi, RuPaul Action, Comedy Live Action
2 Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Paramount Pictures / MTV Films / Runteldat Entertainment David Raynr (director); Martin Lawrence (screenplay); Martin Lawrence Comedy Live Action
The Master of Disguise Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Perry Andelin Blake (director); Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg (screenplay); Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, Harold Gould, James Brolin, Brent Spiner, Bo Derek Comedy Live Action
Signs Touchstone Pictures / Blinding Edge Pictures M. Night Shyamalan (director/screenplay); Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin Mystery, Thriller Live Action
7 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios Robert Rodriguez (director/screenplay); Alexa Vega, Emily Osment, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, Family Live Action
9 24 Hour Party People United Artists Michael Winterbottom (director); Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James, Andy Serkis, John Simm Comedy, Drama Live Action
Blood Work Warner Bros. Pictures Clint Eastwood (director); Brian Helgeland (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus Mystery, Thriller Live Action
XXX Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Rob Cohen (director); Rich Wilkes (screenplay); Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas, Samuel L. Jackson Action Live Action
16 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow Pictures Ron Underwood (director); Ron Underwood (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán, James Rebhorn, Pam Grier, Burt Young Comedy Live Action
The Princess and the Pea Swan Productions Mark Swan (director); Ken Cromar, Forrest S. Baker (screenplay); Amanda Waving, Steven Webb, Dan Finnerty, Nigel Lambert, Lincoln Hoppe, Ronan Vibert Fantasy Animation
Blue Crush Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment John Stockwell (director/screenplay); Lizzy Weiss (screenplay); Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boorem Drama Live Action
21 One Hour Photo Fox Searchlight Pictures Mark Romanek (director/screenplay); Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith, Gary Cole, Eriq La Salle Thriller Live Action
23 Serving Sara Paramount Pictures / Mandalay Pictures Reginald Hudlin (director); Jay Scherick, David Ronn (screenplay); Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Bruce Campbell Romance, Comedy Live Action
Simone New Line Cinema Andrew Niccol (director/screenplay); Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts Sci-Fi, Comedy Live Action
Undisputed Miramax Films / Millennium Films Walter Hill (director/screenplay); David Giler (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda, Wes Studi, Fisher Stevens Sports, Drama Live Action
30 FeardotCom Warner Bros. Pictures / Franchise Pictures William Malone (director); Moshe Diamant, Josephine Coyle (screenplay); Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea Horror Live Action
6 City by the Sea Warner Bros. Pictures / Franchise Pictures Michael Caton-Jones (director); Ken Hixon (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku, James Franco Thriller Live Action
Swimfan 20th Century Fox John Polson (director); Charles Bohl, Phillip Schneider (screenplay); Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby, Clayne Crawford, Jason Ritter, Dan Hedaya Romance, Thriller Live Action
13 Barbershop Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tim 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 Entertainer Comedy Live Action
Igby Goes Down Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists / Atlantic Streamline Burr Steers (director); Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Susan Sarandon Comedy, Drama Live Action
Stealing Harvard Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Imagine Entertainment Bruce McCulloch (director); Martin Hynes, Peter Tolan (screenplay); Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, John C. McGinley, Tammy Blanchard Crime, Comedy Live Action
20 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Warner Bros. Pictures / Franchise Pictures Wych Kaosayananda (director); Alan B. McElroy (screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Gregg Henry, Ray Park, Talisa Soto Action Live Action
The Banger Sisters Fox Searchlight Pictures Bob Dolman (director/screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Rush Comedy Live Action
The Four Feathers Paramount Pictures / Miramax Films Shekhar Kapur (director); Mark Pellington, Bruce Joel Rubin, Greg Brooker, Michael Schiffer, Risa Bramon Garcia, Hossein Amini (screenplay); Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou, Kate Hudson Action, Drama Live Action
Spirited Away Walt Disney Pictures / Studio Ghibli Hayo Miyazaki (director/screenplay); Daveigh Chase, David Ogden Stiers Drama, Family, Fantasy Animation
Trapped Columbia Pictures Luis Mandoki (director); Greg Iles (screenplay); Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning Crime, Thriller Live Action
27 Sweet Home Alabama Touchstone Pictures Andy 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 Fanning Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Tuxedo DreamWorks Kevin Donovan (director); Michael J. Wilson, Michael J. Leeson (screenplay); Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs Action, Comedy Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
4 Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Big 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 Poole Family, Comedy, Adventure Animation
Moonlight Mile Touchstone Pictures / Hyde Park Entertainment Brad Silberling (director/screenplay); Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Ellen Pompeo, Holly Hunter Romantic, Drama Live Action
Red Dragon Universal Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis Company Brett Ratner (director); Ted Tally (screenplay); Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman Thriller Live Action
11 Bowling for Columbine Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists / Alliance Atlantis Michael Moore (director); Michael Moore Documentary Live Action
Brown Sugar Fox Searchlight Pictures Rick Famuyiwa (director); Michael Elliot, Rick Famuyiwa (screenplay); Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Queen Latifah Romance Live Action
Knockaround Guys New Line Cinema Brian Koppelman, David Levien (directors/screenplay); Barry Pepper, Seth Green, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper Crime Live Action
Pinocchio Medusa Film S.p.A. / Cecchi Gori Group / Melampo Cinematografica Srl Roberto Benigni (director/screenplay); Vincenzo Cerami (screenplay); Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Carlo Giuffré, Fichi d'India, Kim Rossi Stuart, Giorgio Ariani Comedy Live Action
Pokémon 4Ever Miramax Films / 4Kids Entertainment Kunihiko 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 Gates Fantasy, Action, Anime Animation
The Rules of Attraction Lions Gate Films Roger Avary (director/screenplay); James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, Kip Pardue, Clifton Collins Jr., Kate Bosworth Comedy, Drama Live Action
The Transporter 20th Century Fox Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen (director); Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Matt Schulze, François Berléand Action, horror Live Action
Tuck Everlasting Walt Disney Pictures Jay Russell (director); Jeffrey Lieber, James V. Hart (screenplay); Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber Romance, Family Live Action
White Oleander Warner Bros. Pictures Peter Kosminsky (director); Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay); Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright Penn, Renée Zellweger Drama Live Action
18 The 51st State Screen Gems / Alliance Atlantis Ronny Yu (director); Stel Pavlou (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf Action, Comedy Live Action
Abandon Paramount Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Stephen Gaghan (director/screenplay); Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Whitmere, Fred Ward Thriller Live Action
The Ring DreamWorks Gore Verbinski (director); Kôji Suzuki, Ehren Kruger, Scott Frank (screenplay); Naomi Watts, Daveigh Chase, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox Horror, Thriller Live Action
25 All or Nothing United Artists Mike Leigh (director); Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville Drama Live Action
Ghost Ship Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Dark Castle Entertainment Steve Beck (director); Mark Hanlon, John Pogue (screenplay); Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Desmond Harrington, Isaiah Washington, Ron Eldard, Karl Urban Horror Live Action
Jackass: The Movie Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Jeff 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 McGhehey Documentary, Comedy Live Action
The Truth About Charlie Universal Pictures Jonathan Demme (director/screenplay); Steve Schmidt, Peter Joshua, Jessica Bendinger (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Ted Levine, Lisa Gay Hamilton Romance, Comedy, Mystery Live Action
1 I Spy Columbia Pictures Betty Thomas (director); Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Jay Scherick, David Ronn (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell, Gary Cole Comedy Live Action
The Santa Clause 2 Walt Disney Pictures / Boxing Cat Films Michael 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 Crewson Family, Comedy Live Action
6 Femme Fatale Warner Bros. Pictures Brian De Palma (director/screenplay); Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas Mystery Live Action
8 8 Mile Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Curtis Hanson (director); Scott Silver (screenplay); Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer Drama, Musical Live Action
15 Half Past Dead Screen Gems / Franchise Pictures Don Michael Paul (director/screenplay); Morris Chestnut, Steven Seagal, Ja Rule, Kurupt Action Live Action
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros. Pictures / Heyday Films Chris 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 Davis Fantasy Live Action
22 Die Another Day Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Lee Tamahori (director); Neal Purvis, Robert Wade (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Rosamund Pike, Judi Dench, Will Yun Lee Action Live Action
The Emperor's Club Universal Pictures / Beacon Pictures Michael Hoffman (director); Neil Tolkin (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Rob Morrow, Edward Herrmann, Harris Yulin, Paul Dano Drama Live Action
Friday After Next New Line Cinema / Cube Vision Marcus Raboy (director); Ice Cube (screenplay); Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don 'D.C.' Curry, Anna Maria Horsford, Clifton Powell Comedy Live Action
27 Eight Crazy Nights Columbia Pictures Seth Kearsley (director); Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Brooks Arthur, Brad Isaacs (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Jackie Titone, Austin Stout, Rob Schneider Comedy Animation
Extreme Ops Paramount Pictures / MDP Worldwide / Diamant/Cohen Productions Christian Duguay (director); Michael Zaidan, Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Mullin (screenplay); Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Rupert Graves, Rufus Sewell Action, Sports, Thriller Live Action
Personal Velocity: Three Portraits United Artists Rebecca Miller (director); Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk Drama Live Action
Solaris 20th Century Fox / Lightstorm Entertainment Steven Soderbergh (director/screenplay); George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies, Ulrich Tukur Sci-Fi, Drama Live Action
They Dimension Films Robert Harmon (director); Brendan Hood (screenplay); Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jon Abrahams Horror Live Action
Treasure Planet Walt Disney Pictures Ron 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 Browne Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Family Animation
6 Adaptation Columbia Pictures / Intermedia Spike Jonze (director); Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper Comedy, Drama Live Action
Analyze That Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Harold Ramis (director/screenplay); Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Peter Steinfeld (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli, Cathy Moriarty Crime, Comedy Live Action
Empire Universal Pictures Franc. Reyes (director/screenplay); John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Delilah Cotto, Denise Richards Crime Live Action
Equilibrium Dimension Films Kurt Wimmer (director); Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean, Matthew Harbour, William Fichtner Action, Sci-Fi Live Action
13 About Schmidt New Line Cinema Alexander Payne (director/screenplay); Jim Taylor (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates Comedy, Drama Live Action
Drumline 20th Century Fox Charles Stone III (director); Tina Gordon Chism, Shawn Schepps (screenplay); Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts, Zoe Saldana, Jason Weaver Sports Live Action
Evelyn United Artists Bruce Beresford (director); Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies, Sophie Vavasseur, Stephen Rea, Alan Bates Drama Live Action
The Hot Chick Touchstone Pictures Tom Brady (director/screenplay); Rob Schneider (screenplay); Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Eric Christian Olsen, Sam Doumit Comedy Live Action
Maid in Manhattan Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Red OM Films Wayne Wang (director); Kevin Wade (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson Comedy, Romance Live Action
Star Trek: Nemesis Paramount Pictures Stuart Baird (director); John Logan (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden Sci-Fi, Action Live Action
18 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line Cinema Peter 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 Serkis Fantasy Live Action
19 25th Hour Touchstone Pictures / 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Spike Lee (director); David Benioff (screenplay); Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox Drama Live Action
20 Gangs of New York Miramax Films Martin Scorsese (director); Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Jim Broadbent Period, Drama Live Action
Two Weeks Notice Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow Pictures Marc Lawrence (director/screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies / Klasky Csupo Cathy 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 Boen Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family Animation
25 Catch Me If You Can DreamWorks / Amblin Entertainment Steven Spielberg (director); Jeff Nathanson (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Martin Sheen Crime, Drama Live Action
The Pianist Focus Features Roman Polanski (director); Ronald Harwood (screenplay); Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Michał Żebrowski, Drama Live Action
27 Chicago Miramax Films Rob Marshall (director); Bill Condon (screenplay); Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere Musical, Criminal, Comedy Live Action
Nicholas Nickleby United Artists Douglas McGrath (director/screenplay); Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall Drama Live Action
Sonny Samuel Goldwyn Films Nicolas Cage (director); James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Harry Dean Stanton, Mena Suvari, Josie Davis Drama Live Action

Notable limited-release filmsEdit

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



























Films released in 2002 by countryEdit

Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Carol Ohmart 74 USA Actress
1 Julia Phillips 57 USA Producer Taxi DriverClose Encounters of the Third Kind
6 Mario Nascimbene 88 Italy Composer The VikingsRoom at the Top
7 Avery Schreiber 66 USA Actor Robin Hood: Men in TightsCaveman
9 Bill McCutcheon 77 USA Actor Steel MagnoliasFamily Business
12 Stanley Unwin 90 UK Actor Chitty Chitty Bang BangCarry On Regardless
13 Ted Demme 38 USA Director, Producer BlowRounders
15 Jeremy Hawk 83 UK Actor ElizabethStealing Heaven
17 Queenie Leonard 96 UK Actress Mary PoppinsAlice in Wonderland
19 Roy Conrad 61 USA Actor Patch AdamsCasino
20 Harold Kasket 75 UK Actor The Man Who Knew Too MuchThe 7th Voyage of Sinbad
21 Peggy Lee 81 USA Singer, Actress Lady and the TrampPete Kelly's Blues
29 Stratford Johns 76 UK Actor Cromwell Wild Geese II
29 Harold Russell 88 Canada Actor The Best Years of Our Lives Inside Moves
February 1 Hildegard Knef 76 Germany Actress The Snows of KilimanjaroFedora
4 George Nader 80 USA Actor
6 Guy Stockwell 68 USA Actor
7 Diane Hart 75 UK Actress The Wicked LadyHappy Go Lovely
11 Barry Foster 74 UK Actor FrenzyRyan's Daughter
13 Waylon Jennings 64 USA Singer, Actor Sesame Street Presents Follow That BirdMoonrunners
15 Lucille Lund 88 USA Actress
18 Giustino Durano 78 Italy Actor Life Is BeautifulLucky to Be a Woman
18 Jack Lambert 81 USA Actor How the West Was WonKiss Me Deadly
18 Byrne Piven 72 USA Actor Being John MalkovichMiracle on 34th Street
20 Fredric Steinkamp 73 USA Film Editor TootsieOut of Africa
21 John Thaw 60 UK Actor ChaplinSweeney!
22 Chuck Jones 89 USA Animator, Director The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner MovieGay Purr-ee
25 Claire Davenport 68 UK Actress Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediThe Elephant Man
26 Lawrence Tierney 82 USA Actor Reservoir DogsDillinger
27 Spike Milligan 83 India Actor Life of BrianThe Big Freeze
28 Mary Stuart 75 USA Actress
March 1 Robert Weil 87 USA Actor The Little MermaidMoonstruck
2 Mary Grant 85 USA Costume Designer Sweet Smell of SuccessWe're No Angels
4 Eric Flynn 62 China Actor Empire of the SunSafari 3000
4 Shirley Russell 66 UK Costume Designer RedsTommy
10 Irene Worth 85 USA Actress DeathtrapLost in Yonkers
16 Carmelo Bene 64 Italy Actor, Director One Hamlet LessOedipus Rex
18 Denis Forest 41 Canada Actor The MaskCliffhanger
23 Richard Sylbert 73 USA Production Designer ChinatownThe Graduate
23 James Culliford 74 UK Actor The Trygon FactorQuatermass and the Pit
27 Milton Berle 93 USA Actor, Comedian It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldAlways Leave Them Laughing
27 Dudley Moore 66 UK Actor Arthur10
27 Billy Wilder 95 Austria Director, Screenwriter Double IndemnitySome Like It Hot
April 2 Jack Kruschen 70 Canada Actor The Apartment • The War of the Worlds
3 Roy Huggins 87 USA Screenwriter
4 Harry O'Connor 44 USA Stuntman The Perfect StormXXX
6 Nobu McCarthy 67 Japan Actress
7 John Agar 81 USA Actor Sands of Iwo JimaFort Apache
8 María Félix 88 Mexico Actress Doña BárbaraEnamorada
15 Dave King 72 UK Actor, Soundtrack
16 Alexander Doré 78 UK Actor, Writer Chitty Chitty Bang BangCasino Royale
16 Robert Urich 55 USA Actor Magnum ForceTurk 182
17 James Copeland 84 UK Actor
19 Reginald Rose 81 USA Screenwriter 12 Angry MenThe Wild Geese
21 Terry Walsh 62 UK Stuntman, Actor Who Framed Roger RabbitSuperman
22 Linda Lovelace 53 USA Porn Actress
25 Michael Bryant 74 UK Actor GandhiHamlet
28 John Wilkinson 82 USA Sound Mixer PlatoonBreakfast at Tiffany's
May 5 George Sidney 85 USA Director Viva Las VegasBye Bye Birdie
11 Bill Peet 87 USA Screenwriter DumboPeter Pan
15 Bryan Pringle 67 USA Actor BrazilThree Men and a Little Lady
23 Dorothy Spencer 93 USA Film Editor, Actress StagecoachCleopatra
25 Pat Coombs 75 UK Actress Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryCarry On Doctor
June 3 Sam Whipple 41 USA Actor The RockThe Doors
7 Signe Hasso 86 Sweden Actress
9 James Wheaton 78 USA Actor THX 1138
26 Dolores Gray 78 USA Actress The Opposite SexDesigning Woman
28 Robert S. Mendelsohn 68 USA Production Manager Se7enThe Onion Field
29 Rosemary Clooney 74 USA Singer, Actress White ChristmasRed Garters
July 4 Ivan Moffat 84 Cuba Screenwriter GiantBlack Sunday
5 Katy Jurado 78 Mexico Actress High NoonOne-Eyed Jacks
6 John Frankenheimer 72 USA Director, Producer The Manchurian CandidateRonin
8 Ward Kimball 88 USA Animator Snow White and the Seven DwarfsMary Poppins
9 Gerald Campion 81 France Actor Chitty Chitty Bang BangThose Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
9 Rod Steiger 77 USA Actor On the WaterfrontIn the Heat of the Night
15 Phil Roth 72 USA Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestHarry and Tonto
23 Leo McKern 82 UK Actor, Writer The OmenHelp!
24 Maurice Denham 92 UK Actor Animal FarmThe Day of the Jackal
26 Buddy Baker 84 USA Composer The Fox and the HoundThe Apple Dumpling Gang
27 Frank Inn 86 USA Animal Trainer Breakfast at Tiffany's
29 Peter Bayliss 80 UK Actor From Russia with LoveMerlin
August 3 Peter Miles 64 USA Actor, Writer Quo VadisPossessed
5 Josh Ryan Evans 20 USA Actor How the Grinch Stole Christmas
14 Peter R. Hunt 77 USA Editor, Director GoldfingerDr. No
15 Yuriy Yakovlev 71 Bulgaria Actor The Past-MasterFarsighted for Two Diopters
16 Jeff Corey 88 USA Actor Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidTrue Grit
18 Dean Riesner 83 USA Screenwriter
23 Dennis Fimple 78 USA Actor MaverickHouse of 1000 Corpses
30 J. Lee Thompson 88 UK Director The Guns of NavaroneCape Fear
September 3 Ted Ross 68 USA Actor The WizArthur
5 Cliff Gorman 65 USA Actor
7 Katrin Cartlidge 41 UK Actress From HellBreaking the Waves
7 Michael Elphick 55 UK Actor Cry of the BansheeO Lucky Man!
11 Kim Hunter 79 USA Actress A Streetcar Named DesirePlanet of the Apes
16 James Gregory 90 USA Actor The Manchurian CandidateThe Sons of Katie Elder
18 Hazel Brooks 78 South Africa Actress Body and Soul • Arch of Triumph
22 Carmen Phillips 65 USA Actress Easy RiderPlease Don't Eat the Daisies
28 Whitney Blake 76 USA Actress
October 3 Tad Horino 81 USA Actor Mulholland Drive Red Sonja
4 Buddy Lester 85 USA Actor Ocean's 11The Nutty Professor
8 Phyllis Calvert 87 UK Actress IndiscreetOh! What a Lovely War
13 Keene Curtis 79 USA Actor
13 Dennis Patrick 84 USA Actor JoeHouse of Dark Shadows
18 Chuck Domanico 58 USA Musician Midnight RunThe Truth About Cats & Dogs
21 George Hall 85 Canada Actor Big DaddyMrs Brown
23 Adolph Green 87 USA Screenwriter, Actor
23 Nathan H. Juran 95 UK Director The 7th Voyage of Sinbad20 Million Miles to Earth
24 Charmian May 65 UK Actress Bridget Jones's DiaryThe Dawning
24 Peggy Moran 84 USA Actress
24 Scott Plank 43 USA Actor HolesMr. Baseball
25 Micheline Cheirel 85 France Actress
25 Richard Harris 72 UK Actor UnforgivenCamelot
27 André de Toth 90 Hungary Director, Screenwriter House of WaxThe Gunfighter
28 Margaret Booth 104 USA Film Editor Mutiny on the BountyThe Way We Were
28 Lawrence Dobkin 83 USA Actor, Director, Screenwriter PattonThe Ten Commandments
29 Marina Berti 78 Italy Actress
30 Lee H. Katzin 67 USA Director
31 Raf Vallone 86 Italy Actor The Godfather Part IIIEl Cid
November 1 Keith A. Wester 62 USA Sound Engineer The RockAir Force One
3 Jonathan Harris 87 USA Actor, Voice Actor Toy Story 2A Bug's Life
4 Antonio Margheriti 72 Italy Director, Screenwriter Code Name: Wild GeeseThe Stranger and the Gunfighter
9 Merlin Santana 26 USA Actor Showtime
14 Eddie Bracken 87 USA Actor The Miracle of Morgan's CreekHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
18 James Coburn 74 USA Actor Our Man FlintAffliction
22 Parley Baer 88 USA Actor The Young LionsThe Ugly Dachshund
22 Joan Barclay 88 USA Actress
22 Adele Jergens 84 USA Actress The Dark PastDown to Earth
24 Noel Davis 75 UK Casting Director RedsRobin Hood: Prince of Thieves
25 Karel Reisz 76 UK Director, Producer The French Lieutenant's WomanSaturday Night and Sunday Morning
26 Stanley Black 89 UK Composer, Musical Director The Day the Earth Caught FireThe Trollenberg Terror
27 Billie Bird 94 USA Actress Home AloneDennis the Menace
27 Roger Kemp 71 UK Actor Superman IIPink Floyd – The Wall
27 Wolfgang Preiss 92 Germany Actor The Longest DayA Bridge Too Far
29 John Justin 85 UK Actor The Thief of BagdadThe Big Sleep
December 10 Ian MacNaughton 76 Germany Director, Actor, Producer Lawrence of ArabiaX the Unknown
12 Brad Dexter 85 USA Actor The Magnificent SevenThe Asphalt Jungle
14 Ruth Kobart 78 USA Actress Dirty HarrySister Act
15 Arthur Jeph Parker 79 USA Set Decorator SilveradoPrivate Benjamin
17 James Hazeldine 55 UK Actor, Director Pink Floyd – The WallThe Ruling Class
18 Edward Norris 91 USA Actor
19 Tony Barr 81 USA Actor, Producer Murder in the FirstGun Crazy
22 Susan Fleming 94 USA Actress
22 Clay Tanner 71 USA Actor Rosemary's BabyThe Outlaw Josey Wales
22 Kenneth Tobey 85 USA Actor The Thing from Another WorldThe Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
27 George Roy Hill 81 USA Director Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe Sting
30 Mary Brian 96 USA Actress

Film debutsEdit


  1. ^ "2002 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo.