Monday, March 4, 2024

List: Top 10 Movies of 2002

This week on Episode 499 of the InSession Film Podcast, we continued our year-by-year retrospective series by taking a look at 2002, a pretty strong year on the whole. It may have been slightly top heavy with titles such as The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Adaptation, Y tu mamá también, 25th Hour, Spirited Away, Signs, Far From Heaven and Catch Me If You Can, among others, but that’s not everything 2002 had to offer. It was a great year for foreign language movies and it wasn’t too bad for mainstream action with The Bourne Identity, Minority Report, Blade II, and Spider-Man. All in all, there was plenty to consider and we had a great time talking about the films that stood out to us. That said, what would be your Top 10?

NOTE: We spend most of our time only discussing our Top 5 movies of 2002, however, as you’ll see below, we have listed our full Top 20 lists from that year.


1) Y tu mamá también
2) Adaptation.
3) Punch-Drunk Love
4) Solaris
5) Signs
6) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
7) 25th Hour
8) Far From Heaven
9) The Pianist
10) The Hours

11) Road to Perdition
12) Spirited Away
13) Catch Me If You Can
14) Talk to Her
15) Morvern Callar
16) Infernal Affairs
17) Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
18) 24-Hour Party People
19) About Schmidt
20) Spider-Man


1) Punch-Drunk Love
2) Y tu mamá también
3) 25th Hour
4) The Pianist
5) Catch Me If You Can
6) Minority Report
7) Adaptation.
8) Talk to Her
9) Signs
10) Infernal Affairs

11) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
12) Road to Perdition
13) Far From Heaven
14) Spirited Away
15) All or Nothing
16) Spider-Man
17) About Schmidt
18) Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
19) Solaris
20) 8-Mile

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Clearly there are a lot of other contenders from 2002 that battled for our lists, that just missed the cut. That being said, what would be your Top 10? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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