Here are my top five favorite films for the year 2002
Click the posters for my reviews of each film!

Remember, unlike those who review films for a living, I haven't seen every movie released this year.  This list is chosen from the films that I have seen.

(Also, keep in mind that I'm American and male...  'nuf said?)
#1:  Gangs of New York  *****
#2:  Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  *****
#3:  Minority Report *****
#4:  Adaptation.  *****
#5:  Chicago *****
Directed By:  Rob Marshall
Starring:  Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah
Rated:   PG-13 (adult themes)
Running Time:  113 Min.

Music and murder combine in this razzle-dazzling Hollywood treatment of the smash Broadway show.  Fantastic songs, great performances, and Renee Zellweger in skimpy costumes.  Woohoo!
Directed By:  Spike Jonze
Starring:  Nicolas Cage, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper
Rated:  R (language, sexuality, drug use, violent images)
Running Time:  116 Min.

Nicolas Cage stars with himself in this hilariously bizarre tale of a tormented Hollywood screenwriter, an author, a book, and some guy who steals plants.
Directed By:  Steven Spielberg
Starring:  Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jessica Capshaw
Rated:  PG-13 (Intense Imagery and Suspense)
Running Time:  124 Min.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise are a winning team with this futuristic film-noir crime thriller.  Edge-of-your-seat suspense, sci-fi adventure, and more!  Can you see?
Directed By:  Peter Jackson
Starring:  Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen
Rated:  PG-13  (Violence)
Running Time:  179 Min.

"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them... "

The travels of Frodo Baggins continue in this incredible adventure based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Directed By:  Martin Scorsese
Starring:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Riley, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson
Rated:  R (intense violence, sexuality/nudity, strong language)
Running Time:  168 Min.

A violent, volatile epic of civil-war era unrest in New York City, and another Manhattan masterpiece from director Martin Scorsese! 
You want mean streets?  You got 'em!
Honorable mention: Red Dragon and Austin Powers in Goldmember

So, these were my favorites.  And now, click the link below for something completely different...
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