Best award winning movies with a compelling portrayal from 2002

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a compelling portrayal from 2002! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a compelling portrayal from 2002, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Frida (2002)

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

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2002-08-29 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina

Rating

rating icon 7.419
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    diorama
  2. Ranked #84 for
    Biography
  3. Ranked #117 for
    extraordinary

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2 About Schmidt (2002)

A recently retired man embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

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2002-12-12 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates

Rating

rating icon 6.834
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #124 for
    sabbatical
  2. Ranked #127 for
    self-improvement
  3. Ranked #130 for
    with epiphany moments

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3 The Pianist (2002)

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

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2002-09-17 | Drama / War

Cast

Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Rating

rating icon 8.384
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #50 for
    masterpiece
  2. Ranked #105 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #166 for
    brilliant

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4 Spider (2002)

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

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2002-11-06 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson

Rating

rating icon 6.664
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #62 for
    barely intelligible
  2. Ranked #238 for
    paranoid
  3. Ranked #296 for
    mentally disturbed

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5 City of God (2002)

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

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2002-08-30 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino

Rating

rating icon 8.429
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #70 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #72 for
    great sound effects
  3. Ranked #77 for
    masterpiece

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6 Mondays in the Sun (2002)

After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and unofficial leader of the group. A court case hangs over him relating to a shipyard lamp he smashed during a protest against the closure. José is bitter that his wife, Ana, is employed when he is not.

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2002-09-27 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar

Rating

rating icon 7.218
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #53 for
    machismo
  2. Ranked #60 for
    social realism
  3. Ranked #117 for
    lugubrious

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7 Far from Heaven (2002)

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife's life is upended by a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in society.

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2002-11-08 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid

Rating

rating icon 7.032
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #51 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #62 for
    tour de force
  3. Ranked #76 for
    good story

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8 Mango Yellow (2002)

In a poor neighborhood in Recife, the lives of exotic and bizarre characters entwine in a bar and in a very low-budget hotel. The queer Dunga works in the hotel and has a crush on the butcher Wellington that is married with the religious Kika and has an affair with his mistress Dayse. The sick necrophiliac Isaac owns a yellow Mercedes Benz and wants to have sex with Lígia that owns of Bar Avenida.

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2002-08-14 | Drama

Cast

Leona Cavalli, Matheus Nachtergaele

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #232 for
    asthmatic
  2. Ranked #283 for
    deviant
  3. Ranked #297 for
    blasphemous

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9 The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly caught flirting with the boys. All have to work in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, who break their wills through sadistic punishment.

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2002-08-30 | Drama / History

Cast

Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone

Rating

rating icon 7.424
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #37 for
    blasphemous
  2. Ranked #98 for
    wayward
  3. Ranked #103 for
    characters existing in real life

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10 Spellbound (2002)

This documentary follows 8 teens and pre-teens as they work their way toward the finals of the Scripps Howard national spelling bee championship in Washington D.C.

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2002-03-14 | Documentary

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Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #142 for
    techno-geek
  2. Ranked #147 for
    capturing the zeitgeist
  3. Ranked #160 for
    proof positive

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