Best award winning movies with truly gifted director from 2002

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

1 The Hours (2002)

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

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2002-12-27 | Drama

Cast

Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #60 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #75 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

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2 Chicago (2002)

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

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2002-12-10 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Rating

rating icon 7.116
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    razzle-dazzle
  2. Ranked #15 for
    great soundtrack
  3. Ranked #23 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

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3 Catch Me If You Can (2002)

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

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2002-12-16 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 7.976
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #14 for
    cat-and-mouse
  2. Ranked #37 for
    scammer
  3. Ranked #91 for
    with marital problems

Trailer

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4 Adaptation. (2002)

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean, Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'.

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2002-12-06 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep

Rating

rating icon 7.366
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #58 for
    smart and witty dialogue
  2. Ranked #59 for
    self-referential
  3. Ranked #72 for
    exceptional

Trailer

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5 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 8.385
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #49 for
    masterpiece
  2. Ranked #105 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #173 for
    deservedly won awards

Trailer

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6 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 6.833
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #124 for
    sabbatical
  2. Ranked #127 for
    self-improvement
  3. Ranked #128 for
    with epiphany moments

Trailer

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7 Road to Perdition (2002)

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

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2002-07-12 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin

Rating

rating icon 7.351
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #56 for
    father figure
  3. Ranked #144 for
    gun-for-hire

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8 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 7.418
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    diorama
  2. Ranked #84 for
    Biography
  3. Ranked #115 for
    extraordinary

Trailer

Frida trailer
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9 Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

A socially awkward and volatile small business owner meets the love of his life after being threatened by a gang of scammers.

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2002-10-11 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Adam Sandler, Emily Watson

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #207 for
    short-fused character
  2. Ranked #213 for
    socially awkward
  3. Ranked #278 for
    barn-burner

Trailer

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10 Gangs of New York (2002)

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

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2002-12-14 | Drama / History

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis

Rating

rating icon 7.326
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #22 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #87 for
    great acting
  3. Ranked #124 for
    like Scarface

Trailer

Gangs of New York trailer
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