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Includes films in U.S. commercial release between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2002.
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Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) Dir. Zacharias Kunuk. With Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu A
Blackboards Dir. Samira Makhmalbaf. With Said Mohamadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Behnaz Jafari A
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial [Reissue] Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace A
Late Marriage Dir. Dover Kosashvili. With Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov A
Morvern Callar Dir. Lynne Ramsay. With Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Jim Wilson A
Russian Ark Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov. With Sergei Dontsov, Mikhail Piatrovsky A
Talk to Her Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. With Darío Grandinetti, Javier C#&225mara, Leonor Watling A

25th Hour Dir. Spike Lee. With Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson A–
Bowling for Columbine Dir. Michael Moore. Documentary/essay about American gun culture A–
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Dir. Peter Care. With Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin A–
Far from Heaven Dir. Todd Haynes. With Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert A–
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks Dir. Bobby Houston. Short Documentary A–
The Pianist Dir. Roman Polanski. With Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Thomas Kretschmann A–
The Piano Teacher Dir. Michael Haneke. With Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, Annie Girardot A–
Read My Lips Dir. Jacques Audiard. With Emmanuelle Devos, Vincent Cassel, Olivier Perrier A–
Secretary Dir. Steven Shainberg. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Jeremy Davies A–
Spirited Away Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Animated. Voices of Rumi Hîragi, Miyu Irino A–
Y tu mamá también Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. With Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Maribel Verdú A–

Adaptation. Dir. Spike Jonze. With Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper B+
The Bourne Identity Dir. Doug Liman. With Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper B+
Daughter from Danang Dirs. Gail Dolgin & Vicente Franco. Documentary B+
Full Frontal Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With Catherine Keener, Blair Underwood, David Hyde Pierce B+
Insomnia Dir. Christopher Nolan. With Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams B+
Lilo & Stitch Dirs. Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders. Animated. Voice of Daveigh Chase B+
Punch-Drunk Love Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Guzmán B+
Solaris Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies B+
Songs from the Second Floor Dir. Roy Andersson. With Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson B+
Spider Dir. David Cronenberg. With Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne B+
Time Out Dir. Laurent Cantet. With Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet B+

Afghanistan Year 1380 Dirs. Alberto Vendemmiati & Fabrizio Lazzaretti. Documentary B
Barbershop Dir. Tim Story. With Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson B
Chicago Dir. Rob Marshall. With Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere B
City by the Sea Dir. Michael Caton-Jones. With Robert De Niro, James Franco B
Derrida Dirs. Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering Kofman. Documentary about the philosopher/critic B
The Emperor's Club Dir. Michael Hoffman. With Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch B
The Grey Zone Dir. Tim Blake Nelson. With Allan Corduner, David Arquette, David Chandler B
Heaven Dir. Tom Tykwer. With Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone B
The Hours Dir. Stephen Daldry. With Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore B
©K-19: The Widowmaker Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. With Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson B
Lan Yu Dir. Stanley Kwan. With Hu Jun, Liu Ye, Huatong Li, Lu Fang, Zhang Yongning B
The Laramie Project TV Movie. Dir. Moisés Kaufman. With Nestor Carbonell, Kelli Simpkins B
Narc Dir. Joe Carnahan. With Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Krista Bridges B
The Son's Room Dir. Nanni Moretti. With Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca B
Sunshine State Dir. John Sayles. With Edie Falco, Angela Bassett, Timothy Hutton B
The Transporter Dir. Cory Yuen. With Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand B

8 Mile Dir. Curtis Hanson. With Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger B–
About Schmidt Dir. Alexander Payne. With Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Kathy Bates B–
Blue Crush Dir. John Stockwell. With Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis B–
Catch Me If You Can Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks B–
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Dir. Callie Khouri. With Ellen Burstyn, Sandra Bullock B–
Femme Fatale Dir. Brian De Palma. With Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Antonio Banderas B–
The Good Girl Dir. Miguel Arteta. With Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly B–
Ice Age Dirs. Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha. Animated. Voice of Ray Romano B–
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dir. Peter Jackson. With Elijah Wood B–
Lovely & Amazing Dir. Nicole Holofcener. With Catherine Keener, Emily Mortimer B–
Maelström Dir. Denis Villeneuve. With Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault B–
Monsoon Wedding Dir. Mira Nair. With Naseeruddin Shah, Vasundhara Das, Shefali Shetty B–
The Notorious C.H.O. Dir. Lorene Machado. Concert documentary. With Margaret Cho B–
Rabbit-Proof Fence Dir. Phillip Noyce. With Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan B–
Red Dragon Dir. Brett Ratner. With Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes B–
The Ring Dir. Gore Verbinski. With Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman B–
Sia, the Dream of the Python Dir. Dani Kouyaté. With Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté B–
The Sleepy Time Gal Dir. Christopher Münch. With Jacqueline Bisset, Martha Plimpton B–
Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones Dir. George Lucas. With Hayden Christensen B–
The Trials of Henry Kissinger Dir. Eugene Jarecki. Documentary about the famous statesman B–
Undercover Brother Dir. Malcolm D. Lee. With Eddie Griffin, Aunjanue Ellis, Denise Richards B–
The Weight of Water Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. With Catherine McCormack, Sarah Polley, Sean Penn B–
White Oleander Dir. Peter Kosminsky. With Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger B–
Wisegirls Dir. David Anspaugh. With Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey, Melora Walters B–

8 Women Dir. François Ozon. With Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Danielle Darrieux C+
All or Nothing Dir. Mike Leigh. With Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Alison Garland C+
Ararat Dir. Atom Egoyan. With David Alpay, Christopher Plummer, Arsinée Khanjian C+
Bartleby Dir. Jonathan Parker. With Crispin Glover, David Paymer, Glenne Headly C+
Changing Lanes Dir. Roger Michell. With Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton C+
©Frida Dir. Julie Taymor. With Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush C+
Human Nature Dir. Michel Gondry. With Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Tim Robbins C+
Jackass: The Movie Dir. Jeff Tremaine. With Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius ¿?
Maryam Dir. Ramin Serry. With Mariam Parris, David Ackert, Shaun Toub C+
Minority Report Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow C+
Personal Velocity Dir. Rebecca Miller. With Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk C+
Roger Dodger Dir. Dylan Kidd. With Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini C+
The Rosa Parks Story Dir. Julie Dash. TV Movie. With Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James C+
Spider-Man Dir. Sam Raimi. With Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst C+
Swept Away Dir. Guy Ritchie. With Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood C+
A Walk to Remember Dir. Adam Shankman. With Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote C+
We Were Soldiers Dir. Randall Wallace. With Mel Gibson, Sam Elliott, Barry Pepper C+
World Traveler Dir. Bart Freundlich. With Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, David Keith C+

©Birthday Girl Dir. Jez Butterworth. With Ben Chaplin, Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel C
Gangs of New York Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis C
Italian for Beginners Dir. Lone Scherfig. With Anders W. Berthelsen, Peter Gantzler, Lars Kaalund C
Moonlight Mile Dir. Brad Silberling. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman C
©Murder by Numbers Dir. Barbet Schroeder. With Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt C
My Big Fat Greek Wedding Dir. Joel Zwick. With Nia Vardalos, John Corbett C
Searching for Debra Winger Dir. Rosanna Arquette. Documentary about Hollywood actresses C
Signs Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. With Mel Gibson, Rory Culkin, Joaquin Phoenix C
©The Sweetest Thing Dir. Roger Kumble. With Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair C
The Time Machine Dir. Simon Wells. With Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons C

13 Conversations about One Thing Dir. Jill Sprecher. With Alan Arkin, Matthew McConaughey C–
About a Boy Dirs. Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz. With Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette C–
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Dir. George Clooney. With Sam Rockwell, George Clooney C–
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Dir. Chris Columbus. With Daniel Radcliffe C–
Igby Goes Down Dir. Burr Steers. With Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum C–
Kissing Jessica Stein Dir. Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. With Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen C–
Max Dir. Menno Meyjes. With John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski C–
One Hour Photo Dir. Mark Romanek. With Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan C–
The Quiet American Dir. Phillip Noyce. With Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen C
Reign of Fire Dir. Rob Bowman. With Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco C–
Sweet Home Alabama Dir. Andy Tennant. With Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey C–
The Truth about Charlie Dir. Jonathan Demme. With Thandie Newton, Mark Wahlberg C–

Auto Focus Dir. Paul Schrader. With Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson D+
©The Cat's Meow Dir. Peter Bogdanovich. With Edward Herrmann, Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard D+
Crossroads Dir. Tamra Davis. With Britney Spears, Taryn Manning, Zoë Saldana D+
©The Mothman Prophecies Dir. Mark Pellington. With Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton D+
The Rules of Attraction Dir. Roger Avary. With James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon D+
Swimfan Dir. John Polson. With Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby D+
Unfaithful Dir. Adrian Lyne. With Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Richard Gere D+

The Four Feathers Dir. Shekhar Kapur. With Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson D
Road to Perdition Dir. Sam Mendes. With Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Paul Newman D

FearDotCom Dir. William Malone. With Natascha McElhone, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Rea D–
Frailty Dir. Bill Paxton. With Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Matt O'Leary D–
Panic Room Dir. David Fincher. With Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Kristen Stewart D–
Possession Dir. Neil LaBute. With Aaron Eckhart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Ehle D–

Killing Me Softly Dir. Chen Kaige. With Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone F
Tadpole Dir. Gary Winick. With Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, Bebe Neuwirth F


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