Action The Best Action Movies of 2002  

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List of the best 2002 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 2002, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

This is a list that includes movies like Spider-Man and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2002, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Narc Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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The Twilight Samurai Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Tetsurō Tamba

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City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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The Four Feathers Kate Hudson, Heath Ledger, Michael Sheen

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Pokémon 4Ever Megumi Hayashibara, Anne Suzuki, Tomokazu Seki

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The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Taylor Momsen, Steve Buscemi, Carla Gugino

The Best PG Action Movies

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Kung Pow! Enter the Fist Steve Oedekerk, Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing

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Equilibrium Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Lucy Liu, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li

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Undisputed Wesley Snipes, Master P, Peter Falk

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Showtime Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, William Shatner

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Reign of Fire Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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The Time Machine Jeremy Irons, Guy Pearce, Sienna Guillory

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Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

The Best R-Rated Musical Drama Movies

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Rollerball P!nk, Rebecca Romijn, LL Cool J

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Spider-Man Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst

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Cheerleader Ninjas Kira Reed, Jeff Nicholson, Brooke Martin Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

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Collateral Damage Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Lynch, John Turturro

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K-19: The Widowmaker Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

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Undercover Brother Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle

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Die Another Day Madonna, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan

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Austin Powers: Goldmember Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

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State Property Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Damon Dash

The Best Movies About Tragedies

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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Knockaround Guys Vin Diesel, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper

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Deuces Wild James Franco, Debbie Harry, Matt Dillon

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Bad Company Kerry Washington, Chris Rock, Anthony Hopkins

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Avenging Angelo Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn

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XXX Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

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I Spy Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

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Love and a Bullet Treach, Walter Emanuel Jones, Shireen Crutchfield

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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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Men in Black II Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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All About the Benjamins Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson

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Dark Blue Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Master P

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Paid in Full Regina Hall, Cam'ron, Angie Martinez

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The Tuxedo Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jackie Chan, Jason Isaacs

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Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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The Sum of All Fears Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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The Scorpion King Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Hu, Michael Clarke Duncan