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List of the best 2002 thriller movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These thrillers take you on a ride full of action, suspense, and anticipation of what's going to happen next. These are all the thriller 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 28 Days Later and The Ring. This isn't necessarily a list of all thriller movies from 2002, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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Infernal Affairs Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Edison Chen

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City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele

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Poolhall Junkies Christopher Walken, Rod Steiger, Anson Mount

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Narc Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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The Salton Sea Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo

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One Hour Photo Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Clark Gregg

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The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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Unfaithful Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan

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

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The Mothman Prophecies Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

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Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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8 Women Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Virginie Ledoyen

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Murder by Numbers Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Nick Offerman

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Panic Room Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster

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The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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Carrie Emilie de Ravin, Patricia Clarkson, Kandyse McClure

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XXX Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

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

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Star Trek Nemesis Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy, Patrick Stewart

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Cabin Fever Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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Reign of Fire Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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The Quiet American Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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Die Another Day Madonna, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan

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Cube 2: Hypercube Kari Matchett, Bruce Gray, Philip Akin

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Equilibrium Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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Bad Company Kerry Washington, Chris Rock, Anthony Hopkins

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May Anna Faris, Nora Zehetner, Jeremy Sisto

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Rose Red Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe, Bobby Preston

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

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Changing Lanes Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet

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

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Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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

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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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Unconditional Love Julie Andrews, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates

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Knockaround Guys Vin Diesel, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper

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Death to Smoochy Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Jon Stewart

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Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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Avenging Angelo Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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John Q Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Bill Maher

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Dragonfly Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates, Linda Hunt

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Dark Blue Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Master P

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I Spy Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

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Irréversible Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspar Noé