2002

Top Ten Best for 2002:
10. Road to Perdition
9. About A Boy
8. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
7. Gangs of New York
6. Chicago
5. Punch-Drunk Love
4. Catch Me If You Can
3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2. About Schmidt
1. Jackass: The Movie

Bottom Ten Worst for 2002:
80. Slackers
81. Collateral Damage
82. Rollerball
83. Crossroads
84. Sweet Home Alabama
85. The Master of Disguise
86. The Good Girl
87. Rabbit-Proof Fence
88. The Time Machine
89. Half Past Dead

“Ten Best/Worst” lists are based moreso on enjoyability of the film than on the best made film. Lists are solely based on the 89 films I viewed in the theater from the list below.

No.

Film Title

Theater Name

Theater Chain

Theater Location

Date

1.

In the Bedroom

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

January 8

2.

Orange County

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

January 11

3.

The Shipping News

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

January 17

4.

Black Hawk Down

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

January 18

5.

A Beautiful Mind

900 N. Michigan

Loews Cineplex

Chicago, IL

January 20

6.

Beauty and the Beast(IMAX re-issue)

Lincolnshire 20

Regal Cinemas

Lincolnshire, IL

January 22

7.

I am Sam

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

January 25

8.

A Walk To Remember

Showplace 8

Kerasotes Theaters

Vernon Hills, IL

January 27

9.

The Count of Monte Cristo

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

February 2

10.

Slackers

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

February 4

11.

Brotherhood of The Wolf (Le Pacte Des Loups)

Lincolnshire 20

Regal Cinemas

Lincolnshire, IL

February 6

12.

Collateral Damage

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

February 9

13.

Rollerball

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

February 11

14.

Yanna’s Friends

Wilmette 1 & 2

private

Wilmette, IL

February 17

15.

Hart’s War

Golf Glen Theaters

private

Niles, IL

February 18

16.

Crossroads

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

February 19

17.

Gosford Park

Randhurst 16

General Cinema

Mt. Prospect, IL

February 21

18.

Dragonfly

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

March 1

19.

40 Days and 40 Nights

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

March 5

20.

The Time Machine

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

March 11

21.

Ice Age

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

March 18

22.

Kissing Jessica Stein

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

March 20

23.

Panic Room

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

March 29

24.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Northbrook Court 14

General Cinema

Northbrook, IL

April 1

25.

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

April 5

26.

Stolen Summer

Cine Arts 6

Century Theaters

Evanston, IL

April 6

27.

The Scorpion King

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

April 21

28.

Murder By Numbers

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

April 23

29.

Frailty

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

April 24

30.

The Sweetest Thing

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

May 1

31.

Spider-Man

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

May 3

32.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Cine Arts 6

Century Theaters

Evanston, IL

May 4

33.

Hollywood Ending

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

May 6

34.

The Salton Sea

Pipers Alley

Loews Cineplex

Chicago, IL

May 7

35.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

May 16

36.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Village Crossing 18

Crown Theaters

Skokie, IL

May 20

37.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Webster Place

Loews Cineplex

Chicago, IL

May 21

38.

About A Boy

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

May 26

39.

The Sum of All Fears

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

June 1

40.

Insomnia

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

June 4

41.

Late Marriage

Wilmette 1 & 2

private

Wilmette, IL

June 8

42.

Bad Company

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

June 11

43.

High Crimes

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to FLL

June 14

44.

13 Conversations About One Thing

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

June 18

45.

Minority Report

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

June 22

46.

The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

June 29

47.

The Bourne Identity

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

June 30

48.

Men In Black II

Old Orchard 1 - 6

Loews Cineplex

Skokie, IL

July 6

49.

Mr. Deeds

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

July 9

50.

Road to Perdition

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

July 18

51.

The Rookie

Buffalo Grove Theaters

private

Buffalo Grove, IL

July 20

52.

Sunshine State

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

July 21

53.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

July 27

54.

Signs

Pipers Alley

Loews Cineplex

Chicago, IL

August 7

55.

K-19: The Widowmaker

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

August 8

56.

XXX

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

August 10

57.

The Master of Disguise

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

August 13

58.

Blue Crush

Storyteller Cinema 7

Trans-lux

Taos, NM

August 17

59.

One Hour Photo

Pipers Alley

Loews Cineplex

Chicago, IL

August 20

60.

Spider-Man

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

August 27

61.

Changing Lanes

n/a

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

August 27

62.

Notorious C.H.O.

Century Center Cinemas

Landmark Theaters

Chicago, IL

August 31

63.

The Good Girl

Lincolnshire 20

Regal Cinemas

Lincolnshire, IL

September 1

64.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

September 28

65.

The Kid Stays In The Picture

Aero Theater

private

Santa Monica, CA

September 28

66.

Sweet Home Alabama

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

September 29

67.

Clue (1985)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

October 12

68.

Bowling For Columbine

Regent

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

October 12

69.

Comedian

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

October 23

70.

Punch-Drunk Love

Avco Cinema

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

October 25

71.

8 Mile

Burbank 14

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

November 8

72.

Jackass: The Movie

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 9

73.

Femme Fatale

Burbank 14

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

November 10

74.

The Santa Clause 2

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 13

75.

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 15

76.

Half Past Dead

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 16

77.

Die Another Day

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 23

78.

The Bourne Identity

n/a

American Airlines

SNA to ORD

November 28

79.

Real Women Have Curves

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

November 29

80.

Blue Crush

n/a

American Airlines

ORD to SNA

December 1

81.

Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 3

82.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

December 18

83.

Empire

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 19

84.

Gangs of New York

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 20

85.

Adaptation.

Sherman Oaks 1 and 2

AMC Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

December 23

86.

About Schmidt

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 24

87.

Catch Me If You Can

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

December 27

88.

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

December 29

89.

Chicago

Northbrook Court Cinema

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

December 30

LAST UPDATED: 21 JANUARY 2003

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