Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 2002. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 2002. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
2002 Sci-Fi Movies List
Minority Report (2002)
R | 2h 25min | 145min | 21 Jun 2002Score: 8.17/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Rana Morrison, Greg Bronson, Peter Stormare, Max von Sydow, Frank Grillo
Synopsis: In the year 2054 A.D. crime is virtually eliminated from Washington D.C. thanks to an elite law enforcing squad "Precrime". They use three gifted humans (called "Pre-Cogs") with special powers to see into the future and predict crimes beforehand. John Anderton heads Precrime and believes the system's flawlessness steadfastly. However one day the Pre-Cogs predict that Anderton will commit a murder himself in the next 36 hours. Worse, Anderton doesn't even know the victim. He decides to get to the mystery's core by finding out the 'minority report' which means the prediction of the female Pre-Cog Agatha that "might" tell…
Tagline: What would you do if you were accused of a murder, you had not committed... yet?
28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 1h 53min | 113min | 27 Jun 2003Score: 7.91/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Kasey, Leo Bill, Noah Huntley
Synopsis: Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him…
Tagline: His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't.
PG | 2h 01min | 121min | 03 May 2002Score: 7.91/10
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Stan Lee, Michael Papajohn, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Dick Warlock
Synopsis: Based on Marvel Comics' superhero character, this is a story of Peter Parker who is a nerdy high-schooler. He was orphaned as a child, bullied by jocks, and can't confess his crush for his stunning neighborhood girl Mary Jane Watson. To say his life is "miserable" is an understatement. But one day while on an excursion to a laboratory a runaway radioactive spider bites him... and his life changes in a way no one could have imagined. Peter acquires a muscle-bound physique, clear vision, ability to cling to surfaces and crawl over walls, shooting webs from his wrist ... but…
Tagline: With great power comes great responsibility.
Blade II (2002)
R | 1h 57min | 117min | 22 Mar 2002Score: 6.61/10
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ron Perlman, Tony Curran, Thomas Kretschmann, Kris Kristofferson, Norman Reedus
Synopsis: A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community. The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Now their quickly expanding population threatens the existence of vampires, and soon there won't be enough humans in the world to satisfy their bloodlust. Blade, Whistler (Yes, he's back) and an armory expert named Scud are curiously summoned by the Shadow Council. The council reluctantly admits that they are in a dire situation and they require Blade's assistance. Blade then tenuously…
Tagline: Know The Mark
PG | 1h 46min | 106min | 02 Aug 2002Score: 6.43/10
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Derek Mears, Abigail Breslin, M. Night Shyamalan, Ukee Washington, Mel Gibson
Synopsis: Preacher Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, has lost his faith in God after his wife dies in a brutal car accident. He along with his son and daughter and his brother Merrill lives in a farmhouse. Crop circles begin to appear in their corn fields which Graham dismisses as mischief by miscreants. After hearing strange noises and watching news coverage on crop circles appearing all over the world, the family grows suspicious of alien activities. Now they must stick together and believe, as a family to survive the ordeal and find a way to escape.
Tagline: It's Not Like They Didn't Warn Us.
R | 1h 39min | 99min | 27 Nov 2002Score: 6.43/10
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Michael Ensign, Viola Davis, John Cho, Kent Faulcon, Elpidia Carrillo
Synopsis: Dr. Gibarian, part of a team at a space station studying Solaris, makes an urgent and self-described bizarre video request to his friend, civilian psychiatrist Dr. Chris Kelvin, to come to the station to deal with an unspecified phenomenon aboard, that phenomenon with which Chris' experience and background may be able to explain and solve. Chris learns that his trip is sanctioned by the space program as a security force had been sent to the station to investigate, that security team which is now missing. When Chris arrives at the station, he finds only two surviving team members, Drs. Gordon…
Tagline: There are no answers. Only Choices.
R | 1h 44min | 104min | 26 Jul 2002Score: 6.25/10
Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
Starring: Ji-won Ha, Yu-mi Kim, Woo-jae Choi, Ji-yeon Choi, Seo-woo Eun
Synopsis: After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband Chang-hoon invite Ji-won to move to their house in Bang Bae that is empty and closed. When the young daughter of her friends Young-Su answers a phone call in her mobile phone, the girl screams and changes her behavior, feeling a great attraction for her father and rejecting her mother. Meanwhile Ji-won receives weird phone calls and sees and listens to a teenager playing Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" on the piano. After…
Tagline: The Last Call You'll Ever Get ...
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 2h 22min | 142min | 16 May 2002Score: 6.2/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Frank Oz, Ian Roberts, Rose Byrne
Synopsis: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is facing a Separatist movement and the former queen and now Senator Padmé Amidala travels to Coruscant to vote on a project to create an army to help the Jedi to protect the Republic. Upon arrival, she escapes from an attempt to kill her, and Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker are assigned to protect her. They chase the shape-shifter Zam Wessell but she is killed by a poisoned dart before revealing who hired her. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan Kenobi to discover who has tried to kill Amidala…
Tagline: A Jedi Shall Not Know Anger. Nor Hatred. Nor Love.
Resident Evil (2002)
R | 1h 40min | 100min | 15 Mar 2002Score: 6.05/10
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Jason Isaacs, Colin Salmon, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy
Synopsis: A virus has escaped in a secret facility called "The Hive," turning the staff into hungry zombies and releasing the mutated Lab "Animals" that they were studying. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with…
Tagline: A secret experiment. A deadly virus. A fatal mistake.
The Dead Zone (2002)
R | 1h 23min | 83min | 05 Nov 2002Score: 5.74/10
Director: Robert Lieberman
Starring: John Hainsworth, Michael Rogers, Campbell Lane, Michael St. John Smith, Marke Driesschen
Synopsis: Johnny Smith is a high school teacher in love with Sarah Bracknell, a music teacher at the same school. But Johnny is smashed up in a horrendous car accident and slips into a coma that lasts for six years. When he awakens, Sarah has married another man, while his once-latent psychic powers come to flower. He now has visions that reveal things from both the past and the future. And this puts him in the path of a serial killer.
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
R | 1h 34min | 94min | 15 Apr 2003Score: 5.73/10
Director: Andrzej Sekula
Starring: Neil Crone, Barbara Gordon, Grace Lynn Kung, Greer Kent, Bruce Gray
Synopsis: Eight strangers find themselves waking up in a strange cube-shaped room with no recollection of how they came to be there. Soon discovering that they're in a strange fourth dimension where our laws of physics don't apply, they have to unravel the secrets of the "hypercube" in order to survive...
Tagline: Welcome to a new dimension in fear
R | 1h 47min | 107min | 06 Dec 2002Score: 5.61/10
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Starring: William Fichtner, Sean Bean, Sean Pertwee, Christian Bale, Dominic Purcell
Synopsis: In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it.
Tagline: In a future where freedom is outlawed outlaws will become heroes.
Night Surf (2002)
R | 0h 30min | 30minScore: 5.34/10
Director: Peter Sullivan
Starring: Jack Erdie, Matthew Oliva, Clarence John Woods, Darcy Halsey, Geoffrey Emery
Synopsis: Loosely related to the author's highly regarded novel The Stand, the brief story follows one evening on a place called Anson Beach, New Hampshire, with a group of teens, survivors of a catastrophic virus called A6, or "Captain Trips", that has wiped out virtually the entire population. The virus was said to have spread out of Southeast Asia. The teenagers are shown to have a rather sinister nature in that they abduct a man and burn him on a pyre, believing such a human sacrifice to their gods would grant them protection against A6. The main character of the story,…
Tagline: The only thing worse than the horror of death is the madness of survival.
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
R | 1h 39min | 99min | 17 Jul 2002Score: 5.17/10
Director: Ellory Elkayem
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, John Storey, Leon Rippy
Synopsis: The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of SUVs. It's then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople, including the Sheriff's young son, Mike, her daughter, Ashley, and paranoid radio announcer Harlan, into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.
Tagline: Do you hate spiders? Do you really hate spiders? Well they don't like you either.
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
PG-13 | 1h 56min | 116min | 13 Dec 2002Score: 5.1/10
Director: Stuart Baird
Starring: Ron Perlman, Greg Bronson, Patrick Stewart, Dina Meyer, Alan Dale
Synopsis: After a joyous wedding between William Riker and Deanna Troi, Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew stumble upon a positronic signature which results in a prototype version of the android Data. Then the Enterprise is invited to Romulus to negotiate a peace treaty with the Romulans by their new leader, Praetor Shinzon. However, Shinzon is revealed to be a clone of Picard who was raised on Remus, a slave planet to the Romulans. Later on, Picard discovers that this peace treaty was nothing more than a set-up on account of the fact that Shinzon needs Picard in order to survive.…
Tagline: This December, a generation's final journey begins.
R | 2h 12min | 132min | 04 Nov 2002Score: 4.98/10
Director: David Carson
Starring: Katharine Isabelle, Chelan Simmons, Jodelle Ferland, Michael Kopsa, Malcolm Scott
Synopsis: This is the story of Carrie White, a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with unbelievable telekinetic powers, and is slowly being pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both cruel classmates at her school, and her own domineering, religious mother. One classmate, Sue Snell, feels sorry for Carrie and asks her boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the senior prom instead of her. But another classmate, Chris Hargenson, is banned from the prom and is determined with her boyfriend to have her revenge on Carrie. Carrie soon discovers she has telekinetic powers; and when the…
Tagline: Make a date with terror... And have a bloody good time.
Men in Black II (2002)
PG-13 | 1h 28min | 88min | 03 Jul 2002Score: 4.97/10
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Doug Jones, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Thomas Rosales Jr., Mark Steger
Synopsis: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIBs untarnished mission statement: protecting the earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. And now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay-who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the Men In Black, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy-to reunite with the…
Tagline: We Got A World To Save
Terminal Invasion (2002)
R | 1h 30min | 90min | 14 Sep 2002Score: 4.75/10
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Scott Wickware, Marcia Bennett, Dylan Bierk, Jake Simons
Synopsis: On a stormy night, while transporting a criminal named Jack to death row, the officers have a car accident near a private airport. They bring the prisoner to the airport where clients are arguing with the owner/pilot of the charter services, Cathy Garrett because she refuses to take off with the bad weather and the communications are down due to the snow storm. Jack asks to go to the toilet being escorted by the guards; however, in the bathroom, a preacher attacks and kills the guards and when Jack kills him, his body vanishes. Jack returns to the lobby and…
Reign of Fire (2002)
PG-13 | 1h 41min | 101min | 12 Jul 2002Score: 4.7/10
Director: Rob Bowman
Starring: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Alice Krige, Gerard Butler, Ned Dennehy
Synopsis: In present-day London, 12-year-old Quinn Abercromby witnesses the awakening of a hibernating dragon from a centuries-long slumber, the result of a construction dig supervised by his mother and an incident for which Quinn feels partially responsible. Twenty years later, the adult Quinn (Christian Bale) is the fire chief of a refortified castle community, responsible for dousing the blazes lit by the dragon's prodigious number of flame-spewing offspring, airborne juggernauts that have wreaked havoc across the globe, torching civilization and turning humans into an endangered species. Hope arrives in the form of Denton "Dragon Slayer" Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), an American…
Tagline: Fight Fire With Fire
Endangered Species (2002)
R | 1h 34min | 94minScore: 4.6/10
Director: Kevin Tenney
Starring: Eric Roberts, John Rhys-Davies, James W. Quinn, Arnold Vosloo, Al Sapienza
Synopsis: A killing machine from another world comes to Earth to kill humans.
Tagline: Earth Is A Battleground.
The Rats (2002)
R | 1h 34min | 94min | 17 Sep 2002Score: 4.59/10
Director: John Lafia
Starring: Daveigh Chase, Joe Pingue, Kim Poirier, Mädchen Amick, Aron Tager
Synopsis: In Manhattan, when a client is bitten by a rat in the dressing room of the Garsons Department Store and contracts Weil's disease, the manager Susan Costello is assigned to hire and give all the necessary support to the best exterminator in New York, Jack Carver. The efficient Jack and his assistant Ty find a colony of mutant rats and try to convince the health department administrator and former partner of Jack, Ray Jarrett, how serious the infestation is. But the politician Ray is interested in covering the problem to protect economical interests of powerful groups.
Tagline: They're bold... They're breeding... They're hungry... Most of all... They have no fear.
R | 1h 56min | 116min | 31 Aug 2002Score: 4.57/10
Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Starring: Richard Cansino, Richard Epcar, Sean Ryan, Xiaoqun Zhao, Kristie Protacio
Synopsis: In 2084, the mankind is near total annihilation by alien invaders. Milly, a young woman from the Earth resistance, uses a time machine and returns to October, 2002, trying to avoid the beginning of alien invasion and the war. In her arrival in a ship, she is rescued and saved from the Yakuza evil boss Mizoguchi by a hit-man called Miyamot. Using unconventional methods, Milly forces Miyamoto to help her to save the human race.
Tagline: Who cares about the future?
Hell's Highway (2002)
R | 1h 10min | 70min | 12 Feb 2002Score: 4.54/10
Director: Jeff Leroy
Starring: Ron Jeremy, Phoebe Dollar, Jackie Johnson, Micheal Shelton, Darrin Ramage
Synopsis: Four college friends take a fateful road trip. The road, Hell's Highway--a direct route to terror. They pick up Lucinda: A hot young hitchiker, full of sexual deviance and lust for the bloody kill. After being terrorized and nearly killed, the group manages to turn the tables. They thought they killed her, but around the next ben--around every ben-- she appears like a mirage ready to murder again. Is she the devil? Can anyone stop her killing spree?
Tagline: The Road Trip to Hell
The Source (2002)
R | 1h 40min | 100minScore: 4.43/10
Director: Steve Taylor
Starring: Edward DeRuiter, Don Campbell, Melissa Reneé Martin, Melissa Reneé Martin, Johnny Venocur
Synopsis: Four outcast teenagers acquire mystical powers that allow them to become gods on campus, with deadly consequences.
Tagline: Unleash the Power!
The Time Machine (2002)
PG-13 | 1h 36min | 96min | 08 Mar 2002Score: 4.33/10
Director: Simon Wells
Starring: Doug Jones, Richard Cetrone, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons, Jon Valera
Synopsis: Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted.
Tagline: 0 to 800,000 years in 1.2 seconds.
R | 1h 30min | 90min | 04 Dec 2002Score: 4.09/10
Director: Christian McIntire
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Velizar Binev, George Zlatarev, Julian Vergov, Nell Truce
Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Tagline: No One Is Immune
Deadly Species (2002)
R | 1h 30min | 90min | 22 Apr 2003Score: 4.09/10
Director: Daniel Springen
Starring: David Midthunder, James Patrick Pitt, Jenny Coyle, Cristina LoCastro, Mary Java
Synopsis: Wilson Friels, a wealthy big-game hunter, funds an expedition deep in the Florida Everglades to search for a lost tribe of Native Americans, the Calusa. He hires Brinson Thomas, a local archaeologist professor, and his wife Marta Thomas to lead the trip. Together, along with their student assistants, Todd, Nichelle, Lori and Allison, they set out on what appears to be an innocent fact-finding exploration of the jungle. Soon, the team comes upon the deserted campsite of a previous expedition. Confusion turns to terror when they discover the remains of several members of the previous team, presumably torn apart by…
Tagline: Who's next to die?
R | 1h 24min | 84minScore: 3.81/10
Director: Josh Olson
Starring: Zach Galligan, Mark Margolis, Nahanni Johnstone, Amy Jo Johnson, Tuc Watkins
Synopsis: Horror tale of insects which eat their victims from the inside out.
Python 2 (2002)
R | 1h 29min | 89min | 17 Jul 2002Score: 3.8/10
Director: Lee Alan McConnell
Starring: Mike Mitchell, Velizar Binev, Dana Ashbrook, Vladimir Kolev, Raicho Vasilev
Synopsis: A man, his business partner, and his wife are enlisted to transport an unknown object from a Russian military base, only to discover that the object is a giant, genetically-altered python.
Tagline: The beast is back.
Dark Heaven (2002)
R | 1h 27min | 87min | 10 Sep 2004Score: 3.74/10
Director: Douglas Schulze
Starring: Alex Safi, Jon Bennett, Christina Sheldon, Jeff Boerger, Christopher Miller
Synopsis: He may be the last man on earth. Nightmares tear at the edges of his sanity. Writer/director Douglas Schulze's DARK HEAVEN is an apocalyptic journey through desolate landscapes of lost faith and overwhelming grief. Wracked with guilt over the deaths of his beloved wife, Amanda, and their stillborn son Adam, Gabriel Goodman returns to his job hoping to calm his tortured mind with the distraction of being a city cop. But Gabe discovers the world he once knew is gone forever. In a flash of light, time stands still and Gabe is lost, alone in a world of empty streets…
Tagline: deliver us From Evil
Deep Freeze (2002)
R | 1h 20min | 80minScore: 3.69/10
Director: John Carl Buechler
Starring: Robert Axelrod, Götz Otto, Götz Otto, Alexandra Kamp-Groeneveld, David Millbern
Synopsis: An Antarctic drilling station is under attack by a mysterious killer. Will anyone survive?
Tagline: Some things are better left frozen
PG-13 | 1h 34min | 94minScore: 3.2/10
Director: Kelly Sandefur
Starring: Michael Gregory, Corbin Bernsen, Mark L. Taylor, Whip Hubley, Katie Stuart
Synopsis: Scottsville is a sleepy town, where the yearly apple blossom festival is usually the only 'memorable' event, so Police Chief Sam Taylor is furious when young cop Ally Parks -who comes from the big city- insists on investigating the death and mutilation of prof. Fuller, who experimented on bats, and soon several other victims, as unnatural bat attacks. She finds a helpful 'expert' in animal controller Dr. John Winslow, and the couple gets help from his inquisitive daughter Genny and her practically in-living high school-friend Logan to unravel how it all ties in with local real estate mogul Carl Hart's…
R | 2h 00min | 120min | 23 Mar 2004Score: 2.75/10
Director: James D.R. Hickox
Starring: John Rhys-Davies, James D.R. Hickox, Todd Jensen, Kelly Nelson, Justin Carroll
Synopsis: Using fossilized DNA, a scientist resurrects one of nature's most fearsome predators, a sabretooth tiger. Scientific ambition turns deadly, however, when the creature escapes and begins savagely stalking its prey - the human race.
Tagline: Be prepared to be ripped apart!
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002)
R | 1h 39min | 99min | 20 Oct 2004Score: 2.4/10
Director: David Worth
Starring: Atanas Srebrev, Harry Anichkin, Bashar Rahal, Velizar Peev, Nikolai Sotirov
Synopsis: Twenty-four million years ago, Megalodon was a 20 tonne killing machine with a 10 foot gaping bite. When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path. Now they must hunt the fierce killer and destroy it... before there is no one left to stop its reign of terror!
Tagline: The Terror Has Surfaced
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