Romantic Movies 2002
Each year, films are released which fall into the romantic genre, but some of them contain better love stories than others. Here we have brought together our picks for the popular and some of the best ones from the year 2002. There were a few romantic historical movies released this year, like “The Four Feathers” and “Nicholas Nickleby”, which was adapted from the Charles Dickens’s novel. If however, you feel like a foreign film, then we highly recommend the Japanese film, “The Twilight Samurai”.
Actress Reese Witherspoon starred in two very different types of films in this year. The first was the period piece “The Importance of Being Earnest”, which is an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play. And the second was the contemporary romantic comedy “Sweet Home Alabama”, which takes place in both New York and Alabama. Adam Sandler also appeared in two romantic pictures, first was the comedy “Mr. Deeds” and also the independent feature “Punch-Drunk Love”.
A Walk to Remember
Cast: Shane West, Mandy Moore, Daryl Hannah and Peter Coyote
Director: Adam Shankman
Released on: January 25th, 2002
This film is featured in our romantic teenage movies article. Synopsis can be found there.
The Sweetest Thing
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair, Thomas Jane, and Christina Applegate
Director: Roger Kumble
Released on: April 12th, 2002
Life or Something Like It
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Tony Shalhoub, Edward Burns and Christian Kane
Director: Stephen Herek
Released on: April 26th, 2002
The Importance of Being Earnest
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Frances O’Connor
Director: Oliver Parker
Released on: May 17th, 2002 (Limited release in the USA)
Feel like learning more about Witherspoon’s other films? Then take a look at our Reese Witherspoon movies list, which hopefully will be helpful to you.
Cast: Adam Sandler, John Turturro Winona Ryder, and Peter Gallagher
Director: Steven Brill
Released on: June 28th, 2002
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Cast: John Corbett, Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan
Director: Joel Zwick
Released on: August 2nd, 2002
Cast: Kate Bosworth, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake
Director: John Stockwell
Released on: August 16th, 2002
The Four Feathers
Cast: Kate Hudson, Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley and James Cosmo
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Released on: September 20th, 2002
Sweet Home Alabama
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen and Patrick Dempsey
Director: Andy Tennant
Released on: September 27th, 2002
Cast: Jonathan Jackson, Alexis Bledel, Sissy Spacek and William Hurt
Director: Jay Russell
Released on: October 11th, 2002
Cast: Emily Watson, Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Luis Guzmán
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Released on: November 1st, 2002
The Twilight Samurai
Cast: Rie Miyazawa, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nenji Kobayashi and Ren Ohsugi
Director: Yôji Yamada
Released on: November 2nd, 2002 (in Japan)
Maid in Manhattan
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Jennifer Lopez, Natasha Richardson and Stanley Tucci
Director: Wayne Wang
Released on: December 13th, 2002
The Jennifer Lopez movies page has a filmography and general information on this actress.
Two Weeks Notice
Cast: Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, Alicia Witt and Dana Ivey
Director: Marc Lawrence
Released on: December 20th, 2002
Interested in seeing another one of Bullock’s films besides this one? Try browsing the list of Sandra Bullock movies for more of her works.
Cast: Jamie Bell, Charlie Hunnam, Anne Hathaway and Christopher Plummer
Director: Douglas McGrath
Released on: December 27th, 2002 (Limited release in the USA)
Feel more like a contemporary picture with Hathaway? Our article on Anne Hathaway movie list may be handy in helping you to find that.
That concludes our listing of romance movies from the year 2002. Don’t see your favorite here? Then let us know, and we will endeavor to revise this page with your suggestions.