2002

Film Decades: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • 11’09″01 September 11 – directed by Samira Makhmalbaf, Claude Lelouch, Youssef Chahine, Danis Tanović, Idrissa Ouédraogo,Ken Loach, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Sean Penn, & Shōhei Imamura – anthology
  • 13 Moons – directed by Alexandre Rockwell, starring Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals, Peter Dinklage, Peter Stormare
  • 24 Hour Party People – directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Steve Coogan – UK
  • 25th Hour – directed by Spike Lee, starring Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox, Anna Paquin
  • 28 Days Later – directed by Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, & Brendan Gleeson – UK
  • 6 Angels – Japan
  • 8 Mile* – directed by Curtis Hanson, starring Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer
  • 8 Women – starring Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart – France
  • Aankhen (Eyes), starring Amitabh Bachchan – (India)
  • About a Boy – directed by Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz, starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, & Rachel Weisz
  • Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (What’s Up with Love?) – (Indonesia)
  • Adaptation – directed by Spike Jonze, written by Charlie Kaufman, starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, & Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Addicted (Jungdok), starring Lee Byung-hun – (South Korea)
  • The Adversary (L’adversaire), starring Daniel Auteuil – (France)
  • Alice
  • Ali G Indahouse – starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Charles Dance, Michael Gambon, & Martin Freeman – UK
  • All or Nothing, directed by Mike Leigh, starring Timothy Spall – UK
  • Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony – (South Africa/US)
  • Amar te duele (Loving You Hurts) – (Mexico)
  • Amen., directed by Costa-Gavras – (Germany/France/Romania)
  • Analyze That – directed by Harold Ramis, starring Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow
  • Angel on the Right (Farishtai kitfi rost) – (Tajikistan)
  • Antwone Fisher, directed by and starring Denzel Washington
  • Ararat, starring Charles Aznavour and Christopher Plummer – (Canada/France)
  • Aro Tolbukhin. En la mente del asesino (Aro Tolbukhin: in the Mind of a Killer) – (Spain)
  • Australian Rules – (Australia)
  • Auto Focus, starring Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe
  • Avenging Angelo, starring Sylvester Stallone and Madeleine Stowe
  • Baader – (Germany)
  • Back to Babylon (العودة إلى بابل) – (Iraq)
  • Bad Company – directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Anthony Hopkins, & Chris Rock
  • Bad Guy (Nabbeun namja) – (South Korea)
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever – starring Antonio Banderas & Lucy Liu
  • Balseros (Rafters) – (Spain)
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Xiao cai feng or Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse Chinoise) – (China/France)
  • Bang Bang You’re Dead
  • The Banger Sisters* – starring Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, & Geoffrey Rush
  • Barbershop* – starring Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, & Eve
  • Bend It Like Beckham – directed by Gurinder Chadha, starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers – UK
  • Beneath Clouds – (Australia)
  • The Best Day of My Life (Il più bel giorno della mia vita), starring Virna Lisi – (Italy)
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Big Fat Liar* – starring Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer, Donald Faison, Lee Majors, Russell Hornsby, & Kenan Thompson
  • Big Trouble* – directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Dennis Farina, Ben Foster, Zooey Deschanel, Sofia Vergara, Jason Lee
  • Biggie & Tupac
  • Black and White – starring Robert Carlyle and Charles Dance – Australia
  • Blade II – directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman
  • Blissfully Yours (Sud sanaeha), directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul – (Thailand)
  • The Blood Stained Route Map (Pimudun ryakpae) – (North Korea)
  • Bloody Sunday – directed by Paul Greengrass, starring James Nesbitt – Ireland
  • Blue Gate Crossing (Lan se da men) – (Taiwan)
  • Boat Trip, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Roger Moore
  • Bolívar Soy Yo (Bolivar is Me) – (Colombia)
  • El Bonaerense (The Locksmith) – (Argentina/Chile/France/Netherlands)
  • Book of Love – (US)
  • The Box of Life (Sunduq al-dunyâ) – (Syria)
  • Broken Wings (Knafayim Shvurot) – (Israel)
  • Bubba Ho-Tep* – directed by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis
  • The Burial Society – (US/Canada)
  • Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) – (Brazil)
  • Buying the Cow, starring Jerry O’Connell
  • Callas Forever, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright – (Italy/France/Spain/UK/Romania)
  • Carrie – TV movie
  • The Cat Returns** – Japan
  • Champion – (South Korea)
  • Chance – directed by and starring Amber Benson
  • Chat Room
  • Chen Mo and Meiting (Chen Mo he Meiting) – (China)
  • Chicago* – directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly
  • Chinese Odyssey 2002 – starring Tony Leung – Hong Kong
  • City of Ghosts, directed by and starring Matt Dillon
  • City of God (Cidade de Deus) – (Brazil)
  • The Clay Bird (Matir Moina), the first Bangladeshi film to be nominated for an Oscar
  • The Coast Guard (Haeanseon) – (South Korea)
  • Collateral Damage – directed by Andrew Davis, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo, & John Turturro
  • Common Places (Lugares comunes) – (Argentina)
  • Company (कम्पनी) – (India)
  • The Confession (Itiraf) – (Turkey)
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, directed by George Clooney, starring Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts
  • The Courtesan (Ca-bau-kan) – (Indonesia)
  • Crackerjack – (Australia)
  • Crazy As Hell, starring Eriq LaSalle – (US)
  • The Crime of Father Amaro (El crimen del padre Amaro), starring Gael García Bernal – (Mexico)
  • Cry Woman (Ku qi de nü ren) – (China)
  • The Cuckoo (Kukushka) – (Russia)
  • Cypher, starring Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu – (US)
  • The Dancer Upstairs – directed by John Malkovich, starring Javier Bardem – US/Spain
  • The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys – starring Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Jenna Malone, Jodie Foster, Vincent D’Onofrio
  • Dark Water (Honogurai mizu no soko kara), directed by Hideo Nakata – (Japan)
  • Darkness – starring Anna Paquin and Lena Olin – US/Spain
  • Dead in a Heartbeat. starring Judge Reinhold & Penelope Ann Miller – US/Canada
  • Death to Smoochy – directed by Danny DeVito, starring Robin Williams, Edward Norton, DeVito, Catherine Keener, & Jon Stewart
  • Deathwatch, starring Jamie Bell – (UK/Germany)
  • Dekada ’70 – (Philippines)
  • Devdas – (India)
  • Dirty Deeds – starring Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, John Goodman – (Australia)
  • Dirty Pretty Things – directed by Stephen Frears, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sergi López, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Wong, & Zlatko Buric – UK
  • Divine Intervention (Yadon ilaheyya) – (Palestine/France/Morocco/Germany)
  • Dog Soldiers – directed by Neil Jordan, starring Sean Pertwee & Kevin McKidd – UK
  • Dolls – directed by Takeshi Kitano – Japan
  • Doing Time (keimusho no naka) – (Japan)
  • Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary – (Canada)
  • Drunk on Women and Poetry (Chi-hwa-seon) – (South Korea)
  • Durval Discos (Durval Records) – (Brazil)
  • D-Tox, starring Sylvester Stallone and – (US)
  • Elsewhere – (Austria)
  • Emergency Act 19 (Gimgeubjochi 19ho) – (South Korea)
  • Enlightenment Guaranteed (Erleuchtung garantiert) – (Germany)
  • Equilibrium – directed Kurt Wimmer, starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean, Matthew Harbour, & William Fichtner
  • Evelyn – starring Pierce Brosnan – Ireland
  • The Eye (Gin gwai), directed by the Pang brothers – (Hong Kong/Singapore)
  • Facing the Truth (At kende sandheden) – (Denmark)
  • Far from Heaven – directed by Todd Haynes, starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, & Patricia Clarkson
  • Fat Choi Spirit (Lik goo lik goo san nin choi), starring Andy Lau – (Hong Kong)
  • Fidel
  • Fine Dead Girls (Fine mrtve djevojke) – (Croatia)
  • The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, starring Adam Garcia and Rosario Dawson – (US)
  • Flower & Garnet – (Canada)
  • The Four Feathers – directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou, & Kate Hudson
  • Frida – directed by Julie Taymor, starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Valeria Golino, Mía Maestro, Roger Rees, Antonio Banderas, & Edward Norton – Mexico/US/Canada
  • FUBAR – Canada
  • Full Frontal – directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Catherine Keener, Blair Underwood, David Duchovny, Julia Roberts, Mary McCormack, Nicky Katt, Brad Pitt, & David Hyde Pierce
  • Glowing Eyes (La chatte à deux têtes) – (France)
  • God Forbid a Worse Thing Should Happen (Ne dao bog većeg zla) – (Croatia)
  • Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Gojira tai Mekagojira) – (Japan)
  • Goebbels und Geduldig – (Germany)
  • The Good Girl – directed by Miguel Arteta, starring Jennifer Aniston, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tim Blake Nelson, Zooey Deschanel, & Mike White
  • The Good Thief – directed by Neil Jordan, starring Nick Nolte – UK/France/Ireland
  • The Guru – starring Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei – UK/France/US
  • He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not – starring Audrey Tautou – France
  • Hero* – directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung – (China/Hong Kong
  • Highway – starring Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, Selma Blair
  • Home Room – (US)
  • The Hours – directed by Stephen Daldry, starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly, & Miranda Richardson – UK/US
  • House of Fools (Dom Durakov), directed by Andrei Konchalovsky – (Russia)
  • Hollywood Ending – directed by and starring Woody Allen, with George Hamilton, Téa Leoni, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell, Treat Williams, Tiffani Thiessen
  • Hukkle – (Hungary)
  • I Am Dina (Jeg er Dina), starring Gérard Depardieu and Maria Bonnevie – (Norway/Sweden/France/Denmark)
  • I Love You (Wo ai ni), directed by Zhang Yuan – (China)
  • Ice Age* – starring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, & Denis Leary
  • Igby Goes Down – directed by Burr Steers, starring Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Peet, Ryan Phillippe, Bill Pullman, & Jared Harris
  • The Importance of Being Earnest – directed by Oliver Parker, starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O’Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, & Edward Fox – UK
  • In America – directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Samantha Morton & Djimon Hounsou – Ireland/UK
  • In the City Without Limits (En la ciudad sin límites) – (Spain)
  • In This World – directed by Michael Winterbottom – UK
  • Infernal Affairs – starring Tony Leung & Andy Lau – Hong Kong
  • Insomnia – directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt, & Paul Dooley
  • Interstate 60 – directed by Bob Gale, starring James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Amy Smart, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Cooper, Kurt Russell, & Michael J. Fox
  • Intimate Stories (Historias mínimas) – (Argentina)
  • InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass – Japan
  • Irréversible – starring Monica Bellucci & Vincent Cassel – France
  • Jason X – starring Kane Hodder
  • K-9: P.I. – starring James Belushi – TV movie
  • Kamchatka – (Argentina)
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture, documentary on Robert Evans
  • A Kind of America (Valami Amerika) – (Hungary)
  • Kiss the Bride
  • Kruté radosti (Cruel Joys) – (Slovakia)
  • Kung Pow! Enter the Fist
  • The Laramie Project – starring Nestor Carbonell, Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi
  • Last Call – starring Jeremy Irons, Neve Campbell, Sissy Spacek – US/Canada
  • L’Auberge espagnole (aka Pot Luck), starring Audrey Tautou – (France)
  • Laurel Canyon – starring Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale
  • The Legend of Bhagat Singh – (India)
  • L’homme du train (The Man on the Train), directed by Patrice Leconte – (France)
  • Life Show (Sheng huo ziu) – (China)
  • Light Drops (O Gotejar da Luz) – (Mozambique)
  • Lilya 4-ever – (Sweden/Denmark)
  • Loonies (Loenatik – De moevie) – (Netherlands)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers* – directed by Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, & Andy Serkis
  • Lovers’ Concerto (Yeonae soseol) – (South Korea)
  • Madame Satã – (Brazil/France)
  • The Magdalene Sisters, directed by Peter Mullan – (Ireland/UK)
  • The Man from Elysian Fields – starring Andy García & Mick Jagger
  • The Man Who Saved Christmas – starring Jason Alexander – TV movie
  • The Man Without a Past – directed by Aki Kaurismäki – Finland
  • Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) – (France)
  • Marooned in Iraq (Gomgashtei dar Aragh) – (Iran)
  • Marriage is a Crazy Thing (Gyeolhoneun michinjishida) – (South Korea)
  • Marrying the Mafia (Gamuneui yeonggwang) – (South Korea)
  • Mekhong Full Moon Party (Sibha kham doan sib ed) – (Thailand)
  • Melinda’s World
  • Men with Brooms – directed by and starring Paul Gross, with Connor Price, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Outerbridge, Kari Matchett, Molly Parker, Polly Shannon – Canada
  • Minority Report* – directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Peter Stormare, Tim Blake Nelson
  • The Missing Gun (Xun Qiang) – (China)
  • Mondays in the Sun – starring Javier Bardem – Spain
  • Moonlight Mile – starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, & Dustin Hoffman
  • Morvern Callar, starring Samantha Morton – (UK)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Iyer – (India)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding – directed by Joel Zwick, written by and starring Nia Vardalos
  • My Four Children – (Israel)
  • My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (Ngo joh aan gin diy gwai) – (Hong Kong)
  • My Mother’s Smile (L’ora di religione) (Il sorriso di mia madre) – (Italy)
  • Names in Marble (Nimed marmortahvlil) – (Estonia)
  • Narc – directed by Joe Carnahan, starring Jason Patric & Ray Liotta
  • New Best Friend, starring Mia Kirshner and Taye Diggs – (US)
  • The New Guy* – starring DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Eddie Griffin, Zooey Deschanel, Lyle Lovett, Jerod Mixon, Parry Shen, Illeana Douglas
  • Nicholas Nickleby – directed by Douglas McGrath, starring Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Cumming, & Timothy Spall – UK/US
  • No Such Thing – directed by Hal Hartley
  • Noora (The Kiss of Life) – (Iran)
  • Oasis (오아시스) – (South Korea)
  • Occident – (Romania)
  • Ogu and Mampato in Rapa Nui – (chile)
  • Old Men in New Cars (Gamle Mænd i Nye Biler) – (Denmark)
  • On Line – (US)
  • On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (Saenghwalui balgyeon) – (South Korea)
  • Open Hearts (Elsker dig for evigt) – (Denmark)
  • Orange County – directed by Jake Kasdan, starring Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Catharine O’Hara, Jon Lithgow, Lesley Mann, Lily Tomlin, Harold Ramis, & Kevin Kline
  • Den osynlige (The Invisible) – (Sweden)
  • Over the Rainbow (오버 더 레인보우) – (South Korea)
  • Panic Room – directed by David Fincher, starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, & Dwight Yoakam
  • Personal Velocity: Three Portraits – directed by Rebecca Miller, starring Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, John Ventimiglia, Ron Liebman, Wallace Shawn
  • People I Know – starring Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Téa Leoni, & Ryan O’Neal
  • Philanthropy (Filantropica) – (Romania)
  • The Pianist – directed by Roman Polanski, starring Adrien Brody – France/Poland/Germany/UK
  • Pokémon 4Ever – Japan
  • Possession – directed by Neil LaBute, starring Aaron Eckhart & Gwyneth Paltrow – US/UK
  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie*
  • Public Enemy (Gonggongui Jeog) – (South Korea)
  • Pumpkin – directed by Anthony Abrams & Adam Larson Broder, starring Christina Ricci, Hank Harris, Brenda Blethyn, Dominique Swain, Marisa Coughlan, Harry J. Lennix, Niña Foch, Melissa McCarthy, & Amy Adams
  • Punch-Drunk Love – directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Guzmán, Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Pure – starring Keira Knightley – UK
  • The Quiet American – starring Brendan Fraser & Michael Caine – US/Germany
  • RSVP – (US)
  • Raaz (Secret) – (India)
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence, directed by Phillip Noyce – (Australia)
  • Rachida – (Algeria)
  • Real Women Have Curves – (US)
  • A Red Bear (Un oso rojo) – (Argentina)
  • Reign of Fire
  • Resident Evil – directed by Paul W.
  • S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, & Colin Salmon
  • Respiro, starring Valeria Golino – (Italy)
  • Ripley’s Game – starring John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Ray Winstone – US/UK/Italy
  • Road Movie – (South Korea)
  • Rose Red, starring Nancy Travis – (US)
  • Russian Ark (Russkij Kovcheg), directed by Alexander Sokurov – (Russia)
  • Saathiya (Life Partner) – (India)
  • Salomé, directed by Carlos Saura – (Spain)
  • The Salton Sea – starring Val Kilmer & Vincent D’Onofrio
  • Saving My Hubby (Gudseura Geum-suna) – (South Korea)
  • The Scorpion King* – directed by Chuck Russell, starring Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Hu, Grant Heslov, & Michael Clarke Duncan
  • The Sea (Hafið) – (Iceland/Norway)
  • Second Name (El segundo nombre) – (Spain)
  • Secretary – directed by Steven Shainberg, starring James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, & Lesley Ann Warren
  • Secret Things (Choses secrètes) – (France)
  • Séraphin: Heart of Stone (Séraphin: un homme et son péché) – (Canada)
  • Sex Is Zero (Saekjeuk shigong) – (South Korea)
  • Showboy – (US)
  • Showtime – directed by Tom Dey, starring Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, William Shatner, Pedro Damian, & Drena De Niro
  • The Singles Ward – (US)
  • Skinwalkers, starring Wes Studi – (US)
  • The Skywalk is Gone (Tian qiao bu jian le) – (Taiwan)
  • The Son (Le fils) – (Belgium/France)
  • Sonny – directed by Nicolas Cage, starring James Franco, Harry Dean Stanton, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari, & Josie Davis
  • Spider – directed by David Cronenberg, starring Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne – Canada/UK
  • Spider-Man – directed by Sam Raimi, starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, Elizabeth Banks, J.K. Simmons, & Bruce Campbell
  • Spirit of Korean Celadon (Chongjaui noks) – (North Korea)
  • Spring Subway (Kaiwang Chuntian de Ditie) – (China)
  • Springtime in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) – (China)
  • Spun – directed by Jonas Åkerlund, starring Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Mena Suvari, Patrick Fugit, Peter Stormare, Alexis Arquette, Deborah Harry, Rob Halford, Eric Roberts, Chloe Hunter, Nicholas Gonzalez, Brittany Murphy, & Mickey Rourke
  • The Star (Zvezda) – (Russia)
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones* – directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, & Frank Oz
  • VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas
  • Steal, starring Stephen Dorff and Natasha Henstridge – (Canada/UK/France)
  • Stevie – (US)
  • Stolen Summer, starring Aidan Quinn – (US)
  • Stones (Piedras) – (Spain)
  • Suicide Club (Jisatsu Sakuru) – (Japan)
  • Sunshine State – directed by John Sayles, starring Edie Falco & Angela Bassett
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance – directed by Park Chan-wook – South Korea
  • Tadpole, starring Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth – (US)
  • Talk to Her – directed by Pedro Almodóvar – Spain
  • Ten (Dah), directed by Abbas Kiarostami – (Iran)
  • Terra incognita – (Lebanon/France)
  • Timequest – (US)
  • Together (He ni zai yi qi), directed by Chen Kaige – (China)
  • Tomorrow La Scala! – (UK)
  • The Tracker, starring David Gulpilil – (Australia)
  • The Trials of Henry Kissinger – (US)
  • The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) – (Japan)
  • Two Men Went to War – (UK)
  • Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet (ウルトラマンコスモス2 THE BLUE PLANET) – (Japan)
  • The Uncertainty Principle (O Princípio da Incerteza) – (Portugal)
  • Undercover Brother* – directed by Malcolm D. Lee, starring Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Dave Chappelle, Aunjanue Ellis, Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Chi McBride, Gary Anthony Williams, & Billy Dee Williams
  • Unknown Pleasures (Ren xiao yao) – (China)
  • Uzak (Distant) – (Turkey)
  • Valentín, starring Carmen Maura – (Argentina/France/Italy/Spain)
  • Van Wilder – starring Ryan Reynolds
  • The Visitor – (Australia)
  • Waiting for Happiness (Heremakono) – (Mauritania/France)
  • Walking on Water – (Australia)
  • War (Voyna) – (Russia)
  • The Way Home (Jibeuro) – (South Korea)
  • Welcome to Collinwood – directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, starring William H. Macy, Isaiah Washington, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jeter, Luis Guzmán, Patricia Clarkson, Andrew Davoli, George Clooney, Jennifer Esposito, & Gabrielle Union
  • Whale Rider – starring Keisha Castle-Hughes – New Zealand/Germany
  • When Maryam Spoke Out (Lamma hikyit maryam) – (Lebanon)
  • Where Eskimos Live (Tam, gdzie żyją Eskimosi) – (Poland/US/UK)
  • Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself – (Denmark/UK)
  • Windtalkers – directed by John Woo, starring Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater
  • Women in the Mirror (Kagami no onnatachi) – (Japan)
  • Year of the Devil (Rok ďábla) – (Czech Republic)