- Talk to Her, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, Spain
- Gangs of New York, Martin Scorsese, U.S.
- Russian Ark, Alexander Sokurov, Russia
- Devdas, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, India
- Minority Report, Steven Spielberg, U.S.
- Time Out, Laurent Cantet, France
- Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore, U.S.
- Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan
- The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, New Zealand
- The Quiet American, Phillip Noyce, Australia-Vietnam
- Sea Change by Beck
- The Best Bootlegs in the World Ever... by Various
- In Search of... by N.E.R.D.
- UP! by Shania Twain
- Under Construction by Missy Elliot
- Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age
- The Eminem Show by Eminem
- Original Pirate Material by The Streets
- The Rising by Bruce Springsteen
- Cee-lo, Green & His Perfect Imperfections by Cee-lo
- Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles
- Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City
- Perry West Apartment Buildings, New York City, by Richard Meier & Partners, Architects
- Black Lace Dress by Valentino
- The Set for Hairspray by Rockwellgroup
- Credits for Panic Room
- Nissan 350Z
- Todd Oldham's Designs for Target
- Discover 2GO Credit Card
- The Irish Hunger Memorial
Top 10 Everything 2002
The Piano Man conquers Broadway, Eminem goes Hollywood, plus the rest of TIME's picks for the best of the year