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Best of 2003

The IMDb users have spoken, and here are the results! Thanks for voting, and be sure to check out all the poll results for the Best of 2003 and the Worst of 2003. And be sure to check out all our other coverage on the Road to the Oscars®.


Best Picture (English language)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
61%
7527
Lost in Translation (2003)
7%
972
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
6%
826
Mystic River (2003)
6%
794
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
5%
626
Cold Mountain (2003)
3%
376
Big Fish (2003)
2%
312
The Last Samurai (2003)
2%
254
21 Grams (2003)
1%
241
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
1%
231

Best Actor
Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
33%
2745
Bill Murray for Lost in Translation (2003)
18%
1494
Sean Penn for Mystic River (2003)
17%
1431
Viggo Mortensen for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
7%
626
Elijah Wood for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
6%
542
Tom Cruise for The Last Samurai (2003)
4%
345
Russell Crowe for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
4%
339
Jude Law for Cold Mountain (2003)
3%
249
Ben Kingsley for House of Sand and Fog (2003)
2%
188
Sean Astin for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2%
185

Best Actress
Uma Thurman for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
26%
1682
Charlize Theron for Monster (2003)
16%
1051
Nicole Kidman for Cold Mountain (2003)
14%
948
Scarlett Johansson for Lost in Translation (2003)
13%
853
Naomi Watts for 21 Grams (2003)
10%
657
Keira Knightley for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
4%
271
Diane Keaton for Something's Gotta Give (2003)
4%
268
Jennifer Connelly for House of Sand and Fog (2003)
3%
217
Miranda Otto for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3%
198
Nicole Kidman for Dogville (2003)
3%
196

Best Supporting Actor
Sean Astin for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
42%
2759
Tim Robbins for Mystic River (2003)
16%
1055
Ken Watanabe for The Last Samurai (2003)
6%
425
Ian McKellen for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
5%
383
Orlando Bloom for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
5%
356
Paul Bettany for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
5%
349
Benicio Del Toro for 21 Grams (2003)
5%
347
Andy Serkis for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
5%
341
Albert Finney for Big Fish (2003)
4%
268
Viggo Mortensen for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3%
196

Best Supporting Actress
Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003)
35%
1846
Miranda Otto for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
19%
1032
Marcia Gay Harden for Mystic River (2003)
8%
426
Scarlett Johansson for Lost in Translation (2003)
7%
383
Keira Knightley for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
6%
325
Lucy Liu for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
5%
302
Liv Tyler for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
4%
262
Ellen DeGeneres for Finding Nemo (2003)
4%
259
Holly Hunter for Thirteen (2003)
4%
227
Emma Thompson for Love Actually (2003)
4%
212

Best Director
Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
67%
6048
Quentin Tarantino for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
7%
688
Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003)
7%
643
Clint Eastwood for Mystic River (2003)
4%
438
Tim Burton for Big Fish (2003)
2%
254
Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2%
222
Peter Weir for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2%
184
Gore Verbinski for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
1%
176
Anthony Minghella for Cold Mountain (2003)
1%
155
Alejandro González Iñárritu for 21 Grams (2003)
1%
91

Best Foreign Language (non-English) Film
City of God (2002)
31%
1089
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
19%
682
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
15%
542
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
8%
287
Swimming Pool (2003)
7%
260
Osama (2003)
4%
162
Irreversible (2002)
3%
135
Whale Rider (2002)
3%
130
Hero (2002)
3%
113
Man on the Train (2002)
2%
75

Funniest Movie
Finding Nemo (2003)
19%
1752
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
17%
1551
Bruce Almighty (2003)
13%
1182
Old School (2003)
11%
1031
School of Rock (2003)
8%
747
Bad Santa (2003)
7%
701
Love Actually (2003)
6%
574
Elf (2003)
6%
573
American Wedding (2003)
4%
434
Lost in Translation (2003)
4%
418

Scariest Movie
28 Days Later... (2002)
26%
1676
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
16%
1030
Identity (2003)
14%
882
The Ring (2002)
11%
734
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
7%
484
Gothika (2003)
6%
411
Gigli (2003)
6%
386
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
5%
325
Cabin Fever (2002)
2%
185
Wrong Turn (2003/I)
2%
180

Best Action Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
31%
3365
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
20%
2227
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
12%
1318
X-Men 2 (2003)
11%
1245
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
6%
680
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
5%
618
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
3%
362
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
3%
360
Bad Boys II (2003)
3%
348
The Last Samurai (2003)
2%
308

Best Family Movie
Finding Nemo (2003)
59%
6065
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
13%
1342
Elf (2003)
6%
687
Freaky Friday (2003)
4%
450
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
4%
408
Peter Pan (2003)
3%
306
School of Rock (2003)
2%
262
Whale Rider (2002)
2%
240
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
2%
226
Big Fish (2003)
2%
207

Best Independent Film
Lost in Translation (2003)
41%
2111
21 Grams (2003)
10%
506
American Splendor (2003)
9%
495
Whale Rider (2002)
6%
339
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
5%
296
Thirteen (2003)
5%
284
Elephant (2003)
5%
282
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
5%
257
In America (2002)
4%
241
The Station Agent (2003)
4%
233

Best Popcorn (Most Entertaining) Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
39%
3886
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
30%
2951
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
9%
953
X-Men 2 (2003)
5%
554
Finding Nemo (2003)
3%
366
Love Actually (2003)
3%
304
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
2%
230
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
1%
188
The Italian Job (2003)
1%
172
School of Rock (2003)
1%
148

Best Documentary
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
26%
818
Spellbound (2002)
19%
623
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
15%
472
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
14%
453
Winged Migration (2001)
10%
332
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
4%
154
Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
2%
83
A Mighty Wind (2003)
2%
77
To Be and to Have (2002)
2%
69
Bus 174 (2002)
2%
65

Best Animated Feature
Finding Nemo (2003)
90%
10229
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
3%
414
The Animatrix (2003) (V)
1%
218
Spirited Away (2001)
1%
123
Brother Bear (2003)
0%
105
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
0%
62
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
0%
62
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
0%
47
Millennium Actress (2001)
0%
45
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
0%
33


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