The best films of 2003

The best films of 2003, and the worst.

All the films from 2003 that I've seen so far in order of quality in my opinion.

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1.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ /9 ” - le_loup
 
2.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ /9 ” - le_loup
 
3.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ /10 ” - le_loup
 
4.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
“ /9 ” - le_loup
 
5.
Finding Nemo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
“ /9 ” - le_loup
 
6.
Lost in Translation (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (102 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ /9 ” - le_loup
 
7.
Dogville (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away... (178 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
8.
Elephant (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
9.
21 Grams (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con. (124 mins.)
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
10.
Mystic River (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
11.
Veronica Guerin (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
12.
The Dreamers (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
13.
Big Fish (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
14.
X-Men 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. (134 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
15.
Freaky Friday (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
16.
Final Destination 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next. (90 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
17.
The Life of David Gale (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row. (130 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
18.
The Italian Job (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally. (111 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
19.
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith. (129 mins.)
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
20.
Cold Mountain (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. (154 mins.)
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
21.
Love Actually (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
22.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
23.
Underworld (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons. (121 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
24.
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams. (138 mins.)
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
25.
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age. (128 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
26.
High Tension (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror. (91 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
27.
School of Rock (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band. (108 mins.)
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
28.
Tears of the Sun (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too. (121 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
29.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission. (110 mins.)
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
30.
Identity (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one. (90 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
31.
Taxi 3 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships. (84 mins.)
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
32.
Basic (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry. (98 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
33.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. (113 mins.)
Director: Audrey Wells
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
34.
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood. (98 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
35.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack. (109 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
36.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made. (116 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
37.
American Wedding (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
It's the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister. (96 mins.)
Director: Jesse Dylan
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
38.
The Hunted (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans. (94 mins.)
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
39.
Wrong Turn (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." (84 mins.)
Director: Rob Schmidt
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
40.
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Cindy must investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion. (84 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
41.
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
42.
Paycheck (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased. (119 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
43.
The Core (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again. (135 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
44.
Gothika (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done. (98 mins.)
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
45.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Adventuress Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box before an evil scientist and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her. (117 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
46.
Hulk (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. (138 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
47.
Open Water (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left. (79 mins.)
Director: Chris Kentis
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
48.
Danny Deckchair (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons. (100 mins.)
Director: Jeff Balsmeyer
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
49.
The Rundown (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
50.
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem. (101 mins.)
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
51.
Latter Days (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe. (107 mins.)
Director: C. Jay Cox
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
52.
The Recruit (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency. (115 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
53.
What a Girl Wants (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election. (105 mins.)
Director: Dennie Gordon
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
54.
Timeline (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
55.
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy. (104 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
56.
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Former cop Brian O'Conner is called upon to bust a dangerous criminal and he recruits the help of a former childhood friend and street racer who has a chance to redeem himself. (107 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
57.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true. (94 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
58.
Honey (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Bille Woodruff
“ /4 ” - le_loup
 
59.
Daredevil (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero. (103 mins.)
“ /4 ” - le_loup
 
60.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ /4 ” - le_loup
 
61.
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant. (118 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
“ /4 ” - le_loup
 
62.
S.W.A.T. (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it. (117 mins.)
Director: Clark Johnson
“ /4 ” - le_loup
 
63.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database. (106 mins.)
Director: McG
“ /3 ” - le_loup
 
64.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Elle Woods heads to Washington D.C. to join the staff of a congresswoman in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing. (95 mins.)
“ /3 ” - le_loup
 
65.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world. (84 mins.)
“ /3 ” - le_loup
 
66.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too. (97 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ /2 ” - le_loup