2003by maddox-richard | created - 16 Mar 2011 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
movies from 2003 worth a peek
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1. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 825,073 | Gross: $70.10M
2. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Votes: 171,492 | Gross: $173.40M
3. School of Rock (2003)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Music
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.
Votes: 227,684 | Gross: $81.26M
I can't think of an end credit sequence half as joyous. Good movie somehow not even scuppered by Jack Black. (see also Be Kind Rewind).
5. The Man of the Year (2003)
105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Maiquel has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw--all in 24 hours.
Not Rated | 68 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A continuation of the story told in the Daft Punk music videos "One More Time," "Aerodynamic," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."
7. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.
Votes: 23,141 | Gross: $0.13M
8. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 122,941 | Gross: $4.06M
9. American Splendor (2003)
R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Votes: 43,981 | Gross: $6.00M
like woody allen used to make
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Votes: 180,610 | Gross: $93.93M
11. Mou gaan dou II (2003)
Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
12. Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003)
82 min | Documentary
Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the Southern U.S. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt Country" singer... See full summary »
Votes: 1,020 | Gross: $0.08M
13. Mang jing (2003)
Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama
Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,081 | Gross: $0.03M
14. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 411,113 | Gross: $0.71M
forgive the plot and see on the biggest screen you can find
16. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.
Votes: 43,188 | Gross: $0.85M
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 900,578 | Gross: $305.41M
18. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.
Votes: 83,538 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill, and he's a laughingstock at school. So when a Jamaican family moves in ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,087 | Gross: $0.09M
20. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 97,958 | Gross: $124.73M
21. Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
60 min | Drama, Romance
It's time for hockey! There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player Guy becomes embroiled in the twisted lives of Meta, a vengeful Chinoise, and her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,137 | Gross: $0.02M
22. Underworld (2003)
R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
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.
Votes: 228,216 | Gross: $51.97M
23. Holes (2003)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.
Votes: 64,561 | Gross: $67.41M
24. Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)
R | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer.
Votes: 1,339 | Gross: $0.26M
25. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
R | 138 min | Documentary
A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.
Votes: 2,316 | Gross: $0.03M
26. Bad Santa (2003)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.
Votes: 121,452 | Gross: $60.06M
27. Shattered Glass (2003)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History
The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.
Votes: 30,443 | Gross: $2.22M
29. Peter Pan (2003)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
Votes: 58,147 | Gross: $48.46M
31. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 59,419 | Gross: $3.68M
32. Identity (2003)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 195,537 | Gross: $52.16M
33. Matchstick Men (2003)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Votes: 113,210 | Gross: $36.91M
34. Salmer fra kjøkkenet (2003)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.
Votes: 7,419 | Gross: $0.35M
35. Nathalie... (2003)
100 min | Drama
Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation." She is engaged in this unusual and secretive task by a professional, upper-middle-class ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,089 | Gross: $0.02M
38. The Missing (I) (2003)
R | 137 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western
In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.
Votes: 29,435 | Gross: $26.90M
39. Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
R | 104 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 50,863 | Gross: $35.67M
40. Histoire de Marie et Julien (2003)
150 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is ... See full summary »
42. The Room (2003)
R | 99 min | Drama
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
44. Boundin' (2003)
G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.
South Park (1997– )
Fat Butt and Pancake Head
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Cartman makes a Jennifer Lopez hand doll and turns her into a music star, which draws the furious anger of the real Jennifer Lopez as well as the sexual advances of Ben Affleck.
South Park (1997– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Jimmy and Timmy land in the middle of a gang war; Stan, Cartman, Kenny and Kyle stay out of the way when stem cell research divides the town.
South Park (1997– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Chef and the children learn that Earth is actually just a reality show for other planets. When they learn it is to be canceled, the boys travel to a distant planet to plead their case to the network executives.
49. Arrested Development (2003– )
TV-PG | 489 min | Comedy
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.
Arrested Development (2003– )
My Mother the Car
TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy
Michael loses his short-term memory after he and Lucille have a car accident. George-Michael and Maeby want to see an R-rated movie about cousins in love.
Day 2: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack and Sherry head to LA Coliseum to meet Peter Kingsley. Upon hearing evidence via the live audio feed, President Prescott aborts the air strike. David Palmer is reinstated as President, and speaks to the nation about the nuclear bomb.
52. State of Play (2003– )
TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings
TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Fry makes a deal with the Robot Devil so he can get robot hands to play the holophoner and impress Leela. In a twist of fate, Fry trades hands with the Robot Devil and writes a masterpiece opera about Leela. However, the Robot Devil has evil plans of his own.
55. Hatsujô kateikyôshi: Sensei no aijiru (2003)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Sachiko Hanai is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her, the bullet in her head gives her psychic powers. She also ... See full summary »
Votes: 637 | Gross: $0.00M
56. Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
PG | 61 min | Documentary, Family
James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams.
Votes: 4,480 | Gross: $17.04M
58. Bright Future (2002)
92 min | Drama
Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,265 | Gross: $0.00M
59. QI (2003– )
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show
A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.
60. The Alchemists of Sound (2003 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary
A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who (1963).
63. Dead End (I) (2003)
R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.