2003

movies from 2003 worth a peek
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1.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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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.)
 
2.
Elf (2003)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
3.
School of Rock (2003)
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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.)
“ 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). ” - maddox-richard
 
4.
The Man of the Year (2003)
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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. (105 mins.)
 
5.
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)
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A continuation of the story told in the Daft Punk music videos "One More Time," "Aerodynamic," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." (68 mins.)
 
6.
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
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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. (93 mins.)
 
7.
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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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. (121 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
 
8.
American Splendor (2003)
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An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar. (101 mins.)
“ like woody allen used to make ” - maddox-richard
 
9.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
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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. (138 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
10.
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003 Documentary)
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Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the Southern U.S... (82 mins.)
Director: Andrew Douglas
 
11.
Blind Shaft (2003)
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Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident... (92 mins.)
Director: Yang Li
 
12.
Oldboy (2003)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ forgive the plot and see on the biggest screen you can find ” - maddox-richard
 
13.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
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A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
14.
Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
15.
Zatoichi (2003)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
16.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
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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
 
17.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
18.
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
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Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill... (106 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrison
 
19.
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
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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
 
20.
Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
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It's time for hockey! There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player... (60 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
21.
Underworld (2003)
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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
 
22.
Holes (2003)
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A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
23.
Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003 Documentary)
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A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer. (94 mins.)
 
24.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003 Documentary)
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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. (138 mins.)
 
25.
Bad Santa (2003)
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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, and the security boss discovers the plot. (91 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
26.
Shattered Glass (2003)
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The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles. (94 mins.)
Director: Billy Ray
 
27.
Big Fish (2003)
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A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
28.
Peter Pan (2003)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
29.
Intermission (2003)
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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
 
30.
High Tension (2003)
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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
 
31.
Identity (2003)
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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
 
32.
Matchstick Men (2003)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
33.
Kitchen Stories (2003)
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A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
34.
Nathalie... (2003)
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Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation."... (106 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
35.
Runaway Jury (2003)
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A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer. (127 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
36.
PTU (2003)
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Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun. (88 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
37.
The Missing (2003)
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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. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
38.
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
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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
 
39.
The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)
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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... (150 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
40.
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003 Documentary)
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A homeless musician finds meaning to his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots. (83 mins.)
Director: Judy Irving
 
41.
Bad Boys II (2003)
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Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida. (147 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
42.
The Room (2003)
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Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. (99 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wiseau
 
43.
The Return of 'The Hired Hand' (2003 Documentary)
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(59 mins.)
Director: Jack Taylor
 
44.
The First World War (2003 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I. (500 mins.)
 
45.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
46.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Krazy Kripples (2003)
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Jimmy and Timmy form a club for people who were handicapped from birth. They call it the Crips, and... (22 mins.)
 
47.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Cancelled (2003)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
48.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: My Mother the Car (2003)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
49.
24 (2001 TV Series)
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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. (44 mins.)
 
50.
State of Play (2003 Mini-Series)
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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. (57 mins.)
 
51.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
52.
Boundin' (2003 Short Film)
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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. (5 mins.)
Stars: Bud Luckey
 
53.
The Alchemists of Sound (2003 Documentary)
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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. (58 mins.)
Director: Roger Pomphrey
 
54.
Kath & Kim (2002 TV Series)
Episode: My Boyfriend (2003)
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A mother, her daughter, and their respective "hunks of spunk" negotiate life in suburban Australia. (26 mins.)
 
55.
Dame Edna Live at the Palace (2003 TV Movie)
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(60 mins.)
Director: John L. Spencer
 
56.
Hatsujô kateikyôshi: sensei no aijiru (2003)
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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... (90 mins.)
Director: Mitsuru Meike
 
57.
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003 Documentary)
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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. (61 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
58.
Yeah Right! (2003 Video)
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A skate video created Girl Skateboards in 2003. (71 mins.)
 
59.
Bright Future (2002)
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Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants)... (115 mins.)
 
60.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
61.
QI (2003 TV Series)
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A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Stephen Fry is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well. (30 mins.)