Best of 2003by aiwakaiy | created - 16 Apr 2011 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
This is the list of my favorite movies from the year 2003. Sorry for the ones, I haven't seen yet.
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1. Big Fish (2003)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
Votes: 371,986 | Gross: $66.26M
2. Carandiru (2003)
R | 145 min | Drama, Crime
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,258 | Gross: $0.21M
3. Ruang rak noi nid mahasan (2003)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.
Votes: 10,111 | Gross: $0.03M
4. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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: 406,769 | Gross: $0.71M
5. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
PG-13 | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
Votes: 45,243 | Gross: $7.00M
6. Love Me If You Dare (2003)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.
Votes: 59,951 | Gross: $0.55M
7. The Return (2003)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.
Votes: 34,563 | Gross: $0.50M
8. Dogville (2003)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
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 the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.
Votes: 116,801 | Gross: $1.53M
9. Evil (2003)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
A teenage boy expelled from school for fighting arrives at a boarding school where the systematic bullying of younger students is encouraged as a means to maintain discipline, and decides to fight back.
Votes: 32,054 | Gross: $0.02M
10. 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: 817,641 | Gross: $70.10M
11. 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: 22,686 | Gross: $0.13M
12. 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: 122,297 | Gross: $4.06M
13. 21 Grams (2003)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.
Votes: 201,971 | Gross: $16.25M
14. Mystic River (2003)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.
Votes: 364,793 | Gross: $90.14M
15. House of Sand and Fog (2003)
R | 126 min | Drama
An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.
Votes: 59,201 | Gross: $13.01M
16. Politiki kouzina (2003)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »
17. 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: 43,023 | Gross: $0.85M
18. Lost in Translation (2003)
R | 102 min | Drama
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
Votes: 348,910 | Gross: $44.59M
19. The Best of Youth (2003)
R | 366 min | Drama, Romance
An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Votes: 17,781 | Gross: $0.25M
20. Angels in America (2003)
TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
21. Bana bir seyhler oluyor (2003 Video)
149 min | Comedy, Drama
The film tells the story of a man who has become a crazy man after the economic crisis, and a process of making money by transforming this man to saint by his family
22. 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: 82,247 | Gross: $0.01M
23. Seukaendeul - Joseon namnyeo sangyeoljisa (2003)
124 min | Drama
Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,924 | Gross: $0.06M
24. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.
Votes: 51,417 | Gross: $1.97M
25. The Corporation (2003)
Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Votes: 18,976 | Gross: $1.88M
26. 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: 194,291 | Gross: $52.16M
27. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.
Votes: 67,313 | Gross: $2.38M
28. Finding Nemo (2003)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 781,864 | Gross: $380.84M
29. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 64,479 | Gross: $11.63M
30. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
31. Facing Windows (2003)
R | 102 min | Drama, Romance
Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her ...
Votes: 9,596 | Gross: $0.54M
32. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003)
Unrated | 74 min | Documentary
In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made.
33. Te doy mis ojos (2003)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance
One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
Votes: 5,311 | Gross: $0.03M
34. Swimming Pool (2003)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.
Votes: 37,271 | Gross: $10.11M
35. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Votes: 25,957 | Gross: $3.43M
36. Love Actually (2003)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 350,242 | Gross: $59.70M
37. The Dreamers (2003)
NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 90,937 | Gross: $2.53M
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,347,732 | Gross: $377.85M
39. Osama (2003)
PG-13 | 83 min | Drama
The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan, they being a repressive regime especially for women, who, among other things, are not allowed to work. This situation is especially difficult for one ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,917 | Gross: $1.13M
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: 896,112 | Gross: $305.41M
41. Thirteen (2003)
R | 100 min | Drama
A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.
Votes: 72,677 | Gross: $4.60M
42. 11:14 (2003)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The events leading up to an 11:14 PM car crash, from five very different perspectives.
43. Los Debutantes (2003)
114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The story of two brothers who get involved with a sexy stripper and her boss, the nightclub king of Santiago, as told from three perspectives. Sexy, gritty, emotional.
44. 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, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Votes: 119,499 | Gross: $60.06M
45. The Memory of a Killer (2003)
R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer.
Votes: 8,657 | Gross: $0.33M
46. Depuis qu'Otar est parti... (2003)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama
The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,379 | Gross: $0.34M
47. My Life Without Me (2003)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before.
Votes: 22,161 | Gross: $0.40M
48. Karsilasma (2003)
127 min | Drama, Family
The story of a man who believes he's been presented with a new life where he witnesses his son's resurrection.
49. Married... with Children Reunion (2003 TV Movie)
60 min | Comedy, Documentary
Cast members of Married...With Children (1987-1997) reunite and share memories of working on America's most favorite ground-breaking sitcom since All in the Family.
50. Red Cockroaches (2003)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating climax.
51. Koktebel (2003)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A widowed aeronautics engineer, who has lost his job, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel, a town by the Black Sea, to start a new life with the father's ... See full summary »
52. Pieces of April (2003)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
Votes: 18,653 | Gross: $2.53M
53. My Architect (2003)
116 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.
Votes: 2,839 | Gross: $2.75M
54. 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: 43,803 | Gross: $6.00M
55. Um Filme Falado (2003)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Aden, and Bombay. Along with a university teacher and her little daughter, we embark on a long journey, experiencing different cultures and civilizations.
Votes: 1,766 | Gross: $0.01M
56. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.
Votes: 20,867 | Gross: $3.12M
57. Lichter (2003)
105 min | Drama
This movie reflects on the situation around the border between Poland and Germany. The fate of many single characters creates a picture of life in this region: Some Ukrainians want to cross... See full summary »
58. Silmido (2003)
135 min | Action, Drama
Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the ... See full summary »
59. 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: 226,227 | Gross: $81.26M
60. Reconstruction (2003)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair.
Votes: 6,520 | Gross: $0.07M
61. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (2003)
PG | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind.
Votes: 5,585 | Gross: $1.74M
62. Gozu (2003)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.
Votes: 9,551 | Gross: $0.05M
63. Twentynine Palms (2003)
Unrated | 119 min | Drama
David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a... See full summary »
Votes: 3,723 | Gross: $0.05M
64. Cold Mountain (2003)
R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 125,220 | Gross: $95.64M
65. Time of the Wolf (2003)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance
When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Votes: 8,146 | Gross: $0.06M
66. 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: 30,322 | Gross: $2.22M
67. The Station Agent (2003)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Votes: 61,339 | Gross: $5.74M
68. Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (2003)
Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission.
69. 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: 59,135 | Gross: $3.68M
The Blues (2003)
Feel Like Going Home
110 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary about the blues and it's African origins.
71. Elephant (2003)
R | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
Votes: 75,696 | Gross: $1.23M
72. Comandante (2003)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro.
73. Ira Madiyama (2003)
108 min | Drama
Ira Madiyama is set in Sri Lanka during the mid-1990s and tells three simultaneous stories against the backdrop of the country's savage civil war. Chamari ( is searching for her husband, a ... See full summary »
74. 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: 7,392 | Gross: $0.35M
75. Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an... See full summary »
Votes: 2,343 | Gross: $0.29M
America Undercover (1983– )
Persona Non Grata
TV-MA | 67 min | Documentary
77. Demi-tarif (2003)
Demi-Tarif follows the low-key adventures of three young siblings, Romeo (Kolia Litscher), Launa (Lila Salet), and the youngest, Leo (Cindy David), left on their own in a rundown Paris ... See full synopsis »
78. The Life of David Gale (2003)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Votes: 95,720 | Gross: $19.59M
79. Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens.
Votes: 9,941 | Gross: $2.82M
The Blues (2003)
85 min | Documentary, Music
81. Insaat (2003)
113 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Insaat, 2003 directed by Ömer Vargi to undertake the construction of film.
82. The Last Samurai (2003)
R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Votes: 343,532 | Gross: $111.11M
83. X2 (2003)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 445,506 | Gross: $214.95M
84. The Soul of a Man (2003)
103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The Blues (2003)
The Road to Memphis
119 min | Documentary, Music
Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues.
86. Çamur (2003)
87. The Cooler (2003)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.
Votes: 29,676 | Gross: $8.24M
88. I Am David (2003)
PG | 90 min | Drama
A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark.
Votes: 6,541 | Gross: $0.28M
89. Chia e tazi pesen? (2003)
70 min | Documentary, Music
Two centuries after Goncharov's Critical Realism and Gorki's Socialist Humanism, two free-spirited public enthusiasts aim to discover a common Socialist Realism artwork of the Balkans, ... See full summary »
Director: Adela Peeva
90. Sansa (2003)
116 min | Drama
Sansa is a young man. The camera pursues him, takes a peep at him, tries to catch his face, his look, his cap. The camera gets out of breath running after the man, becoming an observer, a ... See full summary »
91. Monster (2003)
R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
Votes: 115,505 | Gross: $34.47M
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: 179,584 | Gross: $93.93M
The Blues (2003)
Red, White and Blues
93 min | Documentary, Music
Documenting the blues explosion in 1960's England and it's influence and reinterpretation by musicians at the time.
94. Bon voyage (2003)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city.
Votes: 4,423 | Gross: $2.35M
95. The Animatrix (2003 Video)
PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.
96. Anything Else (2003)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
Jerry Falk learns a lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with a beautiful but flighty girl, Amanda.
Votes: 26,801 | Gross: $3.20M
The Blues (2003)
Godfathers and Sons
133 min | Documentary, Music
98. 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: 112,670 | Gross: $36.91M
99. Seabiscuit (2003)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Votes: 60,288 | Gross: $120.28M
100. Das Wunder von Bern (2003)
118 min | Drama, Sport
A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.