ALL FILMS IN OSCAR 2003 (RANKED)

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1.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ 9/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
2.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. (141 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
3.
Ice Age (2002)
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Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe. (81 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
4.
Spider-Man (2002)
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When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 7/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
5.
Minority Report (2002)
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In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. (145 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
6.
Chicago (2002)
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Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
7.
Gangs of New York (2002)
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In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
8.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
9.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
10.
About Schmidt (2002)
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A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected. (125 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
11.
Adaptation. (2002)
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A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean for the screen. (114 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
12.
The Quiet American (2002)
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An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
13.
Far from Heaven (2002)
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In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world. (107 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
14.
Frida (2002)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
15.
Unfaithful (2002)
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A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. (124 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
16.
Road to Perdition (2002)
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Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (117 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
17.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
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A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. (95 mins.)
Director: Joel Zwick
 
18.
Talk to Her (2002)
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Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas. (112 mins.)
 
19.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
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In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
20.
About a Boy (2002)
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A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (101 mins.)
 
21.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi. (142 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
22.
The Time Machine (2002)
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Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races. (96 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
 
23.
8 Mile (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
24.
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
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Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals.... (85 mins.)
 
25.
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
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A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya. (141 mins.)
Director: Caroline Link
 
26.
The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town. (118 mins.)
Director: Carlos Carrera
 
27.
The Man Without a Past (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki... (97 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
28.
Hero (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
29.
Zus & zo (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Zus & Zo shows what three sisters are willing to do to stop their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of Paraíso, their beloved family summer home on the Portuguese coast. (106 mins.)
 
30.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
31.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
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A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law. (85 mins.)
 
32.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd. (83 mins.)
 
33.
Treasure Planet (2002)
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A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders. (95 mins.)
 
34.
The Chubbchubbs! (2002 Short Film)
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A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer. (6 mins.)
Director: Eric Armstrong
 
35.
The Cathedral (2002 Short Film)
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An explorer visits what appears to be the ruins of a gothic cathedral. There seem to be some strange statues, though, whose faces follow him as he makes his way to the end; the sun comes out, and he stops at the edge of a cliff. (7 mins.)
Director: Tomasz Baginski
 
36.
Mike's New Car (2002 Video)
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Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated. (4 mins.)
 
37.
Mount Head (2002 Short Film)
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A miserly man eats the pits of some cherries he can't stand throwing out. A tree starts growing from the top of his head... (10 mins.)
Director: Koji Yamamura
 
38.
Rocks (2003 Short Film)
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Apparently, rocks are having conversations all around us, but they talk very, very slowly... (8 mins.)
 
39.
This Charming Man (2002 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Lars Hansen is in a job training program. He finds a potential job at a print shop, but his paperwork gets mixed up with an El Hassan... (30 mins.)
 
40.
Gridlock (2001 Short Film)
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On a cold winter evening a young manager gets stuck in traffic on his way home from work. He takes his brand new mobile to call his wife, not knowing that by doing so he is about to cause irreparable damage. (7 mins.)
Director: Dirk Beliën
 
41.
I'll Wait for the Next One... (2002 Short Film)
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Man falls in love while in a subway station. (4 mins.)
 
42.
Dog (2002 Short Film)
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Using a Xhosa boy as a pawn, a farmer teaches his puppy to be white man's best friend. Ten years later, both their lives hang in the balance at the mercy of the dog. (17 mins.)
Director: Steve Pasvolsky
 
43.
Johnny Flynton (2002 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Johnny Flynton is good at one thing: boxing. He's not too bright, and there's clearly some issues in his past... (37 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
 
44.
Twin Towers (2003 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two brothers, one a firefighter, one a police officer, are remembered for their bravery in New York City on September 11. (34 mins.)
Stars: Tommy Buda
 
45.
The Collector of Bedford Street (2002 Documentary)
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(36 mins.)
Director: Alice Elliott
 
46.
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks (2002 Short Film)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Bobby Houston
 
47.
Why Can't We Be a Family Again? (2002 Documentary)
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Two extraordinary brothers struggle to believe in their mother's love. (27 mins.)
 
48.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
49.
Daughter from Danang (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Separated at the end of the Vietnam war, an "Americanized" woman and her Vietnamese mother are reunited after 22 years. (83 mins.)
 
50.
Winged Migration (2001 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents. (98 mins.)
 
51.
Prisoner of Paradise (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about Holocaust victim Kurt Gerron. (96 mins.)
 
52.
Spellbound (2002 Documentary)
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Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Blitz