2003 Films

The ones I've seen in order of preference from most to least favourite.
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1.
The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003 Documentary)
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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. (93 mins.)
 
2.
Noi the Albino (2003)
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Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland... (93 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári
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3.
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.)
 
4.
In the Cut (2003)
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New York writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood. (119 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
5.
Dogville (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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
 
6.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
7.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
8.
The Flower of Evil (2003)
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Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal. (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
9.
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
 
10.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
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Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general. (102 mins.)
 
11.
Errance (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Three scenes from the marriage of Lou and Jacques as they wander around France. (95 mins.)
Director: Damien Odoul
 
12.
Nitschewo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Jim and Elise are bound to each other by an uncompromising love, excessive passion and romance, which... (86 mins.)
Director: Stefan Sarazin
 
13.
Now (2003 Short Film)
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A man and a woman meet in 1960. They marry because that's what you are supposed to do. But something goes wrong on their wedding night... (29 mins.)
Director: Simon Staho
 
14.
Swimming Pool (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
15.
Twentynine Palms (2003)
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David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert... (119 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
16.
Terrorists: The Kids They Sentenced (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A feature-length documentary, possibly focusing, at least in part, on the recent anti-globalisation protests in Gothenburg... (85 mins.)
 
17.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
 
18.
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
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A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common. (95 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
19.
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
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An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners. (126 mins.)
Director: Vadim Perelman
 
20.
The Mother (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
21.
The Reckoning (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
22.
Snowboarder (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A young snowboarder with talent but no ambition, is introduced to the profession by a professional and Machiavellian snowboarder. (110 mins.)
Director: Olias Barco
 
23.
Monster (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
24.
Time of the Wolf (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
25.
Strange Gardens (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
France under occupation by the Germans during WW2: Two men inspired by a free France radio broadcast perpetrate an act of sabotage with unwitting consequences for them and their fellow villagers. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
 
26.
Stander (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber. (111 mins.)
Director: Bronwen Hughes
 
27.
My Life Without Me (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before. (106 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
 
28.
The Brown Bunny (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him. (93 mins.)
Director: Vincent Gallo
 
29.
Dot the I (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. (92 mins.)
 
30.
Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Sort of a low-budget Short Cuts (1993), set in the Flemish port city of Antwerp on a warm day in June... (127 mins.)
Director: Tom Barman
 
31.
Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local. (108 mins.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
Willard (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will. (100 mins.)
Director: Glen Morgan
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
Crimson Gold (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime. (97 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
37.
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
 
38.
Cuban Blood (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The year is 1958, and in Holguín, Cuba, a boy's world is about to change forever. (109 mins.)
Director: Juan Gerard
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
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