Best to Worst Films of 2003

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1.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
2.
Mystic River (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
3.
Lost in Translation (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (102 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
4.
The Last Samurai (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
5.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.)
 
6.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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
 
7.
Seabiscuit (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
8.
X-Men 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (134 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
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.
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.)
 
11.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
12.
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature. (90 mins.)
 
13.
Hulk (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. (138 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
14.
Phone Booth (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. (81 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
15.
Elf (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
16.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
17.
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
18.
Peter Pan (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
19.
Shanghai Knights (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. (114 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
23.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack. (109 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
 
24.
Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When Piglet comes up missing his Hundred Acre Wood friends use Piglet's own Book of Memories to find him, discovering along the way just how big a role he's played in their lives. (75 mins.)
Director: Francis Glebas
 
25.
Freaky Friday (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
26.
Underworld (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Holes (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
29.
Daredevil (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero. (103 mins.)
 
30.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission. (110 mins.)
 
31.
Brother Bear (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back. (85 mins.)
 
32.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too. (97 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
33.
Dreamcatcher (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space. (136 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
34.
The Core (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again. (135 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
35.
The Medallion (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers. (88 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
 
36.
Paycheck (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased. (119 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
37.
Timeline (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
38.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus. (86 mins.)
 
39.
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected. (88 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
 
40.
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Cindy must investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion. (84 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
 
41.
Daddy Day Care (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center. (92 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
 
42.
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood. (98 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
43.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world. (84 mins.)
 
44.
Kangaroo Jack (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo. (89 mins.)
Director: David McNally
 
45.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond. (91 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
46.
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them. (82 mins.)
Director: Bo Welch