My Movie Picks of 2003

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1.
The Ataris Live at Capitol Milling (2003 Video)
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Features a Rockumentary for the "In This Diary" music video and includes an exclusive "for fans only" concert... (30 mins.)
Director: Marc Smerling
 
2.
Ned Kelly (2003)
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An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known. (110 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
 
3.
Cold Mountain (2003)
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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. (154 mins.)
 
4.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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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
 
5.
Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
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Highschool loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987' Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey. (100 mins.)
Director: Troy Beyer
 
6.
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
 
7.
The Making of 'The Battle of Algiers' (2003 Documentary)
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Director: Roberta Licurgo
 
8.
The Last Samurai (2003)
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An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
9.
Imperium: Augustus (2003 TV Movie)
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Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa. (200 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
“ AKA - Augustus ” - Girgisbond
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
Love Actually (2003)
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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. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
14.
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
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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.)
 
15.
Beyond Borders (2003)
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Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against... (127 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
16.
Lawrence of Arabia: The Battle for the Arab World (2003 Documentary)
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(112 mins.)
Director: James Hawes
 
17.
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003 Documentary)
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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg tell the struggles and the passion for making the Indiana Jones Trilogy. (127 mins.)
 
18.
Return to 'Giant' (2003 Documentary)
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In the summer of 1955, an army of cameramen, lighting techs and movie stars descended on the small, west Texas town of Marfa to film what has become, "the national movie of Texas." (55 mins.)
Director: Jim Brennan
 
19.
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
 
20.
Mystic River (2003)
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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
 
21.
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
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The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer. (180 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
“ AKA - The Gospel of John ” - Girgisbond
 
22.
Luther (2003)
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During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. (123 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
23.
The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' (2003 Documentary)
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The story behind the filming of the 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia", featuring outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew. (85 mins.)
 
24.
The Rundown (2003)
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A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
25.
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
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
Open Range (2003)
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A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
28.
Step Into Liquid (2003 Documentary)
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Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary. (87 mins.)
Director: Dana Brown
 
29.
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003 TV Movie)
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Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life. (112 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
30.
Secondhand Lions (2003)
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A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas. (111 mins.)
Director: Tim McCanlies
 
31.
American Wedding (2003)
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It's the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister. (96 mins.)
Director: Jesse Dylan
 
32.
Used: Maybe Memories (2003 Video)
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Director: Evan Aaronson
 
33.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
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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.)
 
34.
Bad Boys II (2003)
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Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel. (147 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
35.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
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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.)
 
36.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
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Elle Woods heads to Washington D.C. to join the staff of a congresswoman in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing. (95 mins.)
 
37.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
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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
 
38.
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
 
39.
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
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Former cop Brian O'Conner is called upon to bust a dangerous criminal and he recruits the help of a former childhood friend and street racer who has a chance to redeem himself. (107 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
40.
The True Story of Blackhawk Down (2003 Documentary)
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Real footage is shown to prove that the film Black Hawk Down (2001) was very true to the real events that occured in Mogadishu in 1993... (92 mins.)
Director: David Keane
 
41.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
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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
 
42.
Finding Nemo (2003)
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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.)
 
43.
Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary of the making of Dances with Wolves told through interviews with cast and crew. It describes the financial and production details... (81 mins.)
Director: J.M. Kenny
 
44.
The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea' (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the making of Disney's 1954 classic, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." (88 mins.)
 
45.
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
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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.)
 
46.
Daddy Day Care (2003)
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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
 
47.
A Man Apart (2003)
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A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
48.
Old School (2003)
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Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
49.
Gods and Generals (2003)
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The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. (219 mins.)
 
50.
The John Garfield Story (2003 Documentary)
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This documentary, aired on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable network, looks at the life and career of John Garfield... (58 mins.)
Director: David Heeley
 
51.
The Recruit (2003)
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A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency. (115 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
52.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
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Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made. (116 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
53.
Palestine Is Still the Issue (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 50 years. Contains some interviews with the children in this conflict. (53 mins.)
Director: Tony Stark