Top-US-Grossing Titles Released 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31


1. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

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.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 727,403 | Gross: $380.84M

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,264,406 | Gross: $377.02M

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 839,846 | Gross: $305.39M

4. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 432,122 | Gross: $281.49M

5. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 306,679 | Gross: $242.59M

6. X2 (2003)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen

Votes: 419,136 | Gross: $214.95M

7. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 157,159 | Gross: $173.38M

8. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Claire Danes

Votes: 313,955 | Gross: $150.35M

9. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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47 Metascore

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.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 374,162 | Gross: $139.26M

10. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

5.8
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46 Metascore

With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo

Votes: 77,483 | Gross: $138.61M

11. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 183,160 | Gross: $138.40M

12. Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy

6.2
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52 Metascore

Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 174,840 | Gross: $133.76M

13. Bringing Down the House (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy

5.6
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39 Metascore

When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to be with him, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright

Votes: 30,583 | Gross: $132.54M

14. Hulk (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.7
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas

Votes: 216,833 | Gross: $132.12M

15. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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38 Metascore

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.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser, Eva Mendes

Votes: 198,311 | Gross: $127.08M

16. Something's Gotta Give (2003)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet

Votes: 93,363 | Gross: $124.59M

17. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 58,630 | Gross: $120.15M

18. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 122,073 | Gross: $116.64M

19. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.2
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 41,680 | Gross: $111.76M

20. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 326,528 | Gross: $111.11M

21. Freaky Friday (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould

Votes: 100,347 | Gross: $110.22M

22. Scary Movie 3 (2003)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

5.5
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49 Metascore

In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, Cindy has to investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall, Pamela Anderson

Votes: 114,488 | Gross: $110.00M

23. The Italian Job (2003)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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68 Metascore

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron

Votes: 293,132 | Gross: $106.13M

24. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Kathryn Hahn

Votes: 163,296 | Gross: $105.81M

25. American Wedding (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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43 Metascore

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.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy

Votes: 166,241 | Gross: $104.35M

26. Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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39 Metascore

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.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston, Steve Zahn

Votes: 51,023 | Gross: $104.15M

27. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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48 Metascore

The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Director: McG | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, Bernie Mac

Votes: 102,830 | Gross: $100.69M

28. The Cat in the Hat (2003)

PG | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.8
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19 Metascore

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Director: Bo Welch | Stars: Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 37,241 | Gross: $100.45M

29. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 120,888 | Gross: $95.63M

30. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 172,181 | Gross: $93.93M

31. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 347,878 | Gross: $90.14M

32. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

4.6
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47 Metascore

Elle Woods heads to Washington D.C. to join the staff of a congresswoman in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Regina King

Votes: 48,186 | Gross: $89.81M

33. Brother Bear (2003)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

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.

Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Jason Raize

Votes: 73,537 | Gross: $85.33M

34. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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37 Metascore

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

Votes: 91,657 | Gross: $82.16M

35. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 216,666 | Gross: $81.26M

36. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror

6.2
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38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 111,259 | Gross: $80.15M

37. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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34 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

Votes: 33,105 | Gross: $75.82M

38. Old School (2003)

R | 88 min | Comedy

7.2
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54 Metascore

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 189,357 | Gross: $74.61M

39. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Votes: 765,501 | Gross: $70.10M

40. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 60,110 | Gross: $67.33M

41. Kangaroo Jack (2003)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.4
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16 Metascore

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.

Director: David McNally | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren, Christopher Walken

Votes: 24,081 | Gross: $66.73M

42. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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30 Metascore

In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 144,404 | Gross: $66.46M

43. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 358,776 | Gross: $66.26M

44. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.5
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43 Metascore

Adventuress Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box before an evil scientist and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Chris Barrie, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 105,768 | Gross: $65.65M

45. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 63,160 | Gross: $63.70M

46. Shanghai Knights (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 83,954 | Gross: $60.47M

47. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 114,684 | Gross: $60.06M

48. Gothika (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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38 Metascore

A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 91,467 | Gross: $59.59M

49. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 334,016 | Gross: $59.37M

50. Open Range (2003)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.5
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67 Metascore

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi

Votes: 55,542 | Gross: $58.33M