2003: Films Watched

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1. 8 Mile (2002)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 222,049 | Gross: $116.72M

2. Bangrajan (2000)

R | 71 min | Action, Drama, History

59 Metascore

Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the ... See full summary »

Director: Tanit Jitnukul | Stars: Jaran Ngamdee, Winai Kraibutr, Theerayut Pratyabamrung, Bin Bunluerit

Votes: 1,868 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Hwajangshil eodieyo? (2002)

102 min | Drama

The story of Dong Dong, the God of Public Toilets - so called because he was born and abandoned by his mother in a public toilet and later rescued out of the sewage by his grandmother.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Tsuyoshi Abe, Zhe Ma, Hyuk Jang, In-sung Jo

Votes: 260

4. The Quiet American (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

84 Metascore

An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 25,719 | Gross: $12.99M

5. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

96 Metascore

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.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 533,996 | Gross: $10.06M

6. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 224,267 | Gross: $104.45M

7. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 86,487 | Gross: $58.20M

8. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 531,176 | Gross: $83.47M

9. Salween (1995)

Crime, War

The border of Burma and Thailand is lawless place, where people live and die by the law of the gun. Into this situation comes a young police lieutenant, intent on reforming the rough and ... See full summary »

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: Sorapong Chatree, Chatchai Plengpanich, Siricoup Metanee, Paweena Chariffsakul

Votes: 38

10. Xiaohai bu ben (2002)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Comedy

Story about life of 3 EM3's student in Singapore, who struggling with their education and personal life.

Director: Jack Neo | Stars: Jack Neo, Yun Xiang, Richard Low, Selena Tan

Votes: 1,003

11. Mang nui 72 siu see (1993)

88 min | Thriller

Mrs. Ng, who is left temporarily blind after an operation. Second day, her husband takes off to Macau for a few days. Soon afterwards, Sam, a former patient shows up, with sinister motives.

Director: Wing-Chiu Chan | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Veronica Yip, Anthony Chan, Alfred Cheung

Votes: 154

12. Reisei to jônetsu no aida (2001)

125 min | Romance

A man is studying abroad in Italy, and while he does well, he yearns for his true love. After promising to meet her in Florence, they reconnect after not seeing one another for 10 years.

Director: Isamu Nakae | Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Kelly Chen, Roberto Brunetti, Valéria Cavalli

Votes: 364

13. Da cuo che (1983)

100 min | Drama

A speech-impaired and poor army veteran in Taiwan adopts a daughter, who later leaves him to enter show business. Her departure leaves the veteran in a state of depression, as she meant the... See full summary »

Director: Kan Ping Yu | Stars: Linda Jui-Chi Liu, Yueh Sun, Hsiao-Kang Wu, Li-Chun Lee

Votes: 248

14. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 66,459 | Gross: $4.56M

16. Qing cheng zhi lian (1984)

93 min | Drama, Romance, War

A cynical playboy pursues an introverted divorcee in the decadent Hong Kong on the eve of the Japanese invasion.

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cora Miao, Gerry Barnett, Chiao Chiao

Votes: 179

17. Ying xiong (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History

85 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 163,311 | Gross: $53.71M

18. Sayew (2003)

113 min

Tao is a real tomboy, who writes the reader's experiences column of a porn magazine, "Sayew". Lacking experience and imagination to write her column, Tao decides to go meet real people so as to get first hand accounts.

Directors: Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, Kiat Songsanant | Stars: Pimpaporn Leenutapong, Nuntawat Arsirapojcharnakul, Anon Saisangcharn, Phintusuda Tunphairao

Votes: 105

19. Satree lek 2 (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

Sequel to the surprise hit about a gay volleyball team having troubles with their success and fame, and how they reunite after they split because of creative differences.

Director: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon | Stars: Sujira Arunpipat, Kokkorn Benjathikoon, Anucha Chatkaew, Surapun Chawpaknam

Votes: 195

22. Da zui xia (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime

A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Chih-Ching Yang, Hung Lieh Chen

Votes: 3,167

23. Liu xing hu die jian (1976)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Drama

Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Fei Ai, Kwok Kuen Chan, Shen Chan, Ping Chen

Votes: 455

24. Dong (1998)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kuei-Mei Yang, Kang-sheng Lee, Tien Miao, Hui-Chin Lin

Votes: 2,969

25. Wui wan ye (1995)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.

Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Ka-Yan Leung, Yi-fei Huang

Votes: 1,621

26. Getting Any? (1994)

108 min | Comedy

Obsessed with the idea of owning his first car so he can have sex in it, a young man takes any job he can find and ends up in an escalating series of crazy situations.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Duncan, Moeko Ezawa, Taka Guadalcanal, Hakuryû

Votes: 2,366

27. Juen diu daai ngok (1989)

104 min | Action, Comedy

Two cops are partnered together and decide to protect two beautiful women who are actually rivals--one, a woman released from prison, the other, an actress who's been targeted for rape--while in search of escaped murderous convicts.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Alex Man, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng, Kwok Keung Cheung

Votes: 61

28. Chu Liu Xiang (1977)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After three Clan leaders are assassinated, Kung Nan-Yen accuses Master Thief Chiu Liu-Hsiang as being the only man capable of the murders, but generously allows him one month to clear his name.

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Lung Ti, Fei Ai, Kwok Kuen Chan, Shen Chan

Votes: 260

29. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

83 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 283,426 | Gross: $7.22M

31. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 109,600 | Gross: $0.17M

34. Bichunmoo (2000)

TV-MA | 118 min | Drama, Action, Fantasy

A sweeping, epic tale of a martial arts warrior who attempts to defy a kingdom to be with his love.

Director: Young-jun Kim | Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, Hee-seon Kim, Jin-young Jung, Dong-jik Jang

Votes: 2,533

35. Ji jun sam sap lok gai: Tau tin wun yat (1993)

105 min | Comedy, Crime

A professional thief is framed for a crime he did not commit and is sentenced to prison.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Christy Chung, Anita Lee

Votes: 153

36. Kru Somsri (1985)

117 min | Drama

A feisty teacher leads a group of slum-dwellers against a real estate developer who is determined to evict hundreds of families in order to make way for a construction project.

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: Chalita Pattamapan, Ron Rittichai, So Asanachinda, Setta Sirichaya

Votes: 5

37. Tong dang zhi jie tou ba wang (1992)

92 min

Lam Ching was the only son of a rich family and did not have any friends. One night Ching got acquainted with people who grew up in the new territories. Dragon, May, Tony, and Piggy. They ... See full summary »

Director: Kin-Nam Cho | Stars: Anthony Carpio, Chi-Shing Chan, Tat-Kwong Chan, Yau Kwong Chen

Votes: 18

38. You Seng (1993)

118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers ... See full summary »

Director: Clara Law | Stars: Joan Chen, Hsing-Kuo Wu, Fengyi Zhang, Ming-Yang Li

Votes: 305

39. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 634,388 | Gross: $33.23M

40. Yue liang, xing xing, tai yang (1988)

97 min | Drama

A story combined by the lives of three night clubs girls in. Porsche is a once-famous aging night club girl; May is forced to work in a night club in order to pay her step-father's debt; ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mak | Stars: Cherie Chung, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Maggie Cheung, Chin Hu

Votes: 80

41. Swiri (1999)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

50 Metascore

South Korean agents Ryu and Lee are tracking a female assassin from North Korea who has mysteriously disappeared. With new killings and the theft of a deadly bomb, time is running out to catch her.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yunjin Kim, Kang-ho Song

Votes: 7,475 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (1977)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Kaori Momoi, Tetsuya Takeda

Votes: 649

43. Xiao nan ren zhou ji (1989)

93 min | Comedy

Yuppie ad-man Leung Foon separates from his wife Ann, tries to get back together with his former girlfriend and flirts with his woman boss, but finally realizes that he was much better off where he started.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Lawrence Cheng, Cherie Chung, Sibelle Hu, Manfred Wong

Votes: 67

44. Gulliver's Travels (1996– )

PG | 186 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

An Englishman returns after nine years abroad and tells strange stories of the tiny people of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnang, the flying island Laputa and the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses.

Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox, Robert Hardy

Votes: 5,798

45. Pom Mai Yak Pen Pan To (1974)

135 min | Action

A Thai intelligence officer (Sompop Benjatikul) infiltrates the enemy's military forces of Chiang Riang by assuming the identity of a murdered colonel who was also a double agent. The ... See full summary »

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Star: Sompob Benjathikul

46. Barbershop (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 27,345 | Gross: $75.78M

48. Antitrust (2001)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani

Votes: 27,129 | Gross: $10.97M

49. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War