The Best Movies of 2003   (154) Most Notable
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 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 2003, # 159 Overall The Lord of the Rings:
Return of the King
2003 Jackson, Peter USA / New Zealand BDS
# 2 for 2003, # 339 Overall Lost in Translation 2003 Coppola, Sofia USA / Japan BD
# 3 for 2003, # 406 Overall Oldboy 2003 Park, Chan-wook South Korea BD
# 4 for 2003, # 447 Overall The Barbarian Invasions 2003 Arcand, Denys Canada / France D
# 5 for 2003, # 466 Overall Dogville 2003 von Trier, Lars Denmark / Sweden / France / Norway / Netherlands / Finland / Germany / USA / UK D
# 6 for 2003, # 486 Overall Mystic River 2003 Eastwood, Clint USA BDS
# 7 for 2003, # 682 Overall Master and Commander:
The Far Side of the World
2003 Weir, Peter USA BD
# 8 for 2003, # 690 Overall Finding Nemo 2003 Stanton, Andrew / Unkrich, Lee USA BD
# 9 for 2003, # 745 Overall Good Bye, Lenin! 2003 Becker, Wolfgang Germany Y
# 10 for 2003, # 862 Overall The Triplets of Belleville 2003 Chomet, Sylvain France / Belgium / Canada / UK BDS
# 11 for 2003, # 1028 Overall American Splendor 2003 Berman, Shari Springer / Pulcini, Robert USA D
# 12 for 2003, # 1072 Overall The Best of Youth 2003 Giordana, Marco Tullio Italy D
# 13 for 2003, # 1121 Overall Capturing the Friedmans 2003 Jarecki, Andrew USA D
# 14 for 2003, # 1194 Overall Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003 Tarantino, Quentin USA BDS
# 15 for 2003, # 1303 Overall Seabiscuit 2003 Ross, Gary USA BD
# 16 for 2003, # 1322 Overall Touching the Void 2003 Macdonald, Kevin UK D
# 17 for 2003, # 1416 Overall Cold Mountain 2003 Minghella, Anthony USA BD
# 18 for 2003, # 1436 Overall The Fog of War 2003 Morris, Errol USA D
# 19 for 2003, # 1450 Overall The Last Samurai 2003 Zwick, Edward USA / New Zealand / Japan BDS
# 20 for 2003, # 1491 Overall Spring Summer Fall Winter...and Spring 2003 Kim, Ki-duk South Korea / Germany D
# 21 for 2003, # 1504 Overall Elephant 2003 Van Sant, Gus USA Y
# 22 for 2003, # 1532 Overall Big Fish 2003 Burton, Tim USA BDS
# 23 for 2003, # 1548 Overall My Architect: A Son's Journey 2003 Kahn, Nathaniel USA D
# 24 for 2003, # 1598 Overall The Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman 2003 Kitano, Takeshi Japan BD
# 25 for 2003, # 1619 Overall Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl
2003 Verbinski, Gore USA BDS
# 26 for 2003, # 1651 Overall House of Sand and Fog 2003 Perelman, Vadim USA YS
# 27 for 2003, # 1697 Overall Osama 2003 Barmak, Siddiq Afghanistan / Netherlands / Japan Y
# 28 for 2003, # 1720 Overall 21 Grams 2003 Iñárritu, Alejandro González USA D
# 29 for 2003, # 1859 Overall Open Range 2003 Costner, Kevin USA DS
# 30 for 2003, # 1992 Overall Thirteen 2003 Hardwicke, Catherine USA / UK DS
# 31 for 2003, # 2047 Overall The Return 2003 Zvyagintsev, Andrei Russia Y
# 32 for 2003, # 2059 Overall Owning Mahowny 2003 Kwietniowski, Richard Canada / UK Y
# 33 for 2003, # 2063 Overall The Corporation 2003 Abbott, Jennifer / Achbar, Mark Canada D
# 34 for 2003, # 2072 Overall Matchstick Men 2003 Scott, Ridley USA BD
# 35 for 2003, # 2077 Overall The School of Rock 2003 Linklater, Richard USA / Germany DS
# 36 for 2003, # 2118 Overall The Station Agent 2003 McCarthy, Tom USA D
# 37 for 2003, # 2149 Overall Baadasssss! 2003 Van Peebles, Mario USA Y
# 38 for 2003, # 2215 Overall Kôhî jikô 2003 Hou, Hsiao-hsien Japan / Taiwan
# 39 for 2003, # 2216 Overall Tokyo Godfathers 2003 Kon, Satoshi / Furuya, Shôgo Japan D
# 40 for 2003, # 2226 Overall The Five Obstructions 2003 Leth, Jørgen / von Trier, Lars Denmark / Switzerland / Belgium / France D
# 41 for 2003, # 2229 Overall Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003 Webber, Peter USA / UK / Luxembourg DS
# 42 for 2003, # 2233 Overall Monster 2003 Jenkins, Patty USA / Germany BD
# 43 for 2003, # 2254 Overall The Agronomist 2003 Demme, Jonathan USA D
# 43 for 2003, # 2254 Overall The Human Stain 2003 Benton, Robert USA / Germany / France DS
# 43 for 2003, # 2254 Overall Off the Map 2003 Scott, Campbell USA D
# 44 for 2003, # 2272 Overall Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003 McKay, Rick USA D
# 45 for 2003, # 2281 Overall Something's Gotta Give 2003 Meyers, Nancy USA DS
# 46 for 2003, # 2297 Overall Coffee and Cigarettes 2003 Jarmusch, Jim USA / Japan / Italy BDS
# 47 for 2003, # 2324 Overall Love Actually 2003 Curtis, Richard UK / USA BD
# 48 for 2003, # 2330 Overall Intolerable Cruelty 2003 Coen, Joel / Coen, Ethan USA BDS
# 49 for 2003, # 2332 Overall Lost in La Mancha 2003 Fulton, Keith / Pepe, Louis UK / USA D
# 50 for 2003, # 2339 Overall Bad Santa 2003 Zwigoff, Terry USA / Germany BD
# 50 for 2003, # 2339 Overall Young Adam 2003 Mackenzie, David UK / France D
# 51 for 2003, # 2347 Overall The Matrix Reloaded 2003 Wachowski, Andy / Wachowski, Larry USA BDS
# 52 for 2003, # 2357 Overall Open Water 2003 Kentis, Chris USA DS
# 53 for 2003, # 2384 Overall The Sopranos 2003 Van Patten, Timothy / Patterson, John / Coulter, Allen / Taylor, Alan / Bronchtein, Henry / Bender, Jack / Buscemi, Steve / Attias, Daniel / Chase, David USA DS
# 54 for 2003, # 2387 Overall Cinema 16 2003 various UK D
# 55 for 2003, # 2398 Overall Goodbye, Dragon Inn 2003 Tsai, Ming-liang Taiwan Y
# 56 for 2003, # 2425 Overall The Story of the Weeping Camel 2003 Davaa, Byambasuren / Falorni, Luigi Germany / Mongolia D
# 57 for 2003, # 2438 Overall The Rundown 2003 Berg, Peter USA D
# 58 for 2003, # 2439 Overall Monsieur Ibrahim 2003 Dupeyron, François France Y
# 59 for 2003, # 2446 Overall Code 46 2003 Winterbottom, Michael UK Y
# 60 for 2003, # 2455 Overall The Dreamers 2003 Bertolucci, Bernardo Italy / France / UK DS
# 61 for 2003, # 2462 Overall A Talking Picture 2003 de Oliveira, Manoel Portugal / France / Italy D
# 62 for 2003, # 2481 Overall Tarnation 2003 Caouette, Jonathan USA D
# 63 for 2003, # 2488 Overall Go Further 2003 Mann, Ron Canada Y
# 64 for 2003, # 2493 Overall Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 Dante, Joe USA DS
# 65 for 2003, # 2500 Overall Intermission 2003 Crowley, John Ireland / UK DS
# 65 for 2003, # 2500 Overall Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 Johnson, Tim / Gilmore, Patrick USA D
# 66 for 2003, # 2508 Overall Swimming Pool 2003 Ozon, François France / UK D
# 67 for 2003, # 2511 Overall The Company 2003 Altman, Robert Germany / USA DS
# 67 for 2003, # 2511 Overall The Cooler 2003 Kramer, Wayne USA DS
# 68 for 2003, # 2512 Overall End of the Century 2003 Fields, Jim / Gramaglia, Michael USA D
# 68 for 2003, # 2512 Overall Memories of Murder 2003 Bong, Joon-ho South Korea DS
# 68 for 2003, # 2512 Overall Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Lazin, Lauren USA DS
# 69 for 2003, # 2514 Overall A Mighty Wind 2003 Guest, Christopher USA DS
# 70 for 2003, # 2525 Overall Ghosts of the Abyss 2003 Cameron, James USA BD
# 71 for 2003, # 2558 Overall Evil 2003 Håfström, Mikael Sweden D
# 71 for 2003, # 2558 Overall Zelary 2003 Trojan, Ondrej Czech Republic / Slovakia / Austria Y
# 72 for 2003, # 2569 Overall Japanese Story 2003 Brooks, Sue Australia D
# 73 for 2003, # 2578 Overall Head of State 2003 Rock, Chris USA D
# 73 for 2003, # 2578 Overall Shanghai Knights 2003 Dobkin, David USA DS
# 73 for 2003, # 2578 Overall Veronica Guerin 2003 Schumacher, Joel USA / Ireland / UK DS
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Alila 2003 Gitai, Amos Israel / France D
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Baramnan gajok 2003 Im, Sang-soo South Korea
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Good Morning, Night 2003 Bellocchio, Marco Italy D
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Il Miracolo 2003 Winspeare, Edoardo Italy
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Imagining Argentina 2003 Hampton, Christopher Spain / UK / USA D
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Le Cerf-volant 2003 Sabag, Randa Chahal Lebanon / France
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Les Sentiments 2003 Lvovsky, Noémie France
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Lian zhi feng jing 2003 Lai, Miu-suet Hong Kong
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Pornografia 2003 Kolski, Jan Jakub Poland / France D
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Raja 2003 Doillon, Jacques France / Morocco D
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Rosenstrasse 2003 von Trotta, Margarethe Germany / Netherlands Y
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Segreti di stato 2003 Benvenuti, Paolo Italy
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Sjaj u ocima 2003 Karanovic, Srdjan Fed Rep of Yugoslavia / UK
# 74 for 2003, # 2585 Overall Twentynine Palms 2003 Dumont, Bruno France / Germany / USA Y
# 75 for 2003, # 2589 Overall All the Real Girls 2003 Green, David Gordon USA DS
# 75 for 2003, # 2589 Overall Northfork 2003 Polish, Michael USA D
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# 75 for 2003, # 2589 Overall Saraband 2003 Bergman, Ingmar Sweden / Italy / Germany / Finland / Denmark / Austria D
# 75 for 2003, # 2589 Overall 7:35 in the Morning 2003 Vigalondo, Nacho Spain
# 75 for 2003, # 2589 Overall Two Cars, One Night 2003 Cohen, Taika New Zealand
# 75 for 2003, # 2589 Overall Wasp 2003 Arnold, Andrea UK
# 76 for 2003, # 2598 Overall Crimson Gold 2003 Panahi, Jafar Iran Y
# 76 for 2003, # 2598 Overall Down with Love 2003 Reed, Peyton USA / Germany D
# 76 for 2003, # 2598 Overall Los Angeles Plays Itself 2003 Andersen, Thom USA
# 76 for 2003, # 2598 Overall The Same River Twice 2003 Moss, Robb USA Y
# 77 for 2003, # 2601 Overall Girlhood 2003 Garbus, Liz USA D
# 77 for 2003, # 2601 Overall My Flesh and Blood 2003 Karsh, Jonathan USA D
# 78 for 2003, # 2605 Overall My Life Without Me 2003 Coixet, Isabel Spain / Canada D
# 79 for 2003, # 2606 Overall At Five in the Afternoon 2003 Makhmalbaf, Samira Iran / France
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Bon Voyage 2003 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul France D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Bright Young Things 2003 Fry, Stephen UK D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Bukowski: Born into This 2003 Dullaghan, John USA D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Dopamine 2003 Decena, Mark USA D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Holes 2003 Davis, Andrew USA DS
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall The Hunted 2003 Friedkin, William USA DS
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall I Capture the Castle 2003 Fywell, Tim UK D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 2003 Hodges, Mike UK / USA D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall The Memory of a Killer 2003 Van Looy, Erik Belgium / Netherlands D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall The Mother 2003 Michell, Roger UK D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Peter Pan 2003 Hogan, P.J. USA BDS
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall The Saddest Music in the World 2003 Maddin, Guy Canada D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Schultze Gets the Blues 2003 Schorr, Michael Germany D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall The Shape of Things 2003 LaBute, Neil USA / France / UK D
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Shattered Glass 2003 Ray, Billy USA / Canada DS
# 80 for 2003, # 2607 Overall Take My Eyes 2003 Bollaín, Icíar Spain D
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall The Animation Show 2003 unknown USA D
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Daddy Day Care 2003 Carr, Steve USA DS
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Daredevil 2003 Johnson, Mark Steven USA BDS
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Deliver Us from Eva 2003 Hardwick, Gary USA DS
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Destino 2003 Monfery, Dominique France / USA B
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall I Am David 2003 Feig, Paul USA D
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall The Italian Job 2003 Gray, F. Gary USA / France / UK BD
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Johnny English 2003 Howitt, Peter UK DS
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Kitchen Stories 2003 Hamer, Bent Norway / Sweden D
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall La Petite Lili 2003 Miller, Claude France / Canada D
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Levity 2003 Solomon, Ed USA / France DS
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Noviembre 2003 Mañas, Achero Spain
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Rhinoceros Eyes 2003 Woodley, Aaron USA D
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Runaway Jury 2003 Fleder, Gary USA BDS
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Tears of the Sun 2003 Fuqua, Antoine USA BD
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Mostow, Jonathan USA / Germany / UK BDS
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Tom Dowd & the Language of Music 2003 Moormann, Mark USA D
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 Wells, Audrey USA / Italy BDS
# 81 for 2003, # 2613 Overall The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill 2003 Irving, Judy USA D
# 82 for 2003, # 2622 Overall Bright Future 2003 Kurosawa, Kiyoshi Japan
# 82 for 2003, # 2622 Overall Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 Herman-Wurmfeld, Charles USA DS
# 82 for 2003, # 2622 Overall Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior 2003 Pinkaew, Prachya Thailand BD
# 82 for 2003, # 2622 Overall X2: X-Men United 2003 Singer, Bryan USA BDS
# 83 for 2003, # 2641 Overall Hulk 2003 Lee, Ang USA BDS
# 83 for 2003, # 2641 Overall Identity 2003 Mangold, James USA BDS
NR Bruce Almighty 2003 Shadyac, Tom USA BDS
NR The Matrix Revolutions 2003 Wachowski, Andy / Wachowski, Larry USA BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack