Temporal Top Ten – 2003


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Number of movies seen from this year – 113
Number of movies reviewed – 49 (including 1 Encore Review)

2003 was a year which all the awards ceremonies were dominated by one film, which was the culmination of a 3 movie, 10+ hour adventure series that was even able to break the Oscar “unofficial shunning” of Science Fiction/Fantasy being considered part of the mainstream awards ceremonies.

In any other year, my #2 movie would have had much more of a chance to win awards because it’s a very engaging thriller that took home two acting Oscars.

To round out the Best Picture nominees that made my top ten, you will find #3, which is a heart warming movie that I fell in love with the first time I saw it and have enjoyed it immensely every time since because it is a movie about falling down and then having the ability and courage to stand up and try again over and over.

The other two nominees that year – master and Commander and Lost in Translation are two movies that I just couldn’t get in to while watching them and personally don’t feel that they were movies that can be considered among the best of the year.

My Top Ten

2003 Gods and Generals 01010. Gods and Generalsbsg

9. Battlestar Galacticahouse of sand and fog

8. House of Sand and Fogfinding nemo

7. Finding Nemoswat

6. S.W.A.T.shattered glass

5. Shattered Glasstouching the void

4. Touching the Voidseabiscuit

3. Seabiscuitmystic river

2. Mystic Riverreturn of the king

1. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2003

  1. 11:14
  2. 21 Grams
  3. 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out
  4. Agent Cody Banks
  5. Alex and Emma
  6. American Wedding
  7. Anger Management
  8. Bad Boys II
  9. Bad Santa
  10. Basic
  11. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
  12. Battlestar Galactica
  13. Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Three’s Company’
  14. Beyond Borders
  15. Big Fish
  16. Brother Bear
  17. The Brown Bunny
  18. Bruce Almighty
  19. Bulletproof Monk
  20. Calendar Girls
  21. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  22. Cheaper by the Dozen
  23. Coast to Coast
  24. Cold Creek Manor
  25. Cold Mountain
  26. Confidence
  27. The Cooler
  28. The Core
  29. Daddy Day Care
  30. Daredevil
  31. Dark Blue
  32. DC 9/11:Time of Crisis
  33. Dreamcatcher
  34. Elephant
  35. Elf
  36. Finding Nemo
  37. Fog of War, The: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
  38. Freaky Friday
  39. Full-Court Miracle
  40. Gods and Generals
  41. Good Bye Lenin!
  42. A Guy Thing
  43. Head of State
  44. The Hebrew Hammer
  45. Holes
  46. Hollywood Homicide
  47. Hope Springs
  48. House of Sand and Fog
  49. How to Deal
  50. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  51. Hulk
  52. The Human Stain
  53. The Hunted
  54. Identity
  55. In the Cut
  56. The In-Laws
  57. Intermission
  58. Intolerable Cruelty
  59. The Italian Job
  60. Johnny English
  61. Just Married
  62. Kill Bill Volume 1
  63. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  64. The Last Samurai
  65. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  66. The Life of David Gale Encore Review
  67. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  68. Lost in Translation
  69. Love Actually
  70. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  71. Matchstick Men
  72. The Matrix Reloaded
  73. The Matrix Revolutions
  74. Mona Lisa Smile
  75. Monster
  76. My Boss’s Daughter
  77. Mystic River
  78. Old School
  79. Open Range
  80. Open Water
  81. The Order
  82. Out of Time
  83. Paycheck
  84. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  85. Radio
  86. The Reagans
  87. The Recruit
  88. Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story
  89. Runaway Jury
  90. S.W.A.T.
  91. Saints and Soldiers
  92. Saving Jessica Lynch
  93. Scary Movie 3
  94. School of Rock
  95. Seabiscuit
  96. Shanghai Knights
  97. Shattered Glass
  98. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  99. Something’s Gotta Give
  100. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
  101. The Statement
  102. Stuck on You
  103. Tears of the Sun
  104. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  105. Timeline
  106. Touching the Void
  107. Two Soldiers
  108. Under the Tuscan Sun
  109. Underworld
  110. Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon’s Animal House
  111. Uptown Girls
  112. Wonderland
  113. X2



13 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2003

  1. Good to see you like Shattered Glass as much as I did. I haven’t met many people who’ve seen it – and, most of the time, when I tell people that it proves Anikin can act, that the Star Wars’ writer/director is more to blame for Christensen’s poor performance in those flicks, folks disbelieve me.

    And number 1 is the obvious choice here – especially given that is the best in that very good franchise. Never did see #3. And while I appreciate #2, I don’t love it quite as much as you seem to.


    • yea, I’m a big fan of Shattered Glass and of HC’s work in it. He was also great in Life as a House.

      You should see #3 when you get a chance. I was very moved by it

      I understand what you mean by #2. I find it very powerful, but I tried reading the book and got annoyed with the writing style really quickly

      No one can argue about #1 being the best movie of the year (even those cranky old academy voters) 🙂


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  3. Good choice. Not my favourite from that year though. That would probably fall to Kill Bill but I don’t necessarily consider that a classic either to be honest. Interesting post as always.

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