Temporal Top Ten – 2003


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 127
Number of movies reviewed – 91 (including 3 Encore Reviews)

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 #3 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 #2, 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

10. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

9. Kill Bill – Vol. Ihouse 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 Voidmystic river

3. Mystic Riverseabiscuit

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


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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