Temporal Top Ten – 2003


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Number of movies seen from this year – 115
Number of movies reviewed – 54 (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. 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. Gods and Generals
  42. Good Bye Lenin!
  43. A Guy Thing
  44. Head of State
  45. The Hebrew Hammer
  46. Holes
  47. Hollywood Homicide
  48. Hope Springs
  49. House of Sand and Fog
  50. How to Deal
  51. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  52. Hulk
  53. The Human Stain
  54. The Hunted
  55. Identity
  56. In the Cut
  57. The In-Laws
  58. Intermission
  59. Intolerable Cruelty
  60. The Italian Job
  61. Johnny English
  62. Just Married
  63. Kill Bill Volume 1
  64. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  65. The Last Samurai
  66. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  67. The Life of David Gale Encore Review
  68. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  69. Lost in Translation
  70. Love Actually
  71. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  72. Matchstick Men
  73. The Matrix Reloaded
  74. The Matrix Revolutions
  75. Mona Lisa Smile
  76. Monster
  77. My Boss’s Daughter
  78. Mystic River
  79. Old School
  80. Open Range
  81. Open Water
  82. The Order
  83. Out of Time
  84. Paycheck
  85. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  86. Radio
  87. The Reagans
  88. The Recruit
  89. Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story
  90. Runaway Jury
  91. S.W.A.T.
  92. Saints and Soldiers
  93. Saving Jessica Lynch
  94. Scary Movie 3
  95. School of Rock
  96. Seabiscuit
  97. Shanghai Knights
  98. Shattered Glass
  99. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  100. Something’s Gotta Give
  101. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
  102. The Statement
  103. Stuck on You
  104. Tears of the Sun
  105. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  106. Timeline
  107. Touching the Void
  108. Twin Towers
  109. Two Soldiers
  110. Under the Tuscan Sun
  111. Underworld
  112. Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon’s Animal House
  113. Uptown Girls
  114. Wonderland
  115. 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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