Temporal Top Ten – 2003


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 123
Number of movies reviewed – 83 (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. Head of State
  46. The Hebrew Hammer
  47. Holes
  48. Hollywood Homicide
  49. Hope Springs
  50. House of Sand and Fog
  51. How to Deal
  52. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  53. Hulk
  54. The Human Stain
  55. The Hunted
  56. Identity
  57. In the Cut
  58. The In-Laws
  59. Intermission
  60. Intolerable Cruelty
  61. The Italian Job
  62. Johnny English
  63. Just Married
  64. Kill Bill Volume 1
  65. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  66. The Last Samurai
  67. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  68. The Life of David Gale Encore Review
  69. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  Encore Review
  70. Lost in Translation
  71. Love Actually
  72. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  73. Matchstick Men
  74. The Matrix Reloaded
  75. The Matrix Revolutions
  76. Memories of Murder
  77. Mona Lisa Smile
  78. Monster
  79. My Boss’s Daughter
  80. Mystic River
  81. Old School
  82. Oldboy
  83. Open Range
  84. Open Water
  85. The Order
  86. Out of Time
  87. A Painted House
  88. Paycheck
  89. Pieces of April
  90. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  91. Radio
  92. The Reagans
  93. The Recruit
  94. Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story
  95. Runaway Jury
  96. S.W.A.T.
  97. Saints and Soldiers
  98. Saving Jessica Lynch
  99. Scary Movie 3
  100. School of Rock
  101. Seabiscuit
  102. Shanghai Knights
  103. Shattered Glass
  104. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  105. Something’s Gotta Give
  106. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
  107. Statement, The
  108. Station Agent, The
  109. Stuck on You
  110. Tears of the Sun
  111. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  112. Thirteen
  113. Timeline
  114. Tokyo Godfathers
  115. Touching the Void
  116. Twin Towers
  117. Two Soldiers
  118. Under the Tuscan Sun
  119. Underworld
  120. Uptown Girls
  121. Wonderland
  122. Word of Honor
  123. 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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