Temporal Top Ten – 2003


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Number of movies seen from this year – 133
Number of movies reviewed – 104 (including 6 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 Splendor
  8. American Wedding
  9. Anger Management
  10. Bad Boys II
  11. Bad Santa
  12. Basic
  13. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
  14. Battlestar Galactica
  15. Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Three’s Company’
  16. Beyond Borders
  17. Big Fish
  18. Brother Bear
  19. The Brown Bunny
  20. Bruce Almighty
  21. Bulletproof Monk
  22. Calendar Girls
  23. Cat in the Hat, The
  24. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  25. Cheaper by the Dozen
  26. Coast to Coast
  27. Cold Creek Manor
  28. Cold Mountain
  29. Confidence
  30. The Cooler
  31. The Core
  32. Daddy Day Care
  33. Daredevil
  34. Dark Blue
  35. DC 9/11:Time of Crisis
  36. Dreamcatcher
  37. Elephant
  38. Elf
  39. Final Destination 2
  40. Finding Nemo
  41. Fog of War, The: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
  42. Freaky Friday
  43. Freddy Vs. Jason
  44. Full-Court Miracle
  45. Ghosts of the Abyss
  46. Gods and Generals
  47. Good Bye Lenin!
  48. A Guy Thing
  49. The Haunted Mansion
  50. Head of State
  51. The Hebrew Hammer
  52. Holes
  53. Hollywood Homicide
  54. Hope Springs
  55. House of Sand and Fog
  56. How to Deal
  57. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  58. Hulk
  59. The Human Stain
  60. The Hunted
  61. I Witness
  62. Identity
  63. In the Cut
  64. The In-Laws
  65. Intermission
  66. Intolerable Cruelty
  67. The Italian Job
  68. Johnny English
  69. Just Married
  70. Kill Bill Volume 1
  71. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  72. The Last Samurai
  73. Le Divorce
  74. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  75. The Life of David Gale Encore Review
  76. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  Encore Review
  77. Lost in Translation
  78. Love Actually
  79. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World    Encore Review
  80. Matchstick Men
  81. The Matrix Reloaded
  82. The Matrix Revolutions
  83. Memories of Murder
  84. Mona Lisa Smile
  85. Monster
  86. My Boss’s Daughter
  87. Mystic River
  88. None Without Sin
  89. Old School
  90. Oldboy
  91. Open Range
  92. Open Water
  93. The Order
  94. Out of Time
  95. A Painted House
  96. Paycheck
  97. Pieces of April
  98. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  99. Radio
  100. The Reagans
  101. The Recruit
  102. The Room
  103. Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story
  104. Runaway Jury
  105. S.W.A.T.   Encore Review
  106. Saints and Soldiers
  107. Saving Jessica Lynch
  108. Scary Movie 3
  109. School of Rock
  110. Seabiscuit   Encore Review
  111. Shanghai Knights
  112. Shattered Glass    Encore Review
  113. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  114. Something’s Gotta Give
  115. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
  116. Statement, The
  117. Station Agent, The
  118. Stuck on You
  119. Tears of the Sun
  120. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  121. Thirteen
  122. Timeline
  123. Tokyo Godfathers
  124. Touching the Void
  125. Twin Towers
  126. Two Soldiers
  127. Under the Tuscan Sun
  128. Underworld
  129. Unlikely Heroes
  130. Uptown Girls
  131. Wonderland
  132. Word of Honor
  133. 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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