Temporal Top Ten – 2003


top ten

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