Temporal Top Ten – 2003


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 126
Number of movies reviewed – 88 (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. Identity
  58. In the Cut
  59. The In-Laws
  60. Intermission
  61. Intolerable Cruelty
  62. The Italian Job
  63. Johnny English
  64. Just Married
  65. Kill Bill Volume 1
  66. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  67. The Last Samurai
  68. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  69. The Life of David Gale Encore Review
  70. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  Encore Review
  71. Lost in Translation
  72. Love Actually
  73. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  74. Matchstick Men
  75. The Matrix Reloaded
  76. The Matrix Revolutions
  77. Memories of Murder
  78. Mona Lisa Smile
  79. Monster
  80. My Boss’s Daughter
  81. Mystic River
  82. Old School
  83. Oldboy
  84. Open Range
  85. Open Water
  86. The Order
  87. Out of Time
  88. A Painted House
  89. Paycheck
  90. Pieces of April
  91. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  92. Radio
  93. The Reagans
  94. The Recruit
  95. The Room
  96. Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story
  97. Runaway Jury
  98. S.W.A.T.
  99. Saints and Soldiers
  100. Saving Jessica Lynch
  101. Scary Movie 3
  102. School of Rock
  103. Seabiscuit
  104. Shanghai Knights
  105. Shattered Glass
  106. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  107. Something’s Gotta Give
  108. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
  109. Statement, The
  110. Station Agent, The
  111. Stuck on You
  112. Tears of the Sun
  113. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  114. Thirteen
  115. Timeline
  116. Tokyo Godfathers
  117. Touching the Void
  118. Twin Towers
  119. Two Soldiers
  120. Under the Tuscan Sun
  121. Underworld
  122. Unlikely Heroes
  123. Uptown Girls
  124. Wonderland
  125. Word of Honor
  126. 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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