The Top 100 Movies of 2003

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1

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003    Peter Jackson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Epic    Fantasy

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Kill Bill Vol. 1

2003    Quentin Tarantino    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Hitman / Assassin Film

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Oldboy

2003    Chan-wook Park    Rated R

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga    Drama

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Finding Nemo

2003    Andrew Stanton    Rated G

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Animation

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Lost in Translation

2003    Sofia Coppola    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners

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Memories of Murder

2003    Joon-ho Bong    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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8

Big Fish

2003    Tim Burton    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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X2

2003    Bryan Singer    Rated PG13

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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The Station Agent

2003    Thomas McCarthy    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Mystic River

2003    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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12

Love Actually

2003    Richard Curtis    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Ensemble Film    Holiday Film

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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Old School

2003    Todd Phillips    Rated R

Comedy    Farce

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The Last Samurai

2003    Edward Zwick    Rated R

Drama    Epic    Historical Epic

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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School of Rock

2003    Richard Linklater    Rated PG13

Comedy    Music    Musical Comedy

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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17

The Fog of War

2003    Errol Morris    Rated PG13

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

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The Triplets of Belleville

2003    Sylvain Chomet    Rated PG13

Animation    Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy

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Good Bye Lenin!

2003    Wolfgang Becker    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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21

Elf

2003    Jon Favreau    Rated PG

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

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22

Capturing the Friedmans

2003    Andrew Jarecki    Not Rated

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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23

A Mighty Wind

2003    Christopher Guest    Rated PG13

Comedy    Mockumentary    Musical

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24

Open Range

2003    Kevin Costner    Rated R

Romance    Traditional Western    Western

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26

The Italian Job

2003    F. Gary Gray    Rated PG13

Crime    Caper

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27

Tokyo Godfathers

2003    Satoshi Kon    Rated PG13

Animation    Anime    Comedy Drama

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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29

Elephant

2003    Gus Van Sant    Rated R

Drama    Ensemble Film    Psychological Drama

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30

All the Real Girls

2003    David Gordon Green    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Romantic Drama

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31

The Dreamers

2003    Bernardo Bertolucci    Rated NC17

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Erotic Drama

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32

High Tension

2003    Alexandre Aja    Rated NC17

Foreign Language Film    Horror    New French Extremism

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33

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

2003    Prachya Pinkaew    Rated PG13

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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34

21 Grams

2003    Alejandro González Iñárritu    Rated R

Anthology Film    Crime    Crime Drama

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35

A Tale Of Two Sisters

2003    Jee-woon Kim    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

Up by 11 in the past 45 days 11

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36

Shattered Glass

2003    Billy Ray    Rated PG13

Docudrama    Drama

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37

Dogville

2003    Lars von Trier    Rated R

Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama    Melodrama

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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38

Matchstick Men

2003    Ridley Scott    Rated PG13

Caper    Comedy Drama    Con Artist / Hustler

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The Cooler

2003    Wayne Kramer    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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41

Battlestar Galactica

2003    Michael Rymer    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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42

Bruce Almighty

2003    Tom Shadyac    Rated PG13

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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43

Bad Santa

2003    Terry Zwigoff    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Crime

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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44

Coffee and Cigarettes

2003    Jim Jarmusch    Rated R

Anthology Film    Comedy    Urban Comedy

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Love Me If You Dare

2003    Yann Samuell    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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47

Underworld

2003    Len Wiseman    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Fantasy

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48

House of Sand and Fog

2003    Vadim Perelman    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Drama

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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49

Angels in America

2003    Mike Nichols    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Ensemble Film

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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50

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

2003    Robert Rodriguez    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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52

The Rundown

2003    Peter Berg    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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53

Monster

2003    Patty Jenkins    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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54

The Blind Swordsman: Zatôichi

2003    Takeshi Kitano    Rated R

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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56

Secondhand Lions

2003    Tim McCanlies    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Childhood Drama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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57

Seabiscuit

2003    Gary Ross    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Drama    Period Film

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58

The Best of Youth

2003    Marco Tullio Giordana    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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59

Holes

2003    Andrew Davis    Rated PG

Adventure    Escape Film    Family

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Thirteen

2003    Catherine Hardwicke    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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61

Phone Booth

2003    Joel Schumacher    Rated R

Thriller    Psychological Thriller

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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62

Identity

2003    James Mangold    Rated R

Psychological Thriller    Thriller    Whodunit

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63

Confidence

2003    James Foley    Rated R

Con Artist / Hustler    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Runaway Jury

2003    Gary Fleder    Rated PG13

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Social Problem Film

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Down With Love

2003    Peyton Reed    Rated PG13

Comedy    Parody/Spoof    Period Film

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67

Bad Boys II

2003    Michael Bay    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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68

Kontroll

2003    Nimród Antal    Rated R

Foreign Language Film    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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Cold Mountain

2003    Anthony Minghella    Rated R

Anti-War Film    Costume Romance    Drama

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Spun

2003    Jonas Åkerlund    Not Rated

Comedy    Black Comedy

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71

House of 1000 Corpses

2003    Rob Zombie    Rated R

Exploitation Film    Horror    Sadistic Horror

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73

Girl With a Pearl Earring

2003    Peter Webber    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Costume Romance

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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74

Wonderland

2003    James Cox    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime

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75

Pieces of April

2003    Peter Hedges    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy    Holiday Film

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76

The Life of David Gale

2003    Alan Parker    Not Rated

Drama    Mystery    Message Movie

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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77

Owning Mahowny

2003    Richard Kwietniowski    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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78

Tears of the Sun

2003    Antoine Fuqua    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Jungle Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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79

Something's Gotta Give

2003    Nancy Meyers    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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80

Peter Pan

2003    P.J. Hogan    Rated PG

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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81

Dark Blue

2003    Ron Shelton    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

Up by 12 in the past 45 days 12

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83

Out of Time

2003    Carl Franklin    Rated PG13

Thriller    Crime Thriller    Police Detective Film

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84

Under the Tuscan Sun

2003    Audrey Wells    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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85

Better Luck Tomorrow

2003    Justin Lin    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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86

The Hunted

2003    William Friedkin    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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87

Code 46

2003    Michael Winterbottom    Rated R

Drama    Dystopian Film    Psychological Sci-Fi

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88

The United States of Leland

2003    Matthew Ryan Hoge    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Ensemble Film

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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89

The Shape of Things

2003    Neil LaBute    Rated R

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Psychological Drama

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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90

My Life Without Me

2003    Isabel Coixet    Rated R

Drama    Melodrama

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Mona Lisa Smile

2003    Mike Newell    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Feminist Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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92

Intolerable Cruelty

2003    Ethan & Joel Coen    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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93

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

2003    Donald Petrie    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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94

Party Monster

2003    Fenton Bailey    Not Rated

Drama    Docudrama    Crime Drama

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95

Wrong Turn

2003    Rob Schmidt    Rated R

Cannibal Film    Horror    Slasher Film

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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98

The Missing

2003    Ron Howard    Rated R

Adventure    Revisionist Western    Thriller

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99

The Recruit

2003    Roger Donaldson    Rated PG13

Psychological Thriller    Spy Film    Thriller

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Basic

2003    John McTiernan    Rated R

Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Detective Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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