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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    2003 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2003 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsBig Fish (2003) 10  ComedyFantasy
    A son learns about his dying storyteller father by piecing together his legends and myths.
  2. Movie DetailsKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 10  I own on DVD
    Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the Bride in a martial-arts quest of revenge.
  3. Movie DetailsLost in Translation (2003) 10  ComedyWith Sex/NudityI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Unhappily married movie star Bill Murray meets neglected newlywed Scarlett Johansson in Tokyo.
  4. Movie DetailsTriplets of Belleville, The (2003) 10  AnimationComedySport
    Visually unique animation about a Tour de France kidnapping and the bizarre rescue effort.

  5. EXCELLENT
  6. Movie DetailsAll the Real Girls (2003) 9  Obscure/Rare
    This believable natural drama about love and anger stars Zooey Deschanel.
  7. Movie DetailsAmerican Splendor (2003) 9  ComedyComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    Welcome to the life of Harvey Pekar, a hospital clerk, music collector and comic-book writer.
  8. Movie DetailsAnimation Show, The (2003) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    A collection of short films (mostly comedy) put together by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt.
  9. Movie DetailsCity of God (2003) 9  
    A boy growing up in a violent Rio de Janeiro neighborhood finds redemption through photography.
  10. Movie DetailsFinding Nemo (2003) 9  AnimationComedy
    Pixar Animation presents a father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, an adventurous boy clownfish.
  11. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 9  FantasyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    I don't think there's going to be a return journey, Mr. Frodo.
  12. Movie DetailsMonster (2003) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Charlize Theron is nearly unrecognizable in her moving portrayal of serial-killer prostitute Aileen Wuornos.
  13. Movie DetailsMystic River (2003) 9  
    A childhood tragedy overshadows the lives of three Boston men, who are reunited as adults.
  14. Movie DetailsStation Agent, The (2003) 9  Comedy
    A solitary man with dwarfism inherits an abandoned train depot and moves in. Understated magic.

  15. VERY GOOD
  16. Movie Details21 Grams (2003) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, and Naomi Watts star. How much does your soul weigh?
  17. Movie DetailsCoffee and Cigarettes (2003) 8  ComedyMusical/Music
    Jim Jarmusch directs this series of black & white vignettes, centered around coffee and cigarettes.
  18. Movie DetailsMatchstick Men (2003) 8  Comedy
    Con-artist Nicolas Cage is an obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe whose life changes drastically when Alison Lohman appears.
  19. Movie DetailsMindscape of Alan Moore, The (2003) 8  Obscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    Creative philosophies from the brilliant comic writer of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell.
  20. Movie DetailsSchool of Rock, The (2003) 8  ComedyMusical/Music
    Richard Linklater directs rocker Jack Black as a fourth-grade substitute teacher in a private school.
  21. Movie DetailsSwimming Pool (2003) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    An English mystery writer finds murder and intrigue in Paris, with Ludivine Sagnier. Rich symbolism.
  22. Movie DetailsTokyo Godfathers (2003) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/Rare
    An animated Christmas story set in Tokyo featuring an unlikely trio of homeless friends.

  23. GOOD
  24. Movie DetailsAnimatrix, The (2003) 7  AnimationSci-Fi
    An anthology of nine short anime films detailing the backstory of the Matrix.
  25. Movie DetailsBonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A school principal in Israel discovers that a quiet 16-year-old underachiever is a genius. Sweet.
  26. Movie DetailsDead Like Me - The Complete First Season (2003) 7  ComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Showtime TV series about the lives of undead grim reapers trying to make ends meet.
  27. Movie DetailsElf (2003) 7  ComedyFantasy
    Will Ferrell, raised as an elf at the North Pole, just arrived in the U.S.
  28. Movie DetailsHouse of Sand and Fog (2003) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Should the house belong to emotionally unstable Jennifer Connelly or Iranian immigrant Ben Kingsley? Tragic.
  29. Movie DetailsIntacto (2003) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    A man has the supernatural ability to acquire luck. He gambles it in deadly games.
  30. Movie DetailsIntolerable Cruelty (2003) 7  Comedy
    Renowned LA divorce attorney George Clooney is fascinated by revenge-seeking gold-digger Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  31. Movie DetailsItalian Job, The (2003) 7  
    This remake stars Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron in an Italian gold bullion heist.
  32. Movie DetailsLast Samurai, The (2003) 7  
    American military advisor Tom Cruise embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy.
  33. Movie DetailsMatrix Reloaded, The (2003) 7  Sci-Fi
    Part two of the Matrix trilogy. Agent Smith returns as a destructive computer virus.
  34. Movie DetailsMatrix Revolutions, The (2003) 7  Sci-Fi
    Part three of the Matrix trilogy. The machine army reaches the human city of Zion.
  35. Movie DetailsOld School (2003) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Disillusioned friends Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn try to recapture their college days.
  36. Movie DetailsPieces of April (2003) 7  Comedy
    Katie Holmes invites her dying mother and estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
  37. Movie DetailsPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 7  ComedyFantasy
    A well-made Disney/Bruckheimer swashbuckling blockbuster, starring pirate Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley.
  38. Movie DetailsPompeii: The Last Day (2003) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
  39. Movie DetailsRingu (2003) 7  FantasyHorror
    A mysterious video kills all who watch it, unless the viewer can solve its mystery.
  40. Movie DetailsX2: X-Men United (2003) 7  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Mutants continue to struggle against fearful human society and are attacked by military forces.

  41. FAIR
  42. Movie DetailsAnger Management (2003) 6  Comedy
    Adam Sandler is sentenced to an anger-management program led by aggressive instructor Jack Nicholson.
  43. Movie DetailsCoyote Waits (2003) 6  Obscure/Rare
    A murder mystery set on a Navajo reservation. Part of PBS's American Mystery! series.
  44. Movie DetailsOnce Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) 6  Conspiracy
    The finale of Robert Rodriguez's Mariachi trilogy. Johnny Depp redeems this overstuffed spaghetti Western.
  45. Movie DetailsRundown, The (2003) 6  Comedy
    Mob thug The Rock is sent to the Amazon to retrieve treasure-hunting Seann William Scott.
  46. Movie DetailsTulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story, The (2003) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    This Peter Greenaway multimedia project is too ambitious, difficult, and intertextual. Caroline Dhavernas still shines.
  47. Movie DetailsVeronica Guerin (2003) 6  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Irish journalist Cate Blanchett is murdered by drug dealers she exposed in her newspaper articles.

  48. ADEQUATE
  49. Movie DetailsBruce Almighty (2003) 5  ComedyFantasy
    Reporter Jim Carrey is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult God's job is.
  50. Movie DetailsDaredevil (2003) 5  FantasyComic Book/Superhero
    Ben Affleck, who can't act, zipped into a maroon bodysuit. Enough said.
  51. Movie DetailsFinal Destination 2 (2003) 5  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Ali Larter is back on Death's path of destruction. Features gruesome accidents galore.
  52. Movie DetailsHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) 5  Comedy
    Kate Hudson is completely insane. Our love fern! You let it die!
  53. Movie DetailsJust Married (2003) 5  Comedy
    Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy are on their honeymoon in Europe. Things go really badly.
  54. Movie DetailsLeague of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (2003) 5  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    In an alternate Victorian Age world, Captain Nemo, Tom Sawyer, and Dr. Jekyll join forces.
  55. Movie DetailsMalibu's Most Wanted (2003) 5  Comedy
    A white Senator's son wants to live the hip-hop lifestyle. Don't be hatin'.
  56. Movie DetailsSaiyûki Vol. 1: The Journey Begins (2003) 5  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A Dragonball Z-like anime adventure of four heroes traveling West to confront a powerful demon.
  57. Movie DetailsUnderworld (2003) 5  FantasyHorror
    Aristocratic vampire warrior Kate Beckinsale battles werewolf street-thugs in some gothic city. Silly as hell.

  58. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  59. Movie DetailsCharlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle (2003) CRAP  Comedy
    Bimbo agents Cameron, Drew and Lucy Liu are back! With sparkly dirtbikes and eye-glitter!
  60. Movie DetailsFreddy vs. Jason (2003) CRAP  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize teenagers, and each other. Boring and stupid.
  61. Movie DetailsLara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) CRAP  Fantasy
    Angelina Jolie is searching for Pandora's box. Alas, beauty and special effects don't equal quality.
  62. Movie DetailsLegally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) CRAP  Comedy
    Soul-crushingly shallow materialism mixed with plucky good-heartedness. I will now light myself on fire.
  63. Movie DetailsNational Lampoon's Barely Legal (2003) CRAP  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Three high school guys attempt to make a porno movie. Vic Ramalot takes it personally.
  64. Movie DetailsStranded (2003) CRAP  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Astronauts crash onto the surface of Mars. Intriguing concept, but bad science and idiotic script.


  65. Statistical ratings distribution of these 58 films (3.6% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 58 films: 6.8.

    10:6.9%

    9:15.5%

    8:12.1%

    7:29.3%

    6:10.3%

    5:15.5%

    CRAP:10.3%



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