Top Movies of 2003


The top movies of 2003 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies
Plot: Frodo and Sam try to destroy "the one ring" while the rest fight their way through battles to help Frodo and Sam. Frodo is tempted, can Sam save him?

2. Finding Nemo

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Andrew Stanton
Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Gould, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush
Plot: Follow this young fish's hilarious adventures while he tries to get back to his dad.

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gore Verbinski
Actors: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Davenport
Plot: A black smith teams goes on an adventure Pirate Jack Sparrow as they are chased after by Jack's old pirate buddies.

4. City of God ( Cidade de Deus )

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Portuguese
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Seu Jorge
Plot: Growing up in the same town, two boys take life differently in Rio de Janeiro. One becomes a successful photography and the other a drug dealer while their lives continue to pass as they grow older.

5. Kill Bill: Volume 1

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen
Plot: A woman, who her assasins believe to be dead find that she is alive and try to kill her, while at the same time, she goes after revenge against them.

6. Mystic River

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney
Plot: As childhood friends drift apart, they are reunited when one of their daughters is killed and one of them could be a suspect based on his past.

7. 28 Days Later

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Danny Boyle
Actors: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston
Plot: An animal right's group accidentally releases a virus that turns England's population into rage-infested zombies. Only a few humans remain to fight off the flesh-hungry hoard.

8. Big Fish

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Tim Burton
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman
Plot: Edward Bloom is a sales man who is dying and wants to talk to his son. The son doesn't want to hear his tales and wants to know the facts about his father's life but finds out in his fiction there really is truth, in an adventure that only Tim Burton can create.

9. X2 - X-Men United

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Bryan Singer
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stuart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin
Plot: Dissent against mutants is on the rise after an assissination attempt on the President of the United States.

10. Best of Youth, The ( Meglio gioventý, La )

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Actors: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Adriana Asti, Sonia Bergamasco, Maya Sansa, Fabrizio Gifuni
Plot: An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

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