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.

21. American Splendor

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Actors: Paul Giamatti, Harvey Pekar, Earl Billings, Shari Springer Berman, Maggie Moore, Hope Davis
Plot: A file clerk finds success writing comics about an everyday man that people seem to enjoy reading about because of the real people he creates.

22. The Station Agent

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Thomas McCarthy
Actors: Peter Dinklage, Richard Kind, Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Williams, Bobby Cannavale, Jayce Bartok
Plot: A dwarf moves to isolation, but he can't seem to truly get away as he makes friends (against his will) with a near by hot dog vendor and a woman who had family problems.

23. The Last Samurai

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Edward Zwick
Actors: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Tony Goldwyn, John Koyama, Togo Igawa
Plot: After being captured by the same samurai who he was hired to kill, he falls in love with their culture and decides to fight with them until the end.

24. The Magdalene Sisters

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Peter Mullan
Actors: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray

25. Infernal Affairs II ( Mou gaan dou II )

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Cantonese
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wai-keung Lau, Siu Fai Mak
Actors: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Eric Tsang, Edison Chen, Carina Lau, Francis Ng, Shawn Yue

26. Monster

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Patty Jenkins
Actors: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Annie Corley, Marc Macaulay, Tim Ware, Bruce Dern
Plot: Based on the life of the Female Serial Killing Prostitute who terrorized truck drivers on the east coast.

27. Shattered Glass

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Billy Ray
Actors: Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, ChloŽ Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Melanie Lynskey, Hank Azaria
Plot: Stephen Glass, a freelance political writer is found to be hiding a dark secret, having fabricated every story he has ever written as fact. His web of lies and secrecy starts to untangle and everyone he loves and respects is out to find out how much Stephen Glass has made up.

28. Old School

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Todd Phillips
Actors: Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, Ellen Pompeo, Vince Vaughn, Seann William Scott, Jeremy Piven
Plot: A heart broken man realizes that it is not too late to relive the college days as they try recruiting old men and college kids to join their new fraternity.

29. Underworld

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Len Wiseman
Actors: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Scott Speedman, Kevin Grevioux, Shane Brolly
Plot: The war between vampires and werewolves rage on as one of the vampires falls in love with one of the werewolves who wants the war to end.

30. Open Range

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kevin Costner
Actors: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening, Diego Luna, Michael Gambon, Michael Jeter
Plot: A corrupt sherif threatens a cattle crew leader who happens to be a former gunslinger in the old west.

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