Thursday, January 1, 2004

Top Ten of 2003

This list was made in early 2004, but posted on 17 April 2014 and backdated to 1 January 2004.

1. Lost in Translation dir. Sofia Coppola
2. Cidade de Deus (City of God) dir. Fernando Meirelles
3. Mystic River dir. Clint Eastwood
4. The Fog of War dir. Errol Morris
5. Whale Rider dir. Niki Caro
6. Capturing the Friedmans dir. Andrew Jarecki
7. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World dir. Peter Weir
9. Les Triplettes de Belleville (The Triplets of Belleville) dir. Sylvain Chomet
10. Winged Migration dir. Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats, Jacques Perrin

All feature films seen from 2003 (based on US commercial release dates)
* review available on this site
+ from my collection
^ not released in the US
titles in bold received at least one Oscar nomination

21 Grams dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
+28 Days Later... dir. Danny Boyle
American Splendor dir. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
American Wedding dir. Jesse Dylan
Anger Management dir. Peter Segal
Anything Else dir. Woody Allen
L'Auberge Espagnol dir. Cedric Klapisch
Bad Santa dir. Terry Zwigoff
The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) dir. Denys Arcand
Bend It Like Beckham dir. Gurinder Chadha
Better Luck Tomorrow dir. Justin Lin
Big Fish dir. Tim Burton
Bruce Almighty dir. Tom Shadyac
Capturing the Friedmans dir. Andrew Jarecki
Casa de los Babys dir. John Sayles
City of God (Cidade de Deus) dir. Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund
Cold Mountain dir. Anthony Minghella
Confidence dir. James Foley
The Cooler dir. Wayne Kramer
Daredevil dir. Mark Steven Johnson
^Días de fútbol dir. David Serrano
Dirty Pretty Things dir. Stephen Frears
Dummy dir. Greg Pritikin
Elephant dir. Gus Van Sant
+Elf dir. Jon Favreau
Final Destination 2 dir. David R. Ellis
Finding Nemo dir. Andrew Stanton
The Fog of War dir. Errol Morris
Freddy vs. Jason dir. Ronny Yu
Girl with a Pearl Earring dir. Peter Webber
The Good Thief dir. Neil Jordan
House of Sand and Fog dir. Vadim Perelman
Hulk dir. Ang Lee
*Identity dir. James Mangold
In America dir. Jim Sheridan
In the Cut dir. Jane Campion
+Intolerable Cruelty dir. Joel Coen
+The Italian Job dir. F. Gary Gray
Just Married dir. Shawn Levy
+*Kill Bill: Volume 1 dir. Quentin Tarantino
*The Last Samurai dir. Edward Zwick
The Life of David Gale dir. Alan Parker
Lilja 4-ever dir. Lukas Moodyson
+*The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King dir. Peter Jackson
Lost in Translation dir. Sofia Coppola
*Love, Actually dir. Richard Curtis
Love Liza dir. Todd Louiso
Los Lunes al sol (Mondays in the Sun) dir. Fernando León de Aranoa
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World dir. Peter Weir
Matchstick Men dir. Ridley Scott
The Matrix Reloaded dir. Lana and Andy Wachowski
The Matrix Revolutions dir. Lana and Andy Wachowski
A Mighty Wind dir. Christopher Guest
Monster dir. Patty Jenkins
+My Life Without Me dir. Isabel Coixet
Mystic River dir. Clint Eastwood
Old School dir. Todd Phillips
+*Once Upon a Time in Mexico dir. Robert Rodriguez
Open Range dir. Kevin Costner
El Otro lado de la cama dir. Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Out of Time dir. Carl Franklin
Owning Mahowny dir. Richard Kwietniowski
Phone Booth dir. Joel Schumacher
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl dir. Gore Verbinski
The Recruit dir. Roger Donaldson
S.W.A.T. dir. Clark Johnson
School of Rock dir. Richard Linklater
Seabiscuit dir. Gary Ross
Shanghai Knights dir. David Dobkin
Shattered Glass dir. Billy Ray
Something's Gotta Give dir. Nancy Meyer
Stuck on You dir. Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Swimming Pool dir. Francois Ozon
Thirteen dir. Catherine Hardwicke
Touching the Void dir. Kevin MacDonald
The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplette de Belleville) dir. Sylvain Chomet
Tupac: Resurrection dir. Lauren Lazin
Under the Tuscan Sun dir. Audrey Wells
Veronica Guerin dir. Joel Schumacher
*Whale Rider Niki Caro
Winged Migration dir. Jacuqes Perrin, Jacuqe Cluzaud, Miche Debats
X2 dir. Bryan Singer
XX/XY dir. Austin Chick