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Movies: Popular Movies of 2003

Movies in chronological context: 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2003rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium, the 3rd year of the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000s decade. 2003 was designated the: International Year of freshwater. ()

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)

PG-13
| 3h 21min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
4.2/5 (with 5,375 votes)

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Directed by Peter Jackson - With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, ...

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
3.8/5 (with 4,978 votes)

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

Directed by Gore Verbinski - With Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana, Treva Etienne, Martin Klebba, ...

Finding Nemo(2003)

G
| 1h 40min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 4,555 votes)

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

Directed by Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Kill Bill: Vol. 1(2003)

R
| 1h 51min | Action, Crime
4.0/5 (with 3,672 votes)

An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.

Directed by Quentin Tarantino - With Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, ...

X2(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 2,436 votes)

Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses – Magneto and Mystique – to unhinge Stryker's scheme to exterminate all mutants.

Directed by Bryan Singer - With Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Brian Cox, ...

Bruce Almighty(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 41min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 2,348 votes)

Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God -- and the Almighty responds, endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers.

Directed by Tom Shadyac - With Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Baker Hall, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Catherine Bell, ...

The Matrix Reloaded(2003)

3.4/5 (with 2,300 votes)

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his superpowers including super speed, ability to see the codes of the things inside the matrix and a certain degree of pre-cognition. But a nasty piece of news hits the human resistance: 250,000 machine sentinels are digging to Zion and would reach them in 72 hours. As Zion prepares for the ultimate war, Neo, Morpheus and Trinity are advised by the Oracle to find the Keymaker who would help them reach the Source. Meanwhile Neo's recurrent dreams depicting Trinity's death have got him worried and as if it was not enough, Agent Smith has somehow escaped deletion, has become more powerful than before and has fixed Neo as his next target.

Directed by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski - With Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Lambert Wilson, Monica Bellucci, ...

The Matrix Revolutions(2003)

3.3/5 (with 2,071 votes)

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directed by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski - With Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Lambert Wilson, Monica Bellucci, Nathaniel Lees, ...

Underworld(2003)

R
| 2h 1min | Fantasy, Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 1,654 votes)

Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a peace-loving male werewolf, Michael, who wants to end the war.

Directed by Len Wiseman - With Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen, Shane Brolly, Erwin Leder, Bill Nighy, ...

Big Fish(2003)

2h 5min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,536 votes)

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Directed by Tim Burton - With Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, ...

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines(2003)

R
| 1h 49min | Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 1,457 votes)

It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 started. Good thing Connor's former nemesis, the Terminator, is back to aid the now-adult Connor … just like he promised.

Directed by Jonathan Mostow - With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken, Earl Boen, Christopher Lawford, ...

Oldboy(2003)

4.1/5 (with 1,452 votes)

With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.

Directed by Park Chan-wook - With Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung, Ji Dae-han, Oh Tae-kyung, Yoon Jin-seo, ...

2 Fast 2 Furious(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 1,450 votes)

It's a major double-cross when former police officer Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con buddy Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of "dirty" money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone. But the guys are actually working with undercover agent Monica Fuentes to bring Verone down.

Directed by John Singleton, Derek Haas - With Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Ludacris, Thom Barry, ...

The Last Samurai(2003)

R
| 2h 34min | Drama, Action, War, History
3.7/5 (with 1,385 votes)

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

Directed by Edward Zwick - With Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Masato Harada, Hiroyuki Sanada, ...

Love Actually(2003)

R
| 2h 15min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,359 votes)

Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.

Directed by Richard Curtis - With Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, ...

Lost in Translation(2003)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,328 votes)

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Directed by Sofia Coppola - With Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Akiko Takeshita, François Du Bois, ...

The Italian Job(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Action, Crime
3.4/5 (with 1,268 votes)

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase that careens up, down, above and below the streets of Los Angeles.

Directed by F. Gary Gray - With Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def, ...

Hulk(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | Drama, Action, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 1,213 votes)

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

Directed by Ang Lee - With Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte, Cara Buono, ...

Mystic River(2003)

R
| 2h 18min | Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 1,149 votes)

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Directed by Clint Eastwood - With Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, ...

Daredevil(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Fantasy, Action, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 1,133 votes)

He dwells in a world of eternal night, but the blackness is filled with sounds and scents, tastes and textures that most cannot perceive. Although attorney Matt Murdock is blind, his other four senses function with superhuman sharpness. By day, Murdock represents the downtrodden. At night he is Daredevil, a masked vigilante stalking the dark streets of the city, a relentless avenger of justice.

Directed by Mark Steven Johnson - With Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Jon Favreau, Ellen Pompeo, ...

School of Rock(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 1,129 votes)

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Directed by Richard Linklater - With Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Miranda Cosgrove, Joey Gaydos Jr., ...

Brother Bear(2003)

3.5/5 (with 1,070 votes)

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths and rambunctious rams.

Directed by Robert Walker, Aaron Blaise

Bad Boys II(2003)

R
| 2h 27min | Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 1,064 votes)

Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.

Directed by Michael Bay - With Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle, ...

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 994 votes)

Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's evil mastermind uses it to construct a weapon of catastrophic capabilities.

Directed by Jan de Bont - With Angelina Jolie, Ciarán Hinds, Gerard Butler, Noah Taylor, Djimon Hounsou, Til Schweiger, ...

American Wedding(2003)

3.0/5 (with 867 votes)

With high school a distant memory, Jim and Michelle are getting married -- and in a hurry, since Jim's grandmother is sick and wants to see him walk down the aisle -- prompting Stifler to throw the ultimate bachelor party. And Jim's dad is reliable as ever, doling out advice no one wants to hear.

Directed by Jesse Dylan - With Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, January Jones, ...

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 860 votes)

To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.

Directed by Stephen Norrington - With Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, ...

Final Destination 2(2003)

R
| 1h 30min | Horror, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 762 votes)

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

Directed by David R. Ellis - With Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Michael Landes, David Paetkau, Keegan Connor Tracy, Tony Todd, ...

Identity(2003)

R
| 1h 30min | Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 754 votes)

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

Directed by James Mangold - With John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina, Clea DuVall, Rebecca De Mornay, ...

Scary Movie 3(2003)

1h 24min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 754 votes)

In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.

Directed by David Zucker - With Anna Faris, Simon Rex, Charlie Sheen, Drew Mikuska, Leslie Nielsen, Marny Eng, ...

Freaky Friday(2003)

PG
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 723 votes)

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.

Directed by Mark Waters - With Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould, Chad Michael Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky, ...
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