film The Best Movies of 2003  

Originally by
3.9k votes 168 voters 3.3k views 102 items Follow Embed

List Rules Only movies that were released theatrically in 2003

A list of the best movies of 2003, from dramas like Mystic River to critically acclaimed films like American Splendor. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 2003 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2003. Who could forget School of Rock with Jack Black, Big Fish with Ewan McGregor, and of course, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 1. And let's not forget about Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson in Old School either.

The best movies of 2003 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Thirteen, or established stars like Bill Murray starring in Lost in Translation and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2003. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2003, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 2002. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
list ordered by

1
+ - 79 35
The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

The Scariest Movies of the 2000s The Very Best Frozen Burritos

2
+ - 85 29
Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

3
+ - 76 37
Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

4
+ - 62 44
Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

5
+ - 43 35
Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

6
+ - 35 37
Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Lost in Translation Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris

7
+ - 59 36
Elf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

8
+ - 43 40
X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
X-Men 2 Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

9
+ - 50 33
School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

10
+ - 38 36
Monster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne

11
+ - 41 38
Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Big Fish Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

12
+ - 21 34
21 Grams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
21 Grams Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro

13
+ - 21 37
Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su

14
+ - 32 39
The Last Samurai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

15
+ - 43 30
Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Bruce Almighty Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman

Kpop Idol Logos The Best New Fall Comedies of 2016

16
+ - 33 40
Old School is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Old School Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

17
+ - 25 51
Runaway Jury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

18
+ - 22 12
Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Freaky Friday Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

19
+ - 28 33
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

20
+ - 31 29
Bad Santa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Bad Santa Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman

21
+ - 12 31
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Elephant Timothy Bottoms, Matt Malloy, Alex Frost

22
+ - 28 32
Identity is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

23
+ - 29 33
The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

24
+ - 20 44
The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Matrix Reloaded Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith

25
+ - 25 27
Seabiscuit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

26
+ - 22 23
Holes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Holes Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

27
+ - 17 24
Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Cold Mountain Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

28
+ - 11 7
Brother Bear is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Brother Bear Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan

29
+ - 17 30
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands The Best Bing Crosby Movies

30
+ - 24 34
Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

31
+ - 12 10
The Jungle Book 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Jungle Book 2 Phil Collins, John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment

32
+ - 20 36
Master and Commander: The Far ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan

33
+ - 9 6
Rugrats Go Wild is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Rugrats Go Wild Bruce Willis, Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert

34
+ - 21 31
Anger Management is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Anger Management Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Heather Graham

35
+ - 16 39
Once Upon a Time in Mexico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

36
+ - 16 25
The Station Agent is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Station Agent Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson

37
+ - 14 30
Radio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

38
+ - 19 23
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Hulk Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

39
+ - 6 4
The Hunted is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Hunted Johnny Cash, Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro

40
+ - 4 3
Mona Lisa Smile is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Mona Lisa Smile Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal

41
+ - 14 23
Open Range is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Open Range Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

42
+ - 22 32
Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Freddy vs. Jason Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

43
+ - 15 23
Something's Gotta Give is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Something's Gotta Give Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Diane Keaton

Companies Headquartered in Indiana The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

44
+ - 11 21
2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
2 Fast 2 Furious Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

45
+ - 6 9
The Lizzie McGuire Movie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Lizzie McGuire Movie Hilary Duff, Evangeline Lilly, Haylie Duff

46
+ - 11 27
Secondhand Lions is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
Secondhand Lions Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine

47
+ - 13 26
The Rundown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Rundown Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson, Rosario Dawson

48
+ - 9 20
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

49
+ - 19 40
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

50
+ - 16 40
The Matrix Revolutions is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2003
The Matrix Revolutions Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith