action The Best Action Movies of 2003  

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List of the best 2003 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 2003, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2003, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan

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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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The Recruit Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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Gods and Generals Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, Jeff Daniels

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su

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Infernal Affairs II Carina Lau, Edison Chen, Anthony Wong

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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X-Men 2 Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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Azumi Aya Ueto, Shun Oguri, Joe Odagiri

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West

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The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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Shade Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken

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A Man Apart Vin Diesel, Timothy Olyphant, Larenz Tate

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The Core Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Eckhart

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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, George Clooney

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Paycheck Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti

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Open Range Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

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The Animatrix Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Melinda Clarke

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The Matrix Revolutions Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Octane Mischa Barton, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Madeleine Stowe

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Agent Cody Banks Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Frankie Muniz

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National Security Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross

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Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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House of the Dead Erica Durance, Clint Howard, Enuka Okuma

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Underworld Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

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Bulletproof Monk Jaime King, Seann William Scott, Chow Yun-Fat

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Hulk Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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Cradle 2 the Grave Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu, DMX

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Biker Boyz Kid Rock, Meagan Good, Laurence Fishburne

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Grind Jennifer Morrison, Randy Quaid, Mike Vogel

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Johnny English John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Rowan Atkinson

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The Hunted Johnny Cash, Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro

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The Matrix Reloaded Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Timeline Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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The Rundown Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson, Rosario Dawson

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The Missing Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

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Tears of the Sun Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou

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Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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D.E.B.S. Jordana Brewster, Meagan Good, Jennifer Carpenter

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Daredevil Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore

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2 Fast 2 Furious Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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S.W.A.T. Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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Shanghai Knights Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson