These lists are completely subjective and the focus is more on my enjoyment than filmmaking quality. Honorable Mentions are films that I like but aren’t at that favorite level. I’ve also included a list of films that I would like to see from this year. So with that all said, here’s a quick glance at my favorite and least favorite films of 2003. This is by no means definitive.


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
A Mighty Wind
Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Honorable Mentions:

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
X2: X-Men United
American Splendor
Spy Kids 3D: Game Over
Matchstick Men
Mystic River
Birth Rite
Shanghai Knights
The Triplets of Belleville
Freddy vs. Jason
Deadly Stingers
Doggy Poo


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Battle Royale II: Requiem
Down With Love
House of 1000 Corpses
Once Upon a Time in Mexico

2003 Movies I still plan to see that might be good:

High Tension
The Room
Memories of Murder
A Tale of Two Sisters
Dead End
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
The Station Agent

Last edit: 05/21/16

Think I got it wrong? Wondering why a certain favorite film isn’t on the list? Drop a comment below!