Greatest Films of the 2000s
Greatest Films of the 2000s


Greatest Films of the 2000s
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2003


Title Screen Film Genre(s), Title, Year, (Country), Length, Director, Description

Big Fish (2003), 125 minutes, D: Tim Burton

Dogville (2003, Denm.), 177 minutes, D: Lars von Trier

The Dreamers (2003, Fr./It./UK), 116 minutes, D: Bernardo Bertolucci

Finding Nemo (2003), 100 minutes, D: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Freddy vs. Jason (2003), 97 minutes, D: Ronny Yu
See Nightmare series.

House of Sand and Fog (2003), 126 minutes, D: Vadim Perelman

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), 111 minutes, D: Quentin Tarantino

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, US/NZ), 201 minutes, D: Peter Jackson
See The Lord of the Rings series.
Peter Jackson's monumental, big-budget action/adventure epic (all three films) was a dazzling synthesis of many fantastical elements from J.R.R. Tolkein's masterwork about Middle-Earth: an heroic quest, good vs. evil, war stories, sci-fi creatures (dwarves, elves, goblins, orcs, etc.) and ancient wonders. Multiple story lines and epic battles were interwoven together in a story of friendship, loyalty, honor and courage. The quest was specifically to destroy a powerful artifact known as the One Ring, created by the Dark Lord Sauron (the eponymous "Lord of the Rings"), in order to end Sauron's lordship over the Elves and Middle Earth. A series of awe-inspiring battles culminated with the defeat of Sauron, an end to corrupted Wizard Saruman the White (Christopher Lee), and the destruction of the Ring. Innovative motion capture created the unforgettable creature of Gollum (Andy Serkis) (once a good hobbit named Sméagol), who served as the wretched guide to young hobbits Frodo (Elijah Wood) and friend Sam (Sean Astin) during their mission - to return the Ring to Mordor and destroy it in Mount Doom's molten lava.

Lost in Translation (2003, US/Jp.), 102 minutes, D: Sofia Coppola

Love, Actually (2003, UK), 135 minutes, D: Richard Curtis

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), 138 minutes, D: Peter Weir

The Matrix Reloaded (2003), 138 minutes, D: Andy and Larry Wachowski
See Matrix series.

The Matrix Revolutions (2003), 129 minutes, D: Andy and Larry Wachowski
See Matrix series.

A Mighty Wind (2003), 91 minutes, D: Christopher Guest

Monster (2003), 93 minutes, D: Patty Jenkins

Mystic River (2003), 137 minutes, D: Clint Eastwood

Oldboy (2003, S. Korea), 118 minutes, D: Park Chan-wook
An ultra-violent S. Korean horror film, about a man named Dae-su Oh (Choi Min-sik) seeking vengeance after being caged in a hotel room for 15 years.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), 143 minutes, D: Gore Verbinski
See Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Seabiscuit (2003), 141 minutes, D: Gary Ross

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), 109 minutes, D: Jonathan Mostow
See Terminator series.

thirteen (2003), 100 minutes, D: Catherine Hardwicke

The Triplets of Belleville (2003, Fr.) (aka Les Triplettes de Belleville), 80 minutes, D: Sylvain Chomet

21 Grams (2003), 124 minutes, D: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritut

X2: X-Men United (2003), 133 minutes, D: Bryan Singer
See X-Men series.


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