Our Top 10's of 2003: Time To Throw Down!

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  1. Chris Atkins

    Chris Atkins Producer

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    My top 10:

    1. Cold Mountain
    2(T): Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    2(T): Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    4: Open Range
    5. Finding Nemo
    6. The Last Samurai
    7. Hulk
    8. X-2
    9. Gods and Generals
    10. Terminator 3

    EDIT: Sure enough, COLD MOUNTAIN goes to the top of my list after seeing it. Amazing film. Bumps PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN off my list.
     
  2. Shawn_KE

    Shawn_KE Screenwriter

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    I'm not a expert on films, but I do know what I like and don't. So here is my list for 2003.

    Best:

    1. LOTR: The Return of the King
    2. Matrix: Reloaded
    3. Kill Bill 1
    4. Pirates Of The Carribean
    5. Matrix: Revolutions
    6. Mystic River
    7. X2: X-Men United
    8. Terminator 3
    9. Freddy vs Jason
    10. 28 Days Later

    Biggest Disapointment:

    1. Hulk
    2. Bubba Ho-Tep
    3. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    4. House of 1,000 Corpses

    Worst:

    1. Tomb Raider 2
    2. House of 1,000 Corpses
    3. Anger Management
     
  3. Rob Willey

    Rob Willey Screenwriter

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    Last update: 02/29/2004
    Criterion used: Oscar Eligibility
    No. of films seen so far: 45

    The top ten (so far):
    1. City of God
    2. Whale Rider
    3. Thirteen
    4. Lost in Translation
    5. Mystic River
    6. 21 Grams
    7. Seabiscuit
    8. In America
    9. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    10. The Fog of War


    The best of the rest, in order: Bend It Like Beckham, Finding Nemo, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Cold Mountain, House of Sand and Fog, Monster, American Splendor, Swimming Pool, Matchstick Men, Dirty Pretty Things, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Last Samurai, Something's Gotta Give, Love Actually, The Cooler, Owning Mahowny, Bad Santa, Calendar Girls, Pieces of April, Raising Victor Vargas, The Matrix Reloaded, Phone Booth, Intolerable Cruelty, Better Luck Tomorrow, The Italian Job, Freaky Friday, Normal, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, XX/XY, The Matrix Revolutions, The Haunted Mansion, The Hulk, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, May, Legally Blonde 2


    Yet to see are: All The Real Girls, The Barbarian Invasions, Blue Car, Capturing the Friedmans, Dopamine, Elephant, Gods and Generals, The Good Thief, The Guys, The Heart of Me, Home Room, Irreversible, Jet Lag, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Laurel Canyon, Levity, Looney Tunes: Back In Action, Open Range, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Shattered Glass, The Station Agent, Sweet Sixteen, Together, Veronica Guerin, Wonderland


    Rob
     
  4. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    TOP TEN FILMS OF 2003
    1) Camp
    2) The Matrix Revolutions
    3) The Matrix Reloaded
    4) Kill Bill: Volume One
    5) Elephant
    6) Gerry
    7) Better Luck Tomorrow
    8) 28 Days Later
    9) Cabin Fever
    10) Suicide Club (Jisatsu circle)

    HONORABLE MENTIONS
    11) Love Actually
    12) Bad Santa
    13) Finding Nemo
    14) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    15) The Eye (Jian gui)

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    THE WORST FILMS OF 2003
    1) Hollywood Homocide
    2) Kangaroo Jack
    3) Boat Trip
    4) Guy Thing, A
    5) Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
    6) How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days
    7) League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The
    8) Hulk
    9) Identity
    10) Anger Management

    DISHONORABLE MENTIONS
    11) Just Married
    12) Dreamcatcher
    13) Freddy vs. Jason
    14) Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde
    15) Spy Kids 3D: Game Over
     
  5. Fred Bang

    Fred Bang Stunt Coordinator

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    1- THE RETURN OF KING
    No Contest, this is the best movie I have seen in 20 years.

    2- Lost In Translation
    3- Kill Bill Vol. 1
    4- Master and Commander
    5- Finding Nemo
    6- X2: X-Men United
    7- Matchstick Men
    8- Love Actually
    9- Matrix Reloaded / Revolutions
    10-American Splendor
     
  6. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    Im holding off making a list until I see:

    21 Grams,Monster,Big Fish and a few others.

    I wasnt able to catch Matchstick Men,American Splendor or Thirteen[​IMG]

    And Im DYING to see Bubba HoTep and Twilight Samurai
     
  7. Dana Fillhart

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    1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2. À la folie… pas du tout (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not)
    3. Finding Nemo
    4. Whale Rider
    5. X2
    6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    7. 21 Grams
    8. Mystic River
    9. The Matrix: Revolutions
    10. The Matrix: Reloaded

    Just missing but worthy of note: Seabiscuit, L'Auberge espagnole, Master and Commander, Cold Mountain, The Last Samurai, Love Actually, and Lost in Translation.

    Worst 5: Well, I purposefully avoided absolute dreck like Gigli and From Justin to Kelly, but I did manage to see one REALLY wretched one and a couple that were borderline (they only barely entertained me, oftentimes unintentionally on the film's part): House of 1000 Corpses is the worst I've seen not just this year, but all the way back to Battlefield Earth. Filling out the other bottom four for me are The Core, Irréversible (Irreversible), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Anger Management.

     
  8. Angelo.M

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    whale rider
    school of rock
    hero
    finding nemo
    capturing the friedmans
    shattered glass
    a mighty wind
    city of god
    winged migration
    better luck tomorrow
     
  9. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    My Top 10 is now up.

    ~Edwin
     
  10. Matt Stone

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    I hope that's a typo, Edwin [​IMG]
     
  11. Nick C.

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    copy-n-pastitis perhaps? [​IMG]

    On another topic, just wondering how everyone determines the US/World/AMPAS/etc. release date? For example, something like Hero had a world and Hollywood release in late 2002 for AMPAS considerations and was subsequently nominated for Best Foreign Language, but theatrical release has been moved around several times, with IMDB reporting Spring 2004... So for those who go world release dates, this would belong in 2002, and for those who prefer US eligibility, it would be a 2004+ selection?
     
  12. Jason Seaver

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    Once again, I'll recommend www.filmreleases.com as the arbiter of US-release eligibility. They're excellent at listing "platform" releases, so you'll get all the information you need if you use the NY/LA criterion.

    As to "world" releases, I generally go with the IMDB on that. It's not always accurate, but it's central and generally reliable after-the-fact.

    And Hero never had a US release, not even for AMPAS consideration (though it likely had Academy screenings) - the rules on eligibility for Best Foreign Language Film are different, and arguably anachronistic. It currently appears Hero is on the schedule for 16 April 2004; I'll probably be calling it #3A this year, much like I did with Brotherhood of the Wolf when I saw it at a festival screening before its official US debut.
     
  13. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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  14. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    :b

    I stand corrected. Thanks, Matt.


    It's more like tiredtitis. [​IMG]

    ~Edwin
     
  15. Scott Weinberg

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    Top Ten

    1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2. May
    3. In America
    4. House of Sand and Fog
    5. Lost in Translation
    6. Big Fish
    7. 28 Days Later
    8. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    9. Cabin Fever
    10. Kill Bill: Volume 1

    Bottom Ten

    1. Boat Trip
    2. From Justin to Kelly
    3. The Real Cancun
    4. Bad Boys 2
    5. The Cat in the Hat
    6. Spun
    7. National Security
    8. 2 Fast 2 Furious
    9. Radio
    10. Bringing Down the House
     
  16. Rob P S

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  17. Lowell_B

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    My Top 10 List (Subject to much shuffling and revision):
    Link to my 2003 Film List: Film List
    Last Updated: Feb, 11th with In America.

    1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2. In America
    3. Pirates of The Carribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl
    4. The Last Samurai
    5. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    6. Matchstick Men
    7. American Splendor
    8. Lost in Translation
    9. Finding Nemo
    10. Mystic River


    Honorable Mentions (AKA The Bumped):

    Big Fish
    Bend it Like Beckham
    Better Luck Tommorrow
    Cold Mountain
    A Mighty Wind
    Kill Bill: Volume 1
    Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Tengoku no tobira)
    All The Real Girls

    Still need to see City of God and a few others.

    Lowell
     
  18. David Lawson

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    The top:

    1. City Of God
    2. Winged Migration
    3. Russian Ark
    4. 28 Days Later
    5. Shaolin Soccer
    6. Lost In Translation
    7. In America
    8. Pirates Of The Caribbean
    9. Big Fish
    10. LOTR: The Return Of The King

    The bottom:

    1. Darkness Falls
    2. The Matrix Reloaded
    3. Finding Nemo
    4. Tomb Raider 2
    5. The Rundown


    I'm now reasonably happy with the order. For today, anyway.
     
  19. Marc_Savoie

    Marc_Savoie Stunt Coordinator

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    The list will of course be continually updated until forced to make it absolutely final, but here's how it stands now.

    Last update: ...

    Current Total Films Seen from 2003 (using US/Canada release date criteria): 60

    My Top 10 of 2003

    01. Lost in Translation (United States, d. Sofia Coppola)
    02. Irreversible (France, d. Gaspar Noé)
    03. Spider (Canada, d. David Cronenberg)
    04. All the Real Girls (United States, d. David Gordon Green)
    05. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (United States, d. Quentin Tarantino)
    06. 21 Grams (United States, d. Alejandro González Iñárritu)
    07. Elephant (United States, d. Gus Van Sant)
    08. Gerry (United States, d. Gus Van Sant)
    09. City of God [Cidade de Deus] (Brazil, d. Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles)
    10. Capturing the Friedmans (United States, d. Andrew Jarecki)

    10 Runners-up:
    11. The Station Agent
    12. Morvern Callar
    13. Mystic River
    14. Swimming Pool
    15. May
    16. The Shape of Things
    17. American Splendor
    18. Masked and Anonymous
    19. The Good Thief
    20. Shattered Glass

    Films I Really Liked and Would See Again:
    21. 28 Days Later
    22. Owning Mahowny
    23. Better Luck Tomorrow
    24. Raising Victor Vargas
    25. The School of Rock
    26. Elf
    27. The Wild Dogs
    28. The Matrix Reloaded
    29. The Man on the Train
    30. Spun
    31. Love Actually
    32. Charlie's Angles 2: Full Throttle
    33. The Eye
    34. Cabin Fever
    35. Thirteen
    36. Stuck on You
    37. Daredevil
    38. American Wedding
    39. Spellbound

    Films I Liked but Didn't Love Enough to See Again:
    40. Sweet Sixteen
    41. Winged Migration
    42. Run Ronnie Run!
    43. Old School
    44. The Recruit
    45. Phone Booth
    46. Anything Else

    Didn't Like in 2003 (from least worst to most horribly horrible)
    47. Intolerable Cruelty (the first Coens movie I haven't completely loved. How sad.)
    48. The Cooler
    49. In the Cut
    50. Born Rich
    51. Duplex
    52. Anger Management
    53. Bruce Almighty
    54. Something's Gotta Give
    55. Scary Movie 3
    56. View From the Top
    57. A Guy Thing
    58. Bringing Down the House
    59. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    60. Just Married

    Best guilty pleasure:
    - Charlie's Angles 2: Full Throttle

    Biggest disappointments:
    - Intolerable Cruelty
    - Bruce Almighty
    - In the Cut

    Films I still need to see, or sadly missed... and want to see:
    in alphabetical order
    Bad Santa
    The Barbarian Invasions
    Bend it Like Beckham
    Big Fish
    Blue Car
    Bus 174
    Camp
    Casa De Los Babys
    Charlotte Sometimes
    Cold Mountain
    The Company
    Confidence
    The Dancer Upstairs
    A Decade Under the Influence
    Demonlover
    Dirty Pretty Things
    Le Divorce
    Down With Love
    Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
    Fear X
    Finding Nemo
    Freddy vs Jason
    Garage Days
    Girl With a Pearl Earing
    The Hulk
    House of 1000 Corpses
    House of Sand and Fog
    The Human Stain
    Identity
    I Love Your Work
    In America
    In My Skin
    The Last Samurai
    Laurel Canyon
    Levity
    Lilya 4-Ever
    The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    Lost in La Mancha
    Love and Diane
    The Man Without a Past
    Matchstick Men
    The Matrix Revolutions
    A Mighty Wind
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Out of Time
    Party Monster
    Pieces of April
    Poolhall Junkies
    Ripley's Game
    Seabiscuit
    The Singing Detective
    Step Into Liquid
    Stevie
    Wonderland
    X2
     
  20. rhett

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    The Best:

    1. 21 Grams
    2. Kill Bill - Vol. 1
    3. Lost in Translation
    4. Elephant
    5. Bad Santa
    6. Hulk
    7. City of God
    8. In America
    9. Dark Blue
    10. Cold Mountain


    The Worst:

    1. Bringing Down The House
    2. Bad Boys II
    3. The Matrix Reloaded
    4. Seabiscuit
    5. Anger Management
     

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