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Movies released in 2003

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

  • House of Sand and Fog

    9

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home’s new owners.

  • Oldboy

    9

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, Oh Dae-Su soon finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for him and is set onto a path of pain and suffering in an attempt to uncover the motive of his mysterious tormentor.

  • Finding Nemo

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo. After he ventures into the open sea, despite his father’s constant warnings about many of the ocean’s dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist’s office in Sydney. So, while Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss. The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist’s office, which is situated by Sydney Harbor. While the two are doing this, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist’s fish tank plot a way to return to Sydney Harbor to live their lives free again.

  • Switchblade Romance

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on holiday at Alexa’s parent’s country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway.

  • 21 Grams

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician (Penn), a grieving mother (Watts) and a born-again ex-con (Del Toro).

  • Love Actually

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

  • Touching the Void

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

  • The Corporation

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of “person” typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.

  • Elephant

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won’t forget.

  • Big Fish

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A story about a son trying to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths his father told him about himself.

  • The Life of David Gale

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

  • 11:14

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The events leading up to an 11:14 PM car crash, from five very different perspectives.

  • Ju-on: The Grudge 2

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when they shot a show in the haunted house where Kayako was brutally murdered by her husband years ago. While each member of the team dies or disappears, Kyôko is informed that she has a three-and-a-half-month-old fetus in her womb.

  • Ju-on: The Grudge

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

  • Mystic River

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.

  • Monster

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

  • Identity

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one.

  • Pieces of April

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a very poor zone of New York, April Burns and her boyfriend, the Afro-American Bobby, are preparing to receive April’s family for thanksgiving dinner. While Bobby tries to borrow a suit for himself, April realizes that her stove is broken. She tries desperately to find a neighbor that can let her cook the turkey, since she does not want to fail (again) with her family. Meanwhile, in a suburb of Pennsylvania, her dysfunctional family is preparing to travel to New York. While driving, the relationship between the Burns and their black-sheep April is disclosed through the conversations between her father Jim, her resented mother Joy, her brother, her sister and her grandmother.

  • The Station Agent

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with dwarfism moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. Though he tried to maintain a life of solitude, he is soon entangled with an artist who is struggling with a personal tragedy and an overly friendly Cuban hot-dog vendor.

  • The Recruit

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

  • The United States of Leland

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Tells the story of a young man’s experience in a juvenile detention center that touches on the tumultuous changes that befall his family and the community in which he lives.

  • Matchstick Men

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former’s teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

  • Kontroll

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, his fellow inspectors, who are all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks… And a tale about love.

  • Memories of Murder

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead…

  • Lost in Translation

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo, Japan and form an unlikely bond.

  • House of 1000 Corpses

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

  • One Missed Call

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths.

  • A Tale of Two Sisters

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother’s obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery.

  • Beyond Borders

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world’s most dangerous hot spots.

  • Out of Time

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.

  • Bulletproof Monk

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk (Chow) becomes a mentor to a young street kid (Scott) whom he can teach to protect a scroll.

  • S.W.A.T.

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

  • Welcome to the Jungle

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster’s son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.

  • Young Adam

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Joe, a rootless young drifter, finds work on a barge travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh, owned by Les and his wife Ella. One afternoon they discover the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate and suspect is arrested, we discover that Joe knows more than he is letting on. Gradually we learn of Joe’s past relationship with the dead woman. Meanwhile an unspoken attraction develops between Joe and Ella, heightening the claustrophobic tensions in the confined space of the barge.

  • The Hunted

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam, a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After Hallam brutally slew four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell turns to L.T. Bonham — the one man who may be able to stop him. At first L.T. resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled murderers. But when he realizes that these recent slaying is the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him. Accepting the assignment under the condition that he works alone, L.T. enters the woods, unarmed — plagued by memories of his best student and riddled with guilt for not responding to Aaron's tortured letters to him as he began to slip over the edge of sanity. Furious as he is with his former mentor for ignoring his pleas for help…

  • Code 46

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A futuristic ‘Brief Encounter’, a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

  • Radio

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.

  • Saints and Soldiers

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

  • The Dreamers

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the ‘68 Paris student riots.

  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Hitman “El Mariachi” becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

  • The Return

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the remote Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father — a man they only know through a single photograph — resurfaces.

  • Rules of Engagement

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Bruce Willis plays a Special-Ops commander who leads his team into the jungle of Nigeria to rescue a doctor played by Monica Belluci who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too.

  • Goodbye Lenin!

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma; a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

  • Thirteen

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A thirteen-year-old girl’s (Wood) relationship with her mother (Hunter) is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend (Reed).

  • The School of Rock

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

  • The Medallion

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans.

  • Scary Movie 3

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A mysterious killer video tape is circulating around. One look at this tape and you have seven days left to live. News Reporter Cindy Campbell (Faris) witnesses this video tape and tries to work out a way to prevent her death. But this is not the only mystery to appear. Crop circles have been appearing in the local farm of Tom (Sheen) and George (Rex). With help from Aunt Shaneequa (Latifah), Cindy suspects that the aliens may be linked with the killer tape and must now work out both mysteries before it's the end of the world.

  • Time of the Wolf

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.

  • Dogville

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away…

  • American Splendor

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

  • I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Will Graham is a gangster who has left the life of crime and is living in the countryside. He comes out of hiding to investigate the death of his brother when he learns that he committed suicide. Charlotte Rampling is his old girlfriend who owns a restaurant. Boad is the villain responsible for the bad things that happened to Will’s brother.

  • Northfork

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a near-empty Northfork orphanage, Father Harlan gently tends to Irwin, an eight-year-old who lies between a dream state and death. As orphanage caretaker Harlan reads aloud about Northfork’s years-ago forced evacuation to make way for a hydro-electric dam, Irwin’s imagination takes flight. While a team of six men evacuate the last remaining citizens of the town, Irwin, too, invents a cast of characters to prepare himself for his own evacuation. (the above states the caretaker - who is actually the priest - is reading about a years-ago evacuation. In the movie, the evacuation is taking place as the boy lays dying!)

  • Wonderland

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    John Holmes was a legend of the porn industry and revered in circles as a stud. But in 1981, years after his successful career and star fading, Holmes was a desperate man with his own internal demons to live up to. He's estranged from his wife, holding onto a relationship with his teenage mistress, and living as a junkie in search of his next fix. But one fateful night left four people dead and John as a key suspect in one of the most grisly murders in Los Angeles. Was he partly responsible for what happened at Wonderland Avenue?

  • Darkness Falls

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

  • Wrong Turn

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by “cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding.”

  • Coffee and Cigarettes

    2

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

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My name is Trevor Morris & I am a movie-loving, mountain bike-riding web developer from the UK. Currently, freelancing at Surface.