2003

Top Ten Films of 2003
10.The Hulk
9. Love Actually
8. Matchstick Men
7. The Human Stain
6. Wonderland
5.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
4. Intolerable Cruelty
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. Seabiscuit
1. Mystic River

Ten Worst Films of 2003
96. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
97. Bubba Ho-Tep
98. Just Married
99. Le Divorce
100. Gigli
101. Daddy Day Care
102. View From The Top
103. Kangaroo Jack
104. Cabin Fever
105. The Real Cancun

A Note on “the lists”: These reflect the films I enjoyed the most/least, not necessarily the best or worst made. Also, these are solely representative of the 105 films I saw that were originally released in 2003 ( re-releases and 2002 releases are ineligible ).

No.

Film Title

Theater Name

Theater Chain

Theater Location

Date

1.

Maid In Manhattan

Lincolnshire 20

Regal Cinemas

Lincolnshire, IL

January 1

2.

The Pianist

Wilmette 1&2

private

Wilmette, IL

January 4

3.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

January 11

4.

Just Married

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

January 11

5.

A Guy Thing

Burbank 14

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

January 18

6.

The Hours

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

January 19

7.

Kangaroo Jack

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

January 20

8.

Nicholas Nickleby

Sunset 5

Laemmle Theaters

West Hollywood, CA

January 21

9.

National Security

Plant 16

Mann Theaters

Van Nuys, CA

January 24

10.

25th Hour

Burbank 14

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

January 25

11.

Darkness Falls

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

January 28

12.

Narc

Sherman Oaks 3-7

AMC Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

January 30

13.

The Flamingo Kid (1984)

The Egyptian Theater

American Cinematheque

Hollywood, CA

February 1

**

appearance by Matt Dillon after

films 13 & 14******

*****************

***************

********

14.

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

The Egyptian Theater

American Cinematheque

Hollywood, CA

February 1

**

appearance by Max Perlich,

cinematographer Robert

Yeoman & editor Curtiss

Clayton after film 14

********

15.

Daredevil

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

February 15

16.

Shanghai Knights

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

February 15

17.

The Recruit

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

February 21

18.

Old School

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

February 22

19.

The Jungle Book 2

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

March 3

20.

Cradle 2 The Grave

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

March 4

21.

Bringing Down The House

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

March 10

22.

Willard

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

March 15

23.

The Hunted

Sherman Oaks 3-7

AMC Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

March 18

24.

Head of State

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

March 31

25.

View From The Top

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

April 2

27.

Phone Booth

Sherman Oaks 1 & 2

AMC Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

April 4

28.

A Man Apart

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

April 7

29.

A Mighty Wind

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

April 18

30.

Anger Management

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

April 22

31.

Identity

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

April 29

32.

The Real Cancun

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

April 29

33.

X2: X-Men United

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

May 4

34.

The Matrix Reloaded

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

May 15

35.

Down with Love

Burbank 14

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

May 17

36.

Bruce Almighty

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

May 26

37.

The Italian Job

Media Centre North 6

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

June 4

38.

Finding Nemo

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 5

39.

2Fast 2Furious

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 12

40.

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 15

41.

Hollywood Homicide

Sherman Oaks 1 & 2

AMC Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 16

42.

Animal House (1978)

DGA

private

Hollywood, CA

June 17

**

with appearance by John Landis,

Stephen Furst,

James Widdoes,

John Vernon &

Bruce McGill

43.

The Hulk

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 26

44.

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

June 28

45.

28 Days Later

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

June 29

46.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 2

47.

Daddy Day Care

Century Plaza Cinema

Loews Cineplex

Century City, CA

July 3

48.

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 5

49.

New Suit

Beverly Center Cinema

Loews Cineplex

West Hollywood, CA

July 7

50.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 9

51.

May

Beverly Center Cinema

Loews Cineplex

West Hollywood, CA

July 11

52.

Johnny English

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 18

53.

Bad Boys II

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

July 21

54.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 24

55.

Seabiscuit

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 26

56.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

July 30

57.

American Wedding

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

August 2

58.

American Wedding

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

August 3

59.

Camp

Sunset 5 Theater

Laemmle

West Hollywood, CA

August 5

60.

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

August 6

61.

Freaky Friday

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

August 11

62.

S.W.A.T.

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

August 11

63.

Gigli

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

August 12

64.

Freddy vs. Jason

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

August 17

65.

Whale Rider

Century Rio 24

Century Theaters

Albuquerque, NM

August 23

66.

Le Divorce

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

August 25

67.

The Battle of Shaker Heights

ArcLight Hollywood@The Dome

ArcLight Cinema

Hollywood, CA

August 29

68.

The Medallion

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

August 31

69.

My Boss’s Daughter

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

August 31

70.

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

September 7

71.

Matchstick Men

The Bridge: Cinema de lux

National Amusements

Los Angeles, CA

September 12

72.

Cabin Fever

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

September 13

73.

Lost In Translation

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

September 14

74.

Once Upon A Time In Mexico

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

September 14

75.

Anything Else

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

September 22

76.

The Human Stain (with talk by writer Nicholas Meyer)

The Grove Stadium 14

Pacific Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

September 23

77.

Party Monster

Sunset 5 Theater

Laemmle

West Hollywood, CA

September 24

78.

Underworld

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

September 25

79.

Anything Else

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

September 25

80.

The Rundown

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

September 29

81.

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

N/A

American Airlines

LAX to ORD

October 4

82.

School of Rock

Lincolnshire 20

Regal Cinemas

Lincolnshire, IL

October 4

83.

Hollywood Homicide

N/A

American Airlines

ORD to LAX

October 6

84.

Bubba Ho-Tep

Sherman Oaks 5

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

October 11

85.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

October 11

86.

Intolerable Cruelty

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

October 12

87.

Wonderland

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

October 12

88.

Scary Movie 3

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

October 24

89.

Sylvia

Royal

Laemmle

Los Angeles, CA

October 26

90.

Mystic River

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 2

91.

Alien: The Director’s Cut (Digital Projection)

Village (The Fox Theater)

Mann

Los Angeles, CA

November 2

92.

The Matrix Revolutions

Village (The Fox Theater)

Mann

Los Angeles, CA

November 8

93.

Elf

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

November 14

94.

Love Actually

Irvine Spectrum 21

Edwards

Irvine, CA

November 15

95.

Elf

The Bridge: Cinema de lux

National Amusements

Los Angeles, CA

November 16

96.

Bad Santa

Glen 10 - Glenview

Crown Theaters

Glenview, IL

November 28

97.

In America

Pipers Alley Theatre

Loews Cineplex

Chicago, IL

November 29

98.

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

N/A

United Airlines

ORD to LAX (PHX)

November 30

99.

Ice Age

N/A

Continental Airlines

LAX to IAH

December 19

100.

Door to Door

N/A

Continental Airlines

FLL to IAH

December 21

101.

Brown Sugar

N/A

Continental Airlines

IAH to LAX

December 21

102.

Stuck On You

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 24

103.

Paycheck

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 25

104.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

December 28

105.

Cheaper by the Dozen

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

December 28

LAST UPDATED:1 January 2004

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