2003: Movies released in this year which I've seen

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  • Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
    Scary
  • American Splendor
    Quirky
  • And Now...Ladies and Gentlemen
    Dull
  • Bad Santa
    Hilarious
  • Barbarian Invasions
    Sad
  • Bend it Like Beckham
    Cute
  • Big Fish
    Cute
  • Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie
    Funny
  • Bruce Almighty
    OK funny
  • Bubba Ho-tep
    Silly
  • Calendar Girls
    Charming
  • Capturing the Friedmans
    Sad, scary
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
    fun
  • Cheaper By The Dozen
    good, clean fun
  • Cold Mountain
    Huh?
  • The Cooler
    Violent gangster romantic comedy
  • Dirty Pretty Things
    Excellent
  • Elephant
    Sad
  • Finding Nemo
    Adorable
  • The Fog of War
    Interesting
  • Freaky Friday
    Perfect
  • Ghosts of the Abyss
    amazing
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring
    OK art film
  • The Good Thief
    Interesting
  • Holes
    Very entertaining
  • House of Sand and Fog
    yeesh
  • The Hulk
    empty calories
  • The Human Stain
    interesting
  • I Capture The Castle
    dull
  • Identity
    I saw it coming
  • In America
    Wonderful drama
  • Intolerable Cruelty
    mildly entertaining
  • The Italian Job
    Exciting
  • Johnny English
    Rude fun
  • Kill Bill Vol 1
    Sadistic
  • The Last Samurai
    OK
  • Laurel Canyon
    Self-indulgent parent
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    This is what I want in a movie!
  • Lost in Translation
    huh?
  • Love Actually
    cute fun
  • Man on the Train
    interesting French crime drama
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    entertaining
  • A Mighty Wind
    OK
  • Millennium Actress
    excellent
  • Monsieur Ibrahim
    got the point already
  • Monster
    yeesh
  • Mystic River
    too blue
  • Once Upon A Time In The Midlands
    British working class
  • Open Range
    OK modern Western
  • Owning Mahowny
    Gamblers Anonymous for you, buddy
  • Paycheck
    What was it about? I don't remember
  • Peter Pan
    charming
  • Phone Booth
    made me tired
  • Pieces of April
    Wonderful drama
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    Great fun
  • Raising Victor Vargas
    gotta love Vic
  • Runaway Jury
    who cares?
  • Seabiscuit
    Excellent
  • Secondhand Lions
    Good boys' drama
  • The Secret Lives of Dentists
    ...are dull
  • Shattered Glass
    Fascinating
  • Something's Gotta Give
    Geezers in love
  • The Station Agent
    Excellent
  • Sweet Sixteen
    Excellent
  • Swimming Pool
    huh?
  • Thirteen
    Scary
  • Timeline
    Stupid
  • Together
    Charming Chinese drama
  • The Triplets of Belleville
    Charming French comedy
  • 28 Days Later
    My kind of zombie flick!
  • 21 Grams
    That's not my world
  • Underworld
    Puh-leeze (don't waste my time)
  • Whale Rider
    Excellent parable
  • X2 (Xmen 2)
    Entertaining
Author Comments: 

I was on a quest to be ready for the Academy Awards. I wanted to see anything that might take an award away from The Lord of the Rings, so maybe I could understand better why it lost. I can say now that it worked. I actually understood the Oscars for the first time. I think there were a few awards LOTR should have won for the first movie, but were given to the final movie instead, as compensation. Otherwise, they deserved every award they received, and more.

Bonus: I was able to win fourth place in a "predict the Oscars" contest which I'd never done before.

Impressive! I had no idea you were seeing so many new releases in addition to all the classics you've been watching. I love the no-frills notes, with my favorite being your Secret Lives of Dentists comment. :-)

Thank you, dear Jim. I appreciate your appreciation :). You can see I've learned a couple html tags.

I was able to compile the above list by using the official Academy Awards database for eligible 2003 films and then checking off what I'd seen. I was amazed at how many there were.

I should start a 2004 list, but it couldn't be alphabetical--yet.