Best Action Movies of 2003

1.

Battlestar Galactica

6.0
8.6/10 IMDB

After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.

Release date: 2003-12-08
2.

Touching the Void

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

A documentary based on the book of the same name by Joe Simpson about Simpson's and Simon Yates' disastrous and near-fatal attempt to climb 6,344m Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Starring: Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Ollie Ryall, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates ..
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Release date: 2003-09-05
3.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Eva Mendes, Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Enrique Iglesias, Cheech Marin, Willem Dafoe, Marco Leonardi ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2003-09-11
4.

Shanghai Knights

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but instead unearths a plot to kill the royal family. No one believes her, though, and it's up to Chon and Roy (who has romance on his mind) to prove her right.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Aidan Gillen, Donnie Yen, Alison King, Constantine Gregory, Anna-Louise Plowman, Georgina Chapman ..
Directed by: David Dobkin
Release date: 2003-02-06
5.

Johnny English

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable gems disappear on the opening night and on English's watch—the newly-designated agent must jump into action to find the thief and recover the missing gems.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Tasha de Vasconcelos, Ben Miller, Greg Wise, Douglas McFerran, Steve Nicolson, Terence Harvey, Kevin McNally ..
Directed by: Peter Howitt
Release date: 2003-03-14
6.

Basic

4.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

Starring: John Travolta, Connie Nielsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Daly, Brian Van Holt, Roselyn Sánchez, Cristián de la Fuente, Taye Diggs, Dash Mihok ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 2003-04-18
7.

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A new vigilante, Batwoman, is wreaking havoc in Gotham City. The dynamic duo must discover her true identity.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Héctor Elizondo, Kyra Sedgwick, David Ogden Stiers, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings, Kelly Ripa, Kimberly Brooks, Elisa Gabrielli ..
Directed by: Curt Geda, Tim Maltby
Release date: 2003-10-21
8.

Paycheck

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Joe Morton, Michael C. Hall, Peter Friedman, Kathryn Morris, Ivana Mili?evi? ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 2003-12-25
9.

Ned Kelly

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from everyone who seeks them. Even if it means having his family arrested, the members of the Kelly Gang stay hidden and plan a way to get their names cleared.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Laurence Kinlan, Philip Barantini, Kerry Condon, Kris McQuade, Emily Browning ..
Directed by: Gregor Jordan
Release date: 2003-03-22
Best Action Movies of 2003 : Star Wars: Clone Wars
10.

Star Wars: Clone Wars

4.6
7.8/10 IMDB

This series takes place during the three-year time period between the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The show depicted the actions of various characters in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and other Knights of the Jedi Order during the conflict, leading the clone trooper forces of the Galactic Republic against the battle droid armies of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Sith.

Release date: 2003-11-07

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