Best Drama Movies of 2003

1.

Big Fish

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Marion Cotillard, Robert Guillaume, Matthew McGrory, David Denman ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2003-12-25
2.

The Last Samurai

6.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Koyuki, Timothy Spall, Togo Igawa ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2003-12-05
3.

Dogville

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany, Blair Brown, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Jeremy Davies, Ben Gazzara ..
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Release date: 2003-05-19
4.

Mystic River

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, Kevin Chapman, Tom Guiry, Emmy Rossum, Eli Wallach ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2003-01-01
5.

The Life of David Gale

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Gabriel Mann, Rhona Mitra, Matt Craven, Melissa McCarthy, Cleo King, Lee Ritchey, Brandy Little ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 2003-02-21
6.

Lost in Translation

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Faris, Giovanni Ribisi, Akiko Takeshita, Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe, Kazuko Shibata, Take, Fumihiro Hayashi, Hiroko Kawasaki ..
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Release date: 2003-09-18
7.

21 Grams

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife and mother of two girls; and Jack Jordan, a born-again ex-con, are brought together by a terrible accident that changes their lives.

Starring: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio del Toro, Danny Huston, Carly Nahon, Claire Pakis, Eddie Marsan, Melissa Leo, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clea DuVall ..
Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Release date: 2003-09-06
8.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd, Joseph Morgan, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin, Max Pirkis, Jack Randall, Max Benitz ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 2003-11-14
9.

Love Actually

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson ..
Directed by: Richard Curtis
Release date: 2003-09-07
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10.

Battlestar Galactica

6.0
8.5/10 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
11.

Monster

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

An emotionally scarred highway drifter shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her, and ultimately becomes the United States' first female serial killer.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Marco St. John, Marc Macaulay, Scott Wilson, Rus Blackwell ..
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Release date: 2003-12-24
12.

Matchstick Men

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce Altman, Bruce McGill, Jenny O'Hara, Steve Eastin, Beth Grant, Sheila Kelley, Fran Kranz ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2003-09-12
13.

The Dreamers

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

When Isabelle and Theo invite Matthew to stay with them, what begins as a casual friendship ripens into a sensual voyage of discovery and desire in which nothing is off limits and everything is possible.

Starring: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Florian Cadiou, Pierre Hancisse, Valentin Merlet ..
Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Release date: 2003-09-01
14.

Cold Mountain

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Emily Deschanel, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland ..
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Release date: 2003-12-24
15.

Elephant

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

Starring: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor, Carrie Finklea, Nicole George, Brittany Mountain, Alicia Miles, Kristen Hicks ..
Directed by: Gus Van Sant, Z-Dogg
Release date: 2003-09-20
16.

Runaway Jury

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Starring: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce McGill, Bruce Davison, Jeremy Piven, Nick Searcy, Stanley Anderson, Nestor Serrano ..
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Release date: 2003-01-16
17.

Phone Booth

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell, Katie Holmes, Paula Jai Parker, Arian Waring Ash, Tia Texada, John Enos III, Richard T. Jones ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 2003-04-04
18.

Something's Gotta Give

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau, Paul Michael Glaser, Rachel Ticotin, KaDee Strickland, Robin Pearson Rose ..
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Release date: 2003-12-12
19.

Holes

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he must dig holes in order to build character. What he doesn't know is that he is digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette, Shia LaBeouf, Dulé Hill, Henry Winkler, Tim Blake Nelson, Eartha Kitt, Khleo Thomas, Siobhan Fallon Hogan ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 2003-04-18
20.

Bad Santa

5.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Bernie Mac, John Ritter, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, Octavia Spencer, Cloris Leachman, Lorna Scott ..
Directed by: Terry Zwigoff
Release date: 2003-11-26
21.

Tears of the Sun

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Eamonn Walker, Johnny Messner, Nick Chinlund, Charles Ingram, Paul Francis, Chad Smith, Tom Skerritt ..
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2003-03-07
22.

Girl with a Pearl Earring

5.5
6.9/10 IMDB

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, Judy Parfitt, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Gabrielle Reidy, Chris McHallem, Alakina Mann ..
Directed by: Peter Webber
Release date: 2003-12-12
23.

Mona Lisa Smile

5.5
6.5/10 IMDB

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Topher Grace, Dominic West, Taylor Roberts, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 2003-12-19
24.

The Station Agent

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Michelle Williams, Raven Goodwin, Josh Pais, John Slattery, Jayce Bartok, Joe Lo Truglio, Paul Benjamin ..
Directed by: Tom McCarthy
Release date: 2003-01-26
25.

Thirteen

5.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before Tracy's new world and attitude finally takes a toll on her, her family, and old friends.

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens, Holly Hunter, Brady Corbet, Jeremy Sisto, Ulysses Estrada, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Jenicka Carey, Sarah Clarke ..
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Release date: 2003-08-20
26.

Whale Rider

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House, Taungaroa Emile, Tammy Davis, Mabel Wharekawa ..
Directed by: Niki Caro
Release date: 2003-01-30
27.

House of Sand and Fog

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer and befriends a police officer. Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher, Kim Dickens, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jonathan Ahdout, Navi Rawat, Kia Jam ..
Directed by: Vadim Perelman
Release date: 2003-12-19
28.

Bang Bang You're Dead

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

A troubled and bullied high school student fights against judgement from his community after threatening to bomb the football team.

Starring: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney, Jane McGregor, David Paetkau, Eric Johnson, Gillian Barber, Eric Keenleyside, Glynis Davies ..
Directed by: Guy Ferland
Release date: 2003-06-11
29.

In America

5.3
7.7/10 IMDB

A family of Irish immigrants adjusts to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.

Starring: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, Tom Murphy, Molly Glynn, Jason Salkey, Rene Millan, Bob Gallico ..
Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Release date: 2003-10-31
30.

American Splendor

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Daniel Tay, Donal Logue, Molly Shannon, Toby Radloff ..
Directed by: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Release date: 2003-08-15
31.

Open Range

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Michael Gambon, Michael Jeter, Diego Luna, James Russo, Abraham Benrubi, Kim Coates, Annette Bening, Dean McDermott ..
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Release date: 2003-08-29
32.

Seabiscuit

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, David McCullough, Chris Cooper, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Gary L. Stevens, William H. Macy, Royce D. Applegate, Eddie Jones, Chris McCarron ..
Directed by: Gary Ross
Release date: 2003-07-22
33.

Secondhand Lions

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

The comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.

Starring: Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Josh Lucas, Kyra Sedgwick, Christian Kane, Nicky Katt, Eric Balfour, Kevin Haberer, Emmanuelle Vaugier ..
Directed by: Tim McCanlies
Release date: 2003-09-19
34.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

5.2
6.3/10 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
35.

Shattered Glass

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down.

Starring: Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Melanie Lynskey, Hank Azaria, Steve Zahn, Mark Blum, Chad Donella, Chad Donella ..
Directed by: Billy Ray
Release date: 2003-11-14
36.

Coffee and Cigarettes

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee, Cinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Joseph Rigano, Vinny Vella, Vinny Vella Jr. ..
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 2003-09-05
37.

Radio

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Debra Winger, Chris Mulkey, Sarah Drew, Brent Sexton, Riley Smith, Patrick Breen ..
Directed by: Michael Tollin
Release date: 2003-10-24
38.

Owning Mahowny

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Maury Chaykin, Ian Tracey, K.C. Collins, Jason Blicker, Vince Corazza, Sonja Smits, Roger Dunn ..
Directed by: Richard Kwietniowski
Release date: 2003-05-02
39.

11:14

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the story of murder and deceit.

Starring: Henry Thomas, Blake Heron, Barbara Hershey, Hilary Swank, Clark Gregg, Shawn Hatosy, Stark Sands, Colin Hanks, Ben Foster, Patrick Swayze ..
Directed by: Greg Marcks
Release date: 2003-09-05
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40.

Angels in America

5.0
8.1/10 IMDB

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Release date: 2003-12-07
41.

The United States of Leland

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland's case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie, must contend with their own problems.

Starring: Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling, Chris Klein, Kevin Spacey, Jena Malone, Lena Olin, Michelle Williams, Martin Donovan, Ann Magnuson, Kerry Washington ..
Directed by: Matthew Ryan Hoge
Release date: 2003-01-18
42.

Calendar Girls

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Philip Glenister, Ciarán Hinds, Celia Imrie, Geraldine James, Penelope Wilton ..
Directed by: Nigel Cole
Release date: 2003-09-02
43.

What a Girl Wants

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber with a daughter who makes Daphne's life miserable.

Starring: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver James, Christina Cole, James Greene, Ben Scholfield ..
Directed by: Dennie Gordon
Release date: 2003-03-27
44.

Veronica Guerin

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor, a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan, the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley, Ciarán Hinds, Brenda Fricker, Don Wycherley, Barry Barnes, Simon O'Driscoll, Paul Ronan, Gerry O'Brien, Emmet Bergin ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 2003-07-11
45.

My Life Without Me

4.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.

Starring: Sarah Polley, Amanda Plummer, Scott Speedman, Leonor Watling, Debbie Harry, Maria de Medeiros, Julian Richings, Jessica Amlee, Kenya Jo Kennedy, Camille Martinez ..
Directed by: Isabel Coixet
Release date: 2003-03-07
46.

The Cooler

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins dating attractive waitress Natalie Belisario.

Starring: William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Paul Sorvino, Estella Warren, Ron Livingston, Joey Fatone, Arthur J. Nascarella, M.C. Gainey ..
Directed by: Wayne Kramer
Release date: 2003-11-26
47.

Pieces of April

4.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.

Starring: Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., Alice Drummond, Lillias White, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Vitali Baganov ..
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Release date: 2003-10-17
48.

Basic

4.8
6.4/10 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
49.

Out of Time

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in order to find out the truth.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan, John Billingsley, Dean Cain, Alex Carter, Antoni Corone, Robert Baker, Ron Madoff, Terry Loughlin ..
Directed by: Carl Franklin
Release date: 2003-10-03
50.

May

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A socially awkward veterinary assistant with a lazy eye and obsession with perfection descends into depravity after developing a crush on a boy with perfect hands.

Starring: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval, Nichole Hiltz, Kevin Gage, Merle Kennedy, Chandler Riley Hecht, Rachel David, Nora Zehetner ..
Directed by: Lucky McKee
Release date: 2003-06-03

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