Best Films of 2003

I collected approximately 18 “Best Movies of 2003” lists and combined them into one list.  Here are the results.  The numbers in bold indicate the number of original lists the movie was on.  An asterisk means I’ve seen it.

16
Lost in Translation 
– Sofia Coppola*

12
American Splendor
– Shari Springer Berman*

11
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 – Quentin Tarantino*
Capturing the Friedmans – Andrew Jarecki*

10
Mystic River
– Clint Eastwood*

9
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
– Peter Weir*

8
Elephant
– Gus Van Sant*
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Peter Jackson*
The Fog of War – Errol Morris*
Spellbound – Jeffrey Blitz*

7
The School of Rock
– Richard Linklater*
Finding Nemo – Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich*

6
A Mighty Wind
– Christopher Guest*
The Son – Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
The Barbarian Invasions – Denys Arcand*
The Triplets of Belleville – Sylvain Chomet*
In America – Jim Sheridan


The Magdalene Sisters – Peter Mullan
The Man without a Past – Aki Kaurismäki* 
To Be and to Have – Nicolas Philibert*
Bus 174 – José Padilha & Felipe Lacerda*
Whale Rider – Niki Caro*
Ten – Abbas Kiarostami*

3                     
Angels in America – Mike Nichols*
Japón – Carlos Reygadas
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary – Guy Maddin
Bad Santa – Terry Zwigoff*
Bend it like Beckham – Gurinder Chadha*
28 Days Later… – Danny Boyle*

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