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phduffy's Top Ten Movies of 2003!

Posted by phduffy on 2004-03-19 07:53:58
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Here's my top ten movies of 2003! Now that I've seen pretty much every movie from 2003 that I wanted to see (except for the Station Agent...) I thought I'd throw down with my own top ten. It was kind of hard to seperate some of the films, so I think of this more as grouping. Within a group a film could move up or down...

Group 1:
10: American Splendor
I posted a review already. So I don't really have anything interesting to say.

9: A Mighty Wind
Christopher Guest and his pals rule it. The only thing I didn't really like in this movie was Eugene Levy's character. Many people seem to like it though, so you get an even better movie.

8: School of Rock
Again, I've already reviewed this. It's fun.

7: X-Men 2
They figured out how to make superhero movies awesome! Now, if they could only go back and redo Daredevil.....

Group 2:

6: Pirates of the Carribean
Just a really fun action movie. It doesn't really need to be said, but Johnny Depp is amazing in this. What are the odds against a movie based on a Disney ride being good? Pretty long I'd think.

5: The Last Samurai
A truly epic and fantastic film. Starts off like every film like this (he's drunk, he feels guilty about killing Indians), but quickly establishes it's great setting and awesomeness.

4: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
I liked the books alot, and I liked the movies alot. In general I don't get too worked up about how closely a book is to the movie (although I got pissed off when I watched the I, Robot preview), and this does a good job of keeping most of the spirit of the books intact, while updating the message a bit.

Group 3, AKA "the Goodness"
3: Kill Bill
Revenge is best served mizza cold. And with a slice of awesome. I just read the Demon Princes by Jack Vance, which is a similar idea. (A man has to kill 5 men that killed his family), and they made me remember just how much fantastosity there was in this movie. Can't wait for part 2.

2: Big Fish
Another movie I've reviewed. And another great film. You really get the magical feel in this movie.

1: Mystic River
Wow. This is a tremendous movie. Not a happy or fun movie like many of the movies on this list, it's a movie about loss and it's effect on people's lives. Great actors in every role (Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Laura Linney, Marcia Gay Harden, Lawrence Fishburne, and the unfortunate Kevin Bacon - unfortunate because he's been overshawdowed by everyone else, even though he's good). Considering how good this and The Unforgiven are, I hope Clint decides to just direct now. (Although no more Space Cowboys).
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