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Includes films in U.S. commercial release between Jan. 1, 2003, and Dec. 31, 2003.
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11’09”01 (September 11) Dirs. Makhmalbaf, Lelouch, Chahine, Tanović, Ouedraogo, Loach, et al. A
The Company Dir. Robert Altman. With Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell, James Franco A
demonlover Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Connie Nielsen, Charles Berling, Chloë Sevigny A
In This World Dir. Michael Winterbottom. With Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah A
Love & Diane Dir. Jennifer Dworkin. Documentary about a struggling mother and daughter A

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Dir. Peter Weir. With Russell Crowe A–
Monster Dir. Patty Jenkins. With Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern A–
To Be and To Have (Être et avoir) Dir. Nicolas Philibert. Documentary about rural school teacher A–
The Weather Underground Dir. Sam Green. Documentary about "domestic terrorists" A–

All the Real Girls Dir. David Gordon Green. With Paul Schneider, Zooey Deschanel B+
Freaky Friday Dir. Mark Waters. With Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon B+
Girl with a Pearl Earring Dir. Peter Webber. With Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth B+
In the Cut Dir. Jane Campion. With Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh B+
Irréversible Dir. Gaspar Noé. With Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Albert Dupontel B+
Lawless Heart Dirs. Tom Hunsinger & Neil Hunter. With Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy B+
The Magdalene Sisters Dir. Peter Mullan. With Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone B+
Masked and Anonymous Dir. Larry Charles. With Bob Dylan, John Goodman, Jeff Bridges B+
Raising Victor Vargas Dir. Peter Sollett. With Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte B+
The School of Rock Dir. Richard Linklater. With Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White B+
The Secret Lives of Dentists Dir. Alan Rudolph. With Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary B+
Spellbound Dir. Jeffrey Blitz. Documentary about the 1999 National Spelling Bee B+

10 Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. With Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Arabashi B
28 Days Later Dir. Danny Boyle. With Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Megan Burns B
Angels in America Dir. Mike Nichols. Cable TV. With Justin Kirk, Al Pacino B
Bus 174 Dirs. José Padilha & Felipe Lacerda. Documentary about July 2000 bus hijacking B
Cabin Fever Dir. Eli Roth. With Rider Strong, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern B
Capturing the Friedmans Dir. Andrew Jarecki. Documentary about Long Island molestation case B
City of God Dir. Fernando Meirelles. With Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora B
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Dir. Guy Maddin. With Wei-Qiang Zhang B
©Finding Nemo Dir. Andrew Stanton. Animated. Voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres B
The Fog of War Dir. Errol Morris. Documentary essay by and about Robert McNamara B
Friday Night Dir. Claire Denis. With Valérie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon, Hélène de Saint-Père B
Holes Dir. Andrew Davis. With Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas, Sigourney Weaver B
In America Dir. Jim Sheridan. With Sarah Bolger, Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton B
In My Skin Dir. Marina de Van. With Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker B
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox B
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dir. Peter Jackson. With Elijah Wood B
Lost in Translation Dir. Sofia Coppola. With Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi B
The Man Without a Past Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. With Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen B
Millennium Mambo Dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien. With Shu Qi, Chun-hao Tuan, Jack Kao B
Mystic River Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins B
The Son Dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. With Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne B
The Station Agent Dir. Tom McCarthy. With Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson B
Sweet Sixteen Dir. Ken Loach. With Martin Compston, Annmarie Fulton, William Ruane B
Teknolust Dir. Lynn Hershman-Leeson. With Tilda Swinton, Tilda Swinton, Tilda Swinton B
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Dir. Jonathan Mostow. With Nick Stahl, Claire Danes B
The Triplets of Belleville Dir. Sylvain Chômet. Animated. Voice of Michèle Caucheteux B
X²: X-Men United Dir. Bryan Singer. With Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen B

Bad Santa Dir. Terry Zwigoff. With Billy Bob Thornton, Brett Kelly, Tony Cox B–
The Barbarian Invasions Dir. Denys Arcand. With Rémy Girard, Stéphane Rousseau B–
Blue Car Dir. Karen Moncrieff. With Agnes Bruckner, David Strathairn, Margaret Colin B–
Calendar Girls Dir. Nigel Cole. With Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Linda Bassett B–
Divine Intervention Dir. Elia Suleiman. With Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader, Naief Daher B–
Down with Love Dir. Peyton Reed. With Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, David Hyde Pierce B–
Elephant Dir. Gus Van Sant. With John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Alex Frost B–
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Dir. Donald Petrie. With Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey B–
Japanese Story Dir. Sue Brooks. With Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Matthew Dyktynski B–
Love Actually Dir. Richard Curtis. With Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson B–
Millennium Actress Dir. Satoshi Kon. Animated. Voices of Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama B–
Normal Dir. Jane Anderson. With Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson, Hayden Panettiere B–
Peter Pan Dir. P.J. Hogan. With Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Isaacs B–
The Sea Dir. Baltasar Kormákur. With Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Gunnar Eyjólfsson B–
Swimming Pool Dir. François Ozon. With Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier B–
Sylvia Dir. Christine Jeffs. With Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Jared Harris B–
A Tale of Two Sisters Dir. Kim Ji-woon. With Lim Su-jeong, Mun Geun-yeong, Yum Jung-ah B–
Thirteen Dir. Catherine Hardwicke. With Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Holly Hunter B–
Tupac: Resurrection Dir. Lauren Lazin. Documentary about murdered rap star Tupac Shakur B–

American Splendor Dirs. Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman. With Paul Giammati C+
Big Fish Dir. Tim Burton. With Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup C+
Camp Dir. Todd Graff. With Daniel Letterle, Robin de Jesus, Joanna Chilcoat C+
Casa de los Babys Dir. John Sayles. With Marcia Gay Harden, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor C+
Cinemania Dirs. Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak. Documentary about five loyal filmgoers C+
Die, Mommie, Die! Dir. Mark Rucker. With Charles Busch, Natasha Lyonne, Stark Sands C+
Le Divorce Dir. James Ivory. With Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Thierry L'Hermitte C+
Gerry Dir. Gus Van Sant. With Matt Damon, Casey Affleck C+
Hulk Dir. Ang Lee. With Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Sam Elliott C+
Intolerable Cruelty Dir. Joel Coen. With George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones C+
Soldier's Girl Dir. Frank Pierson. With Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Shawn Hatosy C+
Under the Tuscan Sun Dir. Audrey Wells. With Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Vincent Riotta C+
Whale Rider Dir. Niki Caro. With Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton C+

©Bend It Like Beckham Dir. Gurinder Chadha. With Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley C
Bruce Almighty Dir. Tom Shadyac. With Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman C
Dirty Pretty Things Dir. Stephen Frears. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sergi Lopez C
The Good Thief Dir. Neil Jordan. With Nick Nolte, Tchéky Karyo, Saïd Taghmaoui C
©Laurel Canyon Dir. Lisa Cholodenko. With Frances McDormand, Christian Bale C
Levity Dir. Ed Solomon. With Billy Bob Thornton, Holly Hunter, Morgan Freeman C
Lilja 4-ever Dir. Lukas Moodysson. With Oksana Akinshina, Artjom Bogucharskij C
Matchstick Men Dir. Ridley Scott. With Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell C
May Dir. Lucky McKee. With Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, Merle Kennedy C
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Dir. Gore Verbinski C
Seabiscuit Dir. Gary Ross. With Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper C
Sisters in Cinema Dir. Yvonne Welbon. Documentary about African-American female filmmakers C
Something's Gotta Give Dir. Nancy Meyers. With Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson C
Yossi & Jagger Dir. Eytan Fox. With Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Aya Steinovits C

21 Grams Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro C–
Cold Mountain Dir. Anthony Minghella. With Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger C–
The Cooler Dir. Wayne Kramer. With William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin C–
A Decade under the Influence Dirs. Ted Demme & Richard LaGravenese. Documentary C–
House of Sand and Fog Dir. Vadim Perelman. With Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley C–
The Last Samurai Dir. Edward Zwick. With Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Masato Harada C–
A Mighty Wind Dir. Christopher Guest. With Bob Balaban, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara C–
The Safety of Objects Dir. Rose Troche. With Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney C–
Veronica Guerin Dir. Joel Schumacher. With Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds, Gerard McSorley C–

The Missing Dir. Ron Howard. With Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones, Eric Schweig D+
Mona Lisa Smile Dir. Mike Newell. With Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles D+
Shattered Glass Dir. Billy Ray. With Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny D+

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Dir. McG. With Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu D
©The Italian Job Dir. F. Gary Gray. With Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton D
Owning Mahowny Dir. Richard Kwietniowski. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Hurt D
View from the Top Dir. Bruno Barreto. With Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate D

The Matrix Reloaded Dirs. Larry and Andy Wachowski. With Keanu Reeves D–
The Matrix Revolutions Dirs. Larry and Andy Wachowski. With Keanu Reeves D–

Anything Else Dir. Woody Allen. With Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen F
The Human Stain Dir. Robert Benton. With Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise F
©Party Monster Dirs. Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato. With Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green F
Pieces of April Dir. Peter Hedges. With Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke F


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