Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts) is forced to suffer the loss of her husband Michael (Danny Huston) and their two daughters, killed in a hit-and-run by born-again ex-con Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro). Paul Rivers (Sean Penn), a college professor dying of heart failure, becomes the recipient of Michael's transplanted heart and is drawn to Cristina out of the debt of life he owes to her husband. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Categories: Drama, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2003.
2003 in 21 Grams
Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) is a typical, fun-loving teen by day, but after hours he is a top secret agent. For his newest mission, Cody must enter prep school and befriend Natalie Connors (Hilary Duff) in order to locate find her father, a scientist unknowingly developing a swarm of deadly nanobots. Cody's wits and charm are put to the test as he tries to save the world and get the girl. Directed by Harald Zwart. With Angie Harmon, Keith David, Cynthia Stevenson and Daniel Roebuck. Categories: Action, Thriller, Comedy, Adventure, Family. Year: 2003.
2003 in Agent Cody Banks
When a precious diamond is stolen by a couple of no good thieves, Air Bud is out to reclaim the stone and put the bad guys in jail. With the game on the line, Air Bud finds a way to save the day, and spike his way to the beach volleyball championships. Directed by Mike Southon. With Katija Pevec, Tyler Boissonnault, Jake D. Smith, Patrick Cranshaw and Edie McClurg. Categories: Comedy, Family. Year: 2003.
2003 in Air Bud: Spikes Back
Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti) is a file clerk with a dead-end job and an unsatisfying life. A chance meeting with Robert Crumb (James Urbaniak), a greeting card artist turned comic book illustrator, convinces Harvey to create his own comic centered on his working-class existence. The underground success of his work connects him with Joyce Brabner (Hope Davis), his soul mate through years spent as an independent icon. Directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. With Chris Ambrose, Joey Krajcar, Cameron Carter and the real Harvey Pekar. Categories: Biography, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2003.
2003 in American Splendor
The crew from “American Pie” reunites to see their friends, Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) walk down the aisle. Since Jim’s grandmother (Angela Paton) has fallen ill, they attempt to throw the wedding together in two weeks. Of course, Jim’s friends find a way to lighten the mood, as Stifler (Seann William Scott) fixates on throwing him an unforgettable bachelor party. And, lucky for Jim, his dad (Eugene Levy) decides to dispense even more precious pearls of wisdom in preparation for his married life. Directed by Jesse Dylan. With Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, January Jones, Molly Cheek, Deborah Rush and Fred Willard. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2003.
2003 in American Wedding
After a misunderstanding on an airline flight, mild-mannered Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler) is sentenced to undergo anger management. Things go from bad to worse for Dave when his therapist, Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), shows up to live in his home. Known for his unorthodox methods, Buddy sets out to help Dave get in touch with his emotions by turning his life into a living nightmare. Directed by: Peter Segal. With Marisa Tomei, John Turturro, John C. Reilly, Kevin Nealon and Allen Covert. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2003.
2003 in Anger Management
Made up of nine anime-style films, each Animatrix short is a stand-alone work detailing elements of The Matrix universe. From the first moments of the computer domination of man to disturbances within the artificial world of The Matrix, these films are beautifully written and animated and work as a companion to the movies or alone. Directed by Peter Chung, Andy Jones and Yoshiaki Kawajiri. With Clayton Watson, Melinda Clarke, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Animation. Year: 2003.
2003 in The Animatrix
While working as part of a high-tech task force assigned to stop the flow of ecstasy into Miami, detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) uncover a conspiracy involving Johnny Tapia (Jordi Mollà), a ruthless drug lord determined to take control of the city’s narcotics trade. The assignment is further complicated when a romance begins between Mike and Syd (Gabrielle Union), Marcus's beautiful sister who is an undercover DEA agent. Directed by Michael Bay. With Joe Pantoliano and Peter Stormare. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2003.
2003 in Bad Boys II
Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and Marcus (Tony Cox) are two con men who disguise themselves as Santa and an elf in order to rob malls after hours on Christmas Eve. Drunk and foul-mouthed, Willie begins to undergo a change of heart when a persistent, wide-eyed child (Brett Kelly) welcomes him into his home, believing he is the real Santa. Doing good for once in his wretched life proves difficult for Wille, but in the end the Christmas spirit prevails. Directed by Terry Zwigoff. With Lauren Graham, Bernie Mac and John Ritter. Categories: Comedy, Crime. Year: 2003.
2003 in Bad Santa
At the start of World War II, the fate of the free world hangs in the balance at a posh hotel. Cabinet members, journalists, physicists, and spies gather in order to escape the Nazi occupation of Paris. Amidst all of this, a young man (Grégori Derangère) must choose between a beautiful diva (Isabelle Adjani) and an impassioned student (Virginie Ledoyen), between politicians and hoodlums, between carefree youth and adulthood. Directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. With Gérard Depardieu, Yvan Attal and Peter Coyote. Categories: Comedy, Drama, War, Foreign Film. Year: 2003.
2003 in Bon Voyage
When straight-laced attorney Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) learns that the woman he met on the internet, Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), is a prison escapee and not the Ivy League-educated attorney he imagined, he has no idea what to do. While Sanderson intially does not want to help Charlene clear her name, her lively personality and unorthodox but successful methods of relating to Sanderson's estranged children (Kimberly J. Brown and Angus T. Jones) change his mind and warm his heart. Directed by Adam Shankman. With Jean Smart, Missi Pyle and Eugene Levy. Category: Comedy. Year: 2003.
2003 in Bringing Down the House