Highest Rated Films of 2003

Fourth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards

 

Each year, Cosmo voters are asked to fill out a separate Ratings Ballot to measure the popularity of each film, including those that did not receive nominations in any categories. This ballot is used to issue awards in three additional categories: Most Watched, Highest Rated, and Most Popular. It should be noted, however, that not every voter completes their Ratings Ballot, and as a result, it may seem that a film may receive category nominations even if the results of the Rating Ballot imply that no one actually saw it. In these situations, the voters who nominated it very likely did not complete their Ratings Ballot.

The average rating is meant to show the general reaction of the voters to the film. Individual voters may disagree (we have seen films receive a 10 from one voter and a 1 from another), but the average will reflect the general sense of the voters. But if there are too few voters, the accuracy of the rating goes out the window. For that reason, films must receive ratings from at least 25% of the voters in order to be ranked and considered for the honor of "Highest Rated."

This year, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King received that honor with an average rating of 9.17 - the only film watched by enough voters to break a score of 9. (Three films technically scored higher, but one was only watched by 17% of the voters, and two by only 8%.)

Only the films that received ratings are listed here. Films that received fewer than 25% of ratings are included at the end. Shading is alternated to help show which films were seen by the same percentage of voters.

 

 

Highest Rated
Film
Average Rating
% of Voters Who Saw
Weighted Rank

1

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

9.17

100%

917

2

Lost in Translation

8.75

67%

583

2

The Station Agent

8.75

33%

292

4

Down With Love

8.40

42%

350

4

Spellbound

8.40

42%

350

6

Raising Victor Vargas

8.33

25%

208

6

Shattered Glass

8.33

25%

208

8

In America

8.20

42%

342

9

Big Fish

8.14

58%

475

10

Finding Nemo

8.11

75%

608

11

Camp

8.00

50%

400

11

Pieces of April

8.00

25%

200

13

28 Days Later

7.88

67%

525

13

X2: X-Men United

7.88

67%

525

15

Love Actually

7.83

50%

392

16

Holes

7.75

33%

258

16

Laurel Canyon

7.75

33%

258

16

A Mighty Wind

7.75

33%

258

16

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

7.75

67%

517

20

Whale Rider

7.71

58%

450

21

Cold Mountain

7.67

50%

383

22

The Cooler

7.60

42%

317

23

Monster

7.57

58%

442

24

Bend It Like Beckham

7.50

33%

250

24

Die, Mommie, Die!

7.50

33%

250

26

Swimming Pool

7.33

25%

183

27

21 Grams

7.00

25%

175

27

Bad Santa

7.00

25%

175

27

Kill Bill, Volume 1

7.00

67%

467

27

Secondhand Lions

7.00

25%

175

31

The Last Samurai

6.80

42%

283

32

Seabiscuit

6.71

58%

392

33

The School of Rock

6.67

25%

167

34

Girl with a Pearl Earring

6.60

42%

275

35

The Battle of Shaker Heights

6.50

33%

217

35

Identity

6.50

50%

325

35

The Italian Job

6.50

50%

325

35

Mystic River

6.50

50%

325

39

Old School

6.43

58%

375

40

The Life of David Gale

6.33

25%

158

40

Paycheck

6.33

25%

158

40

Phone Booth

6.33

50%

317

40

Spun

6.33

25%

158

40

View from the Top

6.33

25%

158

40

Winged Migration

6.33

25%

158

46

The Guru

6.25

33%

208

47

Underworld

6.20

42%

258

48

The Hebrew Hammer

6.00

25%

150

48

The Recruit

6.00

58%

350

48

Shanghai Knights

6.00

25%

150

48

Under the Tuscan Sun

6.00

42%

250

52

Wonderland

5.75

33%

192

53

Bringing Down the House

5.60

42%

233

53

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

5.60

42%

233

53

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

5.60

42%

233

56

American Wedding

5.50

33%

183

56

The Hulk

5.50

50%

275

56

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

5.50

33%

183

56

Mona Lisa Smile

5.50

33%

183

60

Bruce Almighty

5.40

42%

225

60

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

5.40

42%

225

60

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde

5.40

42%

225

63

The Core

5.00

25%

125

63

Daredevil

5.00

58%

292

63

Intolerable Cruelty

5.00

33%

167

66

The Matrix: Revolutions

4.83

50%

242

67

The Matrix: Reloaded

4.29

58%

250

68

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

4.25

33%

142

69

Anger Management

3.67

25%

92

69

Timeline

3.67

25%

92

X

The Barbarian Invasions

10.00

8%

83

X

Nowhere in Africa

10.00

8%

83

X

American Splendor

9.50

17%

158

X

Capturing the Friedmans

9.00

17%

150

X

My Architect

9.00

8%

75

X

The Shape of Things

9.00

8%

75

X

Spider

9.00

8%

75

X

Dirty Pretty Things

8.50

17%

142

X

Thirteen

8.50

17%

142

X

City of God

8.00

17%

133

X

Elephant

8.00

17%

133

X

Gigli

8.00

8%

67

X

House of Sand and Fog

8.00

17%

133

X

Lost in La Mancha

8.00

8%

67

X

Matchstick Men

8.00

8%

67

X

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

8.00

17%

133

X

Something's Gotta Give

8.00

17%

133

X

Veronica Guerin

8.00

8%

67

X

The Magdalene Sisters

7.50

17%

125

X

Blue Car

7.00

8%

58

X

Brother Bear

7.00

8%

58

X

Calendar Girls

7.00

17%

117

X

The Company

7.00

8%

58

X

Darkness Falls

7.00

17%

117

X

Elf

7.00

17%

117

X

Freaky Friday

7.00

17%

117

X

Gothika

7.00

17%

117

X

The Missing

7.00

8%

58

X

Owning Mahowny

7.00

17%

117

X

Party Monster

7.00

17%

117

X

The Safety of Objects

7.00

8%

58

X

What a Girl Wants

7.00

8%

58

X

The Triplets of Belleville

6.50

17%

108

X

Uptown Girls

6.50

17%

108

X

Anything Else

6.00

17%

100

X

Beyond Borders

6.00

8%

50

X

Chasing Papi

6.00

8%

50

X

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

6.00

8%

50

X

Rugrats Go Wild

6.00

8%

50

X

Runaway Jury

6.00

8%

50

X

Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2

5.50

17%

92

X

Le Divorce

5.50

17%

92

X

Peter Pan

5.50

17%

92

X

Alex and Emma

5.00

8%

42

X

Bulletproof Monk

5.00

8%

42

X

The Cremaster Cycle

5.00

8%

42

X

Dreamcatcher

5.00

17%

83

X

Freddy vs. Jason

5.00

17%

83

X

A Guy Thing

5.00

17%

83

X

Hollywood Homicide

5.00

8%

42

X

Mambo Italiano

5.00

17%

83

X

Scary Movie 3

5.00

8%

42

X

Final Destination 2

4.00

17%

67

X

The Human Stain

4.00

8%

33

X

Just Married

4.00

8%

33

X

Piglet's Big Movie

4.00

17%

67

X

The Real Cancun

4.00

8%

33

X

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

4.00

8%

33

X

The Fighting Temptations

3.00

8%

25

X

The Haunted Mansion

3.00

8%

25

X

The Singing Detective

2.00

8%

17

X

From Justin to Kelly

1.50

17%

25

X

The Order

1.50

17%

25

X

2 Fast 2 Furious

1.00

8%

8

X

Boat Trip

1.00

8%

8

X

Gerry

1.00

8%

8

X

Kangaroo Jack

1.00

8%

8



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