Top 48 underrated action movies from year 2003

01.
Battle Royale II
155 min | 2003 |
4.7 (19083 votes)
|
7.05 (155 reviews)

Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

02.
In Your Name
132 min | 2003 |
7.1 (14394 votes)
|
9.21 (66 reviews)

Problems arise when Radhey Mohan, a delinquent falls in love with a girl named Nirjara.

03.
Freddy vs. Jason
97 min | 2003 |
5.7 (113306 votes)
|
7.4 (721 reviews)

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenagers of Elm Street. Only this time, they're out to get each other, too.

04.
Daredevil
103 min | 2003 |
5.3 (211215 votes)
|
6.76 (778 reviews)

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

05.
Kangaroo Jack
89 min | 2003 |
4.4 (30482 votes)
|
5.8 (154 reviews)

Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

06.
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
68 min | 2003 |
7.8 (14136 votes)
|
9.18 (55 reviews)

A continuation of the story told in the Daft Punk music videos "One More Time," "Aerodynamic," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."

07.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
84 min | 2003 |
4.3 (56930 votes)
|
5.64 (152 reviews)

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

08.
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
105 min | 2003 |
7.2 (70898 votes)
|
8.51 (354 reviews)

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

09.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
138 min | 2003 |
7.4 (209462 votes)
|
8.55 (583 reviews)

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

10.
Sternenkind
171 min | 2003 |
7.1 (21119 votes)
|
8.2 (45 reviews)

A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work his father did in communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something miraculous and wonderful.

11.
Agent Cody Banks
102 min | 2003 |
5.1 (33765 votes)
|
6.12 (88 reviews)

A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.

12.
X2: X-Men United
134 min | 2003 |
7.4 (523956 votes)
|
8.4 (873 reviews)

When anti-mutant Colonel William Stryker kidnaps Professor X and attacks his school, the X-Men must ally with their archenemy Magneto to stop him.

13.
Foolproof
94 min | 2003 |
6.5 (9544 votes)
|
7.48 (47 reviews)

Kevin, Sam and Rob are founding members of a theoretical group which pulls off heists. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive.

14.
The Rundown
104 min | 2003 |
6.7 (103408 votes)
|
7.57 (209 reviews)

A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.

15.
Stander
111 min | 2003 |
7.1 (8397 votes)
|
7.96 (49 reviews)

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

16.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
109 min | 2003 |
6.3 (384073 votes)
|
7.09 (1295 reviews)

A machine from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a man and a woman from an advanced robotic assassin to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.

17.
Biker Boyz
110 min | 2003 |
4.6 (11864 votes)
|
5.38 (71 reviews)

A son of the leader of a legendary group of an urban biker gang tries to retain his championship title.

18.
The In-Laws
98 min | 2003 |
5.7 (15106 votes)
|
6.48 (79 reviews)

Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his future son-in-law's father is a free-wheeling international spy.

19.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
91 min | 2003 |
5.7 (35268 votes)
|
6.47 (131 reviews)

The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

20.
Sky Blue
86 min | 2003 |
6.7 (9109 votes)
|
7.44 (54 reviews)

2142: Pollution and climate change wiped out most of Earth's population. Ecoban city is built to withstand this. Suppression results in revolt. A childhood couple find each other as adults on opposing sides.

21.
House of the Dead
90 min | 2003 |
2.1 (36553 votes)
|
2.82 (491 reviews)

A group of college students travels to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.

22.
Johnny English
87 min | 2003 |
6.2 (152270 votes)
|
6.9 (245 reviews)

After a sudden attack on MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident, yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

23.
In Hell
98 min | 2003 |
6.3 (17031 votes)
|
6.98 (103 reviews)

A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.

24.
Shanghai Knights
114 min | 2003 |
6.2 (99889 votes)
|
6.88 (146 reviews)

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds.

25.
Memories of Murder
132 min | 2003 |
8.1 (153805 votes)
|
8.75 (320 reviews)

In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.

26.
Hollywood Homicide
116 min | 2003 |
5.3 (35801 votes)
|
5.94 (201 reviews)

Two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.

27.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
110 min | 2003 |
5.8 (171115 votes)
|
6.38 (643 reviews)

In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

28.
Hulk
138 min | 2003 |
5.6 (257548 votes)
|
6.15 (1131 reviews)

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

29.
Open Range
139 min | 2003 |
7.4 (68865 votes)
|
7.87 (414 reviews)

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

30.
Bulletproof Monk
104 min | 2003 |
5.5 (47583 votes)
|
5.95 (146 reviews)

Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid who he can teach to protect a scroll.

31.
Ned Kelly
110 min | 2003 |
6.5 (26415 votes)
|
6.88 (110 reviews)

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

32.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
201 min | 2003 |
8.9 (1692694 votes)
|
9.25 (3493 reviews)

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

33.
Tears of the Sun
121 min | 2003 |
6.6 (116374 votes)
|
6.93 (327 reviews)

A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.

34.
The Core
135 min | 2003 |
5.5 (95393 votes)
|
5.8 (459 reviews)

The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.

35.
The Memory of a Killer
123 min | 2003 |
7.4 (8885 votes)
|
7.69 (51 reviews)

Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer.

36.
Bad Boys II
147 min | 2003 |
6.6 (237760 votes)
|
6.87 (426 reviews)

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

37.
Underworld
121 min | 2003 |
7.0 (258552 votes)
|
7.27 (658 reviews)

Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

38.
The Last Samurai
154 min | 2003 |
7.7 (411769 votes)
|
7.97 (876 reviews)

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

39.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
143 min | 2003 |
8.0 (1038008 votes)
|
8.26 (1715 reviews)

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

40.
2 Fast 2 Furious
107 min | 2003 |
5.9 (260363 votes)
|
6.11 (376 reviews)

Former cop Brian O'Conner is called upon to bust a dangerous criminal and he recruits the help of a former childhood friend and street racer who has a chance to redeem himself.

41.
Taxi 3
84 min | 2003 |
5.8 (40152 votes)
|
5.99 (32 reviews)

Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.

42.
Das Medaillon
88 min | 2003 |
5.3 (39673 votes)
|
5.45 (82 reviews)

A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

43.
Infernal Affairs - Abstieg in die achte Hölle
119 min | 2003 |
7.4 (15161 votes)
|
7.53 (42 reviews)

In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.

44.
Saints and Soldiers
90 min | 2003 |
6.7 (20286 votes)
|
6.83 (144 reviews)

Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

45.
Out of Time
105 min | 2003 |
6.5 (58538 votes)
|
6.6 (143 reviews)

A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

46.
The Recruit
115 min | 2003 |
6.6 (129006 votes)
|
6.64 (223 reviews)

A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

47.
S.W.A.T.
117 min | 2003 |
6.0 (141721 votes)
|
5.91 (273 reviews)

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

48.
High Tension
91 min | 2003 |
6.8 (69307 votes)
|
6.57 (549 reviews)

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Top 18 overrated action movies from year 2003

01.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (1035148 votes)
|
6.56 (1896 reviews)

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

02.
Paycheck
119 min | 2003 |
6.3 (105520 votes)
|
5.1 (290 reviews)

What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.

03.
National Security
88 min | 2003 |
5.7 (47690 votes)
|
4.57 (126 reviews)

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.

04.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
102 min | 2003 |
6.4 (156428 votes)
|
5.29 (353 reviews)

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

05.
Timeline
116 min | 2003 |
5.7 (61361 votes)
|
4.76 (387 reviews)

A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th-century France before they can escape back to the twenty-first century.

06.
The Hunted
94 min | 2003 |
6.1 (45398 votes)
|
5.29 (278 reviews)

An FBI deep-woods tracker attempts to capture a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

07.
The Italian Job
111 min | 2003 |
7.0 (350832 votes)
|
6.28 (400 reviews)

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

08.
The Matrix Reloaded
138 min | 2003 |
7.2 (531218 votes)
|
6.56 (2171 reviews)

Freedom fighters Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation.

09.
Undead
97 min | 2003 |
5.4 (12538 votes)
|
4.82 (185 reviews)

A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.

10.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
106 min | 2003 |
4.9 (124293 votes)
|
4.32 (401 reviews)

The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

11.
Oldboy
120 min | 2003 |
8.4 (534592 votes)
|
7.83 (1044 reviews)

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

12.
Basic
98 min | 2003 |
6.5 (60863 votes)
|
5.98 (221 reviews)

A D.E.A. Agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger Drill Sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

13.
Azumi
128 min | 2003 |
6.8 (14293 votes)
|
6.3 (110 reviews)

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

14.
The Matrix Revolutions
129 min | 2003 |
6.7 (460574 votes)
|
6.2 (1659 reviews)

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

15.
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
116 min | 2003 |
7.5 (47051 votes)
|
7.06 (155 reviews)

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

16.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
117 min | 2003 |
5.6 (133911 votes)
|
5.24 (242 reviews)

Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.

17.
Cradle 2 the Grave
101 min | 2003 |
5.8 (41966 votes)
|
5.44 (144 reviews)

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

18.
A Man Apart
109 min | 2003 |
6.1 (45629 votes)
|
5.79 (115 reviews)

A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.