Top 41 underrated crime movies from year 2003

01.
Malibu's Most Wanted
86 min | 2003 |
5.2 (18980 votes)
|
6.93 (70 reviews)

A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.

02.
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.

03.
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.

04.
Gigli
121 min | 2003 |
2.5 (47902 votes)
|
3.72 (343 reviews)

Larry Gigli is assigned by a crime boss to kidnap the brother of a prominent district attorney. A beautiful woman known only as Ricki is sent to stay with him to make sure he doesn't mess up the job.

05.
I'm Not Scared
108 min | 2003 |
7.4 (14325 votes)
|
8.59 (71 reviews)

A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

06.
Young Adam
98 min | 2003 |
6.4 (13133 votes)
|
7.53 (70 reviews)

A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

07.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
98 min | 2003 |
6.2 (133595 votes)
|
7.27 (588 reviews)

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

08.
Carandiru
145 min | 2003 |
7.6 (15931 votes)
|
8.62 (38 reviews)

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ...

09.
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.

10.
Ruby & Quentin
85 min | 2003 |
7.1 (26837 votes)
|
8.01 (42 reviews)

One prisoner tells to another that he hid a very large amount of money before the arrest. Together they manage to escape, but this is where their adventures are just beginning.

11.
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.

12.
Monster
109 min | 2003 |
7.3 (142310 votes)
|
8.15 (463 reviews)

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

13.
The Man Who Copied
124 min | 2003 |
7.7 (8235 votes)
|
8.54 (30 reviews)

André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ...

14.
The Singing Detective
109 min | 2003 |
5.5 (8401 votes)
|
6.24 (60 reviews)

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.

15.
Favorite
132 min | 2003 |
8.1 (8681 votes)
|
8.84 (34 reviews)

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

16.
Kontroll
111 min | 2003 |
7.7 (23600 votes)
|
8.36 (131 reviews)

A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likable characters, a rival ticket inspection team and racing along the tracks - and a tale about love.

17.
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.

18.
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.

19.
Owning Mahowny
104 min | 2003 |
7.1 (11664 votes)
|
7.73 (69 reviews)

A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.

20.
Veronica Guerin
98 min | 2003 |
6.9 (19703 votes)
|
7.44 (103 reviews)

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

21.
11:14
86 min | 2003 |
7.2 (46093 votes)
|
7.71 (147 reviews)

The events leading up to an 11:14 p.m. car crash, from five very different perspectives.

22.
Party Monster
98 min | 2003 |
6.3 (15460 votes)
|
6.76 (125 reviews)

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

23.
The Barbarian Invasions
99 min | 2003 |
7.6 (28208 votes)
|
7.89 (125 reviews)

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

24.
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.

25.
Intermission
105 min | 2003 |
6.9 (14447 votes)
|
7.19 (61 reviews)

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

26.
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.

27.
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.

28.
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.

29.
Gozu
129 min | 2003 |
7.0 (11200 votes)
|
7.14 (78 reviews)

A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.

30.
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.

31.
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.

32.
Matchstick Men
116 min | 2003 |
7.3 (126399 votes)
|
7.38 (271 reviews)

A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

33.
House of Sand and Fog
126 min | 2003 |
7.5 (66545 votes)
|
7.57 (378 reviews)

An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her house's new owners.

34.
Wonderland
104 min | 2003 |
6.6 (21666 votes)
|
6.65 (114 reviews)

In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

35.
The Cooler
101 min | 2003 |
6.9 (32401 votes)
|
6.93 (149 reviews)

In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.

36.
Intolerable Cruelty
100 min | 2003 |
6.2 (93914 votes)
|
6.17 (271 reviews)

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

37.
Swimming Pool
102 min | 2003 |
6.7 (43752 votes)
|
6.64 (218 reviews)

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

38.
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.

39.
Confidence
97 min | 2003 |
6.7 (33191 votes)
|
6.54 (102 reviews)

Jake Vig is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss and his enforcer.

40.
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.

41.
Bad Santa
92 min | 2003 |
7.0 (136623 votes)
|
6.75 (408 reviews)

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Top 18 overrated crime movies from year 2003

01.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (88040 votes)
|
4.96 (557 reviews)

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

02.
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.

03.
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.

04.
Dogville
178 min | 2003 |
8.0 (142500 votes)
|
6.85 (525 reviews)

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado community in exchange for labor, but when a search visits the town she finds out that their support has a price.

05.
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.

06.
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.

07.
Mystic River
138 min | 2003 |
7.9 (433088 votes)
|
6.82 (893 reviews)

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

08.
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.

09.
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.

10.
The Life of David Gale
130 min | 2003 |
7.5 (114722 votes)
|
6.96 (346 reviews)

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

11.
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
103 min | 2003 |
5.8 (8204 votes)
|
5.27 (91 reviews)

A former gangster reenters the criminal underworld after his brother suspiciously commits suicide.

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.
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.

14.
Shade
101 min | 2003 |
6.4 (11407 votes)
|
5.97 (58 reviews)

Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ...

15.
21 Grams
124 min | 2003 |
7.6 (229454 votes)
|
7.23 (462 reviews)

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.

16.
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.

17.
Runaway Jury
127 min | 2003 |
7.1 (93981 votes)
|
6.76 (297 reviews)

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

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.