- Punch-Drunk Love
An Adam Sandler film is one of my best films of the year? Yes. It's such a wonderful, sweet little film. There's very little more to say about it, except that you should all go and watch it when it comes out in the UK later on in 2003.
- Minority Report
While the ending was slightly disappointing, the rest of the film was a barnstorming Spielberg adventure. I'm looking forward to Catch Me If You Can as well...
- Monsters Inc.
While Shrek was little more than a slight scaffolding on which to hang various anti-Disney jokes, Pixar showed everybody just how you make a children's film with this funny and affecting tale of the monsters that live in your closet. Technically stunning animation plus sharp and witty writing; they were robbed at the Oscars.
- Ocean's Eleven
Like Monster's Inc., this film slips in by virtue of a late UK release date. Effortlessly cool.
- 24 Hour Party People
Not exactly the obvious choice for my favourite film of the year, but this amusing, informative, misleading and crazed love-song to Manchester manages to capture the essence of the city by lying to the audience for two hours, all accompanied by the best music Manchester has to offer.