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Two Towers voted film of the year
The film has broken box office records around the world
The Two Towers has been named movie of the year by viewers of BBC One's Film 2003 programme.

The second film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy beat Kill Bill Volume One and Pirates of the Caribbean, in second and third place respectively.

Two Towers star Sir Ian McKellen also appeared in X-Men 2, ranked number nine in the poll published on Sunday.

The final Lord of the Rings film, The Return of the King, was released too late to make it eligible.

The film topped the 2003 poll despite being officially released in December 2002.

1 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2 Kill Bill Vol 1
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
4 City of God
5 Finding Nemo
Source: Film 2003

In fourth place was the Brazilian crime thriller City of God. In fifth place was computer animation Finding Nemo, about a clownfish searching for his lost son.

In sixth place was the festive Richard Curtis comedy Love, Actually, while Russell Crowe's Napoleonic War epic Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was seventh.

In eighth place was Japanese animation Spirited Away.

Film 2003 presenter Jonathan Ross counted down the top 10 on Sunday's edition of the show.


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