Best 2004 Movies

An Unfinished Life

An Unfinished Life

An Unfinished Life
IMDb: 7.0
108 min

Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his…

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
Proof

Proof

Proof
IMDb: 6.7
100 min

Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away….

Caché

Caché

Caché
IMDb: 7.3
117 min

A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.

Millions

Millions

Millions
IMDb: 6.9
98 min

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its…

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The Jacket

The Jacket

The Jacket
IMDb: 7.1
103 min

A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.

March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins
IMDb: 7.6
80 min

Every year, thousands of Antarctica’s emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk, marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest…

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Pusher II

Pusher II

Pusher II
IMDb: 7.4
100 min

Tony is released from prison – again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done

The Aviator

The Aviator

The Aviator
IMDb: 7.5
170 min

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while…

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby
IMDb: 8.1
132 min

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn’t prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie’s determined to go pro and to convince…

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
IMDb: 7.3
119 min

Wes Anderson’s incisive quirky comedy build up stars complex characters like in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with Bill Murray on in the leading role. An ocean adventure documentary film maker Zissou…

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera
IMDb: 7.3
143 min

Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine,…

Closer

Closer

Closer
IMDb: 7.3
104 min

A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

National Treasure

National Treasure

National Treasure
IMDb: 6.9
131 min

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the…

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
IMDb: 7.1
87 min

There’s trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune’s crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob’s boss, is the culprit. Though he’s just been passed over for…

District 13

District 13

District 13
IMDb: 7.2
84 min

Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

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The Incredibles

The Incredibles

The Incredibles
IMDb: 8.0
115 min

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when…

Ray

Ray

Ray
IMDb: 7.7
152 min

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his…

A Very Long Engagement

A Very Long Engagement

A Very Long Engagement
IMDb: 7.7
133 min

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was ”killed on the field…

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Sideways

Sideways

Sideways
IMDb: 7.5
126 min

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down…

Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland
IMDb: 7.7
106 min

Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia…

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
Rory O’Shea Was Here

Rory O’Shea Was Here

Rory O’Shea Was Here
IMDb: 7.9
104 min

Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the…

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
IMDb: 7.3
118 min

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game…

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
Saw I

Saw I

Saw I
IMDb: 7.6
103 min

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of…

Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Layer Cake
IMDb: 7.3
105 min

When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out…

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Dead Man’s Shoes

Dead Man’s Shoes

Dead Man’s Shoes
IMDb: 7.7
90 min

A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.

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New Police Story

New Police Story

New Police Story
IMDb: 7.0
123 min

Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new…

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Imaginary Heroes

Imaginary Heroes

Imaginary Heroes
IMDb: 7.2
111 min

Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school’s best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family…

It’s All Gone Pete Tong

It’s All Gone Pete Tong

It’s All Gone Pete Tong
IMDb: 7.4
90 min

Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie’s life from one of the best DJ’s alive,…

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda
IMDb: 8.1
121 min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the…

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter
IMDb: 7.1
97 min

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

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Downfall

Downfall

Downfall
IMDb: 8.2
156 min

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In…

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Kinsey

Kinsey

Kinsey
IMDb: 7.1
118 min

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an…

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
Being Julia

Being Julia

Being Julia
IMDb: 7.0
104 min

Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all – including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career – but after years…

Wicker Park

Wicker Park

Wicker Park
IMDb: 7.0
114 min

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who…

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
IMDb: 7.1
138 min

In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a…

Stage Beauty

Stage Beauty

Stage Beauty
IMDb: 7.2
106 min

Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor’s success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century,…

A Love Song for Bobby Long

A Love Song for Bobby Long

A Love Song for Bobby Long
IMDb: 7.2
119 min

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
Three Extremes

Three Extremes

Three Extremes
IMDb: 7.0
125 min

“Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In ”Dumplings” an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that…

Genre: Best 2004, Horror
Collateral

Collateral

Collateral
IMDb: 7.5
120 min

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.

A Home at the End of the World

A Home at the End of the World

A Home at the End of the World
IMDb: 6.7
96 min

Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on…

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy
IMDb: 7.7
108 min

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been…

I Robot

I Robot

I Robot
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the…

Spider Man 2

Spider Man 2

Spider Man 2
IMDb: 7.3
127 min

Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake…

The Notebook

The Notebook

The Notebook
IMDb: 7.9
123 min

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer’s. From a faded notebook, the old man’s words bring to life the story…

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11
IMDb: 7.5
122 min

Michael Moore’s view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust…

The Terminal

The Terminal

The Terminal
IMDb: 7.3
128 min

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d’etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he’s stranded at…

Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender
IMDb: 7.1
104 min

Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the…

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Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite
IMDb: 6.9
95 min

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life…

Genre: Best 2004, Comedy
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
IMDb: 7.9
141 min

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black—and…

Something the Lord Made

Something the Lord Made

Something the Lord Made
IMDb: 8.2
110 min

A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin
IMDb: 7.7
105 min

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
House of Flying Daggers

House of Flying Daggers

House of Flying Daggers
IMDb: 7.6
119 min

In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her…

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Shrek 2

Shrek 2

Shrek 2
IMDb: 7.2
93 min

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona’s mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get…

Modigliani

Modigliani

Modigliani
IMDb: 7.4
128 min

Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani,…

Genre: Best 2004, Drama
The Assassination of Richard Nixon

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

The Assassination of Richard Nixon
IMDb: 7.0
95 min

It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t…

The Football Factory

The Football Factory

The Football Factory
IMDb: 6.9
91 min

The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, it’s about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to…

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Genre: Best 2004, Drama
House of D

House of D

House of D
IMDb: 7.0
97 min

In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally…

Troy DC

Troy DC

Troy DC
IMDb: 7.2
163 min

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and…

Mean Girls

Mean Girls

Mean Girls
IMDb: 7.0
97 min

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha…

Genre: Best 2004, Comedy
Man on Fire

Man on Fire

Man on Fire
IMDb: 7.7
146 min

Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she’s kidnapped…