The Best Movies of 2004   (183) Most Notable
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 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 2004, # 273 Overall Sideways 2004 Payne, Alexander USA BDS
# 2 for 2004, # 446 Overall Million Dollar Baby 2004 Eastwood, Clint USA BDS
# 3 for 2004, # 468 Overall Downfall 2004 Hirschbiegel, Oliver Germany / Italy / Austria D
# 4 for 2004, # 577 Overall The Aviator 2004 Scorsese, Martin USA / Japan / Germany DS
# 5 for 2004, # 628 Overall Crash 2004 Haggis, Paul USA / Germany BDS
# 6 for 2004, # 661 Overall House of Flying Daggers 2004 Zhang, Yimou China / Hong Kong BD
# 7 for 2004, # 740 Overall Finding Neverland 2004 Forster, Marc UK / USA BD
# 8 for 2004, # 877 Overall Vera Drake 2004 Leigh, Mike UK / France / New Zealand Y
# 9 for 2004, # 893 Overall Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Gondry, Michel USA BD
# 10 for 2004, # 1077 Overall Hotel Rwanda 2004 George, Terry UK / Italy / South Africa BD
# 11 for 2004, # 1081 Overall Bad Education 2004 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain D
# 12 for 2004, # 1084 Overall The Sea Inside 2004 Amenábar, Alejandro Spain / France / Italy D
# 13 for 2004, # 1106 Overall Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Moore, Michael USA Y
# 14 for 2004, # 1135 Overall Spider-Man 2 2004 Raimi, Sam USA BDS
# 15 for 2004, # 1148 Overall 2046 2004 Wong, Kar Wai China / France / Germany / Hong Kong D
# 16 for 2004, # 1213 Overall The Motorcycle Diaries 2004 Salles, Walter USA / Germany / UK / Argentina / Chile / Peru / France D
# 17 for 2004, # 1310 Overall Ray 2004 Hackford, Taylor USA BD
# 18 for 2004, # 1319 Overall Moolaadé 2004 Sembene, Ousmane Senegal / France / Burkina Faso / Cameroon / Morocco / Tunisia D
# 19 for 2004, # 1330 Overall Before Sunset 2004 Linklater, Richard USA S
# 20 for 2004, # 1344 Overall The Incredibles 2004 Bird, Brad USA BD
# 21 for 2004, # 1493 Overall 3-Iron 2004 Kim, Ki-duk South Korea / Japan D
# 22 for 2004, # 1494 Overall Maria Full of Grace 2004 Marston, Joshua USA / Colombia D
# 23 for 2004, # 1539 Overall Night Watch 2004 Bekmambetov, Timur Russia BD
# 24 for 2004, # 1568 Overall Head-On 2004 Akin, Fatih Germany / Turkey D
# 25 for 2004, # 1621 Overall A Very Long Engagement 2004 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre France / USA Y
# 26 for 2004, # 1643 Overall Collateral 2004 Mann, Michael USA BDS
# 27 for 2004, # 1648 Overall The Chorus 2004 Barratier, Christophe France / Switzerland / Germany Y
# 28 for 2004, # 1740 Overall Kinsey 2004 Condon, Bill USA / Germany Y
# 29 for 2004, # 1745 Overall Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004 Tarantino, Quentin USA BD
# 30 for 2004, # 1841 Overall Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Miyazaki, Hayao Japan BD
# 31 for 2004, # 1856 Overall Brothers 2004 Bier, Susanne Denmark D
# 32 for 2004, # 1869 Overall Primer 2004 Carruth, Shane USA Y
# 33 for 2004, # 1871 Overall Kung Fu Hustle 2004 Chow, Stephen China / Hong Kong BD
# 34 for 2004, # 1882 Overall Born Into Brothels 2004 Briski, Zana / Kauffman, Ross India / USA D
# 35 for 2004, # 1889 Overall Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 Conran, Kerry USA / UK / Italy BDS
# 36 for 2004, # 1985 Overall Closer 2004 Nichols, Mike USA BD
# 37 for 2004, # 2001 Overall The Passion of the Christ 2004 Gibson, Mel USA BDS
# 38 for 2004, # 2015 Overall Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Cuarón, Alfonso UK / USA BDS
# 39 for 2004, # 2033 Overall Tropical Malady 2004 Weerasethakul, Apichatpong Thailand / France / Germany / Italy D
# 40 for 2004, # 2045 Overall Yes 2004 Potter, Sally UK / USA D
# 41 for 2004, # 2055 Overall Gunner Palace 2004 Epperlein, Petra / Tucker, Michael USA D
# 42 for 2004, # 2091 Overall Birth 2004 Glazer, Jonathan USA YS
# 43 for 2004, # 2111 Overall My Summer of Love 2004 Pawlikowski, Pawel UK DS
# 44 for 2004, # 2138 Overall The Manchurian Candidate 2004 Demme, Jonathan USA BD
# 45 for 2004, # 2142 Overall The Intruder 2004 Denis, Claire France D
# 46 for 2004, # 2187 Overall Friday Night Lights 2004 Berg, Peter USA BD
# 47 for 2004, # 2215 Overall I Heart Huckabees 2004 Russell, David O. USA / Germany DS
# 48 for 2004, # 2230 Overall The Polar Express 2004 Zemeckis, Robert USA BDS
# 49 for 2004, # 2232 Overall Riding Giants 2004 Peralta, Stacy USA / France BDS
# 50 for 2004, # 2251 Overall Troy 2004 Petersen, Wolfgang USA / Malta / UK BDS
# 51 for 2004, # 2282 Overall Le Grand voyage 2004 Ferroukhi, Ismaël France / Morocco D
# 51 for 2004, # 2282 Overall Millions 2004 Boyle, Danny UK / USA DS
# 52 for 2004, # 2290 Overall Dear Frankie 2004 Auerbach, Shona UK DS
# 53 for 2004, # 2306 Overall Saved! 2004 Dannelly, Brian USA D
# 54 for 2004, # 2308 Overall DiG! 2004 Timoner, Ondi USA D
# 55 for 2004, # 2314 Overall Keane 2004 Kerrigan, Lodge H. USA D
# 56 for 2004, # 2326 Overall The Notebook 2004 Cassavetes, Nick USA BDS
# 57 for 2004, # 2332 Overall Team America: World Police 2004 Parker, Trey USA DS
# 58 for 2004, # 2333 Overall Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 Thurber, Rawson Marshall USA / Germany D
# 58 for 2004, # 2333 Overall Shaun of the Dead 2004 Wright, Edgar UK / France BDS
# 59 for 2004, # 2361 Overall Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire 2004 Raymont, Peter Canada D
# 60 for 2004, # 2372 Overall Star Spangled to Death 2004 Jacobs, Ken USA
# 61 for 2004, # 2400 Overall Gilles' Wife 2004 Fonteyne, Frédéric Belgium / France / Luxembourg / Italy / Switzerland D
# 61 for 2004, # 2400 Overall Hidalgo 2004 Johnston, Joe USA BDS
# 61 for 2004, # 2400 Overall Lightning in a Bottle 2004 Fuqua, Antoine USA DS
# 61 for 2004, # 2400 Overall The Merchant of Venice 2004 Radford, Michael USA / Italy / Luxembourg / UK D
# 61 for 2004, # 2400 Overall The Syrian Bride 2004 Riklis, Eran France / Germany / Israel D
# 62 for 2004, # 2403 Overall Vanity Fair 2004 Nair, Mira UK / USA Y
# 63 for 2004, # 2409 Overall 50 First Dates 2004 Segal, Peter USA BDS
# 64 for 2004, # 2428 Overall Palindromes 2004 Solondz, Todd USA D
# 65 for 2004, # 2436 Overall The World 2004 Jia, Zhang Ke China / Japan / France D
# 66 for 2004, # 2458 Overall Clean 2004 Assayas, Olivier Canada / France / UK D
# 66 for 2004, # 2458 Overall In Good Company 2004 Weitz, Paul USA DS
# 67 for 2004, # 2466 Overall The Phantom of the Opera 2004 Schumacher, Joel USA / UK BD
# 68 for 2004, # 2473 Overall Ladder 49 2004 Russell, Jay USA BDS
# 68 for 2004, # 2473 Overall The Terminal 2004 Spielberg, Steven USA DS
# 69 for 2004, # 2477 Overall Undertow 2004 Green, David Gordon USA D
# 70 for 2004, # 2479 Overall Garden State 2004 Braff, Zach USA DS
# 71 for 2004, # 2482 Overall Shrek 2 2004 Adamson, Andrew / Asbury, Kelly / Vernon, Conrad USA BDS
# 72 for 2004, # 2484 Overall Look at Me 2004 Jaoui, Agnès France / Italy D
# 72 for 2004, # 2484 Overall Tell Them Who You Are 2004 Wexler, Mark USA D
# 72 for 2004, # 2484 Overall The Woodsman 2004 Kassell, Nicole USA D
# 73 for 2004, # 2485 Overall The Assassination of Richard Nixon 2004 Mueller, Niels USA / Mexico D
# 73 for 2004, # 2485 Overall Bombón: El Perro 2004 Sorin, Carlos Argentina / Spain D
# 73 for 2004, # 2485 Overall The Consequences of Love 2004 Sorrentino, Paolo Italy S
# 73 for 2004, # 2485 Overall I'm Not Scared 2004 Salvatores, Gabriele Italy / Spain / UK D
# 73 for 2004, # 2485 Overall Mean Girls 2004 Waters, Mark USA / Canada BDS
# 74 for 2004, # 2487 Overall Layer Cake 2004 Vaughn, Matthew UK BD
# 75 for 2004, # 2492 Overall The Door in the Floor 2004 Williams, Tod USA DS
# 75 for 2004, # 2492 Overall The Libertine 2004 Dunmore, Laurence UK D
# 76 for 2004, # 2529 Overall As It Is in Heaven 2004 Pollak, Kay Sweden D
# 76 for 2004, # 2529 Overall Yesterday 2004 Roodt, Darrell South Africa D
# 77 for 2004, # 2533 Overall 13 Lakes 2004 Benning, James USA
# 78 for 2004, # 2539 Overall Silver City 2004 Sayles, John USA D
# 79 for 2004, # 2542 Overall The Ladykillers 2004 Coen, Ethan / Coen, Joel USA DS
# 79 for 2004, # 2542 Overall Shark Tale 2004 Bergeron, Bibo / Jenson, Vicky / Letterman, Rob USA DS
# 80 for 2004, # 2545 Overall Red Lights 2004 Kahn, Cédric France D
# 81 for 2004, # 2547 Overall Van Helsing 2004 Sommers, Stephen USA / Czech Republic BDS
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Chiens égarés 2004 Meshkini, Marzieh Iran / France Y
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# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Delivery 2004 Panayotopoulos, Nikos Greece
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall 5x2 2004 Ozon, François France D
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Haryu insaeng 2004 Im, Kwon-taek South Korea
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall The Keys to the House 2004 Amelio, Gianni Italy / France / Germany Y
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Kings & Queen 2004 Desplechin, Arnaud France D
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Land of Plenty 2004 Wenders, Wim USA / Germany
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Lavorare con lentezza 2004 Chiesa, Guido Italy
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Ovunque sei 2004 Placido, Michele Italy
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Promised Land 2004 Gitai, Amos Israel / France / UK
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Tout un hiver sans feu 2004 Zglinski, Greg Switzerland / Belgium / Poland
# 82 for 2004, # 2554 Overall Udalionnyy dostup 2004 Proskurina, Svetlana Russia
# 83 for 2004, # 2555 Overall Walk on Water 2004 Fox, Eytan Israel / Sweden D
# 84 for 2004, # 2558 Overall Birthday Boy 2004 Park, Sejong Australia
# 84 for 2004, # 2558 Overall Little Terrorist 2004 Kumar, Ashvin India / UK D
# 84 for 2004, # 2558 Overall Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher 2004 Woo, Alexander USA
# 84 for 2004, # 2558 Overall Ryan 2004 Landreth, Chris Canada D
# 84 for 2004, # 2558 Overall Spartan 2004 Mamet, David USA / Germany D
# 84 for 2004, # 2558 Overall Turtles Can Fly 2004 Ghobadi, Bahman Iran / France / Iraq D
# 84 for 2004, # 2558 Overall When Will I Be Loved 2004 Toback, James USA D
# 85 for 2004, # 2570 Overall The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 Anderson, Wes USA BDS
# 85 for 2004, # 2570 Overall Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 2004 Berlinger, Joe / Sinofsky, Bruce USA D
# 86 for 2004, # 2572 Overall The Hero 2004 Gamboa, Zézé Angola / France / Portugal
# 86 for 2004, # 2572 Overall Stand van de maan 2004 Helmrich, Leonard Retel Netherlands
# 87 for 2004, # 2574 Overall Ett Hål i mitt hjärta 2004 Moodysson, Lukas Sweden / Denmark
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer 2004 Broomfield, Nick / Churchill, Joan UK / USA D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall The Alamo 2004 Hancock, John Lee USA DS
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Cellular 2004 Ellis, David R. USA / Germany BDS
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall De-Lovely 2004 Winkler, Irwin USA / UK BDS
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Ella Enchanted 2004 O'Haver, Tommy USA / Ireland / UK BDS
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Firecracker 2004 Balderson, Steve USA D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Hellboy 2004 del Toro, Guillermo USA BDS
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall A Home at the End of the World 2004 Mayer, Michael USA DS
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Intimate Strangers 2004 Leconte, Patrice France D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal 2004 Brown, Jim USA
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Jersey Girl 2004 Smith, Kevin USA D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall King of the Corner 2004 Riegert, Peter USA D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Melinda and Melinda 2004 Allen, Woody USA DS
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Mountain Patrol: Kekexili 2004 Lu, Chuan China / Hong Kong D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Mysterious Skin 2004 Araki, Gregg USA / Netherlands D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Never Die Alone 2004 Dickerson, Ernest R. USA DS
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Nobody Knows 2004 Koreeda, Hirokazu Japan D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall The Talent Given Us 2004 Wagner, Andrew USA D
# 88 for 2004, # 2576 Overall Three... Extremes 2004 Miike, Takashi / Chan, Fruit / Park, Chan-wook Hong Kong / Japan / South Korea D
# 89 for 2004, # 2579 Overall Notre Musique 2004 Godard, Jean-Luc France / Switzerland D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Be Here to Love Me:
A Film About Townes Van Zandt
2004 Brown, Margaret USA D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall A Christmas Carol 2004 Seidelman, Arthur Allan Hungary / USA S
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Connie and Carla 2004 Lembeck, Michael USA DS
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Criminal 2004 Jacobs, Gregory USA D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Darwin's Nightmare 2004 Sauper, Hubert Austria / Belgium / France / Canada / Finland / Sweden D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall The Day After Tomorrow 2004 Emmerich, Roland USA BDS
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Destination Mars! 2004 McDonald, Joseph P. USA D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Duck Season 2004 Eimbcke, Fernando Mexico D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Electric Edwardians 2004 Mitchell, Sagar / Kenyon, James UK D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Frankie & Johnny Are Married 2004 Pressman, Michael USA D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Goodnight, We Love You 2004 Barson, Gregg USA D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque 2004 Richard, Jacques France D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Holy Lola 2004 Tavernier, Bertrand France S
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Home on the Range 2004 Finn, Will / Sanford, John USA BDS
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall In My Father's Den 2004 McGann, Brad New Zealand / UK D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Island at War 2004 Lydon, Peter / O'Sullivan, Thaddeus UK D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall It's All Gone Pete Tong 2004 Dowse, Michael UK / Canada D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Lorenzo 2004 Gabriel, Mike USA BD
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Napoleon Dynamite 2004 Hess, Jared USA BD
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall National Treasure 2004 Turteltaub, Jon USA BDS
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Omagh 2004 Travis, Pete Ireland / UK D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Saving Face 2004 Wu, Alice USA D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall ScaredSacred 2004 Ripper, Velcrow Canada D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall The Staircase 2004 de Lestrade, Jean-Xavier France D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Taking Lives 2004 Caruso, D.J. USA / Canada BD
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Watermarks 2004 Zilberman, Yaron France / Israel / USA D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Winter Solstice 2004 Sternfeld, Josh USA D
# 90 for 2004, # 2582 Overall Word Wars 2004 Chaikin, Eric / Petrillo, Julian USA D
# 91 for 2004, # 2590 Overall The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Greengrass, Paul USA / Germany BDS
# 91 for 2004, # 2590 Overall Spanglish 2004 Brooks, James L. USA DS
# 91 for 2004, # 2590 Overall Super Size Me 2004 Spurlock, Morgan USA DS
# 92 for 2004, # 2591 Overall 13 Going on 30 2004 Winick, Gary USA BDS
# 92 for 2004, # 2591 Overall With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II 2004 Refn, Nicolas Winding Denmark / UK D
# 93 for 2004, # 2611 Overall I, Robot 2004 Proyas, Alex USA BDS
# 93 for 2004, # 2611 Overall Innocent Voices 2004 Mandoki, Luis Mexico / USA / Puerto Rico D
# 93 for 2004, # 2611 Overall Mean Creek 2004 Estes, Jacob Aaron USA D
# 94 for 2004, # 2614 Overall Evolution of a Filipino Family  New at Films101! 2004 Diaz, Lav Philippines
NR The Future of Food 2004 Koons, Deborah USA Y
NR Meet the Fockers 2004 Roach, Jay USA BDS
NR Ocean's Twelve 2004 Soderbergh, Steven USA / Australia BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack