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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    2004 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2004 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsBefore Sunset (2004) 10  I own on DVD
    Richard Linklater directs the sequel to Before Sunrise, set nine years later, in Paris.
  2. Movie DetailsEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 10  AnimationMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories.
  3. Movie DetailsIn the Realms of the Unreal (2004) 10  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Visionary artist Henry Darger was a hospital janitor who privately authored a 15,000-page fantasy novel.
  4. Movie DetailsKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) 10  I own on DVD
    Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the murderous Bride bent on exacting vengeance against Bill.

  5. EXCELLENT
  6. Movie Details2046 (2004) 9  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Kar-Wai Wong presents a futuristic recapturing of a womanizing writer's memory of six past lovers.
  7. Movie DetailsDreamers, The (2004) 9  With Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Outside, the Paris student riots of 1968 are happening. Inside, Eva Green is mesmerizing.
  8. Movie DetailsFinding Neverland (2004) 9  Documentary/True
    Marc Forster presents Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
  9. Movie DetailsIncredibles, The (2004) 9  AnimationComedySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Pixar Animation presents a family of undercover superheroes forced into action to save the world.
  10. Movie DetailsMachinist, The (2004) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Insomniac industrial worker Christian Bale is a walking skeleton in this paranoid schizophrenic thriller.
  11. Movie DetailsMaria Full of Grace (2004) 9  
    The journey of a Columbian teenager who agrees to smuggle cocaine pellets into New York.
  12. Movie DetailsMillion Dollar Baby (2004) 9  SportAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Clint Eastwood works with a determined Hilary Swank in her attempt to become a boxer.
  13. Movie DetailsPrimer (2004) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVD
    This puzzle film of time-travel paradoxes and loopholes begins with four inventors in a garage.
  14. Movie DetailsTwilight Samurai, The (2004) 9  
    Somber, affecting tale of a low-ranking samurai in the 1800s who gently perseveres through hardship.
  15. Movie DetailsVera Drake (2004) 9  Documentary/True
    Set in 1950s London, this film portrays a modest working-class woman who also performs abortions.
  16. Movie DetailsVery Long Engagement, A (2004) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet presents Audrey Tautou, whimsical and hopeful, awaiting her fiancée's return from WWI.
  17. Movie DetailsWonderfalls - The Complete Viewer Collection (2004) 9  ComedyTV ShowsI own on DVD
    Arguably the best cancelled television series ever. Only 4 of the 13 episodes actually aired.

  18. VERY GOOD
  19. Movie DetailsBirth (2004) 8  Mind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Jonathan Glazer references Kubrick in this film about the possibility of reincarnation, starring Nicole Kidman.
  20. Movie DetailsBourne Supremacy, The (2004) 8  Conspiracy
    A sequel that tops the original. Matt Damon resumes his life as a trained assassin.
  21. Movie DetailsCloser (2004) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    Natalie Portman plays a cheeky pink-haired stripper in this film about relationships, attraction, and betrayal.
  22. Movie DetailsFahrenheit 9/11 (2004) 8  ComedyDocumentary/True
    A searing indictment of the Bush monarchy. The huddled masses bring forth their moral indignation.
  23. Movie DetailsGarden State (2004) 8  Comedy
    Zach Braff returns to his hometown. There he meets Natalie Portman, who changes his life.
  24. Movie DetailsGoodbye Lenin! (2004) 8  Comedy
    A young man tries to prevent his mother from learning that Germany has been reunified.
  25. Movie DetailsLayer Cake (2004) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    A clever British crime film about a successful cocaine dealer planning an early retirement.
  26. Movie DetailsMotorcycle Diaries, The (2004) 8  Documentary/True
    Dramatization of an epic motorcycle road trip a young Che Guevara took through South America.
  27. Movie DetailsNapoleon Dynamite (2004) 8  Comedy
    It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed.
  28. Movie DetailsNói albínói (2004) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A teenager drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland.
  29. Movie DetailsOsama (2004) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Attempting to survive beneath the Taliban, a 12-year-old Afghan girl disguises herself as a boy.
  30. Movie DetailsParanoia Agent: Complete Collection (2004) 8  AnimationHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Satoshi Kon's dark, paranormal 13-episode Japanese TV series. The spectral, enigmatic assailant Lil' Slugger fascinates.
  31. Movie DetailsPersuaders, The (2004) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    The cultures of marketing and advertising influence what Americans buy and how they view themselves.
  32. Movie DetailsShaun of the Dead (2004) 8  ComedyHorror
    Romantic comedy set during a weekend zombie invasion of North London. A brilliantly aloof parody.
  33. Movie DetailsShrek 2 (2004) 8  AnimationComedyFantasy
    Well, folks, it looks like we're up chocolate creek without a Popsicle stick.
  34. Movie DetailsSideways (2004) 8  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Two middle-aged men embark on a weeklong road-trip through California's wine country. American life-affirming.
  35. Movie DetailsSpider-Man 2 (2004) 8  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Tobey Maguire continues his demanding double life as student and superhero. Enter supervillain Dr. Octopus.
  36. Movie DetailsTeam America: World Police (2004) 8  AnimationComedyMusical/Music
    Subversive political satire, with explicit puppet sex. You are worthress, Arec Barrwin. America! Fuck, yeah!
  37. Movie DetailsTHX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut (2004) 8  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Lucas restored his influential 1971 film, enhancing it with CGI magic (including lame shell dwellers).
  38. Movie DetailsWe Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) 8  
    An emotionally complex character drama that explores human weakness, starring Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Watts.

  39. GOOD
  40. Movie DetailsAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) 7  Comedy
    Do you really love lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?
  41. Movie DetailsBon Voyage (2004) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A farcical portrait of 1940 France nearly surrendering to zee Germans. Virginie Ledoyen is adorable.
  42. Movie DetailsChronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, The (2004) 7  AnimationObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Peter Chung's animated short film bridges the Riddick story between 'Pitch Black' and 'The Chronicles'.
  43. Movie DetailsDawn of the Dead (2004) 7  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Zack Snyder's witty remake of the 1979 horror classic, starring Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames.
  44. Movie DetailsHellboy (2004) 7  FantasyHorrorComic Book/Superhero
    A good-hearted demon is produced in a black-magic Nazi ceremony. This is his story.
  45. Movie DetailsI, Robot (2004) 7  Sci-Fi
    In 2035, detective Will Smith investigates a murder. Based on Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics.
  46. Movie DetailsIn Good Company (2004) 7  Comedy
    Magazine ad executive Dennis Quaid's new young boss begins dating his teenage daughter Scarlett Johansson.
  47. Movie DetailsLife Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Oceanographer Bill Murray leads a surreal voyage in search of a mythical jaguar shark.
  48. Movie DetailsOcean's Twelve (2004) 7  Comedy
    Second verse, same as the first. This heist movie is a likable but self-serving celebrity-fest.
  49. Movie DetailsRenegade (2004) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Psychedelic French Western that feels like a Jodorowsky film. Sacred mountains, gunfights, peyote and shaman.
  50. Movie DetailsRobot Stories (2004) 7  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Four stories about a futuristic society grappling with its relationship to the growing robot population.
  51. Movie DetailsSaddest Music in the World, The (2004) 7  ComedyFantasyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    Guy Maddin oddity. A Canadian beer baroness organizes a saddest-music contest during the Great Depression.
  52. Movie DetailsSuper Size Me (2004) 7  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Spurlock only eats McDonald's food for one month to see what happens to his body.

  53. FAIR
  54. Movie Details50 First Dates (2004) 6  Comedy
    Sandler repeatedly attempts to woo Barrymore, who can't make new memories since her accident. Silly.
  55. Movie DetailsBrown Bunny, The (2004) 6  With Sex/Nudity
    An aimless, gut-wrenching film of loneliness, sexual obsession and guilt. Vincent Gallo is fearlessly narcissistic.
  56. Movie DetailsButterfly Effect, The (2004) 6  FantasySci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    An excellent concept. Did you really think Ashton Kutcher and friends could pull it off?
  57. Movie DetailsForgotten, The (2004) 6  ConspiracyHorrorSci-Fi
    Julianne Moore is told that her nine-year-old son never existed. Who is fabricating reality?
  58. Movie DetailsHidalgo (2004) 6  SportDocumentary/True
    American Viggo Mortensen and his horse enter a 3,000 mile survival race across Arabia.
  59. Movie DetailsJu-on: The Grudge (2004) 6  Horror
    Japanese horror movie features a vengeful spirit that marks and pursues anybody entering its house.
  60. Movie DetailsSaw (2004) 6  Horror
    Cary Elwes wakes up in the secure lair of a serial killer nicknamed Jigsaw. Grisly.
  61. Movie DetailsSecret Window (2004) 6  Horror
    You stole my story! This combination of Johnny Depp and Stephen King should've been better.
  62. Movie DetailsWhat the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004) 6  Comedy
    Life is a quantum world of possibility. It's spoiled by less-than-credible talking heads and soundbites.

  63. ADEQUATE
  64. Movie DetailsChronicles of Riddick, The (2004) 5  Sci-Fi
    Five years after Pitch Black, wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a new planet. Weak script.
  65. Movie DetailsNational Treasure (2004) 5  ComedyConspiracy
    Diane Heidkrueger has been able to capture my attention since her mid-1990s modeling days.
  66. Movie DetailsResident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) 5  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Skinny white chicks with guns brazenly kick zombie ass while trying to escape Raccoon City.
  67. Movie DetailsTrauma (2004) 5  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Colin Firth's fragmented reality is haunted by death, apparitions, blood, ants, and Mena Suvari's vacuity.

  68. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  69. Movie Details13 Seconds (2004) CRAP  FantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    I was cost-effectively bored by this cliché-ridden indie splatter film. Unbearably amateurish and uncreepy.
  70. Movie DetailsDay Without a Mexican, A (2004) CRAP  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    California's entire Hispanic population vanishes into pink fog. Satirical premise is thoroughly beaten to death.


  71. Statistical ratings distribution of these 64 films (4% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 64 films: 7.5.

    10:6.3%

    9:18.8%

    8:31.3%

    7:20.3%

    6:14.1%

    5:6.3%

    CRAP:3.1%



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