Best Drama Movies of 2004

1.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Jane Adams, David Cross, Deirdre O'Connell, Thomas Jay Ryan ..
Directed by: Michel Gondry
Release date: 2004-03-19
2.

Million Dollar Baby

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

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 Dunn and his cohort to help her.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rijker, Brían F. O'Byrne, Anthony Mackie, Margo Martindale, Riki Lindhome ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2004-12-15
3.

Before Sunset

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Nine years later, Jesse travels across Europe giving readings from a book he wrote about the night he spent in Vienna with Celine. After his reading in Paris, Celine finds him, and they spend part of the day together before Jesse has to again leave for a flight. They are both in relationships now, and Jesse has a son, but as their strong feelings for each other start to return, both confess a longing for more.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès, Rodolphe Pauly, Mariane Plasteig, Diabolo, Denis Evrard, Albert Delpy, Marie Pillet ..
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2004-02-10
4.

Hotel Rwanda

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

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 rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

Starring: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte, Fana Mokoena, Joaquin Phoenix, Jean Reno, Desmond Dube, Ofentse Modiselle, Mathabo Pieterson, Hakeem Kae-Kazim ..
Directed by: Terry George
Release date: 2004-03-04
5.

The Notebook

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

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 about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Sam Shepard, Joan Allen, James Marsden, David Thornton, Kevin Connolly, Starletta DuPois ..
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Release date: 2004-06-25
6.

The Bourne Supremacy

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

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 living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from his former life attempt contact, is forced to once again take up his life as a trained assassin to survive.

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann, Joan Allen, Marton Csokas, Tom Gallop, John Bedford Lloyd ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2004-07-23
7.

Man on Fire

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

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 he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Christopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Mickey Rourke, Rachel Ticotin, Roberto Sosa, Jesús Ochoa ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2004-04-23
8.

The Machinist

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Trevor, an insomniac lathe operator, experiences unusual occurrences at work and home. A strange man follows him everywhere, but no one else seems to notice him.

Starring: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Craig Stevenson, Reg E. Cathey, Anna Massey, Matthew Romero Moore ..
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Release date: 2004-02-09
9.

The Passion of the Christ

6.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A graphic portrayal of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, Rosalinda Celentano, Sergio Rubini, Francesco Cabras, Christo Jivkov, Francesco De Vito, Mattia Sbragia, Toni Bertorelli ..
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Release date: 2004-02-25
10.

Ray

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

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 calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered coupling gospel and country together.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Harry Lennix, Clifton Powell, Bokeem Woodbine, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 2004-10-29
11.

Collateral

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Irma P. Hall, Barry Shabaka Henley, Javier Bardem, Steven Kozlowski ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 2004-08-04
12.

The Aviator

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

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 simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Jude Law, Kelli Garner, Danny Huston ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2004-12-17
13.

The Terminal

6.2
7.4/10 IMDB

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 Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna, Barry Shabaka Henley, Kumar Pallana, Zoe Saldana, Eddie Jones, Jude Ciccolella ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2004-06-17
14.

Finding Neverland

6.1
7.7/10 IMDB

During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her three children—who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece. Peter Pan'.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Freddie Highmore, Radha Mitchell, Kate Maberly, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud, Luke Spill ..
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2004-10-17
15.

The Phantom of the Opera

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

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, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and demanding Christine be given lead roles. Things get worse when Christine meets back up with her childhood acquaintance Raoul and the two fall in love

Starring: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Ciarán Hinds, Simon Callow, Victor McGuire, Jennifer Ellison, Kevin McNally ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 2004-12-08
16.

Sideways

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

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 the aisle.

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke, Jessica Hecht, Missy Doty, Alysia Reiner, Shake Tukhmanyan, Shaun Duke ..
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Release date: 2004-10-22
17.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou's past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor.

Starring: Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge ..
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2004-12-10
18.

Garden State

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from various maladies - opens up the possibility of rekindling emotional attachments, confronting his psychologist father, and perhaps beginning a new life.

Starring: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm, Peter Sarsgaard, Jean Smart, Armando Riesco, Jackie Hoffman, Method Man, Alex Burns, Ron Leibman ..
Directed by: Zach Braff
Release date: 2004-07-28
19.

Dawn of the Dead

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.

Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Matt Frewer, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Jayne Eastwood ..
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2004-03-19
20.

Layer Cake

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

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 on top, but to save his own skin...

Starring: Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Colm Meaney, George Harris, Sally Hawkins, Kenneth Cranham, Jamie Foreman, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Ben Whishaw ..
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Release date: 2004-09-30
21.

Super Size Me

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.

Starring: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Lisa Ganjhu, Stephen Siegel, Bridget Bennett, Eric Rowley, Mark Fenton, Alexandra Jamieson, John Banzhaf, David Satcher ..
Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
Release date: 2004-01-17
22.

Closer

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Colin Stinton, Nick Hobbs, Steve Benham, Elizabeth Bower, Ray Donn, Daniel Dresner ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 2004-12-03
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23.

Something the Lord Made

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Charles S. Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 2004-05-30
24.

Primer

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.

Starring: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Carrie Crawford, Jay Butler, John Carruth, Juan Tapia, Ashley Warren, Samantha Thomson ..
Directed by: Shane Carruth
Release date: 2004-10-08
25.

The Village

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Gleeson, Cherry Jones, Celia Weston, John Christopher Jones, Frank Collison ..
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2004-07-30
26.

The Manchurian Candidate

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Simon McBurney, Bruno Ganz, Ann Dowd ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 2004-07-30
27.

Vera Drake

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Starring: Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Sally Hawkins, Daniel Mays, Eddie Marsan, Alex Kelly, Ruth Sheen, Adrian Scarborough, Heather Craney, Lesley Manville ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 2004-10-22
28.

Inside I'm Dancing

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

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 maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.

Starring: James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Steven Robertson, Alan King, Brenda Fricker, Ruth McCabe, Anna Healy, Tom Hickey, Stanley Townsend, Gerard McSorley ..
Directed by: Damien O'Donnell
Release date: 2004-10-15
29.

Dear Frankie

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day...

Starring: Gerard Butler, Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Sharon Small, Katy Murphy, Jayd Johnson, Mary Riggans, Cal Macaninch, John Kazek, Anne Marie Timoney ..
Directed by: Shona Auerbach
Release date: 2004-05-18
30.

Dead Man's Shoes

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Jo Hartley, Seamus O'Neill, Stuart Wolfenden, Paul Sadot, Paul Hurstfield, Emily Aston, George Newton ..
Directed by: Shane Meadows
Release date: 2004-09-29
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31.

Six Shooter

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball...

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Wilmot, Aisling O'Sullivan, Gary Lydon, Domhnall Gleeson, David Murray, David Pearse ..
Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Release date: 2004-10-14
32.

Miracle

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

When college coach Herb Brooks is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a common foe: the heavily-favored Soviet team.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Sean McCann, Kenneth Welsh, Eddie Cahill, Patrick O'Brien Demsey, Michael Mantenuto, Fred Keating, Philip Maurice Hayes ..
Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
Release date: 2004-02-06
33.

Saving Face

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Starring: Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Ato Essandoh, Jessica Hecht, Jin Wang, Guang Lan Koh, David Shih, Brian Yang, Nathanel Geng ..
Directed by: Alice Wu
Release date: 2004-09-12
34.

Two Brothers

5.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Starring: Maï Anh Le, Guy Pearce, Oanh Nguyen, Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen, Stéphanie Lagarde, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Vincent Scarito, Moussa Maaskri, Freddie Highmore ..
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 2004-04-07
35.

The Punisher

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.

Starring: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster, Samantha Mathis, James Carpinello, A. Russell Andrews, Eddie Jemison ..
Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh
Release date: 2004-04-15
36.

Walking Tall

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Kristen Wilson, Cobie Smulders, Michael Bowen, Ashley Scott, John Beasley, Barbara Tarbuck, Khleo Thomas ..
Directed by: Kevin Bray
Release date: 2004-04-02
37.

Taking Lives

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the killer's only eyewitness.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands, Olivier Martinez, Tchéky Karyo, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Paul Dano, Justin Chatwin, André Lacoste ..
Directed by: D. J. Caruso
Release date: 2004-03-19
38.

It's All Gone Pete Tong

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of the legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from being one of the best DJs alive, through a subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his mysterious disappearance from the scene.

Starring: Paul Kaye, Kate Magowan, Neil Maskell, Beatriz Batarda, Pete Tong, Mike Wilmot, Tim Plester, Paul Spence, Steve Oram, Carl Cox ..
Directed by: Michael Dowse
Release date: 2004-09-12
39.

Modigliani

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. The couple has an illegitimate child, and Jeanne's bigoted parents send the baby to a faraway convent to be raised by nuns.

Starring: Andy García, Elsa Zylberstein, Omid Djalili, Hippolyte Girardot, Eva Herzigová, Miriam Margolyes, Udo Kier, Susie Amy, Peter Capaldi, Jim Carter ..
Directed by: Mick Davis
Release date: 2004-05-18
40.

Friday Night Lights

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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 of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lee Thompson Young, Tim McGraw, Stephen Bishop, Grover Coulson, Connie Britton ..
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2004-10-08
41.

The Woodsman

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, David Alan Grier, Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt, Carlos Leon, Michael Shannon, Kevin Rice, Yasiin Bey, Hannah Pilkes, Jessica Nagle ..
Directed by: Nicole Kassell
Release date: 2004-12-24
42.

Mean Creek

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their actions.

Starring: Rory Culkin, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck, Ryan Kelley, Carly Schroeder, Branden Williams ..
Directed by: Jacob Aaron Estes
Release date: 2004-01-15
43.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

5.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Mia Thermopolis is now a college graduate and on her way to Genovia to take up her duties as princess. Her best friend Lilly also joins her for the summer. Mia continues her 'princess lessons'- riding horses side-saddle, archery, and other royal. But her complicated life is turned upside down once again when she not only learns that she is to take the crown as queen earlier than expected...

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo, John Rhys-Davies, Heather Matarazzo, Chris Pine, Callum Blue, Larry Miller, Raven-Symoné, Kathleen Marshall ..
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 2004-08-06
44.

A Love Song for Bobby Long

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht, Sonny Shroyer, Clayne Crawford, Dane Rhodes, Deborah Kara Unger, Patrick McCullough, David Jensen, Walter Breaux ..
Directed by: Shainee Gabel
Release date: 2004-09-02
45.

Latter Days

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Christian, a hunky, 20-something, West Hollywood party boy gets more than he bargains for when he tries to seduce 19-year-old Elder Aaron Davis, a sexually confused Mormon missionary who moves into his apartment complex.

Starring: Steve Sandvoss, Wes Ramsey, Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rebekah Johnson, Mary Kay Place, Erik Palladino, Amber Benson, Khary Payton, Rob McElhenney ..
Directed by: C. Jay Cox
Release date: 2004-01-30
46.

If Only

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

After his impetuous musician girlfriend, Samantha, dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight (and nearly broke up), a grief-stricken British businessman, Ian Wyndham, living in London gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the hope of changing the events that led up to her getting killed.

Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson, Diana Hardcastle, Lucy Davenport, Kevin Moore, Roy Sampson, Oscar James, Terence Harvey, Neville Phillips ..
Directed by: Gil Junger
Release date: 2004-01-23
47.

Kinsey

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

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 intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of human behavior.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Dagmara Domi?czyk, Dylan Baker, Julianne Nicholson ..
Directed by: Bill Condon
Release date: 2004-09-04
48.

Speak

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to hide her secret: that star senior Andy raped her at the party. But Melinda does manage to find solace in her art class headed by Mr. Freeman.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Perkins, Steve Zahn, Allison Siko, D.B. Sweeney, Michael Angarano, Robert John Burke, Hallee Hirsh, Eric Lively, Richard Hagerman ..
Directed by: Jessica Sharzer
Release date: 2004-01-20
49.

Wicker Park

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

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 left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lillard, Christopher Cousins, Jessica Paré, Vlasta Vrana, Amy Sobol, Ted Whittall, Isabel Dos Santos ..
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2004-09-03
50.

The Merchant of Venice

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Venice, 1596. Bassanio begs his friend Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he can woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress; but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, so they turn to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, and ask him for a loan.

Starring: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson, Kris Marshall, Charlie Cox, Mackenzie Crook, Heather Goldenhersh, John Sessions ..
Directed by: Michael Radford
Release date: 2004-12-03

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