Best Drama Movies of 2004

1.

Before Sunset

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.

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
2.

Man on Fire

6.2
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
3.

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
4.

Garden State

6.0
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
5.

Primer

5.7
6.9/10 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
6.

Mysterious Skin

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Lynn Rajskub, David Lee Smith, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison, Billy Drago, Chris Mulkey, Richard Riehle ..
Directed by: Gregg Araki
Release date: 2004-05-20
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7.

The Phantom of the Opera

5.4
7.3/10 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
8.

Walking Tall

4.6
6.3/10 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
9.

Taking Lives

4.5
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
10.

Raise Your Voice

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the performing arts academy, she experiences a whole new way of life in the big city, far from the small town lifestyle she's used to.

Starring: Hilary Duff, Oliver James, David Keith, Johnny Lewis, Rita Wilson, Dana Davis, Lauren C. Mayhew, Kat Dennings, Jason Ritter, Rebecca De Mornay ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2004-08-10

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