Best Movies of 2004

1.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

6.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the school, an ally of the accursed He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named lurks within the castle walls, and fearsome wizard Sirius Black escapes Azkaban. And Harry will confront them all.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Emma Thompson ..
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2004-05-31
2.

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
3.

The Incredibles

6.7
8.0/10 IMDB

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 he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird, Bud Luckey, Wallace Shawn ..
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2004-10-27
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Gordon Liu Chia-Hui, Michael Parks, Perla Haney-Jardine, Larry Bishop, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2004-04-16
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Shrek 2

6.4
7.3/10 IMDB

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 along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of her Son Prince Charming and sets about destroying their marriage.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders, Cody Cameron, Conrad Vernon ..
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon
Release date: 2004-05-19
10.

Spider-Man 2

6.4
7.4/10 IMDB

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 of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson, a girl he's loved since childhood. A certain anger begins to brew in his best friend Harry Osborn as well...

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy, J.K. Simmons, Daniel Gillies, Dylan Baker, Willem Dafoe ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2004-06-25
11.

Shaun of the Dead

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz, Rafe Spall, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy, Reece Shearsmith ..
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Release date: 2004-04-09
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

The Butterfly Effect

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz, Logan Lerman, Ethan Suplee, Nathaniel DeVeaux, Kevin Schmidt ..
Directed by: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
Release date: 2004-01-17
17.

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
18.

Troy

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

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 sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Diane Kruger, Peter O'Toole, Rose Byrne, Saffron Burrows ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 2004-05-03
19.

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
20.

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 Saldaña, Eddie Jones, Jude Ciccolella ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2004-06-17
21.

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
22.

Finding Neverland

6.1
7.7/10 IMDB

During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her four children, all young boys—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
23.

Saw

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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 survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

Starring: Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, Leigh Whannell, Dina Meyer, Mike Butters, Paul Gutrecht ..
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2004-10-01
24.

Fahrenheit 9/11

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Michael Moore's view on how the Bush administration allegedly used the tragic events on 9/11 to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder, Al Gore, Saddam Hussein, George H. W. Bush, Ricky Martin, Osama bin Laden ..
Directed by: Michael Moore
Release date: 2004-06-25
25.

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
26.

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
27.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

5.9
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
28.

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
29.

I, Robot

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

In 2035, where robots are commonplace and abide by the three laws of robotics, a technophobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Shia LaBeouf, Chi McBride, Jerry Wasserman, Peter Shinkoda, Terry Chen ..
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Release date: 2004-07-15
30.

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
31.

Mean Girls

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

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 Plastic Regina George.

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler ..
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2004-04-30
32.

Layer Cake

5.8
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
33.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

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 the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life.

Starring: Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Jeffrey Tambor, Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff, Mr. Lawrence ..
Directed by: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Release date: 2004-11-14
34.

Closer

5.8
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
35.

50 First Dates

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because the delightful Lucy has no short-term memory, so Henry must woo her day after day until he finally sweeps her off her feet.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus, Dan Aykroyd, Blake Clark, Amy Hill, Allen Covert, Maya Rudolph ..
Directed by: Peter Segal
Release date: 2004-02-13
36.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Luis Guzmán ..
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Release date: 2004-12-16
37.

Team America: World Police

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to save it in time? It stars… Samuel L Jackson, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Helen Hunt, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin… or does it?

Starring: Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo, Daran Norris, Maurice LaMarche, Trey Parker, Phil Hendrie, Chelsea Marguerite, Jeremy Shada, Fred Tatasciore ..
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 2004-10-10
38.

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
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39.

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
40.

National Treasure

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

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 Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer, David Dayan Fisher, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Oleg Taktarov ..
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Release date: 2004-11-19
41.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

It's the 1970s and San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller ..
Directed by: Adam McKay
Release date: 2004-06-28
42.

The Polar Express

5.7
6.6/10 IMDB

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Eddie Deezen, Leslie Zemeckis, Steven Tyler, Julene Renee, Chris Coppola, Charles Fleischer ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2004-11-10
43.

Napoleon Dynamite

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

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 back home.

Starring: Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez, Shondrella Avery, Haylie Duff, Tina Majorino, Diedrich Bader, Sandy Martin, Trevor Snarr ..
Directed by: Jared Hess, Menno
Release date: 2004-06-11
44.

Hidalgo

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif, Adam Alexi-Malle, Louise Lombard, Silas Carson, Harsh Nayyar, C. Thomas Howell, J.K. Simmons, Adoni Maropis ..
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 2004-02-04
45.

Hellboy

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before they summon a baby demon who is rescued by Allied forces and dubbed "Hellboy". Sixty years later, Hellboy serves the cause of good rather than evil as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense, along with Abe Sapien - a merman with psychic powers, and Liz Sherman - a woman with pyrokinesis, protecting America against dark forces.

Starring: Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Brian Steele, Ladislav Beran, Bridget Hodson, Corey Johnson ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2004-04-02
46.

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
47.

Ocean's Twelve

5.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy García, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2004-12-09
48.

The Day After Tomorrow

5.6
6.4/10 IMDB

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok, Jay O. Sanders, Sela Ward, Austin Nichols, Arjay Smith, Tamlyn Tomita, Sasha Roiz ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2004-05-26
49.

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

5.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Nerdy accountant Harold and his irrepressible friend, Kumar, get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into New Jersey. Somehow, the boys manage to run afoul of rednecks, cops and even a car-stealing Neil Patrick Harris before getting anywhere near their beloved sliders.

Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garcés, Neil Patrick Harris, David Krumholtz, Malin Åkerman, Brooke D'Orsay, Steve Braun, Fred Willard, Rob Tinkler ..
Directed by: Danny Leiner
Release date: 2004-05-30
50.

The Girl Next Door

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn star. As Danielle's past catches up with her, Matthew's love for her forces him to re-evaluate his goals.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette, Paul Dano, Timothy Bottoms, Amanda Swisten, Brian Kolodziej, Julie Osburn ..
Directed by: Luke Greenfield
Release date: 2004-04-09

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