Temporal Top Ten – 2004

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Number of movies seen from this year – 116
Number of movies reviewed – 93 (Including 1 Encore Review)

2004 was an interesting year for me in my life. It was the year I got married for the first time and I was also in the Police Academy for the first 5 months of the year.

Of my top ten this year, only 2 of them were actually seen in the theater due to me having a very busy year (#3 and #7)

My #1 is a movie that I saw two years later and due to my impending divorce at the time, I felt a very strong connection to the characters and their situations.  I still believe that it’s Payne’s best movie.

As you can see, only 3 of the 5 Best Picture Nominees made my list; I am not a fan of The Aviator at all, and I enjoyed Ray, but it still didn’t make the list.

I can’t say that this was the strongest year for movies overall, but there are definitely some enjoyable films on the list.

If I ever make a top 10/20 or even a top 30 of the decade, I’d be very surprised if anything beyond #2 make it.


My Top Tenbefore sunset

10. Before Sunsetjersey girl9. Jersey Girli robot8. I, Robotmillion dollar

7. Million Dollar Babybutterfly effect

6. The Butterfly Effectmiracle

5. Miracleincredibles

4. The Incrediblesfinding neverland

3. Finding Neverlandempire

2. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogysideways

1. Sideways

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2004

  1. 3-Iron
  2. 50 First Dates
  3. 5ive Days to Midnight
  4. 9 Songs
  5. Ae Fond Kiss…
  6. Alamo, The
  7. Alexander
  8. Along Came Polly
  9. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  10. AVP: Alien vs. Predator
  11. Assassination of Richard Nixon, The
  12. Aviator, The
  13. Before Sunset
  14. Being Julia
  15. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
  16. Bourne Supremacy, The
  17. Butterfly Effect, The
  18. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
  19. Catwoman
  20. Cellular
  21. Characters of ‘Star Wars’, The
  22. Chasing Liberty
  23. Chronicles of Riddick, The
  24. Clearing, The
  25. Closer
  26. Collateral
  27. Crash
  28. Dawn of the Dead  Encore Review
  29. Day After Tomorrow, The
  30. Dead Man’s Shoes
  31. Dear Frankie
  32. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
  33. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  34. Downfall
  35. Door in the Floor, The
  36. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy
  37. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  38. Fahrenheit 9/11
  39. Fat Albert
  40. Final Cut, The
  41. Finding Neverland
  42. Five People You Meet in Heaven, The
  43. Flight of the Phoenix
  44. Forgotten, The
  45. Friday Night Lights
  46. Garden State
  47. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  48. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  49. Heir to an Execution
  50. Hellboy
  51. Hotel Rwanda
  52. House of Flying Daggers
  53. Howl’s Moving Castle
  54. I, Robot
  55. I Inside, The
  56. Ike: Countdown to D-Day
  57. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
  58. In Good Company
  59. Incredibles, The
  60. Jersey Girl
  61. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  62. Kinsey
  63. Ladder 49
  64. Layer Cake
  65. Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
  66. Looking for Kitty
  67. Machinist, The
  68. Man on Fire
  69. Manchurian Candidate, The
  70. Maria Full of Grace
  71. Meet the Fockers
  72. Merchant of Venice, The
  73. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
  74. Million Dollar Baby
  75. Millions
  76. Mindhunters
  77. Miracle
  78. Mr 3000
  79. Mystery of Natalie Wood
  80. Napoleon Dynamite
  81. National Treasure
  82. Noel
  83. Notebook, The
  84. Ocean’s Twelve
  85. Paper Clips
  86. Perfect Score, The
  87. Phantom of the Opera, The
  88. Polar Express, The
  89. Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
  90. Primer
  91. Raising Helen
  92. Rent-A-Person
  93. Ray
  94. Salem’s Lot
  95. Secret Window
  96. Septem8er Tapes
  97. Shaun of the Dead
  98. Shrek 2
  99. Sideways
  100. Six Shooter
  101. Spanglish
  102. Speak
  103. Species III
  104. Spider-Man 2
  105. Starsky & Hutch
  106. Stepford Wives, The
  107. Super Size Me
  108. Terminal, The
  109. Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History
  110. Troy
  111. Ushpizin
  112. Vera Drake
  113. The Village, The
  114. Welcome to Mooseport
  115. Whole Ten Yards, The
  116. Woodsman, The




7 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2004

  1. Rob, you’re breaking my heart! No Five People? No Spider-Man 2? Some of these I need to see, but 3 and 8 didn’t thrill me like those two. Something the Lord Made is also really good. Still planning to see Sideways sometime.

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