Temporal Top Ten – 2004

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Number of movies seen from this year – 118
Number of movies reviewed – 95 (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. 2046
  2. 3-Iron
  3. 50 First Dates
  4. 5ive Days to Midnight
  5. 9 Songs
  6. Ae Fond Kiss…
  7. Alamo, The
  8. Alexander
  9. Along Came Polly
  10. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  11. AVP: Alien vs. Predator
  12. Assassination of Richard Nixon, The
  13. Aviator, The
  14. Before Sunset
  15. Being Julia
  16. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
  17. Bourne Supremacy, The
  18. Butterfly Effect, The
  19. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
  20. Catwoman
  21. Cellular
  22. Characters of ‘Star Wars’, The
  23. Chasing Liberty
  24. Chronicles of Riddick, The
  25. Clearing, The
  26. Closer
  27. Collateral
  28. Crash
  29. Dawn of the Dead  Encore Review
  30. Day After Tomorrow, The
  31. Dead Man’s Shoes
  32. Dear Frankie
  33. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
  34. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  35. Downfall
  36. Door in the Floor, The
  37. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy
  38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  39. Fahrenheit 9/11
  40. Fat Albert
  41. Final Cut, The
  42. Finding Neverland
  43. Five People You Meet in Heaven, The
  44. Flight of the Phoenix
  45. Forgotten, The
  46. Friday Night Lights
  47. Garden State
  48. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  49. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  50. Heir to an Execution
  51. Hellboy
  52. Hotel Rwanda
  53. House of Flying Daggers
  54. Howl’s Moving Castle
  55. I, Robot
  56. I Inside, The
  57. Ike: Countdown to D-Day
  58. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
  59. In Good Company
  60. Incredibles, The
  61. Jersey Girl
  62. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  63. Kinsey
  64. Ladder 49
  65. Layer Cake
  66. Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
  67. Looking for Kitty
  68. Machinist, The
  69. Man on Fire
  70. Manchurian Candidate, The
  71. Maria Full of Grace
  72. Mean Girls
  73. Meet the Fockers
  74. Merchant of Venice, The
  75. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
  76. Million Dollar Baby
  77. Millions
  78. Mindhunters
  79. Miracle
  80. Mr 3000
  81. Mystery of Natalie Wood
  82. Napoleon Dynamite
  83. National Treasure
  84. Noel
  85. Notebook, The
  86. Ocean’s Twelve
  87. Paper Clips
  88. Perfect Score, The
  89. Phantom of the Opera, The
  90. Polar Express, The
  91. Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
  92. Primer
  93. Raising Helen
  94. Rent-A-Person
  95. Ray
  96. Salem’s Lot
  97. Secret Window
  98. Septem8er Tapes
  99. Shaun of the Dead
  100. Shrek 2
  101. Sideways
  102. Six Shooter
  103. Spanglish
  104. Speak
  105. Species III
  106. Spider-Man 2
  107. Starsky & Hutch
  108. Stepford Wives, The
  109. Super Size Me
  110. Terminal, The
  111. Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History
  112. Troy
  113. Ushpizin
  114. Vera Drake
  115. The Village, The
  116. Welcome to Mooseport
  117. Whole Ten Yards, The
  118. 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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