Temporal Top Ten – 2004

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Number of movies seen from this year – 123
Number of movies reviewed – 125 (Including 4 Encore Reviews)

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. Ae Fond Kiss…
  6. Alamo, The
  7. Alexander
  8. Along Came Polly
  9. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  10. Around the World in 80 Days
  11. Assassination of Richard Nixon, The
  12. Aviator, The
  13. AVP: Alien vs. Predator
  14. Before Sunset
  15. Being Julia
  16. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
  17. Born Into Brothels: : Calcutta’s Red Light Kids
  18. Bourne Supremacy, The
  19. Butterfly Effect, The
  20. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
  21. Catwoman
  22. Cellular
  23. Characters of ‘Star Wars’, The
  24. Chasing Liberty
  25. Chronicles of Riddick, The
  26. Clearing, The
  27. Closer
  28. Collateral
  29. Crash
  30. Criminal
  31. Dawn of the Dead  Encore Review
  32. Day After Tomorrow, The
  33. Dead Man’s Shoes
  34. Dear Frankie
  35. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
  36. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  37. Downfall
  38. Door in the Floor, The
  39. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy
  40. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  41. Fahrenheit 9/11
  42. Fat Albert
  43. Final Cut, The
  44. Finding Neverland
  45. Five People You Meet in Heaven, The
  46. Flight of the Phoenix
  47. Forgotten, The
  48. Friday Night Lights
  49. Garden State
  50. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  51. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  52. Heir to an Execution
  53. Hellboy
  54. Hotel Rwanda
  55. House of Flying Daggers
  56. Howl’s Moving Castle
  57. I, Robot    Encore Review
  58. I Inside, The
  59. Ike: Countdown to D-Day
  60. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
  61. In Good Company
  62. Incredibles, The
  63. Jersey Girl
  64. Julia! America’s Favorite Chef
  65. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  66. Kinsey
  67. Ladder 49
  68. Layer Cake
  69. Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
  70. Looking for Kitty
  71. Machinist, The
  72. Man on Fire   Encore Review
  73. Manchurian Candidate, The
  74. Maria Full of Grace
  75. Mean Girls
  76. Meet the Fockers
  77. Merchant of Venice, The
  78. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
  79. Million Dollar Baby
  80. Millions
  81. Mindhunters
  82. Miracle
  83. Mr 3000
  84. Mystery of Natalie Wood
  85. Napoleon Dynamite
  86. National Treasure   Encore Review
  87. Noel
  88. Notebook, The
  89. Ocean’s Twelve
  90. Paper Clips
  91. Perfect Score, The
  92. Phantom of the Opera, The
  93. Polar Express, The
  94. Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
  95. Primer
  96. Raising Helen
  97. Rent-A-Person
  98. Ray
  99. Salem’s Lot
  100. Secret Window
  101. Septem8er Tapes
  102. Shaun of the Dead
  103. Shrek 2
  104. Sideways
  105. Six Shooter
  106. Something the Lord Made
  107. Spanglish
  108. Speak
  109. Species III
  110. Spider-Man 2
  111. Starsky & Hutch
  112. Stepford Wives, The
  113. Super Size Me
  114. Surviving Christmas
  115. Terminal, The
  116. Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History
  117. Troy
  118. Ushpizin
  119. Vera Drake
  120. Village, The
  121. Welcome to Mooseport
  122. Whole Ten Yards, The
  123. 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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