Temporal Top Ten – 2004

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Number of movies seen from this year – 120
Number of movies reviewed – 99 (Including 3 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. 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. Criminal
  30. Dawn of the Dead  Encore Review
  31. Day After Tomorrow, The
  32. Dead Man’s Shoes
  33. Dear Frankie
  34. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
  35. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  36. Downfall
  37. Door in the Floor, The
  38. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy
  39. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  40. Fahrenheit 9/11
  41. Fat Albert
  42. Final Cut, The
  43. Finding Neverland
  44. Five People You Meet in Heaven, The
  45. Flight of the Phoenix
  46. Forgotten, The
  47. Friday Night Lights
  48. Garden State
  49. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  50. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  51. Heir to an Execution
  52. Hellboy
  53. Hotel Rwanda
  54. House of Flying Daggers
  55. Howl’s Moving Castle
  56. I, Robot    Encore Review
  57. I Inside, The
  58. Ike: Countdown to D-Day
  59. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
  60. In Good Company
  61. Incredibles, The
  62. Jersey Girl
  63. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  64. Kinsey
  65. Ladder 49
  66. Layer Cake
  67. Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
  68. Looking for Kitty
  69. Machinist, The
  70. Man on Fire   Encore Review
  71. Manchurian Candidate, The
  72. Maria Full of Grace
  73. Mean Girls
  74. Meet the Fockers
  75. Merchant of Venice, The
  76. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
  77. Million Dollar Baby
  78. Millions
  79. Mindhunters
  80. Miracle
  81. Mr 3000
  82. Mystery of Natalie Wood
  83. Napoleon Dynamite
  84. National Treasure
  85. Noel
  86. Notebook, The
  87. Ocean’s Twelve
  88. Paper Clips
  89. Perfect Score, The
  90. Phantom of the Opera, The
  91. Polar Express, The
  92. Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
  93. Primer
  94. Raising Helen
  95. Rent-A-Person
  96. Ray
  97. Salem’s Lot
  98. Secret Window
  99. Septem8er Tapes
  100. Shaun of the Dead
  101. Shrek 2
  102. Sideways
  103. Six Shooter
  104. Something the Lord Made
  105. Spanglish
  106. Speak
  107. Species III
  108. Spider-Man 2
  109. Starsky & Hutch
  110. Stepford Wives, The
  111. Super Size Me
  112. Terminal, The
  113. Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History
  114. Troy
  115. Ushpizin
  116. Vera Drake
  117. Village, The
  118. Welcome to Mooseport
  119. Whole Ten Yards, The
  120. 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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