Temporal Top Ten – 2004

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Number of movies seen from this year – 122
Number of movies reviewed – 106 (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. 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. Born Into Brothels: : Calcutta’s Red Light Kids
  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. Julia! America’s Favorite Chef
  64. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  65. Kinsey
  66. Ladder 49
  67. Layer Cake
  68. Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
  69. Looking for Kitty
  70. Machinist, The
  71. Man on Fire   Encore Review
  72. Manchurian Candidate, The
  73. Maria Full of Grace
  74. Mean Girls
  75. Meet the Fockers
  76. Merchant of Venice, The
  77. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
  78. Million Dollar Baby
  79. Millions
  80. Mindhunters
  81. Miracle
  82. Mr 3000
  83. Mystery of Natalie Wood
  84. Napoleon Dynamite
  85. National Treasure
  86. Noel
  87. Notebook, The
  88. Ocean’s Twelve
  89. Paper Clips
  90. Perfect Score, The
  91. Phantom of the Opera, The
  92. Polar Express, The
  93. Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
  94. Primer
  95. Raising Helen
  96. Rent-A-Person
  97. Ray
  98. Salem’s Lot
  99. Secret Window
  100. Septem8er Tapes
  101. Shaun of the Dead
  102. Shrek 2
  103. Sideways
  104. Six Shooter
  105. Something the Lord Made
  106. Spanglish
  107. Speak
  108. Species III
  109. Spider-Man 2
  110. Starsky & Hutch
  111. Stepford Wives, The
  112. Super Size Me
  113. Surviving Christmas
  114. Terminal, The
  115. Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History
  116. Troy
  117. Ushpizin
  118. Vera Drake
  119. Village, The
  120. Welcome to Mooseport
  121. Whole Ten Yards, The
  122. 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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