Top 10 Films of 2004by muybueno16 | created - 06 Mar 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
Another ho hum year with some occasional delights.
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1. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 315,153 | Gross: $77.91M
2. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Votes: 416,353 | Gross: $176.24M
3. Melinda and Melinda (2004)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two alternating stories, one comedy and the other tragedy, about Melinda's attempts to straighten out her life.
Votes: 30,187 | Gross: $3.83M
6. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
Votes: 320,766 | Gross: $23.53M
8. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Votes: 314,623 | Gross: $5.51M
9. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.
Votes: 316,204 | Gross: $85.29M
10. Creep (I) (2004)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.
12. Sin's Kitchen (2004)
91 min | Drama
In the spirit of Dante's Inferno, this modern-day triptych unfolds three complex tales of lies, secrets, and sins, all intricately woven together to explore the hidden shadows of man's soul.
15. Return to Sender (I) (2004)
R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller
While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client.
16. Down to the Bone (2004)
R | 104 min | Drama
A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Votes: 2,073 | Gross: $0.02M
17. King's Game (2004)
Not Rated | 107 min | Thriller
Election for the Danish parliament is up and the main opposition party has a chance at winning and its leader at becoming the next prime minister. The leader is hospitalized and the scheming begins.
18. Vera Drake (2004)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Votes: 22,851 | Gross: $3.75M
19. Close Call (2004)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Los Angeles, the young Jenny has a nice childhood with her Korean parents Joanne and David Kim. However, after the divorce of her parents, the judge gives her custody to her selfish ... See full summary »
20. Koma (2004)
R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Jealousy, desire, trust, and revenge. A complicated love triangle emerges during an investigation into the theft of a woman's kidney. At a wedding party in a fancy hotel, a guest happens on... See full summary »
21. Ill Fated (2004)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Mark A. Lewis's tragic-comic adventure ILL FATED plunges the viewer into the boxed-in world of Jimmy, a small-town teen who seeks a better life but who sees dead-end signs at every turn out... See full summary »
23. Saving Face (2004)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Votes: 9,361 | Gross: $1.19M
24. 36th Precinct (2004)
Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
2 cops are promised by the retiring chief of the Paris police that the one, getting the violent gang robbing armored trucks, will get his job. The 2 will do whatever it takes to get the promotion, even if it means breaking the law.
25. Brother to Brother (2004)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
26. Going Under (2004)
Unrated | 98 min | Drama
Peter, a married psychotherapist, and Suzanne, a professional dominatrix, have been engaged in an affair of sensual dominance and submission in an S&M dungeon where they must abide by the ... See full summary »
30. The Card Player (2004)
Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpol agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam.
32. Quality of Life (2004)
R | 85 min | Drama
Celebrated graffiti artists 'Heir' and 'Vain' are superstars in the underground world of San Francisco; urban outlaws always on the run. After a clash with the law, they find their lives spinning out-of-control with explosive consequences.
33. Goodnight, Joseph Parker (2004)
81 min | Drama
"Unapologetically brash in dialogue and texture GOODNIGHT JOSEPH PARKER is the classic love story brought to a no-pleasantries bar room. Girl loves man who loves woman, woman isn't worth ... See full summary »
35. Before the Fall (2004)
110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller
Friedrich's boxing skills gets him in an elite Nazi high school in a castle in 1942. He enrolls against his dad's wish as it promises a brighter future. It's not what he expected.
Votes: 13,755 | Gross: $0.14M
38. Daddy (I) (2004)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
This film derives from A. Galych's play, "Matrosskaya Tishina," "Papa" tells a story of a Jewish father who dreams of seeing his son perform on stage in front of huge audiences, dreams of ... See full summary »
41. Straight-Jacket (2004)
TV-MA | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.
Votes: 762 | Gross: $0.05M
42. To Take a Wife (2004)
97 min | Drama
The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ... See full summary »
43. Keane (2004)
R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, while fighting serious battles with schizophrenia. We can ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,176 | Gross: $0.03M
44. My Tiny Universe (2004)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
In "my tiny universe", a dark comedy, Bobby Devillin is one of the biggest producers in Hollywood, making a string of big-budget action films during the last two decades. But his personal ... See full summary »