Top Movies of 2004


The top movies of 2004 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

21. The Machinist

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Brad Anderson
Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Michael Ironside, John Sharian, Larry Gilliard Jr.
Plot: A loaner who works first shift at a machine shop is trying to get a grip on what is happening to him. Is everyone after him or is it all in his head?

22. Dogville

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Lars von Trier
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, James Caan, Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Blair Brown
Plot: A young lady who appears to be running from trouble ends up in a small Colorado town where she agrees to work them since she has no money of her own. As innocent as the town seems she finds flaws and weaknesses just like in herself.

23. Garden State

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Romance/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Zach Braff
Actors: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm, Method Man, Alex Burns
Plot: A messed up young man goes home to bury his mother and work things out with his father. While he is there he discovers life and realizes there is nothing wrong with him.

24. Tae Guik Gi: The Brotherhood of War ( Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Je-gyu Kang
Actors: Dong-Kun Jang, Eun-ju Lee, Bin Won, Hyeong-jin Kong, Yeong-ran Lee, Min-sik Choi
Plot: Two brothers from a large South Korean City are forced to join the army when the North Korean Communist's invade. Follow the two brothers from their first experience of war to promotions and medals. Watch and see how War changes a man from a loving brother to ruthless killer.

25. Head-On ( Gegen die Wand )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Fatih Akin
Actors: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Meltem Cumbul, Zarah McKenzie, Stefan Gebelhoff
Plot: A man who tries his hardest to erase his Turkish past turns to drugs and alcohol - and thoughts of suicide. A young woman who yearns to break free from her family, yet can't bring herself to break her parent's heart likewise thinks suicide is the only escape. The two meet each other in the hospital and form a bond - marriage seems to be the answer to their problems. But this marriage of convenience soon turns into something much more as they learn to love each other.

26. House of Flying Daggers ( Shi mian mai fu )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Mandarin
Genre: Action/Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Yimou Zhang
Actors: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song, Hongfei Zhao, Jun Guo
Plot: A heroic warrior breaks an friend out of prison from a rival when romance, possible betrayal and deception occurs.

27. Sideways

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alexander Payne
Actors: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, M.C. Gainey, Marylouise Burke
Plot: Two buddies take a road trip in California's wine country before one of them gets married.

28. Infernal Affairs ( Mou gaan dou )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Cantonese
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wai-keung Lau
Actors: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Eric Tsang, Andy Lau, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Edison Chen, Kelly Chen
Plot: A mole is suspected to be the cause of a group of police officers not being able to catch a crime lord.

29. Word Wars

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Comedy
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo
Actors: Mike Birbiglia, Joe Edley, Stefan Fatsis, Matt Graham, Marlon Hill, Joel Sherman
Plot: People compete in Scrabble tournaments around the world.

30. Evil ( Ondskan )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mikael Håfström
Actors: Andreas Wilson, Henrik Lundström, Gustaf Skarsgård, Linda Zilliacus, Jesper Salén, Filip Berg
Plot: Erik is a sixteen year old boy whose life has been plagued by violence. Tormented by his abusive stepfather, he has hit back in the only way he knows: by giving a good thrashing to anyone in his way. When he is expelled from public school, Erik is told he has one last chance to make something of himself and is sent to a prestigious private school.

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