The Top 100 Movies of 2004

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1

Shaun of the Dead

2004    Edgar Wright    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Comedy    Horror

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Kill Bill Vol. 2

2004    Quentin Tarantino    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Hitman / Assassin Film

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The Incredibles

2004    Brad Bird    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Family

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The Bourne Supremacy

2004    Paul Greengrass    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Hitman / Assassin Film

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

2004    Adam McKay    Rated PG13

Comedy    Media Satire    Period Film

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Howl's Moving Castle

2004    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Spider-Man 2

2004    Sam Raimi    Rated PG13

Action    Based-on-Comics    Science Fiction

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Primer

2004    Shane Carruth    Rated PG13

Mindbender    Psychological Sci-Fi    Science Fiction

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Collateral

2004    Michael Mann    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Before Sunset

2004    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Garden State

2004    Zach Braff    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Reunion Films

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Million Dollar Baby

2004    Clint Eastwood    Rated PG13

Drama    Melodrama    Sports Drama

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Mysterious Skin

2004    Gregg Araki    Rated NC17

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film

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17

Hotel Rwanda

2004    Terry George    Rated PG13

Docudrama    Drama    Political Drama

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

2004    Wes Anderson    Rated R

Adventure    Comedy    Ensemble Film

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Downfall

2004    Oliver Hirschbiegel    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

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Kung Fu Hustle

2004    Stephen Chow    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Foreign Language Film

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21

The Aviator

2004    Martin Scorsese    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Hellboy

2004    Guillermo del Toro    Rated PG13

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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23

Crash

2004    Paul Haggis    Rated R

Drama    Ensemble Film    Message Movie

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Sideways

2004    Alexander Payne    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Layer Cake

2004    Matthew Vaughn    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Machinist

2004    Brad Anderson    Rated R

Mindbender    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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The Motorcycle Diaries

2004    Walter Salles    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biker Film    Biopic

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29

Dawn of the Dead

2004    Zack Snyder    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Zombie Film

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Team America: World Police

2004    Trey Parker    Rated R

Adventure Comedy    Comedy    Political Satire

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Man on Fire

2004    Tony Scott    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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32

House of Flying Daggers

2004    Yimou Zhang    Rated PG13

Action    Costume Romance    Drama

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33

Mean Girls

2004    Mark Waters    Rated PG13

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Teen Movie

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34

Dodgeball

2004    Rawson Marshall Thurber    Rated PG13

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Sports Comedy

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35

Napoleon Dynamite

2004    Jared Hess    Rated PG

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Coming-of-Age

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Bad Education

2004    Pedro Almodóvar    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Mystery

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37

Dead Man's Shoes

2004    Shane Meadows    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Revenge Film

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Ocean's Twelve

2004    Steven Soderbergh    Rated PG13

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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2046

2004    Wong Kar-Wai    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Psychological Sci-Fi

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

2004    Danny Leiner    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Road Movie

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41

I, Robot

2004    Alex Proyas    Rated PG13

Action    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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42

Friday Night Lights

2004    Peter Berg    Rated PG13

Americana    Drama    Sports Drama

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The Terminal

2004    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Errors    Romance

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The Sea Inside

2004    Alejandro Amenábar    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Maria Full of Grace

2004    Joshua Marston    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Social Problem Film

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46

Finding Neverland

2004    Marc Forster    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Based-on-Theatre    Biopic

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47

Miracle

2004    Gavin O'Connor    Rated PG

Biopic    Drama    Sports Drama

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48

3-Iron

2004    Ki-duk Kim    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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Saved!

2004    Brian Dannelly    Rated PG13

Comedy    Religious Comedy    Teen Movie

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51

I Heart Huckabees

2004    David O. Russell    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Ensemble Film

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52

National Treasure

2004    Jon Turteltaub    Rated PG

Adventure    Action Thriller    Caper

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Saw

2004    James Wan    Rated R

Horror    Sadistic Horror    Splatter Film

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54

Millions

2004    Danny Boyle    Rated PG

Adventure Comedy    Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama

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District B13

2004    Pierre Morel    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Dystopian Film

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56

Closer

2004    Mike Nichols    Rated R

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Erotic Drama

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57

Troy

2004    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated R

Historical Film    Epic    Sword-and-Sandal

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58

Mean Creek

2004    Jacob Aaron Estes    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama

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59

The Butterfly Effect

2004    Eric Bress    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Sci-Fi

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60

Ray

2004    Taylor Hackford    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Coffee and Cigarettes

2004    Jim Jarmusch    Rated R

Anthology Film    Comedy    Urban Comedy

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Spartan

2004    David Mamet    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Political Thriller

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Vera Drake

2004    Mike Leigh    Rated R

Drama    Period Film    Social Problem Film

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50 First Dates

2004    Peter Segal    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Kinsey

2004    Bill Condon    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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66

The Notebook

2004    Nick Cassavetes    Rated PG13

Drama    Period Film    Romance

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67

Steamboy

2004    Katsuhiro Ohtomo    Rated PG13

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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68

The Girl Next Door

2004    Luke Greenfield    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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The Woodsman

2004    Nicole Kassell    Rated R

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Psychological Drama

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70

Super Size Me

2004    Morgan Spurlock    Rated PG13

Culture and Society    Documentary    Social Issues

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Night Watch

2004    Timur Bekmambetov    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Fantasy

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73

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

2004    Mamoru Oshii    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Anime

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74

The Edukators

2004    Hans Weingartner    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Crime

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Appleseed

2004    Shinji Aramaki    Rated R

Action    Animation    Anime

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76

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

2004    Joe Berlinger    Not Rated

Culture and Society    Documentary    Music

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77

The Village

2004    M. Night Shyamalan    Rated PG13

Drama    Psychological Thriller    Rural Drama

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78

The Chronicles of Riddick

2004    David Twohy    Rated PG13

Science Fiction    Space Adventure    Sci-Fi Action

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80

Ginger Snaps: Unleashed

2004    Brett Sullivan    Not Rated

Addiction Drama    Canuxploitation    Feminist Film

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81

Nobody Knows

2004    Hirokazu Koreeda    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age

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82

EuroTrip

2004    Jeff Schaffer    Rated R

Comedy    Sex Comedy    Teen Movie

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84

Meet the Fockers

2004    Jay Roach    Rated PG13

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Farce

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Head-On

2004    Fatih Akin    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Psychological Drama

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In Good Company

2004    Paul Weitz    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Hidalgo

2004    Joe Johnston    Rated PG13

Adventure    Costume Adventure    Period Film

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90

The Day After Tomorrow

2004    Roland Emmerich    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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91

Undertow

2004    David Gordon Green    Rated R

Thriller    Family Drama    Crime Thriller

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93

Birth

2004    Jonathan Glazer    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Drama

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Palindromes

2004    Todd Solondz    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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96

Melinda and Melinda

2004    Woody Allen    Rated PG13

Comedy    Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners

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Dear Frankie

2004    Shona Auerbach    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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The Phantom of the Opera

2004    Joel Schumacher    Rated PG13

Based-on-Theatre    Costume Romance    Drama

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99

13 Going on 30

2004    Gary Winick    Rated PG13

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Romance

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Walking Tall

2004    Kevin Bray    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller

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