2004 - BEST MOVIES

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1.
The Machinist (2004)
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An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity. (101 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
 
2.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
3.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
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The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
 
4.
The Wedding (2004)
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A wealthy small-town wiseguy organizes the wedding party for his daughter. As the party begins, unexpected events start to occur and disturb the party for the hosts and guests alike. (109 mins.)
 
5.
Vera Drake (2004)
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Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
6.
Dealer (2004)
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A drug dealer spends his last day alive pedaling around Budapest visiting friends and clients. (160 mins.)
 
7.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
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When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune. (108 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
8.
Sideways (2004)
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Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
9.
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
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Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. (98 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
10.
Ray (2004)
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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
11.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
 
12.
Wind Along the Coast (2004 Short Film)
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A village on the coast and the suffer from the rough winds captured in a funny way. (6 mins.)
Director: Ivan Maximov
 
13.
Crash (2004)
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Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
14.
Birth (2004)
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A young boy attempts to convince a woman that he is her dead husband reborn. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
15.
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
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Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream. (95 mins.)
Director: Niels Mueller
 
16.
Collateral (2004)
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A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
17.
Vinci (2004)
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After several years of serving his sentence, Cuma - a notorious art thief is released from prison due to his poor health... (108 mins.)
 
18.
Guard Dog (2004 Short Film)
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Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels... what are they afraid of? This film answers that eternal question. (5 mins.)
Director: Bill Plympton
 
19.
Steamboy (2004)
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In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power. (126 mins.)
 
20.
The Man with No Shadow (2004 Short Film)
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A solitary man without a shadow rises from his desk, dons his hat, and leaves his apartment. He walks through a city to a large door... (9 mins.)
 
21.
Primer (2004)
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Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
22.
With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004)
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Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done. (100 mins.)
 
23.
The 7th Day (2004)
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In an isolated village in Extremadura (Spain), the Jiménez and Fuentes families have a violent history of land disputes, jealousy, envy, and violence. (96 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
24.
Alexander (2004)
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Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. (175 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
25.
Campfire (2004)
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The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East. (96 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
 
26.
Thirst (2004)
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A family of five, their two goats and donkey live in the middle of nowhere far from their village home... (109 mins.)
Director: Tawfik Abu Wael
 
27.
Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. (110 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
28.
Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
29.
Nobody Knows (2004)
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In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning. (141 mins.)
 
30.
The Chorus (2004)
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The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
 
31.
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
32.
King's Game (2004)
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Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party... (107 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
 
33.
The Beautiful Country (2004)
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After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live. (137 mins.)
 
34.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
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A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. (140 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
 
35.
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
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An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown. (192 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
36.
Uno (2004)
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Uno is a story from inner-city Oslo about David, a twentyfive-year-old with few prospects for the future... (103 mins.)
 
37.
Brothers (2004)
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Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan. (117 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
38.
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
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A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family. (101 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
 
39.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
40.
Two Cars, One Night (2004 Short Film)
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Sometimes first love is found in the most unlikely of places, like in the carpark outside the Te Kaha pub. (12 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
41.
Winter (2004 Short Film)
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42.
Fallen Art (2004 Short Film)
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A volunteer soldier plummets to his death. A photograph is taken and sent by courier to a huge man, who adds it to his macabre collection. (6 mins.)
Director: Tomasz Baginski