2004

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1.
Downfall (2004)
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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. (156 mins.)
 
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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
3.
Bombón: El Perro (2004)
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In Patagonia, a mechanic who dreams of a different life starts to think big after his adopted pup wins first prize at a local dog show. (97 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
4.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
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A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
5.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
6.
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
 
7.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
8.
Bad Education (2004)
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An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends. (106 mins.)
 
9.
Layer Cake (2004)
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A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
10.
Team America: World Police (2004)
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Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love. (98 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
 
11.
Life is a Miracle (2004)
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What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha.. (155 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
12.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
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In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner. (100 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
“ not just an animated Bladerunner, if you like basset hounds ” - maddox-richard
 
13.
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary about Miles Davis' legendary gig at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970. Includes full live footage and recent interviews with band mates and others. . (87 mins.)
Director: Murray Lerner
 
14.
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
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A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
15.
Kings & Queen (2004)
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Parallel storylines tell the current state of affairs for two ex-lovers: Nora's a single mother who comes to care for her terminally ill father; holed in up in mental ward, Ismael, a brilliant musician, plots his escape. (150 mins.)
 
16.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
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It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry. (142 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
17.
Hellboy (2004)
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A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. (122 mins.)
 
18.
Finding Neverland (2004)
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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
19.
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
 
20.
Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004 Documentary)
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Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française. (210 mins.)
Director: Jacques Richard
 
21.
The Consequences of Love (2004)
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An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid. (100 mins.)
 
22.
Tropical Malady (2004)
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A romance between a soldier and a country boy, wrapped around a Thai folk-tale involving a shaman with shape-shifting abilities. (118 mins.)
 
23.
A Way of Life (2004)
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At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet... (91 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
 
24.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
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In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
25.
Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
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Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman. (104 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
26.
The Girl Next Door (2004)
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A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love. (108 mins.)
Director: Luke Greenfield
 
27.
Three... Extremes (2004)
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. (118 mins.)
 
28.
The Libertine (2004)
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The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work. (114 mins.)
“ flawed but finishes well. ” - maddox-richard
 
29.
The Incredibles (2004)
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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
 
30.
Dig! (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor. (107 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
31.
Adam & Paul (2004)
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Two drug addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix. (83 mins.)
 
32.
Notre musique (2004)
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Divided into three "kingdoms" -- Enfer (Hell), Purgatoire (Purgatory) and Paradis (Paradise) -- Notre Musique is an indictment of modern times. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
33.
Two Brothers (2004)
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Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other. (109 mins.)
 
34.
Take Out (2004)
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An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money. (87 mins.)
 
35.
Man on Fire (2004)
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In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect. (146 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
36.
Calvaire (2004)
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A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods. (88 mins.)
Director: Fabrice Du Welz
 
37.
Night Watch (2004)
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A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle. (114 mins.)
 
38.
Little Sky (2004)
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(93 mins.)
 
39.
13 Going on 30 (2004)
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A girl makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
40.
The Notebook (2004)
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A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
41.
Moog (2004 Documentary)
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Bob Moog shaped musical culture with some of the most inspiring electronic instruments ever created... (72 mins.)
Director: Hans Fjellestad
 
42.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
Episode: AWESOM-O (2004)
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Cartman dresses up as a robot from Japan, sent to Butters. He tricks him into believing it and can't... (22 mins.)
 
43.
Nighty Night (2004 TV Series)
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While telling her husband he's dying, Jill sets her sights on the next door neighbour, Don. And torments his wife, who suffers from MS. (30 mins.)
 
44.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Good Grief! (2004)
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George is declared dead in Mexico and the Bluth family holds a wake for their dead family member. Meanwhile, George isn't dead and has returned to the USA, only to be found by a newly dumped George Michael. (22 mins.)
 
45.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
Episode: 33 (2004)
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The crew of Galactica is exhausted after 237 consecutive jumps in intervals of 33 minutes and 132.25 hour without sleep to escape from the Cylons... (44 mins.)
 
46.
Veronica Mars (2004 TV Series)
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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune. (44 mins.)
 
47.
Corpses (2004 Video)
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The undertaker Fred is bankrupted and misses his former wife Helen. She has left him and is going to marry Captain Winston... (90 mins.)
Director: Rolfe Kanefsky
 
48.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
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Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile. (94 mins.)
Director: Alexander Witt
 
49.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief... (120 mins.)
Director: Xan Cassavetes
 
50.
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood treatment. (122 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
51.
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)
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This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees... (170 mins.)
 
52.
Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinéma (2004 Documentary)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
53.
The Nomi Song (2004 Documentary)
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Having failed to break into professional opera in his native Germany (where, as an usher in West Berlin's Deutsche Oper... (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Horn
 
54.
Double Dare (2004 Documentary)
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DOUBLE DARE is a double-barreled, action-packed documentary about the struggles of two stuntwomen in male-dominated Tinseltown to stay working, stay thin, and stay sane. (81 mins.)
Director: Amanda Micheli
 
55.
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.)
 
56.
Red Lights (2004)
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Antoine and Helene drive to South France to return their kids from a holiday camp. The traffic is dense... (105 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn