Top Movies of 2004

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1. Direct Action (2004)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Polly Shannon, Donald Burda, Rothaford Gray

Votes: 1,333

10/10

2. The Good Shepherd (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young... See full summary »

Director: Lewin Webb | Stars: Christian Slater, Molly Parker, Stephen Rea, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 1,307

10/10

3. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

67 Metascore

The story of Sir J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 192,250 | Gross: $51.68M

10/10

4. Cellular (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

60 Metascore

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy

Votes: 89,019 | Gross: $32.00M

10/10

5. Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

29 Metascore

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 42,360 | Gross: $58.17M

10/10

6. National Treasure (2004)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

39 Metascore

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean

Votes: 288,797 | Gross: $173.01M

10/10

7. Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher (2004 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A woman finds her life unraveling after she makes friends with her daughter's teacher.

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Erika Eleniak, Patricia Kalember, Ken Tremblett, Lori Triolo

Votes: 333

10/10

8. Torn Apart (2004 TV Movie)

84 min | Thriller, Drama

Dr. Vicki Westin has no idea that losing a patient is going to wreak complete havoc on her life. But that's exactly what happens: Her deceased patient's grieving father seeks vengeance by kidnapping Vicki's husband and daughter.

Director: Stuart Alexander | Stars: Tia Carrere, Dale Midkiff, Richard Burgi, Lee Alexander

Votes: 232

10/10

9. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 172,425 | Gross: $48.02M

10/10

10. Stranger at the Door (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A suspense-thriller about a married couple whose adopted son turns up at their home after several years and has bad intentions.

Director: Douglas Jackson | Stars: Linda Purl, Andrew Kraulis, Perry King, Meredith Henderson

Votes: 419

10/10

11. Deadly Encounter (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Mystery, Thriller

Restaurant hostess and mom Joanne Sanders has to work late one night. After she leaves the restaurant she accidently cuts a car off on the highway. This driver takes it personally and he begins to stalk and harrass Joanne.

Director: Richard Roy | Stars: Laura Leighton, Daniel Magder, Alain Goulem, Catherine Colvey

Votes: 390

10/10

12. The Forgotten (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

43 Metascore

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz

Votes: 62,280 | Gross: $66.64M

10/10

13. Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill (2004)

R | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

When a group of college kids stumble upon a small abandoned town of Sunset Valley, they must fight a band of Zombies led by a soldier seeking retribution for his grisly execution.

Director: Byron Werner | Stars: Chelsea Jean, Gregory Bastien, Denise Boutte, Scott Carson

Votes: 1,205

10/10

14. Dating Death (2004)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

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Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Ricky Fan, Theresa Fu, Tats Lau, Yat-Long Li

Votes: 58

10/10

15. The Hollow (2004 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Restless spirits stir this Hollow's Eve, beckoning Ian Cranston, the last blood relative of Ichabod Crane, back to Sleepy Hollow. Thundering hooves unleash a wave of bone-chilling screams ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Ben Scott

Votes: 1,917

10/10

16. Ring of Darkness (2004 TV Movie)

R | 85 min | Horror, Music, Thriller

When a boy bands lead singer mysteriously diappears the media says that he ran away because he could not handle the fame, but really the other band members killed him and have hidden their ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Stephen Martines, Jeremy Jackson, Ryan Starr

Votes: 607

10/10

17. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 479,011 | Gross: $13.54M

10/10

18. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken

Votes: 186,889 | Gross: $118.63M

9/10

19. Evil Eyes (2004)

R | 80 min | Horror

A screenwriter is plagued by nightmares as he writes a script about a family that was slaughtered years before. Soon, the grisly murders he's writing about starts to actually happen.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Jennifer Gates, Udo Kier, Mark Sheppard

Votes: 458

9/10

20. Adam & Evil (2004)

R | 90 min | Horror

A group of sexy high school graduates are ready for a weekend of serious partying at a remote camp ground. Soon a murderer is on the loose...

Director: Andrew Van Slee | Stars: Sean Arnfinson, Dave Barton, Lynsey Brothers, Erica Cerra

Votes: 686

9/10

21. Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)

G | 95 min | Family, Western

Jimmy, a young boy trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees tells Jimmy that there is a magic ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Dalesandro | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Jan-Michael Vincent, Miko Hughes, Cody McMains

Votes: 231

9/10

22. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

52 Metascore

Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jean-Luc Couchard

Votes: 11,008 | Gross: $0.00M

9/10

23. Hellbent (2004)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

45 Metascore

Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.

Director: Paul Etheredge | Stars: Dylan Fergus, Bryan Kirkwood, Hank Harris, Andrew Levitas

Votes: 2,245 | Gross: $0.19M

9/10

24. Shrek 2 (2004)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews

Votes: 390,648 | Gross: $436.47M

9/10

25. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 616,253 | Gross: $261.44M

9/10

26. The Grid (2004)

266 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, James Remar, Piter Marek, Silas Carson

Votes: 737

8 or 9/10

27. Seed of Chucky (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

46 Metascore

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Billy Boyd

Votes: 36,178 | Gross: $17.08M

8 or 9/10

28. Straight Into Darkness (2004)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Western Europe, 1945. The gentle, thoughtful, and sensitive Losey and the mean, base, and vicious Deming are two radically contrasting American soldiers who desert their platoons during the... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Ryan Francis, Scott MacDonald, Linda Thorson, James Le Gros

Votes: 1,248

8 or 9/10

29. Saw (2004)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

Votes: 357,786 | Gross: $56.00M

8/10

30. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

40 Metascore

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 111,071 | Gross: $51.27M

8/10

31. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 500,801 | Gross: $249.36M

8/10

32. Ladies in Lavender (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

61 Metascore

Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.

Director: Charles Dance | Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Freddie Jones

Votes: 10,161 | Gross: $6.76M

8/10

33. The Eye 2 (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

After a failed suicide attempt, a pregnant woman gains the ability to see ghosts.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Qi Shu, Eugenia Yuan, Jesdaporn Pholdee, Thanarat Poonnarattanakul

Votes: 4,492

8/10

34. The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)
Episode: Channel Chasers (2004)

TV-Y | 73 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

10 year old Timmy Turner gets punished for destroying Dimmsdale with a machine known as "The Kid Crusher" from his favorite T.V. show, "Maho Mushi". After being humiliated by his dim-witted... See full summary »

Directors: Butch Hartman, Ken Bruce, Gary Conrad, Sarah Frost | Stars: Tara Strong, Daran Norris, Susanne Blakeslee, Grey Griffin

Votes: 988

8/10

35. Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Retroville becomes ground zero for a meteor engraved with a mysterious alien message, which only the best and brightest(naturally, Jimmy) can translate. When he finally figures the message ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Gasaway | Stars: Tim Allen, Alyssa Milano, Carlos Alazraqui, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 413

8/10

36. Shark Tale (2004)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

48 Metascore

When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman | Stars: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 157,291 | Gross: $160.86M

8/10

37. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 484,524 | Gross: $81.00M

8/10

38. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Votes: 510,808 | Gross: $373.59M

8/10

39. Van Helsing (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley

Votes: 232,589 | Gross: $120.18M

8/10

40. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

43 Metascore

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Callum Blue, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 69,040 | Gross: $95.17M

41. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 308,675 | Gross: $120.91M

7 or 8/10

42. The Keeper (2004)

R | 95 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Helen Shaver, Lochlyn Munro

Votes: 1,570

7 or 8/10

43. The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (2004 TV Short)

TV-Y7 | 50 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Thanks to Timmy Turner's Fairy Godparents Cosmo & Wanda, he and Jimmy Neutron switch universes and have zany adventures therein.

Directors: Keith Alcorn, Butch Hartman, Wincat Alcala, Sarah Frost | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Tara Strong, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo

Votes: 1,097

7/10

44. Garden State (2004)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm

Votes: 202,324 | Gross: $26.78M

6 or 7/10

45. Guardian of the Realm (2004)

111 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller

Two demon hunters race to save the human race after an a cult accidentally releases a particularly dangerous demon.

Director: 'Evil' Ted Smith | Stars: Glen Levy, Tanya Dempsey, Lana Piryan, Tom Seymour

Votes: 261

6 or 7/10

46. Arizona Summer (2004)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Comedy

Two brothers learn about life and grow up during a summer camp vacation.

Director: Joey Travolta | Stars: Gemini Barnett, Brent Blair, Christy Blair, Brooke Burgstahler

Votes: 241

6 or 7/10

47. Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Family

The Seaver parents sell their house and plan to retire.

Director: Joanna Kerns | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 426

6/10

48. Ella Enchanted (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 58,221 | Gross: $22.92M

6/10

49. Blue Demon (2004 Video)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy