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Movies: Popular Movies of 2004

Movies in chronological context: 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 4th year of the 3rd millennium, the 4th year of the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2000s decade. 2004 was designated as the International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) and the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO). ()

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)

PG
| 2h 21min | Adventure, Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 8,301 votes)

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the school, an ally of the accursed He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named lurks within the castle walls, and fearsome wizard Sirius Black escapes Azkaban. And Harry will confront them all.

The Incredibles(2004)

3.9/5 (with 7,119 votes)

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.

Directed by Brad Bird

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)

4.1/5 (with 5,626 votes)

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Spider-Man 2(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 5,536 votes)

Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson, a girl he's loved since childhood.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2(2004)

R
| 2h 16min | Action, Crime, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 5,404 votes)

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.

I, Robot(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Action, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 4,651 votes)

In 2035, where robots are commonplace and abide by the three laws of robotics, a technophobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Shrek 2(2004)

3.6/5 (with 4,581 votes)

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of her Son Prince Charming and sets about destroying their marriage.

The Notebook(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Romance / Love, Drama
4.0/5 (with 4,436 votes)

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Troy(2004)

R
| 2h 43min | Adventure, History, War
3.6/5 (with 3,903 votes)

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

Million Dollar Baby(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 3,602 votes)

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

Saw(2004)

R
| 1h 43min | Horror, Mystery, Crime
3.7/5 (with 3,396 votes)

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

Mean Girls(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 3,360 votes)

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

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Howl's Moving Castle(2004)

PG
| 1h 59min | Fantasy, Animation, Adventure
4.2/5 (with 3,276 votes)

When Sophie, a shy 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.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Shaun of the Dead(2004)

R
| 1h 39min | Horror, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 3,170 votes)

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.

The Day After Tomorrow(2004)

3.3/5 (with 3,044 votes)

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

The Bourne Supremacy(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Action, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 2,916 votes)

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from his former life attempt contact, is forced to once again take up his life as a trained assassin to survive.

The Terminal(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 2,898 votes)

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.

50 First Dates(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 2,828 votes)

Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because the delightful Lucy has no short-term memory, so Henry must woo her day after day until he finally sweeps her off her feet.

Ocean's Twelve(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Thriller, Crime
3.3/5 (with 2,795 votes)

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.

The Butterfly Effect(2004)

R
| 1h 53min | Science Fiction, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 2,774 votes)

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Hellboy(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Fantasy, Action
3.3/5 (with 2,704 votes)

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon—Hellboy—has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil.

Shark Tale(2004)

3.0/5 (with 2,562 votes)

Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship.

National Treasure(2004)

3.3/5 (with 2,422 votes)

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

The Polar Express(2004)

3.4/5 (with 2,317 votes)

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Van Helsing(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Horror, Adventure, Action
3.2/5 (with 2,218 votes)

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and is hell-bent on exacting a centuries-old curse on her family.

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

PG
| 1h 48min | Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 2,021 votes)

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.

The Aviator(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,002 votes)

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

13 Going on 30(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 1,962 votes)

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!

Collateral(2004)

R
| 2h | Drama, Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 1,959 votes)

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.

The Machinist(2004)

R
| 1h 41min | Thriller, Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,932 votes)

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is suffering from insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

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