Top 10 Movies: 2004

My Top 10 Movies: 2004

Honorable Mentions:

Nochnoy Dozor [Night Watch], Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Dai Si Gin [Breaking New], Gegen die Wand [Head-On], Kung-Fu Hustle, The Machinist

10. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Stupid story, funny characters, with some great cameo’s.

9. Dawn of the Dead

If you refrain from comparing it to Romero’s classic, it is actually a great zombie film. Here the “fast” zombies take center stage, rather than the characters. Genuinely scary and moves at an incredible pace.

Click here for an unbiased, thorough review: Cancel the 2005 Academy Awards, the contest is over.

8. Kill Bill v2

Less action than v1, but has a more balanced story.

7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The best-made of all the HP films. Director Alfonso Cuarón’s visual flair combined with a darker story make it enjoyable, even for non-HP fans.

6. L4yer Cake

The film that made Daniel Craig the obvious choice to be the next James Bond. A well-made tale of a drug dealer and his difficulties in retiring from the business.

5. Napoleon Dynamite

A strange movie with even stranger characters and no structured plot. Inexplicably, everything comes together to form a quirky, entertaining one-off cult classic.

4. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Great comedy that is infinitely quotable and consistently funny. The characters exchanges and witty dialogue are both amazing, specifically the scenes featuring Paul Rudd’s character Brian Fantana.

3. Shaun of the Dead

Integrating smart humor with a typical zombie survival story to create a great horror comedy/parody. Filled with countless genre references and clichés, it successfully re-energized the tired zombie genre.

2. The Incredibles

One of the best animated films ever made. The story, characters, and visuals are all superb. Engaging and entertaining throughout for both children and adults. Why was a sequel never made?

1. Maria Full of Grace

A wonderfully engaging, yet sorrowful film about a young Colombian woman’s decision to become a drug mule.

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About sebastianhaff
I'm Steve. 24 year old recent college grad. My love of films (and sheer boredom) lead me to begin this blog. My taste in movies is eclectic, although I tend to lean toward foreign and non-mainstream cinema. Feel free to contact me at: sebastianhaff@ymail.com

2 Responses to Top 10 Movies: 2004

  1. Corey says:

    2004 was such a great year for movies, especially comedies. I think Kill Bill V2 and Anchorman were my top 2, but all 10 movies on this list were excellent.

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