These lists are completely subjective and the focus is more on my enjoyment than filmmaking quality. Honorable Mentions are films that I like but aren’t at that favorite level. I’ve also included a list of films that I would like to see from this year. So with that all said, here’s a quick glance at my favorite and least favorite films of 2004. This is by no means definitive.


The Big Red One: The Reconstruction (1980/2004)
Technically not a 2004 film, but probably the best thing to happen in cinema all year.

Spider-Man 2
Fahrenheit 9/11
Super Size Me
The Passion of the Christ
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Three… Extremes
The Place Promised In Our Early Days

Honorable Mentions:

Howl’s Moving Castle
Shaun of the Dead
Napoleon Dynamite
The Bourne Supremacy
Blood Gnome
The Village
Born to Fight
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Turtles Can Fly


Shrek 2
The Incredibles
Dawn of the Dead
The Terminal
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
I, Robot
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Cube Zero
Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys

2004 Movies I still plan to see that might be good:

Kung Fu Hustle
Walking Tall
House of Flying Daggers
Seed of Chucky
National Treasure
New Police Story
Bad Education

Last edit: 05/21/16

Think I got it wrong? Wondering why a certain favorite film isn’t on the list? Drop a comment below!