To Watch (2004)

by adam-leemartin | created - 11 Apr 2018 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

This is a random list of films, documentaries, tv shows, sporting events, etc., all of which were released in CE 2004, that I am to watch at some, yet to be determined, point in the future. Once an item on this list has been seen by myself, it will be removed and will feature in my watched and ratings lists.

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1. A Good Woman (2004)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

A 1930s American socialite creates a scandal in the expatriate high society of the Amalfi Coast of Italy when she forms a secretive relationship with a wealthy American unbeknownst to his young wife.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Milena Vukotic

Votes: 10,986 | Gross: $0.22M

2. A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

R | 119 min | Drama

48 Metascore

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Director: Shainee Gabel | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 24,214 | Gross: $0.16M

3. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 144,628

4. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 215,122 | Gross: $5.82M

5. Beyond the Sea (2004)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

46 Metascore

A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin and specifically his relationship with wife Sandra Dee.

Director: Kevin Spacey | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 14,144 | Gross: $6.32M

6. Birth (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

50 Metascore

A young boy attempts to convince a woman that he is her dead husband reborn.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston

Votes: 33,350 | Gross: $5.01M

7. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 15,286 | Gross: $3.41M

8. Brief History of Disbelief (2004– )

178 min | Documentary

A mini-series which follows the history of atheism.

Stars: Bernard Hill, Jonathan Miller, Richard Dawkins, Colin McGinn

Votes: 461

9. Control (2004)

R | 104 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Rea

Votes: 6,950

10. Criminal (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill.

Director: Gregory Jacobs | Stars: John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Mullan

Votes: 9,747 | Gross: $14.69M

11. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

Votes: 46,993 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Decoys (2004)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly human.

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Corey Sevier, Stefanie von Pfetten, Kim Poirier, Elias Toufexis

Votes: 4,410

13. 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: 58,479 | Gross: $22.92M

14. Enduring Love (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

61 Metascore

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton, Bill Weston

Votes: 9,622 | Gross: $0.36M

15. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Votes: 846,341 | Gross: $34.40M

16. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

30 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

Votes: 32,174 | Gross: $41.82M

17. 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: 202,654 | Gross: $26.78M

18. Hardcore (2004)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Crime

Leaving behind a hard life with their families, two young girls end up in a brothel, fall in love and support one another against the adversities and violence of the night.

Director: Dennis Iliadis | Stars: Katerina Tsavalou, Danae Skiadi, Ioannis Papazisis, Omiros Poulakis

Votes: 2,027

19. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Biography, Drama, History

Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 5,429

20. Ladder 49 (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

A firefighter, injured and trapped in a burning building, has flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Meanwhile, fellow firefighters led by the Chief attempt to rescue him.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick

Votes: 53,311 | Gross: $74.54M

21. They Came Back (2004)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Fantasy

The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Géraldine Pailhas, Jonathan Zaccaï, Frédéric Pierrot, Victor Garrivier

Votes: 2,681

23. Michael Moore Hates America (2004)

R | 125 min | Documentary

Michael Wilson, like the subject of his film, is trying to get an interview with a multi-millionaire; however, in this case, that millionaire is Michael Moore himself.

Director: Michael Wilson | Stars: Mike Abraham, Pete Auger, Andrew Breitbart, Dinesh D'Souza

Votes: 3,811

24. Michael & Me (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Attorney and Radio Talk-Show host Larry Elder spends a year and a half attempting to interview Michael Moore in response to Moore's assertions about guns made in Bowling for Columbine.

Director: Larry Elder | Stars: Larry Elder, Michael Moore

Votes: 223

25. Don't Move (2004)

125 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto).

Director: Sergio Castellitto | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini, Natalia Barcelò

Votes: 7,500

26. Omagh (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Gerard McSorley, Michèle Forbes, Brenda Fricker, Stuart Graham

Votes: 1,532

27. Or (My Treasure) (2004)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel... See full summary »

Director: Keren Yedaya | Stars: Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz, Meshar Cohen, Katia Zinbris

Votes: 1,390 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 91,770 | Gross: $0.42M

29. Sideways (2004)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Votes: 172,121 | Gross: $71.50M

30. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

64 Metascore

After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.

Director: Kerry Conran | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 79,574 | Gross: $37.76M

31. Spartan (2004)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

The investigation into a kidnapping of the daughter of a high-ranking US government official.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Tia Texada

Votes: 28,514 | Gross: $4.43M

32. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

Votes: 9,630 | Gross: $0.78M

33. Suspect Zero (2004)

R | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

37 Metascore

A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers, and one F.B.I. Agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harry Lennix

Votes: 18,356 | Gross: $8.73M

34. That Game: England v Germany 1990 (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sport

A look back at the 1990 World Cup semi-final between England and West Germany, which was England's biggest game since 1966 and became an emotional epic which went all the way to a penalty shootout.

Director: Will Bryant | Stars: Peter Beardsley, Franz Beckenbauer, Thomas Berthold, Andreas Brehme

Votes: 8

35. The Atheism Tapes (2004– )

Documentary

Jonathan Miller interviews five atheists and one theologian on the subject of atheism.

Stars: Jonathan Miller, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Colin McGinn

Votes: 385

36. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 314,930 | Gross: $102.61M

37. The Clearing (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

60 Metascore

As an executive is held captive by a former employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.

Director: Pieter Jan Brugge | Stars: Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 12,894 | Gross: $5.76M

38. The Fever (2004)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

Tells the story of a woman who gets involved in politics with no previous contact with world events.

Director: Carlo Gabriel Nero | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Cameron D'Angelo, Kiera D'Angelo, Geraldine James

Votes: 1,000

39. The N Word (2004)

86 min | Documentary

A documentary looking at the N word.

Director: Todd Williams | Stars: F. Lee Bailey, Sandra Bernhard, Donald Bogle, Todd Boyd

Votes: 230

40. The Take (2004)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.

Director: Avi Lewis | Stars: Matilde Adorno, Michel Camadessus, Bill Clinton, Gustavo Cordera

Votes: 1,127

41. The White Diamond (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Graham Dorrington, Dieter Plage, Adrian de Schryver

Votes: 4,114

42. The 4400 (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Patrick John Flueger, Conchita Campbell

Votes: 40,979

43. Veronica Mars (2004– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 64,850



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