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A list of the best movies of 2004, from dramas like Crash to critically acclaimed films like Sideways. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 2004 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here. As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2004. Who could forget The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio, Million Dollar Baby with Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank, and of course, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 2. And let's not forget about Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy either. The best movies of 2004 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Shaun of the Dead, or established stars like Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet starring in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Natalie Portman and Zach Braff in Garden State. Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2004. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2004, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 2003. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Aviator Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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Before Sunset is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Before Sunset Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

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Sideways is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Sideways Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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The Terminal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Terminal Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana

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Ray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Ray Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

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DodgeBall: A True Underdog Sto... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn

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50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
50 First Dates Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

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Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Hellboy John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Napoleon Dynamite Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

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The Machinist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Machinist Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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National Treasure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
National Treasure Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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The Day After Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Day After Tomorrow Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Polar Express Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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The Passion of the Christ is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zi... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe

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Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Finding Neverland Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Crash Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

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The Butterfly Effect is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Butterfly Effect Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman

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Primer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Primer Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw

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Fahrenheit 9/11 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2004

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13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
13 Going on 30 Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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Howl's Moving Castle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Howl's Moving Castle Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Cas... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Ryan Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, Malin Åkerman

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Troy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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Super Size Me is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2004

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Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Meet the Fockers Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

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EuroTrip is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
EuroTrip Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg

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The Village is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Village Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix

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I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
I, Robot Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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The Motorcycle Diaries is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Motorcycle Diaries Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro, Nidia Bermejo

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Collateral is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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Hidalgo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Hidalgo Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Malcolm McDowell

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Team America: World Police is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
Team America: World Police Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2004
The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner