2004 Documentary Movies

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

The Passion of the Christ

  • 49%
  • R
  • 127 min
  • Drama

The Passion of The Christ is a film about the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life. The film opens in the Garden of Olives (Gethsemane) where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Jesus resists Satan's temptations. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, Jesus is arrested and taken back to within the city walls of Jerusalem where the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy and his trial results in a condemnation to death.

Jesus is brought before Pilate, the...

Troy (2004)

Troy

  • 54%
  • R
  • 163 min
  • Adventure

An epic chronicle of the triumphs and tragedy of the legendary Trojan War, Troy begins as the passion of lovers Prince Paris of Troy (Orlando Bloom) and Queen Helen of Sparta (Diane Kruger) ignites a war between the Trojans and the united tribes of Greece. When the two civilizations clash, renowned warrior Achilles (Brad Pitt) emerges as the key to the Greeks’ victory or defeat over the Trojan Army, which is led by Troy’s noble champion, Prince Hector (Eric Bana), and protected by the...

The Notebook (2004)

The Notebook

  • 52%
  • PG-13
  • 121 min
  • Drama

Based on the acclaimed best seller by Nicholas Sparks and directed by Nick Cassavetes (John Q), The Notebook is an epic love story starring Academy Award nominees James Garner, Gena Rowlands and Joan Allen opposite young breakout actors Ryan Gosling (The Believer) and Rachel McAdams. As a man (Garner) reads from a faded notebook to the woman (Rowlands) he regularly visits, his words bring to life the story of a couple (Gosling and McAdams) who are separated by World War II, then passionately...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • 93%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Drama

Joel (Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Meirzwiak and his crew (Dunst,...

Layer Cake (2004)

Layer Cake

  • 81%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Crime

Based upon JJ Connelly's London crime novel, "Layer Cake" is about a successful cocaine dealer (Craig) who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite and plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy, a...

Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Phantom of the Opera

    • PG-13
    • 143 min
    • Drama

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.

    Crash (2004)

    Crash

    • 75%
    • R
    • 107 min
    • Drama

    A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial conflict in America, CRASH is that rare cinematic event - a film that challenges audiences to question their own prejudices. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast, examining fear and bigotry from multiple perspectives as characters careen in and out of one another’s lives. No one is safe in the battle zones of...

    The Village (2004)

    The Village

    • 43%
    • PG-13
    • 108 min
    • Drama

    In M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village," the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, who brought you "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs," assembles an all-star cast, including Joaquin Phoenix and Sigourney Weaver and Academy Award-winners Adrien Brody and William Hurt, to bring to the screen the thrilling tale of an isolated village confronting the astonishing truth that lies just outside its borders. At first glance, this village seems picture perfect, but this close-knit community lives with the...

    Collateral (2004)

    Collateral

    • 86%
    • R
    • 119 min
    • Crime

    Max (Foxx) has lived the mundane life of a cab driver for 12 years. The faces have come and gone from his rearview mirror, people and places he's long since forgotten...until tonight. Vincent (Cruise) is a contract killer. When an offshore narcotrafficking cartel learns they're about to be indicted by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witnesses, and the last stage is tonight. Tonight, Vincent arrived in L.A...and five bodies are supposed to fall....

    The Machinist (2004)

    The Machinist

    • 76%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Drama

    Trevor Reznik, a machinist, has lost the ability to sleep. But this is no ordinary insomnia. Trevor has not slept in a year. Fatigue has led to a shocking deterioration of his physical and mental health. Suspicious of his appearance, Trevor’s co-workers first shy away from him, then turn against him after he’s involved in a shop accident that costs a man his arm. They blame Trevor for the accident. He has become a liability to himself and others, and now they want him out. Plagued with...

    Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Million Dollar Baby

    • 91%
    • PG-13
    • 132 min
    • Drama

    A hardened fighter-cum-trainer works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.

    The Aviator (2004)

    The Aviator

    • 87%
    • PG-13
    • 169 min
    • Biography

    "The Aviator" tells the story of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes (DiCaprio), the eccentric billionaire industrialist and Hollywood film mogul famous for romancing some of the world's most beautiful women. The drama recounts the years of his life from the late 1920s through the 1940s, an epoch when Hughes was directing movies and test flying innovative aircraft he designed and created. It also chronicles Hughes' struggle with his physical disabilities and phobias, and his increasingly erratic,...

    Downfall (2004)

    Downfall

      • R
      • 150 min
      • Biography

      When writer-producer Bernd Eichinger read the galleys of historian Joachim Fest's book "Der Untergang" ("The Downfall: Inside Hitler's Bunker, The Last Days of the Third Reich"), he knew he had found the dramatic key to a film he had wanted to make for decades, but never thought possible due to its scope. Fess' book focuses on the final days of the Reich, and Eichinger saw that the horrifying epic of Hitler and his people during his twelve years in power was reflected in those last twelve days...

      Before Sunset (2004)

      Before Sunset

      • 95%
      • R
      • 80 min
      • Drama

      Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy star in the sequel to 1995's "Before Sunrise". It's nine years after Jesse and Celine first met; now, they encounter one another on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

      Man on Fire (2004)

      Man on Fire

      • 39%
      • NONE
      • 146 min
      • Action

      Oscar winner Denzel Washington stars as a government operative / soldier of fortune, who has pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Dakota Fanning) whose parents are threatened by a wave of kidnappings. He eventually becomes close to the child and their relationship reawakens and rekindles his spirit. When she is abducted, his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops at nothing to save her.

      9 Songs (2004)

      9 Songs

      • 25%
      • NONE
      • 71 min
      • Drama

      "9 Songs" is a cinema-verite love story, a tale of two lovers who go to indie rock concerts and well... have a lot of kinky sex. Cut together with actual concert footage and real sex melded together as the memories of the protagonist, while he flies over the Arctic on an expedition. The Bands: Franz Ferdinand, The Von Bondies, The Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Elbow, Super Furry Animals and more.

      The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

      The Bourne Supremacy

      • 81%
      • PG-13
      • 108 min
      • Action

      When a Chinese vice-premier is executed by notorious assassin Jason Bourne, it causes serious trouble and hubbub in the CIA. Why? There is no "Jason Bourne", as that name is just a cover for CIA agent David Webb (Damon), so it appears that someone has taken the "Bourne identity" (get it?) away from him, creating a diplomatic crisis between the U.S.A. and China. It's up to the real "Bourne" to find out who's behind this ruse, and hopefully return peace to the two nations before they go to war...

      Alexander (2004)

      Alexander

      • 16%
      • R
      • 175 min
      • Action

      "Alexander," Oliver Stone's sweeping historical saga that charts the life and legend of one of the greatest figures in world history. The story is an epic that is as daring and ambitious as its subject, a relentless conqueror who by the age of 32 had amassed the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Past and present collide to form the puzzle of the protagonist, a tapestry of triumphs and tragedies in which childhood memories and Alexander's rise to power unfold side by side with the later...

      Closer (2004)

      Closer

      • 68%
      • R
      • 98 min
      • Drama

      Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols follows the triumphant "Angels in America" with Closer. A bitingly funny and honest look at modern relationships, Closer is the story of four strangers (Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen) -- their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.

      Set in contemporary London, Closer is funny and powerful, and reminiscent of such Nichols’ classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Carnal Knowledge.

      The Terminal (2004)

      The Terminal

      • 60%
      • PG-13
      • 128 min
      • Comedy

      "The Terminal" tells the story of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe, whose homeland erupts in a fiery coup while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal’s international transit lounge until the war at home is over. As the weeks and months stretch on, Viktor finds the compressed universe of the...