2004 Documentary Movies

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...

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...

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Rwanda

  • 90%
  • PG-13
  • 122 min
  • Biography

Don Cheadle stars in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    • G
    • 120 min
    • Comedy

    In 'The Princess Diaries 2', Mia Thermopolis is now a high school graduate and on her way to Genovia to take up her duties as princess (contrary to what was presented at the end of the first film, Mia does not leave her home for a few more years). Her best friend Lilly also joins her for the summer. Mia continues her 'princess lessons'- riding horses side-saddle, archery, and other royal. But her complicated life is turned upside down once again when she not only learns that she is to take the...

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    • 56%
    • R
    • 118 min
    • Adventure

    Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew -- Team Zissou -- set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existant Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son (Owen Wilson), a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett) assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Zissou's estranged wife...

    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.

    Walking Tall (2004)

    Walking Tall

    • 24%
    • PG-13
    • 86 min
    • Action

    In Walking Tall, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town's resources towards his own criminal gains. The place Chris grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence. Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray Templeton (Knoxville), Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut...

    The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

    The Manchurian Candidate

    • 81%
    • R
    • 130 min
    • Drama

    A psychological thriller, "The Manchurian Candidate" stars Denzel Washington as Army Major Bennett Marco, a career soldier who grows suspicious about his experience in Desert Storm after Squad Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Schreiber), son of the powerful Senator Eleanor Shaw (Streep), becomes a candidate for Vice President.

    Vanity Fair (2004)

    Vanity Fair

    • 50%
    • PG-13
    • 141 min
    • Drama

    A big-screen version of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. Set in the 1840s, it centers on a lower-class girl, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon), who defies her poverty-stricken background to climb the London social ladder with her best friend, Amelia, by her side.

    Finding Neverland (2004)

    Finding Neverland

    • 83%
    • PG
    • 100 min
    • Biography

    Director Marc Forster's follow-up to "Monster's Ball" is "Finding Neverland," a tale of magic and fantasy inspired by the life of James Barrie, the real-life author of the children's classic Peter Pan. Set in London in 1904, the film follows Barrie's creative journey to bring Peter Pan to life, from his first inspiration for the story up until the play's premiere at the Duke of York's Theatre - a night that will change not only Barrie's own life, but the lives of everyone close to him.

    The Brown Bunny (2004)

    The Brown Bunny

    • 43%
    • NONE
    • 92 min
    • Drama

    It's the story of one man's tragic loss of the love of his life. He is Bud Clay. And he races motorcycles. He rides in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. Round and round he goes, repeating laps over and over until the race is over. The story begins with Bud racing in New Hampshire. Bud's next race is in California in five Days. And so his journey begins across America. And everyday Bud is haunted by the same memories of the last time he saw his true love. Bud will do anything to make...

    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

    • 22%
    • PG-13
    • 86 min
    • Romance

    Set in 1958 Havana, this is the story of a lonely 17-year-old American girl (Garai) who moves to Cuba in the days right before the Revolution with her parents, where she soon meets a charming and talented local dancer (Luna), who encourages her to discover her natural dancing abilities. Undoubtedly, it all leads to an exciting climax as Castro's forces take control and the Americans are forced to leave

    Miracle (2004)

    Miracle

    • 80%
    • PG
    • 135 min
    • Drama

    Kurt Russell stars as coach Herb Brooks in the story of how the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team toppled the seemingly invincible Soviet Union squad to capture the gold medal. A former U.S. player himself, Brooks was the last skater to be cut from the 1960 U.S. Olympic team, the most recent one to win the gold medal before Brooks became the team coach. He cobbled together a group of players and taught them to excel at the European game. Even so, the Russian team had won four consecutive gold...

    Ray (2004)

    Ray

    • 81%
    • PG-13
    • 152 min
    • Biography

    "Ray" is the never-before-told, musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles. Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide...

    Garden State (2004)

    Garden State

    • 86%
    • R
    • 102 min
    • Comedy

    When Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral, he reconnects with old friends and - since he’s gone off his depression medication - himself. A chance meeting with Sam (Natalie Portman), who also suffering from various maladies, opens his world to the possibility of rekindling emotional attachments, confronting his psychologist father, and perhaps beginning a new life.

    Friday Night Lights (2004)

    Friday Night Lights

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

    Friday Night Lights chronicles the entire 1988 season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas, with football players, coaches, mothers, fathers, pastors, boosters, fans and families struggling with ongoing personal conflicts while the team fights for a state championship.

    A town for sale, Odessa, Texas has seen better days--the financial bust evident in its boarded-up shops and broken lives. Yet one hope sustains the community where, once a week during the fall, the town and its...

    House of Flying Daggers (2004)

    House of Flying Daggers

    • 88%
    • PG-13
    • 119 min
    • Action

    "House of Flying Daggers" is set in the year is 859AD as China's once flourishing Tang Dynasty is in decline. Unrest is raging throughout the land, and the corrupt government is locked in battle with rebel armies that are forming in protest. The largest, and most prestigious of these is the "House of Flying Daggers", which is growing ever more powerful under a mysterious new leader. Two local captains, Leo (Lau) and Jin (Kaneshiro) are ordered to capture the new leader and the two hatch an...

    After The Sunset (2004)

    After The Sunset

    • 18%
    • PG-13
    • 93 min
    • Action

    Life should be easy after a sterling career as a master thief. Though he is now retired to an island paradise with his partner in crime (Salma Hayek), trouble comes looking for Max Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) when his former nemesis from the FBI (Woody Harrelson) shows up with news of a big score rumored to be on the horizon. A new cat-and-mouse game of friendship, suspicion and thievery is afoot. Filmed on location in the Caribbean, After the Sunset is directed Brett Ratner (Red Dragon) and...

    Saved! (2004)

    Saved!

    • 61%
    • PG-13
    • 92 min
    • Comedy

    Good girl Mary (Jena Malone) can't believe it when she gets pregnant by her newly-gay boyfriend. She also can't believe the actions of her popular, relentlessly devout best friend, Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore), who's looking after her wheelchair-bound brother Roland (Macaulay Culkin), attempting to convert adamantly Jewish Cassandra (Eva Amurri), and trying to snag cute newcomer Patrick (Patrick Fugit), a hip skateboarding missionary. By the time Mary's secret is revealed, Hilary Faye has gone to...

    William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004)

    William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

    • 72%
    • R
    • 127 min
    • Drama

    In Venice, young Bassanio needs a loan of 3,000 ducats so he can properly woo a wealthy heiress of Venice named Portia. To get the necessary funds, Bassanio approaches his friend Antonio, a merchant. Antonio's money, unfortunately, is invested in merchant ships that are presently at sea; however, to help Bassanio, Antonio arranges for a short-term loan of the money from Shylock, a Jewish usurer. Shylock has a deep-seated hatred for Antonio because of the insulting treatment that Antonio has...