2004 Documentary Movies

Wicker Park (2004)

Wicker Park

  • 23%
  • PG-13
  • 115 min
  • Drama

Intricately moving back and forth in time and revealing the story from each character's perspective, Wicker Park is an intense psychological drama about a man (Hartnett) caught in an obsessive search for a woman he fell deeply in love with - a woman who then vanished without a trace. Two years after her disappearance, he catches a fleeting glimpse of her in a local bar and begins a twisting search to find her and discover what really happened.

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

  • 41%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Drama

"The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things", is based on JT Leroy's critically acclaimed novel of the same name. The story is about Jeremiah, a child who is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah. With Sarah, Jeremiah travels through the country roads of the U.S. and learns first hand about the troubles of the world.

In Good Company (2004)

In Good Company

  • 83%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Comedy

Filmmaker and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Paul Weitz ("About a Boy") turns his complex sense of humor on Synergy, an insightful comedy about the relationship between a 50-year-old businessman and his new, 26-year-old boss. Dan Foreman (Quaid) is headed for a shakeup. He is demoted from head of ad sales for a major magazine when the company he works for is acquired in a corporate takeover. His new boss, Tom (Grace) is half his age--a business school prodigy who preaches corporate...

Bad Education (2004)

Bad Education

  • 88%
  • NC-17
  • 109 min
  • Drama

Celebrated Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar's latest is a classic film noir set in Madrid, 1960 - 1980. Two kids, Ignacio and Enrique, discover love, cinema and fear in a religious school. Father Manolo, the school principal and their literature teacher, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three characters meet twice again, at the end of the 70s and in the 80s. The re-encounter will mark the life and death of some of them.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

A Very Long Engagement

  • 78%
  • R
  • 133 min
  • Drama

From the director and star of Amelie(Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Audrey Tautou) comes a very different love story, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, based on the acclaimed novel by Sebastien Japrisot. Screenplay adaptation by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant. The film is set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisian halls of power, and in the modest home of an indomitable provincial girl. It tells the story of this young woman's relentless, moving...

You Got Served (2004)

You Got Served

  • 16%
  • PG-13
  • 93 min
  • Drama

Follows the competitive world of street dancing where crews battle for money and respect. Elgin (Marques Houston, IMX) and David (Omarion, B2K) are best friends and leaders of the best dance crew in the area. When another group challenges them to a battle, David and Elgin -- along with their buddies (Raz B, J Boog and Lil' Fizz of B2K) must create and perfect the most cutting edge moves to remain on top. The stakes are raised as friends double-cross each other and true motives are revealed....

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Mysterious Skin

  • 84%
  • NONE
  • 99 min
  • Drama

"Mysterious Skin" explores the hearts and minds of two very different boys who turn out not to be as different as they appear. Brian is a troubled 18 year-old, who grew up a scared, introverted kid in the small town of Hutchinson, Kansas. Plagued by nightmares and terrified of the dark, Brian believes that he may have been the victim of an alien abduction. Neil McCormick is the ultimate beautiful outsider, wise beyond his years and curious about his developing sexuality. Eventually, Neil's...

Mean Creek (2004)

Mean Creek

  • 90%
  • R
  • 87 min
  • Crime

Set in a small Oregon town where secrets are hard to keep and lies even harder, Mean Creek flows with a simple elegance of truth and consequences as it follows a crisis in the lives of its teen characters, keenly directed by first-timer Jacob Aaron Estes.

The journey within begins as a plot for playful payback on a local troublemaker; the journey onscreen begins with a river, as a ragtag group of troubled-and-not teenagers set out on a boat trip to celebrate the birthday of their youngest...

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

The Motorcycle Diaries

    • R
    • 126 min
    • Biography

    Based on the respective diaries of two Argentines, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (who would later become known as "El Che") and Alberto Granado, the new film from award-winning director Walter Salles follows a journey of self-discovery, tracing the origins of a revolutionary heart and unveiling the rich and complex human and social topography of the Latin American continent. In January 1952, Ernesto and Alberto set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto (Gael Garca Bernal)...

    Ma Mere (2004)

    Ma Mere

      • NC-17
      • 110 min
      • Drama

      17-year-old Pierre (Louis Garrel) lives with his grandmother where he receives a religious upbringing. Over summer vacation, he joins his parents in the Caribbean islands and is exposed to the unbridled behavior of a couple who hate and tear each other apart.

      After his father's sudden death, his mother, Hélène (Isabelle Huppert) initiates him into a world of perversion. Although aware that his mother's life is one steeped in alcohol and sex, the young man still adores her, convinced she's...

      Ladies in Lavender (2004)

      Ladies in Lavender

      • 63%
      • PG-13
      • 103 min
      • Drama

      Set in picturesque coastal Cornwall, in a tight-knit fishing village in the 1930’s, Ladies in Lavender boasts the cream of British acting talent as Oscar and BAFTA award-winners Dame Judi Dench (Iris, Chocolat, recent James Bond films) and Dame Maggie Smith (Gosford Park, Tea with Mussolini, the Harry Potter films) play the leading roles of sisters Ursula (Dench) and Janet Widdington (Smith).

      Rising German talent and award-winning Daniel Bruhl (Goodbye Lenin!) plays Andrea. A gifted young...

      Head-On (2004)


        • R
        • 121 min
        • Drama

        A marriage of convenience in Hamburg between two troubled Turks changes both their lives in this fine, gritty, contemporary love story. Director Fatih Akin dives deep into Turkish culture and explores the slippery slope of identity and cultural pride faced by Turks who either move to or are born in Germany. Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

        Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed (2004)

        Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed

          • R
          • 94 min
          • Horror

          Beginning almost immediately after the first one, Brigitte is now on the run from her quiet suburb of Bailey Downs, and on the way she tries to prevent what happened to her sister from happening to her by shooting up with monkshood. Eventually she collapses, however, and the police that pick her up assume the monkshood is a drug, so off to rehab she goes.

          Once inside, she is deprived of the only thing that will stop her from turning into a beast and killing everyone and everything in her way....

          2046 (2004)


          • 85%
          • R
          • 129 min
          • Drama

          He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention.....to recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed. Nobody knew for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back - except for one. He was there. He chose to leave. He wanted to change.

          Picking up where after In The Mood For Love left off,...

          Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius (2004)

          Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius

            • NONE
            • 120 min
            • Biography

            With a strong ensemble cast and inspiring true story, "Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius" brings golf legend Bobby Jones? remarkable career to the screen. Jim Caviezel plays Jones, the extraordinarily talented but temperamental amateur who took the professional golf tour by storm in the mid 1920?s, eventually becoming the founder of the internationally renowned Augusta National Golf Club and its prestigious annual tournament "The Masters". The beautiful Claire Forlani plays his wife Mary Malone...

            Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

            Flight of the Phoenix

            • 30%
            • PG-13
            • 112 min
            • Action

            An action-adventure in which a group of air crash survivors - cast-offs from society who will never be missed - are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no hope of rescue. As they attempt to build a new plane from the wreckage of the old one, in hopes of flying back to civilization, they experience a rebirth of their own.

            The Forgotten (2004)

            The Forgotten

            • 31%
            • PG-13
            • 91 min
            • Drama

            A single mother, Telly Paretta (Moore), whose 8-year-old son has recently disappeared during an airplane crash (and whom she fears might be dead), seeks the help of a psychiatrist to cope with the pain of her grief, only to be told that her son is merely a figment of her imagination, with her mind making up eight years of false memories. When she meets a father (West) who has had another similar experience with his own disappearing daughter recently, the two team up to try to find the answers...

            The Sea Inside (2004)

            The Sea Inside

              • NONE
              • 125 min
              • Biography

              The real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

              First Daughter (2004)

              First Daughter

              • 8%
              • PG
              • 105 min
              • Comedy

              Samantha Mackenzie (Holmes) wants what every college freshman desires: to experience life away from home and parents. But it?s not going to be easy, because home for Sam is The White House and her dad (Keaton), is the President of the United States. Despite her fishbowl existence, Sam meets and falls for James (Blucas), the Resident Advisor in her dorm. As romance blossoms, Sam discovers her new beau is a secret service agent assigned to protect her.

              The Libertine (2004)

              The Libertine

                • R
                • 110 min
                • Drama

                Johnny Depp stars in "The Libertine" as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl's adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl's banishment and eventual downfall.

                Laurence Dunmore makes an assured directorial debut,...