2004 In Film
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In home video
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The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. Major releases of sequels took place. It included blockbuster films like Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Bourne Supremacy, Van Helsing, The Passion of the Christ, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Thunderbirds, Meet the Fockers, Harold and Kumar, The Day After Tomorrow, Anchorman, Saw, Blade: Trinity, Spider-Man 2, Alien vs. Predator, The Incredibles, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Fahrenheit 9/11, I, Robot, Ocean's Twelve and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

Highest-grossing films

Highest-grossing films of 2004[1]
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1. Shrek 2 DreamWorks $919,838,758
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. $796,668,549
3. Spider-Man 2 Columbia $783,766,341
4. The Incredibles Disney / Pixar $633,019,734
5. The Passion of the Christ Icon / Newmarket $611,899,420
6. The Day After Tomorrow 20th Century Fox $544,272,402
7. Meet the Fockers Universal / DreamWorks $516,642,939
8. Troy Warner Bros. $497,409,852
9. Shark Tale DreamWorks $367,275,019
10. Ocean's Twelve Warner Bros. $362,744,280

Shrek 2 set a new record for total gross by an animated film making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The record was latter surpassed by Toy Story 3 in 2010. On July 7, Spider-Man 2 reached a $200 million domestic gross in a record time of eight days. On July 18, after 19 days in release, Spider-Man 2 reached $300 million domestically in another record time. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has the highest international revenue of $546 million compared to Shrek 2's $478.6 million.

The Passion of the Christ, directed by Mel Gibson, became the first blockbuster motion picture of 2004 and also the highest grossing R-rated film domestically. Meet the Fockers beat 2003's Bruce Almighty record for the highest-grossing comedy film; both released by Universal.


Month Day Event
January 25 Golden Globe Awards: Major winners include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Lost in Translation.
26 Golden Raspberry Award nominations announced, leading films are:
27 Academy Awards nominations announced, leading films are:
February 4 9th Empire Awards: Major winners include Love Actually and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
15 BAFTA Awards: Major winners include Scarlett Johansson, Best Actress and Bill Murray, Best Actor
22 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Charlize Theron, The Actor for Best Female Actor, Johnny Depp, The Actor for Best Male Actor, Tim Robbins, The Actor for Best Male Supporting Actor, Renée Zellweger, The Actor for Best Female Supporting Actor.
23 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King becomes the second film in history to gross more than $1 billion in worldwide box office receipts.
25 The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson's major motion picture about the last days of Jesus's life on Earth, opens huge in time for Lent.
28 Gigli dominates the Golden Raspberry Awards, walking away with 6 awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Jennifer Lopez), Worst Actor (Ben Affleck), Worst Director (Martin Brest), Worst Screenplay (Brest) and worst on-screen couple (Lopez and Affleck). Worst supporting acting awards went to actress Demi Moore for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and actor Sylvester Stallone for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.
29 76th Academy Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins picture and director awards as well as nine others for a total of 11 Academy Awards, a tie for the most ever won by a single film.
May 22 Fahrenheit 9/11, a controversial documentary by Michael Moore wins the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival.
June 5 The 2004 MTV Movie Awards were head at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California and hosted by Lindsay Lohan.
27 Fahrenheit 9/11 breaks the record for highest opening-weekend earnings in the United States for a documentary, earning $23.9 million. And going on to earn over $119M in domestic box office earnings.
October 29 Voices of Iraq released, the first "wikified" documentary film created by sending multiple DV cameras to participants.
December 13 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2005 Golden Globes awards with comedy Sideways garnering seven nominations and actor Jamie Foxx with three for his work in both film and television.
21 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces seven films are eligible for the Academy Award for Visual Effects:
28 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces that 267 films released in 2004 are eligible for consideration of the Academy Award for Best Picture.


Category/Organization 10th Critics' Choice Awards
January 10, 2005
62nd Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2005
11th Screen Actors Guild Awards
February 5, 2005
59th BAFTA Awards
February 12, 2005
77th Academy Awards
February 27, 2005
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Sideways The Aviator Sideways N/A The Aviator Million Dollar Baby
Best Director Martin Scorsese
The Aviator
Clint Eastwood
Million Dollar Baby
N/A Mike Leigh
Vera Drake
Clint Eastwood
Million Dollar Baby
Best Actor Jamie Foxx
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Aviator
Jamie Foxx
Best Actress Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Annette Bening
Being Julia
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Imelda Staunton
Vera Drake
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Best Supporting Actor Thomas Haden Church
Clive Owen
Morgan Freeman
Million Dollar Baby
Clive Owen
Morgan Freeman
Million Dollar Baby
Best Supporting Actress Virginia Madsen
Natalie Portman
Cate Blanchett
The Aviator
Best Screenplay, Adapted Sideways
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
N/A Sideways
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Best Screenplay, Original N/A Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Charlie Kaufman
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Pierre Bismuth
Best Foreign Language Film The Sea Inside N/A The Motorcycle Diaries The Sea Inside
Best Animated Film The Incredibles N/A N/A N/A The Incredibles
Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)
Fahrenheit 9/11, directed by Michael Moore, United States
Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)
Vera Drake, directed by Mike Leigh, United Kingdom
Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)
Head-On, directed by Fatih Ak?n, Germany & Turkey

2004 Wide-release films


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
9 Chasing Liberty Warner Bros. / Alcon Entertainment Andy Cadiff (director); Derek Guiley, David Schneiderman (screenplay); Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Jeremy Piven, Annabella Sciorra, Caroline Goodall, Mark Harmon Romance, Comedy Live Action
My Baby's Daddy Miramax Films Cheryl Dunye (director); Eddie Griffin, Damon 'Coke' Daniels, Brent Goldberg, David T. Wagner (screenplay); Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, Michael Imperioli, Method Man, John Amos, Paula Jai Parker, Joanna Bacalso, Bai Ling, Marsha Thomason Comedy Live Action
16 Along Came Polly Universal Studios John Hamburg (director/screenplay); Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing, Hank Azaria, Bryan Brown, Alec Baldwin Romance, Comedy Live Action
Teacher's Pet Walt Disney Pictures Timothy Björklund (director); Gary Baseman, Bill Steinkellner, Cheri Steinkellner (screenplay); Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer, Shaun Fleming, Debra Jo Rupp, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Stiller, Paul Reubens, Rob Paulsen, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, Jay Thomas Comedy, Musical Animation
Torque Warner Bros. / Village Roadshow Pictures Joseph Kahn (director); Matt Johnson (screenplay); Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Adam Scott, Matt Schulze, Jaime Pressly, Jay Hernandez Action Live Action
22 The Butterfly Effect New Line Cinema Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber (directors/screenplay); Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz, Ethan Suplee, Logan Lerman, Melora Walters Thriller Live Action
23 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! DreamWorks Robert Luketic (director); Victor Levin (screenplay); Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Gary Cole, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane Romance, Comedy Live Action
30 The Big Bounce Warner Bros. George Armitage (director); Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay); Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise, Sara Foster, Willie Nelson, Vinnie Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Charlie Sheen Comedy, Crime Live Action
The Perfect Score Paramount Pictures Brian Robbins (director); Mark Schwahn, Marc Hyman, Jon Zack (screenplay); Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Darius Miles, Leonardo Nam Comedy Live Action
You Got Served Screen Gems Chris Stokes (director/screenplay); Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston, Jennifer Freeman, Jarell Houston, De'Mario Thornton, Dreux Frédéric, Michael Taliferro, Alani Vazquez, Meagan Good, Steve Harvey Dance, Drama Live Action
6 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Kevin Rodney Sullivan (director); Don D. Scott (screenplay); Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Leonard Earl Howze, Harry Lennix, Robert Wisdom, Jazsmin Lewis, Carl Wright, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, DeRay Davis, Kenan Thompson, Queen Latifah Comedy Live Action
Catch That Kid 20th Century Fox Bart Freundlich (director); Michael Brandt, Derek Haas (screenplay); Kristen Stewart, Max Thieriot, Corbin Bleu, Jennifer Beals, Sam Robards, John Carroll Lynch, James LeGros Action, Comedy Live Action
Miracle Walt Disney Pictures Gavin O'Connor (director); Eric Guggenheim (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich Sports, Drama Live Action
13 50 First Dates Columbia Pictures Peter Segal (director); George Wing (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Blake Clark, Dan Aykroyd Romance, Comedy Live Action
20 Against the Ropes Paramount Pictures Charles S. Dutton (director); Cheryl Edwards (screenplay); Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Charles S. Dutton Sports, Drama Live Action
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Walt Disney Pictures Sara Sugarman (director); Gail Parent (screenplay); Lindsay Lohan, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly, Allison Pill, Eli Marienthal, Megan Fox, Carol Kane Teen, Comedy Live Action
EuroTrip DreamWorks Jeff Schaffer (director); Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer (screenplay); Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester, Vinnie Jones, Lucy Lawless Comedy Live Action
Welcome to Mooseport 20th Century Fox Donald Petrie (director); Doug Richardson (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Marcia Gay Harden, Maura Tierney, Christine Baranski, Fred Savage, Rip Torn Comedy Live Action
25 The Passion of the Christ Icon Productions Mel Gibson (director); Benedict Fitzgerald, Mel Gibson (screenplay); Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini, Maia Morgenstern, Sergio Rubini Drama Live Action
27 Club Dread Fox Searchlight Pictures Jay Chandrasekhar (director); Broken Lizard (screenplay); Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Brittany Daniel, Jordan Ladd, M. C. Gainey, Lindsay Price, Bill Paxton Comedy, Horror Live Action
Twisted Paramount Pictures Philip Kaufman (director); Sarah Thorp (screenplay); Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy García, David Strathairn, Russel Wong, Camryn Manheim, Mark Pellegrino, Titus Welliver, D.W. Moffett, Richard T. Jones, Leland Orser Thriller Live Action
5 Hidalgo Touchstone Pictures Joe Johnston (director); John Fusco (screenplay); Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, Said Taghmaoui, Peter Mensah, J.K. Simmons, Zuleikha Robinson Biographical, Western Live Action
Starsky & Hutch Warner Bros./Dimension Films Todd Phillips (director); John O'Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong (screenplay); Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Fred Williamson, Jason Bateman, Chris Penn, Carmen Electra, Amy Smart, Snoop Dogg Action, Comedy Live Action
12 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Kevin Allen (director); Don Rhymer (screenplay); Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt, Cynthia Stevenson, Daniel Roebuck, Anna Chancellor, Keith Allen, James Faulkner, Keith David Action, Comedy Live Action
Secret Window Columbia Pictures David Koepp (director/screenplay); Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton, Len Cariou Horror, Thriller Live Action
Spartan Warner Bros. David Mamet (director/screenplay); Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Ed O'Neill, Kristen Bell, Tia Texada, Clark Gregg Thriller, Drama Live Action
19 Dawn of the Dead Universal Studios Zack Snyder (director); James Gunn (screenplay); Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Ty Burrell, Mekhi Phifer Horror Live Action
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Focus Features Michel Gondry (director); Charlie Kaufman (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Jane Adams, David Cross Comedy, Drama, Romance Live Action
Taking Lives Warner Bros. / Village Roadshow Pictures D.J. Caruso (director); Jon Bokenkamp (screenplay); Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez, Tchéky Karyo, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gena Rowlands Thriller Live Action
20 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Warner Bros. Raja Gosnell (director); James Gunn (screenplay); Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Seth Green, Peter Boyle, Tim Blake Nelson, Alicia Silverstone Comedy Live Action/Animation
26 Jersey Girl Miramax Films Kevin Smith (director/screenplay); Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, George Carlin, Stephen Root, Mike Starr, Raquel Castro, Jason Biggs, Jennifer Lopez Comedy Live Action
The Ladykillers Touchstone Pictures Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (directors/screenplay); Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J. K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst Comedy, Thriller Live Action
Never Die Alone Fox Searchlight Pictures Ernest Dickerson (director); James Gibson (screenplay); DMX, David Arquette, Michael Ealy, Clifton Powell, Reagan Gomez-Preston Crime, Thriller Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
2 Hellboy Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Ron Perlman, David Hyde Pierce, John Hurt; Guillermo del Toro (director) Action, Fantasy Live Action
Home on the Range Walt Disney Pictures Judi Dench, Roseanne Barr, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Randy Quaid, Steve Buscemi Comedy, Western, Musical Animation
The Prince and Me Paramount Pictures Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Ben Miller, Miranda Richardson, James Fox Romance, Comedy Live Action
Walking Tall Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Kristen Wilson, Kevin Durand, Ashley Scott, Michael Bowen, Mike Dopud Action Live Action
7 The Alamo Touchstone Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric Action, Drama Live Action
Johnson Family Vacation Fox Searchlight Pictures Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa L. Williams, Bow Wow, Solange Knowles, Shannon Elizabeth Comedy Live Action
Two Brothers Universal Studios Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore; Jean-Jacques Annaud (director) Drama Live Action
The Whole Ten Yards Warner Bros. / Franchise Pictures Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet Comedy, Crime Live Action
9 Ella Enchanted Miramax Films Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley, Steve Coogan, Minnie Driver Comedy, Fantasy Live Action
The Girl Next Door 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Marquette, Paul Dano, James Remar Comedy Live Action
Shaun of the Dead Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title Films Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy Comedy, Horror Live Action
16 Connie and Carla Universal Studios Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Debbie Reynolds Musical, Comedy Live Action
Kill Bill Vol. 2 Miramax Films Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Michael Parks; Quentin Tarantino (director) Action, Drama Live Action
The Punisher Lions Gate Entertainment Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster, Rebecca Romijn Action, Thriller, Drama Live Action
23 13 Going on 30 Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, Kathy Baker Romance, Comedy Live Action
Clifford's Really Big Movie Warner Bros. John Ritter, Cree Summer, Kel Mitchell, Grey DeLisle, Wayne Brady, Jenna Elfman, Wilmer Valderrama, Jess Harnell, Judge Reinhold, John Goodman, Kath Soucie, Ernie Hudson Musical, Comedy Live Action
Man on Fire 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises / Scott Free Productions Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Rachel Ticotin, Radha Mitchell; Tony Scott (director) Thriller, Drama Live Action
30 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Columbia Pictures Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam, Malcolm McDowell, Aidan Quinn; Rowdy Herrington (director) Biographical, Sports, Drama Live Action
Envy DreamWorks Pictures / Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Christopher Walken; Barry Levinson (director) Comedy Live Action
Godsend Lions Gate Entertainment Greg Kinnear, Robert De Niro, Rebecca Romijn, Cameron Bright, Christopher Britton Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Laws of Attraction New Line Cinema Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Nora Dunn, Frances Fisher, Parker Posey Romance, Comedy Live Action
Mean Girls Paramount Pictures Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tim Meadows Comedy, Teen Live Action
5 Van Helsing Universal Studios Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh Action, Adventure, Fantasy Live Action
7 New York Minute Warner Bros. Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter, Andrea Martin Comedy Live Action
14 Troy Warner Bros. Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Peter O'Toole, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne War, Drama Live Action
Breakin' All the Rules Screen Gems Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Peter MacNicol, Jennifer Esposito Comedy Live Action
19 Shrek 2 DreamWorks Animation Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Saunders Comedy, Fantasy Animation
24 The Day After Tomorrow 20th Century Fox Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, Roland Emmerich (director) Action, Disaster, Sci-Fi Live Action
28 Raising Helen Touchstone Pictures / Beacon Pictures Kate Hudson, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, John Corbett, Helen Mirren, Paris Hilton Comedy, Drama Live Action
Soul Plane Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Godfrey, Mo'Nique Comedy Live Action
31 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Gary Oldman, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, David Bradley, Devon Murray, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright Fantasy Live Action
11 The Chronicles of Riddick Universal Studios Vin Diesel, Thandie Newton, Karl Urban, Colm Feore, Linus Roache, Keith David, Yorick van Wageningen, Alexa Davalos, Nick Chinlund, Judi Dench Sci-Fi, Action Live Action
Garfield: The Movie 20th Century Fox Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray Comedy Live Action/Animation
Napoleon Dynamite Fox Searchlight Pictures / Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Aaron Ruell, Diedrich Bader, Haylie Duff Comedy Live Action
The Stepford Wives Paramount Pictures Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill, Bette Midler, Glenn Close Comedy, Sci-Fi Live Action
16 Around the World in 80 Days Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Rob Schneider, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Luke Wilson, Kathy Bates, John Cleese Adventure, Comedy Live Action
18 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story 20th Century Fox Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller, Rip Torn Comedy, Sports Live Action
The Terminal DreamWorks Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci; Steven Spielberg (director) Comedy, Drama Live Action
23 White Chicks Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Jaime King, Frankie Faison, Lochlyn Munro, John Heard, Busy Philipps, Terry Crews Comedy Live Action
25 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions Gate Entertainment Michael Moore, George W. Bush Documentary Live Action
The Notebook New Line Cinema Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands Romance, Drama Live Action
30 Spider-Man 2 Columbia Pictures / Marvel Enterprises Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris; Sam Raimi (director) Action, Superhero Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
2 Before Sunset Warner Independent Pictures / Castle Rock Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy Romance, Drama Live Action
7 King Arthur Touchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, Mads Mikkelsen, Joel Edgerton, Ray Winstone, Stephen Dillane, Stellan Skarsgård, Til Schweiger, Hugh Dancy, Ken Stott Drama, Action, Adventure Live Action
9 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy DreamWorks Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Fred Willard; Adam McKay (director) Comedy Live Action
Sleepover Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Alexa Vega, Mika Boorem, Jane Lynch, Sam Huntington Comedy Live Action
15 House of Flying Daggers Sony Pictures Classics Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Yimou (director) Martial Arts Live Action
I, Robot 20th Century Fox Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Chi McBride, Alan Tudyk Action, Sci-Fi Live Action
16 A Cinderella Story Warner Bros. / Gaylord Films Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, Regina King, Dan Byrd Comedy, Romance Live Action
22 Catwoman Warner Bros. / Village Roadshow Pictures Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone Action, Superhero Live Action
23 Asambhav Trimurti Films Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Dipannita Sharma, Mukesh Rishi, Milind Gunaji, Mohan Agashe; Rajiv Rai (director) Action, Thriller Live Action
The Bourne Supremacy Universal Studios Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles Action, Thriller Live Action
A Home at the End of the World Warner Independent Pictures Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Roberts Drama Live Action
Thunderbirds Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title Films Brady Corbet, Bill Paxton, Ben Kingsley Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure Live Action
28 Garden State Fox Searchlight Pictures Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard Comedy, Drama Live Action
30 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle New Line Cinema John Cho, Kal Penn, Danny Leiner (director) Comedy Live Action
The Manchurian Candidate Paramount Pictures Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Vera Farmiga; Jonathan Demme (director) Thriller Live Action
The Village Touchstone Pictures William Hurt, Adrien Brody, Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver, Bryce Dallas Howard; M. Night Shyamalan (director) Thriller, Mystery Live Action
5 Collateral DreamWorks Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo; Michael Mann (director) Thriller, Crime, Drama Live Action
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Warner Bros. / 4Kids Entertainment Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Wayne Grayson, Frank Frankson, Amy Birnbaum, Tara Jayne, Maddie Blaustein, Darren Dunstan, Scottie Ray Action, Fantasy Animation
6 Little Black Book Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates Romance, Comedy Live Action
Open Water Lions Gate Entertainment Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis Horror, Drama Live Action
11 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Walt Disney Pictures Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Héctor Elizondo; Garry Marshall (director) Comedy Live Action
12 Alien vs. Predator 20th Century Fox Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner Horror, Sci-Fi, Action Live Action
20 Exorcist: The Beginning Warner Bros. / Morgan Creek Productions Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Alan Ford, Ben Cross Horror Live Action
Without a Paddle Paramount Pictures Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Burt Reynolds Comedy Live Action
26 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Screen Gems Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden Adventure, Horror Live Action
27 Layer Cake Vertigo Films Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller. Colm Meaney Crime, Thriller Live Action
Suspect Zero Paramount Pictures Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss Thriller Live Action
1 Vanity Fair Focus Features Reese Witherspoon, Gabriel Byrne, Bob Hoskins Drama Live Action
3 The Cookout Lions Gate Entertainment Danny Glover, Queen Latifah Comedy Live Action
Paparazzi 20th Century Fox / Icon Productions Cole Hauser, Larry Cedar, Tom Sizemore Action Live Action
Wicker Park Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Lakeshore Entertainment Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, Matthew Lillard Drama, Mystery Live Action
10 Cellular New Line Cinema Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy Action, Thriller Live Action
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Screen Gems Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr Sci-Fi, Action, Horror Live Action
Criminal Warner Independent Pictures John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal Crime Live Action
17 Mr. 3000 Touchstone Pictures / Dimension Films / Spyglass Entertainment Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Chris Noth Comedy, Sports Live Action
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Paramount Pictures / Brooklyn Films / Filmauro Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Laurence Olivier Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure Live Action
Wimbledon Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title Films Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany Romance, Comedy, Sports Live Action
24 First Daughter 20th Century Fox Katie Holmes, Michael Keaton Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Forgotten Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Julianne Moore, Alfre Woodard Sci-Fi, Thriller Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
1 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight Pictures Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts; David O. Russell (director) Comedy, Drama Live Action
Ladder 49 Touchstone Pictures / Beacon Pictures / Casey Silver Productions Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Morris Chestnut, Robert Patrick Drama Live Action
Shark Tale DreamWorks Animation Will Smith, Jack Black, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese Comedy Animation
Saw Lions Gate Entertainment Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, Leigh Whannell Horror Live Action
4 Bride and Prejudice Miramax Films Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson Nadira Babbar, Anupam Kher, Naveen Andrews, Namrata Shirodkar, Sonali Kulkarni Comedy, Drama, Romance Live Action
6 Taxi 20th Century Fox Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Esposito Comedy, Action Live Action
8 Friday Night Lights Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw, Lee Thompson Young, Connie Britton, Amber Heard; Peter Berg (director) Drama, Sports Live Action
Raise Your Voice New Line Cinema Hilary Duff, Oliver James, Jason Ritter, Dana Davis, Kat Dennings, Rita Wilson, David Keith, Rebecca De Mornay, John Corbett Drama, Teen, Musical Live Action
Around the Bend Warner Independent Pictures Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Michael Caine Comedy, Drama Live Action
15 Shall We Dance? Miramax Films Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Ann Walter, Richard Jenkins, Bobby Cannavale, Omar Benson Miller, Mýa Harrison, Ja Rule, Nick Cannon Romance' Comedy, Drama Live Action
Team America: World Police Paramount Pictures Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa, Daran Norris, Phil Hendrie, Maurice LaMarche Comedy Puppetry
22 Alfie Paramount Pictures Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Susan Sarandon, Omar Epps, Nia Long Romance' Comedy, Drama Live Action
The Grudge Columbia Pictures / Ghost House Pictures Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, KaDee Strickland, Clea DuVall, Bill Pullman Horror Live Action
Sideways Fox Searchlight Pictures Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh Comedy, Drama Live Action
Surviving Christmas DreamWorks Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, Josh Zuckerman, Bill Macy, Jennifer Morrison, Udo Kier, David Selby, Stephanie Faracy, Stephen Root Comedy Live Action
29 Finding Neverland Miramax Films Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Radha Mitchell, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Freddie Highmore Biography, Drama Live Action
Ray Universal Studios Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Terrence Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff, Regina King Biography, Musical, Drama Live Action
5 The Incredibles Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Peña, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Wallace Shawn Action, Superhero Animation
10 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Miramax Films / Working Title Films Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Polar Express Warner Bros. / Castle Rock Entertainment / Shangri-La Entertainment Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara; Robert Zemeckis (director) Fantasy, Musical Animation
11 After the Sunset New Line Cinema Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Naomie Harris Action, Comedy Live Action
12 Seed of Chucky Universal Studios Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Billy Boyd, Redman, Hannah Spearritt, John Waters Horror, Comedy Live Action
19 National Treasure Walt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Christopher Plummer, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean; Jon Turteltaub (director) Action, Adventure Live Action
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Mr. Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor, David Hasselhoff, Alec Baldwin; Stephen Hillenburg (director) Comedy, Adventure Live Action/Animation
21 Alexander Warner Bros. / Intermedia Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Rosario Dawson, Jared Leto, Anthony Hopkins; Oliver Stone (director) Drama, Action Live Action
24 Christmas with the Kranks Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd Comedy Live Action
3 Closer Columbia Pictures Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen Drama Live Action
8 Blade: Trinity New Line Cinema Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Parker Posey, Dominic Purcell, Triple H Action, Superhero, Fantasy Live Action
9 Ocean's Twelve Warner Bros. / Village Roadshow Pictures George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy García, Don Cheadle, Bruce Willis; Steven Soderbergh (director) Comedy, Crime Live Action
10 The Phantom of the Opera Warner Bros. Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver Musical, Drama Live Action
13 Kung Fu Hustle Sony Pictures Classics Stephen Chow, Danny Chan, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Eva Huang Martial Arts, Comedy Live Action
15 Million Dollar Baby Warner Bros. / Lakeshore Entertainment Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Anthony Mackie; Margo Martindale; Clint Eastwood (director) Sports, Drama Live Action
16 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken Fantasy Live Action
17 Flight of the Phoenix 20th Century Fox Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Hugh Laurie Action, Drama Live Action
Spanglish Columbia Pictures Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman Comedy, Drama Live Action
22 Hotel Rwanda United Artists Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo Drama Live Action
Meet the Fockers Universal Studios Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Barbra Streisand Comedy Live Action
25 The Aviator Miramax Films / Warner Bros. Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Ian Holm; Martin Scorsese (director) Biographical, Drama Live Action
Fat Albert 20th Century Fox Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Marques Houston, Omarion Grandberry, Bill Cosby Comedy Live Action/Animation
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Touchstone Pictures Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Gambon, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe; Wes Anderson (director) Comedy, Drama Live Action
29 In Good Company Universal Studios Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, Selma Blair Comedy, Drama, Romance Live Action

Films released in 2004

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Etta Moten Barnett 102 USA Actress
2 Lynn Cartwright 76 USA Actress
4 Brian Gibson 59 UK Director
4 Jeff Nuttall 70 UK Actor
6 Philip Gilbert 72 Canada Actor
7 Ingrid Thulin 77 Sweden Actress
9 Lyndon Brook 77 UK Writer, Actor
10 Spalding Gray 62 USA Actor
10 Sidney Miller 87 USA Actor, Director
13 Phillip Crosby 69 USA Actor
14 Uta Hagen 84 Germany Actress
14 Ron O'Neal 66 USA Actor, Director
14 Catherine Craig 88 USA Actress
17 Noble Willingham 72 USA Actor
17 Ray Stark 89 USA Producer
22 Ann Miller 83 USA Actress, Dancer
27 H.B. Haggerty 78 USA Actor
27 Jack Paar 85 USA Actor
28 Elroy Hirsch 80 USA Actor
28 Joe Viterelli 66 USA Actor
29 Mary-Ellis Bunim 57 USA Writer, Producer The Real Cancun
February 4 Michael P. Moran 59 USA Actor
8 Robert F. Colesberry 57 USA Producer
10 J. C. Quinn 63 USA Actor
12 Martin Jurow 92 USA Producer
11 Tony Pope 56 USA Voice Actor
11 Hugh Cecil 90 UK Actor
15 Jan Miner 86 USA Actress
23 Carl Anderson 58 USA Singer, Actor
23 John Randolph 88 USA Actor
26 Russell Hunter 79 UK Actor Taste the Blood of Dracula
26 Ralph E. Winters 94 USA Film Editor
28 Ken Carter 60 USA Actor Don't Go in the Woods
March 2 Mercedes McCambridge 87 USA Actress
5 Walt Gorney 91 Austria Actor
6 Frances Dee 94 USA Actress
7 Paul Winfield 64 USA Actor
7 Michael Stringer 79 UK Production Designer
8 Robert Pastorelli 50 USA Actor
10 Wilhelm von Homburg 63 Germany Actor
15 René Laloux 74 France Animator, Director
15 John Vallone 50 USA Production Designer
18 Richard Marner 82 Russia Actor
21 Ludmilla Tchérina 79 France Actress, Choreographer
24 Richard Leech 81 UK Actor
25 Robert Arden 81 UK Actor, Producer
26 Jan Sterling 82 USA Actress
27 Peter Diamond 74 UK Actor, Stuntman
28 Peter Ustinov 82 UK Actor, Director
29 Simone Renant 93 France Actress
April 1 Carrie Snodgress 58 USA Actress
4 Austin Willis 87 Canada Actor
4 Ralph Kemplen 91 UK Film Editor
7 Victor Argo 69 USA Actor
17 Bruce Boa 73 Canada Actor
18 Frances Rafferty 81 USA Actress
19 Philip Locke 76 UK Actor
19 Tim Burstall 77 Australia Director, Screenwriter
21 Mary Selway 68 UK Casting Director
24 Robert McBain 71 UK Actor
24 Lia Laats 78 Estonia Actress
May 1 Nelson Gidding 84 USA Screenwriter
3 Anthony Ainley 71 UK Actor
4 Hugh Gillin 78 USA Actor
5 Vern Taylor 71 USA Actor
6 Virginia Capers 78 USA Actress
9 Tommy Farrell 82 USA Actress
9 Alan King 76 USA Actor
14 Anna Lee 91 UK Actress
17 Tony Randall 84 USA Actor
23 Trudy Marshall 84 USA Actress
27 Patience Cleveland 73 USA Actress
28 Irene Manning 91 USA Actress
29 Jack Rosenthal 72 UK Writer, Producer Yentl
June 3 Harold Goodwin 86 UK Actor
4 Charles Correll 60 USA Cinematographer
4 Nino Manfredi 83 Italy Actor, Director
5 Ronald Reagan 93 USA Actor, 40th President of the United States
5 Virginia North 58 UK Actress
5 Mark Northover 54 UK Actor
6 Judy Campbell 88 UK Actress
7 Donald Trumbull 95 USA Visual Effects
9 Barbara Whiting Smith 73 USA Actress
10 Ray Charles 73 USA Singer, Actor
14 Max Rosenberg 89 USA Producer
18 Doris Dowling 81 USA Actress
18 George Buck Flower 66 USA Actor
18 Frederick Jaeger 76 Spain Actor Ice Cold in Alex
19 Colin McCormack 62 UK Actor
26 Muriel Angelus 92 UK Actress
July 1 Marlon Brando 80 USA Actor
6 Eric Douglas 46 USA Actor
6 Jimmie Skaggs 59 USA Actor
9 Carlo Di Palma 79 Italy Cinematographer
9 Isabel Sanford 86 USA Actress
11 Dorothy Hart 82 USA Actress
12 Jeff Morris 69 USA Actor
13 George Mallaby 64 Australia Actor
17 Pat Roach 67 UK Actor
18 Richard Ney 87 USA Actor
21 Jerry Goldsmith 75 USA Composer
23 Serge Reggiani 82 France Actor, Singer
27 Sam Edwards 89 USA Actor
28 Eugene Roche 75 USA Actor
31 Laura Betti 77 Italy Actress
31 Virginia Grey 87 USA Actress
31 Robert James 80 UK Actor Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter
August 1 Vivian Austin 84 USA Actress
8 Paul Garner 95 USA Actor
8 Fay Wray 96 Canada Actress
12 Peter Woodthorpe 72 UK Actor
13 Julia Child 91 USA TV Chef, Actress We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
14 Neal Fredericks 35 USA Cinematographer The Blair Witch Project
18 Elmer Bernstein 82 USA Composer
18 Hugh Manning 83 UK Actor
22 Daniel Petrie 83 Canada Director
25 Donald M. Ashton 85 UK Production Designer
27 William Pierson 78 USA Actor
27 Larry McCormick 71 USA Actor, Production Manager
30 Bob Sherman 63 UK Actor
September 5 Fritha Goodey 31 UK Actress About a Boy
6 Elly Annie Schneider 90 Germany Actress
7 Frank Thomas 92 USA Animator
9 Caitlin Clarke 52 USA Actress
10 O. L. Duke 51 USA Actor
11 Michael A. Carter 77 UK Sound Re-Recording Mixer
15 Bernard Gribble 77 USA Film Editor
17 Evi Rauer 88 Estonia Actress
18 Russ Meyer 82 USA Director
24 Tim Choate 49 USA Actor
30 Ignatius Wolfington 83 USA Actor
30 Michael Relph 89 UK Producer
October 3 Janet Leigh 77 USA Actress
5 Rodney Dangerfield 82 USA Actor
8 Irina Demick 67 France Actress
10 Christopher Reeve 52 USA Actor
17 Julius Harris 81 USA Actor
26 Patricia Knight 89 USA Actress
30 Peggy Ryan 80 USA Actress, Dancer
31 Mari Aldon 78 Lithuania Actress
November 6 Robert Lang 70 UK Actor
6 Elizabeth Rogers 70 USA Actress
7 Howard Keel 85 USA Actor
11 Dayton Allen 85 USA Voice Actor, Actor
12 Norman Rose 87 USA Actor
13 Don Sharpe 75 UK Supervising Sound Editor
13 Carlo Rustichelli 87 Italy Composer
15 Helmut Griem 72 Germany Actor
20 Anna Keaveney 55 UK Actress
27 John Drew Barrymore 72 USA Actor
28 Molly Weir 94 UK Actress
December 4 Carl Esmond 102 USA Actor
10 John Monks Jr. 94 USA Screenwriter
15 Maria Perschy 66 Austria Actress
21 Richard Hamilton 83 USA Actor
28 Jerry Orbach 69 USA Actor
29 William Boyett 77 USA Actor
29 Liddy Holloway 59 New Zealand Actress

Film debuts


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