The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 film directed, co-written and co-produced by Mel Gibson. It is based on the New Testament accounts of the arrest, trial, torture, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, events commonly known as The Passion. The film’s dialogue is in Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew, with subtitles. It is the highest grossing non-English language and R-rated film ever.
2046 is a 2004 Hong Kong film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai. It is a loose sequel to the 1991 Hong Kong film Days of Being Wild and the 2000 Hong Kong film In the Mood for Love. It follows the aftermath of Chow Mo-wan's unconsummated affair with Su Li-Zhen in 1960s Hong Kong but also includes some science fiction elements.
Kill Bill is a two-part action thriller film released in 2003 and 2004 by writer-director Quentin Tarantino, and starring Uma Thurman as The Bride. Originally conceived as one film, it was released in two 'volumes' due to its running time of approximately four hours.
The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical of the same name. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the film was also produced and co-written by Lloyd Webber, and stars Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver and Jennifer Ellison. The story follows a soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius known as "The Phantom of the Opera".
Troy is a 2004 epic/action film concerning the Trojan War. It is loosely based on Homer's Iliad, besides material from Virgil's Aeneid and other sources of the Epic Cycle, but it frequently diverges from myth, with the primary distinction that most, if not all, supernatural elements are removed in favor of a story that seems more realistic to a modern audience.
Shark Tale is a 2004 CGI comedy produced by DreamWorks Animation. In the story, a young fish named Oscar falsely claims to have killed the son of a shark mob boss to win favor with the mob boss' enemies and advance his own community standing. The film additionally features the voices of Jack Black as Lenny, Renée Zellweger as Angie, Angelina Jolie as Lola, Martin Scorsese as Sykes, and Robert De Niro as Don Lino.
The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 American direct-to-video animated film released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on February 10, 2004. The DVD went to the Disney Vault in January 2005. The film is a parallel to the 1994 film The Lion King, and focuses on the meerkat/warthog duo Timon and Pumbaa before and during the events of the original film. The film, setup as a frame story, starts out playing the very beginning of the original film.
The Calcium Kid is a British comedy film which was released in 2004. This film is presented in the style of a fictional documentary or a "Mockumentary". It stars Orlando Bloom as a milkman and amateur boxer. Billie Piper and Michael Peña are also featured. It is directed by Alex De Rakoff and produced by Working Title Films.
The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American science-fiction film that depicts the catastrophic effects of global warming in a series of extreme weather events that usher in a new ice age. It did well in the box office, grossing $542,771,772 internationally. It is the second highest grossing movie not to be #1 in the US box office. The movie was filmed in Montreal, and is the highest grossing Hollywood film in history to be filmed in Canada (if adjusted for inflation).
Johnson Family Vacation is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Christopher Erskin. It stars Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow, Gabby Soleil, Shannon Elizabeth, Solange Knowles, and Steve Harvey. The film is director Erskin's first feature film directorial project.
Devilman is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Go Nagai which originally started as an anime adaptation of the concept of Nagai's previous manga series, Mao Dante. A 39-episode anime TV series was developed by Toei in 1972 and Nagai began Devilman as a manga in Kodansha's Shōnen Magazine, barely a month before the TV series started. The series has since spawned numerous other anime, manga, novels and films.
Catch That Kid! is a 2004 film directed by Bart Freundlich. It is a remake of the Danish blockbuster Klatretøsen (2002). The movie's working titles were Mission Without Permission (also the film's UK title) and Catch That Girl. It's usually referred to as Catch That Kid!.
Decoys is a 2004 film directed and co-written by Matthew Hastings, and co-written by Tom Berry. The cast included Kim Poirier and Nicole Eggert. It was filmed in Ottawa, Canada and originally broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel.
EuroTrip is a 2004 American comedy film. The main plot tells a story about how Scott Thomas and his three friends travel across Europe in search of his German pen pal Mieke, whom he initially mistakes for a man. Realizing he has feelings for her, they visit London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bratislava, Berlin and Vatican City in Rome, encountering awkward and embarrassing situations along the way.
The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American psychological thriller film directed and written by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. The film stars Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz and others, and was distributed by New Line Cinema. The title is a reference to the butterfly effect, which theorizes that a change in something seemingly innocuous, such as a flap of a butterfly's wings, may have unexpected larger consequences in the future, such as the path a hurricane will travel.
Miracle is a 2004 American biographical sports film about the United States men's hockey team, led by head coach Herb Brooks, that won the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. The USA team's victory over the heavily favored Soviet team in the medal round was dubbed the Miracle on Ice. Miracle was directed by Gavin O'Connor and written by Eric Guggenheim.
A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's plot revolves around two Internet pen pals (Duff and Murray) who meet at a school dance and fall in love but two different worlds keep them apart.
Thunderbirds is a 2004 science fiction-adventure film based upon the television series of the same name of the 1960s, directed by Jonathan Frakes. The film, written by William Osborne and Michael McCullers, was released on July 24, 2004 in the United Kingdom and July 30, 2004 in the United States, with later dates for others. The film uses live-action actors playing the Tracy brothers rather than the Supermarionation marionettes used in the television series.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is a 2004 American comedy film based on the book by Dyan Sheldon. which was released on February 20, 2004, by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed by Sara Sugarman with screenplay penned by Dyan Sheldon and Gail Parent. The film was produced by Robert Shapiro and Matthew Hart. The film stars Lindsay Lohan, Alison Pill, and Adam Garcia. The film was shot in various locations, primarily south-central Los Angeles.
50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal. It stars Adam Sandler as a woman-chasing veterinarian and Drew Barrymore as an amnesiac, with a supporting cast featuring Sandler's Saturday Night Live colleague Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus, and SNL veteran Dan Aykroyd. Most of the film was shot on location in the Hawaiian Islands. Sandler and Barrymore won an MTV award for their warm on-screen chemistry.