Jenna (Jennifer Garner) is a 13-year-old girl who can’t wait to grow up and enjoy all the privileges that go along with being an adult. Less than popular, she spends most of her time with her best friend and neighbor, Matt Flamhaff (Mark Ruffalo). After an embarrassing 13th birthday, Jenna wishes to be all grown up, and wakes up the next day to discover that it's 2004 and she's a beautiful, successful 30-year-old woman. With Judy Greer, Andy Serkis and Kathy Baker. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy. Year: 2004.
2004 in 13 Going on 30
A writer (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) thinks he writes about the future but it turns out that it really is the past. In his novel, a mysterious train leaves for 2046 from time to time. Everyone who goes intends to recapture their lost memories because it is said that in 2046 nothing ever changes. But, no one knows if this is true because no one has ever returned -- until now. Directed by Kar Wai Wong. With Ziyi Zhang and Takuya Kimura. Categories: Drama, Romance, Foreign Film. Year: 2004.
2004 in 2046
Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) used to spend his days breaking the hearts of lonely tourists, but after meeting a beautiful waitress named Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) he decides to change his ways. The only problem is that Lucy suffers from short-term memory loss, which means that Henry will have to re-prove his love to her every day for the rest of his life. Directed by Peter Segal. With Rob Schneider, Sean Astin and Dan Aykroyd. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2004.
2004 in 50 First Dates
After being around boxing her entire life, Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) is only able to climb up to being an assistant to a small time boxing promoter simply because she's a woman. But, when disgruntled boxing manager Sam LaRocca (Tony Shalhoub) offers her the contract of Luther Shaw (Omar Epps), a former contender and current drug addict, as a joke, Kallen jumps at the chance. With the help of trainer Felix Reynolds (Charles S. Dutton), Kallen is able to get Shaw back into top form and lands him the title shot he thought was gone for good. Directed by Charles S. Dutton. With Kerry Washington. Categories: Biography, Drama, Sports. Year: 2004.
2004 in Against the Ropes
Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell) is barely into his twenties when he begins his conquest of the known world. By 25, he will rule 90% of it. Following the young leader as he pits his armies against the Persian Empire and beyond, this biographic epic reveals Alexander's conquests up until his death at age 33. Directed by Oliver Stone. With Anthony Hopkins, David Bedella, Jessie Kamm, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto and Val Kilmer. Categories: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War. Year: 2004.
2004 in Alexander
Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is deathly afraid of taking a risk of any kind. When his new bride (Debra Messing) dumps him on their honeymoon for their sleazy scuba instructor (Hank Azaria), Reuben is humiliated. After his heartbreak, Reuben plays it safer than ever until a chance encounter with Polly (Jennifer Aniston), an adventure-craving childhood friend. Soon, he finds himself diving head first into extreme sports, spicy foods, ferrets, and salsa dancing, all in his quest to seize the day and get the girl. Directed by John Hamburg. With Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alec Baldwin. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2004.
2004 in Along Came Polly
Deep in the rainforest of Borneo grows the Blood Orchid, a mysterious flower said to grant longer life when consumed. A scientific expedition embarks on a journey to find this flower, but uncover a terrible threat: anacondas, enormous snakes with superior size, speed and intelligence because of the powers of the Blood Orchid. Caught totally unprepared, the scientific quest becomes a fight for survival. Directed by Dwight H. Little. With Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden, Nicholas Gonzalez and Eugene Byrd. Categories: Adventure, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2004.
2004 in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), a self-centered, sexist news reporter, rules the airwaves in 1970s San Diego. Beloved by the community and comfortable in his position of power, Burgundy's world comes crashing down when Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), a strong, opinionated newswoman, sabotages his career and takes over the evening news. Kicked to the curb, Burgandy falls apart, becoming a shell of his former self, until a news emergency gives him one last shot to regain his crown. Directed Adam McKay. With Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd and Fred Willard. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy. Year: 2004.
2004 in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Passepartout (Jackie Chan ), a Chinese thief seeks refuge in the companionship of Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan), a British inventor who has accepted a challenge to travel around the world in only 80 days. Along the way, Passepartout's martial arts skill gets the two out of many sticky situations as they race to complete their voyage. Directed by Frank Coraci. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2004.
2004 in Around the World in 80 Days
Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a millionaire tycoon, but his real passion is flying. A talented businessman with eccentric habits, Hughes becomes involved in oil, casinoes and the film industry before starting a quest to create the fastest and biggest planes ever flown. While courting some of Hollywood's most beautiful women, including Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale) and Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett), Hughes is also faced with severe obsessive-compulsive behavior, that ultimately leads to his downfall. Directed by Martin Scorsese. With John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Ian Holm, Jude Law and Alan Alda. Categories: Politics, Biography, Drama. Year: 2004.
2004 in The Aviator
A team of archeologists and other scientists assembled by billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) set off for Antarctica after satellites detect a mysterious energy source deep beneath the ice. Led by adventurer Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan), the team heads below the surface and discovers an incredibly intricate pyramid displaying inscriptions from three ancient civilizations. Soon, the team discovers the structure's true purpose: a breeding ground for the universe's ultimate prey (the Aliens) for its most deadly hunters (the Predators). Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. With Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon and Tommy Flanagan. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi. Year: 2004.
2004 in AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Julia Lambert (Annette Bening) is growing tired of the good life. A huge star of the London theater scene of the 1930s, Lambert looks for excitement and finds it in Tom Fennel (Shaun Evans), a young American looking for fame, not love. When Lambert discovers the unfaithful Tom's obsession with the beautiful Avice Crichton (Lucy Punch), Julia is determined to prove that the bright lights still shine for her. Directed by Istvan Szabo. With Michael Gambon, Jeremy Irons and Catherine Charlton. Categories: Drama, Comedy. Year: 2004.
2004 in Being Julia