I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Favoritest Movies of 2004

2008 has been dominated by talk of Christian Bale as a winged force for good in a near perfect movie, and that perfectly describes a movie I do love so dearly. 2004 gives us the longest list yet... As usual, the blue means they're in the running for "Favorites of the decade", a semi final before favorite ever, and Red means 'I guess I just don't like you very much.' Blue movies score in the 80th percentile in their year... At the time I had a lot of love for Spider-man 2, but Spider-man doesn't age as well and some movies with better sequels. The big personal surprises is how much I do like Ella Enchanted, Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes... gobs of effects, it makes fun of fairy tales, F*ck it even has Eric Idle and Queen and Elton John covers. 49% on Rotten tomatoes can kiss my... Oh well.

  1. Howl's Moving Castle
  2. The Incredibles
  3. Hellboy
  4. Ella Enchanted
  5. Spider-Man 2
  6. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  7. Godzilla Final Wars
  8. I, Robot
  9. The Aviator
  10. The Phantom of the Opera
  11. Collateral
  12. The Chronicles of Riddick
  13. National Treasure
  14. House of Flying Daggers
  15. Team America: World Police
  16. Alien vs. Predator
  17. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
  18. Hero (Jet-Li)
  19. Kinsey
  20. Welcome to Mooseport
  21. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  22. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  23. Steamboy
  24. The Terminal
  25. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  26. Jersey Girl
  27. The Day After Tomorrow
  28. The Girl Next Door
  29. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  30. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  31. Bride and Prejudice
  32. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  33. Dawn of the Dead
  34. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed
  35. Mindhunters
  36. Shaun of the Dead
  37. Night Watch
  38. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  39. Saved!
  40. Million Dollar Baby
  41. Starsky & Hutch
  42. Kill Bill Vol. 2
  43. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  44. Troy
  45. The Punisher (T Jane)
  46. EuroTrip
  47. Garfield: The Movie
  48. 50 First Dates
  49. Laws of Attraction
  50. Meet the Fockers
  51. King Arthur
  52. 13 Going on 30
  53. The Butterfly Effect
  54. The Stepford Wives
  55. Van Helsing
  56. Blade: Trinity
  57. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  58. Shrek 2
  59. The Manchurian Candidate
  60. Closer
  61. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  62. Shark Tale
  63. Saw
  64. The Grudge
  65. Fahrenheit 9/11
  66. The Village
  67. Catwoman
  68. The Whole Ten Yards
  69. Alexander
  70. Super Size Me
  71. Unleashed (aka Danny the Dog)
  72. What the #$*! Do We Know?!
Legend: Onto the next Round! In the middle. I do NOT enjoy.

The horrible part of 2004 was what passed for documentaries. I went to see Fahrenheit 9/11 in the theater. I even bought "Dude Where's my country." A chapter in that book really chapped my ass. Michael Moore, in one chapter rails against the Horatio Alger myth. For a guy who's worth, millions, one website has him worth 50 million, but they hate him... Anyway, even if he's worth 10%... he could by my family as slaves. I'm glad he's enjoyed that kind of success, and it makes him the last person in the world to say it can't happen.
Then we got that anti-McDonalds docu-mercial tripe. See, we all know fast food is bad for us. But, when you and your anti-meat girlfriend are picking on the burger place... it seems a little wrong. Both of these one viewing ever wonders though pale
.. PALE next to the WORST MOVIE EVER. Wait, it's NOT A MOVIE. It's... something, it has video and audio, and that's about it. It certainly isn't a documentary... What the Bleep advertises itself as some quantum physics documentary, and is an advertisement for some Ramtha religion. It shouldn't even be on this list. It disgraces everything it touches. You want to sell me on Ranthma, take it from the door to door guys; Offer a flyer, say "Would you like to know more about Ranthma?" and then go on your way. Misrepresenting your movie and me paying $5 at Blockbuster is WRONG!!! Put your message on Youtube, Voeh but don't make me pay FIVE DOLLARS expecting something that wasn't AN AD! What the BLEEP indeed, to paraphrase Kieth Olbermann; What the Bleep, 2004's WORST MOVIE IN THE WORLD!!!!"

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