Ten Favourite Films of 2004

Guy Maddin's "The Saddest Music in the World"

Here’s another unit from In Review Online’s Yearbook project: my pick for the 10 outstanding movies of 2004. Films are listed in alphabetical order, and ‘year’ is determined over at InRO by a movie’s first US release, limited or wide (not festivals or exclusive screenings).

Bad Education, directed by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)

Bright Leaves, directed by Ross McElwee (US)

Close Your Eyes, directed by Nick Willing (UK)

Dogville, directed by Lars Von Trier (Denmark)

Hero, directed by Zhang Yimou (China)

Notre musique, directed by Jean-Luc Godard (France)

The Return, directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev (Russia)

The Saddest Music in the World, directed by Guy Maddin (Canada)

Touching the Void, directed by Kevin Macdonald (US)

The Twilight Samurai, directed by Yoji Yamada (Japan)

Andrei Zvyagintsev's "The Return"

Also:  Ten Favourite Films of 2000; Ten Favourite Films of 2001; Ten Favourite Films of 2002; Ten Favourite Films of 2003; Ten Favourite Films of 2005; Ten Favourite Films of 2006; Ten Favourite Films of 2007; Ten Favourite Films of 2008; Ten Favourite Films of 2009.

(List originally published on In Review Online, on March 11, 2010.)

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