Best Movies 2004
5. Spider Man 2
Peter Parker is struggling with his new life. The love of his life is engaged to another man, his grades are bad, and he can’t seem to hold a job. As Spider-Man, the Daly Bulge is attacking him in their news stories. He is being called a criminal.
He is at the breaking point and gives up his crime fighting career. Just at this point, a new super-villain bursts upon the scene. Dr. Octopus is reeking havoc on the city. Peter realizes he is only one who can stop him, Spider-Man must make a comeback.
This is the misadventures of two friends on a road trip. Miles, an unsuccessful writer, and Jack, a little known TV actor, decide to travel to the wine country of California before Jack gets married. Miles is planning on wine and golf, and Jack want to get laid as many times as he can before getting married.
Jack finds himself getting laid, and questioning whether he should get married. Miles find himself falling in love. These two middle aged men are trying to figure out just who they really are.
3. Before Sunset
A chance meeting. On a train from Budapest to Paris find Jesse and Celine meeting, and spending an incredible day together in Vienna. They don’t exchange phone numbers and the fling is over. Jesse goes back to the USA, and Celine to Paris.
Then Jesse, now a writer, comes to Paris for a reading of his new book. Jesse and Celine meet again, and have a few hours to be together. They walk the streets of Paris reacquainting and reflecting on who they are and what they had (and have) together.
2. The Incredibles
This movie is a light hearted, comic book style, animation. The Incredibles are a family of superheroes, the most famous crime fighting superheroes in Metroville. Through legal action they are force to go into a witness protection program, and lead a normal life. Life is boring, and Bob (Mr. Incredible) is always looking to fight crime again.
He receives a mysterious communication to get a secret assignment. This turns out to be a trap. His old arch rival is up to something no good. Now the whole family must spring into action to save Mr. Incredible, and the world.
1. Million Dollar Baby
Grizzled and seasoned boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) has seen it all. Bitter and cautious because of tragedies in his life, he has become unwilling to take risks in his life. The only man that truely understands him, is his long time friend Scrap (Morgan Freeman), who help run Frankie’s gym.
Then a young woman, Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) walks into the gym, and wants to be a fighter. Her dedication, persistence, and heart, eventually force Frankie to take an interest. She finally gets to fight, and is a huge success. Frankie struggles with himself to give her a big shot, he has seen to many get hurt.