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Film Prophet's 1st Annual Best & Worst Movie Awards:
2004 Edition


Film Prophet decides on who wins each award and how some stack up compare to others during the year.  Unlike the Top films of 2003, there won't be short reviews next to movie here because they're already scattered on the review pages.

The 15 Worst Movies of 2004

#15 Laws of Attraction

#14 Catwoman

#13 The Ladykillers

#12 Club Dread

#11 Shaun of the Dead

#10 Taking Lives

#9 Secret Window

#8 King Arthur

#7 Birth

#6 Fahrenheit 9/11

#5 Welcome to Mooseport

#4 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

#3 The Village

#2 Vanity Fair

#1 The Alamo


The Awards:

The Funniest Movie: Napoleon Dynamite
Mentionables - Mean Girls, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Meet the Fockers, 50 First Dates, Soul Plane

Best Box Office Hit: Spider-Man 2

Best Sequel: Kill Bill: Volume 2
Mentionable - Spider Man 2

Biggest Flop: Vanity Fair
Mentionables - Alexander, Spanglish, The Life Aquatic, I Heart Huckabees

Best Scene: The Aviator for the reckless fast plane disaster with Hughes landing onto a country club... gory, realistic, and scary
Mentionables - Kill Bill: Volume 2 for the long sequence of amazing lessons and training with Pai Mei and Beatrix Kiddo, The Girl Next Door for the prom entrance, Napoleon Dynamite for Napoleon, Uncle Rico, and Kip on a couch watching his uncle's home quarterback/throwing footballs video on the television

Best Animated Movie: The Incredibles
Mentionables - The Polar Express, Shrek 2, Shark Tale

Most Over-rated Movie: Collateral
Mentionables - Fahrenheit 9/11, Ray, The Village, Saw, Hotel Rwanda

Most Under-rated Movie: The Terminal
Mentionables - Troy, I, Robot, The Butterfly Effect, The Girl Next Door

Worst Movie Character: Shaun in Shaun of the Dead

Best Movie Character: Achilles in Troy

Best Special Effects: The Day After Tomorrow

Worst Screenplay: The Village
Mentionable - Taking Lives

Best Screenplay: The Aviator
Mentionables - Finding Neverland, The Incredibles, Kinsey, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Maria Full of Grace

Best Documentary: Super Size Me

Best Soundtrack: The Girl Next Door

Best Directing: Martin Scorsese, The Aviator
Mentionable - Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby

Top Leading or Supporting Female Performance: Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
Mentionables - Natalie Portman in Garden State and Closer in 2004, Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, Catalina Sandino Moreno in Maria Full of Grace, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Volume 2, Elisha Cuthbert in The Girl Next Door Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Virginia Madsen in Sideways

Top Leading or Supporting Male Performance: Clive Owen, Closer
Mentionables -  Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator, Liam Neeson in Kinsey, Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar Baby, Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda, David Carradine in Kill Bill: Volume 2

Biggest Surprise of the Year: Dawn of the Dead
Mentionable - Napoleon Dynamite, Million Dollar Baby, The Incredibles, Maria Full of Grace

Biggest Disappointment: The Village
Mentionables - Collateral, Vanity Fair, I Heart Huckabees, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Envy, The Life Aquatic

Best Year: Jude Law
Mentionable - For being in a total of SIX released movies during 2004, which were Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Alfie, I Heart Huckabees, Closer, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Aviator

Best Cast: The Aviator
Mentionable - Closer