Top Ten of 2004: My Original List
 U.S. Releases (Updated) // World Premieres (Updated)

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Dir. Michel Gondry. With Jim Carrey A ()
2. Oasis Dir. Lee Chang-dong. Sol Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri, Ahn Nae-sang A
3. The Corporation Dirs. Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. Documentary A (©)
4. Maria Full of Grace Dir. Joshua Marston. With Catalina Sandino Moreno A ()
–. Osama Dir. Siddiq Barmak. With Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Arif Herati A– ()
5. Code 46 Dir. Michael Winterbottom. With Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton A–
–. Notre musique Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. With Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Jean-Luc Godard A–
6. Before Sunset Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy A–
–. Since Otar Left Dir. Julie Bertucelli. With Esther Gorintin, Dinara Drukarova A–
7. I ♥ Huckabees Dir. David O. Russell. With Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin A– (©)
8. The Bourne Supremacy Dir. Paul Greengrass. With Matt Damon, Joan Allen A– ()
9. Dawn of the Dead Dir. Zack Snyder. With Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Ving Rhames A– ()
–. Time of the Wolf Dir. Michael Haneke. With Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier A–
10. Birth Dir. Jonathan Glazer. With Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Anne Heche B+ (©)
–. The Return Dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev. With Ivan Dobronravov, Vladimir Garin B+

Too Late for the List
–. Blissfully Yours Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Min Oo, Kanokporn Tongaram A–

 
Special Features
  1. Notes on the Top Ten+ List, justifying all those ties in a bumper-crop year
  1. The 2004 Nick's Flick Picks Honorees, savoring the best in 20 categories
  1. The 2004 Academy Awards Section, including nominee predictions and vote-casting

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