Best Action Movies of 2004

1.

The Incredibles

6.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña, Brad Bird, Bud Luckey, Wallace Shawn ..
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2004-10-27
2.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Gordon Liu Chia-Hui, Michael Parks, Perla Haney-Jardine, Larry Bishop, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2004-04-16
3.

Spider-Man 2

6.4
7.4/10 IMDB

Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson, a girl he's loved since childhood. A certain anger begins to brew in his best friend Harry Osborn as well...

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy, J.K. Simmons, Daniel Gillies, Dylan Baker, Willem Dafoe ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2004-06-25
4.

The Bourne Supremacy

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from his former life attempt contact, is forced to once again take up his life as a trained assassin to survive.

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann, Joan Allen, Marton Csokas, Tom Gallop, John Bedford Lloyd ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2004-07-23
5.

Man on Fire

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Christopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Mickey Rourke, Rachel Ticotin, Roberto Sosa, Jesús Ochoa ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2004-04-23
6.

Troy

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, coerces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Diane Kruger, Peter O'Toole, Rose Byrne, Saffron Burrows ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 2004-05-03
7.

I, Robot

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

In 2035, where robots are commonplace and abide by the three laws of robotics, a technophobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Shia LaBeouf, Chi McBride, Jerry Wasserman, Peter Shinkoda, Terry Chen ..
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Release date: 2004-07-15
8.

Dawn of the Dead

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.

Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Matt Frewer, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Jayne Eastwood ..
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2004-03-19
9.

Team America: World Police

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to save it in time? It stars… Samuel L Jackson, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Helen Hunt, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin… or does it?

Starring: Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo, Daran Norris, Maurice LaMarche, Trey Parker, Phil Hendrie, Chelsea Marguerite, Jeremy Shada, Fred Tatasciore ..
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 2004-10-10
10.

National Treasure

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer, David Dayan Fisher, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Oleg Taktarov ..
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Release date: 2004-11-19
11.

Hellboy

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon—Hellboy—has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil.

Starring: Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Brian Steele, Ladislav Beran, Biddy Hodson, Corey Johnson ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2004-04-02
12.

The Day After Tomorrow

5.6
6.4/10 IMDB

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok, Jay O. Sanders, Sela Ward, Austin Nichols, Arjay Smith, Tamlyn Tomita, Sasha Roiz ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2004-05-26
13.

The Chronicles of Riddick

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Thandiwe Newton, Karl Urban, Colm Feore, Linus Roache, Keith David, Yorick van Wageningen, Nick Chinlund, Alexa Davalos, Roger Cross ..
Directed by: David Twohy
Release date: 2004-06-11
14.

King Arthur

5.3
6.3/10 IMDB

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

Starring: Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Keira Knightley, Mads Mikkelsen, Joel Edgerton, Hugh Dancy, Ray Winstone, Stephen Dillane, Ray Stevenson, Til Schweiger ..
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2004-07-07
15.

Cellular

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Starring: Chris Evans, Kim Basinger, Jason Statham, Jessica Biel, William H. Macy, Will Beinbrink, Valerie Cruz, Brenda Ballard, Caroline Aaron, Chase Ellis Bloch ..
Directed by: David R. Ellis
Release date: 2004-09-06
16.

Van Helsing

5.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and is hell-bent on exacting a centuries-old curse on her family.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, Elena Anaya, Will Kemp, Kevin J. O'Connor, Alun Armstrong, Silvia Colloca ..
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 2004-05-05
Best Action Movies of 2004 : Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
17.

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

5.2
8.2/10 IMDB

When a full-scale war is engaged by the evil Scarran Empire, the Peacekeeper Alliance has but one hope: reassemble human astronaut John Crichton, once sucked into the Peacekeeper galaxy through a wormhole. Crichton's task: Get the entire Peacekeeper race to safety before the last war of an era brings and end to the universe.

Starring: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Gigi Edgley, Wayne Pygram, Raelee Hill, Melissa Jaffer, Paul Goddard, Tammy Macintosh, David Franklin ..
Directed by: Brian Henson
Release date: 2004-10-18
18.

The Punisher

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.

Starring: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster, Samantha Mathis, James Carpinello, A. Russell Andrews, Eddie Jemison ..
Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh
Release date: 2004-04-15
19.

Walking Tall

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Kristen Wilson, Cobie Smulders, Michael Bowen, Ashley Scott, John Beasley, Barbara Tarbuck, Khleo Thomas ..
Directed by: Kevin Bray
Release date: 2004-04-02
20.

Taking Lives

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the killer's only eyewitness.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands, Olivier Martinez, Tchéky Karyo, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Paul Dano, Justin Chatwin, André Lacoste ..
Directed by: D. J. Caruso
Release date: 2004-03-19
21.

Shark Tale

5.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship.

Starring: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Ziggy Marley, Martin Scorsese, David P. Smith, Doug E. Doug, Michael Imperioli ..
Directed by: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman, James Schaffrillas
Release date: 2004-09-20
22.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice finds out that the people that died from the previous incident at the Umbrella Corporation have turned into zombies. She then joins a small band of elite soldiers, who are enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. Once lack of luck and resources happen, they begin to wage an exhilarating battle to survive and escape before the Umbrella Corporation erases its experiment from the face of the earth.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Sophie Vavasseur, Razaaq Adoti, Jared Harris, Mike Epps, Sandrine Holt, Matthew G. Taylor ..
Directed by: Alexander Witt
Release date: 2004-09-10
23.

Hidalgo

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif, Adam Alexi-Malle, Louise Lombard, Silas Carson, Harsh Nayyar, C. Thomas Howell, J.K. Simmons, Adoni Maropis ..
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 2004-02-04
24.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link between the global robot attacks and missing men, Sky Captain and Polly decide to work together. They fly to the Himalayas in pursuit of the mysterious Dr. Totenkopf, the mastermind behind the robots.

Starring: Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, Bai Ling, Michael Gambon, Omid Djalili, Laurence Olivier, Trevor Baxter, Peter Law ..
Directed by: Kerry Conran
Release date: 2004-09-17
Best Action Movies of 2004 : Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
25.

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

4.9
8.2/10 IMDB

Sixty days on and Rygel is retrieving pieces of John and Aeryn from the sea bed. The Diagnosan re-crystalises them and they start getting to know the local species. Meanwhile, Scorpius and Sikozu are aboard a Peacekeeper Command Carrier on a recon mission. They attack a Scarren ship, which provokes the Scarrens into declaring war on The Peacekeepers.

Release date: 2004-01-01
26.

Mulan II

4.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Fa Mulan gets the surprise of her young life when her love, Captain Li Shang asks for her hand in marriage. Before the two can have their happily ever after, the Emperor assigns them a secret mission, to escort three princesses to Chang'an, China. Mushu is determined to drive a wedge between the couple after he learns that he will lose his guardian job if Mulan marries into the Li family.

Starring: Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Sandra Oh, Gedde Watanabe, Lauren Tom, Pat Morita, George Takei ..
Directed by: Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland
Release date: 2004-11-03
27.

Blade: Trinity

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of the night. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight, where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed—The Nightstalkers. Together with Abigail and Hannibal, two deftly trained Nightstalkers, Blade follows a trail of blood to the ancient creature that is also hunting him—the original vampire, Dracula.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Dominic Purcell, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Mark Berry, John Michael Higgins, Callum Keith Rennie, Paul Michael Lévesque ..
Directed by: David S. Goyer
Release date: 2004-12-08
28.

Around the World in 80 Days

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cécile de France, Robert Fyfe, Jim Broadbent, Ian McNeice, David Ryall, Roger Hammond, Adam Godley, Will Forte ..
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Release date: 2004-06-16
29.

Alexander

4.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anthony Hopkins, Jessie Kamm, Christopher Plummer, Connor Paolo, Patrick Carroll ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 2004-11-21
30.

Ladder 49

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick, Morris Chestnut, Billy Burke, Kevin Chapman, Jay Hernandez, Kevin Daniels, Balthazar Getty ..
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2004-10-01
31.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator

4.8
5.6/10 IMDB

When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.

Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan, Joseph Rye, Agathe de La Boulaye, Carsten Norgaard, Sam Troughton, Lance Henriksen ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 2004-08-12
32.

Spartan

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a political career.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Tia Texada, Ed O'Neill, Kristen Bell, Johnny Messner, Clark Gregg, Aaron Stanford, Saïd Taghmaoui ..
Directed by: David Mamet
Release date: 2004-03-12
33.

After the Sunset

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

An FBI agent is suspicious of two master thieves, quietly enjoying their retirement near what may - or may not - be the biggest score of their careers.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Troy Garity, Russell Hornsby, Rex Linn, Michael Bowen, Mark Moses, Chris Penn, Obba Babatundé ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2004-11-12
34.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury

4.5
6.5/10 IMDB

After their narrow escape at the end of "Pitch Black," Riddick, Jack and the Imam find themselves at the mercy of a madwoman who intends to entomb Riddick forever as part of a twisted art exhibit. With little but a shiv and Riddick's innate viciousness to aid them, Riddick and his allies must find a way to escape from their captor and her band of mercenaries.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Rhiana Griffith, Keith David, Nick Chinlund, Dwight Schultz, Tress MacNeille, Roger L. Jackson, Julia Fletcher, Hedy Burress, Andrew Philpot ..
Directed by: Peter Chung
Release date: 2004-06-15
35.

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.

Starring: Noah Wyle, Sonya Walger, Bob Newhart, Kyle MacLachlan, Kelly Hu, David Dayan Fisher, Jane Curtin, Olympia Dukakis, Lisa Brenner, Mario Iván Martínez ..
Directed by: Peter Winther
Release date: 2004-07-12
36.

Flight of the Phoenix

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

When an oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, an aircraft crew are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to crash their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Giovanni Ribisi, Miranda Otto, Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Tony Curran, Sticky Fingaz, Jacob Vargas, Scott Michael Campbell ..
Directed by: John Moore
Release date: 2004-12-17
Best Action Movies of 2004 : WWE WrestleMania XX
37.

WWE WrestleMania XX

4.3
8.0/10 IMDB

WrestleMania XX was the twentieth annual WrestleMania . It took place on March 14, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main match for the Raw brand was a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship between champion Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit. The main match for the SmackDown! brand featured Eddie Guerrero versus Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship. The event featured the return of The Undertaker, who challenged Kane. Also on the card was a match between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee. WrestleMania XX was the third WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden but the fifth to take place in the New York metropolitan area (following WrestleMania I, WrestleMania 2, WrestleMania X and Wrestlemania 29). The event grossed US$2.4 million in ticket sales, making the Pay-Per-View the highest grossing event ever for WWE at Madison Square Garden. More than 20,000 people attended the event.

Starring: Chris Benoit, Paul Michael Lévesque, Michael Hickenbottom, Brock Lesnar, Bill Goldberg, Steve Austin, Mark Calaway, Glenn Jacobs, Eddie Guerrero, Kurt Angle ..
Directed by: Kevin Dunn
Release date: 2004-03-14
38.

Laws of Attraction

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Michael Sheen, Parker Posey, Frances Fisher, Nora Dunn, Annika Pergament, Mike Doyle, Vincent Marzello, Brette Taylor ..
Directed by: Peter Howitt
Release date: 2004-04-04
39.

Without a Paddle

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter.

Starring: Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Antony Starr, Andrew Hampton, Jarred Rumbold, Matthew Price, Carl Snell, Nadine Bernecker, David Stott ..
Directed by: Steven Brill
Release date: 2004-08-20
40.

D.E.B.S.

4.1
5.3/10 IMDB

The star of a team of teenage crime fighters falls for the alluring villainess she must bring to justice.

Starring: Sara Foster, Meagan Good, Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie, Christina Kirk, Geoff Stults, Jimmi Simpson, Holland Taylor, Michael Clarke Duncan ..
Directed by: Angela Robinson
Release date: 2004-01-21
41.

Paparazzi

4.1
5.7/10 IMDB

A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.

Starring: Cole Hauser, Robin Tunney, Dennis Farina, Daniel Baldwin, Tom Sizemore, Tom Hollander, Chris Rock, Mel Gibson, Matthew McConaughey, Vince Vaughn ..
Directed by: Paul Abascal
Release date: 2004-09-03
42.

Twisted

4.1
5.3/10 IMDB

Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon discover, the victim shared a romantic connection to her. As more of Shepard's ex-lovers turn up dead, her mind starts to become unstable, and she begins to wonder if she could be the very killer she's trying to track down.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy García, David Strathairn, Russell Wong, Mark Pellegrino, Camryn Manheim, Titus Welliver, D.W. Moffett, Richard T. Jones ..
Directed by: Philip Kaufman
Release date: 2004-02-27
43.

Ring of the Nibelungs

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

In this swords-and-sorcery tale, good-hearted blacksmith Eyvind hides away infant Prince Siegfried after two malevolent kings murder his father. But a fiery meteor sent by the gods reveals Siegfried's destiny, sending him on the quest of a lifetime. To save a crumbling kingdom claim the heart of his true love, he'll have to slay the nefarious dragon, Fafnir.

Starring: Benno Fürmann, Alicia Witt, Julian Sands, Samuel West, Max von Sydow, Robert Pattinson, Mavie Hörbiger, Sean Higgs, Ralf Moeller, Kristanna Loken ..
Directed by: Uli Edel
Release date: 2004-11-19
44.

Catch That Kid

4.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Athletic 12-year-old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) shares an enthusiasm for mountain climbing with her father, Tom (Sam Robards). Unfortunately, Tom suffers a spinal injury while scaling Mount Everest, and his family is unable to afford the surgery that can save him. Maddy decides to get the money for her father's operation by robbing a high-security bank. She relies on her climbing skills and help from her geeky friends (Max Thieriot, Corbin Bleu) to pull it off successfully.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, Max Thieriot, Jennifer Beals, Sam Robards, John Carroll Lynch, James Le Gros, Michael Des Barres, Stark Sands, Lennie Loftin ..
Directed by: James Sbardellati, Peter Merwin, Bart Freundlich
Release date: 2004-02-06
45.

Criminal

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new associate, but needs money to help out his ill father. The situation becomes more complicated when Rodrigo falls for Gaddis' sister, Valerie, drawing another player into the game.

Starring: John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Mullan, Zitto Kazann, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Cerón, Soledad St. Hilaire, Ellen Geer, Brandon Keener ..
Directed by: Gregory Jacobs
Release date: 2004-10-07
46.

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

3.9
5.3/10 IMDB

This prequel of the bone-chilling Tremors begins in the town of Rejection, Nev., in 1889, where 17 men die under mysterious circumstances. Spooked by recent events, the miners who populate the town leave in droves until there's nothing left but a shell of a community. It's up to the remaining residents to get to the bottom of the deaths -- but they must do so before they, too, are eradicated off the face of the planet.

Starring: Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago, Brent Roam, August Schellenberg, J.E. Freeman, Ming Lo, Neil Kopit, Sean Moran, Matthew Seth Wilson ..
Directed by: S. S. Wilson
Release date: 2004-01-02
Best Action Movies of 2004 : Control
47.

Control

3.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Lee Ray Oliver, a death row inmate, is given a second chance at life if he agrees to undergo a new chemical treatment used to modify behavior.

Starring: Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Rea, Kathleen Robertson, Stewart Alexander, Polly Walker, Nick Brimble, Ivan Kaye, Mark Letheren ..
Directed by: Tim Hunter
Release date: 2004-12-07
48.

Van Helsing: The London Assignment

3.8
6.0/10 IMDB

It tells of the events before the film, in which monster hunter Gabriel Van Helsing travels to London to investigate a series of horrific, and decidedly supernatural murders, being committed by the mad scientist Dr. Jekyll, in the form of his evil alter-ego, Mr. Hyde.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Robbie Coltrane, David Wenham, Grey DeLisle, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio, Scott Mosenson, Alun Armstrong, Roger L. Jackson, Julia Fletcher ..
Directed by: Sharon Bridgeman
Release date: 2004-05-11
49.

Grayson

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

After the tragic murder of Batman at the hands of his foes, his ward Dick Grayson (AKA: Robin) seeks to avenge the death of his mentor, despite attempts by Superman, Wonder Woman and others to stop him.

Starring: John Fiorella, Brian C. Bethel, Paul Hasenyager, Anthony Heartley, Kate Clarke, Kimberly Page, Gloria Payne, Mark Brodkin, Kofi Natei ..
Directed by: John Fiorella
Release date: 2004-07-24
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Wake of Death

3.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer, seeks revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. When Archer joins forces with his old underworld friends, an all-out war is waged against the Chinese Triad.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Valerie Tian, Burt Kwouk, Philip Tan, Jacqueline Chan, Tony Schiena, Claude Hernandez, Lisa King, Anthony Fridjhon ..
Directed by: Philippe Martinez
Release date: 2004-12-28

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