Best Action Movies of 2004

1.

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
2.

National Treasure

5.6
6.8/10 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
3.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

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
Best Action Movies of 2004 : Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
4.

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
5.

Blade: Trinity

4.9
5.9/10 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
6.

Around the World in 80 Days

4.9
5.9/10 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
7.

After the Sunset

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Two master thieves (Brosnan and Hayek) are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ocean liner called the "Diamond Cruise" and Stan is convinced that they're not really retired at all, and that this is the next set up.

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
8.

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
9.

Walking Tall

4.6
6.3/10 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
10.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury

4.6
6.6/10 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 ..
Directed by: Peter Chung
Release date: 2004-06-15

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