Best Adventure Movies of 2004

1.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

6.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black—and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Emma Thompson ..
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2004-05-31
2.

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: 2004-11-05
3.

Shrek 2

6.3
7.2/10 IMDB

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of her Son Prince Charming and sets about destroying their marriage.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders, Cody Cameron, Conrad Vernon ..
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon
Release date: 2004-05-19
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4.

Spider-Man 2

6.3
7.3/10 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.

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
5.

Troy

6.1
7.2/10 IMDB

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces 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
6.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou's past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor.

Starring: Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge ..
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2004-12-10
7.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Luis Guzmán ..
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Release date: 2004-12-16
8.

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 ..
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 2004-10-10
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9.

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
10.

The Polar Express

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Eddie Deezen, Leslie Zemeckis, Steven Tyler, Julene Renee, Chris Coppola, Charles Fleischer ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2004-11-10

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