Best Crime Movies of 2004

1.

Dead Man's Shoes

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.

Starring: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Jo Hartley, Seamus O'Neill, Stuart Wolfenden, Paul Sadot, Paul Hurstfield, Emily Aston, George Newton ..
Directed by: Shane Meadows
Release date: 2004-09-29
2.

Mean Creek

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their actions.

Starring: Rory Culkin, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck, Ryan Kelley, Carly Schroeder, Branden Williams ..
Directed by: Jacob Aaron Estes
Release date: 2004-01-15
3.

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
Best Crime Movies of 2004 : Mindhunters
4.

Mindhunters

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Starring: LL Cool J, Jonny Lee Miller, Kathryn Morris, Patricia Velásquez, Clifton Collins Jr., Eion Bailey, Will Kemp, Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, Cassandra Bell ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 2004-05-07
5.

Taking Lives

4.5
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
Best Crime Movies of 2004 : Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness
6.

Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness

4.1
8.2/10 IMDB

Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

Release date: 2004-04-18
7.

The Perfect Score

4.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.

Starring: Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Erika Christensen, Matthew Lillard, Paul Campbell, Darius Miles, Leonardo Nam, Tyra Ferrell, Vanessa Angel ..
Directed by: Brian Robbins
Release date: 2004-01-30
Best Crime Movies of 2004 : Death on the Nile
8.

Death on the Nile

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

A wealthy British heiress honeymooning on a Nile cruise ship is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband.

Release date: 2004-04-12
9.

Twisted

4.0
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
Best Crime Movies of 2004 : Marple: 450 from Paddington
10.

Marple: 450 from Paddington

3.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Miss Marple investigates the wealthy Crackenthorpe clan, believing a body to be hidden on their estate after a visiting friend witnesses a brutal strangling murder occurring on a passing train.

Starring: Geraldine McEwan ..
Release date: 2004-12-26

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