Best Mystery Movies of 2004

1.

Saw

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

Starring: Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, Leigh Whannell, Dina Meyer, Mike Butters, Paul Gutrecht ..
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2004-10-01
2.

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
3.

The Village

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Gleeson, Cherry Jones, Celia Weston, John Christopher Jones, Frank Collison ..
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2004-07-30
4.

The Manchurian Candidate

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Simon McBurney, Bruno Ganz, Ann Dowd ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 2004-07-30
5.

Secret Window

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.

Starring: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton, Len Cariou, Joan Heney, John Dunn-Hill, Vlasta Vrana, Matt Holland ..
Directed by: David Koepp
Release date: 2004-03-12
6.

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
7.

Wicker Park

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lillard, Christopher Cousins, Jessica Paré, Vlasta Vrána, Amy Sobol, Ted Whittall, Isabel Dos Santos ..
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2004-09-03
8.

The Grudge

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, Bill Pullman, William Mapother, KaDee Strickland, Grace Zabriskie, Rosa Blasi, Ted Raimi, Takako Fuji ..
Directed by: Takashi Shimizu
Release date: 2004-10-22
9.

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

4.7
5.1/10 IMDB

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest foes?

Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Seth Green, Peter Boyle, Tim Blake Nelson, Alicia Silverstone, Neil Fanning, Pat O'Brien ..
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 2004-03-24
10.

Mindhunters

4.7
6.3/10 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
11.

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
12.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

4.5
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
13.

The Final Cut

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a 'cutter'—someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.

Starring: Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel, Mimi Kuzyk, Genevieve Buechner, Leanne Adachi, Thom Bishops, Stephanie Romanov, George Gordon, Thom Bishops ..
Directed by: Omar Naim
Release date: 2004-10-15
14.

The I Inside

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley, Piper Perabo, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Rea, Rakie Ayola, Paul John Borde, Peter Egan, Stephen Lang, Stephen Graham ..
Directed by: Roland Suso Richter
Release date: 2004-01-15
15.

Birth

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he is her dead husband reincarnated. At first she ignores the child, but his knowledge of her former husband's life is uncanny, leading her to believe that he might be telling the truth.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Danny Huston, Lauren Bacall, Alison Elliott, Anne Heche, Peter Stormare, Ted Levine, Cara Seymour, Arliss Howard ..
Directed by: Jonathan Glazer
Release date: 2004-10-29
16.

The Forgotten

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a similar experience, Telly embarks on a search to prove her son's existence, and her sanity.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Anthony Edwards, Jessica Hecht, Christopher Kovaleski, Dominic West, Tim Kang, Gary Sinise, Lee Tergesen, Robert Wisdom, Kathryn Faughnan ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 2004-09-24
17.

Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster

4.3
6.6/10 IMDB

While the gang travel to Scotland to visit Daphne's cousin and witness the Highland Games, they find themselves terrorized by the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Michael Bell, Jeff Bennett, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Sheena Easton ..
Directed by: Scott Jeralds, Joe Sichta
Release date: 2004-06-21
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : The Clearing
18.

The Clearing

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

When affluent executive Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.

Starring: Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe, Alessandro Nivola, Matt Craven, Melissa Sagemiller, Wendy Crewson, Larry Pine, Diana Scarwid, Gwen McGee ..
Directed by: Pieter Jan Brugge
Release date: 2004-07-02
19.

Creep

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets

Starring: Franka Potente, Vas Blackwood, Ken Campbell, Jeremy Sheffield, Paul Rattray, Kelly Scott, Sean Harris, Kathryn Gilfeather, Grant Ibbs, Joe Anderson ..
Directed by: Christopher Smith
Release date: 2004-08-10
20.

Cube Zero

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd can’t stand to see a woman suffer he himself enters the cube to try and save her.

Starring: Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Michael Riley, Martin Roach, David Huband, Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang, Richard McMillan, Joshua Peace, Terri Hawkes, Tony Munch ..
Directed by: Ernie Barbarash
Release date: 2004-10-10
21.

Exorcist: The Beginning

3.9
5.1/10 IMDB

Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then immediately buried to keep down evil from the crypt below. The natives are convinced that uncovering the church has unleashed a demon, and begin to violently clash with the British military troops. As the village rapidly disintegrates into chaos and war, Merrin must face-off with the demon which has taken possession of somebody close to him.

Starring: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Julian Wadham, Remy Sweeney, Andrew French, Antonie Kamerling, Ben Cross, Alan Ford, Ralph Brown ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 2004-08-20
22.

In My Father's Den

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only dreamed of. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her small-town existence. But many, including the members of both their families (Otto, Moy), frown upon the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes the increasingly loathed and persecuted prime suspect in her disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.

Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Barclay, Miranda Otto, Colin Moy, Jimmy Keen, Jodie Rimmer, Vicky Haughton, Toby Alexander, Nicholas Hayward, Vanessa Riddell ..
Directed by: Brad McGann
Release date: 2004-10-07
23.

Enduring Love

3.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as Joe and Claire prepare to open a bottle of champagne, their idyll comes to an abrupt end. A hot air balloon drifts into the field, obviously in trouble. The pilot catches his leg in the anchor rope, while the only passenger, a boy, is too scared to jump down. Joe and three other men rush to secure the basket. But fate has other ideas...

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans, Samantha Morton, Bill Nighy, Susan Lynch, Helen McCrory, Andrew Lincoln, Justin Salinger, Ben Whishaw, Corin Redgrave ..
Directed by: Roger Michell
Release date: 2004-11-26
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Deep Down in Florida
24.

Deep Down in Florida

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

While contemplating what to say for the best man's toast at his little brother's wedding the following day, Kerri Colwell, a lonely, disillusioned, and somewhat shiftless young man from New Orleans, wanders into a southern Florida bar where he strikes up a conversation with Maren, a quick-witted, charming, young woman - who happens to be a drug dealer. Maren takes the displaced and somewhat enchanted Kerri back to her hotel room. He abruptly discovers he's stepped into a netherworld fraught with peril and the threat of violence deep down in Florida. With his life and Maren's in jeopardy, Kerri finds one slim chance to redeem his mistake and realize the misdirection of his pursuit of happiness, but it's also likely to cost him his life.

Starring: Damon Seawell, Diora Baird, Eddie Baytos, Will Davis, Bill Lippincott, Jason Rossow, Gary G. Schneider, Adam Vanderwielen ..
Directed by: Sam Esmail
Release date: 2004-11-13
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Millionaire
25.

Millionaire

3.6
7.8/10 IMDB

The story begins in the closing days of the Second World War, and revolves around a treasure map divided into 5 pieces which indicates the location of a priceless treasure hidden by the ruthless General Van Ribbertraunf. A dying antique shop owner passes on the key to the secret 50 years later and the hunt begins in a chase across continents to prevent the treasure falling into the hands of evil.

Starring: Claudia Ferrari, Lucy Lee, Jessica May, Simony Diamond, Alexa May, Sarah Blue, Ellen Saint, Delfynn Delage, Stacy Silver, George Uhl ..
Directed by: Alessandro del Mar
Release date: 2004-09-27
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
26.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very loose ends.

Starring: Rupert Everett, Ian Hart, Nicholas Palliser, Neil Dudgeon, Anne Carroll, Tamsin Egerton, Perdita Weeks, Jennifer Moule, Eleanor David, John Cunningham ..
Directed by: Simon Cellan Jones
Release date: 2004-12-26
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Schizo
27.

Schizo

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

Fifteen year old Mustafa has a nickname Schizo. He is hired by his mother’s boyfriend to find fighters for illegal fistfights. His life is changed forever when a young man mortally beaten in one of the fights asks Schizo to deliver his prize money to his girlfriend and young son. Schizo takes the money to the woman as promised and falls in love with her. Now he knows for whom he has to make money, no matter what the cost. In fistfights there are no rules… until blood is spilled!

Starring: Oldzhas Nusupbayev, Olga Landina, Eduard Tabishev, Viktor Sukhorukov, Gulnara Yeraliyeva, Hurtaj Kanagat, Khorabek Musabayev ..
Directed by: Gulshat Omarova
Release date: 2004-01-01
28.

Toolbox Murders

3.4
5.3/10 IMDB

Young couple Steve and Nell move into a once fashionable, but now decaying, apartment block in Hollywood, and soon realise that a number of young residents have met unusually violent deaths. Before long, Nell makes some disturbing discoveries about the building's manager and her fellow tenants.

Starring: Brent Roam, Angela Bettis, Rance Howard, Juliet Landau, Marco Rodríguez, Adam Gierasch, Greg Travis, Adam Weisman, Christina Venuti, Sara Downing ..
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release date: 2004-11-12
29.

Catwoman

3.4
3.4/10 IMDB

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas

Starring: Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy, Alex Borstein, Michael Massee, Byron Mann, Kim Smith, Christopher Heyerdahl ..
Directed by: Pitof
Release date: 2004-07-22
30.

The Reckoning

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. Discarding the expected bible stories, the actors stage a performance based on the crime. Through the performance of the play, they discover a mystery.

Starring: Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe, Tom Hardy, Brian Cox, Simon McBurney, Luke de Woolfson, Gina McKee, Vincent Cassel, Ewen Bremner, Mark Benton ..
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2004-02-26
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Stratosphere Girl
31.

Stratosphere Girl

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Angela is a French art student living in Germany who loves to draw comics and creates elaborate tales drawn in a soft and romantic style. One night, Angela meets Yamamoto, a club DJ from Japan, who invites her to come to Tokyo with him. Infatuated with Yamamoto, Angela impulsively agrees, and is soon sharing an apartment with a handful of Western expatriates who work at a nightclub where Japanese businessmen drink, sing karaoke, and date the "hostesses" for a fee.

Starring: Chloé Winkel, Tara Elders, Filip Peeters, Burt Kwouk, Tuva Novotny, Jon Yang, Rebecca Palmer, Linda Steinhoff, Togo Igawa, Peggy Jane de Schepper ..
Directed by: Matthias X. Oberg
Release date: 2004-09-09
32.

Salamander Skin

3.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Vadim Yershov has lost everything he had: family, home, favorite job. His daughter is attached to a wheel-chair after an accident that happened partly by his fault. From this stress, Vadim accumulated so much negative energy that now he can literally kill by his word and look. A big-scale scammer Avenir decides to use Vadim's gift in his interest, offering help with medical treatment for his daughter. Through Avenir, Vadim meets with a wonderful woman named Yelena. His love to her helps him to cure his daughter and his own soul.

Starring: Valeriy Garkalin, Aleksandr Zbruev, Anastasiya Richi, Elena Shevchenko, Ramil Sabitov, Natalya Gudkova, Natalia Panova, Galina Stakhanova, Mikhail Lukashov, Misak Gevorkyan ..
Directed by: Aleksei Rudakov
Release date: 2004-06-06
33.

Silver City

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.

Starring: Chris Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Huston, James Gammon, Mary Kay Place, Thora Birch, Maria Bello, Tim Roth, Miguel Ferrer, David Clennon ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 2004-09-17
34.

One Point O

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Paranoid computer programmer Simon wakes up to find a package in his room one day. Despite attempts at securing his apartment, the packages keep arriving. While cameras watch Simon's every move, he struggles to find the answers to the mysterious forces taking over his life.

Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Udo Kier, Deborah Kara Unger, Lance Henriksen, Bruce Payne ..
Directed by: Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Þórsson
Release date: 2004-03-19
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Salem's Lot
35.

Salem's Lot

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Release date: 2004-06-20
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Comic Book: The Movie
36.

Comic Book: The Movie

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill and Kevin Smith journey into the world of comic book fandom! Documentary filmmaker Donald Swan heads to the world's largest comic book convention where he encounters a culture of craziness that he's totally unprepared for.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Donna D'Errico, Billy West, Lori Alan, Daran Norris, Bruce Campbell, Kevin Smith, Tom Kenny, Jill Talley, Stan Lee ..
Directed by: Mark Hamill
Release date: 2004-01-27
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Enlevés
37.

Enlevés

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

A look at the abduction phenomenen

Starring: Stéphane Allix, John E Mack ..
Directed by: Stéphane Allix
Release date: 2004-03-31
38.

Wild Things 2

3.0
4.5/10 IMDB

Two Florida high school vixens hatch a murderous plan to win an inheritance, but they hadn't bargained for an escalating whirlpool of blackmail and sexual games with a sleazy insurance investigator who has his own plans for the money.

Starring: Susan Ward, Leila Arcieri, Isaiah Washington, Katie Stuart, Dorit Wolf, Brett Gilbert, Michael Chieffo, Linden Ashby, Joe Michael Burke, Chad Gordon ..
Directed by: Jack Perez
Release date: 2004-02-19
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Breaking Dawn
39.

Breaking Dawn

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life on the outside tread the line between fantasy and reality as a stalker becomes known to her. She could be in danger; it could all be in her head.

Starring: Kelly Overton, James Haven, Sarah-Jane Potts, Hank Harris, Edie McClurg, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Diane Venora, Kathryn Joosten, Dave Ruby ..
Directed by: Mark Edwin Robinson
Release date: 2004-10-16
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Try to Remember
40.

Try to Remember

2.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.

Starring: Gabrielle Anwar, Max Martini, Diego Wallraff, Garry Chalk, Sheila Paterson, David Richmond-Peck, Gerald Lenton-Young, Andrea Runge, Alan Bratt, Rosie Frier-Dryden ..
Directed by: Jeff Beesley
Release date: 2004-02-21
41.

November

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.

Starring: Courteney Cox, James Le Gros, Michael Ealy, Nora Dunn, Nick Offerman, Anne Archer, Matthew Carey, Robert Wu ..
Directed by: Greg Harrison
Release date: 2004-01-18
42.

A Different Loyalty

2.8
4.9/10 IMDB

In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he has defected to Communist Russia. As his wife puts together the pieces of the mysterious jigsaw of the past, tracking her passionate relationship with her husband and his history as former head of MI6’s counter-espionage section, her relentless search for the truth takes her to London, New York and finally Moscow.

Starring: Sharon Stone, Rupert Everett, Julian Wadham, Michael Cochrane, Anne Lambton, Richard McMillan, Mimi Kuzyk, Emily VanCamp, Tamara Hope, Mark Rendall ..
Directed by: Marek Kanievska
Release date: 2004-05-16
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : The Vanity Serum
43.

The Vanity Serum

2.7
5.8/10 IMDB

The vips of italian television disappear in a mysterious way. Two detectives, Lucia and Franco, try to investigate in this mystery, drowning into a strange world, where the leader is the powerful star Sonia Norton.

Starring: Margherita Buy, Francesca Neri, Valerio Mastandrea, Barbora Bobu?ová, Antonino Bruschetta, Maddalena Maggi, Marco Cortesi, Rolando Ravello, Adriana Faranda, Antonio Ianiello ..
Directed by: Alex Infascelli
Release date: 2004-04-15
44.

The Hillside Strangler

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the cousins decide to start an escort agency. After violently killing a prostitute they thought had betrayed them, Kenneth and Angelo begin committing a series of crimes that become a media sensation.

Starring: Allison Lange, Nicholas Turturro, C. Thomas Howell, Zarah Little, Jennifer Tisdale, Kent King, Aimee Brooks, Natasha Melnick, Brandin Rackley, Lin Shaye ..
Directed by: Chuck Parello
Release date: 2004-11-12
45.

Trauma

2.7
4.7/10 IMDB

Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a beautiful young neighbour Charlotte. His life may be turning around but all is not what it seems and, haunted by visions of his dead wife, Ben starts to lose his grip on reality.

Starring: Colin Firth, Mena Suvari, Naomie Harris, Sean Harris, Neil Edmond, Kenneth Cranham, Martin Hancock, Tommy Flanagan, Brenda Fricker, Alison David ..
Directed by: Marc Evans
Release date: 2004-09-17
46.

Plain Truth

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.

Starring: Mariska Hargitay, Alison Pill, Jan Niklas, Kate Trotter, Alec McClure, Robert Bockstael ..
Directed by: Paul Shapiro
Release date: 2004-10-04
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Death on the Nile
47.

Death on the Nile

2.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Agatha Christie's Poirot. A wealthy American heiress honeymooning on a Nile cruise ship is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband.

Starring: David Suchet, Emily Blunt, James Fox, Emma Griffiths Malin, J.J. Feild, Judy Parfitt, Daisy Donovan, Barbara Flynn, Daniel Lapaine, David Soul ..
Directed by: Andy Wilson
Release date: 2004-04-12
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Busty Cops
48.

Busty Cops

2.5
4.6/10 IMDB

Max, Chloe, and Ashley specialize in sexy undercover work after expertly trained at the Busty Cops Academy. The crime-fighting cadets' first assignment takes them on to the set of a Hollywood porn film.

Starring: Angela Little, Jesse Jane, Nikki Nova, Sunny Leone, Suzi Lorraine, William Jacobson, Deanna Merryman, Angel Cassidy, Seana Ryan, Roman Fields ..
Directed by: Jim Wynorski
Release date: 2004-02-09
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Frankenstein
49.

Frankenstein

2.5
4.5/10 IMDB

An investigation into a serial killer leads two detectives to discover that Dr. Frankenstein and his creature are still alive after two centuries of genetic experiments.

Starring: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg, Ivana Mili?evi?, Michael Madsen, Deborah Duke, Ann Mahoney, Deneen Tyler, Brett Rice ..
Directed by: Marcus Nispel
Release date: 2004-10-09
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : A Thief Of Time
50.

A Thief Of Time

2.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.

Starring: Adam Beach, Wes Studi, Beth Grant ..
Directed by: Chris Eyre
Release date: 2004-07-11

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