Best Mystery Movies of 2004

1.

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
2.

The Village

5.4
6.5/10 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
3.

Secret Window

5.4
6.6/10 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 Vrána, Matt Holland ..
Directed by: David Koepp
Release date: 2004-03-12
4.

Wicker Park

5.0
7.0/10 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
5.

The Grudge

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim - Karen must find away to break the spell before she becomes the spirit's next 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
6.

The Manchurian Candidate

4.9
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
Official Website:
Best Mystery Movies of 2004 : Mindhunters
7.

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
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.

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
10.

The Final Cut

4.5
6.2/10 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 ..
Directed by: Omar Naim
Release date: 2004-10-15

Also check Best mystery movies of 2003.

Check out our top containing the Best Mystery Movies of 2004 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb