Best Thriller Movies of 2004

1.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Gordon Liu Chia-Hui, Michael Parks, Perla Haney-Jardine, Larry Bishop, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2004-04-16
2.

The Bourne Supremacy

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from his former life attempt contact, is forced to once again take up his life as a trained assassin to survive.

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann, Joan Allen, Marton Csokas, Tom Gallop, John Bedford Lloyd ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2004-07-23
3.

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
4.

The Machinist

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

Starring: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Craig Stevenson, Reg E. Cathey, Anna Massey, Matthew Romero Moore ..
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Release date: 2004-02-09
5.

The Butterfly Effect

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz, Logan Lerman, Ethan Suplee, Nathaniel DeVeaux, Kevin Schmidt ..
Directed by: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
Release date: 2004-01-22
6.

Collateral

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Irma P. Hall, Barry Shabaka Henley, Javier Bardem, Steven Kozlowski ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 2004-08-04
7.

Primer

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.

Starring: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Carrie Crawford, Jay Butler, John Carruth, Juan Tapia, Ashley Warren, Samantha Thomson ..
Directed by: Shane Carruth
Release date: 2004-10-08
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8.

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
9.

Ocean's Twelve

5.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy García, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2004-12-09
10.

The Day After Tomorrow

5.5
6.4/10 IMDB

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok, Jay O. Sanders, Sela Ward, Austin Nichols, Arjay Smith, Tamlyn Tomita, Sasha Roiz ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2004-05-26

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