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The Best Action Movies of 2004

Updated September 23, 2019 978 votes 49 voters 2.7k views50 items

List of the best 2004 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 2004, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

These movies, like The Incredibles and Spider-Man 2 include images when available. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2004, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • The Bourne Supremacy1
    34
    7

    The Bourne Supremacy

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

  • Kill Bill Volume 22
    34
    11

    Kill Bill Volume 2

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2004

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Ocean's Twelve3
    26
    7

    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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  • Spider-Man 24
    30
    11

    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • The Incredibles5
    31
    17

    The Incredibles

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • National Treasure6
    23
    16

    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • The Punisher7
    22
    15

    The Punisher

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2004

    Directed byJonathan Hensleigh

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  • Walking Tall8
    14
    5

    Walking Tall

    Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2004

    Directed byKevin Bray

  • Hellboy9
    19
    13

    Hellboy

    John Hurt, Selma Blair

    Released2004

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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  • Dawn of the Dead10
    19
    14

    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • I, Robot11
    15
    11

    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2004

    Directed byAlex Proyas

  • Team America: World Police12
    14
    11

    Team America: World Police

    Matt Stone, Trey Parker

    Released2004

    Directed byTrey Parker

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  • Kung Fu Hustle13
    14
    14

    Kung Fu Hustle

    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Chow

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  • Alien vs. Predator14
    11
    9

    Alien vs. Predator

    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

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  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow15
    7
    5

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2004

    Directed byKerry Conran

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  • The Day After Tomorrow16
    15
    18

    The Day After Tomorrow

    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2004

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • Flight of the Phoenix17
    9
    10

    Flight of the Phoenix

    Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Moore

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  • House of Flying Daggers18
    9
    10

    House of Flying Daggers

    Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau

    Released2004

    Directed byZhang Yimou

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  • The Alamo19
    7
    8

    The Alamo

    Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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  • Never Die Alone20
    6
    7

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    DMX, Aisha Tyler

    Released2004

    Directed byErnest R. Dickerson

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  • District 1321
    9
    11

    District 13

    Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli

    Released2004

    Directed byPierre Morel

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  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse22
    7
    9

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Witt

  • Starsky & Hutch23
    10
    15

    Starsky & Hutch

    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra

    Released2004

    Directed byTodd Phillips

  • Friday Night Lights24
    6
    9

    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Berg

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  • The Whole Ten Yards25
    2
    6

    The Whole Ten Yards

    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry

    Released2004

    Directed byHoward Deutch

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