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The Best Action Movies of 2004 

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Updated September 23, 2019 447 votes 46 voters 2.5k views 50 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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Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

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Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2004

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2004

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh

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Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

Released: 2004

Directed by: Zack Snyder

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Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Ashley Scott

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kevin Bray

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John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

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Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche

Released: 2004

Directed by: Trey Parker

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Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alex Proyas

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Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

Released: 2004

Directed by: Stephen Chow

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Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

Released: 2004

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Moore

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DMX, Aisha Tyler, David Arquette

Released: 2004

Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson

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Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle

Released: 2004

Directed by: Pierre Morel

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Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro

Released: 2004

Directed by: Zhang Yimou

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Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Berg

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Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

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Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

Released: 2004

Directed by: Howard Deutch

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