Action The Best Action Movies of 2004  

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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

2
11 4
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Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

3
8 2
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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

4
10 4
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Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco

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10 4
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Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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8 5
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Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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7 4
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Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche

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7 4
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Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

9
5 2
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Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

10
7 6
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John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

11
4 3
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Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

12
3 2
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DMX, Aisha Tyler, David Arquette

13
3 2
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Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Ashley Scott

14
5 5
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John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

15
4 4
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Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

16
3 3
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Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

17
3 3
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Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

18
2 2
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Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid

19
5 6
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Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandie Newton

20
5 6
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Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

21
3 4
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Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

22
3 4
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Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer, William H. Macy

23
3 4
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Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle

24
2 3
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Ice Cube, Christina Milian, Jaime Pressly

25
2 3
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Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

26
2 3
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Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

27
1 2
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Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

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0 1
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Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu

29
0 1
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Li Bingbing, Andy Lau, Gordon Lam

30
0 1
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Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater

31
0 1
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Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Rimi Sen

32
3 5
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green

33
2 4
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Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro

34
1 3
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Vin Diesel, Keith David, Dwight Schultz

35
1 3
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Vijay, Trisha, Prakash Raj

36
1 3
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Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid

37
0 2
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K. D. Aubert, China Chow, Mark Boone Junior

38
0 2
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Wesley Snipes, Mark Sheppard, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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2 5
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Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

40
1 4
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Koyasu Taketo, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuki Matsuoka

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1 4
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Gisele, Queen Latifah, Ann-Margret

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1 4
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Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

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0 3
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John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin O'Malley

44
0 3
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

45
0 3
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Ashley Walters, Des Hamilton, Louise Delamere

46
0 3
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Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

47
0 3
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Kelly Carlson, Sandrine Holt, Brenda Strong

48
1 5
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Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym

49
1 5
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Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

50
0 4
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Salli Richardson, KaDee Strickland, Morris Chestnut