film The Best Thriller Movies of 2004  

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List of the best 2004 thriller movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These thrillers take you on a ride full of action, suspense, and anticipation of what's going to happen next. These are all the thriller 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.

This list below has everything from Spider-Man 2 to Dawn of the Dead. This isn't necessarily a list of all thriller movies from 2004, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Walking Tall Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Ashley Scott

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Unstoppable Wesley Snipes, Mark Sheppard, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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The Butterfly Effect Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman

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Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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The Manchurian Candidate Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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National Treasure Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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Paparazzi Mel Gibson, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Rock Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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I, Robot Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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Torque Ice Cube, Christina Milian, Jaime Pressly

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Spider-Man 2 Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco

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The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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The Machinist Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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The Day After Tomorrow Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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Ocean's Twelve Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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Never Die Alone DMX, Aisha Tyler, David Arquette

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The Ladykillers Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell

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Spartan Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer, William H. Macy

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Starsky & Hutch Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

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The Stepford Wives Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Bette Midler

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

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The Forgotten Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard

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Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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The Chronicles of Riddick Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandie Newton

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Dead Man's Shoes Paddy Constantine, Toby Kebbell, Gary Stretch

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Appleseed Koyasu Taketo, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuki Matsuoka

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Ladder 49 John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin O'Malley

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Alien vs. Predator Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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Maria Full of Grace Catalina Sandino Moreno, Patricia Rae, Jaime Osorio Gómez

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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Salli Richardson, KaDee Strickland, Morris Chestnut

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The Village Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix

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Aaytha Ezhuthu Trisha, Meera Jasmine, Siddharth

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Bullet Boy Ashley Walters, Des Hamilton, Louise Delamere

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New Police Story Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu

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Cursed Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth, Portia de Rossi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Seed of Chucky Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart, Redman

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District 13 Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle

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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins

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Layer Cake Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig

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Taxi Gisele, Queen Latifah, Ann-Margret

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Catwoman Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym

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Wicker Park Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne, Jessica Paré

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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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Primer Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw