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The Best Thriller Movies of 2004

Updated September 24, 2019 711 votes 39 voters 1.3k views50 items

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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  • Van Helsing1
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    Van Helsing

    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman

    Released2004

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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  • Unstoppable2
    22
    6

    Unstoppable

    Wesley Snipes, Mark Sheppard

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Carson

  • I, Robot3
    20
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    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2004

    Directed byAlex Proyas

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  • Spider-Man 24
    22
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    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Dawn of the Dead5
    17
    2

    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • Walking Tall6
    22
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    Walking Tall

    Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2004

    Directed byKevin Bray

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    15
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    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • The Bourne Supremacy8
    16
    4

    The Bourne Supremacy

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

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    15
    4

    The Day After Tomorrow

    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2004

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    5

    Kill Bill Volume 2

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2004

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Paparazzi11
    14
    4

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    Mel Gibson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Abascal

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    14
    4

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    Ice Cube, Christina Milian

    Released2004

    Directed byJoseph Kahn

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    13
    3

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    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra

    Released2004

    Directed byTodd Phillips

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    14
    6

    The Punisher

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2004

    Directed byJonathan Hensleigh

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  • The Butterfly Effect15
    11
    2

    The Butterfly Effect

    Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart

    Released2004

    Directed byJ. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

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  • Collateral16
    10
    2

    Collateral

    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx

    Released2004

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • Ocean's Twelve17
    9
    2

    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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  • Saw18
    11
    4

    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter

    Released2004

    Directed byJames Wan

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  • Secret Window19
    11
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    Secret Window

    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Koepp

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  • Never Die Alone20
    12
    8

    Never Die Alone

    DMX, Aisha Tyler

    Released2004

    Directed byErnest R. Dickerson

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  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow21
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    3

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2004

    Directed byKerry Conran

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  • Cursed22
    9
    6

    Cursed

    Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth

    Released2004

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • Spartan23
    10
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    Spartan

    Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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  • Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed24
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    4

    Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

    Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle

    Released2004

    Directed byBrett Sullivan

  • The Ladykillers25
    6
    2

    The Ladykillers

    Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons

    Released2004

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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