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The Best Thriller Movies of 2004

Updated September 24, 2019 706 votes 38 voters 1.2k 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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  • 1
    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Van Helsing

    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman

    Released2004

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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    Unstoppable is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Unstoppable

    Wesley Snipes, Mark Sheppard

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Carson

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • 4
    I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2004

    Directed byAlex Proyas

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    Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • 6
    Walking Tall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Walking Tall

    Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2004

    Directed byKevin Bray

  • 7
    The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    The Bourne Supremacy

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

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  • 8
    National Treasure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    The Day After Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    The Day After Tomorrow

    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2004

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 10
    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Kill Bill Volume 2

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2004

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 11
    Paparazzi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Paparazzi

    Mel Gibson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Abascal

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  • 12
    Torque is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Torque

    Ice Cube, Christina Milian

    Released2004

    Directed byJoseph Kahn

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  • 13
    Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Starsky & Hutch

    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra

    Released2004

    Directed byTodd Phillips

  • 14
    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    The Punisher

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2004

    Directed byJonathan Hensleigh

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  • 15
    The Butterfly Effect is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    The Butterfly Effect

    Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart

    Released2004

    Directed byJ. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

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  • 16
    Collateral is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Collateral

    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx

    Released2004

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • 17
    Saw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter

    Released2004

    Directed byJames Wan

  • 18
    Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Secret Window

    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Koepp

  • 19
    Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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  • 20
    Never Die Alone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Never Die Alone

    DMX, Aisha Tyler

    Released2004

    Directed byErnest R. Dickerson

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  • 21
    Sky Captain and the World of T is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2004

    Directed byKerry Conran

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  • 22
    Cursed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Cursed

    Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth

    Released2004

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 23
    Spartan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Spartan

    Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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    Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

    Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle

    Released2004

    Directed byBrett Sullivan

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    The Ladykillers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2004
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    The Ladykillers

    Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons

    Released2004

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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