10 Best Action Movies 2004

Monday, February 28 by Clara Havens

If you have been looking for the 10 best action movies of 2004, look no further! Here are ten movies from that year that provide plenty of action. From spy thrillers to superheroes to the supernatural, 2004 was a year filled with action-packed movies. If you have missed any of these movies, you may want to catch up!

  1. "Million Dollar Baby" This blockbuster 2004 film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood is filled with action. Hilary Swank plays a young female boxer who aims to make it to the top. Eastwood plays the tough-as-nails trainer who is determined that she win the big prize.
  2. "The Manchurian Candidate" A remake of the 1962 classic, this movie stars Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber and Meryl Streep. A vice presidential candidate has undergone brainwashing prior to the election. Meryl Streep plays his creepy mother.
  3. "The Bourne Supremacy" Matt Damon stars as a CIA operative who is thrown out of the agency after a botched CIA operation. He then utilizes his training and energies to become a trained assassin.
  4. "Hotel Rwanda" This is the true story of a hotel manager in the African nation of Rwanda who shelters over a thousand Tutsi refugees in his hotel during their struggle with the Hutu militia. This film was nominated for three Academy Awards.
  5. "The Day After Tomorrow" Futuristic film about global warming. A new Ice Age has taken over New York City. Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid must deal with it. Lots of special effects and action.
  6. "Spiderman 2" You can always count on a Spiderman movie for lots of action. This one, also based on the comic books, stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Alfred Molina.
  7. "Catwoman" Speaking of superhero movies, check out Halle Berry in the title role of this movie. She plays an ordinary woman working for a sinister cosmetics company. She is killed but returns as Catwoman with super powers.
  8. "Exorcist: The Beginning" This movie is the prequel to the scary classic "Exorcist" movie. Father Merrin encounters supernatural demons in Africa and Europe. This film has lots of scary action and provides the background for the other movie in the series.
  9. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" If it's action you're looking for, "Harry Potter" movies always provide lots of it. Harry is now in his third year at Hogwarts. Sirius Black has escaped prison and is coming after Harry.
  10. "Kung Fu Hustle" Action and comedy are combined in this martial arts movie. An aspiring gangster in the 1940s gets into a lot of scrapes. Watch the kung-fu battle—it's quite lively.
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