2004 Action Movies

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

    • R
    • 115 min
    • Action

    Zatoichi is a 19th Century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin Hattori as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatoichi encounters a pair of geishas -- as dangerous as they are beautiful -- who've come to avenge their parents' murder at the hands of Ginzo. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    • 72%
    • PG
    • 107 min
    • Action

    Famous scientists around the world have mysteriously disappeared and Chronicle reporter Polly Perkins (Paltrow) along with ace aviator Sky Captain (Law) are on the investigation. Risking their lives as they travel to exotic places around world, can the fearless duo stop Dr. Totenkopf, the evil mastermind behind a plot to destroy the earth? Aided by Franky Cook (Jolie), commander of an all-female amphibious squadron, and technical genius Dex (Ribisi), Polly and Sky Captain may be our planet’s only hope.

    Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

    Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

    • 26%
    • PG-13
    • 93 min
    • Action

    A scientific expedition is sent to the jungles of Borneo to search for a rare black orchid by a powerful pharmaceutical company that hopes the orchid can be used to unlock the secrets of youth and immortality. What they discover is that the orchid is already being used by a powerful group... a swarm of giant snakes that derive their super strength, size and vitality from the flowers, and extremely large snakes are also extremely hungry snakes.

    Flight of the Phoenix

    Flight of the Phoenix

    • 30%
    • PG-13
    • 112 min
    • Action

    An action-adventure in which a group of air crash survivors - cast-offs from society who will never be missed - are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no hope of rescue. As they attempt to build a new plane from the wreckage of the old one, in hopes of flying back to civilization, they experience a rebirth of their own.

    Torque

    Torque

    • 23%
    • PG-13
    • 81 min
    • Action

    Trey Wallace (Ice Cube), leader of the Machine, one of the most feared biker gangs in the country, squares off against another gang, the Hellions, in this action flick set in the world of motorcycle racing.

    After The Sunset

    After The Sunset

    • 18%
    • PG-13
    • 93 min
    • Action

    Life should be easy after a sterling career as a master thief. Though he is now retired to an island paradise with his partner in crime (Salma Hayek), trouble comes looking for Max Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) when his former nemesis from the FBI (Woody Harrelson) shows up with news of a big score rumored to be on the horizon. A new cat-and-mouse game of friendship, suspicion and thievery is afoot. Filmed on location in the Caribbean, After the Sunset is directed Brett Ratner (Red Dragon) and produced by Beau Flynn and executive produced by Tripp Vinson.

    House of Flying Daggers

    House of Flying Daggers

    • 88%
    • PG-13
    • 119 min
    • Action

    "House of Flying Daggers" is set in the year is 859AD as China's once flourishing Tang Dynasty is in decline. Unrest is raging throughout the land, and the corrupt government is locked in battle with rebel armies that are forming in protest. The largest, and most prestigious of these is the "House of Flying Daggers", which is growing ever more powerful under a mysterious new leader. Two local captains, Leo (Lau) and Jin (Kaneshiro) are ordered to capture the new leader and the two hatch an elaborate plan. Captain Jin will pretend to be a lone warrior called Wind and rescue the beautiful, blind revolutionary Mei (Ziyi), from prison, earning her trust and escorting her to the secret headquarters of the House of Flying Daggers. The plan works, but to their surprise, Jin and Mei fall deeply in love on their long journey to the House. Danger lurks in the forest surrounding them, and the wind is still, as if sensing the tension in the air. What lies ahead for Jin and Mei, these star-crossed lovers? If this is true love, then why are there plots in their heads, and secrets in their hearts?

    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

    • 13%
    • PG
    • 100 min
    • Action

    Frankie Muniz returns as a super-cool spy in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. A rogue CIA agent (and Cody's own trainer) has stolen a top secret mind-control device, and Cody has to go undercover in London to get it back. Posing as a student at an elite music boarding school, Cody has to keep other kids from discovering his true identity while infiltrating covert hideouts, tracking his target -- and practicing the violin. With all-new gadgets, high-flying comedy, a wisecracking new handler (Anthony Anderson), and a hip British Secret Service counterpart (Hannah Spearrit), Cody has to fight the toughest enemy possible -- the very man who taught him everything he knows.

    Ladder 49

    Ladder 49

    • 40%
    • PG-13
    • 115 min
    • Action

    Trapped in a fire that looks likely to kill him, a fireman (Phoenix) takes the opportunity to look back over his life, career and marriage, while he waits for his company, Ladder 49, to rescue him, if they can.

    Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly

      • R
      • 109 min
      • Action

      Based on Peter Carey's best-selling book about the legendary Ned Kelly, a notorious, Jesse James-like Australian bandit who, according to Variety, is portrayed less as an outlaw than as a folk hero and freedom fighter.