Conan the Barbarian (1982) RT 70% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Feb 1998

A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Earl Jones  •  Max von Sydow  •  Sandahl Bergman

The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

The Abyss (1989) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Michael Biehn  •  Leo Burmester

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Selma Blair  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Doug Jones

Taken 3 (2014) RT 11% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Apr 2015

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Olivier Megaton
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Maggie Grace  •  Forest Whitaker

RoboCop (1987) RT 88% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 2001

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Nancy Allen  •  Ronny Cox  •  Kurtwood Smith

The Wolverine (2013) RT 69% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Tao Okamoto  •  Rila Fukushima  •  Hiroyuki Sanada

Iron Man 2 (2010) RT 72% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2010

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Don Cheadle  •  Scarlett Johansson

John Carter (2012) RT 51% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2012

Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

Senna (2010) RT 92% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 2012

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Reginaldo Leme  •  Richard Williams  •  John Bisignano  •  Pierre van Vilet




The Negotiator (1998)

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey  •  David Morse  •  Ron Rifkin

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Sumi Shimamoto  •  Mahito Tsujimura  •  Hisako Kyōda  •  Gorō Naya

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  David Prowse

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Returning for his fifth year of study at the venerable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the ever-maturing Harry Potter is stunned to find that his warnings about ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

The Avengers (2012) RT 5% / Audience 15%

DVD release: Jul 2001

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Chris Evans  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Chris Hemsworth

Furious 7 (2015) RT 79% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2015

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Wan
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jason Statham  •  Lucas Black  •  Vin Diesel

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) RT 97% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2015

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Charlize Theron  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Nikita (1990)

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  Marc Duret  •  Patrick Fontana  •  Alain Lathière

Hugo (2011) RT 94% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2012

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Sacha Baron Cohen

Ghost in the Shell (1995) RT 95% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2003

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Atsuko Tanaka  •  Iemasa Kayumi  •  Tamio Ōki  •  Akio Ôtsuka