The Rock (1996) RT 66% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Dec 1997

A group of renegade marine commandos seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz, with 81 tourists as hostages. Their leader demands $100 million to be paid ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

2 Guns (2013) RT 64% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Nov 2013

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Paula Patton  •  Bill Paxton

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

The Running Man (1987) RT 61% / Audience 60%

DVD release: May 1999

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Paul Michael Glaser
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Richard Dawson  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Yaphet Kotto

RoboCop (1987) RT 88% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 2001

In a dystopic, future crime-ridden Detroit controlled by a powerful corporation, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a company-owned cyborg with submerged ...  (more)

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

The Expendables 2 (2012) RT 66% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Bruce Willis

John Wick (2014) RT 85% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2015

After the sudden death of his beloved wife, John Wick receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Leitch  •  Chad Stahelski
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Michael Nyqvist  •  Adrianne Palicki  •  Bridget Regan

48 Hrs. (1982)

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Frank McRae

The Mask of Zorro (1998) RT 83% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Dec 1998

It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Romance • Thriller • Western
DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stuart Wilson

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) RT 56% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Jun 2014

Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Chris Pine  •  Kevin Costner  •  Nonso Anozie




The Lone Ranger (2013) RT 31% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Dec 2013

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Armie Hammer  •  William Fichtner  •  James Badge Dale

Starship Troopers (1997) RT 63% / Audience 69%

DVD release: May 1998

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Casper Van Dien  •  Dina Meyer  •  Denise Richards  •  Jake Busey

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) RT 59% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Nov 2005

After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith (Pitt and Jolie) are stuck in a rut the size of the Grand Canyon?until the truth ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Brad Pitt  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Adam Brody

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

Speed (1994) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Jeff Daniels