First Blood (1982)

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Bill McKinney

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

Hang 'Em High (1968) RT 92% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Inger Stevens  •  Ed Begley  •  Pat Hingle

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003)

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Pumwaree Yodkamol  •  Suchao Pongwilai

Fist of Legend (1994)

Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Gordon Chan
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Shinobu Nakayama  •  Chin Siu-Ho  •  Paul Chun Pui

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

Black Hawk Down (2001) RT 76% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jun 2002

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • History • War
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Tom Sizemore

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shinichiro Watanabe
CAST:  Koichi Yamadera  •  Unshō Ishizuka  •  Aoi Tada  •  Ai Kobayashi

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

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

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

Lone Survivor (2013) RT 75% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jun 2014

Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wing." Four members of SEAL Team 10, were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader, Ahmad ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Taylor Kitsch  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Ben Foster

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

The Boondock Saints (1999) RT 20% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2002

With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Troy Duffy
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Norman Reedus  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  David Della Rocco

Scarface (1983) RT 82% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2003

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Steven Bauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Abduction (2011)

A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Taylor Lautner  •  Lily Collins  •  Alfred Molina  •  Jason Isaacs

Platoon (1986) RT 88% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 1997

Chris Taylor, a young, naive recruit in Vietnam, faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Forest Whitaker

The Raid: Redemption (2011) RT 85% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Aug 2012

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gareth Evans
CAST:  Iko Uwais  •  Ananda George  •  Pierre Gruno  •  Yayan Ruhian