World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mireille Enos  •  James Badge Dale  •  Elyes Gabel

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) RT 91% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Dec 2014

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Dave Bautista  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Michael Rooker

Dredd (2012) RT 78% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jan 2013

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Pete Travis
CAST:  Karl Urban  •  Olivia Thirlby  •  Lena Headey  •  Wood Harris

Gladiator (2000) RT 76% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2000

Gladiator is an epic film of love, death, and betrayal set in the Roman Empire. General Maximus' success in battle earns the favour of an elderly Emperor at the expense of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

The Blues Brothers (1980) RT 85% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Direct out of jail, Jake Blues and his Brother Elwood are off on a “mission from God” to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) RT 81% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 2004

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Brian Cox  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joan Allen

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Tom Cruise  •  Bill Paxton  •  Charlotte Riley

Hot Fuzz (2007) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Top London cop PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Paired with simple ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

Hanna (2011) RT 71% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Sep 2011

A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Eric Bana  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Vicky Krieps

Ender's Game (2013) RT 60% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin




Pacific Rim (2013) RT 71% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Oct 2013

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Charlie Day  •  Ron Perlman

The Italian Job (2003) RT 73% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2003

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Statham  •  Edward Norton

Jurassic Park (1993) RT 93% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Laura Dern  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Richard Attenborough

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) RT 89% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 2014

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sebastian Stan  •  Anthony Mackie

In Time (2011) RT 36% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Jan 2012

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Justin Timberlake  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Olivia Wilde

Saving Private Ryan (1998) RT 92% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Nov 1999

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Dennis Farina  •  Max Martini

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) RT 87% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 2012

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Thor: The Dark World (2013) RT 66% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Idris Elba

The Departed (2006) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2007

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg

Emmanuelle: First Contact (1994)

Emmanuelle makes first contact...when a group of intergalactic travelers arrives, seeking to understand human love and sexuality. Who better to teach them than Emmanuelle, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Lev L. Spiro
CAST:  Krista Allen  •  Paul Michael Robinson  •  Kimberly Rowe  •  Debra K. Beatty