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

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with brave Will Turner and feisty Elizabeth Swann. And what of Jack ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

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

Project Almanac (2015) RT 35% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Jun 2015

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dean Israelite
CAST:  Amy Landecker  •  Ginny Gardner  •  Jonny Weston  •  Katie Garfield

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

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

Total Recall (1990) RT 82% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Sharon Stone  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Ronny Cox

Iron Man 3 (2013) RT 79% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2013

The brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark faces an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Guy Pearce  •  Don Cheadle

Mission: Impossible 5 (2015)

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Simon Pegg  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Ving Rhames

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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I (2010)

The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

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 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

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

True Lies (1994)

Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Arnold  •  Bill Paxton

Fast & Furious 6 (2013) RT 69% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Vin Diesel  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jordana Brewster