The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) RT 52% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Aug 2014

For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Marc Webb
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Emma Stone  •  Dane DeHaan

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) RT 97% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Nov 1997

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Eli Wallach  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Aldo Giuffrè

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

The Great Escape (1963) RT 93% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 1998

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security "escape-proof" camp ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  James Garner  •  Richard Attenborough  •  James Donald

Braveheart (1995) RT 78% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Patrick McGoohan

Gone with the Wind (1939) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2000

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming  •  George Cukor  •  Sam Wood
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

3:10 to Yuma (2007) RT 89% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2008

In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Christian Bale  •  Logan Lerman  •  Dallas Roberts

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

300 (2006)

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • War
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Lena Headey  •  Dominic West  •  David Wenham

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) RT 74% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Apr 2014

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott




The Mission (1986) RT 65% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2003

Jeremy Irons plays a Spanish Jesuit who goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region. Robert DeNiro plays a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ray McAnally  •  Aidan Quinn

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) RT 59% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2015

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) RT 64% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

Apocalypto (2006) RT 65% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2007

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Rudy Youngblood  •  Dalia Hernández  •  Jonathan Brewer  •  Morris Birdyellowhead

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2004

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

Les Misérables (2012)

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Amanda Seyfried

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

21 Jump Street (2012)

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Chris Miller
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Jonah Hill  •  Brie Larson  •  Ellie Kemper

Man of Steel (2013) RT 55% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 2013

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane