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

DVD release: Aug 2005

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can ...  (more)

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

John Carter (2012) RT 51% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2012

Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

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

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  •  Alex Garland
CAST:  Karl Urban  •  Olivia Thirlby  •  Lena Headey  •  Wood Harris

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) RT 73% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Helmut Bakaitis  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Don Battee  •  Monica Bellucci

Horrible Bosses (2011) RT 68% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Oct 2011

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charlie Day  •  Jason Sudeikis

Ghost in the Shell (1995) RT 95% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2003

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Atsuko Tanaka  •  Iemasa Kayumi  •  Tamio Ōki  •  Akio Ôtsuka

Legally Blonde (2001) RT 68% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Luke Wilson  •  Selma Blair  •  Matthew Davis

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




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

Fury (2014)

Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Logan Lerman  •  Jon Bernthal

Ice Age (2002) RT 77% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2002

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters -- Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge  •  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Goran Višnjić

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

Man on a Ledge (2012) RT 31% / Audience 52%

DVD release: May 2012

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Asger Leth
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Jamie Bell  •  Ed Harris

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

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

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

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

Kate & Leopold (2001) RT 50% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jun 2002

When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Breckin Meyer