Apaches (1977)

A group of children play at being "Apaches" on an English farm, ignoring all safety precautions. One by one they die a variety of gruesome deaths.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  John Mackenzie

Centurion (2010) RT 59% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Nov 2010

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neil Marshall
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Andreas Wisniewski  •  Dave Legeno  •  Axelle Carolyn

A Time to Kill (1996) RT 67% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Aug 1997

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey

Proof of Life (2000) RT 40% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Russell Crowe  •  David Morse  •  Pamela Reed

I Saw the Devil (2010) RT 80% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2011

Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kim Jee-woon
CAST:  Lee Byung-hun  •  Min-sik Choi  •  Gook-hwan Jeon  •  Cheon Ho-Jin

The Matrix Revisited (2001) RT 71% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Nov 2001

The film goes behind the scenes of the 1999 sci-fi movie The Matrix.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Josh Oreck
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Carrie-Anne Moss

Law Abiding Citizen (2009) RT 25% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 2010

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Colm Meaney

Just, Melvin (2000)

A documentary about a man who molested generations of his children and stepchildren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ronald Whitney

Ransom (1996) RT 75% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jan 2002

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Gary Sinise  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rene Russo

Killer Joe (2011) RT 78% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Dec 2012

A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  Gina Gershon

Munich (2005) RT 78% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2006

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Daniel Craig  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

Maria Full of Grace (2004) RT 97% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2004

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joshua Marston
CAST:  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Guilied Lopez  •  Yenny Paola Vega  •  John Álex Toro

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 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

A Few Good Men (1992) RT 81% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1997

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

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
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jason Statham  •  Lucas Black  •  Vin Diesel

End of Watch (2012) RT 85% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2013

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña  •  Natalie Martinez  •  Anna Kendrick

Live and Let Die (1973) RT 66% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Oct 1999

James Bond must investigate a mysterious murder case of a British agent in New Orleans. Soon he finds himself up against a gangster boss named Mr. Big.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Jane Seymour  •  Clifton James

The Life of David Gale (2003) RT 19% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

Backdraft (1991) RT 71% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 1998

They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Robert De Niro  •  Donald Sutherland  •  William Baldwin