The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989) RT Audience 75%

A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • War
DIRECTION:  Brian Trenchard-Smith
CAST:  R. Lee Ermey  •  Mark Neely  •  Garrison Hershberger  •  Margi Gerard

Django (1966) RT 92% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Django is a 1966 Italian spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the eponymous role. The film earned a reputation as being one of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Sergio Corbucci
CAST:  Franco Nero  •  Jose Bodalo  •  Loredana Nusciak  •  Ángel Álvarez

Underworld: Evolution (2006) RT 16% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jun 2006

As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Len Wiseman
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Scott Speedman  •  Tony Curran  •  Shane Brolly

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

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

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

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

First Blood (1982)

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Bill McKinney

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




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

RoboCop (1987) RT 88% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 2001

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Nancy Allen  •  Ronny Cox  •  Kurtwood Smith

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

Hang 'Em High (1968) RT 92% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Inger Stevens  •  Ed Begley  •  Pat Hingle

Night of the Living Dead (1968) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2005

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Duane Jones  •  Judith O'Dea  •  Karl Hardman  •  Marilyn Eastman

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

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003)

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Pumwaree Yodkamol  •  Suchao Pongwilai

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

Platoon (1986) RT 88% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 1997

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor 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

Fist of Legend (1994)

Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Gordon Chan
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Shinobu Nakayama  •  Chin Siu-Ho  •  Paul Chun Pui