Cloverfield (2008) RT 77% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Matt Reeves
CAST:  Lizzy Caplan  •  Jessica Lucas  •  Odette Annable  •  Michael Stahl-David

The African Queen (1951) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2004

At the start of the first World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Robert Morley  •  Peter Bull

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

Romancing the Stone (1984) RT 87% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

Stand by Me (1986) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

The film's name comes from the song "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King from 1961. The song was also the theme song. This film was modeled from a novella by Stephen King called "The ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Wil Wheaton  •  River Phoenix  •  Corey Feldman  •  Jerry O'Connell

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Red Cliff (2008)

In the early third century, the land of Wu is invaded by the warlord Cao Cao and his million soldiers. The ruler of Wu, Sun Quan, calls on the rival warlord Liu Bei for help, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chang Chen  •  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Takeshi Kaneshiro  •  Nakamura Shidō II

Spider-Man 2 (2004) RT 93% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  James Franco  •  Alfred Molina

Super 8 (2011) RT 82% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 2011

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Kyle Chandler  •  Elle Fanning  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Amanda Michalka

Porco Rosso (1992)

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Shûichirô Moriyama  •  Tokiko Katô  •  Sanshi Katsura  •  Tsunehiko Kamijô




Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) RT 85% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2003

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Kate Capshaw  •  Jonathan Ke Quan  •  Amrish Puri

The NeverEnding Story (1984) RT 82% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 2001

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Barret Oliver  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Noah Hathaway  •  Drum Garrett

Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Rory Culkin  •  Abigail Breslin

The Goonies (1985) RT 70% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Josh Brolin  •  Jeff Cohen  •  Corey Feldman

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) RT 88% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 2003

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah, and Elsa Schneider to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Sean Connery  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Alison Doody

Mission: Impossible (1996) RT 63% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 1998

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jon Voight  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Henry Czerny

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) RT 84% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Dec 2009

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Tom Felton

Casino Royale (2006) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2007

James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Judi Dench

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Returning for his fifth year of study at the venerable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the ever-maturing Harry Potter is stunned to find that his warnings about ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon