Scarface (1983) RT 82% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2003

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Steven Bauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Natural Born Killers (1994) RT 46% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Robert Downey Jr.

Hellraiser (1987) RT 63% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 1998

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Clive Barker
CAST:  Andrew Robinson  •  Clare Higgins  •  Ashley Laurence  •  Sean Chapman

Only God Forgives (2013) RT 41% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Oct 2013

Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Jenna to find and kill the individual ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Gordon Brown  •  Tom Burke

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)

Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Eli Craig
CAST:  Alan Tudyk  •  Tyler Labine  •  Katrina Bowden  •  Jesse Moss

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2010

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Niels Arden Oplev
CAST:  Michael Nyqvist  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Lena Endre  •  Sven-Bertil Taube

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

Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her "roaring rampage of revenge" against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. The woman visits each of her ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  David Carradine  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Michael Madsen

Reservoir Dogs (1992) RT 90% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Tim Roth  •  Michael Madsen  •  Chris Penn

Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)

An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But "The Bride" lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah




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

Kick-Ass (2010) RT 76% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2010

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Nicolas Cage

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

From Dusk till Dawn (1996) RT 63% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

American History X (1998) RT 83% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 1999

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tony Kaye
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Edward Furlong  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Avery Brooks

No Country for Old Men (2007) RT 93% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson

Drive (2011) RT 92% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2012

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

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

The Departed (2006) RT 91% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2007

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg

Saving Private Ryan (1998) RT 92% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Nov 1999

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Dennis Farina  •  Max Martini