Highlander (1986) RT 69% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2000

He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Clancy Brown  •  Sean Connery

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  •  Akio Ôtsuka  •  Koichi Yamadera

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

Star Trek (2009) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2009

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Eric Bana

The Descent (2005) RT 85% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Dec 2006

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror
DIRECTION:  Neil Marshall
CAST:  Shauna Macdonald  •  Natalie Mendoza  •  Alex Reid  •  Saskia Mulder

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. She visits each of her former ...  (more)

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

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

Apollo 13 (1995) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2004

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

Tarzan (1999) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed

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




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

Nikita (1990)

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  Marc Duret  •  Patrick Fontana  •  Alain Lathière

Speed (1994) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime
DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Jeff Daniels

The Incredibles (2004) RT 97% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Holly Hunter  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jason Lee

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

Jarhead (2005) RT 61% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

Hugo (2011) RT 94% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2012

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Sacha Baron Cohen

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

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) RT 82% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Kenneth Branagh

Galaxy Quest (1999) RT 90% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2000

The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Alan Rickman  •  Tony Shalhoub