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

3 Days to Kill (2014) RT 28% / Audience 43%

DVD release: May 2014

A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph McGinty Nichol
CAST:  Amber Heard  •  Kevin Costner  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Connie Nielsen

Need for Speed (2014) RT 23% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Aug 2014

The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Scott Waugh
CAST:  Aaron Paul  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Imogen Poots  •  Rami Malek

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) RT 91% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2014

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Ian McKellen

Tracers (2015) RT 27% / Audience 37%

DVD release: May 2015

Wanted by the mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Daniel Benmayor
CAST:  Marie Avgeropoulos  •  Taylor Lautner  •  Adam Rayner  •  Rafi Gavron

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  John Ashton  •  Lisa Eilbacher

Barely Lethal (2015) RT 22% / Audience 39%

A 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Kyle Newman
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Sophie Turner  •  Samuel L. Jackson

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Gian Maria Volonté  •  Klaus Kinski

Ant-Man (2015) RT 81% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Dec 2015

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Michael Douglas  •  Evangeline Lilly  •  Corey Stoll

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




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

Charlie's Angels (2000) RT 68% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph McGinty Nichol
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Lucy Liu  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Bill Murray

The Running Man (1987) RT 61% / Audience 60%

DVD release: May 1999

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Paul Michael Glaser
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Richard Dawson  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Yaphet Kotto

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

The Expendables 2 (2012) RT 66% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Bruce Willis

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

Iron Man 2 (2010) RT 72% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2010

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Don Cheadle  •  Scarlett Johansson

Premium Rush (2012) RT 75% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Dec 2012

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Koepp
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Jamie Chung  •  Michael Shannon  •  Dania Ramirez

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 • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Wan
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jason Statham  •  Lucas Black  •  Vin Diesel

Let's Be Cops (2014) RT 19% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Nov 2014

It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Luke Greenfield
CAST:  Nina Dobrev  •  Jake M. Johnson  •  Damon Wayans, Jr.  •  James D'Arcy