Vanishing Point (1971)

Kowalski works for a car delivery service, and takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to drive from Colorado to San Francisco. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard C. Sarafian
CAST:  Barry Newman  •  Cleavon Little  •  Dean Jagger  •  Victoria Medlin

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

Sholay (1975) RT Audience 96%

DVD release: Jul 1999

A Police Officer, whose family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai & Veeru, to bring Gabbar Singh to jail ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Ramesh Sippy
CAST:  Amitabh Bachchan  •  Dharmendra  •  Sanjeev Kumar  •  Hema Malini

Black Hawk Down (2001) RT 76% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jun 2002

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • History • War
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Tom Sizemore

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

Equilibrium (2002) RT 38% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 2003

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kurt Wimmer
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Dominic Purcell  •  Sean Bean  •  Christian Kahrmann

Lone Survivor (2013) RT 75% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jun 2014

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Taylor Kitsch  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Ben Foster

Live and Let Die (1973) RT 66% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Oct 1999

James Bond must investigate a mysterious murder case of a British agent in New Orleans. Soon he finds himself up against a gangster boss named Mr. Big.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Jane Seymour  •  Clifton James

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




Harry Brown (2009) RT 64% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2010

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Daniel Barber
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Iain Glen  •  Lee Oakes

Zero Dark Thirty (2012) RT 92% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Jason Clarke  •  Mark Strong  •  Joel Edgerton

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

John Wick (2014) RT 85% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2015

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Leitch  •  Chad Stahelski
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Michael Nyqvist  •  Adrianne Palicki  •  Bridget Regan

Rocky III (1982) RT 63% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sylvester Stallone
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers

Red Cliff (2008)

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the ...  (more)

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

The Lone Ranger (2013) RT 31% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Dec 2013

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Armie Hammer  •  William Fichtner  •  James Badge Dale

Rocky II (1979) RT 73% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2005

After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sylvester Stallone
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers

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

Aliens (1986) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jun 1999

When Ripley’s lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Carrie Henn  •  Michael Biehn  •  Lance Henriksen