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

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

Hang 'Em High (1968) RT 92% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Inger Stevens  •  Ed Begley  •  Pat Hingle

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003)

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Pumwaree Yodkamol  •  Suchao Pongwilai

Fist of Legend (1994)

Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Gordon Chan
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Shinobu Nakayama  •  Chin Siu-Ho  •  Paul Chun Pui

The Negotiator (1998)

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey  •  David Morse  •  Ron Rifkin

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

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued the largest bounty in history, for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shinichiro Watanabe
CAST:  Koichi Yamadera  •  Unshō Ishizuka  •  Aoi Tada  •  Ai Kobayashi

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

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) RT 39% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2005

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Eva Green  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Marton Csokas




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

2 Guns (2013) RT 64% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Nov 2013

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Paula Patton  •  Bill Paxton

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

The Boondock Saints (1999) RT 20% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2002

With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Troy Duffy
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Norman Reedus  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  David Della Rocco

Abduction (2011)

A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Taylor Lautner  •  Lily Collins  •  Alfred Molina  •  Jason Isaacs

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

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

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) RT 97% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2015

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Charlize Theron  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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

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