The Bourne Identity (2002) RT 83% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jan 2003

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Franka Potente  •  Chris Cooper  •  Clive Owen

Iron Man 3 (2013) RT 79% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2013

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Guy Pearce  •  Don Cheadle

Die Hard 2 (1990) RT 69% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  William Sadler  •  Franco Nero

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

The Crow (1994) RT 82% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Brandon Lee  •  Rochelle Davis  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Michael Wincott

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) RT 92% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2014

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Jonah Hill  •  Cate Blanchett

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

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

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

Run Lola Run (1998) RT 93% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 1999

Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Franka Potente  •  Moritz Bleibtreu  •  Herbert Knaup  •  Nina Petri




Gladiator (2000) RT 76% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2000

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

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

Road to Perdition (2002) RT 81% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Liam Aiken  •  Paul Newman

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) RT 91% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

John Carter (2012) RT 51% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2012

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

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

In Time (2011) RT 36% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Jan 2012

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Justin Timberlake  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Olivia Wilde

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

Trance (2013) RT 68% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2013

A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Matt Cross

Pacific Rim (2013) RT 71% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Oct 2013

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Charlie Day  •  Ron Perlman