Movies starring Gerard Butler

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Greenland

Watching Greenland, I was reminded of how long it has been since a major studio has released an “old-school” disaster movie like this one. Perhaps the film might have worked better had it come out a year ago but this is an extraordinarily ...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-02-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Disaster Sequences, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, ...
How to Train Your Dragon

Seen in standard digital 3-D. When Dreamworks released Shrek in 2001, it appeared the company was ready to challenge Disney/Pixar in the family film arena. Since then, however, Dreamworks' animated efforts have been made more with kids in mind ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2010-03-26
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Cast: (voices) Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, ...
How to Train Your Dragon 2

It's an axiom of the filmmaking industry that any time an animated movie shows a profit, it instantly becomes the foundation for a franchise. Unfortunately, when money drives creative decisions, it's like the cart pulling the horse. Take away the f...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2014-06-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Dean DeBlois
Cast: (voices) Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, ...
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The third (and likely final) installment of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, The Hidden World, continues a trend that started with the previous film: muting adult-friendly content in favor of material with a greater appeal to kids. Althoug...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2019-02-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, ...
Hunter Killer

Hunter Killer is not going to challenge Das Boot for the title of “best submarine warfare film of all time.” By tossing aside the reliable characteristics of the genre (claustrophobic atmosphere, sense of isolation, simmering tension), di...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Donovan Marsh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Zane Holtz, Michael Nyqvist, ...
Law Abiding Citizen

The premise of Law Abiding Citizen - angry father seeks revenge on the system when his daughter's murderer gets off with a light sentence - probably sounded great in the pitch meetings but, as with all high concept motion pictures, the devil's in t...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2009-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, ...
London Has Fallen

2013’s Olympus Has Fallen was a surprisingly entertaining Die Hard knock-off set in Washington D.C. with intrepid Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) out to rescue President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) from the hands of terrorists....

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2016-03-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Babak Najafi
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, ...
Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher uses the "real-life" story of Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) as the framework for a movie that is part drama, part action, and part social conscience. Like Hotel Rwanda, it seeks to provide a human context to one of Africa's most...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2011-09-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/ACTION
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, ...
Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Brown is a love story much in the same vein as Carrington in that it deals with platonic affection that runs deeper and truer than that of the motion picture staple romantic variety. These days, it seems that whenever we see a male/female...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 1997-07-11
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Madden
Cast: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, ...
Nim's Island

Whenever a movie addresses the subject of a girl living alone on a desert island, the soft porn warning lights go on. So it may come as a bit of a surprise that Nim's Island is a family film in which no one considers skinny-dipping. What's more, i...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2008-04-04
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FAMILY ADVENTURE
Director: Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler