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, ...
Angel Has Fallen

It’s not surprising that Angel Has Fallen exists. The first film in the series, Olympus Has Fallen, performed well enough ($100M domestic; $170M worldwide) to justify a sequel. London Has Fallen opened three years later to a less enthusiasti...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, More Violence)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Danny Huston, ...
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, ...
Den of Thieves

There’s little doubt that director Christian Gudegast’s primary intention in making Den of Thieves is to emulate Michael Mann’s classic 1995 thriller, Heat. The similarities – from the overall plot to individual story beats – are too...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Christian Gudegast
Cast: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones, ...
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, ...
Gods of Egypt

The concept of a movie being “so bad it’s entertaining” is often employed as a way of disparaging a film that doesn’t work in the way the director planned. It’s a valid description but the word to focus on is entertainin...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2016-02-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Elodie Yung, ...
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, ...
Olympus Has Fallen

There's irony to be found in the recognition that the best Die Hard to be released in 2013 isn't the franchise's official entry, A Good Day to Die Hard, but the White House-based copycat, Olympus Has Fallen. And, while Gerard Butler is no Bruce Wil...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2013-03-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, ...
Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps is a sloppy, poorly focused comedy that wants to be about the relationship between a father and his 9-year old son but ends up being about nearly everything else. The core problem is clear: the interaction between ex-soccer star G...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2012-12-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Cast: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Noah Lomax, ...