Movies directed by Michael Bay

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Transformers: The Last Knight

Is it pointless to write a review of Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment of Michael Bay’s celebration of all that’s wrong with Blockbuster Cinema? Bay’s response to his critics is to flash his winning smile and point to t...

Run Time: 2:29
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, ...
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Benghazi. Few words have become more politicized in the last decade than this one, the Libyan city where, on September 11, 2012, two U.S. diplomatic compounds were sacked and four men (including Ambassador Chris Stevens) killed. It became a political...

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 2016-01-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, ...
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Michael Bay has often said how he loves to "blow things up real good." Well, if that's his desire in life, there's little doubt that he tops himself in Transformers: Age of Extinction. This is as excruciating a movie as is likely to be experienced ...

Run Time: 2:45
U.S. Release Date: 2014-06-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Painful Dialogue)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, ...
Pain & Gain

With a title like Pain & Gain and Michael Bay at the helm, this review looked like a great opportunity for a vitriolic screed, but that's not going to happen. Defying expectations, Pain & Gain not only represents one of the best movies Bay has made...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2013-04-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, ...
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

In the wake of widespread criticism of the second live action Transformers movie, Revenge of the Fallen, director Michael Bay admitted dissatisfaction with the screenplay and blamed it on the writers' strike. So what's the excuse this time? If any...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2011-06-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Leonard Nimoy (voice), Peter Cullen (voice), ...
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Call me old fashioned, but I like a little side story and character to go along with my order of big, loud special effects. Apparently, I'm in the minority, though, because the original Transformers made more money than I'd see in 300 lifetimes. ...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2009-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Ramon Rodriguez, ...
Island, The

If there are lots of flashes and bangs, and smoke and fire, either your car has just rear-ended a Pinto or Michael Bay has made a new movie. Sometimes, both are disasters. In the case of The Island, there's enough fun to be had that it's almost p...

Run Time: 2:18
U.S. Release Date: 2005-07-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Honusou, ...
Pearl Harbor

To think of uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and action director Michael Bay is to be reminded of popcorn-and-eye candy trifles like The Rock and Armageddon - movies where flashy special effects and lobotomized scripts are arguably assets. The pair...

Run Time: 3:04
U.S. Release Date: 2001-05-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/WAR
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Ben Affleck, Dan Aykroyd, Colm Feore, ...
Armageddon

Deep Impact has been buried. Godzilla's size didn't matter as much as TriStar hoped it would. Six Days, Seven Nights took about that long to come and go. Now it's time for Bruce Willis to kick asteroid. Recalling the amazing box-office assa...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 1998-07-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Bruce Willis, Michael Duncan, Keith David, ...
Bad Boys II

The only thing as bad as bad comedy is bad action. Bad Boys II has plenty of both. In fact, those two things are all it has, unless you count the small helping of bad drama. When it comes to this movie, the word "bad" initially seems highly appr...

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 2002-07-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, ...