Movies in the Action/Adventure genre

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Curse of the Golden Flower

Curse of the Golden Flower is director Zhang Yimou's ambitious attempt to blend martial arts action with Shakespearean melodrama. It's not a perfect marriage but it offers two hours of solidly over-the-top entertainment featuring incredible visual...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, ...
Cutthroat Island

Renny Harlin, whose previous directorial efforts include Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger, seems fond of big, explosive action pictures. Unfortunately, excepting his debut (the middle film in the Die Hard trilogy), plot coherency hasn't been a particula...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 1995-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, ...
Daredevil

In the Pantheon of Marvel Comics superheroes, Daredevil is more of a demi-god than a full-blown deity. He's a notch below Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Hulk, and The X-Men. 20th Century Fox has acknowledged this when determining Daredevil's...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2003-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, ...
Dark Knight Rises, The

For most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's there that Sam...

Run Time: 2:44
U.S. Release Date: 2012-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, ...
Dark Knight, The

Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended. However,...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, ...
Dark Phoenix

For longtime fans of the X-Men comic books, “The Dark Phoenix Saga” has been the Holy Grail. As crafted by Chris Claremont and John Byrne (with an assist from Dave Cockrum), the epic narrative, which was a major element of The Uncanny X-Me...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: James McAvoy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, ...
Day After Tomorrow, The

Roland Emmerich must dislike New York City. After all, this is the third time he has destroyed it. The Day After Tomorrow, an ode to an apocalyptic endgame of global warming, is an old-fashioned disaster film with modern-day special effects. It'...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2004-05-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Austin Nichols, ...
Doctor Strange

Strange comic book fans, rejoice! Your hero has finally made it into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse and with that comes the potential of reboots aplenty. The shenanigans we saw in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies and the X-Men series may now lie ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, ...
Elektra

I have never understood the appeal of Jennifer Garner as an action/adventure star. Based on my limited exposure to her work, she's better in comedic or lightly dramatic roles (such as her turn in 13 Going on 30). Nothing that happens in Elektra h...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2005-01-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Rob Bowman
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Kirsten Prout, ...
Fantastic Four

The negative buzz surrounding the troubled production of Fantastic Four might lead savvy viewers to approach the movie with apprehension. Perhaps surprisingly, it's no better or worse that the other superhero movies of 2015.  That says more ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Josh Trank
Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, ...