Movies in the Action/Adventure genre

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Captain America: The First Avenger

It's fair to say that superhero saturation has set in. Not many years ago, every cinematic version of a comic book protagonist's adventures was awaited with baited breath. Now, because of an unceasing and sometimes careless flood of such titles, ma...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2011-07-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, ...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier represents the first film from Marvel Studios since The Avengers to capture the true superhero spirit: plenty of derring-do, action, adventure, and an ending that doesn't fall apart. A sequel to 2011's Captain Am...

Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Release Date: 2014-04-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, ...
Captain Marvel

With the introduction of Captain Marvel into an already crowded field, the MCU has become unbalanced. Ordinary villains might as well give up and conventional heroes can retire. For decades, Warner Brothers/DC has had trouble figuring out how ...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast: Brie Larson, Lee Pace, Gemma Chan, ...
Catwoman

Without pussyfooting around, I can state that Catwoman is a catastrophe. An amalgamation of bad clich├ęs purr-loined from other, better superhero movies (not that there are many - if any - that can be considered worse), this motion picture is an e...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2004-07-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Pitof
Cast: Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, ...
Cliffhanger

Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) is a member of a mountain climbing rescue team. When one of his operations goes wrong and the girlfriend of his best friend, Hal Tucker (Michael Rooker), is killed, Gabe blames himself and leaves. Eight months lat...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 1993-05-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, ...
Cloverfield

Cloverfield is to the monster movie as The Blair Witch Project was to the ghost story. This movie is going to divide audiences. There are those who will be unable to endure nearly 90 minutes of constantly moving hand-held camerawork. Some will e...

Run Time: 1:18
U.S. Release Date: 2008-01-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Michael Stahl-David, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, ...
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, ...