Movies in the Action/Adventure genre

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Iron Man

Iron Man is a different breed of superhero movie - a film that remembers it's possible to be outside the target demographic and still enjoy a tale set in this genre. What makes Iron Man interesting isn't the storyline which, except for a few wrink...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2008-05-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, ...
Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth is the first live-action feature to take advantage of the new digital 3-D technology. However, in generating what amounts to a 90-minute theme park ride, the filmmakers lost track of the need to tell a compelling...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-11
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Eric Brevig
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
Jurassic Park

On a small island off the coast of Costa Rica exists a most unusual animal preserve by the name of Jurassic Park. Operated by dinosaur lover John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), Jurassic Park is the first of its kind. Its population of creatures ...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1993-06-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, ...
Jurassic Park III

Relatively speaking, Jurassic Park III is a disappointment of behemoth proportions. With Steven Spielberg gone from the director's chair (replaced by Jumanji's Joe Johnston), the Jurassic Park saga has sunk down to its B-grade monster movie roots....

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2001-07-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, ...
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The only thing that separates Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom from the lamentable Jurassic Park III is that the filmmakers of the newest sequel didn’t opt for cheap production values the way they did back in 2001. Both films feel tired an unin...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Dino Carnage, Scenes of Peril, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: J.A. Bayona
Cast: Chris Pratt, BD Wong, Ted Levine, ...
Justice League

A word about spoilers in this review: For the most part, I have tried to avoid them. However, there is one development that I will openly reference. For many people, especially those who know about the behind-the-scenes details, this won’t b...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Comic Book Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Billy Crudup, Connie Nielsen, ...
King Kong vs. Godzilla

When it comes to bad movies, King Kong lovers have a plethora of choices but only three merit true consideration: King Kong Escapes, the 1968 Japanese film with a Blofeld-style villain named after Britain’s most beloved Time Lord; King Kong ...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-03-25
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ishiro Honda
Cast: Tadao Takashima, Keji Sahaka, Ichiro Arishama, ...
Legend of Zorro, The

Some sequels are made too soon, while others are made too late. The Legend of Zorro, Martin Campbell's follow-up to his well-received 1998 feature, The Mask of Zorro, falls into the latter category. It's difficult to say whether the film would ha...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2005-10-28
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adrian Alonso, ...
Lost World, The: Jurassic Park 2

When Jurassic Park was released in 1993, it set a new standard for state-of-the-art visual and audio effects. It was suddenly possible to see humans and dinosaurs interacting in a way that had never before been possible, and to feel the entire theat...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 1997-05-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, ...
Man of Steel

Note: There is a "spoiler" in passing for Star Trek into Darkness. Not a big thing if you've seen the movie (or even if you haven't) but don't say you haven't been warned. I also refer in vague terms to the ending of this film. Khan has returne...

Run Time: 2:28
U.S. Release Date: 2013-06-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, ...