Movies in the Action/Adventure genre

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Mask of Zorro, The

Zorro, the swashbuckling hero of the undertrodden, was introduced to the world in 1919 when he debuted in the pages of Johnston McCulley's serialized novel, The Curse of Capistrano. Within a year, the masked man had appeared in a film, the silent ...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1998-07-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ...
Mission: Impossible II

For those who didn't get enough of James Bond late last year when The World Is Not Enough blazed its way into theaters, Mission: Impossible II offers a chance to once again get shaken and stirred. Oh, the film isn't an official entry into the dura...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2000-04-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: John Woo
Cast: Tom Cruise, Thandie Newton, Dougray Scott, ...
Mission: Impossible III

Mission: Impossible III provides lots of action, but too little excitement. It generates lots of pyrotechnics, but too little heat. And it offers lots of Tom Cruise, but too little Ethan Hunt. In short, if you're yearning for a flashy, leave-you...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2006-05-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Tom Cruise, Maggie Q, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, ...
Mr. and Mrs. Smith

The problem with Mr. and Mrs. Smith is that it's really two movies in one. The first is a sly comedy/thriller worthy of Hitchcock, and the other is a big, noisy summer action flick. The marriage of these two, like that of the title characters, is...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2005-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, ...
Mummy Returns, The

The 1999 remake of the horror classic The Mummy surprised Universal Pictures with its box office success. The studio had expected it to be profitable, but not that profitable. However, long before the worldwide gross crept close to $400 million,...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2001-05-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Stephen Sommers
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, ...
Mummy, The

The Mummy is pretty silly stuff. But that's okay when you consider that, beneath all the action/adventure and horror trappings, it's actually a comedy. Think of a big-budget, high profile effort in the vein of Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness wit...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1999-05-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Stephen Sommers
Cast: Brendan Fraser, John Hannah, Rachel Weisz, ...
Mummy, The: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

It has been a bad year for Indiana Jones and his knock-offs. In the wake of the lackluster Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, we now have the second sequel to The Mummy, called Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. It is easily the worst o...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2008-08-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, ...
National Treasure

I'm as willing as any movie-lover to accept a certain amount of ridiculousness in a movie if it serves the greater purpose of entertainment. And, when it comes to action movies, I like to think that my level of tolerance is pretty high. Hey, I en...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2004-11-19
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, ...
Pathfinder

Pathfinder feels like one of those generic '80s action films where there's plenty of violence with no suspense, lots of stunt work but no excitement, and a cast of characters so poorly developed that it's easier to care about the background scenery...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2007-04-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Marcus Nispel
Cast: Karl Urban, Russell Means, Moon Bloodgood, ...
Phantom, The

It's probably unfair to characterize The Phantom as a Batman-wannabe, since Lee Falk's comic book creation predated the Caped Crusader. Nevertheless, as far as motion picture adaptations are concerned, Michael Keaton first stepped into his suit se...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 1996-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Simon Wincer
Cast: Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson, Treat Williams, ...