Movies in the Action/Adventure genre

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Batman Returns

The box office performance of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman assured there would be sequel but Burton’s desire for greater creative control caused the production of Batman Returns to linger in development longer than Warner Brothers preferred. In ad...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-04-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, ...
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Ten years ago, with much fanfare, the DC Extended Universe was born. Warner Brothers, riding the wave of success from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, decided that rather than stick with stand-alone titles featuring their best-loved supe...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: James Wan
Cast: Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, ...
Marvels, The

The Marvels is so poorly conceived and ineptly executed that it not only makes this a front-runner for the dubious honor of worst movie of the MCU but a contender for the worst superhero movie of all time (although I’d argue that Catwoman retain...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2023-11-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Nia DaCosta
Cast: Brie Larson, Toyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, ...
Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle is emblematic of what the superhero movie has become in 2023: an overlong slog through well-worn tropes. Gone are the zest and liveliness that characterized earlier films or the experimental genre-bending of the MCU’s salad days. Put...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2023-08-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Suggestive Material)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Angel Manuel Soto
Cast: Xolo Mariduena, Bruna Marquezine, Damian Alcazar, ...
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Raiders of the Lost Ark was a nearly perfect action movie – upon its release in the early 1980s, it redefined the genre for decades to come. It also provided a trap for co-creators Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, forcing them to repeatedly tr...

Run Time: 2:35
U.S. Release Date: 2023-06-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, ...
Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The second Shazam! movie, sequel to the 2019 modest success, is an undercooked casserole of cliched narrative elements, underdeveloped characters, juvenile humor, and a deus ex machina cameo. It embodies all that’s bad about modern superhero mov...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-05-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: David F. Sandberg
Cast: Zachary Levi, Caroline Grace-Cassidy, D.J. Cotrona, ...
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an overlong blockbuster in search of an editor. It’s a series of impressive action sequences without a compelling narrative to connect them. It’s a frustrating example of how financial success, not creative im...

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-02-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, ...
Black Adam

Black Adam embraces many of the worst elements and tropes of the superhero genre, resulting in a loud, discordant experience replete with fist-fights, pyrotechnics, and an overdose of CGI. While attempts are made to maintain a degree of faithfulne...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-01-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi, Pierce Brosnan, ...
Captain America

For younger fans of Marvel movies, it may be hard to remember anything that came before the advent of the MCU. For decades, however, studios had been trying to strike gold with Marvel properties in ways to rival the success experienced by Warner B...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-10-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Albert Pyun
Cast: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, ...
Jurassic World: Dominion

There’s irony at work here. Back when it this long-running franchise began in 1993 with Jurassic Park, it was all about the dinosaurs. The first movie to go all-in using CGI technology, the Steven Spielberg-directed blockbuster caused everyone t...

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2022-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Dino Violence, Intense Action, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, ...