Movies in the Action/Thriller genre

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Place your foot on the accelerator. Press down. Watch the needle on the speedometer creep above fifty. Now you're trapped. Whatever happens, you can't drop below that level - if you do, you're dead, and everyone on the bus with you. It might n...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 1994-06-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Jan De Bont
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, ...
Spy Who Loved Me, The

Of Roger Moore's seven James Bond pictures, The Spy Who Loved Me stands out as the best. Stripped of the extreme silliness of The Man with the Golden Gun and packed with style, action, and wit, The Spy Who Loved Me ranks alongside the Connery...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens, ...
Sucker Punch

"It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." When Shakespeare penned those words for Act V Scene V of MacBeth, he might have emerged from a screening of Sucker Punch. This movie isn't bad in the way some incompetent...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2011-03-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, ...
Swordfish

"You know what the problem with Hollywood is - they make shit." It is with that statement - not profound, but undeniably true - that Swordfish opens. And, while this movie isn't going to convince anyone that the major studios have suddenly turn...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2001-06-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Dominic Sena
Cast: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, ...
Taken 2

The original Taken, released in the United States in early 2009, was never intended to be anything more than a January throw-away. $145 million later, Fox had a different opinion of the French-made film, whose U.S. opening occurred months after it ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2012-10-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Olivier Megaton
Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, ...
Taken 3

Taken 3 is exactly what one might anticipate from an unnecessary sequel in a mediocre franchise. Even those desperate for a Liam Neeson action fix may be disappointed. The film, directed like its immediate predecessor by Luc Besson disciple Olivier M...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2015-01-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Olivier Megaton
Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, ...
Thunderball

By the time Thunderball, the fourth in the "official" James Bond film canon, was released, the "Bond Formula" had already been perfected. It goes something like this: take the suave 007 (always impeccably dressed and ready with a witty one-l...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Terence Young
Cast: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, ...
Transporter 2

I don't have a lot to say about Transporter 2. It's a sequel that outdoes the original in terms of flair and outrageousness, but it will appeal to much the same audience. If James Bond is too tame for you, Frank Martin (Jason Stratham) is your ma...

Run Time: 1:23
U.S. Release Date: 2005-09-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Louis Leterrier
Cast: Jason Statham, Alessandro Gassman, Amber Valletta, ...
Transporter, The

The Transporter is cinematic extravaganza for everyone who disdains wimpy movie elements like "plot" and "character development". This balls-to-the-walls action/adventure makes the average James Bond film look like something by Eric Rohmer. It’s...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2002-10-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Corey Yuan
Cast: Jason Stratham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, ...
Unleashed

Unleashed is two radically different movies fused into one. On their own, each of the films might have stood a chance of working, but, brought together in concert, the radical shifts in tone create a weird dichotomy that will distract and disorien...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2005-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Louis Leterrier
Cast: Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, ...