Movies in the Action/Thriller genre

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Braven

At first glance, it appears that Braven might be more than what it turns out to be. The opening credits feature a montage of shots of the wilds of Newfoundland – images so stunningly beautiful that they would be at home in a nature documentar...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Lin Oeding
Cast: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Garret Dillahunt, ...
Broken Arrow

By another name, Broken Arrow is Speed gone nuclear. Yet, despite all the explosions, violence, special effects, and other choreographed excesses, this film doesn't have quite the same impact. It's fun, to be sure, and the wild ride doesn't let u...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 1996-02-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: John Woo
Cast: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, ...
Bullet to the Head

Bullet to the Head is a throwback to the '80s. Starring 66-year old Sylvester Stallone, who embraced his action-hero reputation during that decade and directed by Walter Hill, whose biggest hits came between 1982 and 1988, this movie offers the kin...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2013-02-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, ...
Bushwick

Bushwick is Night of the Living Dead without the zombies. It’s about survival in an urban war-zone, a post-apocalyptic nightmare where the familiar has become unreal and life is cheap. Or at least that’s what the creative team – director...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-25
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott
Cast: Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana
Casino Royale

When Pierce Brosnan took over the role of James Bond for Goldeneye, much was made about how the franchise was being "modernized." In reality, the only apparent changes were cosmetic. Brosnan's 007 was easily connected to the character previously p...

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 2006-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, ...
Close

Close feels like many of the numerous direct-to-DVD titles that were prevalent during the 2000s. High on action and low on logic, those movies were made quickly and for little money to satisfy an audience whose expectations were for 90 minutes...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-18
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Extreme Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Vicky Jewson
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nelisse, Indira Varma
Commuter, The

It started ten years ago in 2008. Call it the “Liam Neeson Action Hero First Quarter Movie.” With Taken, Pierre Morel and Luc Besson tried an experiment: put a suave, respected actor in a B-grade action movie and see how audiences reacted....

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, ...
Con Air

Con Air, producer Jerry Bruckheimer's generic follow-up to 1996's blockbuster, The Rock, is the kind of motion picture that critics refer to when they moan about the "dumbing down" of American cinema. This movie is a perfect example of what's wron...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 1997-06-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Simon West
Cast: Nicolas Cage, David Chappelle, Nick Chinlund, ...
Crank

There's not much of a mystery about what Crank delivers. As promised, it's 85 minutes of action, with little in the way of encumbrances like dialogue and exposition, and only skeletal fragments of a narrative to keep things moving. For the most p...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2006-09-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Cast: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, ...
Daylight

Daylight is an action picture without a villain. Frankly, it doesn't have much of a plot, either. Or characters, for that matter. In fact, the so-called dramatic elements of this movie are so shaky that you wonder if the filmmakers spent all o...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 1996-12-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Disaster-Related Peril and Destruction)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone, Dan Hedaya, ...