Movies in the Action/Thriller genre

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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, ...
Copshop

During the mid-1990s, in the wake of Quentin Tarantino’s unlikely ascent, the movie landscape was suddenly populated by all manner of Pulp Fiction wannabes. Some were better than others. Joe Carnahan got his start with one of these, 1998’s ...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2021-09-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Joe Callahan
Cast: Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, Alexis Louder, ...
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, ...
Diamonds Are Forever

Released in 1971, Diamonds Are Forever was Sean Connery's final "official" turn as James Bond (although he eventually starred in Never Say Never Again, 1983's Thunderball remake). After skipping On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Connery was lure...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Guy Hamilton
Cast: Sean Connery, Charles Gray, Jill St. John, ...
Die Another Day

Imagine, if you will, the dispiriting experience of listening to an awful cover of one of your favorite songs. That's how I felt sitting through Die Another Day, the 20th official outing for Ian Fleming's super-spy. This is a train wreck of an ac...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2002-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, ...
Die Hard

Die Hard represents the class of modern action pictures and the standard by which they must be judged. Few films falling into the "mindless entertainment" genre have as much going for them as this movie. Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, ...
Die Hard 2

It's rare that the sequel to a good movie lives up to expectations. Such is the case with Die Hard 2, the somewhat-muddled but still entertaining return of Bruce Willis' John McClane. Fortunately, the original Die Hard was good enough that there'...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Bruce Willis, William Sadler, John Amos, ...
Die Hard with a Vengeance

Perhaps the best way to describe the third segment in the popular Die Hard series is by comparing it to the previous two. That should give an adequate assessment of how far the adventures of John McClane (Bruce Willis) have fallen. The original D...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 1995-05-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons, ...