Movies in the Action/Thriller genre

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Moonraker

Moonraker is a sort of James Bond meets Star Wars. Released in 1979, the year that saw the arrival of Star Trek on the big screen, Moonraker was the latest film to latch onto the science fiction revival started by George Lucas' 1977 picture. ...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, ...
Never Say Never Again

In 1971, following the release of Diamonds Are Forever, Sean Connery announced that he would "never again" play the role of James Bond. As a result, the producers brought in Roger Moore, and the series continued. 12 years later, in 1983,...

Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Sean Connery, Pamela Salem, Alec McCowen, ...
No Time to Die

In all the years I have watched James Bond movies, I will confess to rarely having been shocked by a narrative development or twist. Prior to No Time to Die, there was one exception: the conclusion of OnHer Majesty’s Secret Service, when Bond...

Run Time: 2:43
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rory Kinnear, Billy Magnussen, ...
Nobody

Nobody plays like a less frenetic, grittier version of John Wick with 58-year-old Bob Odenkirk standing in for 56-year-old Keanu Reeves (who was 49 when the first film of the now-franchise was made) as the middle-aged guy nobody should screw w...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-06-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Ilya Naishuller
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Alexey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, ...
Octopussy

It's probably just a coincidence, but the two Bond films that Maud Adams appeared in -- The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy -- are easily the silliest entries in the long-running series (not counting the intentional spoof Casino Royale). In...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: John Glen
Cast: Roger Moore, Robert Brown, Lois Maxwell, ...
Old Guard, The

The concept of immortality isn’t new material for either comic books or science fiction/fantasy but the seriousness with which it is treated by The Old Guard is atypical. The movie, based on the graphic novel series by Greg Rucka & Leand...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, ...
Olympus Has Fallen

There's irony to be found in the recognition that the best Die Hard to be released in 2013 isn't the franchise's official entry, A Good Day to Die Hard, but the White House-based copycat, Olympus Has Fallen. And, while Gerard Butler is no Bruce Wil...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2013-03-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, ...
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

With the exception of one production aspect, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is by far the best entry of the long-running James Bond series. The film contains some of the most exhilarating action sequences ever to reach the screen, a touchin...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Peter Hunt
Cast: George Lazenby, Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee, ...
Parker

Parker delivers just about what the average viewer would expect from it: a Jason Statham-flavored action thriller (as opposed to, say, a Matt Damon-flavored action thriller or a Rock-flavored action thriller). Statham, like John Wayne in his heyday...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2013-01-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, ...
Project Power

Underwritten yet nevertheless enjoyable on a visceral level, Project Power is the latest Netflix film to use a familiar template: start with an intriguing premise, sign a bankable star (or two), employ an exotic (or at least non-standard) locat...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, ...