Movies in the Action/Thriller genre

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Revolver

Revolver had its world premiere at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, some 27 months before finding its way into a small number of U.S. multiplexes. If that says nothing else, it's that distributors shied away from the film, fearing its complete lack...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2007-12-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore, ...
Safe

Over the course of the past decade, Jason Statham has created a nice little niche with films like The Transporter and Crank. Although it would be unfair to saddle him with the mantle of "successor to Schwarzenegger and Stallone," he's the closest ...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2012-04-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Robert John Burke, ...
Safe House

Safe House is an overlong, underwhelming knock-off of The Bourne Identity - another generic spy thriller in which the "bad guy" (a traitor) is the good guy (because he's at war against corruption) and the "good guys" (government agents) are the bad...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2012-02-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, ...
Skyfall

Skyfall can take its place alongside From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service as the best Bond can offer. With an Oscar winner at the helm and Oscar winners in two prominent roles, Skyfall overflows with talent but, as...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2012-11-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, ...
Skyscraper

It would be fair to say that Skyscraper does what it sets out to do but the unambitious agenda isn’t something I’m especially interested in watching. A dumbed-down Die Hard with a Towering Inferno infusion, the film exists solely as a showca...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Scenes of Peril)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, McKenna Roberts, Byron Mann, ...
Smokin' Aces

Smokin' Aces is Tarantino lite - a vague and unsuccessful attempt to bring together a bunch of offbeat, unrelated characters in a situation where a bloody resolution is inescapable. Like an absentminded chef, however, writer/director Joe Carnahan ...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2007-01-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Joe Carnahan
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, ...
Specialist, The

If I were in a kind mood, I might say that The Specialist attempts to be an atmospheric, dramatic thriller. On the other hand, if I wanted to be truthful, I could note that this film has two obvious assets (both of which are used to maximum advant...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 1994-10-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Luis Llosa
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, ...
Speed

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, ...