Movies in the Science Fiction/Action genre

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Edge of Tomorrow

As improbable a concoction as it might seem, Edge of Tomorrow is a curious mix of ingredients from the 1993 Harold Ramis/Bill Murray comedy, Groundhog Day, and James Cameron's 1986 sequel to Alien. An Earth-versus-aliens tale set in the near future...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2014-06-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sci-Fi Action and Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, ...
Elysium

Elysium is a thoroughly entertaining science fiction/action spectacle that reinforces the argument that director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) has what it takes to enthrall audiences. However, I can't help but wishing this material had been given "th...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2013-08-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, ...
Escape from New York

1988. New York City, overrun by crime, is walled in. It becomes the world's largest, most uncontrolled prison, with the inmates prevented from escaping by armed guards who man the walls twenty-four hours a day. Those confined within the cit...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, ...
Fifth Element, The

The Fifth Element uses one of the newest tricks in the science fiction motion picture handbook: perform a visual and aural assault on viewers in the vain hope that they won't notice the lack of substance, logic, and intelligence. For a few recent...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 1997-05-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, ...
Ghost in the Shell

As a noisy, CGI-saturated spectacle, there’s no arguing that Ghost in the Shell gets the job done. Every cent spent on the movie appears to have made it into the final cut – an indication that the actors probably did most of their work in ...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-03-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Rupert Sanders
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, ...
How It Ends

Ironically, I’m sure, the title of this movie identifies the single most obvious problem. Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with how it begins. In fact, the first 20 minutes or so of How It Ends are solid, filled as they are with mystery and...

Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay Part 2

Another so-called YA (Young Adult) motion picture property has reached its cinematic conclusion. Billed as “the next big thing” 3 1/2 years ago with the release of the first Hunger Games movie, the series has lived up to its hype. The mov...

Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Mahershala Ali, Sam Claflin, ...
I Am Number Four

For someone who has never seen another movie, I Am Number Four might be an astounding experience, cobbling together bits and pieces of other, better productions as it does. It's very loud, very fast paced, and very derivative. Like a casserole made...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2011-02-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: D.J. Caruso
Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, ...
I, Robot

When all of the dust from 2004's crumbling blockbusters has settled, I, Robot will likely emerge as the strongest mainstream motion picture of the summer. The best big-budget science fiction film since Minority Report, I, Robot gets high marks not...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2004-07-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, ...
Independence Day: Resurgence

The temptation is there to say that Independence Day: Resurgence tarnishes the image of its predecessor but the original Independence Day wasn’t all that good to begin with. It’s probably better in our memories than it ever was on cellulo...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, ...