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1. Anthropoid (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller

59 Metascore

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.

Votes: 39,253 | Gross: $2.96M

Dramatization of events surrounding British assassination of Heydrich. Interesting for Czechs and those who love WW2.

2. Cellular (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

60 Metascore

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy

Votes: 88,987 | Gross: $32.00M

Action all the way. Nice one. A bit shallow script, but it gets compensated with all the other elements.

3. First Blood (1982)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure

61 Metascore

A formidable but unstable veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Votes: 209,420 | Gross: $47.21M

No female characters. Action till the end. Psychology, history, sociology, ethics pushed all the way. Perfect.

4. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 52,154 | Gross: $67.17M

Nice adventure movie for kids.

5. Vertical Limit (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

48 Metascore

A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Scott Glenn, Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney

Votes: 55,896 | Gross: $69.24M

Unrealistic, but watchable.

6. K2 (1991)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Annie Grindlay, Elena Wohl

Votes: 6,130 | Gross: $3.11M

True story, otherwise medium.

7. Into the White (I) (2012)

R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 18,277 | Gross: $0.00M

Comic, tragic and interesting. Not quite an action movie.

8. Everest (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

64 Metascore

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 184,045 | Gross: $43.48M

True story. Nicely done.

9. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 238,043 | Gross: $13.41M

Good one, if you love the subject, and SF.

10. Fury (2014)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

64 Metascore

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña

Votes: 390,417 | Gross: $85.82M

Classic WW2.

11. Kicks (II) (2016)

R | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

69 Metascore

Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they're stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve them.

Director: Justin Tipping | Stars: Jahking Guillory, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Christopher Meyer, Kofi Siriboe

Votes: 3,853 | Gross: $0.15M

Black people and their problems. You probably have to be a teenager and an American to understand those subcultural moments. If you can get throuh that it's not such a bad movie.

12. Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

28 Metascore

An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

Director: Aleksander Bach | Stars: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 81,625 | Gross: $22.47M

Loved the game, and managed to watch somehow. Can't be objective.

13. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 117,184 | Gross: $73.65M

One can watch it. In between watchable...

14. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History

68 Metascore

A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin, James DuMont

Votes: 136,771 | Gross: $61.43M

Another dramatization of real events. If it wasn't based on real events probably wouldn't watch it. It's done good.

15. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

57 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 555,473 | Gross: $209.03M

Nice one. Thumbs up.

16. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

48 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 399,383 | Gross: $186.85M

Not bad.

17. Man on a Ledge (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

40 Metascore

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

Director: Asger Leth | Stars: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Mandy Gonzalez

Votes: 138,775 | Gross: $18.62M

Mediocre performance.

18. The Chamber (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

A three-man Special Ops team on a secret recovery mission and a civilian pilot become trapped underwater in a small claustrophobic submersible craft off the coast of North Korea.

Director: Ben Parker | Stars: Johannes Kuhnke, Charlotte Salt, James McArdle, Elliot Levey

Votes: 986

Director fail.

19. Off-Piste (2016)

91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An ex-military recluse, living in the mountains of France to escape a traumatic past, is hunted down by those whose lives he has destroyed.

Director: Glen Kirby | Stars: Nathan Bevan-Stewart, Lily Caines, Antony Meadley, Neil Attridge

Votes: 511

The script is the biggest problem here.

20. 10.0 Earthquake (2014)

PG | 88 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Los Angeles is about to be hit by a devastating earthquake, and time is running out to save the city from imminent danger.

Director: David Gidali | Stars: Cameron Richardson, Chasty Ballesteros, Jeffrey Jones, Henry Ian Cusick

Votes: 1,492

Lame.

21. Hostage (2005)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 103,172 | Gross: $34.64M

Average to good. Won't waste your time if you see it.

22. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 393,560 | Gross: $107.10M

Starts slow, but ends dramatically.

23. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 336,976 | Gross: $46.89M

Some drama in here. Weird aftertaste.

24. Flightplan (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

53 Metascore

A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan

Votes: 145,385 | Gross: $89.71M

Interesting movies, makes you don't want to stop watching.

25. Surrogates (2009)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 164,438 | Gross: $38.58M

Futuristic world and it's craziness.

26. Kidnap (2017)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple

Votes: 30,047 | Gross: $30.72M

Classic action.

27. Get the Girl (2017)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A wealthy young man is conned into staging a fake kidnapping in order to be a hero and win the affection of a girl he's madly in love with. But when one of the hired kidnappers is ... See full summary »

Director: Eric England | Stars: Justin Dobies, Elizabeth Whitson, Noah Segan, Jerry Purpdrank

Votes: 1,042

It starts lame and weird but it gets more interesting. Not sure actors are doing the right job.

28. Shooter (I) (2007)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Rhona Mitra, Danny Glover

Votes: 295,434 | Gross: $47.00M

Classic action.

29. Free Fall (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An employee, working for Gault Capital in L.A, gets targeted by a ruthless assassin and locked in the elevator after she uncovers a chilling secret.

Director: Malek Akkad | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Sarah Butler, Malcolm McDowell, Ian Gomez

Votes: 1,787

Not so bad, but then it falls apart for the moments.

30. Free Fire (2016)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

63 Metascore

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 37,046 | Gross: $1.80M

Not sure what is the point of the movie.

31. S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A SWAT compound comes under fire from an international terrorist who relentlessly and violently pursues a mystery man who was apprehended by Seattle SWAT after a raid went horribly wrong.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Sam Jaeger, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Jai White, Kyra Zagorsky

Votes: 1,847

Something like Assault on Precinct 13 done with digital cameras.

32. Accident (I) (2017)

95 min | Action, Thriller

A group of teenagers suffer a terrible accident during a joy ride and get trapped at the bottom of a ravine.

Director: Dan Tondowski | Stars: Stephanie Schildknecht, Roxane Hayward, Tyrone Keogh, Keenan Arrison

Votes: 578

Somewhat bad, but watchable.

33. Crossing Point (2016)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

A young American couple in love, Michael (Shawn Lock) and Olivia (María Gabriela de Faría) vacation in Baja, but things take a frightening turn when Olivia is kidnapped by a drug dealer, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Zirilli | Stars: Shawn Lock, Paulina Gaitan, Tom Sizemore, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 761

34. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

34 Metascore

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Votes: 256,843 | Gross: $73.34M

Good one.

35. Erased (2012)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

34 Metascore

An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Nick Alachiotis, Liana Liberato, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 27,781

36. Hyena Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

44 Metascore

Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

Director: Paul Gross | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Allan Hawco, David Richmond-Peck, Karl Campbell

Votes: 6,379 | Gross: $0.00M

37. Braven (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

61 Metascore

A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.

Director: Lin Oeding | Stars: Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Stephen Lang

Votes: 24,232

38. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

German commander Captain Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 23,774

A little bit retro for today's norms.

39. T-34 (2018)

TV-14 | 139 min | Action, War

In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

Director: Aleksey Sidorov | Stars: Alexander Petrov, Irina Starshenbaum, Viktor Dobronravov, Vinzenz Kiefer

Votes: 4,365

Interesting. Quite watchable.

40. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

40 Metascore

An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival...."

Director: Scott Waugh | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont, Kale Culley

Votes: 5,212

41. The Canyon (2009)

R | 102 min | Thriller

A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.

Director: Richard Harrah | Stars: Eion Bailey, Yvonne Strahovski, Will Patton, Wendy Worthington

Votes: 3,838 | Gross: $0.00M

A bit cheap at the moments.

42. Telefon (1977)

PG | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Russian officer is sent to the U.S. to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly

Votes: 4,741



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