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1. Anthropoid (2016)
R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Votes: 52,154 | Gross: $67.17M
Nice adventure movie for kids.
5. Vertical Limit (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains.
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.
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.
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
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.
Votes: 184,045 | Gross: $43.48M
True story. Nicely done.
9. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 238,043 | Gross: $13.41M
Good one, if you love the subject, and SF.
10. Fury (2014)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War
A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.
Votes: 390,417 | Gross: $85.82M
11. Kicks (II) (2016)
R | 80 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
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
An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
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
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.
Votes: 117,184 | Gross: $73.65M
One can watch it. In between watchable...
14. Deepwater Horizon (2016)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
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
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.
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
Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.
Votes: 399,383 | Gross: $186.85M
17. Man on a Ledge (2012)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 138,775 | Gross: $18.62M
18. The Chamber (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
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.
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.
21. Hostage (2005)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
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
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.
Votes: 393,560 | Gross: $107.10M
Starts slow, but ends dramatically.
23. Sicario (2015)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 336,976 | Gross: $46.89M
Some drama in here. Weird aftertaste.
24. Flightplan (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
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
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.
Votes: 164,438 | Gross: $38.58M
Futuristic world and it's craziness.
26. Kidnap (2017)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Votes: 30,047 | Gross: $30.72M
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 »
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
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.
Votes: 295,434 | Gross: $47.00M
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.
Not so bad, but then it falls apart for the moments.
30. Free Fire (2016)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.
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.
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.
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 »
34. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free.
Votes: 256,843 | Gross: $73.34M
35. Erased (2012)
R | 100 min | Action, Thriller
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.
36. Hyena Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 6,379 | Gross: $0.00M
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.
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.
Interesting. Quite watchable.
40. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)
PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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...."
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.
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.