Most Popular "Reluctant Hero" Titles
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1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight is forced to return from his imposed exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman.
3. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.
5. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government must find a cure for the monster he emerges whenever he loses his temper. However, Banner then must fight a soldier whom unleashes himself as a threat stronger than he.
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.
7. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
8. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.
9. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.
10. World War Z (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
12. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
PG | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.
14. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
16. Die Hard (1988)
R | 131 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
17. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
18. The Lone Ranger (2013)
PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
19. Shrek (2001)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
Writers: William Steig, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Schulman, Cody Cameron, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon | Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
20. Stargate (1994)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
21. Machete Kills (2013)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.
22. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
24. Safe (I) (2012)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
25. RED 2 (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
26. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.
27. Con Air (1997)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A newly released ex-con and former US Ranger finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
29. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
30. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.
Writers: Geefwee Boedoe, Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Jonathan Roberts, Victor Hugo, Sue C. Nichols, Christine Blum, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Jim Capobianco, Brenda Chapman, Francis Glebas, Ed Gombert, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Harkey, Burny Mattinson, Floyd Norman, Denis Rich, Jeff Snow, Kelly Wightman, James Fujii, John Sanford | Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Tom Hulce, Mary Kay Bergman
31. TRON (1982)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
32. Billy Jack (1971)
GP | 114 min | Action, Drama
Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.
33. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
34. Dogma (1999)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.
35. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana le Fey.
36. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.
37. Timeline (2003)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.
38. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
39. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)
R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.
40. Killer Elite (2011)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons.
41. Lockout (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
42. Top Secret! (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
43. DragonHeart (1996)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.
44. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western
Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
45. The Cold Light of Day (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller
After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
46. Ip Man 2 (2010)
R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.
47. The Postman (1997)
R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.
48. Titan A.E. (2000)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.
49. Born of War (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
After her family is killed, Mina finds out her real father is a terrorist, and behind the killings. To get revenge, Mina works with British Intelligence to take him down.
50. Pale Rider (1985)
R | 115 min | Romance, Western
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.