BEST ACTION+THRILLER+DRAMA+WAR

by jerry-saleem | created - 06 Nov 2012 | updated - 17 Jun 2014 | Public
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1. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

71 Metascore

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 385,566 | Gross: $13.66M

FAMILY IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE )

2. Never Back Down (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport

39 Metascore

A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet

Votes: 88,008 | Gross: $24.85M

3. The Hitcher (2007)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Horror

28 Metascore

A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.

Director: Dave Meyers | Stars: Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Neal McDonough

Votes: 37,547 | Gross: $16.47M

4. Cactus (I) (2008)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is... See full summary »

Director: Jasmine Yuen Carrucan | Stars: Travis McMahon, David Lyons, Bryan Brown, Shane Jacobson

Votes: 533

TAGLINE choose the wrong road and u r A REALLY COOL THRILLER MOVIE

5. Green Street Hooligans (2005)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren

Votes: 129,807 | Gross: $0.34M

A REALLY GOOD MOVIE ABOUT SOCCER GANGS (STAND U R GROUND)

6. Boot Camp (2008)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith, Peter Stormare, Regine Nehy

Votes: 7,920

TAGLINE EVERY YEAR TROUBLED TEENS ARE SENT AWAY TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES (INSPIRED TRUE EVENTS)

7. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller

94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Votes: 375,320 | Gross: $17.02M

BEST WAR MOVIE

8. Defiance (I) (2008)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

58 Metascore

Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

Votes: 126,703 | Gross: $28.64M

WILLING TO RISK EVERYTHING FOR THE SAKE OF EVEN A MOMENT;S FREEDOM..................

9. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,141,016 | Gross: $187.71M

THE GERNAL WHO BECAME A SLAVE . THE SLAVE WHO BECAME A GLADIATOR. THE GLADIATOR WHO DEFIED AN EMPIRE A REALLY GREAT MOVIE

10. Rendition (2007)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin

Votes: 50,757 | Gross: $9.74M

TAGLINE WHAT IF SOMEONE U LOVE.... JUST DISAPPEARED? (POWERFUL,PROVOCATIVE , AND DEEPLY ENGAGING)

11. Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

40 Metascore

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill

Votes: 135,696 | Gross: $72.27M

TAGLINE 8 STRANGERS 8 POINTS of view>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.1 TRUTH A MUST SEE MOVIE

12. Colombiana (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 84,123 | Gross: $36.67M

VENGEANCE IS BEAUTIFUL A GREAT ACTION MOVIE (LOVELY GIRL....ACTION

13. Takers (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

45 Metascore

A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Director: John Luessenhop | Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy

Votes: 51,368 | Gross: $57.74M

TAGLINE ITS ONLY A CRIME IF U GET CAUGHT

14. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 49,993 | Gross: $1.04M

A REALLY AMAZING CRIME STORY

15. Sanctum (2011)

R | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.

Director: Alister Grierson | Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley, Christopher James Baker, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 50,203 | Gross: $23.07M

TAGLINE ONLY WAY OUT IS DOWN A BEST MOVIE

16. 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: 134,382 | Gross: $18.62M

U CAN ONLY PUSH AN INNOCENT MAN SO FAR A MUST SEE MOVIE

17. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

Votes: 46,397

EVERY ONE HAS A BREAKING POINT A REALLY GREAT MOVIE

18. Burning Bright (2010)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.

Director: Carlos Brooks | Stars: Briana Evigan, Charlie Tahan, Garret Dillahunt, Meat Loaf

Votes: 5,589

A REALLY INTERESTING (LION) MOVIE

19. Prey (I) (2007)

TV-MA | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Bridget Moynahan, Peter Weller, Carly Schroeder, Jamie Bartlett

Votes: 6,990

INSPIRED TO MANY TRUE EVENTS

20. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina

Votes: 245,494 | Gross: $90.76M

DEFY THE FUTURE BEST MOVIE

21. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

36 Metascore

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang

Votes: 88,100 | Gross: $21.30M

A GREAT MOVIE

22. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 261,105 | Gross: $50.87M

A MUST SEE MOVIE

23. Confession of Murder (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing murders he committed after the statute of limitations expires. A detective and one of the victim's mothers search for the author while another killer begins a spree of murders.

Director: Byung-gil Jung | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Shi-hoo Park, Hae-Kyun Jung, Yeong-ae Kim

Votes: 6,112

24. Mo jing (2014)

111 min | Action, Crime

51 Metascore

A dutiful cop, guilt-ridden over saving the life of a gang leader, becomes obsessed with bringing down the crime syndicate of the man he saved.

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Daniel Wu, Nick Cheung, Shatina Chen, Kai Chi Liu

Votes: 1,120 | Gross: $0.17M