Most Voted Action Feature Films Released 1997-01-01 to 1997-12-31


1. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 386,042 | Gross: $63.54M

2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 325,734 | Gross: $229.09M

3. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 314,059 | Gross: $112.23M

4. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 248,195 | Gross: $101.12M

5. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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51 Metascore

Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs in a satire of modern world politics.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 243,542 | Gross: $54.81M

6. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.7
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28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 210,089 | Gross: $107.33M

7. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 201,375 | Gross: $47.75M

8. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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52 Metascore

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher

Votes: 163,067 | Gross: $125.33M

9. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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61 Metascore

Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 161,654 | Gross: $172.96M

10. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Votes: 96,498 | Gross: $54.93M

11. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

Votes: 84,453 | Gross: $75.98M

12. Anaconda (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.7
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37 Metascore

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube

Votes: 83,616 | Gross: $65.89M

13. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 79,913 | Gross: $28.01M

14. Dante's Peak (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley

Votes: 70,549 | Gross: $67.13M

15. G.I. Jane (1997)

R | 125 min | Action, Drama, War

5.9
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62 Metascore

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe

Votes: 66,844 | Gross: $48.17M

16. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

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

3.8
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23 Metascore

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 66,585 | Gross: $48.61M

17. Volcano (1997)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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55 Metascore

A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle

Votes: 64,963 | Gross: $49.32M

18. George of the Jungle (1997)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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53 Metascore

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 62,873 | Gross: $105.26M

19. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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29 Metascore

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.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

Votes: 62,231 | Gross: $17.63M

20. The Edge (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 61,471 | Gross: $27.78M

21. Spawn (1997)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror

5.2
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34 Metascore

An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle

Votes: 58,250 | Gross: $54.97M

22. The Saint (1997)

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

6.2
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50 Metascore

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija, Valeriy Nikolaev

Votes: 56,243 | Gross: $61.36M

23. The Devil's Own (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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53 Metascore

A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades

Votes: 51,524 | Gross: $42.87M

24. The Peacemaker (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Aleksandr Baluev

Votes: 49,789 | Gross: $41.26M

25. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Votes: 44,339 | Gross: $50.01M

26. Breakdown (I) (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey

Votes: 42,668 | Gross: $50.13M

27. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.7
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11 Metascore

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar, Sandra Hess

Votes: 40,586 | Gross: $35.93M

28. Nothing to Lose (1997)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (... See full summary »

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 40,173 | Gross: $44.46M

29. Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy

5.5
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27 Metascore

A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 34,215 | Gross: $31.24M

30. Double Team (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.7
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An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Paul Freeman

Votes: 28,104 | Gross: $11.44M

31. The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Bill Murray, Joanne Whalley, Peter Gallagher, Richard Wilson

Votes: 26,397 | Gross: $13.80M

32. Murder at 1600 (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller

Votes: 25,866 | Gross: $25.83M

33. Money Talks (1997)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker, Heather Locklear, Elise Neal

Votes: 25,413 | Gross: $41.07M

34. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.3
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 24,017

35. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Comedy

8.0
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Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Jahn | Stars: Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Thierry van Werveke, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 23,669 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Metro (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori, Art Evans

Votes: 23,179 | Gross: $31.99M

37. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Miki Lee, Karen McLymont

Votes: 22,333 | Gross: $12.67M

38. Dobermann (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Antoine Basler

Votes: 15,428

39. Fire Down Below (1997)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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Going undercover in rural Kentucky, a environmental agents tries to prove the dumping of toxic waste in the local coal mines by ruthless industrialists.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger, Stephen Lang

Votes: 15,101 | Gross: $16.23M

40. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof. Smilla Jasperson, a close friend who lives in the same house... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Julia Ormond, Ona Fletcher, Agga Olsen, Patrick Field

Votes: 12,459 | Gross: $2.22M

41. Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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34 Metascore

A bratty teenager fakes her own kidnapping, but gets mistakenly kidnapped for real instead.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson

Votes: 11,720 | Gross: $14.33M

42. Border (I) (1997)

R | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna

Votes: 10,925

43. Turbulence (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

4.8
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After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a flight attendant must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 9,751 | Gross: $11.47M

44. Steel (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

2.8
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John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 9,699 | Gross: $1.71M

45. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)

Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

7.6
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A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 8,851

46. Ishq (1997)

161 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja ... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Kajol

Votes: 8,539

47. The Assignment (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley, Claudia Ferri

Votes: 8,095 | Gross: $0.54M

48. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.5
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35 Metascore

The legendary Power Rangers must stop the evil space pirate Divatox from releasing the powerful Maligore from his volcanic imprisonment on the island of Muranthias, where only the kindly ... See full summary »

Directors: Shuki Levy, David Winning | Stars: Jason David Frank, Catherine Sutherland, Hilary Shepard, Jon Simanton

Votes: 7,412 | Gross: $8.11M

49. Koyla (1997)

166 min | Action, Drama, Musical

6.3
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A village girl agrees to a marriage to a king she has never met after he sends her a photograph of himself. But the man in the photograph is not the king but his most loyal slave, the handsome but mute Shankar.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Amrish Puri, Ranjeet

Votes: 7,163

50. Perdita Durango (1997)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.3
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A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross, Aimee Graham

Votes: 7,131



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