In the year 2415, the world's population has been so drastically decimated by a sweeping virus that all of the earth's inhabitants live within one walled "perfect" city, Bregna. Bregna is ruled by a tribunal of scientists who exert complete control over its citizens. However, an underground rebellion is underway, led by the Handler (Frances McDormand). Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), a skilled, acrobatic assassin, is assigned with a critical mission - to kill Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas), the government's sinister leader. Directed by Karyn Kusama. With Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo and Amelia Warner. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) is a typical, fun-loving teen by day, but after hours he is a top secret agent. For his newest mission, Cody must enter prep school and befriend Natalie Connors (Hilary Duff) in order to locate find her father, a scientist unknowingly developing a swarm of deadly nanobots. Cody's wits and charm are put to the test as he tries to save the world and get the girl. Directed by Harald Zwart. With Angie Harmon, Keith David, Cynthia Stevenson and Daniel Roebuck. Categories: Action, Thriller, Comedy, Adventure, Family. Year: 2003.
Agent Cody Banks
After a visit to Moscow, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) becomes a hostage when Air Force One is taken over by neo-nationalists from Kazakhstan. Led by Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman), the terrorists take control of the aircraft and demand the release of their leader, General Radek. But, after previously declaring that the US doesn't negotiate with terrorists, President Marshal fights back to save his family and prevent an international incident. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. With Glenn Close and William H. Macy. Categories: Action, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1997.
Air Force One
Thirty years after a bomb destroys Tokyo, triggering World War III, Neo-Tokyo has been built under Japan's new political system. Kaneda (Cam Clarke), the leader of a biker gang in the desperate, poverty stricken city, must deal with anti-government activists, corrupt politicians, evil scientists and a powerful military leader as he goes on a quest to save his friend, Tetsuo (Joshua Seth). Meanwhile, Tesuo, who has been captured by the Akira Project, is subjected to a number of tests which ultimately cause him to morph into another life form and unleash his supernatural powers upon the city. Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Cult Classics. Year: 1988.
In deep space, the crew of the mining ship Nostromo investigates a suspected SOS signal being sent from a moon orbiting a nearby planet. Discovering a derelict ship on the moon's surface, Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Kane (John Hurt) and Lambert (Veronica Cartwright) enter and come upon a chamber filled with large, forboding eggs. When Kane is suddenly attacked by a mysterious parasite that attaches itself to his face, Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) initially refuses them re-entrance to the ship, siting quarantine protocol. But, Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm) disregards her order and lets them in. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Harry Dean Stanton and Yaphet Kotto. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1979.
After escaping from the Alien planet in the Colonial Marine spaceship Sulaco, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) awakes to discover that her escape pod has crash landed on a deep space penal colony, killing the rest of her crew. Welcomed with great hesitation, she awaits rescue from the company and befriends the facility's doctor, Clemens (Charles Dance) to protect herself from the murderers and rapists who maintain the colony's ore foundry. But, when it is discovered that an Alien stowed away on Ripley's ship, she must form an alliance with Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), a criminal who has found religion, in order to organize the prisoners and fight back against the beast. Directed by David Fincher. With Brian Glover, Danny Webb, Lance Henriksen and Ralph Brown. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1992.
200 years after her death, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is reborn as a clone. Scientists have used her DNA to bring her back to life and get their hands on the Queen Alien that grows within her chest. As scientist begin to breed more Aliens, Ripley adjusts to being alive again - remembering bits and pieces of her former life. Soon, though, the Aliens escape and begin ravaging the ship's crew. Together with a band of space pirates, including a second generation android (Winona Ryder), Ripley must find a way to defeat the Aliens yet again before the ship crash lands on Earth. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Dan Hedaya, J.E. Freeman, Brad Dourif and Leland Orser. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1997.
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the sole survivor of a mining company ship that was attacked by a vicious, parasitic Alien. When she gives her story to the company executives, they dismiss her claims and tell her that the Alien planet has been colonized while she was adrift in space. But, when all communication with the colonists is cut off, Ripley is asked to return to the planet in order to terminate the Aliens once and for all. She is joined by a squadron of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen) and a shifty corporate lawyer (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Directed by James Cameron. With Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton and Carrie Henn. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1986.
A peaceful Colorado town becomes the center of an intergalactic battle when a Predator scout ship crash lands and releases the Aliens on board. As the Aliens begin to infect the town, a lone “Wolf” Predator (Ian Whyte) is sent to exterminate the hoard. Meanwhile, the townspeople caught in the middle of the brutal face-off set out to the stop the Alien outbreak before the military carpet bombs the area. Directed by Colin Strause and Greg Strause. With Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, David Paetkau and Chelah Horsdal. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007. Release Date: December 25, 2007.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
In 1914, Paul Baumer (Lew Ayres) is persuaded to join the German army for the glory of the Fatherland. Trained under Himmelstoss (John Wray), a brutal corporal, Baumer and the other young soldiers by his side harden, realizing the tragic futility of war as death surronds them. Directed by Lewis Milestone. With Louis Wolheim, Russell Gleason, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander. Categories: War, Drama, Action, Based on a Novel. Year: 1930.
All Quiet on the Western Front
When a powerful baron seizes all the deeds to the homesteads in a Midwestern town, a group of young ranchers band together to take back their land and end the baron's tyranny. As their power and fame grows, they become the centers of an enormous manhunt aimed at capturing their leader, Jesse James (Colin Farrell). Directed by Les Mayfield. With Scott Caan, Ali Larter and Gabriel Macht. Categories: Action, Comedy, Western. Year: 2001.
Made up of nine anime-style films, each Animatrix short is a stand-alone work detailing elements of The Matrix universe. From the first moments of the computer domination of man to disturbances within the artificial world of The Matrix, these films are beautifully written and animated and work as a companion to the movies or alone. Directed by Peter Chung, Andy Jones and Yoshiaki Kawajiri. With Clayton Watson, Melinda Clarke, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Animation. Year: 2003.
During the Vietnam War, Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a mission into Cambodia to assassinate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a renegade Green Beret who has installed himself as the god of a local tribe. As Willard travels up the river approaching his target, he is faced with the surreal, brutal realities of war and its effects on the minds of men. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, War. Year: 1979.
As the Maya kingdom faces its decline, its rulers attempt to regain prosperity by building more temples to offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a young man chosen for sacrifice, is not ready to die. Driven by his love for his woman and his family, Jaguar Paw escapes his captors and returns home to save his way of life. Directed by Mel Gibson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama. Year: 2006.
A shuttle disaster in outer space alerts NASA to an unthinkable danger: an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth. In a desperate attempt for survival, NASA calls on the world's best deepcore driller, Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), and his team (Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Michael Clarke Duncan and Owen Wilson) to detonate a nuclear device deep within the asteroid and destroy it before it reaches Earth. Directed by Michael Bay. With Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare and William Fichtner. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1998.
Passepartout (Jackie Chan ), a Chinese thief seeks refuge in the companionship of Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan), a British inventor who has accepted a challenge to travel around the world in only 80 days. Along the way, Passepartout's martial arts skill gets the two out of many sticky situations as they race to complete their voyage. Directed by Frank Coraci. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2004.
Around the World in 80 Days
Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone ) is a tired killer who wants out of the business. Opposing him is Bain (Antonio Banderas), an eager young hitman who wants to scrap the older model and reign as assassin supreme. Teaming up with a hacker named Electra (Julianne Moore), Rath must take down Bain so that he can retire from the game with his body and mind intact. Directed by Richard Donner. With Anatoli Davydov, Muse Watson and Steve Kahan. Categories: Action, Thriller, Crime. Year: 1995.
After his son dies, Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage) builds a powerful robot in his image to help him deal with his grief. Unable to live up to Dr. Temna's high expectations, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) leaves his home in Metro City and sets out into the world to become a super hero. But, when Metro City is threatened, Astro Boy returns to save the day and attempts to reconcile with the father who rejected him. Directed by David Bowers. With Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane and Eugene Levy. Categories: Action, Animation, Sci-Fi, Based on a Comic. Year: 2009.
1960s swinger and British secret agent, Austin Powers (Mike Myers), returns to life after being cyrogenically frozen for 30 years in order to battle his arch-nemisis, Dr. Evil (also played by Mike Myers). With Austin permanently stuck in a shagadelic time warp, he'll need the help of his new partner, Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley), if he hopes to save the world from Dr. Evil's doomsday device. Directed by Jay Roach. With Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling and Seth Green. Categories: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime. Year: 1997.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
When Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) decides to travel back to 1969 in order to steal Austin Powers' mojo, Austin (also played by Mike Myers) is left powerless. Partnered with his new right-hand woman, Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham), Austin must go back in time to get his groove back and stop Dr. Evil from destroying the world with a powerful laser. Directed by Jay Roach. With Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling and Verne Troyer. Categories: Comedy, Action, Adventure. Year: 1999.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Based on the famous Seventies British television series, this film stars Uma Thurman as Mrs. Emma Peel and Ralph Fiennes as John Steed. The two super-cool secret agents have to stop a villain (Sean Connery) from destroying the world with a climate-changing machine. Mrs. Peel and Mr. Steed have to act fast to foil this plan. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. With Jim Broadbent. Categories: Action, Adventure. Year: 1998.
A team of archeologists and other scientists assembled by billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) set off for Antarctica after satellites detect a mysterious energy source deep beneath the ice. Led by adventurer Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan), the team heads below the surface and discovers an incredibly intricate pyramid displaying inscriptions from three ancient civilizations. Soon, the team discovers the structure's true purpose: a breeding ground for the universe's ultimate prey (the Aliens) for its most deadly hunters (the Predators). Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. With Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon and Tommy Flanagan. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi. Year: 2004.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator