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
Toorop (Vin Diesel) is a mercenary tasked with escorting a package from Eastern Europe to New York City, through a crumbling, post-apocalyptic landscape. As it turns out, the package is a woman named Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) who carries a genetically modified organism that could spell doom for humanity. Complcating matters is a dangerous cult that wants the organism so that they can produce the next Messiah. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. With Michelle Yeoh, Lambert Wilson, Mark Strong and Gérard Depardieu. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2008.
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels back to 1955 in a modified Delorean after his friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), an eccentric scientist, is attacked by terrorists. After meeting his parents as teenagers, he accidentally prevents them from meeting and must bring them together or he will never be born. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1985.
Back to the Future
After time-traveling to 2015, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) returns home and finds that everything has changed. Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) rules Hill Valley and is married to his mother (Lea Thompson). To try to set things right, Marty travels back to 1955 to prevent Biff from changing the future. Once there, he has to explain the situation to a confused Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and be careful not to interfere with his first trip to the past. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1989.
Back to the Future Part II
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) flies back into the Old West to rescue Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) after getting a letter dated from 1885. Once there, Marty has a run-in with the villainous Tannen Gang, shows off the revolver skills he picked up at the 7-Eleven, and finds that Doc has fallen in love. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western. Year: 1990.
Back to the Future Part III
Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowry (Will Smith) are two Miami policemen on the most dangerous case of their careers. Tasked to recover a large amount of stolen heroin, they have to find the criminals responsible while protecting a hysterical murder witness (Téa Leoni). Directed by Michael Bay. With Michael Imperioli, Joe Pantoliano and Theresa Randle. Categories: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime. Year: 1995.
While working as part of a high-tech task force assigned to stop the flow of ecstasy into Miami, detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) uncover a conspiracy involving Johnny Tapia (Jordi Mollà), a ruthless drug lord determined to take control of the city’s narcotics trade. The assignment is further complicated when a romance begins between Mike and Syd (Gabrielle Union), Marcus's beautiful sister who is an undercover DEA agent. Directed by Michael Bay. With Joe Pantoliano and Peter Stormare. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2003.
Bad Boys II
Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler), a washed-up former ping pong prodigy, is recruited by FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (George Lopez) to infiltrate a mysterious life-or-death tournament held by Feng (Christopher Walken), the ruthless criminal mastermind who kille dhis father (Robert Patrick). With his skills a little rusty, Daytona is sent into training with Master Wong (James Hong) and his beautiful niece, Maggie (Maggie Q). If Daytona plans on avenging his father and keeping his life, he will have to play the best ping pong of his life and defeat his arch-enemy, Karl Wolfschtagg (Thomas Lennon). Directed by Robert Ben Garant. With Terry Crews, Diedrich Bader, Aisha Tyler and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sports. Year: 2007.
Balls of Fury
Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek star as two female Latinas who begin robbing banks in turn-of-the-century Mexico when a corrupt railroad baron starts bankrupting the locals. Cruz plays a farmer's daughter, while Hayek is from a wealthy family. Sam Shepherd plays the retired robber who shows them the ropes in this action-packed, comic Western. Directed by Espen Sandberg. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Western. Year: 2006.
When Joe (Nicolas Cage), a cold-blooded assassin, travels to Bangkok for a series of contract killings, he hires a street punk named Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm) to run errands, intending to execute him when the job is over. Instead, Joe begins mentoring the young man and falls for Fon (Charlie Yeung), a local shop girl. When the true nature of his latest assignment comes to light, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and must fight for his life when his boss decides it's time to clean house. Directed by Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang. With James With and Panward Hemmanee. Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller, Remake. Year: 2008.
Gotham City teems with corruption and decay, made worse by the presence of the Joker (Jack Nicholson), a deformed psychopath who wishes only to kill. Ready to take him on is Batman (Michael Keaton), the alter-ego of billionaire Bruce Wayne. With reporter Vicky Vale (Kim Basinger) hot on the case and threatening to win his heart, Batman must put everything on the line to keep the Joker from taking out the entire city. Directed by Tim Burton. Categories: Action, Thriller, Crime, Fantasy. Year: 1989.
Batman (George Clooney) and Robin (Chris O'Donnell) team up to stop Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from turning Gotham City into a permanent winter wonderland. But first, the dynamic duo must overcome seductive temptress Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman), who turns the pair against one another with her poisonous kiss. Directed by Joel Schumacher. With Alicia Silverstone, Elle Macpherson and Vivica A. Fox. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 1997.
Batman & Robin
As a young child, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) watched helplessly as his parents were gunned down, victims of a petty criminal in corrupt Gotham city. Grown up and hardened by training under the ninja lord Ra's Al-Ghul (Ken Watanabe), Wayne returns to Gotham to become a force of justice: Batman. His first task is dealing with and old friend-turned-foe, Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), whose League of Shadows intends on driving the Gotham's citizens mad using an exotic poison. Director Christopher Nolan (Memento) returns the series to its dark and serious roots. With Michael Caine, Katie Holmes and Morgan Freeman. Categories: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2005.
As Batman, Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer) must contend with a pair of his most feared enemies: Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Riddler (Jim Carrey), who are determined to destroy the city and discover Batman's true identity. The Caped Crusader must use the help of the lovely Dr. Chase Meridan (Nicole Kidman) and brave young Robin (Chris O'Donnell) to save the city without losing his life or having his secret revealed. Directed by Joel Schumacher. With Michael Gough and Drew Barrymore. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Crime, Romance. Year: 1995.
In 1999, thousands of activists descend upon Seattle to join in a mass demonstration against the WTO Ministerial Conference. What begins as a peaceful protest in Seattle's streets turns into an all-out riot, with protesters facing off with police and the National guard. Caught in the middle are Dale (Woody Harrelson), a riot cop, Ella (Charlize Theron), his wife, Jay (Martin Henderson), a protest organizer, and Mayor Jim Tobin (Ray Liotta). Directed by Stuart Townsend. With Michelle Rodriguez, André Benjamin, Rade Serbedzija, Ivana Milicevic, Joshua Jackson, Connie Nielsen, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Carpenter. Categories: Action, Drama, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
Battle in Seattle
In the future, the nation of Japan is on the brink of collapse. As teenage violence climbs out of control, the government enacts a radical new plan to isolate select groups of students on a small island and force them to fight each other to the death. Shuya (Tatsuya Fujiwara), Noriko (Aki Maeda) and Taro Yamamoto) are three students forced to fight on the island. Together, they must defeat the evil overlord Kitano (Takeshi Kitano) and win their freedom. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Foreign Film. Year: 2000.
The sequel to Behind Enemy Lines tells the story of a team of U.S. Navy SEALs assigned to destroy a North Korean missile site and avert a possible nuclear strike. But when the mission is abruptly aborted, some soldiers (Matt Bushell, Keith David, and Nicholas Gonzalez) are left stranded in enemy territory. In order to survive, they must defeat the rebel forces that threaten their lives. Directed by James Dodson. With Bruce McGill, Denis Arndt and Ben Cross. Categories: Action, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil
Disenchanted by his life as a cop after his partner is killed, Boomer (Scott Wiper) quits his job to track down and marry his estranged ex-girlfriend and regain a sense of his life. But when he is caught in the middle of a case of mistaken identity, Boomer finds himself in a fight for his life with a vicious Chicago mob boss and a group of corrupt FBI agents. Directed by Scott Wiper. With Lou Diamond Phillips. Categories: Action. Year: 2000.
A Better Way to Die
When Detroit cop Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy) friend is killed right in front of him, he follows the killer to Beverly Hills. After detectives Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) are assigned to keep an eye on him, Axel investigates the case and learns that the murder is connected to a drug ring run by Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff), a vicious kingpin. Directed by Martin Brest. With Lisa Eilbacher. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1984.
Beverly Hills Cop
Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart (John Ashton) and Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) investigate Chief Bogamil's (Ronny Cox) near-fatal shooting and the series of strange robberies associated with it. Directed by Tony Scott. With Jürgen Prochnow, Brigitte Nielsen and Paul Reiser. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 1987.
Beverly Hills Cop II
Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg) is a successful young hit man living a double life away from his fiancée, Pam (Christina Applegate). He and his three teammates, Cisco (Lou Diamond Phillips), Crunch (Bokeem Woodbine) and Vince (Antonio Sabato Jr.), work exclusively for a man named Paris (Avery Brooks). But, when the team tries to make a play on their own, they accidentally kidnap the daughter (China Chow) of a former millionaire who happens to be their boss's goddaughter. Directed by Sab Shimono. With Elliott Gould. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 1998.
The Big Hit
FBI special agent Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) returns to action and goes undercover to nail his ex-partner's murderer. While posing as a nanny to infiltrate the house of a suspect, Turner grows attached to the three children he takes care of. Directed by John Whitesell. With Nia Long and Emily Procter. Categories: Comedy, Action, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Big Momma's House 2
Based on the real life destruction of two Black Hawk helicopters in Somalia that left over 100 U.S. Rangers stranded in Mogadishu in the middle of an army of opposing gunmen. Facing incredible firepower and scattered throughout the city, the troops must to repel enemy attacks while simultaneously devising a plan for extraction. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana and Sam Shepard. Categories: Action, Drama, History, War. Year: 2001.
Black Hawk Down