The King of Qin (Daoming Chen) is the target of several assassins who find defeat at the hands of Nameless (Jet Li), an unassuming official whose extraordinary fighting skill inspires the King to bring him to his court to hear the tale of his battles. Directed by Yimou Zhang. With Maggie Cheung as Flying Snow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai as Broken Sword, Ziyi Zhang as Moon and Donnie Yen as Sky, the elite assassins. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama. Year: 2002.
Frank T. Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen), a cowboy and cavalry man, pitts his horse, Hidalgo, against the finest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders in the Ocean of Fire, a 3,000 mile endurance race across the Arabian desert. The first American to compete, Hopkins rides for pride and honor, fighting for his own survival in an attempt to do the impossible. Directed by Joe Johnston. With Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif and J.K. Simmons. Categories: Action, Drama, Adventure, Western. Year: 2004.
Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) is having a bad day. Nothing is going right, and then his friend, Ford Prefect (Mos Def), tells Arthur that he is an alien who knows that Earth is about to be destroyed to make room for an intergalactic freeway. Ford, who is writing a guide to the galaxy, whisks Arthur away to safety, and they end up on a spaceship called Heart of Gold, along with an earthling (Zooey Deschanel) and various other creatures. Where will they end up? And will they be able to get a cup of tea there? The film is based on the bestselling novel by Douglas Adams. Directed by Garth Jennings. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2005.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Peter Banning (Robin Williams) has been away from Neverland for so long that he has forgotten who he really is. After Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his kids, Peter must travel back to Neverland and remember what it's like to be a kid himself. To help him rediscover his inner child, Peter's old friends Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys put him through his paces and prepare him for a duel with Captain Hook for the fate of his children. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Bob Hoskins, Caroline Goodall, Charlie Korsmo, Amber Scott and Dante Basco. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 1991.
When Horton the Elephant (Jim Carrey) discovers that a tiny speck of dust that he found on a flower is actually home to the miniscule citizens of Whoville, he agrees to help protect the Whos from the dangers of the regular-sized Jungle of Nool. Teaming up with Ned O'Malley (Steve Carell), the Mayor of Whoville, who has 96 daughters and one quiet son (Jesse McCartney), Horton sets out to find the Whos a safe resting place for their little world. But, when Horton's neighbors catch wind of the story, Sour Kangaroo (Carol Burnett) and her evil eagle partner, Vlad Vladikoff (Will Arnett), will stop at nothing to destroy the speck. Directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino. With Seth Rogen, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill and Amy Poehler. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2008.
Horton Hears a Who!
Sofie (Sofie Grabol is a lonely girl working in her family's hat shop when an encounter with the handsome but mysterious wizard Howl (Christian Bale) leads to her transformation into a tired, old woman by the jealous Witch of the Waste (Lauren Bacall). With the burden of her new physical form too much to bear, Sofie sets out to find a way to reverse the curse. After finding Howl's magical floating castle and befriending his apprentice, Markl (Josh Hutcherson), and the fire demon, Calcifer (Billy Crystal), Sofie learns of Howl's deepest secret discovers what it will take to set her free. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi. Year: 2004.
Howl's Moving Castle
Captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery), the man in charge of the USSR's newest nuclear submarine, defies orders and sets the Red October on a course for the USA. CIA agent Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) investigates the case, trying to determine if Ramius is defecting or starting WWIII. Directed by John McTiernan. With Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones and Peter Firth. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 1990.
The Hunt for Red October
Years after an on-air meltdown, discredited newsreporter Simon Hunt (Richard Gere) reunites with his old cameraman, Duck (Terrence Howard), and a young journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), promising to help them find Bosnia's most wanted war criminal. When the team embarks on the dangerous, unauthorized mission, they are mistaken for a CIA hit squad while deep in enemy territory. Directed by Richard Shepard. With James Brolin. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
The Hunting Party
Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), Diego (Denis Leary) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) return in another prehistoric adventure. As a thick layer of ice melts, a population of dinosaurs is released from a hidden tropical habitat. There arrival creates a whole new set of problems for this group of friends and forces them to adjust to constant threat of dinosaur attacks. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. With Chris Wedge. Categories: Adventure, Animation, Family, Comedy. Year: 2009.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson), the most average soldier in the armed forces, and Rita (Maya Rudolph), a prostitute, are selected by the Pentagon to be test subjects for a top-secret hibernation program. Scheduled to be in their pods for only one year, Joe and Rita awake to discover that they have been asleep for 500 years and are now the smartest people on the planet. Directed by Mike Judge. With Dax Shepard. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2006.
Heath Ledger gave his final performance in this film, in which he stars as Tony, a man caught between Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), who has sold his sold for immortality, and the devil (Tom Waits). The doctor has agreed to give his daughter (Lily Cole) to Satan when she turns 16, and it is almost her birthday. In order to get around this, the doctor must give the devil five innocent souls, among them Tony's. Tony changes shape throughout the film and at times is played by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law. Directed by Terry Gilliam. With Verne Troyer. Categories: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery. Year: 2009.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
When an dark army descends on the kingdom of Ehb, a simple man named Farmer (Jason Statham) is the land's only hope in their plight against the evil wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta) and his Krugs, vicious creatures created to do his bidding. With his son murdered and his wife Solana (Claire Forlani) captured, Farmer sets out with his friends Norick (Ron Perlman) and Bastian (Will Sanderson) on a mission to rescue his love and put an end to Gallian's heinous plot. Directed by Uwe Boll. With Leelee Sobieski, John Rhys-Davies, Kristanna Loken, Matthew Lillard and Burt Reynolds. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) used to be the world's greatest superhero before being forced to enter the witness protection program. Now an insurance claims adjuster known simply as Bob Parr, Mr. Incredible has gotten out of shape and grown bored with his ordinary life. When a mysterious message summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment, Mr. Incredible jumps at the chance to get back in the action. But, when Syndrome (Jason Lee), a sinister new enemy, takes Mr. Incredible hostage, he will have to rely on his wife, Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), their super kids, Dash (Spencer Fox) and Violet (Sarah Vowell), and his old buddy Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) to help save the day. Directed by Brad Bird. With Elizabeth Peña. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation. Year: 2004.
Years after fighting against the Nazis and freeing kidnapped children in India, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) returns to action in order to thwart a Soviet plot intent on utilizing the awesome power of a mysterious set of relics known as the Crystal Skulls. Joining him on his journey deep into South America is Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf), a young, street-tough biker, who informs Indy that his old colleague, Prof. Oxley (John Hurt) has disappeared after discovering a crystal skull in Peru. As Indy and Mutt battle against Col. Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) and a host of Russian soldiers, they must unlock the secret to an ancient force before it falls into the wrong hands. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Karen Allen, Ray Winstone and Jim Broadbent. Categories: Action, Adventure. Year: 2008.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
This time around, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) teams up with his father (Sean Connery) to outwit the Nazis in their attempt to locate the Holy Grail. After a daring rescue from a Nazi-occupied castle, Indiana and his father set out on a race to beat the Nazis to the sacred treasure. But, once they find its hidden location, Indiana must survive three tests of faith put forth by the Grail's ancient guardian. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott and Alison Doody. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 1989.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is a professor of archaeology who travels the world hunting down priceless artifacts and treasures, while occasionally making it home in time to teach his classes at the university. In his first adventure, Indiana must retrieve the Lost Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis hand it over to Adolf Hitler, who plans on using its power to guarantee his global conquest. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With John Rhys-Davies, Paul Freeman and Ronald Lacey. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 1981.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
After escaping a Shanghai nightclub, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) finds himself trekking through India with his young sidekick, Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan), and a beautiful but spoiled singer (Kate Capshaw). When they happen upon a village, the elders in the community ask Indiana to find a magic stone that has been stolen and rescue their missing children. The trail leads Indiana and crew to a mysterious palace where evil lurks beneath its regal surface and an ancient cult is regaining its strength. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 1984.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Quentin Tarantino's latest movie is about a unit of American Jewish soldiers during World War II who are trained to kill Nazis. Brad Pitt plays their hard-nosed commander, Eli Roth is the toughest of the bunch and Diane Kruger is a beautiful woman they meet behind enemy lines. The film is filled with Tarantino's trademark ultra-violence. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With Til Schweiger. Categories: Action, Adventure, War. Year: 2009.
When his daughter Meggie (Eliza Bennett) was just a baby, Mo Folchart (Brendan Fraser) discovered that he had the power to bring characters from books to life just by reading aloud. After unleashing the evil villain Capricorn (Andy Serkis) from Inkheart, a rare children's fable, and accidentally reading his wife (Sienna Guillory) into the story, Mo swears off reading for good. But, when Capricorn finally discovers Mo's identity, he kidnaps Meggie to lure her father to his mountain hideaway in order to use Mo's power for his own dark means. To rescue his daughter, Mo assembles an unlikely group of real and imaginary friends and embarks on a journey to set things right. Directed by Iain Softley. With Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Rafi Gavron and Jamie Foreman. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2008.
Based on the nonfiction bestseller, this film tells the story of Chris (Emile Hirsch), a bright young college graduate from a troubled family who decides to go off on his own and live off the land. On the road, he makes friends with a sweet teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) and a lonely widower (Hal Holbrook). His parents (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden) and sister (Jena Malone) become frantic, since they have no idea where he is. Eventually he abandons his new friends as he heads deep into the Alaskan wilderness, determined to live by his wits alone. With Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Sean Penn. Categories: Adventure, Biography, Drama. Year: 2007.
Into the Wild
When billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is kidnapped in Afghanistan and forced to assemble a secret weapon, he instead creates a high-tech metal suit that helps him escape. Forced to wear the armor to stay alive after an accident, Stark redesigns his weaponry upon his return to the US and sets out to stop an evil plot. Directed by Jon Favreau. With Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Samuel L. Jackson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Based on a Comic. Year: 2008.
After pulling off an amazing heist of millions in dollars of gold from a heavily guarded palazzo in Venice, Italy, criminal mastermind Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) watches as his intricate plan falls apart when Steve (Edward Norton), a member of his own team, double crosses them all. After losing their gold and being left for dead, Charlie and his gang (Jason Statham, Seth Green and Mos Def) team up with their ex-leader's safe-cracking daughter (Charlize Theron) to beat Steve at his own game. Directed by F. Gary Gray. With Donald Sutherland and Fausto Callegarini. Categories: Adventure, Action, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2003.
The Italian Job
After James' (Paul Terry) parents are killed by a rhinoceros, he is sent to live with his two terrible aunts. James feels trapped in his new life until he accidentally grows a giant peach with the help of some magic crocodile tongues. Making friends with the bugs who live inside the gigantic fruit, James is whisked away on a wild adventure to New York City. Directed by Henry Selick. With Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and Pete Postlethwaite. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 1996.
James and the Giant Peach
Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) teams up with marine biologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and an old seafarer named Quint to battle a deadly great white shark that terrorizes a New England community. Bloody attacks on swimmers empty the busy vacation beaches as the team works to track and kill the giant, seemingly indestructible predator. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Categories: Adventure, Horror, Thriller, Suspense. Year: 1975.
After being barred from their favorite hangout spot, foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay (Jason Mewes) and his best friend Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) come up against another injustice when they discover that a major movie studio is making a film based on their alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic. After their friend Brodie (Jason Lee) breaks the news, Jay and Silent Bob set off from New Jersey to Hollywood, hoping to stop production and receive a huge settlement from film producer Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck). During the colorful duo's eventful road trip, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiker (George Carlin), meet a gang of gorgeous jewel thieves and have to deal with an inept Federal Wildlife Marshall (Will Ferrell) after they liberate an orangutan. Directed by Kevin Smith. With Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Carrie Fisher, Seann William Scott, Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan. Categories: Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2001.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Joe Dirt (David Spade), a white trash janitor with a huge mullet and an irrepressible sense of optimism, sets out on a cross-country trip to locate his parents, who he hasn't seen since a family vacation to the Grand Canyon when he was a kid. Eventually, Joe's wandering, misguided search leads him to Los Angeles, where shock-jock Zander Kelly (Dennis Miller) brings the overgrown goofball on the air to have fun at his expense. But, as Joe recounts his life story, Zander's opinion begins to change, and eventually the entire city is tuned in to hear his heartbreaking tale. Directed by Dennie Gordon. With Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Jaime Pressly and Kid Rock. Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Mystery, Romance. Year: 2001.
When volcanologist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) receives a book containing mysterious notes belonging to his late brother, he sets out for Iceland with his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) and fellow scientist Hannah Asgeirsson (Anita Briem). While climbing a mountain to investigate a malfunctioning instrument, the three explorers take refuge in a cave only to fall into a deep, deep pit. When they recover from the fall, Trevor, Sean and Hannah, find themselves thrust into a bizarre landscape at the center of the earth and must find a way to the surface before they are fall victim to the strange creatures that surround them. Directed by Eric Brevig. With Seth Meyers. Categories: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2008.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) Shepherd have just discovered a strange board game in the attic of their new home. As they begin playing, they release the magic of Jumanji, a world filled with wild animals and adventure that comes to life before their eyes. As Jumanji begins to take over their house and then their entire neighborhood, Judy and Peter meet Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), a man who was trapped inside the game as a child. If Judy and Peter hope to escape Alan's fate and free him from the game after 26 years, they will have to locate Alan's old playmate, Sarah Whittle (Bonnie Hunt), and finish Jumanji once and for all. Directed by Joe Johnston. With Jonathan Hyde, David Alan Grier, Bebe Neuwirth and Patricia Clarkson. Categories: Family, Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Comedy. Year: 1995.
David Rice (Hayden Christensen) belives he is one of a kind. With a genetic anomaly that allows him to teleport anywhere in the world at a moment's notice, David is the master of his own universe. But, when he discovers this gift has existed for centuries and there is a secret society, the Paladins, intent on stopping all "Jumpers," David must team up with a childhood friend (Rachel Bilson) and a fellow Jumper (Jamie Bell) as he enters an ancient war with the leader of the Paladins (Samuel L. Jackson). Directed by Doug Liman. With Diane Lane, Michael Rooker, AnnaSophia Robb and Kristen Stewart. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2008.
A group of geneticists employed by John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), a wealthy entrepreneur, use prehistoric DNA to clone an island full of dinosaurs. Intending to open the island as a theme park, Hammond invites a group of prominent scientists (Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum) to take a tour of the facilities before its grand opening. But, when an employee sabotages the security system in an attempt sell a few dino-embryos, the huge creatures are let loose and the scientists must find a way to escape before they become the prey. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Samuel L. Jackson, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards and Wayne Knight. Categories: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1993.
In order to secure funding for his new research, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) is persuaded by wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby (William H. Macy) and his wife, Amanda (Téa Leoni), to accompany them on an aerial tour of an island populated by cloned dinosaurs. When an accident leaves the party stranded on the island, Grant and company encounter new creatures and old enemies as they try to escape with their lives. Directed by Joe Johnston. With Laura Dern, Alessandro Nivola and Michael Jeter. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi. Year: 2001.
Jurassic Park III
Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) travels with her son to Bangkok to teach English to the children in the King's household. The longer she stays, the more she grows to love the children and especially the proud and noble King (Yul Brynner). As their relationship deepens, Anna struggles with her own heritage and considers leaving all together, but in the end their love is true. Directed by Walter Lang.With Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders and Rex Thompson. Categories: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Adventure, Music, Classic. Year: 1956.
The King and I
Arthur (Clive Owen) is a reluctant leader, who wishes only to leave Britain and return to the peace and stability of Rome. Before he can leave, he is ordered to perform one final mission with his Knights of the Round Table. With the courageous Guinevere (Keira Knightley) by his side, Arthur will have to find the strength within himself to change the course of history. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. With Ioan Gruffudd. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, War. Year: 2004.
Filmmaker Carl Denham (Jack Black) sets off with his crew to Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts). Filming is interrupted, however, when natives kidnap Ann and a giant gorilla name Kong appears. Later, after being captured and put on display in New York, the giant beast escapes and searches for Ann while the city erupts in panic. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks and Jamie Bell. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is a typical 15-year-old, who wishes that her young stepbrother, Toby (Toby Froud), would just disappear. Stuck babysitting Toby yet again, Sarah playfully calls out for the assistance of the sinister Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie). When Jareth appears, he transports Toby to his magical castle in the middle of a terrifying maze. To prevent her brother from being transformed into a goblin, Sarah must navigate her way through the maze before midnight. Directed by Jim Henson. With Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm and Natalie Finland. Categories: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical. Year: 1986.
Moctesuma Valdez (Saúl Lisazo), a TV infomercial guru, is the target of Emilio (Miguel Varoni) and Alejandro (Fernando Colunga), two former thieves who reunite to rob the man of the millions he made selling worthless health products to poor immigrants. But, when none of the members of their professional team want to go undercover as day laborers, Emilio and Alejandro hire real chauffeurs, gardeners, maids, and repairmen to pull off the heist. Directed by Joe Menendez. Categories: Action, Adventure, Foreign Film. Year: 2007.
Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón
After escaping from the dungeon at Aquila, young thief Phillipe Gastone (Matthew Broderick) befriends two fellow fugitives on the run from the evil Bishop (John Wood). Drawn into a dangerous, magical battle, Gaston aids Captain Navarre (Rutger Hauer), a ruined soldier cursed to become a wolf during the night, and the Lady Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer), who transforms into a hawk during the day, as they set out to kill the Bishop and bring an end to his dark spells. Directed by Richard Donner. With Alfred Molina. Categories: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance. Year: 1985.
Will Ferrell stars as a has-been scientist sent back in time to a world populated by dinosaurs. Danny R. McBride plays a redneck survivalist and Anna Friel is his bright and resourceful assistant. They'll need all their skills to survive T-rexes and slow reptiles called Sleestaks. Directed by Brad Silberling. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2009.
Land of the Lost
Beautiful and bold archaeologist Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) discovers a mysterious orb that will lead her to the legendary Pandora's box. When the orb falls into the hands of an evil scientist, Lara is recruited by the British secret service to get the orb back. Accompanying her is Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler), a mercenary and Lara's one-time love interest. Directed by Jan de Bont. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2003.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Born wealthy and educated at the world's elite schools, Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) is a highly trained warrior who speaks numerous foreign languages and travels the world in search of ancient artifacts from temple ruins and lost cities. After a mysterious clock she finds hidden in her mansion is stolen, Lara receives a letter from her dead father (Jon Voight) explaining that the clock is the key to uniting two halves of the Triangle of Light. To prevent the Illuminati from gaining the power of the Triangle, Lara sets off to recover the pieces and destroy them before they can be used for evil. Directed by Simon West. With Noah Taylor, Iain Glen and Daniel Craig. Categories: Action, Adventure. Yea: 2001.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
This live-action fantasy film follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2010.
The Last Airbender
While searching for a way to escape the island fortress of Capri, 12-year-old Romulus Augustus (Thomas Sangster) discovers "excaliburnus," the legendary sword of Julius Caesar. Aided by his teacher, Ambrosinus (Ben Kingsley), and the strength of his loyal legionnaire, Aurelius (Colin Firth), Romulus realizes that he must do everything in his power to save Rome. Directed by Doug Lefler. With Aishwarya Rai. Categories: Action, Adventure, War, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
The Last Legion
After finding a mysertious box of toys, Noah (Chris O'Neil) and Emma Wilder (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) begin to develop special powers and gain an incredible increase in their intelligence. Using the items in the box, including a stuffed bunny named Mimzy, Noah and Emma discover a secret from the future with the ability to create a magical energy. But, when the FBI becomes suspicious of their activity, the siblings must find a way to send Mimzy back to the future. Directed by Robert Shaye. With Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Rainn Wilson and Kathryn Hahn. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2007.
The Last Mimzy
In colonial America, British and French troops enlist the aid of native Americans to help in their battles against each other. Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), a white man reared by Mohawk Indians, sides with no one but his Indian brethren as they attempt to find peace. However, a growing romance between Hawkeye and a British officer's daughter (Madeleine Stowe) threatens his own life as well as hers. Directed by Michael Mann. With Russell Means, Eric Schweig and Jodhi May. Categories: Adventure, Romance, War, Western. Year: 1992.
The Last of the Mohicans
Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a hero of the American Civil War, has become a self-destructive alcoholic, disillusioned by his role in the bloody Indian Campaigns. Far away in Japan, Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe), the last leader of the Samurai, sees that his centuries-old way of life is about to come to an end. The paths of these two warriors converge when Algren is hired to train Japan's first modern army. Seeing that the Japanese government intends to eradicate Katsumoto's men, Algren leaves his post and chooses to fight beside the Samurai in an attempt to regain his honor and save his soul. Directed by Edward Zwick. With William Atherton, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Timothy Spall, Shin Koyamada and Koyuki. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, War. Year: 2003.
The Last Samurai
A young British soldier named T. E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) journeys into the heat of the Arabian desert to find Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), leader of an Arabian army. As Lawrence spends time with the Prince, he becomes sympathetic to his cause and begins fighting along side him, becoming a legendary foreign supporter of the Arabian nation's war against the Ottoman Empire. Directed by David Lean. With Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif and Jack Hawkins. Categories: Politics, Adventure, Biography, Drama, War, History. Year: 1962.
Lawrence of Arabia
After the bloody death of his best friend, once-famed oceanographer and documentarian Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew set out on an expedition to hunt down the elusive Jaguar shark that killed him. The team is joined by an airline pilot from Kentucky (Owen Wilson), who may be Zissou's son, and a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett), who is writing a feature that Zissou hopes will help to resurrect his career. To complete his mission and his next documentary, Zissou will have to "borrow" some equipment from his nemisis (Jeff Goldblum), convince his estranged wife (Anjelica Huston) to help fund the bankrupt project and battle a gang of modern-day pirates on the open sea. Directed by Wes Anderson. With Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon and Seu Jorge. Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Drama. Year: 2004.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
When Prince Simba Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is born, his uncle Scar(Jeremy Irons), the second in line to the throne, plots to kill King Mufasa (James Earl Jones), and make himself King of the Jungle. Led to believe that his father's death was his fault, Simba flees the kingdom in shame. After years in exile spent palling around with his friends Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella), Simba learns the truth and returns home to fulfill his destiny. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. With Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical. Year: 1994.
The Lion King
When three fellow British agents are killed in New York City, famous spy James Bond (Roger Moore) is sent to investigate the circumstances of their murders. Uncovering a plot perpetrated by villainous drug lord Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), Bond must evade vicious assassins and work his magic on a Tarot card reader (Jane Seymour), who is the key to Mr. Big's masterplan. Directed by Guy Hamilton. With Geoffrey Holder, Clifton James and Julius Harris. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, James Bond. Year: 1973.
Live and Let Die
With the help of a young computer hacker (Justin Long), John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes on an Internet-based terrorist who is taking the US's computer infrastructure hostage and crippling the nation. While the villain thinks he's planned for every conceivable scenario, he never imagined he'd have to deal with an old school cop with a talent for taking out bad guys the hard way. Directed by Len Wiseman. With Timothy Olyphant, Jeffrey Wright, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kevin Smith. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Live Free or Die Hard
After helping Russian General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbe) escape from the Soviet Union, James Bond (Timothy Dalton) begins an international manhunt, accompanied by the beautiful and deadly Kara Milovy (Maryam d'Abo). After realizing that he has been double crossed by Koskov, Bond and Milovy set out to stop the General and maniacal arms dealer Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) before they can complete a complex arms deal with global implications. Directed by John Glen. With John Rhys-Davies and Desmond Llewelyn. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 1987.
The Living Daylights
Pure-hearted hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) begins his quest to destroy the One Ring before the evil Lord Sauron can regain his source of ultimate power. Aiding Frodo in his journey are his hobbit companions, Sam (Sean Astin), Pippin (Billy Boyd) and Merry (Dominic Monaghan), as well as the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), sharp-shooting elf archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom), gruff dwarf Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) and the noble ranger Strider (Viggo Mortensen). As the path becomes more difficult, Frodo must make a difficult decision and make the burden of the ring his own. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Cate Blanchett, Sean Bean, Liv Tyler, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis and Hugo Weaving. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Year: 2001.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
As Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) come closer to Mount Doom -- the only place where the One Ring can be destroyed -- the burden of their journey and Gollum's (Andy Serkis) interference begin to put a strain on their friendship. With Sauron's forces converging on Minas Tirith, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) must answer the call of his destiny and lead his people into combat with Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) by his side. In order to defeat the hordes of orc warriors bearing down on them, the people of Middle Earth will need the help of an army of ghosts and the full might of the wizard Gandalf's (Ian McKellen) power. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and Liv Tyler. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Year: 2003.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
While Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) continue their grueling journey to the dark lands of Mordor, the other members of the Fellowship are scattered about Middle Earth. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) must save the people of Rohan from an oncoming army of orcs led by the dark wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee). Meanwhile, Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) struggle to escape from their orc captors and team up with the Ents, a group of mobile, talking trees. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Year: 2002.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
After a major security breakdown, an island full of cloned dinosaurs has to be destroyed and everyone involved is bound to silence. But now, years later, news comes that a second island exists and a research team is dispatched to the island. Once there, they will contend not only with the free-roaming dinosaurs, but also with a group of hunters looking to capture the animals and put them on display in San Diego. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Pete Postlethwaite and Richard Schiff. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi. Year: 1997.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Mad Max (Mel Gibson) is an Australian policeman in a shattered future where vicious biker gangs roam the highways creating havoc. When one of these gangs comes after Max and kills his family, he sets out for murderous vengeance. Directed by George Miller. Directed by George Miller. With Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley and Tim Burns. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure. Year: 1979.
Alone in the desert wasteland, Max (Mel Gibson) ekes out a solitary existence among the devastation of future Australia. When he stumbles upon a gasoline-rich enclave of civilians, he begrudgingly agrees to help protect them from a murderous bike gang eager to get their priceless supply of oil. Directed by George Miller. With Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps and Vernon Wells. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure. Year: 1981.
Mad Max 2
Mad Max (Mel Gibson) is a solitary desert wanderer in a dystopic future Australia. When he is forced to take refuge in Bartertown, the only nearby human outpost that is ruled by a tyrannical mistress (Tina Turner), Max must fight for his life and prevent the deaths of a colony of orphaned children. Directed by George Miller. With Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn, Paul Larsson and George Spartels. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure. Year: 1985.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
At the Central Park Zoo, a lion (Ben Stiller), a zebra (Chris Rock), a giraffe (David Schwimmer), and a hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) are best friends and the zoo's star attractions. But when Marty joins up with some penguins planning a jail break, the others break out and try to find him, only to find themselves reunited on a ship en route to Africa. And, after crash landing on Madagascar, the friends must learn how to fend for themselves and interact with real wild animals. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath. With Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer and Andy Richter. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2005.
Still stranded in Madagascar, Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) hatch a plan to try to get home to the Central Park Zoo. After the penguins repair an old airplane, the crew takes off, but only manage to make it to the African plains. There, they encounter members of their own species for the first time, and must decide where their real home is. Directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. With Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac and Andy Richter. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2008.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
When a brilliant scientist working on a device that can harness the sun's radiation is killed, James Bond (Roger Moore) links a professional assassin, Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), to the job. As Bond investigates further, he realizes that Scaramanga is hunting him as well. As the international spy faces off against the international assassin, Bond enters into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that leads to a deadly showdown on a remote island. Directed by Guy Hamilton. With Britt Ekland, Maud Adams and Hervé Villechaize. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 1974.
The Man with the Golden Gun
The original Zorro (Anthony Hopkins), a master swordsman, was imprisoned in 19th century California by the evil Spanish governor for fighting for freedom. His wife was killed and his daughter was abducted and raised by the governor. Twenty years later, Zorro trains a young country bumpkin (Antonio Banderas) to become the new Zorro and drive away the governor. When the new Zorro meets the now grown daughter (Catherine Zeta-Jones) of his master, sparks fly. Directed by Martin Campbell. Categories: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western. Year: 1998.
The Mask of Zorro
After learning that his younger brother Sam (Rory Culkin) is being beaten up on a daily basis by local bully George Tooney (Josh Peck), Rocky (Trevor Morgan) and his friends Clyde (Ryan Kelley) and Marty (Scott Mechlowicz) work out a plan to give George a little payback. But, as they set off together on a river trip, Sam begins to see that George is merely lonely and deserate for friendship and attention. With the plan already set in motion, it will be hard for Sam to convince Rocky to call the whole thing off. Directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. With Carly Schroeder and Branden Williams. Categories: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2004.
Twelve-year-old inventor Lewis's (Daniel Hansen) latest project is a device which he hopes will retrieve early memories of his mother. But, before he can get his answer, the invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy. Just when Lewis is about to give up hope, a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman) whisks him away in a time machine to spend a day with his eccentric family. Directed by Stephen J. Anderson. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. With Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Kelly Ripa, Laurie Metcalf and Harland Williams. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. Year: 2007.
Meet the Robinsons
Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) can't catch a break. On one side, his mobster boss (Bob Balaban) demands that he travel to Mexico to retrieve a cursed antique gun, or suffer the consequences. On the other side, his girlfriend, Samantha (Julia Roberts), has given him an ultimatum to give up his criminal ways once and for all. Believing that he can only make things right with Samantha if he is alive, Jerry chooses to go after the gun. Finding the cursed piece of metal is easy, but getting it back across the border proves difficult, especially when Samantha is taken hostage by a gay hitman (James Gandolfini). Directed by Gore Verbinski. With Gene Hackman and J.K. Simmons. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance. Year: 2001.
The first manned mission to Mars fails catastrophically, killing every participating astronaut except for Commander Luke Graham (Don Cheadle). Commander Jim McConnell (Gary Sinise) leads a rescue mission, accompanied by Woody Blake (Tim Robbins), Phil Ohlmeyer (Jerry O'Connell) and Terri Fisher (Connie Nielsen), to discover what happened on the red planet. Instead of answers to the crew's disappearance, they find a mysterious intelligence that may be the key to existence in the universe. Directed by Brian De Palma. With Kavan Smith, Kim Delaney and Jill Teed. Categories: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure. Year: 2000.
Mission to Mars
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is a secret agent who specializes in performing the impossible. When everyone else on his team of agents is killed, Hunt becomes the target of a vast search for a traitor in his agency. Knowing he isn't the mole, Hunt must recruit his own rogue group to find the real double agent and take him to justice. Directed by Brian De Palma. With Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave and Henry Czerny. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Mystery. Year: 1996.
IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must retrieve a deadly genetically created disease known as Chimera befre it is released on an unsuspecting public. Opposing him is a gang of terrorists led by a rogue IMF agent (Dougray Scott), who want nothing more than the destruction of humanity. During Hunt's work with the master thief Nyah (Thandie Newton), she is infected with the disease, forcing Hunt to step up his quest to save her life and the world. Directed by John Woo. With Ving Rhames, Anthony Hopkins and Dominic Purcell. Categories: Action, Thriller, Adventure. Year: 2000.
Mission: Impossible II
Former IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is engaged and set to be married when he is called back into action to rescue his former protege (Keri Russell). During the mission, Ethan learns of internal corruption at the IMF, which leads to his fiancée (Michelle Monaghan) being kidnapped. Unsure of who to trust, Ethan faces off with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in order to save the life of the woman he loves, protect the free world and keep his identity a secret. Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q and Laurence Fishburne. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Mission: Impossible III
When Dracula awakes from an extended hibernation, he sets out to retrieve an amulet that will help him spread his evil over the world. After gathering a team of legenday monsters, including Wolf Man, Gill Man, the Mummy and Frankenstein's monster, Dracula begins to terrorize the citizens of a small town in his quest for total domination. The world's only hope is the Monster Squad, a bunch of kids who love horror movies and meet in a tree house. While the adults in town refuse to believe what is really going on, the Monster Squad uses their movie knowledge to form a plan to defeat the monsters once and for all. Directed by Fred Dekker. With Andre Gower, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr and Jon Gries. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Cult Classics. Year: 1987.
The Monster Squad
When the earth is threatened by alien invaders, a ragtag group of monsters is assembled to save the planet. B.O.B. (Seth Rogen), a gelatinous blob; Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D (Hugh Laurie), an insect-headed genius; the Missing Link (Will Arnett), a macho half-ape, half-fish; Susan "Ginormica" Murphy (Reese Witherspoon), a 50-foot tall woman; and Insectosaurus, a 350-foot grub must learn how to work together and coordinate their wacky powers in order to prevent the alien invastion. Directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon. With Paul Rudd, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson and Stephen Colbert. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Family. Year: 2009.
Monsters vs. Aliens
As King Arthur (Graham Chapman) attempts to recruit his Knights of the Round Table, he is faced with disruptive peasants, the ridiculously determined Black Knight and empty-headed guards, who dismiss the requests of their mighty leader. Eventually gathering a motley collection of knights with a range of quirks and limited abilities, including John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, Arthur sets out at God's command to retrieve the Holy Grail. During their quest, Arthur and his knights must contend with giants, wizards, the dreaded Knights who say Ni, a killer rabbit and the Legenday Black Beast of Aargh . Directed by Terry Gilliam. With Terry Gilliam and Neil Innes. Categories: Cult Classics, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 1975.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
When an airplane carrying a US space shuttle on loan to the United Kingdom crashes in the Atlantic Ocean, James Bond (Roger Moore) is put on the case. Discovering that no evidence of the spacecraft is found in the wreckage, Bond sets out on a mission that will take him deep into space to stop the evil Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale). Directed by Lewis Gilbert. With Lois Chiles and Richard Kiel. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 1979.
Ernesto Guevara (Gael García Bernal), a medical student, and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna), a biochemist, set out on a motorcycle road trip through the rural areas of Latin America to discover its land and its people. On the way to do their medical residency at a leper colony, Guevara and Granado encounter the poverty and suffering of the lower classes and indigenous peoples. Both Guevara and Granado are changed by their experiences, but it is clear that Ernesto has found a new direction for his life. Directed by Walter Salles. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Biography, Foreign Film. Year: 2004.
The Motorcycle Diaries
John (Brad Pitt) and Jane (Angelina Jolie), a seemingly typical, suburban couple, are bored silent, uncomfortable dinners and looking for a way out of their passionless marriage. What each of them doesn't know is that the other is a high-priced, international assassin, killing on command for the highest bidder. The action heats up when they realize that their next targets are each other, turning their quiet neighborhood into an explosive battleground. Directed by Doug Liman. With Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington and Michelle Monaghan. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
This sequel to The Mummy takes place nine years after the events of the first film. Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) have married and are raising their son in England. But when the evil mummy Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) returns to life and breaks out of the British Museum, where he was housed, the couple gets involved in the struggle between Imhotep and the Scorpion King (Dwayne Johnson). It's a struggle that involves Meela (Patricia Velasquez), a sorceress, and threatens the life of their son. Directed by Stephen Sommers. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2001.
The Mummy Returns
Explorer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) returns in a new adventure, traveling through the Far East to do battle with the resurrected Emperor Han (Jet Li). Joining Rick as he races from the catacombs of ancient China to the snow-covered Himalayas are his son Alex (Luke Ford), his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother Jonathan (John Hannah). Released from a 2,000-year-old curse, the Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 soldiers set out to enslave the world, with only the O'Connells standing in their way. Directed by Rob Cohen. With Michelle Yeoh. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2008.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
A futuristic story of a world owned by corporations that control a machine that can transform all humans into mutants, the film is about the leader (Ron Perlman) of an ancient brotherhood. He recruits an army of 20 warriors to save the human race. Led by Major Hunter (Thomas Jane), they include Devon Aoki and Anna Walton. John Malkovich plays an evil corporate executive. Can this small band really save the world? Directed by Simon Hunter. With Shauna Macdonald. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Year: 2008.
A coming-of-age comedy-drama, the film is about Art Bechstein (Jon Foster), a recent college graduate with mixed feelings about his gangster father (Nick Nolte). Art has always kept his family life separate from his friends, but during the summer after he graduates, he meets Cleveland (Peter Sarsgaard), who makes collections for a loan shark buddy of his father's. He also has a romance with a strange girl named Phlox (Mena Suvari) and lusts after Cleveland's girlfriend (Sienna Miller). Based on a novel by Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys). Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. With Jack Baun and Omid Abtahi. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) has spent his life searching for the legendary Knights Templar Treasure. For six generations, the Gates family has chased after clues left behind by America’s founding fathers and traveled across the nation in search of the bounty. Now, at last, Gates believes he has discovered where the ultimate hint to the treasure’s resting place can be found - a hidden map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. With Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean and Jon Voight. Categories: Action, Adventure. Year: 2004.
Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) returns to uncover the truth behind Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Using the 18 pages missing from John Wilkes Booth's diary, Gates investigates the mystery, which implicates one of his ancestors in the murder. To discover the truth and clear his family name, Gates will stop at nothing - even if it means breaking into Buckingham Palace and the White House. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. With Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Ed Harris, Helen Mirren, Harvey Keitel and Justin Bartha. Categories: Action, Adventure. Year: 2007.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Heath Ledger stars as Ned Kelly, the most celebrated outlaw in Australian history. Back in the 19th century, along with his sidekick, Joe (Orlando Bloom) and their gang, Kelly terrorized banks and towns all over rural Oz. In one caper, he even held an entire town hostage. Naomi Watts is an upper-class woman who falls for Ned against her better judgment. Directed by Gregor Jordan. With Joel Edgerton, Geoffrey Rush and Laurence Kinlan. Categories: Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, History. Year: 2003.
In 1607, three ships sail from England seeking to establish a foothold on the coast of the New World. Shackled below the deck of one of the ships is a soldier of fortune named John Smith (Colin Farrell). After landing, Smith seeks the assistance of the local tribesmen and meets a beautiful young woman named Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher). While the world around them changes forever, a bond develops between this Englishman and Native American woman that transcends friendship or romance. Directed by Terrence Malick. With Christopher Plummer and Christian Bale. Categories: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance. Year: 2005.
The New World
Larry (Ben Stiller) a broke, divorced dad takes a job as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History, then discovers to his amazement that all the museum exhibits come to life after dark. He brings his son to see these wonders, then has to catch three thieves who steal an Egyptian stone that is responsible for the night-time magic. Robin Williams plays a statue of Teddy Roosevelet come to life and Owen Wilson is a cowboy. Directed by Shawn Levy. With Dick Van Dyke, Carla Gugino and Ricky Gervais. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
Night at the Museum
Alexandra Rover (Jodie Foster) is a famous adventure novelist who is afraid to leave her own house. Nim (Abigail Breslin), her biggest fan, lives an xciting, carefree life on secret island with her father, Jack (Gerard Butler). When Jack goes missing at sea, Nim contacts her fictional hero, Alex Rover ( also played by Gerard Butler), in the hope that he will help save her island and her father's life. After receiving the message, the reclusive Alexandra must use her imagination to overcome her fears and save the day. Directed by Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin. With Alphonso McAuley. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2008.
When New York City advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is mistaken for a secret government agent by a group of murderous spies, he must flee across the country under hot pursuit. With Roger's life in great peril, he is joined by Eve (Eva Marie Saint), a beautiful woman committed to helping him escape this dangerous fiasco. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Josephine Hutchinson and Martin Landau. Categories: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Classic. Year: 1959.
North by Northwest
When Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney) escapes from a chain gang with his friends, Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and Pete (John Turturro), they set out on a journey through 1930s Mississippi to recover a stash of bank loot that Everett buried near his house. Based loosely on Homer's Odyssey, these bandits encounter a series of villains and prophets as they record a hit country song, attempt to win back Everett's ex-wife (Holly Hunter) and do their best to stay one step ahead of an otherworldly lawman (Daniel von Bargen). Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. With John Goodman and Charles Durning. Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Music. Year: 2000.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
After a priceless Faberge egg is found on a murdered British agent, James Bond (Roger Moore) is chosen to crack the case. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he discovers a heinous, elaborate plot to start World War III. Directed by John Glen. With Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kabir Bedi and Steven Berkoff. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 1983.
When James Bond (George Lazenby) saves a girl from suicide, her crime lord father agrees to lead the dashing spy to his arch-enemy, Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas), in exchange for Bond marrying his daughter Tracy (Diana Rigg). As Bond's growing love for Tracy contends with his enduring hatred of Blofeld, a new plot by the villain to infect humanity with a lethal virus threatens to destroy Bond's marriage, his life and the world. Directed by Peter R. Hunt. With Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppat and Lois Maxwell. Categories: Action, Romance, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 1969.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
An animated comedy about a grizzly bear (Martin Lawrence) who has been domesticated by a friendly park ranger, Beth (Debra Messing). But when the ranger decides to return him to the wild, he doesn't know what to do, since he's so used to Beth's garage. Plus, it's hunting season. He teams up with a fast-talking deer (Ashton Kutcher) just to survive. Directed by Anthony Stacchi. With Gary Sinise, and Billy Connolly. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2006.
When RJ (Bruce Willis), a raccoon con artist, meets up with a mismatched group of forest creatures led by Vern the tortoise (Garry Shandling), he fools them into helping him repay a food debt he owes to an angry bear. Together, these adventurous critters venture out into the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating, and learn a lesson about friends and family. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. With Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Thomas Haden Church, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2006.
Over the Hedge
Mutrac (Humphrey Bogart), a French journalist and activist who opposed the Munich pact and was framed for murder, is sent to spend his miserable days on Devil's Island. After managing to escape with four other men and make it onto a ship bound for Marseille, his luck finally runs out. When France surrenders to Nazi Germany, fascist sympathizer Major Duval (Sydney Greenstreet) attempts to take over the ship for the Vichy French. Faced with death or capture, Mutrac must lead his friends in an attempt to regain control of the boat and his life. Directed by Michael Curtiz. With Michèle Morgan and Peter Lorre. Categories: Drama, Adventure, War, Classic, Based on a Novel. Year: 1944.
Passage to Marseille
Ghost (Karl Urban), a Viking boy, is raised by a Native American tribe when his clan is defeated in a battle. After learning the ways of his new family, Ghost, who is now a man, must protect his people from the Vikings, who have returned to conquer and settle in North America. Directed by Marcus Nispel. With Moon Bloodgood and Russell Means. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War. Year: 2007.
Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) is a man-child who owns his own house but likes to talk to his cereal. After his beloved bicycle is stolen by his rich, spoiled arch-enemy, Francis (Mark Holton), Pee-Wee goes on a mission and won't stop until his best friend is returned to safety. As he travels the country, Pee-wee encounters an escaped convict, a friendly waitress with a jealous boyfriend, and a mysterious female truck driver. Directed by Tim Burton. Categories: Adventure, Family, Comedy. Year: 1985.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
In their London home, Wendy Darling (Rachel Hurd-Wood) captivates her siblings each night with bedtime stories of adventure and swordplay. However, the children find themselves the heroes of an even greater story when Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter) flies into their nursery one night and leads them through the stars to the lush jungles of Neverland. There, Wendy and her brothers join the Lost Boys for an exciting, no-rules adventures, and prepare for a showdown with Pan's nemesis, the evil Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs). Directed by P.J. Hogan. With Lynn Redgrave, Richard Briers and Olivia Williams. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2003.
The Phantom (Billy Zane), a superhero from Bengalla, travels to New York City to take on wealthy madman Xander Drax (Treat Williams). As Drax tries to collect three mystical skulls that would unlock an enormous power, the Phantom must stop him and protect the city from destruction. Directed by Simon Wincer. With Kristy Swanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and James Remar. Categories: Action, Family, Adventure, Based on a Comic. Year: 1996.
When faced with the murder of a famous soccer coach and the theft of the famous Pink Panther diamond, Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Kevin Kline) needs the best detective in France. But, since he's unavailable, the Chief will have to rely on the bumbling Inspector Jaques Clouseau (Steve Martin). As the incompetent Inspector investigates the case with the help of his partner, Ponton (Jean Reno), he manages to bungle every lead, but still manages to save the day. Directed by Shawn Levy. With Beyoncé Knowles, Henry Czerny and Emily Mortimer. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Crime. Year: 2006.
The Pink Panther
After teaming up to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from a deadly sea monster, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), Will (Orlando Bloom) and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) head off with their old friend to face off against Davey Jones (Bill Nighy) and Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander). Calling the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe, including the infamous Sao Feng (Yun-Fat Chow), the buccaneers gather to preserve their way of life and retain control over the seven seas. Directed by Gore Verbinski. With Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg and Mackenzie Crook. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back and this time he must settle a debt with Davey Jones, the monstrous captain of the Flying Dutchman. Unless Jack can figure a way out of the pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife damnation in the service of Jones. To make matters worse, Jack's newest problem interrupts the wedding of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), who once again find themselves thrust into one of Jack's high-seas adventures. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Captain Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) ship, the Black Pearl, is stolen by his nemesis, Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), and then used to kidnap Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the Governor's beautiful daughter. After a chance meeting, Jack joins forces with Elizabeth's childhood friend, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), and the pair hijack the HMS Interceptor in an attempt to rescue Elizabeth and recapture the Black Pearl. Directed by Gore Verbinski. With Jack Davenport and Jonathan Pryce. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Year: 2003.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
After his flight to Chicago is diverted and delayed due to bad weather, pretentious ad executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) decides to find another means of transportation in order to get home to his family for Thanksgiving. Joining Neal in his harrowing journey, much to his dismay, is shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith (John Candy), an obnoxious blabbermouth who always seems to find a way to make a bad situation even worse. While the mismatched pair squabble their way from one detour to the next, they never give up and eventually bond over the shared disaster. Directed by John Hughes. With Kevin Bacon, Matthew Lawrence and Ben Stein. Categories: Comedy, Adventure. Year: 1987.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
An alien planet's paranoid fears are kicked into gear when astronaut Chuck Baker (Dwayne Johnson) arrives from earth. Suspecting an alien invasion, the inhabitants of Planet 51 are on high alert. To make it home, Chuck will need his robot companion Rover and his new friend Lem (Justin Long) to help him evade capture and recover his spaceship from the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum. Directed by Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad and Marcos Martínez. With Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldman and John Cleese. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2009.
After traveling through time to escape a Pokemon hunter, Celebi and his pal Sammy team up with Ash, Pikachu and their friends to battle against a new enemy. Armed with a dark Pokeball capable of turning any Pokemon it captures into an evil and far stronger creature, this new adversary challenges Ash and the rest of the Pokemon to their most difficlut battle ever. Directed by Jim Malone and Kunihiko Yuyama. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation. Year: 2002.
Christmas is a time of joy, especially for children who believe in Santa Claus. As one little boy lies in bed on Christmas Eve wondering if the whole pageantry is real at all, he hears the whistle of the Polar Express, a magical train that takes little children to the North Pole. There, he learns that the spirit of Christmas is alive and well. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Voiced by Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye and Peter Scolari. Categories: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation. Year: 2004.
The Polar Express
Directed by Mike Newell. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Toby Kebbell, Selva Rasalingam, Ben Kingsley and Richard Coyle. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 2010.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
A kind grandfather (Peter Falk) reads a story to his sick grandson (Fred Savage) in the hope that it will help pass the time and raise the boy's spirits. When the Dread Pirate Roberts (Cary Elwes), a once simple farm boy, attempts to rescue his love, the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright Penn), from the foul Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), he is joined by two companions, (Mandy Patinkin and Andre the Giant), his former enemies. As the tale of sword fights, vile swamps, kidnappings and true love plays out, the grandfather does his best to finish the story despite being interuppted by his grandson at all the mushy parts. Directed by Rob Reiner. With Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal and Wallace Shawn. Categories: Cult Classics, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 1987.
The Princess Bride
Following his lover's death, James Bond (Daniel Craig) starts a relentless search for the truth behind her identity. Together with M (Judi Dench), Bond interrogates Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) and uncovers information about a sinister organization called Quantum. After receiving intelligence that takes him to Haiti, Bond meets Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a Russian-Bolivian agent, who leads him to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless businessman bent on overthrowing the Bolivian government to take control of its water supply. To stop Greene and Quantum, 007 must stay one step ahead of his enemies within the terrorist group, the British government and the CIA. Directed by Marc Forster. With Gemma Arterton and Jeffrey Wright. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 2008.
Quantum of Solace
The Lady (Sharon Stone), a female gunslinger, rides into Redemption, Arizona to carry out a deeply personal vendetta. As Herod (Gene Hackman), the cruel ruler of the small Western town, plans a quick draw competition designed to eliminate his competition, a group of outlaws, gunfighters and trick shooters move into town, intent on proving their superior skills. After meeting Cort (Russell Crowe), a reformed killer forced into the contest by Herod, the Lady finds that they share a common enemy and the two devise a plan to free Redemption from oppression. Directed by Sam Raimi. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Sinise and Tobin Bell. Categories: Action, Adventure, Western. Year: 1995.
The Quick and the Dead
Molly Craig (Everlyn Sampi), a young aborigine girl, her younger sister, Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), and their cousin, Gracie (Laura Monaghan), are taken from their homes by a heartless bureaucrat (Kenneth Branagh) and sent to a government-run camp to be trained as domestic workers. Trapped in in a compound meant to integrate aborigines into white society and wipe out their culture, the girls make the decision to escape and make the dificult trek back home across 1500 miles of desolate outback terrain. Directed by Phillip Noyce. With David Gulpilil, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Ningali Lawford and Natasha Wanganeen. Categories: Drama, Adventure, Foreign Film, Based on a True Story. Year: 2002.
After picking up two runaways, taxi driver Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson) discovers that the pair are actually siblings with paranormal powers. What's more, Tia (AnnaSophia Robb) and Tony (Alexander Ludwig) are being hunted by evil organization that wants to use their powers for their nefarious ends. Though he initially doesn't want to get involved in their trouble, ultimately it's up to Jack to protect the siblings and get them to Witch Mountain before it's too late. Directed by Andy Fickman. With Carla Gugino, Christine Lakin, Cheech Marin, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Everett Scott and Garry Marshall. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Family. Year: 2009.
Race to Witch Mountain
Eccentric billionare and Las Vegas casino owner Donald Sinclair (John Cleese) organizes an insane cross country race in which six teams compete for two million dollars stuffed in a locker. While the teams make their mad, no rules dash for the cash, Sinclair and his high-rolling buddies bet on every aspect of their journey. The colorful participants include a recently united mother and daughter (Whoopi Goldberg and Lanei Chapman), two inept brothers (Seth Green and Vince Vieluf), a despised NFL referee (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a father on a family vacation from hell (Jon Lovitz), a bumbling narcoleptic (Rowan Atkinson) and a straight-laced lawyer (Breckin Meyer). Directed by Jerry Zucker. With Amy Smart, Kathy Bates and Wayne Knight. Categories: Comedy, Adventure. Year: 2001.
Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard), the first man to break the sound barrier, and the astronauts in the Mercury 7 program, including U.S. Marine John Glenn (Ed Harris) and U.S. Navy pilot Alan Shepard (Scott Glenn), rely on their exceptional skills and incomparable courage to become heroes during the early days of the US space program. Competitive and uncompromising, these pioneers blaze a trail toward the future, forming a lasting bond under the gruelling conditions of the Cold War. Directed by Philip Kaufman. With Dennis Quaid, Barbara Hershey, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum. Categories: Politics, Adventure, Drama, History. Year: 1983.
The Right Stuff
Thinking that his long-distance girlfriend, Rachel (Rachel Blanchard), is cheating on him, Josh Parker (Breckin Meyer) makes the mistake of hooking up with Beth (Amy Smart), a sweet coed who isn't shy in front of a video camera. About the same time that Josh learns that Tiffany has been hard to reach because her grandfather died, he also discovers that his friend, Rubin (Paulo Costanzo), accidentally mailed a tape of his late-night indiscretions to Tiffany, thinking it was one of Josh's frequent video messages. With his love life in the balance, Josh gathers up his pals and heads out on a mission to get back the tape, while still taking time to party along the way. Directed by Todd Phillips. With Seann William Scott, DJ Qualls and Tom Green. Categories: Comedy, Adventure. Year: 2000.
After the noble King Richard is hypnotized into joining the crusades, the sinister Prince John (Peter Ustinov) takes over the the throne of Nottingham. Aided by Sir Hiss (Terry-Thomas) and the bullying Sheriff of Nottingham (Pat Buttram), Prince John raises the taxes of the defenseless people of Nottingham and puts them in jail when they can't pay their debts. Their only hope is the noble outlaw Robin Hood (Brian Bedford), who hides out in Sherwood forest, robbing the rich and giving to the poor with the help of his faithful friend, Little John (Phil Harris). After spying the beautiful Maid Marian (Monica Evans), his former girlfriend, at an archery tournament, Robin sets out to free his love and return the throne to its rightful owner. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. With Carole Shelley and Andy Devine. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music. Year: 1973.
Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) returns from the crusades to find that the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) has taken over his land and put the peasentry in a stranglehold in the King's absence. Teaming up with his friends, Azeem (Morgan Freeman) and Little John (Nick Brimble), Robin Hood vows to avenge his father's murder and put an end to the Sheriff's tyranny. The band of outlaws robs from the rich to feed the poor and sets out to secure King Richard the Lionheart's return, while Robin does his best to renew his old love with Maid Marian (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). Directed by Kevin Reynolds. With Christian Slater and Michael Wincott. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance. Year: 1991.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
After General Hummel (Ed Harris) and a renegade team of Marines seize control of Alcatraz, the group vows to launch missiles containing lethal nerve gas into downtown San Francisco unless their demands are met. In response, the US government sends a team of Navy SEALs and two civilians, FBI chemical weapons expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage) and John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery), a top-secret federal prisoner, to subdue the homegrown terrorists. But, when the SEALs are neutralized, the mission's success rests on the shoulders of Goodspeed and Mason, the only man ever to escape from the infamous prison. Directed by Michael Bay. With David Morse, William Forsythe, Michael Biehn, John Spencer and Vanessa Marcil. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 1996.
Stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) discovers an incredible jet pack abandoned in a field and masters the power of personal flight with the help of his mechanic friend, Peevee (Alan Arkin). When evil, well connected actor Neville Sinclair (Timothy Dalton) informs mobster Eddie Valentine (Paul Sorvino) of Cliff's secret, the sinister criminals set out to get their hands on the technology. Cliff's girlfriend, Jenny (Jennifer Connelly), who is seeking a role in Neville's new film, winds up in the middle of the struggle, and Cliff will stop at nothing to save her. Directed by Joe Johnston. With Terry O'Quinn and Ed Lauter. Categories: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi. Year: 1991.
In order to get out of debt with a gangster, mob repo man Beck (Dwayne Johnson) agrees to travel to the Amazon to retrieve the man's wise-ass son Travis (Seann William Scott). When Beck finally tracks him down, Travis reveals that he is searching for ancient treasure and convinces Beck to team up with him in order to locate the riches. But, Beck and Travis are not alone in their quest, and must compete with Hatcher (Christopher Walken), an insane despot who has enslaved the jungle's inhabitants. Directed by Peter Berg. With Rosario Dawson, Ewen Bremner and Jon Gries. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2003.
Matthew McConaughey is an adventurer who finds a coin he is sure comes from a cargo of treasure that was lost in the ocean during the Civil War. The treasure has ended up underneath the Saharan Desert. He persuades an archeologist (Penélope Cruz) and an old buddy of his (Steve Zahn) to help him track down the treasure, which will be worth a fortune. But they aren't the only ones after the gold, and they face enemies from all sides as they pursue the loot. Directed by Breck Eisner. With Lennie James, William H. Macy and Lambert Wilson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2005.
The Mystery Inc. team has been disbanded for two years when they each receive invitations to Spooky Island, an amusement park with a sinister secret. Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Velma (Linda Cardellini), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Scooby must put aside their petty differences and reunite in an attempt to solve this mystery and free the young visitors of Spooky Island. Directed by Raja Gosnell. With Rowan Atkinson, Isla Fisher and Mark McGrath. Categories: Adventure, Mystery, Family, Comedy, Fantasy. Year: 2002.
Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning), a lonely 14-year-old girl haunted by the memory of her late mother, runs away from home with her caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) to escape her abusive father (Paul Bettany). Finding her way to a South Carolina town that she believes holds the secret to her mother's past, Lily is taken in by the Boatwright sisters, August (Queen Latifah), June (Alicia Keys) and May (Sophie Okonedo), three strong, independent women who raise bees. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. With Tristan Wilds and Nate Parker. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2008.
The Secret Life of Bees
Young Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig) has his life turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of ancient warriors predestined to fight against the forces of the Dark. To complete his quest, Will must travel back and forth through time to discover a series of six signs that will lead him into a final confrontation with forces of unimaginable evil. Aided by the Old Ones, Will races against his nemisis, the Rider (Christopher Eccleston), to secure the fate of the universe. Directed by David L. Cunningham. With Ian McShane and Frances Conroy. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2007.
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Director Akira Kurosawa presents a heroic tale of duty and honor. After, master samurai Kambei (Takashi Shimura) poses as a monk in order to save a kidnapped child, a group of farmers begs him to protect their lands from a band of roving bandits. Kambei accepts their charge and assembles six other samurai to build a militia, preparing them for a bloody battle when the bandits begin their raids. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Classic. Year: 1954.
In this epic drama, two Norsemen reach the shores of North America in 1007 A.D. Stranded there, they fight for survival, although one takes a spiritual path while the other is driven by animal instincts. It turns out that they are not alone in their new land and meet both Native Americans and Irish monks who are already living there. This drama is filmed in quasi-documentary style. Directed by Tony Stone. Categories: Adventure, Drama. Year: 2007.
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America
When hearing that his estranged father has been murdered and that the Imperial Seal of China has been stolen, Chon (Jackie Chan) and travels to London with his buddy Roy (Owen Wilson) looking to regain the seal and take revenge on his father's killer. Chon and Roy are joined in England by Chon's sister Lin (Fann Wong), who has uncovered a conspiracy to murder the royal family. As the unlikely duo track down the seal, they must face off against the ruthless Lord Nelson Rathbone (Aidan Gillen). Directed by David Dobkin. With Aaron Johnson, Tom Fisher, Donnie Yen and Oliver Cotton. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2003.
When a Chinese princess (Lucy Liu) is kidnapped in the Old West, a warrior (Jackie Chan), is sent to find her. Owen Wilson plays a train robber who becomes the warrior's unlikely partner in the search. Cultural and language differences between the two rescuers make for a lot of comic moments and there is also a great deal of martial-arts action. Directed by Tom Dey. With Xander Berkeley. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western. Year: 2000.
Robert Downey Jr. is the latest actor to play the famed British detective Sherlock Holmes. In this new version, he gets involved in a murder case where there is some suspicion that the victim rose from the dead. He has to contend with an arch-villain (Mark Strong) and an enticing femme fatale (Rachel McAdams). But with his trusty friend, Dr. Watson (Jude Law) by his side, he's ready for anything. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Categories: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery. Year: 2009.
This action-packed movie tells the story of a woman (Monica Bellucci) and a baby who are being stalked by a ruthless hit man (Paul Giamatti). By chance, she meets Smith (Clive Own), who becomes her protector. The hit man thinks Smith is just a fool, but it turns out he is a secret agent with special skills and is more than a match for the gangsters. Directed by Michael Davis. With Greg Bryk. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Shoot 'Em Up
Shrek (Mike Myers) is an huge ogre with a kind heart underneath his intimidating green skin. Together with his loud-mouthed companion, Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek must win the heart of the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) before the sinister Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) steals her hand and Shrek's home. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. With Clive Pearse and Vincent Cassel. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2001.
Shrek (Mike Myers) and Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), two just-married ogres, must fight to save their love, when a trip back to meet Fiona's royal parents (John Cleese and Julie Andrews) threatens to shatter their marital bliss. Unhappy with her new husband, Fiona's parents try to set up their newly transformed daughter with the annoying Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and hire Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), a deadly assassin, to rub out Shrek. Aided by his trusty companin, Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek must find a way to prove his worth and deal with Fiona's absolutely wicked Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders). Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2004.
Based on the bestselling novel by Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is about four very different high-school friends, who find a pair of jeans in a second-hand store that fits all of them perfectly, even though they are different sizes. American Ferrara (of TV's Ugly Betty), Amber Tamblyn (star of the series Joan of Arcadia), Alexis Bledel (Rory on The Gilmore Girls) and Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) co-star in the story that takes place the summer before senior year. Directed by Ken Kwapis. With Mike Vogel and Bradley Whitford. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Romance. Year: 2005.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), Lena (Alexis Bledel), Carmen (America Ferrera) and Bridget (Blake Lively), four lifelong friends, set out on separate paths for the first time as they begin college andthat comes after. The girls remain in touch by sharing their experiences with one other with honesty, a sense of humor and a special pair of pants. On their own, the friends discover their individual strengths, fears, and capacity for love, and gain a deeper appreciation for the powerful bond they share. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. With Rachel Nichols, Tom Wisdom and Rachel Ticotin. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
When reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) makes a connection between the recent disappearance of top scientists from around the globe and an attack by giant robots on New York City, she seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend, Sky Captain (Jude Law), the heroic leader of a skilled legion of pilots. Together with his colleague, Cpt. Franky Cook (Angelina Jolie), Sky Captain and Ms. Perkins set out to stop an evil mastermind hellbent on world domination. Directed by Kerry Conran. With Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Ling Bai and Laurence Olivier. Categories: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Mystery. Year: 2004.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
When a NASA probe disappears in deep space, the agency recruits Ham III (Andy Samberg), the loveable, goofy grandson of the first chimp astronaut, to help recover the expensive piece of equipment. Joining the fun-loving Ham on the mission are Luna (Cheryl Hines), a fearless professional, and Titan (Patrick Warburton), their uptight commander. After the crew travels through an intergalactic wormhole, they'll have to risk everything in order to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from their tyrannical leader (Jeff Daniels). Directed by Kirk De Micco. With Kristin Chenoweth and Kenan Thompson. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2008.
With Spider-Man now a beloved celebrity, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) has come to terms with his duty and has found a way to balance his work with his relationship with Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). But, when his suit somehow turns black and increases his super powers, Peter's personality begins to change and he becomes angry, aggressive and arrogant. After his actions cause him to lose Mary Jane, Peter must figure out a way to return to his former self while fighting off his old friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) and a powerful new enemy, Sandman (Thomas Haden Church). Directed by Sam Raimi. With Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Based on a Comic. Year: 2007.
Chihiro (Rumi Hiragi) is a young girl moving to a new town with her parents when a wrong turn takes them to a seemingly abandoned city full of mysterious and appetizing food. After stuffing themselves, Chihiro's parents (Takashi Naito and Yasuko Sawaguchi) are transformed into pigs, and Chihiro must set out with the help of a child named Haku (Miyu Irino) to rescue her parents and escape what turns out to be an enormous bath house for the millions of spirits and demons in the world. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2001.
When King Neptune's crown is stolen and SpongeBob's boss, Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown), is the prime suspect, SpongeBob (Tom Kenny) sets out with his best friend Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) on a mission to Shell City. Even though he's just been passed over for a promotion to his dream job, SpongeBob stands by Mr. Krabs and is determined to find the crown before his boss loses his life for a crime he didn't commit. Directed by Stephen Hillenburg. With Rodger Bumpass, Alec Baldwin , Jill Talley and Scarlett Johansson. Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Family, Animation, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2004.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) live an ordinary life with their boring parents Gregorio (Antonio Banderas) and Ingrid (Carla Gugino). But, what they don't know is that once upon a time their Mom and Dad were two of the greatest secret agents in the world. Then, without warning, Gregorio and Ingrid are called out of retirement to investigate why a number of their former colleagues have gone missing. When they too disappear, it's up to Carmen and Juni to step into their parents shoes and prove they have what it takes to be super spies. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. With Alan Cumming, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Robert Patrick, Teri Hatcher and Danny Trejo. Categories: Family, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Year: 2001.
On a remote island, the evil scientist Romero (Steve Buscemi) is hatching a sinister plot to take over the world with his own gang of spy kids. Called into action, Carmen (Daryl Sabara) and Juni Cortez (Alexa Vega) team up with fellow spy kids Gary (Matt O'Leary) and Gerti Giggles (Emily Osment) and head off to the dangerous, volcanic island to take on Romero and his the mutated monsters he has created. But, when their hi-tech gadgets stop working, the spy kids will have to rely on their quick wits and teamwork to save the day. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. With Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi, Family. Year: 2002.
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
After their last mission, Juni (Daryl Sabara) and Carmen (Alexa Vega) have given up the spy life, letting their mom (Carla Gugino) and dad (Antonio Banderas) take over the family business. But, when an evil madmane named the Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone) kidnaps Carmen and traps her in a video game, Juni is forced to enter a virtual reality world in order to save his sister. Navigating through increasingly difficult levels, Juni relies on bravery, wit and quick reflexes to rescue Carmen and save the world. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. With Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, George Clooney, Bill Paxton and Cheech Marin, Alan Cumming, Tony Shalhoub and Ryan Pinkston. Categories: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2003.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Following the death of an old childhood friend, a writer (Richard Dreyfuss) remembers back to when he (Wil Wheaton), the boy (River Phoenix) and two other friends (Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell) set off on an adventure to find the missing body of a boy killed by a train. While the boys travel down the tracks, telling stories and bonding through their shared experience, a group of older boys (including Kiefer Sutherland) set off to find the body for themselves. Directed by Rob Reiner. With John Cusack. Categories: Adventure, Drama. Year: 1986.
Stand by Me
A rebellious youth, James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) rises through the ranks of Starfleet command to become the captain of the USS Enterprise. Teaming up with Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho) and the rest of the Enterprise crew, Kirk sets out on his first mission and must face off with Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan villain who has escaped from a Klingon prison. Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Bruce Greenwood, Ben Cross, Anton Yelchin and Leonard Nimoy. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Based on a TV Series. Year: 2009.
When Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), a young farmer on the remote planet of Tatooine, meets Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), the mysterious old hermit reveals that Luke's father was once his pupil and convinces the boy that he too must learn to use the Force of the Jedi to fight against the evil Galactic Empire. As Luke and Obi-Wan set out to save the Rebel Leader, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), they are joined by Han Solo (Harrison Ford), a cocky blockade runner, and his hairy sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). Standing in their way is the powerful Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones), a Sith Lord, who carries out the Emperor's orders from the planet-destroying Death Star. Directed by George Lucas. With Kenny Baker and David Prowse. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1977.
With the galactic government weakened and the planet Naboo threatened by the Trade Federation, Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) set out to assist Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) in settling the dispute, which places her people in great danger. But, when the Federation attacks, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan must team up with a clumsy Gungan named Jar Jar Binks in order to save the Queen. And, as the evil Sith Lord Sidious plots to gain control of the Rebulic, Qui-Gon recognizes the strength of the force in Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a young slave. Directed by George Lucas. With Samuel L. Jackson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1999.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace