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Action

  • Charlies Angels - (2000)
  • Charlies Angels - Full Throttle - (2003) The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.
  • The Italian Job - (2003) After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
  • Miami Vice - (2006) Based on the 1980s TV action/drama show.
  • 300 - (2006) Sin City author Frank Miller's sweeping take on the historic Battle of Thermopylae comes to the screen courtesy of Dawn of the Dead director Zack Snyder. Gerard Butler stars as Spartan King Leonidas and Lena Headey plays Queen Gorgo. The massive army of the Persian Empire is sweeping across the globe, crushing every force that dares stand in its path. When a Persian envoy arrives in Sparta offering King Leonidas power over all of Greece if he will only bow to the will of the all powerful Xerxes.
  • 300 - Rise of an Empire - (2014) Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Adventure

  • The Last of the Mohicans - (1992) Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou - (2000) A 1930s version of The Odyssey.
  • Troy - (2004) The Iliad.
  • The Road - (2009) A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

Animation

  • Animal Farm - (1954) George Orwell's classic satire on Stalinism.
  • Watership Down - (1978) All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when they catch you, they will kill you... but first they must catch you.
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - (1999) When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Phillip, they are pronounced corrupted, and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
  • Hoodwinked - (2005) A Little Red Riding Hood remake.

Michael Bay

  • Bad Boys - (1995) Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin.
  • The Rock - (1996) Nicolas Cage stars as Stanley Goodspeed, an FBI chemical weapons expert handed a unique assignment. Francis X. Hummel (Ed Harris), an insane Marine Corps general, has taken 81 tourists hostage on the abandoned island prison of Alcatraz. He and his men are threatening to bomb San Francisco with deadly gas unless $100 million is paid in war reparations to the families of servicemen killed in covert operations.

Luc Besson

  • Leon - The Professional - (1994) As visually stylish as it is graphically violent, this thriller directed by Luc Besson concerns Mathilda (Natalie Portman), a 12-year-old girl living in New York City who has been exposed to the sordid side of life from an early age: her family lives in a slum and her abusive father works for drug dealers, cutting and storing dope. Mathilda does not much care for her parents, but she has a close bond with her four-year-old brother. One day, she returns from running an errand to discover her family is dead.
  • The Fifth Element - (1997) Good and evil battle for the future of 23rd century Earth in this visually striking big-budget science fiction epic. In the movie's prologue, which is set in 1914, scientists gather in Egypt at the site of an event that transpired centuries earlier. Aliens, it seemed, arrived to collect four stones representing the four basic elements (earth, air, fire and water) - warning their human contacts that the objects were no longer safe on Earth.
  • The Transporter - (2002) An outlaw finds his life becoming all the more dangerous when he turns against a gang of criminals in this action drama. Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is a former Special Forces officer who lives on the French Mediterranean and has a lucrative second career as a underworld courier for hire. Martin will deliver anything anywhere.

Blue Sky Studios

  • Ice Age - (2002) When a group of prehistoric animals band together to save a human baby, the misfit herd becomes the only hope for the future in this delightful computer-animated treat.
  • Robots - (2005) For the first time ever, an animated feature presents a totally imagined world - a wondrously clanky universe populated solely by mechanical beings.
  • Rio - (2011) A city macaw is displaced into the jungle.

Mel Brooks

  • Blazing Saddles - (1974) A western parody.
  • Young Frankenstein - (1974) Determined to live down his family's reputation, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (co-screenwriter Gene Wilder) insists on pronouncing his name "Fronckensteen" and denies interest in replicating his grandfather's experiments.
  • History of the World, Part I - (1981) Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.
  • Space Balls - (1987) A Star Wars parody.

Tim Burton

  • Beetlejuice - (1988) Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they are on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones.
  • Edward Scissorhands - (1990) Edward Scissorhands opens as an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp). Edward has all the essential ingredients for today's standard body, with the exception of a pair of hands. For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. When the kindly inventor dies, however, Edward is left lonely.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas - (1993) Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own.
  • Sleepy Hollow - (1999) Washington Irving's tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman gets a few new twists in a screen adaptation directed by Tim Burton. In this version, Ichabod (Johnny Depp) is a New York City detective whose unorthodox techniques and penchant for gadgets make him unpopular with is colleagues. He is sent to the remote town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of bizarre murders, in which a number of people have been found dead in the woods, with their heads cut off.
  • Corpse Bride - (2005) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Jim Carrey

  • Ace Ventura - Pet Detective - (1994) Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino.
  • The Mask - (1994) Hyperactive mayhem results when a mild-manned banker discovers an ancient mask that transforms him into a zany prankster with superhuman powers in this special-effects-intensive comedy. The wildly improvisational Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a decent-hearted but socially awkward guy who one night finds a strange mask. Carrey's trademark energy reveals itself after Stanley puts on the mask and the banker transforms into The Mask, a green-skinned, zoot-suited fireball.
  • Dumb & Dumber - (1994) Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are two intellectually-challenged best friends who share an apartment so messy that gangsters are not sure how to trash the place; the guys also have a certain problem (not difficult to understand) holding on to jobs.
  • The Truman Show - (1998) Truman does not realise that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player.
  • Bruce Almighty - (2003) In a life-altering encounter, God endows Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better.
  • Lemony Snicket´s A Series of Unfortunate Events - (2004) Three orphans do their best to stay alive.

Larry Charles

  • Borat - (2006) Roving journalist and the sixth-most famous person from his native Kazakhstan, Borat Sagdiyev travels to the Unites States to learn about American culture with hilarious results.
  • Bruno - (2009) Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brno takes his show to America.
  • The Dictator - (2005) A dictator must go to the U.N. and something goes awry.

Chevy Chase

  • Caddyshack - (1980) The smash success Caddyshack became a prototype for countless other wacky T&A-tinged teen comedies of the early 1980s. At an exclusive country club for WASPish snobs, an ambitious young caddy from an overpopulated home eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard.
  • Fletch - (1985) Chevy Chase is at his hilarious best as Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, a newspaper reporter who changes his identity more often than his underwear in order to get the story of the year.
  • Christmas Vacation - (1989) Comedy by John Hughes.

Tom Clancy

  • The Hunt for Red October - (1990) When a Soviet nuclear sub headed toward American waters drops off U.S. scanners, the Yanks scramble to take defensive steps. But CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) convinces the brass that the sub´s commander (Sean Connery) has something other than a first strike in mind.
  • Patriot Games - (1992) A CIA Analyst known for his uncanny ability to track down the world's greatest terrorists. This time Jack is brought in to track down IRA terrorists Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin) and Sean Miller (Sean Bean), two men hell-bent on assassinating a government official.
  • Clear and Present Danger - (1994) This is the third film based on Tom Clancy's high-tech espionage potboilers starring CIA deputy director Jack Ryan. Harrison Ford, returning to the Ryan role after his first go-round in 1992's Patriot Games, is assigned to a delicate anti-drug investigation after a close friend of the President is murdered by a Colombian drug cartel.

John Cleese

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (1975) King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

Comedy

  • MASH - (1970) A Korean War surgical hospital and its antics.
  • Better Off Dead - (1985) A teen owes 2 dollars to the paperboy.
  • Cadillac Man - (1990) Robin Williams selling a car during a funeral procession is classic.
  • Black Sheep - (1996) Chris Farley's brother is running for governor.
  • Office Space - (1999) Peter Gibbons is a computer programmer working for Initech in Houston. Every day, he and his friends Samir and Michael Bolton, suffer endless indignities and humiliations in their soulless workspace from their soulless boss, Bill Lumbergh. For Peter, stuck in his cookie-cutter apartment with paper-thin walls and IKEA furniture, every day is worse than the one before it -- so every day is the worst of his life.
  • Napoleon Dynamite - (2004) Vote for Pedro.
  • Waiting - (2005) Restaurant life at Shenaniganz.
  • Superbad - (2007) Teenagers trying to buy booze.
  • The Hangover - (2009) A bachelor party in Vegas with Mike Tyson.

Francis Ford Coppola

  • Patton - (1970) In 1943 North Africa, George Patton (George C. Scott) assumes command of (and instills some much-needed discipline in) the American forces. Engaged in battle against Germany's Field Marshal Rommel, Patton drives back "The Desert Fox" by using the German's own tactics. Promoted to Lieutenant General, Patton is sent to Sicily, where he engages in a personal war of egos with British Field Marshal Montgomery.
  • The Godfather - (1972) Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don," the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father.
  • The Godfather - Part II - (1974) Francis Ford Coppola's legendary continuation and sequel to his landmark 1972 film, The Godfather, parallels the young Vito Corleone's rise with his son Michael's spiritual fall, deepening The Godfather's depiction of the dark side of the American dream. In the early 1900s, the child Vito flees his Sicilian village for America after the local Mafia kills his family. Vito (Robert De Niro) struggles to make a living, legally or illegally, for his wife and growing brood in Little Italy.
  • Apocalypse Now Redux - (1979) One of a cluster of late-1970s films about the Vietnam War, Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now adapts the Joseph Conrad novella Heart of Darkness to depict the war as a descent into primal madness. Capt. Willard (Martin Sheen), already on the edge, is assigned to find and deal with AWOL Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando), rumored to have set himself up in the Cambodian jungle as a local, lethal godhead. Along the way Willard encounters napalm and Wagner fan Col. Kilgore (Robert Duvall).
  • The Outsiders - (1983) Two gangs go at it.
  • The Godfather - Part III - (1990) After a break of more than 15 years, director Francis Ford Coppola and writer Mario Puzo returned to the well for this third and final story of the fictional Corleone crime family. Two decades have passed, and crime kingpin Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now divorced from his wife Kay (Diane Keaton), has nearly succeeded in keeping his promise that his family would one day be "completely legitimate."

Crime

  • On the Waterfront - (1954) We need unions because ...
  • The Warriors - (1979) A street gang gets blamed for a crime they didnt commit.
  • Shaft - (1971) A detective is hired to find a kidnapper.
  • The Mechanic - (1972) An assassin trains his apprentice.
  • Shaft - (2000) A detective goes after a killer.
  • Insomnia - (2002) Al Pacino stars as Detective Will Dormer, a Los Angeles Police Department legend who temporarily escapes an internal affairs investigation that may ruin his career by traveling to Nightmute, AK, the remote site of a murder that has the local authorities flummoxed.
  • Bad Santa - A santa tries to rob a department store.(2003)
  • The Mechanic - (2011) An assassin trains his apprentice.
  • Kill the Irishman - (2011) Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, KILL THE IRISHMAN chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob.

Cult Film

Matt Damon

  • Good Will Hunting - (1997) A genius is hiding from society.
  • Dogma - (1999) Would you believe that the last living descendent of Jesus Christ is a woman working at an abortion clinic in Illinois? And that she has been sent on a holy mission with two minor characters from Clerks and Mallrats as her guides? Prepare to suspend any and all disbelief as you watch the religious satire Dogma, the fourth film from writer/director Kevin Smith. Bethany has been disappointed in life and has found her faith severely tested after her husband leaves her.
  • The Adjustment Bureau - (2011) A politician tries to escape his destiny.
  • Ted - (2012)
  • Elysium - (2013) The Amercian Healthcare Act.

DC Comics

  • Constantine - (2005) An ordinary man with an extraordinary gift must save the planet from evil in this action-packed fantasy. Unknown to most people, the world is crowded with spirits both good and evil who walk among us in human guise. One of the few who can see these spirits is John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), but the responsibility of his vision is more than he can stand, and he tries to kill himself. Saved from death, Constantine must now atone for his actions.
  • Batman Begins - (2005) Batman Begins follows Bruce Wayne´s early years as he deals with the childhood trauma of losing his parents and his decision to become the champion of justice Gotham City needs.
  • Superman Returns - (2006) Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one ofthe world's most beloved superheroes.
  • The Dark Knight - (2008) When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.
  • RED - (2010) A group of former government assassins fights back against the CIA after they are targeted for knowing too much in this adaptation of Warren Ellis' acclaimed DC Comics graphic novels. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) used to be a hired gun for the CIA. Along with Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich), and Victoria (Helen Mirren), Frank's specialty was carrying out contracts that the government did not want the public to know about.
  • The Dark Knight Rises - (2012) Batman is forced to come out of hiding.
  • Man of Steel - (2013) Superman takes on General Zod
  • Batman v Superman - Dawn of Justice - (2016)
  • Suicide Squad - (2016)

Death

  • The Slender Thread - (1965) Sidney Portier plays a volunteer at a suicide call center.
  • The Crow - (1994) This fantasy follows Eric Draven (Brandon Lee), a rock musician who is murdered along with his fiancee, Shelly (Sofia Shinas), by a group of marauding thugs who terrorize the decaying city in which they live. One year to the day after his death (which happens to be Devil's Night), a mystical crow appears at Eric's grave; Eric rises from the dead and, with the bird as his guide, goes on a mission to avenge himself.
  • Meet Joe Black - (1998) Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins), who in his old age is seeing visions of death- which turn out to be real, in the form of Death himself, who agrees to not take Bill for a little bit longer if Bill will serve as his guide on Earth as he takes on a host body and goes by the name of Joe Black (Brad Pitt).
  • 50/50 - (2011) A cancer patient faces

Dino De Laurentiis

  • Death Wish - (1974) This drama about a man who takes the law into his own hands was wildly controversial upon first release, sparking much debate about the perceived pro-vigilante stance of the story, and established Charles Bronson as a major box office draw in the United States. Paul Kersey is a liberal architect living in New York City. One day, a group of drug-crazed thugs break into his apartment while he is gone, killing his wife Joanna and brutally raping his married daughter.
  • Conan the Barbarian - (1982) John Milius's jingoistic direction and pulpy screenplay fit perfectly into this film version of the Robert E. Howard fantasy story of the sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. Complementing Mulius's heavy metal production is Arnold Schwarzenegger's leaden acting, which in any other context would be deadly, but here (as in The Terminator) corresponds nicely with the whole sonorous project. The story begins when a horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan.
  • Conan the Destroyer - (1984)
  • Dune - (1984) David Lynch wades through dark waters in his adaptation of Frank Herbert's cult science fiction novel. In condensing Herbert's rambling and complex book by eliminating characters and compacting events, Lynch succeeds in rendering the story incomprehensible to those unfamiliar with the novel and making the film look like a sketchy greatest hits collection of the book for Herbert fans. The story takes place in the year 10,191.

Robert De Niro

  • Midnight Run - (1988) A bouty hounter tries to get a man back to L.A. in time.
  • Goodfellas - (1990) NJ gangsters.
  • Casino - (1995) The rise of Vegas.
  • Ronin - (1998) Former CIA agent trying to get paid.

Die Hard

Disney

Drama

  • West Side Story - (1961)
  • The Slender Thread - (1965)
  • In the Heat of the Night - (1967) Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. Tibbs was simply waiting for his next train at the station in Sparta, Mississippi and the confusion is soon resolved but when local police chief Gillespie learns that Tibbs is the Philadelphia PD's number one homicide expert, he reluctantly asks for his assistance.
  • Jacobs Ladder - (1990)
  • The Illusionist - (2006)

Dreamworks

Clint Eastwood

  • A Fistful of Dollars - (1964)
  • For a Few Dollars More - (1965)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - (1966) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is Sergio Leone´s 1966 spaghetti western masterpiece, starring Clint Eastwood as The Man With No Name, a no-nonsense outlaw who hears about a treasure chest full of Confederate gold lost in the chaos of the Civil War.
  • Hang Em High - (1968)
  • Two Mules For Sister Sara - (1969)
  • Dirty Harry - (1971) Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is an unsociable police officer who puts his faith in a large Colt Magnum . 44 gun. He is more apt to shoot first and ask questions later.
  • Joe Kidd - (1972)
  • High Plains Drifter - (1973)
  • Magnum Force - (1973) A slew of murders seemingly perpetrated by your friendly neighborhood peace officers is plaguing the criminal underworld and, despite the results its getting, which seem just fine to the department and the Mayor
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales - (1976) An ex-Confederate soldier who returns home after the war to find his family murdered by a rogue group of Unionists. Refusing to surrender, he sets off on a path of lethal revenge, pitting him against his former commander.
  • The Enforcer - (1976)
  • The Gauntlet - (1977) Playing police stooge Ben Shockley, Clint Eastwood sends up his Dirty Harry-ness in this 1977 cop film-action movie-romantic comedy. Ben is assigned to escort tough Vegas hooker Gus Mally (Sondra Locke) to Phoenix for a Mob trial because, he thinks, he always "gets the job done." But corrupt commissioner Blakelock (William Prince) chose alcoholic Ben precisely because Ben does not get much done at all, and Blakelock has no intention of letting them get to Phoenix alive.
  • Sudden Impact - (1983)
  • Pale Rider - (1985)
  • Unforgiven - (1992)

Family

Fantasy

  • Excalibur - (1981) Medieval times are brought to vivid life in stylish retelling of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and the rise and fallof Camelot.
  • Highlander - (1986) Among humans for centuries, an immortal specie existed. Connor MacLeod is a member of this specie. Unaware of his powers, he is unable to explain his revival after his apparent death in a clan-fight in the 15th century. This convinces the superstitious villagers to stone him and drive him out of the village. He then encounters another one of his kind, Ramirez, who indoctrinates him in the ways of the immortals. The only way these immortals can die is by having their heads cut off.

Will Ferrell

  • Old School - (2003) Three thirty-something friends, Mitch (Luke Wilson), Frank (Will Ferrell) and Bernard "Beanie" Campbell (Vince Vaughn) attempt to relive their college days by participating in an accidental fraternity.
  • Elf - (2003) Buddy (Will Ferrell), a six foot tall elf who works in Santa´s Shop, and suddenly finds out that he is human. Santa tells Buddy that his real father is on the ´naughty list´ and Buddy sets out to help.
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - (2006) Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton, Jr. are the number one NASCAR team in the USA. Their dominance in NASCAR is soon usurped by a French Formula One driver named Jean Girard (Baron Cohen).
  • Step Brothers - (2008)
  • The Other Guys - (2010)

Ian Fleming

  • Dr. No - (1962)
  • From Russia with Love - (1963)
  • Goldfinger - (1964)
  • Thunderball - (1965)
  • You Only Live Twice - (1967)
  • Diamonds Are Forever - (1971)
  • Casino Royale - (2006) Casino Royale is the 2006 update of Ian Fleming´s premiere Bond novel, which had never been given the proper cinematic treatment until this time around, and is considered by many to be the best 007 film ever made.
  • Quantum of Solace - (2008) A devastating betrayal sends James Bond from Australia to Italy and South America on a mission of vengeance that pits the suave super-spy against a powerful businessman with diabolical intentions.
  • Skyfall - (2012) In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Mel Gibson

  • Mad Max - (1979) This stunning, post-apocalyptic action thriller from director George Miller stars Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a policeman in the near future who is tired of his job. Since the apocalypse, the lengthy, desolate stretches of highway in the Australian outback have become bloodstained battlegrounds. Max has seen too many innocents and fellow officers murdered by the bomb's savage offspring, bestial marauding bikers for whom killing, rape, and looting is a way of life. He just wants to retire.
  • Lethal Weapon - (1987) L.A. cop Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), whose wife has recently died, is a loose cannon with a seeming death wish. This makes him indispensable in collaring dangerous criminals, but a liability to any potential partners. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), a conservative family man who wants to stay alive for his upcoming 50th birthday, is partnered with Riggs. As Riggs gets to know Murtaugh and his family, he begins to mellow.
  • Braveheart - (1995) Mel Gibson, came into his own as a director with Braveheart, an account of the life and times of medieval Scottish patriot William Wallace and, to a lesser degree, Robert the Bruce's struggle to unify his nation against its English oppressors. The story begins with young Wallace, whose father and brother have been killed fighting the English, being taken into the custody of his uncle, a nationalist and pre-Renaissance renaissance man.
  • The Patriot - (2000) Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the director/producer team responsible for such sci-fi blockbusters as Independence Day and Stargate, take a step back in time with this drama set during the American Revolution. Farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) was born and raised in South Carolina, and fought bravely during the French-Indian wars. But since the death of his wife, Benjamin has renounced violence and quietly tends his crops, raising his seven children alone.
  • Get the Gringo - (2012)

Tony Gilroy

Rutger Hauer

  • Nighthawks - (1981) A German terrorist holds the city of New York hostage and it is up to Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) to take him down.
  • The Hitcher - (1986) A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
  • Wanted - Dead or Alive - (1986) Nick Randall is a modern-day bounty hunter who goes after notorious terrorist Malak Al Rahim in this action feature. Nick is called on after Malak disrupts Los Angeles with a series of fatal bombings.
  • Blind Fury - (1989) Blind Fury is an action film that revolves around one man´s attempt to find his kidnapped friend. Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer) is an American soldier who is injured and becomes blind from a mortar explosion while serving in the Vietnam War.

Alfred Hitchcock

Horror

  • Rosemary's Baby - (1968)
  • The Car - (1977)
  • An American Werewolf in London - (1981) An American Werewolf in London begins when a wolf whose bite is definitely worse than his bark chomps a young backpacker taking a shortcut across the British moors one night.
  • The Silence of the Lambs - (1991) The Silence of the Lambs is the 1991 Academy Award winning adaptation of the bestselling Thomas Harris novel.
  • Seven - (1995) Seven is the psychological thriller that takes the serial killer film to new heights of suspense and terror, with an absolutely shattering denouement that outdoes anything in the entirety of Silence of the Lambs.
  • Shaun of the Dead - (2004) Shaun (Simon Pegg) has seen better days; his coworkers do not respect him, his roommate Pete (Peter Serafinowicz) resents him, and he can not get along with his step-father Philip (Bill Nighy).
  • Zombieland - (2009) Nerdy college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has survived the plague that has turned mankind into flesh-devouring zombies because he is scared of just about everything.

Ron Howard

  • American Graffiti - (1973) It is the last night of summer 1962, and the teenagers of Modesto, California, want to have some fun before adult responsibilities close in. Among them are Steve (Ron Howard) and Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), college-bound with mixed feelings about leaving home; nerdy Terry "The Toad" (Charles Martin Smith), who scores a dream date with blonde Debbie (Candy Clark); and John (Paul Le Mat), a 22-year-old drag racer who wonders how much longer he can stay champion.
  • Cocoon - (1985) Cocoon is a warm-hearted science-fiction fable that avoids becoming overly corny thanks to the performances of its mostly senior cast. Wilford Brimley, Don Ameche, and Hume Cronyn are three old-timers who sneak out of their retirement home a few days a week to swim in the large pool on an abandoned estate next door. When the threesome begins to feel curiously younger, they discover strange pods on the floor of the pool.
  • Ransom - (1996) Ron Howard directed this thriller which stars Mel Gibson as Tom Mullen, a former fighter pilot who built a ramshackle one-plane airline into a major multinational service fleet. Mullen has a multi-million dollar fortune, a beautiful wife, Kate (Rene Russo) and a nine-year-old son, Sean (Brawley Nolte) that he dotes on. However, Mullen's life comes crashing down around him when Sean is kidnapped.

John Hughes

  • Vacation - (1983)
  • The Breakfast Club - (1985)
  • Weird Science - (1985)
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off - (1986)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful - (1987)
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles - (1987) En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, easily annoyed businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (John Candy).
  • The Great Outdoors - (1988) In the John Hughes-scripted The Great Outdoors, John Candy stars as Chet Ripley, an oafish paterfamilias who takes his family on a vacation at a lakeside resort. Their enjoyment is seriously compromised when brother-in-law Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd) shows up with his wife and kiddies.
  • Uncle Buck - (1989) In this cheerful, lightweight comedy, excruciatingly clumsy, disorganized, and messy Uncle Buck Russell (John Candy) becomes the screens most unlikely babysitter. While their parents are away, eight-year old Miles (Macaulay Culkin), six-year old Maizy (Gaby Hoffman) and their teen-aged sister, Tia (Jean Kelly) are left in the care of Buck.
  • Dutch - (1991)

The Hunger Games

Peter Jackson

  • The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - (2001) New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson fulfills his lifelong dream of transforming author J.R.R. Tolkien's best-selling fantasy epic into a three-part motion picture that begins with this holiday 2001 release. Elijah Wood stars as Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit resident of the medieval "Middle-earth" who discovers that a ring bequeathed to him by beloved relative and benefactor Bilbo (Ian Holm) is in fact the "One Ring," a device that will allow its master to manipulate dark powers and enslave the world.
  • The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - (2002) The second film in Peter Jackson's series of screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's internationally popular Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers literally begins where The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ended, with the Fellowship splitting into three groups as they seek to return the Ring to Mordor, the forbidding land where the powerful talisman must be taken to be destroyed.
  • The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - (2003) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King brings Peter Jackson's mammoth adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic to a close in suitably epic fashion. Instead of starting just where the previous film left off, however, it goes far back in time to the moment the tormented creature Gollum first came to possess the One Ring.
  • King Kong - (2005) One of the greatest adventure stories in Hollywood history gets a new interpretation in this action drama from Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson. In the early 1930s, Carl Denham (Jack Black) is a daring filmmaker and adventurer who has gained a reputation for his pictures documenting wildlife in remote and dangerous jungle lands; despite the objections of his backers, Denham plans to film his next project aboard an ocean vessel en route to Skull Island, an uncharted island.
  • The Hobbit - An Expected Journey - (2012)
  • The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug - (2013)

Stephen King

  • Carrie - (1976) This classic horror movie based on Stephen King's first novel stars Sissy Spacek as Carrie White, a shy, diffident teenager who is the butt of practical jokes at her small-town high school. Her blind panic at her first menstruation, a result of ignorance and religious guilt drummed into her by her fanatical mother, Margaret (Piper Laurie), only causes her classmates' vicious cruelty to escalate, despite the attentions of her overly solicitous gym teacher (Betty Buckley).
  • The Shining - (1980) "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace.
  • Christine - (1983)
  • The Dead Zone - (1983) Christopher Walken plays a schoolteacher, Johnny Smith, who awakens from a five-year coma. He discovers that he has acquired the ability to foretell a person's future simply by touching his or her hand. After seeing several examples, Smith's doctor (Herbert Lom) becomes convinced that Smith can not only predict the future, but also has the power to change it. This ability is given its severest test when Smith shakes the hand of ruthless political candidate Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen).
  • Children of the Corn - (1984)
  • Firestarter - (1984)
  • Silver Bullet - (1985)
  • Maximum Overdrive - (1986) A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.
  • Stand by Me - (1986)
  • The Running Man - (1987) Directed by former Starsky and Hutch TV star Paul Michael Glaser, this post-apocalyptic science fiction yarn satirized American entertainment, mocking pro wrestling, game shows, and law-and-order reality programming. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Ben Richards, a cop in the totalitarian America of 2019, framed for massacring rioting civilians during a famine. After escaping from jail, Richards tries to prove his innocence, but his efforts are thwarted at every turn.
  • Misery - (1990) A famous novelist is rescued from a car crash by an obsessed fan.
  • The Shawshank Redemption - (1994) In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He is sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy.
  • The Green Mile - (1999) Director Frank Darabont, who made an acclaimed feature film debut with The Shawshank Redemption (1994), based on a Stephen King novel set in a prison, returns for a second feature, based on King's 1996 serialized novel set in a prison. In 1935, inmates at the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility call Death Row "The Green Mile" because of the dark green linoleum that tiles the floor. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head guard on the Green Mile when a new inmate is brought into his custody.

Johnny Knoxville

Bruce Lee

  • The Way of the Dragon - (1972) Bruce Lee's pre-Enter the Dragon outing is a surprising change of pace from his usual hard-hitting action fare because it favors humor as much as it does kung-fu. It is also notable because it represents Lee's only venture as a director. For the most part, Return of the Dragon works thanks to its charismatic star. Lee shows great comic timing in the humorous set pieces in addition to the usual physical prowess he displays during the action scenes.
  • Enter the Dragon - (1973) One of the most popular kung fu films ever, and perhaps the peak of the famed Bruce Lee's career, Enter the Dragon achieved success by presenting a series of superbly staged fighting sequences with a minimum of distractions. The story finds Lee as a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for his sister's death. This evil villain operates from a fortified island manned by a team of crack martial artists, who also host a kung fu competition.

George Lucas

  • Star Wars IV - A New Hope - (1977) In a distant galaxy, a long time ago, young Luke Skywalker assembles his motley crew of allies including space rogue Han Solo and two "droids" -- C3PO and R2D2 -- to rescue Princess Leia, the rebel leader of her planet from the clutches of the evil Empire as embodied by its enforcer Darth Vader.
  • Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back - (1980) The second entry in George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the green-as-grass hero from the first film, now a seasoned space warrior. Luke's Star Wars cohorts Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are likewise more experienced in the ways and means of battling the insidious Empire, as represented by the brooding Darth Vader (James Earl Jones).
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark - (1981) Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane.
  • Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi - (1983) In the final episode of the Star Wars saga, Han Solo emerges intact from the carbonite casing in which he had been sealed in The Empire Strikes Back. The bad news is that Solo, together with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, is prisoner to the grotesque Jabba the Hutt. But with the help of the charismatic Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), our heroes and our heroine manage to escape. The next task is to rid the galaxy of Darth Vader.
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - (1984)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - (1989)
  • Star Wars I - The Phantom Menace - (1999) In 1977, George Lucas released Star Wars, the ultimate sci-fi popcorn flick-turned-pop-culture myth machine. It quickly became the biggest money-making film of all time and changed the shape of the film industry. After two successful sequels (The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) that extended the story of the first film, Lucas took some time off to produce movies for others, with mixed success.
  • Star Wars II - Attack of the Clones - (2002) The second prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy takes place ten years after the events depicted in Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace. Now 20, young Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is an apprentice to respected Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Unusually powerful in the Force, Anakin is also impatient, arrogant, and headstrong -- causing his mentor a great deal of concern. The pair are ordered to protect Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman), the former queen of the planet.
  • Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith - (2005) George Lucas draws the Star Wars film series to a close with this dark sci-fi adventure which sets the stage for the events of the first film and brings the saga full circle. After a fierce battle in which Obi-Wan and Anakin join Republic forces to help free Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from the evil Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) and his minions, Anakin is drawn into Palpatine's confidence.
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - (2008) Everyone's favorite archeologist adventurer dusts off his hat and trusty whip for yet another globetrotting trek as Indiana Jones returns to the big screen nearly 20 years after racing for the Holy Grail alongside his father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Harrison Ford reprises his role as the iconic, snake-loathing screen hero in a sequel that also finds Karen Allen returning to the series for the first time since Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Sidney Lumet

  • 12 Angry Men - (1957)
  • Serpico - (1973) Adapted by Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler from Peter Maas's book, Sidney Lumet's drama portrays the real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system. Neophyte officer Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) is determined not to let his job get in the way of his individuality. Despite his colleagues' leery reactions, he keeps one foot firmly planted in the counterculture, sporting a beard and love beads and living in bohemian Greenwich Village, while he performs his police duties.
  • Dog Day Afternoon - (1975) Based on a true 1972 story, Sidney Lumet's 1975 drama chronicles a unique bank robbery on a hot summer afternoon in New York City. Shortly before closing time, scheming loser Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy, Sal (John Cazale), burst into a Brooklyn bank for what should be a run-of-the-mill robbery, but everything goes wrong, beginning with the fact that there is almost no money in the bank. The situation swiftly escalates, as Sonny and Sal take hostages.

Martial Arts

  • Above the Law - (1988) A Chicago police detective named Nico Toscani (Steven Segal) who had been recruited by the CIA as a martial arts expert while studying in Japan.
  • Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai - (1999) A surreal crime drama told as only Jim Jarmusch could, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai stars Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog, a hit man living in an unidentified but run-down city in what license plates call "The Industrialized State." Known for his gift of being able to come and go without people noticing him, Ghost Dog is a self-taught samurai who is obsessed with order and his strict personal moral code, drawn from the philosophies of the Japanese warriors.
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - (2000) Martial-arts expert Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) is out to search for answers to his master´s murder.
  • The Last Samurai - (2003) Edward Zwick returned to the director's chair with this sweeping period drama set in 19th-century Japan. After centuries of relying on hired samurai for national defense, the Japanese monarchy has decided to do away with the warriors in favor of a more contemporary military. Tom Cruise stars as Nathan Algren, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who is hired by the Emperor Meiji to train an army capable of wiping out the samurai. But when Algren is captured.
  • Fearless - (2006) Fearless opens in Shanghai, China, circa 1910, when wushu master Huo Yuanjia (Jet Li) prepares to battle one Japanese opponent, Tanaka, and three American opponents in a massive tournament.

Steve Martin

Marvel Comics

Matthew McConaughey

  • A Time to Kill - (1996)
  • Contact - (1997)
  • Frailty - (2001) A mysterious man tells a terrible tale to an FBI agent (Powers Boothe) investigating the "God's Hand" serial killer case. The man grew up in a small town in Texas, where he and his brother lived a bucolic life with their kindhearted widower father.

Military

Eddie Murphy

Music

  • The Doors - Live at the Hollywood Bowl - (1968)
  • Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii - (1972)
  • The Song Remains the Same - (1976) The members of Led Zeppelin are called back from vacation by manager Peter Grant to play Madison Square Garden. The film is enhanced by each of the band member's personal fantasies (hallucinations?), such as the opening scene (which is awfully confusing the first time around) in which Peter Grant, dressed in a 1930s black gangster suit drives a 1930s black Ford to a house and blasts everyone with a machine gun.
  • AC/DC - Let There Be Rock - (1980) Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's 1979 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes.
  • The Blues Brothers - (1980) Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a "mission from God" by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata. Said mission is to raise $5000 to save an orphanage. In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson and perform the theme from Rawhide.
  • Heavy Metal - (1981)
  • Pink Floyd The Wall - (1982) Inspired by Pink Floyd's album of the same name, Pink Floyd: The Wall is a dark, expressionistic musical, told from the point of view of Pink, a depressed rock musician. The film is structured around Pink's reflections on his life, all of which center on the building of "the wall." This wall is a metaphor for psychological isolation, a barrier Pink creates to distance himself from his pain. The foundations for this wall are lain in childhood, with the death of Pink's father leaving.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live At Montreux - (1985)
  • Sid & Nancy - (1986) Punk rock's first great embodiment of the motto "live fast and die young," Sid Vicious joined The Sex Pistols when they were already established as the most controversial rock band in British history; and it soon became apparent that he could not play his instrument, had a magnetic attraction to chaos, and possessed a dangerous thirst for booze, drugs, and violence. Sid & Nancy opens shortly after Sid (Gary Oldman) joined the band, when he meets an obnoxious American punk groupie named Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb).
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - One Night in Texas - (1989)
  • The Commitments - (1991)
  • Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day - (2012)

Mike Myers

Liam Neeson

Paul Newman

  • Cool Hand Luke - (1967) Luke Jackson is sentenced to a stretch on a southern chain gang after he is arrested for drunkenly decapitating parking meters. While the avowed ambition of the captain is for each prisoner to "get their mind right," it soon becomes obvious that Luke is not about to kowtow to anybody.
  • Slap Shot - (1977) Paul Newman plays Reggie Dunlop, the coach of a pathetic minor-league American hockey team. His career at a standstill and his marriage in tatters, Dunlop has nothing to lose by taking on a new group of players who are one evolutionary step above Neanderthals. Only when the team begins winning does he decide to get behind these players, and to encourage the rest of the team to play as down-and-dirty as the newcomers.

Chuck Norris

  • The Octagon - (1980)
  • Silent Rage - (1982) Sheriff Dan Stevens (Chuck Norris), thinks he is just checking out a fight. It turns out that crazed ax murderer, John Kirby (Brian Libby), has just killed the couple he was staying with and now has Stevens in his sights.
  • Lone Wolf McQuade - (1983) Chuck Norris is Lone Wolf McQuade, a legendary Texas Ranger feared by outlaws and respected by other lawmen who is up against the weapons-dealer Rawley Wilkes (David Carradine).
  • Missing in Action - (1984)
  • The Delta Force - (1986)

Pixar

  • Toy Story - (1995)
  • Monsters Inc - (2001)
  • Finding Nemo - (2003)
  • WALL-E - (2008) A wide-eyed robot who travels to the deepest reaches of outer space in search of a newfound friend. The year is 2700, and planet Earth has long been uninhabitable.

The Omen

Planet of the Apes

Harold Ramis

  • Animal House - (1978)
  • Stripes - (1981) John Winger (Bill Murray) is a quick-witted but unambitious loser who comes home after getting fired to discover that his car has been repossessed and his girlfriend is leaving him. With no idea of what to do next, John and his best friend Russell Ziskey impulsively join the Army, more as a practical joke than a career goal.
  • Groundhog Day - (1993)

Religion

  • The Seventh Sign - (1988)
  • The Passion of the Christ - (2004) This controversial epic that focuses on the last 12 hours of Jesus's life -- from the betrayal, trial and death of Jesus to his brutal crucifixion and resurrection from the tomb.
  • Evan Almighty - (2007) Steve Carell is junior congressman Evan Baxter, whose wish to "change the world" is heard by God. When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it.

Guy Ritchie

Gene Roddenberry

J.K. Rowling

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone - (2001) The best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in England, as was this film adaptation) becomes this hotly anticipated fantasy adventure from Chris Columbus, the winner of a high-stakes search for a director to bring the first in a hoped-for franchise of Potter films to the screen by Warner Bros.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - (2002) Youthful wizard Harry Potter returns to the screen in this, the second film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's wildly popular series of novels for young people. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) return for a second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - (2004) After directing the first two movies in the Harry Potter franchise, Chris Columbus opted to serve as producer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and passed the baton to Y Tu Mam Tambin director Alfonso Cuarn. Though "immensely popular" is an understatement when it comes to Harry Potter, Azkaban is somewhat of a departure from its predecessors, and particularly beloved among fans for its surprise ending. Prisoner of Azkaban also marks the introduction of Sirius Black (Gary Oldman)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - (2005) Directed by Mike Newell, the fourth installment to the Harry Potter series finds Harry wondering why his legendary scar -- the famous result of a death curse gone wrong -- is aching in pain, and perhaps even causing mysterious visions. Before he can think too much about it, however, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he will attend his fourth year of magical education.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - (2007) Young wizard-in-training Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his fifth year of studies, only to find that the magical community seems to be in a curious state of denial about his recent encounter with the sinister Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) in the fifth installment of the popular fantasy film series based on the best-selling books by author J.K. Rowling. Rumor has it that the dreaded Lord Voldemort has returned, but Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge (Robert Hardy) is not convinced.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 - (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - (2011)

Adam Sandler

  • Happy Gilmore - (1996)
  • The Waterboy - (1998) Despite being the constant target of gross jokes and public humiliation from the university football team players he serves, lowly water boy Bobby Boucher loves his job and thinks dispensing water to dehydrated athletes is life's greatest calling.
  • The Wedding Singer - (1998)
  • Big Daddy - (1999) Slacker Sonny Kaufax (Adam Sandler) is perfectly content to live in a messy bachelor pad and to avoid working at all costs.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • The Terminator - (1984) Endlessly imitated, The Terminator made the reputation of cowriter/director James Cameron and solidified the stardom of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie begins in a post-apocalyptic 2029, when Los Angeles has been largely reduced to rubble and is under the thumb of all-powerful ruling machines. Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a member of the human resistance movement, is teleported back to 1984.
  • Commando - (1985) Colonel Matrix is retired and living peaceably with his 10-year-old daughter (Alyssa Milano) when she is kidnapped by the henchmen of an exiled Latin American dictator. The dictator's plan is to reinstate himself in power by eliminating the president of his country, using Matrix to kill him (or he will kill the kidnapped daughter). Matrix escapes from the plane that is supposed to be carrying him to his mission and then proceeds to go from one violent confrontation.
  • Predator - (1987) Dutch has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it. Paradoxically, his code of honor gives him the backbone to survive as a military special forces operative when he is sent on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent in to assist some nefarious U.S. government plan in a Latin American country. Once there, he encounters an old army buddy (Carl Weathers) who has gotten too deep in the CIA's good graces for Dutch's comfort.
  • Total Recall - (1990) In Paul Verhoeven's wild sci-fi action movie Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that his entire memory of the past derives from a memory chip implanted in his brain. Schwarzenegger learns that he is actually a secret agent who had become a threat to the government, so those in power planted the chip and invented a domestic lifestyle for him. Once he has realized his true identity, he travels to Mars to piece together the rest of his life.
  • Terminator 2 - Judgment Day - (1991) A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron upped the ante with this follow-up by employing a more sweeping storyline and cutting-edge special effects. Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor, now a single mother to rebellious teen John Connor (Edward Furlong), during the late nineties.
  • Eraser - (1996) Top-notch action sequences and exciting stunt work highlight this fast-moving thriller. John Kruger is a top agent in the U.S. Marshalls' Witness Protection Program; it is his job to "erase" the pasts of Federal witnesses under his watch and deal with anyone who tries to hurt them. Kruger's latest assignment is to protect Lee Cullen (Vanessa Williams), who while working for a major weapons manufacturing firm discovered evidence that the company was selling new, high-tech weapons abroad.
  • Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines - (2003) The second sequel to the 1984 sci-fi action classic, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is the first film without the involvement of director James Cameron. Instead, Jonathan Mostow, the man behind Breakdown and U-571, has stepped in to fill the shoes left vacant by Cameron. In addition, the role of John Connor from the second film has been recast, with In the Bedroom's Nick Stahl taking over for Edward Furlong.

Science Fiction

Ridley Scott

  • Blade Runner - (1982) A blend of science fiction and noir detective fiction, Blade Runner (1982) was a box office and critical bust upon its initial exhibition, but its unique postmodern production design became hugely influential within the sci-fi genre, and the film gained a significant cult following that increased its stature. Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a retired cop in Los Angeles circa 2019.
  • Black Rain - (1989) Under scrutiny by his superiors for allegedly dipping into confiscated drug money, New York vice cop Michael Douglas can expect no sympathy from his ex-wife, who is gouging him for alimony. Douglas gets a chance to redeem himself when he is assigned to escort Japanese mob boss Yusaku Matsuda back to his own country to stand trial. Upon arriving in Osaka, Douglas and his partner Andy Garcia are tricked into releasing their prisoner. Now on the outs with both the American and Japanese police.
  • Gladiator - (2000) A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his people, in this epic historical drama from director Ridley Scott. In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus (Russell Crowe) is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed.
  • Black Hawk Down - (2001) A quickly forgotten chapter in United States military history is relived in this harrowing war drama from director Ridley Scott, based on a series of Philadelphia Inquirer articles and subsequent book by reporter Mark Bowden. On October 3rd, 1993, an elite team of more than 100 Delta Force soldiers and Army Rangers, part of a larger United Nations peacekeeping force, are dropped into civil war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • Kingdom of Heaven - (2005) Ridley Scott directed this epic-scale historical drama inspired by the events of the Crusades of the 12th century. Balian (Orlando Bloom) is a humble French blacksmith who is searching for a reason to go on after the death of his wife and children. Balian is approached by Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), a fabled knight who has briefly returned home after serving in the East. Godfrey informs Balian that he is his true father, and urges the blacksmith to join him.
  • Robin Hood - (2010) Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe reunite for their fifth big-screen outing, a retelling of the Robin Hood legend featuring the Gladiator star in the titular role. A bowman in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion, virtuous rogue Robin Hood rises from an unlikely background to become a hero to the impoverished people of Nottingham and lover to the beautiful Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett).
  • Exodus Gods and Kings - (2014)
  • The Martian - (2015)

Steven Soderbergh

Steven Spielberg

Sports

  • Victory - (1981) Soccer.
  • The Natural - (1984) Baseball.
  • Vision Quest - (1985) Wrestling.
  • Youngblood - (1986) Hockey.
  • Rudy - (1993) Inspired by the real life exploits of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, whom despite his struggles with dyslexia, small stature and average academics, aspires to attend the University of Notre Dame and play for its historic football team.
  • Major League - (1989) Baseball.
  • Kingpin - (1996) Baseball.
  • Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story - (2004)
  • 42 - (2013) The story of Jackie Robinson.

Sylvester Stallone

  • Rocky - (1976) Rocky Balboa is a struggling Philadelphia boxer who is scorned by his gym's owner, patronized by a loan shark and rebuffed by a shy plain-Jane, whose butcher brother keeps engineering a romantic match. Rocky would have remained in this rut had not heavyweight champion Apollo Creed come up with the Bicentennial gimmick to give a chance for a nobody to become a somebody.
  • Rocky II - (1979)
  • First Blood - (1982)
  • Rambo - First Blood Part II - (1985) The dark-horse box-office hit First Blood spawned this even more successful sequel in which Sylvester Stallone, reprising his role as ex-Green Beret loner John Rambo, is extricated from prison by his former superior Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna) for a top-secret operation to bring back POWs still held in Vietnam.
  • Rambo III - (1988)
  • Assassins - (1995)
  • Rambo - (2008)
  • The Expendables - (2010)

Oliver Stone

  • Scarface - (1983) Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, an exiled Cuban criminal who goes to work for Miami drug lord Robert Loggia. Montana rises to the top of Florida's crime chain, appropriating Loggia's cokehead mistress (Michelle Pfeiffer) in the process. Howard Hawks' "X Marks the Spot" motif in depicting the story line's many murders is dispensed with in the 1983 Scarface; instead, we are inundated with blood by the bucketful, especially in the now-infamous buzz saw scene.
  • Platoon - (1986) Oliver Stone's breakthrough as a director, Platoon is a brutally realistic look at a young soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam. Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a college student who quits school to volunteer for the Army in the late 60s. He is shipped off to Vietnam, where he serves with a culturally diverse group of fellow soldiers under two men who lead the platoon: Sgt. Barnes (Tom Berenger), whose facial scars are a mirror of the violence and corruption of his soul, and Sgt. Elias (Willem Dafoe).

Stoner

Quentin Tarantino

The Wachowskis

Denzel Washington

  • Malcolm X - (1992)
  • Man on Fire - (2004)
  • The Book of Eli - (2010) In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller.
  • Safe House - (2012) Denzel Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he is remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Ryan Reynolds) escapes with him.

Sigourney Weaver

Western

Bruce Willis

  • The Last Boy Scout - (1991) Bruce Willis stars as Joe Hallenbeck, who was once a top-of-the-line Secret Service agent but has since become an alcoholic, flea-bag detective. While performing the chores of a two-bit shamus, he discovers his wife Sarah (Chelsea Field) is having an affair with his best friend. Joe is hired to protect Cory (Halle Berry), a stripper who has been getting death threats.
  • The Sixth Sense - (1999) In this chilling psychological thriller, eight-year-old Cole Sear is haunted by a dark secret: He is visited by ghosts. A helpless and reluctant channel, Cole is terrified by threatening visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows.
  • Tears of the Sun - (2003) Bruce Willis plays a Special-Ops commander who leads his team into the jungle of Nigeria to rescue a doctor played by Monica Belluci who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too.
  • Looper - (2012)

David Zucker and Jerry Zucker

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