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A Force of One is a 1979 martial arts film starring Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Ron O'Neal, Clu Gulager and Bill Wallace.
Above the Law, also known as Nico: Above The Law, or simply Nico, is a 1988 American action film written, produced and directed by Andrew Davis, and also produced by and starring Steven Seagal in his film debut.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The archetypal action hero or heroine is the protagonist of an action film or other entertainment which portrays action and adventure.
The action-adventure video game genre includes video games that combine core elements from the action and adventure genres.
Adventure films are a genre of film that typically use their action scenes to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way.
Air Force One is a 1997 American political action-thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe, and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen.
Akira (Japanese: アキラ Hepburn: Akira) is a 1988 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, based on Otomo's manga of the same name.
Albert Romolo Broccoli (April 5, 1909 – June 27, 1996), nicknamed "Cubby", was an American film producer who made more than 40 motion pictures throughout his career.
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
Alien is an epic science-fiction horror media franchise centered on the film series depicting Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as "the Alien".
Aliens is a 1986 American science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by Gale Anne Hurd and starring Sigourney Weaver.
AllMovie (previously All Movie Guide) is an online guide service website with information about films, television programs, and screen actors.
Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1946) is an American film director, producer, writer, and cinematographer who is known for directing a number of successful action thrillers including Code of Silence, Above the Law, Under Siege, and The Fugitive.
Andrzej Bartkowiak, A.S.C. (born 6 March 1950) is a Polish cinematographer and director.
Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight, June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.
Animation is a dynamic medium in which images or objects are manipulated to appear as moving images.
An archenemy (sometimes spelled arch-enemy) is the main enemy of someone.
Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures.
Army of Darkness (also known as Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness) is a 1992 American horror comedy film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi, co-produced by Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell and co-written by Ivan Raimi.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter.
Avatar, marketed as James Cameron's Avatar, is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver.
Avinoam "Avi" Lerner (born 13 October 1947) is an Israeli-American film producer, primarily of American action movies.
Bad Boys is a 1995 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as two Miami Narcotics Detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey.
Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters and Peter Guber, based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
Batman, in films, may refer to.
The fictional superhero Batman, who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, has appeared in various films since his inception.
Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest, written by Daniel Petrie Jr. and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend.
Big Momma's House is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner.
Big Trouble in Little China is a 1986 American fantasy martial arts comedy film directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, and James Hong.
Black Hawk Down is a 2001 war film produced and directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by Ken Nolan.
Black Rain is a 1989 American action thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Michael Douglas, Andy García, Ken Takakura, and Kate Capshaw.
Blade is a 1998 American superhero horror film directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
Blade Runner is a 1982 American-Hong Kong neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos.
Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold.
Boaz Davidson (בועז דוידזון, born 8 November 1943) is an Israeli film director, producer and screenwriter.
Robert "Bob" Weinstein (born October 18, 1954) is an American film producer.
The Bourne films are a series of action spy thriller movies based on the character Jason Bourne, a CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss who must figure out who he is, created by author Robert Ludlum.
Brigitte Nielsen (born Gitte Nielsen; 15 July 1963) is a Danish actress, model, singer and reality television personality who began her career modeling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV.
Broken Arrow is a 1996 American action film directed by John Woo, written by Graham Yost, and starring John Travolta, Christian Slater, and Samantha Mathis.
Lee Jun-fan (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, one of the wushu or kungfu styles.
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer.
Bruceploitation (a portmanteau of Bruce Lee and exploitation) refers to the practice on the part of filmmakers in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan of hiring Bruce Lee look-alike actors ("Lee-alikes") to star in many imitation martial arts films in order to cash in on Lee's success after his death.
A buddy cop film is a film with plots involving two people of very different and conflicting personalities who are forced to work together to solve a crime and/or defeat criminals, sometimes learning from each other in the process.
Bullitt is a 1968 American thriller film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni.
The Cambridge Film Festival is the third-longest-running film festival in the UK.
Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is a former American actress, producer, author, and fashion model.
Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film director best known for Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948) and The Third Man (1949).
Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress.
Casino Royale is a 2006 British spy film, the twenty-first in the Eon Productions ''James Bond'' film series, and the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1953 novel of the same name.
, also known as Karate Bullfighter, is a Japanese martial arts film made by the Toei Company in 1975.
Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; Karolis Dionyzas Bučinskis; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American actor.
Charlie's Angels is a media franchise that began with the 1976-1981 television series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts.
Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress and film producer.
Chinese martial arts, often named under the umbrella terms kung fu and wushu, are the several hundred fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China.
Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor.
Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter.
The United Kingdom has had a significant film industry for over a century.
Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure.
Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders (born April 3, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model.
Cobra is a 1986 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos, and written by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the title role.
Code of Silence is a 1985 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, and starring Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Dennis Farina and Molly Hagan.
Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor.
Colombiana is a 2011 French action thriller film co-written and produced by Luc Besson and directed by Olivier Megaton.
Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.
Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West, written by Scott Rosenberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Constantine is a 2005 American occult detective film directed by Francis Lawrence, in his directorial debut, and starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine.
Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and starring Jet Li and DMX.
Crank is a 2006 American action comedy film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart and Jose Pablo Cantillo.
Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist.
Dante's Peak is a 1997 American disaster thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson.
Daredevil is a 2003 American superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson.
Darlene Wright (born July 26, 1941), known by her stage name, Darlene Love, is an American popular music singer and actress.
Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 American action horror film directed by Zack Snyder (in his feature film directorial debut) and written by James Gunn.
Daylight is a 1996 American-British disaster thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Stan Shaw, Karen Young and Danielle Harris.
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.
Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman.
Deep Rising is a 1998 American action horror film directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Treat Williams, Famke Janssen and Anthony Heald.
Demi Gene Guynes (born November 11, 1962), professionally known as Demi Moore, is an American actress, former songwriter, and model.
A demon (from Koine Greek δαιμόνιον daimónion) is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.
Derailed is a 2002 American action film directed by Bob Misiorowski, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tomas Arana, Laura Harring and Van Damme's son Kristopher Van Varenberg.
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart.
The Die Hard series is an American action film series that originated with Roderick Thorp's novel Nothing Lasts Forever.
Die Hard with a Vengeance is a 1995 American action film and the third in the ''Die Hard'' film series.
Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action crime thriller film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the ''Dirty Harry'' series.
A disaster is a serious disruption, occurring over a relatively short time, of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.
A disaster film or disaster movie is a film genre that has an impending or ongoing disaster as its subject and primary plot device.
District 9 is a 2009 science fiction action horror film directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham.
Divergent is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth.
is a hardboiled manga series written by Buronson and drawn by Shinji Hiramatsu.
Hans Lundgren (born 3 November 1957) known professionally as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and martial artist.
Donald Clarence "Don" Simpson (October 29, 1943 – January 19, 1996) was an American film producer, screenwriter, and actor.
Donnie Yen Ji-dan (甄子丹; born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action choreographer, and multiple-time world wushu tournament champion.
Doomsday is a 2008 science fiction film written and directed by Neil Marshall.
Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.
Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer.
Drunken Master is a 1978 Hong Kong comedy martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-Ping, and starring Jackie Chan, Simon Yuen Siu-Tin (aka Yuen Siu-TIen), and Hwang Jang-Lee.
Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Peter Farrelly, who co-wrote the screenplay with Bobby Farrelly and Bennett Yellin.
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson.
Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer.
Edge of Tomorrow (also known by its marketing tagline Live. Die. Repeat. and renamed as such on home release) is a 2014 American science fiction film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.
Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information.
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is an English-American actress.
End of Days is a 1999 American fantasy action horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, and Udo Kier.
Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong-American martial arts action film, directed by Robert Clouse, and starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, and Jim Kelly.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction action film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs.
Escape from New York is a 1981 American post-apocalyptic science-fiction action film co-written, co-scored and directed by John Carpenter.
Espionage or spying, is the act of obtaining secret or confidential information without the permission of the holder of the information.
Evil, in a colloquial sense, is the opposite of good, the word being an efficient substitute for the more precise but religion-associated word "wickedness." As defined in philosophy it is the name for the psychology and instinct of individuals which selfishly but often necessarily defends the personal boundary against deadly attacks and serious threats.
Executive Decision is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial debut, and stars Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, David Suchet and John Leguizamo.
Exit Wounds is a 2001 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Steven Seagal and DMX.
Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action film directed by John Woo, written by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
Fantasy films are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic, supernatural events, mythology, folklore, or exotic fantasy worlds.
Fearless, also known as Huo Yuanjia (霍元甲) in Chinese, and as Jet Li's Fearless in the United Kingdom and in the United States, is a 2006 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu and starring Jet Li.
A film genre is a motion picture category based on similarities in either the narrative elements or the emotional response to the film (namely, serious, comic, etc.). Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism.
A film producer is a person who oversees the production of a film.
First Blood is a 1982 American action film directed by Ted Kotcheff.
Fist of Legend is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Gordon Chan, featuring action choreography by Yuen Woo-ping, and produced by Jet Li, who also starred in the lead role.
Flash Point is a 2007 Hong Kong action film directed by Wilson Yip, and produced by and starring Donnie Yen.
A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American black comedy action horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino.
From Paris with Love is a 2010 English-language French action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and directed by Pierre Morel.
is a 1979 Japanese feature-length film focusing on the adventures of a modern-day Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) team that accidentally travels in time to the.
Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress, film producer, writer, voice actress, former model, and former archer.
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is a non-profit research organization that researches gender representation in media and advocates for equal representation of women.
Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.
George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.
Geostorm is a 2017 American disaster film directed, co-written, and produced by Dean Devlin as his feature film directorial debut.
Ghost Rider is a 2007 American supernatural superhero horror film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
Gina Joy Carano (born April 16, 1982) is an American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist.
Girls with guns is a subgenre of action films and animation—often Asian films and anime—that portray a female protagonist who makes use of firearms to defend against or attack a group of antagonists.
is a 1977 action movie starring Sonny Chiba as the international assassin Golgo 13.
Good Guys Wear Black is a 1978 American action film starring Chuck Norris and directed by Ted Post.
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film, directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård.
Graphic violence is the depiction of especially vivid, brutal and realistic acts of violence in visual media such as literature, film, television, and video games.
Green Lantern is a 2011 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
Gun Fu, a portmanteau of gun and kung fu (also known as Gun Kata, bullet ballet or gymnastic gunplay), is a fictional style of sophisticated close-quarters Gunfight resembling a martial arts battle played out with firearms instead of traditional weapons.
Half Past Dead is a 2002 American action film written and directed by Don Michael Paul in his directorial debut, and produced by Steven Seagal, who also starred in the lead role, alongside Andrew Stevens and Elie Samaha.
Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress.
Hand-to-hand combat (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H) is a lethal or non-lethal physical confrontation between two or more persons at very short range (grappling distance, or within the physical reach of a handheld weapon) that does not involve the use of ranged weapons.
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Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Hong Kong film director John Woo in his American debut.
Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor and film producer.
Herschel Saltzman (October 27, 1915 – September 28, 1994), known as Harry Saltzman, was a Canadian theatre and film producer, He is best remembered for his role in co-producing the ''James Bond'' film series with Albert R. Broccoli.
Harvey Weinstein (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer.
A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) is a real person or a main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength; the original hero type of classical epics did such things for the sake of glory and honor.
Heroic bloodshed is a genre of Hong Kong action cinema revolving around stylized action sequences and dramatic themes such as brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industry's global fame.
Hot Fuzz is a 2007 action comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost.
Humour (British English) or humor (American English; see spelling differences) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement.
I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean action horror thriller film directed by Kim Jee-woon, and written by Jee-woon and Park Hoon-jung.
I, Robot (stylized as i) is a 2004 American science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas.
Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.
Independence Day (also known as ID4) is a 1996 American science fiction action film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich.
Indiana Jones is an American media franchise based on the adventures of Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., a fictional professor of archaeology.
Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Iron Monkey is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film written and produced by Tsui Hark and directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Donnie Yen, Yu Rongguang, Jean Wang, Angie Tsang and Yuen Shun-yi.
iUniverse, founded in October 1999, is a self-publishing company in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.Kevin Abourezk, Lincoln Journal Star, January 22, 2008.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a 2016 American action thriller film, directed by Edward Zwick and written by Zwick, Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz, and based on the novel Never Go Back by Lee Child.
Chan Kong-sang, SBS, MBE, PMW (生; born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.
The Jackie Chan Stunt Team, also known as Jackie Chan's Stuntmen Association is a group of stuntmen and martial artists who work alongside Jackie Chan.
The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
James Francis CameronSpace Foundation.
Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (née Curtis; born November 22, 1958), commonly known as Jamie Lee Curtis, is an American actress and author.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Jason Bourne is a fictional character created by novelist Robert Ludlum.
Jason Statham (born 26 July 1967) is an English actor, film producer, and former model.
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez (born 30 July 1948), known as Jean Reno, is a French actor of Spanish descent.
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, and director best known for his martial arts action films.
Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American actress who began her career as a child model.
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress.
Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer.
Jerome Charles Weintraub (September 26, 1937 – July 6, 2015) was an American film producer, talent agent and actor whose television films won him three Emmys.
Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981) is an American actress and businesswoman.
Li Lianjie (born 26 April 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing.
is a genre of film, television, video game, and theatre in Japan.
Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American film producer, most well known for action films including the ''Lethal Weapon'' series, ''The Matrix'' trilogy, the first two Die Hard movies, and Predator.
David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), better known by the pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels.
John McClane is the main protagonist of the ''Die Hard'' film series.
John Campbell McTiernan Jr. (born January 8, 1951) is an American filmmaker.
John Eliot Sturges (January 3, 1910 – August 18, 1992) was an American film director.
Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed "The Duke", was an American actor and filmmaker.
John Woo SBS (Wu Yu-seng; Ng Yu-sum (Cantonese); born May 1, 1946) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer.
Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media is an online journal covering the analysis of film, television, video, and related media.
is a Japanese martial arts film made by Toei Company in 1975 and directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
Karate for Life (空手バカ一代) is a 1977 Japanese martial arts film about the martial arts master Mas Oyama starring Sonny Chiba.
is a martial-arts film starring Sonny Chiba, released in 1973 and based on an action manga by Ikki Kajiwara.
Kathrin Romary Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress.
Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American director, producer, and writer.
Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician.
Keira Christina Knightley, OBE (born 26 March 1985) is an English actress.
Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero black comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. which was published by Marvel Comics.
Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts gangster comedy film, directed, co-produced and co-written by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role.
Last Action Hero is a 1993 American fantasy action-comedy film directed and produced by John McTiernan.
Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor.
Legion is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action horror film directed by Scott Stewart and co-written by Stewart and Peter Schink.
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Richard Donner, produced by Joel Silver, and written by Shane Black.
Linda Carroll Hamilton (born September 26, 1956) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator film series and Catherine Chandler in the television series Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990), for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award.
Action film directors guide the filming and creative elements in action movies, a film genre where action sequences, such as fights, shootouts, stunts, car chases or explosions either take precedence, or, in finer examples of the genre, are used as a form of exposition and character development.
The following is a list of female action heroes and villains who appear in action films, television shows, comic books, and video games and who are "thrust into a series of challenges requiring physical feats, extended fights, extensive stunts and frenetic chases." Elizabeth Abele suggests that "the key agency of female action protagonists is their ability to draw on the full range of masculine and feminine qualities in ever-evolving combinations.".
This is a list of genres of literature and entertainment, excluding genres in the visual arts.
This is chronological list of action films split by decade.
Lorenzo Fernando Lamas (né Lamas; born January 20, 1958) is an American actor and martial artist.
Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963) is an American actress and director.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Louis Leterrier (born June 17, 1973) is a French film director whose films include the first two Transporter films, Unleashed (2005), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010) and Now You See Me (2013).
Lucy Alexis Liu (born Lucy Alexis Liu Yu Ling, December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer and artist.
Machete is a 2010 American action exploitation film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis.
Mad Max 2 (originally released in the United States as The Road Warrior and sometimes known as Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior) is a 1981 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller.
Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress, model and animal rights activist.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.
Martial arts films are a subgenre of action films, which feature numerous martial arts fights between characters.
Marvel Comics is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media.
, more commonly known as Mas Oyama, was a karate master who founded Kyokushin Karate, considered the first and most influential style of full contact karate.
Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter.
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Men in Black is a series of American science fiction action comedy films directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and based on Malibu / Marvel comic book series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham.
Menahem Golan (מנחם גולן.; May 31, 1929 – August 8, 2014) was a Israeli film producer, screenwriter, and director.
The Mexico Trilogy or Mariachi Trilogy (also Desperado Trilogy on some DVD releases) is a series of American/Mexican contemporary western action films—El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico—all written and directed by Robert Rodriguez.
Miami Vice is a 2006 American action crime thriller film about two MDPD detectives, Crockett and Tubbs, who go undercover to fight drug trafficking operations.
Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions.
Michael Joseph Dudikoff II (born October 8, 1954) is an American actor known for lead roles in action films such as American Ninja series (1985–1990), Avenging Force (1986), Platoon Leader (1988), River of Death (1989), Soldier Boyz (1996), Bounty Hunters (1996), Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball (1997), and many more.
Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978) is an American actress.
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (born 6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress who achieved fame in the early 1990s, after starring in a series of popular Hong Kong action films in which she performed her own stunts.
Midnight Run is a 1988 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin.
Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich (born December 17, 1975), known professionally as Milla Jovovich, is an American actress, model and musician.
Minority Report is a 2002 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the short story "The Minority Report" by Philip K. Dick.
Miss Congeniality is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, and Caryn Lucas, and starring Sandra Bullock with Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, and Candice Bergen.
Mission: Impossible is a series of action spy films based on the television series of the same name, produced by and starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an agent of the fictional Impossible Missions Force (IMF).
Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by and starring Tom Cruise.
Moon Lee Choi-Fung (李賽鳳; born 14 February 1965) is a former Hong Kong actress who frequently played roles related to the action and martial arts genres in TV serials and films.
Mortal Kombat is a 1995 American fantasy action film written by Kevin Droney, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, produced by Lawrence Kasanoff, and starring Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson and Christopher Lambert.
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American actor, producer, author, and former model.
Ninja Assassin is a 2009 German-American neo-noir martial arts thriller film directed by James McTeigue.
North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason.
On Probation (Tiempo de valientes: "A Time for The Braves") is a 2005 Argentine crime comedy film written and directed by Damián Szifrón and starring Diego Peretti and Luis Luque.
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (องค์บาก), also known in the United States as Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is a 2003 Thai martial arts action film.
The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of Orlando, Florida and the Central Florida region.
Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company.
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide.
A parody (also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on something, caricature, or joke) is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
Passenger 57 is a 1992 American action film directed by Kevin Hooks.
Patriot Games is a 1992 American spy thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Steve Carr and written by Nick Bakay and Kevin James, who stars as the eponymous character.
Paycheck is a 2003 American science fiction action film based on the short story of the same name by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick.
Planet Terror is a 2007 American zombie film directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Naveen Andrews, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Stacy Ferguson, and Bruce Willis.
Point Break is a 1991 American action crime thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey.
The Police Story film series comprises six Hong Kong crime-action films and one spinoff film, directed by Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong, Benny Chan and Ding Sheng, and were produced by Raymond Chow, Leonard Ho, Jackie Chan, Barbie Tung, Willie Chan, Solon So and Yang Du.
Poseidon is a 2006 American disaster film directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen.
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action horror film directed by John McTiernan and written by brothers Jim and John Thomas.
Priest is a 2011 American action horror film directed by Scott Stewart and stars Paul Bettany as the title character.
A prisoner of war (POW) is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held in custody by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Lawrence Kasdan from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman.
Rambo is a film series based on the David Morrell novel First Blood and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, hand-to-hand combat and guerrilla warfare.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (also known as Rambo II or First Blood II) is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone, who reprises his role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo.
Resident Evil is a 2002 action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and produced by Bernd Eichinger and Jeremy Bolt.
Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer.
Ringo Lam Ling-Tung (Cantonese: Lam Ling-tung), is a Hong Kong film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American filmmaker.
RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
Romeo Must Die is a 2000 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his directorial debut, and also fight choreography by Corey Yuen, and starring Jet Li and Aaliyah.
Ronda Jean Rousey (born February 1, 1987) is an American professional wrestler, actress, mixed martial artist and judoka.
Ronin is a 1998 American action thriller film written by John David Zeik and David Mamet (using the pseudonym Richard Weisz) and directed by John Frankenheimer.
Routledge is a British multinational publisher.
Rush Hour is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Jim Kouf and Ross LaManna from a story by LaManna.
S.W.A.T. is a 2003 American action crime thriller film directed by Clark Johnson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, and LL Cool J. It is based on the 1975 television series of the same name.
SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.
Salt is a 2010 American action thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
David Samuel Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch (1969).
Sammo Hung (born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema.
is a 1981 Japanese fantasy film written and directed by Kinji Fukasaku and starring Sonny Chiba, Kenji Sawada, and Hiroyuki Sanada.
San Andreas is a 2015 American disaster film directed by Brad Peyton and written by Carlton Cuse, with Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore receiving story credit.
Sanaa McCoy Lathan (born September 19, 1971) is an American actress and voice actress.
Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist.
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer.
Science fiction film (or sci-fi film) is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies.
The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence (HUMINT) in support of the UK's national security.
Serenity is a 2005 American science fiction action film written and directed by Joss Whedon.
Sexualization, Media, and Society (SMS) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open-access academic journal, published by Sage, to provide a resource for diverse scholars and activists interested in critically examining the phenomenon of sexualized media as it affects individuals, relationships, communities, and societies.
Shanghai Noon is a 2000 American-Hong Kong martial arts western comedy film starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu.
Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts sports comedy film co-written and directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role.
, also known as The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy and Intrigue of the Yagyu Clan, is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film directed by Kinji Fukasaku.
Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 American buddy cop-action film directed by Mark L. Lester and starring Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee.
Susan Alexandra Weaver (born October 8, 1949), known professionally as Sigourney Weaver, is an American actress.
Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry.
Snakes on a Plane is a 2006 American action thriller film directed by David R. Ellis and starring Samuel L. Jackson.
, also known as Sonny Chiba, is a Japanese actor, singer, film producer, film director, and martial artist.
Special effects (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or simply FX) are illusions or visual tricks used in the film, television, theatre, video game and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world.
Speed is a 1994 American action thriller film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut.
Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and the first film in the ''Spider-Man'' trilogy.
Spy fiction, a genre of literature involving espionage as an important context or plot device, emerged in the early twentieth century, inspired by rivalries and intrigues between the major powers, and the establishment of modern intelligence agencies.
The spy film genre deals with the subject of fictional espionage, either in a realistic way (such as the adaptations of John le Carré) or as a basis for fantasy (such as many James Bond films).
In Germany, stalag was a term used for prisoner-of-war camps.
Star Trek is a 2009 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. J. Abrams and written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
Terence Steven McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor.
Steven Frederic Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist and musician.
Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is a 2009 American crime film based on the Street Fighter series of video games.
A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on television, theatre, or cinema.
A stunt double is a type of body double, specifically a skilled replacement used for dangerous film or video sequences, in movies and television (such as jumping out of a building, jumping from vehicle to vehicle, or other similar actions), and for other sophisticated stunts (especially fight scenes).
A stunt performer, often referred to as a stuntman, stuntwoman, or daredevil, is a trained professional who performs stunts, often as a career.
Sudden Death is a 1995 American action film directed by Peter Hyams and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, and Dorian Harewood.
A superhero film, superhero movie, or superhero motion picture is a film that is focused on the actions of one or more superheroes: individuals who usually possess superhuman abilities relative to a normal person and are dedicated to protecting the public.
Superman (informally titled Superman: The Movie in some listings and reference sources) is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner and based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
The supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "natural", first used: 1520–1530 AD) is that which exists (or is claimed to exist), yet cannot be explained by laws of nature.
A supervillain is a variant of the villainous stock character that is commonly found in American comic books, usually possessing superhuman abilities.
Swashbuckler films are a subgenre of the action film genre, often characterised by swordfighting and adventurous heroic characters, known as swashbucklers.
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, producer and filmmaker.
Taken is a 2008 English-language French action thriller film written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, and directed by Pierre Morel.
In broadcast programming and motion pictures, a tent-pole or tentpole is a program or movie that supports the financial performance of a movie studio or television network.
The Terminator series is an American science-fiction franchise created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also referred to as Terminator 2 or T2) is a 1991 American science-fiction action film co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron.
Marvel's The Avengers (classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The Core is a 2003 American science fiction disaster film, directed by Jon Amiel and starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Stanley Tucci, Tchéky Karyo, DJ Qualls, Bruce Greenwood and Alfre Woodard.
The Crow is a 1994 American dark fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley.
The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American science-fiction disaster film co-written, directed, and produced by Roland Emmerich and starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and Sela Ward.
The Expendables is a 2010 American action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role.
The Fast and the Furious (colloquial: Fast & Furious) is an American franchise based on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists and espionage, and includes material in various other media that depicts characters and situations from the films.
The Fifth Element (Le Cinquième Élément) is a 1997 French science-fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Primarily set in the 23rd century, the film's central plot involves the survival of planet Earth, which becomes the responsibility of Korben Dallas (Willis), a taxicab driver and former special forces major, after a young woman (Jovovich) falls into his cab. Dallas joins forces with her to recover four mystical stones essential for the defence of Earth against an impending attack by a malevolent cosmic entity. Besson started writing the story that became The Fifth Element when he was 16 years old; he was 38 when the film opened in cinemas. Besson wanted to shoot the film in France, but suitable locations could not be found; filming took place instead in London and Mauritania. Comics writers Jean "Moebius" Giraud and Jean-Claude Mézières, whose comics provided inspiration for parts of the film, were hired for production design. Costume design was by Jean-Paul Gaultier. The Fifth Element received mainly positive reviews, although it tended to polarize critics. It has been called both the best and worst summer blockbuster of all time. The film was a financial success, earning more than $263 million at the box office on a $90 million budget. At the time of its release it was the most expensive European film ever made, and it remained the highest-grossing French film at the international box office until the release of The Intouchables in 2011.
The French Connection is a 1971 American crime thriller film directed by William Friedkin.
The Fugitive is a 1993 American thriller film based on the 1960s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins.
The Great Escape is a 1963 American World War II epic film based on an escape by British Commonwealth prisoners of war from a German POW camp, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough, filmed in Panavision.
The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American silent short Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter, a former Edison Studios cameraman.
The Guns of Navarone is a 1961 British-American epic adventure war film directed by J. Lee Thompson.
The Hunger Games is a 2012 American science fiction-adventure film directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins.
The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character the Hulk, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures.
The International is a 2009 German–American political thriller drama film directed by Tom Tykwer.
The Island is a 1980 American action-adventure horror film, directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Michael Caine and David Warner.
The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts drama film produced by Jerry Weintraub, directed by John G. Avildsen, written by Robert Mark Kamen, and stars Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue.
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis (credited as The Wachowski Brothers) and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
The Matrix is a science fiction action media franchise created by The Wachowskis, about heroes who fight a desperate war against machine overlords that have enslaved humanity in an extremely sophisticated virtual reality system.
The Maze Runner is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, in his directorial debut, based on James Dashner's 2009 novel of the same name.
The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi.
The Raid is a 2011 Indonesian martial arts action film written, directed and edited by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Huw Evans.
The Rock is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by David Weisberg and Douglas S. Cook.
The Rundown (known internationally as Welcome to the Jungle) is a 2003 American action comedy film directed by Peter Berg and starring Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, and Rosario Dawson.
The Seven-Ups is a 1973 American crime drama thriller film produced and directed by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Roy Scheider as a crusading policeman who is the leader of The Seven-Ups, a squad of plainclothes officers who use dirty, unorthodox tactics to snare their quarry on charges leading to prison sentences of seven years or more upon prosecution, hence the name of the team. D'Antoni took his sole directing credit on this film. He was earlier responsible for producing the gritty cop thriller Bullitt, followed by The French Connection, which won him the 1971 Academy Award for Best Picture. All three feature a memorable car chase sequence. Several other people who worked on The French Connection were also involved in this film, such as Scheider, screenwriter and police technical advisor Sonny Grosso, composer Don Ellis, and stunt coordinator Bill Hickman. 20th Century Fox was again the distributor. Buddy Manucci, played by Scheider, is a loose remake of the character of Buddy "Cloudy" Russo he played in The French Connection, a character who also used dirty tactics to capture his enemies, and who was also based on Sonny Grosso.
, literally Clash, Killer Fist!, is a Japanese martial arts film released in 1974 and produced by Toei Company Ltd.
The Terminator is a 1984 American science-fiction action film directed by James Cameron.
The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.
The Transporter (French: Le Transporteur) is a 2002 English-language French action film directed by Corey Yuen and Louis Leterrier (who is credited as artistic director on the project), and written by Luc Besson, who was inspired by BMW Films' The Hire series.
Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, born June 21, 1965) and Lilly Wachowski (formerly Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski, born December 29, 1967) are American film and TV directors, writers, and producers.
The Warriors is a 1979 American action thriller film directed by Walter Hill and based on Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name.
The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Mexico–United States border trying to adapt to the changing modern world of 1913.
They Live is a 1988 American science fiction horror film written and directed by John Carpenter.
Thor is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Thriller film, also known as suspense film or suspense thriller, is a broad film genre that involves excitement and suspense in the audience.
Timothy Walter BurtonTim Burton's middle name is cited as Walter by the Museum of Modern Art on its and covering Burton's career as an artist and filmmaker, though it is cited as William by other sources, such as the (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator.
Timecop is a 1994 American science fiction action film directed by Peter Hyams and co-written by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden.
Thomas Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer.
Thomas Robert Laughlin Jr. (August 10, 1931 – December 12, 2013), known as Tom Laughlin, was an American actor, director, screenwriter, author, educator, and activist.
Total Recall is a 1990 American science-fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox, and Michael Ironside.
Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho and starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok.
Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the toy line of the same name created by Hasbro.
A triad is one of many branches of Chinese transnational organized crime syndicates based in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as the United States, Canada, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.
A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
True Lies is a 1994 American action film written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron.
True Romance is a 1993 American romantic black comedy crime film, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino.
Tsui Hark (Từ Khắc, born 15 February 1950), born Tsui Man-kong, is a Vietnam-born Chinese film director, producer and screenwriter.
Twister is a 1996 American epic disaster adventure film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasers researching tornadoes.
Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model.
Undead is a 2003 Australian zombie science fiction horror comedy film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig and starring Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay and Rob Jenkins.
Under Siege is a 1992 American action-thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and written by J. F. Lawton.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is a 1995 American action film set on board a train traveling through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Los Angeles.
Underworld is a series of action horror films created by Len Wiseman, Kevin Grevioux and Danny McBride.
Universal Soldier is a 1992 American military science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich, produced by Allen Shapiro, Craig Baumgarten and Joel B. Michaels, and written by Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch and Dean Devlin.
Unleashed (also known as Danny the Dog) is a 2005 Martial arts film directed by Louis Leterrier, written by Luc Besson, and co-produced by Jet Li and Besson.
A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force (generally in the form of blood) of the living.
Verso Books (formerly New Left Books) is a publishing house based in London and New York City, founded in 1970 by the staff of New Left Review.
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Visual Effects (abbreviated VFX) is the process by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot in film making.
A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.
Volcano is a 1997 American disaster film directed by Mick Jackson and produced by Andrew Z. Davis, Neal H. Moritz and Lauren Shuler Donner.
War film is a film genre concerned with warfare, typically about naval, air, or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama.
Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, martial artist and author.
The Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse.
Wire fu is an element or style of Hong Kong action cinema used in fight scenes.
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Wuxia (武俠, IPA), which literally means "martial heroes", is a genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists in ancient China.
X-Men is an American superhero film series based on the fictional superhero team of the same name, who originally appeared in a series of comic books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and published by Marvel Comics.
xXx (pronounced as Triple X) is a 2002 American spy thriller action film directed by Rob Cohen, produced by Neal H. Moritz and written by Rich Wilkes.
Yoram Globus (יורם גלובוס; born 7 October 1943) is an Israeli film producer, cinema owner, and distributor.
Yuen Biao (born 26 July 1957) is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist.
Yuen Woo-ping (born 1945) is a Hong Kong martial arts choreographer and film director, renowned as one of the most successful and influential figures in the world of Hong Kong action cinema.
Zhang Ziyi (born 9 February 1979) is a Chinese actress.
Zoë E. Bell (born 17 November 1978) is a New Zealander stuntwoman and actress.
Zoe Saldana-PeregoSaldana on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, June 11, 2015, cited in (born Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario; June 19, 1978), known professionally as Zoe Saldana or Zoë Saldana, is an American actress and dancer.
A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, zonbi) is a fictional undead being created through the reanimation of a human corpse.
Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
2012 is a 2009 American epic science fiction disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson.
48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill.
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