Adventure

127 Hours
2010 28 Jan 2011 R 94 min DramaBiographyAdventure
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
AWARDS
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 135 nominations.
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Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Aron Ralston (book)
13 Assassins
2010 25 Sep 2010 R 141 min ActionDramaAdventure
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In 1844, the peace of Feudal Japan is threatened by cruel Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira, who is politically rising and getting closer to his half-brother, the shogun. After the harakiri of the Namiya clan leader, samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is summoned by the shogun's advisor Sir Doi of the Akashi Clan to listen to the tragedy of Makino Uneme, whose son and daughter-in-law have been murdered by Naritsugu. Then Sir Doi shows a woman with arms, legs and tongue severed by Naritsugu and she writes with her forearm a request to Shinza to slaughter Naritsugu and his samurai. Shinza promises to kill Naritsugu and he gathers eleven other samurais and plots a plan to attack Naritsugu in his trip back to the Akashi land. But the cunning samurai Hanbei Kitou that is responsible for the security of his master foresees Shinza's intent. Shinza decides to go with his samurai through the mountain, where they find the hunter Koyata that guides them off the mountain and joins the group. Now the thirteen men prepare an ambush to Naritsugu and his army of two hundred samurai in a suicide mission to stop evil.
AWARDS
14 wins & 27 nominations.
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Kaneo Ikegami (based on a screenplay by), Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
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2012
2009 13 Nov 2009 PG-13 158 min ActionSci-FiAdventure
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Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
AWARDS
4 wins & 20 nominations.
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Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
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47 Ronin
2013 25 Dec 2013 PG-13 128 min ActionDramaAdventure
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While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order.
AWARDS
5 nominations.
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Chris Morgan (screenplay), Hossein Amini (screenplay), Chris Morgan (screen story by), Walter Hamada (screen story by)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2001 29 Jun 2001 PG-13 146 min Sci-FiDramaAdventure
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A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 62 nominations.
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Brian Aldiss (short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long"), Ian Watson (screen story), Steven Spielberg (screenplay)
Avatar
2009 18 Dec 2009 PG-13 162 min ActionFantasyAdventure
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A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 80 wins & 121 nominations.
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James Cameron
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
2004 13 Aug 2004 PG-13 101 min ActionSci-FiAdventure
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During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
AWARDS
2 wins & 2 nominations.
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Dan O'Bannon ("Alien" characters), Ronald Shusett ("Alien" characters), Jim Thomas ("Predator" characters), John Thomas ("Predator" characters), Paul W.S. Anderson (screen story), Dan O'Bannon (screen story), Ronald Shusett (screen story), Paul W.S. Anderson (screenplay)
Babylon A.D.
2008 29 Aug 2008 PG-13 90 min ActionSci-FiAdventure
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Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
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Maurice G. Dantec (novel), Mathieu Kassovitz (screenplay), Éric Besnard (scenario and dialogue), Joseph Simas (screenplay)
Barbarella
1968 10 Oct 1968 PG 98 min FantasyComedyAdventure
After an in-flight anti-gravity striptease (masked by the film's opening titles), Barbarella, a 41st century astronaut, lands on the planet Lythion and sets out to find the evil Durand Durand in the city of Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Exessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an accomplished artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who, in her dream chamber, can make her fantasies take form, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which, via a poor victim struggling in its glass globe, dispenses Essance of Man. You can't help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what few clothes our heroine seemed to possess. Based on the popular French comic strip.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
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Jean-Claude Forest (comic "Barbarella"), Claude Brulé (collaborating writer), Terry Southern (screenplay), Roger Vadim (screenplay), Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates, Jean-Claude Forest
Black Death
2010 11 Jun 2010 R 102 min ActionDramaAdventure
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Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life, a mission that pulls him toward a village ruler who has made a dark pact with evil forces.
AWARDS
3 wins & 7 nominations.
WRITER
Dario Poloni (screenplay)
Blade: Trinity
2004 08 Dec 2004 R 113 min ActionFantasyAdventure
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Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.
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1 nomination.
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David S. Goyer, Marv Wolfman (character), Gene Colan (character)
Cannibal Holocaust
1980 19 Jun 1985 UNRATED 95 min HorrorAdventure
A New York anthropologist named Professor Harold Monroe travels to the wild, inhospitable jungles of South America to find out what happened to a documentary film crew that disappeared two months before while filming a documentary about primitive cannibal tribes deep in the rain forest. With the help of two local guides, Professor Monroe encounters two tribes, the Yacumo and the Yanomamo. While under the hospitality of the latter tribe, he finds the remains of the crew and several reels of their undeveloped film. Upon returning to New York City, Professor Monroe views the film in detail, featuring the director Alan Yates, his girlfriend Faye Daniels, and cameramen Jack Anders and Mark Tomaso. After a few days of traveling, the film details how the crew staged all the footage for their documentary by terrorizing and torturing the natives. Despite Monroe's objections, the television studio Pan American still wishes to air the footage as a legitimate documentary. In order to change their minds, Monroe shows the station's executives the film's final reels, so they could see first hand how the crew's fate came to be.
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N/A
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WRITER
Gianfranco Clerici (story)
Clash of the Titans
2010 02 Apr 2010 PG-13 106 min ActionFantasyAdventure
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Princess Andromeda is the daughter of King Cepheus, who has gained a victory against the gods. The vengeful god of the underworld, Hades, demands that Andromeda is offered as a sacrifice or he will unleash the Kraken against Argos. A desperate King Cepheus asks demi-god Perseus to find a way to defeat the Kraken. Perseus accepts the challenge because Hades was responsible for his family's death. He discovers that the way to kill the Kraken lies with getting the head of the gorgon Medusa.
AWARDS
2 wins & 12 nominations.
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Travis Beacham (screenplay), Phil Hay (screenplay), Matt Manfredi (screenplay), Beverley Cross
Cloverfield
2008 18 Jan 2008 PG-13 85 min ActionHorrorAdventure
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A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
AWARDS
5 wins & 22 nominations.
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WRITER
Drew Goddard
Das Boot
1981 10 Feb 1982 R 149 min DramaThrillerAdventure
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The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.
AWARDS
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 5 nominations.
WRITER
Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay), Lothar G. Buchheim (novel)
Die Hard 4.0
2007 27 Jun 2007 PG-13 128 min ActionThrillerAdventure
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John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.
AWARDS
3 wins & 16 nominations.
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Mark Bomback (screenplay), Mark Bomback (story), David Marconi (story), John Carlin (article), Roderick Thorp (certain original characters)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
1995 19 May 1995 R 131 min ActionThrillerAdventure
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John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.
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2 wins & 3 nominations.
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Jonathan Hensleigh, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters)
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Easy Rider
1969 26 Jun 1969 R 95 min DramaAdventure
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Two young "hippie" bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in Southern California, stash their money away in their gas-tank and set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives. On the journey they encounter bigotry and hatred from small-town communities who despise and fear their non-conformism. However Wyatt and Billy also discover people attempting 'alternative lifestyles' who are resisting this narrow-mindedness, there is always a question mark over the future survival of these drop-out groups. The gentle hippie community who thank God for 'a place to stand' are living their own unreal dream. The rancher they encounter and his Mexican wife are hard-pushed to make ends meet. Even LSD turns sour when the trip is a bad one. Death comes to seem the only freedom. When they arrive at a diner in a small town, they are insulted by the local rednecks as weirdo degenerates. They are arrested on some minor pretext by the local sheriff and thrown in jail where they meet George Hanson, a liberal alcoholic lawyer. He gets them out and decides to join them on their trip to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations.
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Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern
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Edge of Tomorrow
2014 06 Jun 2014 PG-13 113 min ActionSci-FiAdventure
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An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy!
AWARDS
11 wins & 37 nominations.
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Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay by), Jez Butterworth (screenplay by), John-Henry Butterworth (screenplay by)
Exodus: Gods and Kings
2014 12 Dec 2014 PG-13 150 min ActionDramaAdventure
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Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
AWARDS
4 nominations.
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Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian
Fantastic Voyage
1966 24 Aug 1966 PG 100 min Sci-FiAdventureFamily
A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
AWARDS
Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
WRITER
Harry Kleiner (screenplay), David Duncan (adaptation), Otto Klement (story), Jerome Bixby (story)
Fitzcarraldo
1982 10 Oct 1982 PG 158 min DramaBiographyAdventure
Fitzcarraldo is an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera in the jungle. To accomplish this he first has to make a fortune in the rubber business, and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local Indians.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations.
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Werner Herzog
Godzilla
2014 16 May 2014 PG-13 123 min ActionSci-FiAdventure
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The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.
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5 wins & 28 nominations.
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Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)
Grand Theft Parsons
2003 18 Jun 2004 PG-13 88 min DramaComedyAdventure
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There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and fatally overdosed on morphine and tequila in 1973. And from his dying came a story. A story from deep within folklore; a story of friendship, honour and adventure; a story so extraordinary that if it didn't really happen, no one would believe it. Two men, a hearse, a dead rock star, five gallons of petrol, and a promise. And the most extraordinary chase of modern times.
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N/A
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Jeremy Drysdale (story), David Caffrey (story), Jeremy Drysdale
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Hanna
2011 08 Apr 2011 PG-13 111 min ActionThrillerAdventure
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A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
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5 wins & 26 nominations.
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Seth Lochhead (screenplay), David Farr (screenplay), Seth Lochhead (story)