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Action/Adventure

Dominated by male bravado and heroism (and often a short attention span) the Action genre gets physical with conflict, while Adventure pursues the big quest…

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YojimboYojimbo (1961)
Dir. Akira Kurosawa
Feat. Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa
Mercenary Sanjuro walks into town and sells his services to both factions of rival gangs - to stand back and watch them destroy each other. Another great Samurai epic abundant in humour, action and irony.
BarbarosaBarbarosa (1982)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Willie Nelson, Gary Busey
A dignified, under-rated Western from Australian director Fred Schepisi that pairs Gary Busey with Willie Nelson in a tale of a young cowboy fugitive who is taken under the wing of a famous bandito.
HostilesHostiles (2017)
Dir. Scott Cooper
Feat. Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi
Slow-burning western set in 1892, when a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory to Montana. An impeccably constructed film in the classic vein, matched by a strong cast.
Meg, TheMeg, The (2018)
Dir. Jon Turteltaub
Feat. Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson
Shamelessly cheesy sub-JAWS aquatic entertainment, with Stratham as a deep-sea rescue diver who is going to save a group of scientists trapped inside a submarine from a mysterious, thought-to-be-extinct breed of shark. Big, silly and undemanding fun.
Mission: Impossible - FalloutMission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Dir. Christopher McQuarrie
Feat. Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames
Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt in this highly regarded sixth installment of the film franchise. The stakes are higher than ever with Ethan and his team attempting to eradicate an international rogue organisation that wants to bring down the IMF.
SkyscraperSkyscraper (2018)
Dir. Rawson Marshall Thurber
Feat. Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han
Ludicrous action thriller where Dwayne Johnson plays a US war vet who provides security assessment for skyscrapers, but goes on the run after being framed for an arson attack on a building in China. Derivative but solidly constructed entertainment.
Sicario: Day Of The SoldadoSicario: Day Of The Soldado (2018)
Dir. Stefano Sollima
Feat. Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner
Blistering follow-up to the acclaimed 2015 film SICARIO, with Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro returning as a federal agent and a black op embroiled in the brutal drug war on the US-Mexico border, where cartels have begun trafficking terrorists. From the writer-director team behind SUBURRA.

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