Action & Adventure
While sensitively drawn characters and introspective stories have their place, sometimes only the loud bangs and raucous fights of action and adventure films will satisfy. Whether it's the classic swashbuckler films or modern shoot 'em up movies, action and adventure is cinema as a glorious thrill-ride, the way many of us fell in love with it in the first place.
John Huston, 1958
Filmed in French Equatorial Africa, The Roots of Heaven stars Trevor Howard as Morel, a crusading...
Peter Graham Scott, 1962
A 1962 Hammer smuggling film, Captain Clegg stars Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, and Patrick Allen...
Paul Greengrass, 2013
Directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy , United 93), Captain Phillips is based on the ...
David Lean, 1962
One of the most sumptuous of the postwar cycle of Hollywood epics, David Lean's 7 Oscar-winning r...
J.B.L. Noel, 1924
The Epic of Everest - the official film record of the legendary Everest expedition of 1924 - is o...
Werner Herzog, 1967-87
An impressive box set containing eighteen of the inimitable director's films, wit...
Peter Jackson, 2013
The second of three epic instalments in director Peter Jackson's blockbuster preq...
Jean Negulesco, 1957
Sophia Loren, in her first American film - which also gave rise to one of her most iconic photogr...
James Cameron, 1997
The most expensive, most romantic, most spectacular, most successful film of its day, Titanic - w...
Terrence Malick, 2005
Epic adventure set amidst the first encounter of European and Native American cultures during the...
John Huston, 1951
Humphrey Bogart, captain of riverboat 'The African Queen', won an Oscar for his p...
Jack Cardiff, 1964
A 1964 adventure film from the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff, starring Richard Widmark and S...