Action thriller - Elements of action/adventure(car chases, shootouts, explosions) and thriller(plot twists, suspense, hero in jeopardy). Many ofthe James Bond series of films are icons of thispopular sub-genre.
1930’ MR. MOTO TAKES A VACATION (1939)Mr. Moto takes a vacation was released on the 7th July, 1939and was directed by Norman Foster.Disguised as a German archaeologist, Moto helps unearththe priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba andsans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs andcriminals.
1940’S BERLIN EXPRESS (1948)The Berlin Express was released on the 1st May, 1948 and was directed by Jacques Tourneur.A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot.
ROGUES’ REGIMENT (1948)Rogues’ Regiment was released on the 28th September, 1948. It was directed by Robert Florey.After World War II, ex-soldiers trickle into French Saigon to join the Foreign Legion, among them American Whit Corbett and German Carl Reicher. Is Reicher really SS war criminal Martin Bruner, and is Corbett after him? Art dealer Van Ratten and nightclub chanteuse Lili Maubert are also more than they seem. Action scenes include anti-guerilla jungle warfare
1950’S NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)North by Northwest was released on the 22nd November1959 and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film wasrated a PG.A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for agovernment agent by a group of foreign spies, and ispursued across the country while he looks for a way tosurvive.
REAR WINDOW (1954)Rear Window was released on the 14th January 1954, anddirected by Alfred Hitchcock. The certificate of the film is a12A.A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighboursfrom his apartment window and becomes convinced one ofthem has committed murder.
1960’S DR. NO (1962)Dr. No was a James Bond film released on the 6thOctober, 1962. The director was Terence Young and thecertificate of the film was a PG.James Bonds investigation of a missing colleague inJamaica leads him to the island of the mysterious Dr. Noand a scheme to end the US space program.
SALT AND PEPPER (1968)Salt and Pepper was released on the 3rd July, 1968. Itwas directed by Richard Donner and was rated a PG.After discovering the body of a murdered female agent intheir trendy Soho, London nightclub, groovy ownersCharles Salt and Christopher Pepper partake in afumbling investigation and uncover an evil plot tooverthrow the government. Can our cool, yet inept duostop the bad guys in time?
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)From Russia with love was another James Bond filmwhich was released on the 11th October 1963. It wasdirected by Terence Young which was rated a PG.James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ployinvolving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrievea Soviet encryption device that was stolen bySPECTRE.
1970’S THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)The French Connection was released on the 9thOctober, 1971. It was directed by William Freidkin and wasrated an 18.A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto adrug smuggling job with a French connection.
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)The man with the golden gun was another bond filmwhich was released on the 19th December, 1974. Thedirector was Guy Hamilton and was rated a PG.Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the worldsmost expensive assassin and must hunt him down tostop him.
1980’S THE RUNNING MAN (1987)The running man was directed by Paul Michael Glaser andwas released on the 21st October, 1987. The film was ratedan 18.A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a publicexecution gauntlet staged as a TV game show.
THE LETHAL WEAPON (1987)The Lethal Weapon was released on the 28th August, 1987 and directed by Richard Donner. The certificate of the film was an 18.A veteran cop, Murtough, is partnered with a young homicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common, hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one and other to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
ROBOCOP (1987)RoboCop was released on the 5th February, 1988 and wasdirected by Paul Verhoeven. The certificate of the film wasan 18.In a dystopic & crime ridden Detroit, a terminally woundedcop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg withsubmerged memories haunting him.
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990)The Hunt fir Red October was released on the 20thApril, 1990 and directed by John Mctiernan. The film wasrated a PG.In 1984, the USSRs best submarine captain in their newestsub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying todefect, or to start a war?
1990’S THE ROCK (1996)The Rock was released on the 21st June, 1996. It wasdirected by Michael Bay and rated a 15.A renegade general and his group of U.S. Marines takeover Alcatraz and threaten San Francisco Bay withbiological weapons. A chemical weapons specialist andthe only man to have ever escaped from the Rockattempt to prevent chaos.
ENEMY OF THE STATE (1998) ACTION THRILLEREnemy of the State was released on the 26th December1998 and was directed by Tony Scott. The film was rated a15.A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and hisNSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to aserious politically motivated crime.
2000’S RED PLANET (2000)Red Planet was released on the 1st December 2000. It wasdirected by Antony Hoffman and rated a 12.Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth bysearching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004)The Bourne Supremacy was released on the 13th August, 2004 and was directed by Paul Greengrass. The certificate of the film was a 12A.When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
TAKEN (2008)Taken was released on the 26th December 2008 and directed by Pierre Morel. The certificate of the film is a 15.A former spy relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been forced into the slave trade.
2010’S THE A-TEAM (2010)The A-Team was released on the 30th July 2010 and was directed by Joe Carnahan. The certificate of the film is a 12A.A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.
HANNA (2011)Hanna was released on the 6th may, 2011 and wasdirected by Joe Wright. It was rated a 12A.A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be theperfect assassin is dispatched on a mission acrossEurope, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent andher operatives.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK Was a British film director and producer Directed many films in the suspense, Psychological and thriller genres In order to create suspense in his films, he would alternate between different shots to extend cinematic time He hated to shoot on location. He preferred to shoot at the studio where he could have full control of lighting and other factors.
TERENCE YOUNG Was known for directing three films in the James Bond series RICHARD DONNER•Is an American film director•Regularly uses Long shots looking atactors through gaps in scenery or betweenother actors in the scene•Directed ‘Salt and Pepper’
JAMES BOND Dr. No (1962) From Russia with love (1963) Goldfinger (1964) Thunder ball (1965) Octopussy (1983) A view to kill (1985) GoldenEye (1995) The world is not enough (1999) Skyfall (2012)Most of the James bond movies have been action adventure thriller which involve spy.
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