Top Action Classics movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent North by Northwest on DVD North by Northwest
Synopsis
What if everyone around you was suddenly convinced that you were a spy? This classic from master director Alfred Hitchcock stars Cary Grant as an advertising executive who looks a little too much like someone else and is forced to go on the lam (helped along by Eva Marie Saint). Hitchcock's sure-handed comic drama pits Grant against a crop duster and lands him in a fight for his life on Mount Rushmore -- a true cliffhanger if ever there was one.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Josephine Hutchinson, Philip Ober, Martin Landau, Adam Williams
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Suspense
Rent Lawrence of Arabia on DVD Lawrence of Arabia
Synopsis
This Oscar-winning epic tells the true story of T.E. Lawrence, who helped unite warring Arab tribes to strike back against the Turks in World War I. This lush, timeless classic underscores the clash between cultures that changed the tide of war.
Cast
Cast
Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Wolfit, I.S. Johar, Gamil Ratib, Michel Ray, John Dimech, Zia Mohyeddin
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Epics, Classic Dramas, Action Classics, Classic War Stories, Biographies, United Kingdom
Rent Deliverance on DVD Deliverance
Synopsis
Four city-dwelling friends take a canoeing trip down a Georgia river, but what starts out as a lighthearted adventure becomes a voyage into the heart of darkness when redneck locals descend on the group and force them to kill or be killed.
Cast
Cast
Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Ed Ramey, Billy Redden, Seamon Glass, Randall Deal
Director
Director
John Boorman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Adventures, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on DVD Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Synopsis
Legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid display their gifts for perfect comedic timing as they pull off heist after heist. To evade a posse, the boys flee to Bolivia, but trouble finds the charming pair of desperadoes wherever they go.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars, Donnelly Rhodes
Director
Director
George Roy Hill
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent The Bridge on the River Kwai on DVD The Bridge on the River Kwai
Synopsis
Director David Lean's sweeping epic -- best known for a whistling work theme that became legendary -- is set in a World War II Japanese prison camp, where British prisoners are forced to build a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise.
Cast
Cast
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, André Morell , Peter Williams, John Boxer, Percy Herbert
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on DVD The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Synopsis
While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Aldo Giuffre, Luigi Pistilli, Rada Rassimov, Enzo Petito, Claudio Scarchilli, John Bartha, Livio Lorenzon, Antonio Casale, Mario Brega
Director
Director
Sergio Leone
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Italy
Rent Das Boot: Director's Cut on DVD Das Boot: Director's Cut
Synopsis
Nominated for six Oscars, this edge-of-your-seat dramatic triumph follows the trials of a German U-boat crew during World War II. Upon its restored re-release in 1997, an hour was added to the original film, which further augmented its impact. It also played as a six-hour German miniseries. In all its forms, the realistic and gripping battle scenes and palpable human struggle make Das Boot a critical hit.
Cast
Cast
Jürgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann, Herbert Gronemeyer, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin Leder, Martin May, Heinz Hoenig, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Jan Fedder, Ralf Richter, Joachim Bernhard, Oliver Stritzel
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent The French Connection on DVD The French Connection
Synopsis
Tough-as-nails narcotics detective "Popeye" Doyle and his partner, Russo, are in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a multimillion-dollar heroin-smuggling operation in this classic crime thriller inspired by true events.
Cast
Cast
Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frederic de Pasquale, Bill Hickman, Ann Rebbot, Harold Gary, Arlene Farber
Director
Director
William Friedkin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Crime Thrillers, Crime Action, Action Thrillers, Classic Thrillers
Rent Papillon on DVD Papillon
Synopsis
Caged for a murder he didn't commit, petty thief Henri "Papillon" Charriere (Steve McQueen) finds himself trapped within the walls of a French penal colony, determined to escape, in this film adaptation of Charriere's true story. Joining forces with fellow convict and quirky counterfeiter Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman) and armed with dogged persistence, Papillon makes a daring bid for freedom. Franklin J. Schaffner directs.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Mumy
Director
Director
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Crime Action, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Once Upon a Time in the West on DVD Once Upon a Time in the West
Synopsis
Directed by Sergio Leone, this classic spaghetti Western stars Henry Fonda as a sadistic gunslinger hired by a cutthroat railroad tycoon to kill anyone who stands in the way of his trans-American iron horse.
Cast
Cast
Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Gabriele Ferzetti, Paolo Stoppa, Woody Strode, Jack Elam, Keenan Wynn, Frank Wolff, Lionel Stander
Director
Director
Sergio Leone
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Italy
Rent Bullitt on DVD Bullitt
Synopsis
Lt. Frank Bullitt must baby-sit a Chicago gangster for 48 hours before he testifies against his brother. But when hit men snuff the witness, Bullitt won't be stopped in his quest for vengeance.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Georg Stanford Brown, Felice Orlandi, Vic Tayback, Robert Lipton, John Aprea
Director
Director
Peter Yates
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Warriors on DVD The Warriors
Synopsis
After being wrongly accused of killing a charismatic gang leader, a Coney Island street gang known as the Warriors must battle their way across miles of enemy turf to get home, pursued by the cops and every bloodthirsty hood in town.
Cast
Cast
Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler, David Harris, Tom McKitterick, Marcelino Sanchez, Terry Michos, Thomas G. Waites, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Roger Hill, David Patrick Kelly, Lynne Thigpen, Mercedes Ruehl
Director
Director
Walter Hill
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Classics, Crime Action, Action Thrillers
Rent Spartacus on DVD Spartacus
Synopsis
Stanley Kubrick directed this epic saga based on ancient events, chronicling the birth of a vagabond slave-army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) that threatens the sovereignty of all-mighty Rome. This film has everything, including a wonderfully funny (and Oscar-winning) performance from Peter Ustinov as the cowardly owner of a gladiator school. Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis co-star.
Cast
Cast
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, John Dall, Charles McGraw, Tony Curtis, Woody Strode
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Epics, Action Classics, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Outlaw Josey Wales on DVD The Outlaw Josey Wales
Synopsis
In this gritty Oscar-nominated Western, ex-Confederate soldier Josey Wales is on the run from both his former unit and the U.S. Army regiment that killed his family when he comes to rest in a quiet community and falls for pretty settler Laura Lee.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Blockbusters
Rent The Terminator on DVD The Terminator
Synopsis
In the post-apocalyptic future, tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin back to 1984 to snuff Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead the human insurgents. Meanwhile, the rebels dispatch a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah.
Cast
Cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Rick Rossovich, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Dick Miller, Shawn Schepps, Bruce M. Kerner, Franco Columbu, Bill Paxton, Brad Rearden, Brian Thompson
Director
Director
James Cameron
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Blockbusters, Action Classics
Rent Where Eagles Dare on DVD Where Eagles Dare
Synopsis
World War II is raging, and a captured American general is being held hostage in Schloss Adler, a Bavarian citadel that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late. But can they pull off the dangerous mission? This 1968 classic pairs the enigmatic Richard Burton with the iconic Clint Eastwood in a tale of wartime bravery and treachery.
Cast
Cast
Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern, Donald Houston, Peter Barkworth, William Squire, Robert Beatty, Brook Williams, Neil McCarthy
Director
Director
Brian G. Hutton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic War Stories, Military & War Action, Foreign Regions
Rent Patton on DVD Patton
Synopsis
Gen. George S. Patton earned the nickname "Blood and Guts" for his determination on the battlefield. This epic-scale production follows the commander as he guides his troops across Africa and Europe, illuminating a man whose life was defined by war.
Cast
Cast
George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Edward Binns, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, James Edwards, Frank Latimore
Director
Director
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Biographies, Epics
Rent Dirty Harry on DVD Dirty Harry
Synopsis
When a madman dubbed "The Scorpio Killer" terrorizes San Francisco, hard-boiled cop Harry Callahan -- famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement -- is tasked with hunting down the psychopath.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Andy Robinson, John Larch, John Mitchum, Mae Mercer
Director
Director
Don Siegel
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Crime Action, Action Thrillers
Rent Goldfinger on DVD Goldfinger
Synopsis
The third installment in the 007 series -- which racked up an Oscar for Best Sound Effects -- finds uberspy James Bond trying to thwart baddie Auric Goldfinger and his elaborate gambit to corner the gold market by contaminating Fort Knox.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Martin Benson, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell
Director
Director
Guy Hamilton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action
Rent Dr. No on DVD Dr. No
Synopsis
Sent to locate a colleague who's vanished in Jamaica, debonair Agent 007 -- in the first of the James Bond films -- finds villainous scientist Dr. No plotting to derail the U.S. space program and take over the world.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, Zena Marshall, John Kitzmiller, Eunice Gayson, Lois Maxwell
Director
Director
Terence Young
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action
Rent The African Queen on DVD The African Queen
Synopsis
Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), the booze-guzzling, rough-hewn captain of a broken-down East African riverboat, teams with a straitlaced, iron-willed missionary (Katharine Hepburn) to take on a menacing German gunboat during World War I.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Romance Classics, Adventures, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Magnificent Seven on DVD The Magnificent Seven
Synopsis
Fed up with being brutalized and impoverished because of outlaw raids led by a merciless brigand, the besieged citizens of a small Mexican town hire seven American gunslingers to stave off the marauders once and for all.
Cast
Cast
Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Vladimir Sokoloff, Rosenda Monteros
Director
Director
John Sturges
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns
Rent A Fistful of Dollars on DVD A Fistful of Dollars
Synopsis
The first film in director Sergio Leone and star Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" trilogy finds a world-weary gunman in a town torn apart by warring gangs. He agrees to work for both sides, ultimately pitting the two factions against each other.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, John Wels, W. Lukschy, S. Rupp, Joe Edgar, Antonio Prieto, José Calvo, Margherita Lozano, Daniel Martin
Director
Director
Sergio Leone
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Italy
Rent Bonnie and Clyde on DVD Bonnie and Clyde
Synopsis
Serial bank robbers, sometime lovers and folkloric heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) barrel across Depression-ravaged America on a shooting spree that ends in a deadly rain of bullets and tragedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, this stylish and sexy film shattered the mold when it came to crime pictures, layering comedy onto mayhem and youthful criminality. Gene Wilder makes his big-screen debut.
Cast
Cast
Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Evans Evans, Gene Wilder
Director
Director
Arthur Penn
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Crime Dramas, Biographies, Classic Dramas, Heist Films
Rent Ben-Hur on DVD Ben-Hur
Synopsis
Charlton Heston plays Judah Ben-Hur, a proud Jew who runs afoul of ambitious boyhood friend Messala (Stephen Boyd) in this 1959 epic that boasts an unforgettable chariot race and earned 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Heston) and Best Director (William Wyler). Condemned to life as a slave, Judah swears vengeance against Messala and escapes, later crossing paths with a gentle prophet named Jesus.
Cast
Cast
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Faith & Spirituality, Classic Dramas, Epics, Religious & Mythic Epics, Action Classics, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Rambo: First Blood on DVD Rambo: First Blood
Synopsis
Targeted by a small-town sheriff, former Green Beret and Vietnam vet John Rambo reaches his breaking point and launches a guerilla response. His skills overwhelm the police, who call in Rambo's old commanding officer to help defuse the situation.
Cast
Cast
Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott, Chris Mulkey, John McLiam, Alf Humphreys, David Caruso, David Crowley, Don MacKay, Bruce Greenwood
Director
Director
Ted Kotcheff
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Military & War Action, Action Classics, Blockbusters
Rent The Longest Day on DVD The Longest Day
Synopsis
This Oscar-winning war epic chronicles World War II's harrowing D-Day invasion. Shot on the beaches of Normandy, France, the ambitious film attempts to cover the historic day from all perspectives, focussing on both sides of the conflict.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger, Peter Lawford, Robert Ryan, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Hunter, Mel Ferrer, Richard Dawson, Steve Forrest
Director
Director
Bernhard Wicki, Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic War Stories, Military & War Dramas
Rent The Day of the Jackal on DVD The Day of the Jackal
Synopsis
A French paramilitary group disgusted with Pres. Charles de Gaulle's decision to free French Algeria plans De Gaulle's assassination in this taut political thriller, based on Frederick Forsyth's novel. To carry out their task, the group hires a British hit man known only as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). But soon the plan is uncovered by French police, who send investigator Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) to sniff out the Jackal's trail.
Cast
Cast
Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Denis Carey, Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Cyril Cusack, Maurice Denham, Vernon Dobtcheff, Derek Jacobi, Delphine Seyrig
Director
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Action Classics, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, United Kingdom
Rent The Wild Bunch on DVD The Wild Bunch
Synopsis
Director Sam Peckinpah's brilliant 1969 Western epic tells the story of a bunch of aging outlaws, led by Pike Bishop (William Holden), whose botched plans to pull off one last job forces them to collude with a crooked Mexican general (Emilio Fernández) -- leading to ugly bloodshed. Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson and Jaime Sánchez co-star in this special edition, which includes never-before-seen outtakes and three exclusive documentaries.
Cast
Cast
William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez, Ben Johnson, Emilio Fernández, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Albert Dekker, Bo Hopkins
Director
Director
Sam Peckinpah
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns
Rent Superman: The Movie on DVD Superman: The Movie
Synopsis
Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane, who's in love with Superman. Clark must summon his superhero alter ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Susannah York, Larry Hagman
Director
Director
Richard Donner
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comic Books and Superheroes, Adventures, Family Adventures, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent From Russia with Love on DVD From Russia with Love
Synopsis
James Bond is back -- and so are the bullets, beauties and bad guys. You'll be shaken and stirred by Sean Connery's second outing as 007, which finds him paying the price for his previous adventure when SPECTRE seeks revenge for Dr. No's death.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Francis De Wolff, Lois Maxwell
Director
Director
Terence Young
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action
Rent For a Few Dollars More on DVD For a Few Dollars More
Synopsis
Clint Eastwood returns as the iconic "man with no name," who joins forces with a rival bounty hunter to capture a crazed outlaw in director Sergio Leone's gritty follow-up to the 1964 classic A Fistful of Dollars.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, Aldo Sambrell, Klaus Kinski, Benito Stefanelli, Mara Krupp
Director
Director
Sergio Leone
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Italy
Rent Romancing the Stone on DVD Romancing the Stone
Synopsis
When a reclusive romance writer -- whose humdrum life in no way resembles the exploits of her fiery fictional heroines -- learns her sister's been kidnapped, she's soon embroiled in a wild adventure involving hidden treasure and a dashing mercenary.
Cast
Cast
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman, Alfonso Arau, Manuel Ojeda, Holland Taylor, Mary Ellen Trainor, Jose Chavez, Rodrigo Puebla, Ron Silver
Director
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Action Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Action Classics, Blockbusters
Rent The Italian Job on DVD The Italian Job
Synopsis
In director Peter Collinson's Golden Globe-nominated caper flick, enterprising swindler Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) hatches an ingenious plan to steal a huge cache of Chinese gold en route to Turin, Italy, as collateral for a new Fiat plant. The diversion for the heist: A gigantic traffic jam during an Italy-Great Britain soccer match. Incarcerated criminal genius Mr. Bridger (Noel Coward) helps Croker get financing -- from his jail cell.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi, Margaret Blye, Irene Handl, John Le Mesurier, Fred Emney
Director
Director
Peter Collinson
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Heist Films, Action Comedies, Crime Action, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Thunderball on DVD Thunderball
Synopsis
With his sights set on a blackmail payday of global proportions, terrorist mastermind Emilio Largo hijacks two nuclear weapons -- and only James Bond can stop him in this 007 classic featuring Oscar-winning special effects.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Guy Doleman, Molly Peters, Martine Beswick, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell
Director
Director
Terence Young
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action
Rent Pale Rider on DVD Pale Rider
Synopsis
This tense Western stars Clint Eastwood as a stranger in a clerical collar who rides into a mining town and comes to the aid of some gold prospectors under the thumb of a ruthless landowner.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn, Douglas McGrath, Richard Kiel, Richard Dysart
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Westerns, Action Classics
Rent Ocean's Eleven on DVD Ocean's Eleven
Synopsis
Frank Sinatra leads an all-star cast as Danny Ocean, who decides to knock over a few casinos on the Las Vegas Strip with his buddies -- including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford -- in one of the merriest heist movies ever. The summit meeting of Sinatra's "Rat Pack" cronies, this comic caper was filmed on location in Vegas during the daylight-hour downtime between the real-life group's ongoing gig at the Sands Hotel.
Cast
Cast
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Patrice Wymore, Joey Bishop
Director
Director
Lewis Milestone
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Heist Films, Action Classics
Rent High Plains Drifter on DVD High Plains Drifter
Synopsis
Amid shoot-outs and existentialism, a mysterious stranger (Clint Eastwood, who also directs) is hired to protect a small town from outlaws. But his recipe for defense could be a deal with the devil, and soon, even the enigmatic gunslinger's supporters -- including Mordecai (Billy Curtis) and Sarah (Verna Bloom) -- are wondering just what they've signed up for. The rip-roaring conclusion could leave the town in tatters.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Mitch Ryan, Jack Ging, Stefan Gierasch, Ted Hartley, Billy Curtis, Geoffrey Lewis, John Quade, Richard Bull, Marianna Hill
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns
Rent 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on DVD 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Synopsis
Kirk Douglas stars as Ned Land and James Mason as Captain Nemo in this Walt Disney live-action adaptation of the classic Jules Verne underwater adventure. Sent to investigate a rash of shipwrecks, Ned encounters the nefarious Nemo's submarine. An ambitious production at the time, the film nabbed two Academy Awards, for special effects and art direction. Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre and a frightening giant squid co-star in Richard Fleischer's epic.
Cast
Cast
Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, Carleton Young, J.M. Kerrigan
Director
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Classics, Adventures, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Book Characters
Rent Exodus on DVD Exodus
Synopsis
Find a comfy seat for this epic (nearly 4-hour) tale about the founding of Israel. Directed by Otto Preminger and starring Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb and Sal Mineo, Exodus is based on the Leon Uris novel of the same name. Israeli resistance fighter Newman attempts to bring 600 European Jews from British-blockaded Cyprus into newly partitioned Palestine after World War II.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, Sal Mineo, John Derek, Hugh Griffith, Gregory Ratoff, Felix Aylmer, David Opatoshu, Jill Haworth, Alexandra Stewart
Director
Director
Otto Preminger
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Action Classics, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Epics, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers
Rent Lethal Weapon on DVD Lethal Weapon
Synopsis
A straitlaced LAPD detective teams up with an unhinged cop who, distraught after his wife's passing, has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks. The duo's first homicide case involves a young woman with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitch Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Jackie Swanson, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith
Director
Director
Richard Donner
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Action Classics, Blockbusters, Christmas
Rent 3:10 to Yuma on DVD 3:10 to Yuma
Synopsis
When the town marshal offers a bounty for outlaw Ben Wade (Glenn Ford), Dan Evans (Van Heflin), a poor rancher hit hard by a crippling drought, takes the job. His wife pleads with him to save his own life by letting Wade go free, but for Evans, it's a matter of principle as well as money. He takes Wade and begins the dangerous trek to the station.
Cast
Cast
Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana, Henry Jones, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Emhardt, Robert Ellenstein
Director
Director
Delmer Daves
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Westerns, Action Classics
Rent Diamonds Are Forever on DVD Diamonds Are Forever
Synopsis
When he discovers that his archenemy is stockpiling the world's supply of diamonds for use in a deadly laser satellite, secret agent James Bond sets out to thwart the madman help from beautiful smuggler Tiffany Case.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Putter Smith, Bruce Glover, Norman Burton, Joseph Fürst, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Leonard Barr, Lois Maxwell
Director
Director
Guy Hamilton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Espionage Action, Action Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers
Rent Escape from Alcatraz on DVD Escape from Alcatraz
Synopsis
Sent to Alcatraz for life, hardened crook Frank Morris plans his unauthorized departure from the island prison. Enlisting two bank-robber brothers as accomplices, Morris meticulously works out every detail before commencing his daring escape attempt.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, Bruce M. Fischer, Frank Ronzio
Director
Director
Don Siegel
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Crime Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Suspense, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent You Only Live Twice on DVD You Only Live Twice
Synopsis
After American and Soviet spaceships disappear, the two countries trade blame for the incidents -- and as the nations edge toward war, James Bond is tasked with getting to the bottom of another international mystery.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba, Teru Shimada, Karin Dor, Donald Pleasence, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Charles Gray
Director
Director
Lewis Gilbert
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action
Rent The Cowboys on DVD The Cowboys
Synopsis
John Wayne is Wil Andersen, an aging rancher who can't find local cowboys to run his cattle drive. His solution: Hire schoolboys, who will be forced to become men fast when they're attacked by a cattle-rustling gang (headed by Bruce Dern in full psycho mode). The most controversial of the Duke's later films, The Cowboys was filmed on location in Colorado and New Mexico, and features an untypical score by John Williams, in his pre-Star Wars mode.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Roscoe Lee Browne, Mark Rydell
Director
Director
Mark Rydell
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns
Rent The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on DVD The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Synopsis
Senator Ransom Stoddard returns to his dusty hometown for the funeral of small-time outlaw Tom Doniphon. In flashbacks, Stoddard tells the story of how, with Doniphon's help, he rose to political prominence after killing a feared gunslinger.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray, John Carradine, Jeanette Nolan, John Qualen, Woody Strode
Director
Director
John Ford
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns
Rent On Her Majesty's Secret Service on DVD On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Synopsis
George Lazenby takes over the role of 007 as James Bond tracks archnemesis Ernst Blofeld to a Swiss mountaintop retreat, where he's brainwashing a bevy of beautiful women to do his bidding. Along the way, Bond falls for an Italian contessa.
Cast
Cast
George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppat, Angela Scoular, Lois Maxwell, Catherine Schell, George Baker, Bernard Lee, Bernard Horsfall, Desmond Llewelyn, Yuri Borionko, Virginia North
Director
Director
Peter Hunt
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action
Rent The Getaway on DVD The Getaway
Synopsis
Doc McCoy gets bailed out of prison by his wife, Carol, on the condition that the two pull off a bank heist for a corrupt politician. But Doc learns that things aren't on the level as he and Carol try to make off with lots of cash.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri
Director
Director
Sam Peckinpah
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Action Classics, Crime Thrillers
Rent Battle of Britain on DVD Battle of Britain
Synopsis
This star-studded epic re-creates the 1940 air battle that took place in the skies over England. Surprised and outgunned, Britain's R.A.F. used determination and guile to fend off a ferocious Nazi Luftwaffe attack in the early days of World War II.
Cast
Cast
Harry Andrews, Trevor Howard, Michael Caine, Curd Jürgens, Ralph Richardson, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth More, Michael Redgrave, Nigel Patrick, Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Patrick Wymark, Susannah York, Michael Bates, James Cosmo, Robert Flemyng, Barry Foster, Edward Fox, W.G. Foxley
Director
Director
Guy Hamilton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, United Kingdom
Rent Live and Let Die on DVD Live and Let Die
Synopsis
Roger Moore debuts as suave secret agent James Bond, who's sent to the United States to go after a master criminal scheming to take over the country by turning the populace into heroin junkies. Paul McCartney provides the Oscar-nominated title tune.
Cast
Cast
Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Julius Harris, Geoffrey Holder, David Hedison, Gloria Hendry, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell
Director
Director
Guy Hamilton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action
Rent Kelly's Heroes on DVD Kelly's Heroes
Synopsis
It's The Dirty Dozen lusting after gold instead of fighting for clemency. Pvt. Kelly (Clint Eastwood) extracts some interesting intelligence from a captured German colonel: the location of $16 million in gold bullion. Problem is, it's behind German lines in occupied France. Kelly and crew (Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, and Donald Sutherland) decide to risk everything for a life of luxury -- and may defeat the Germans in the process.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor, Donald Sutherland, Gavin MacLeod, Harry Dean Stanton
Director
Director
Brian Hutton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Military & War Action
Rent The Hidden Fortress on DVD The Hidden Fortress
Synopsis
Director Akira Kurosawa's classic adventure depicts the travails of two scheming peasants drafted by a defeated general to escort an imperious princess and her clan's royal treasure through enemy terrain.
Cast
Cast
Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Susumu Fujita, Misa Uehara, Takashi Shimura, Eiko Miyoshi, Toshiko Higuchi
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Japanese Language, Japan, The Criterion Collection
Rent The Adventures of Robin Hood on DVD The Adventures of Robin Hood
Synopsis
Errol Flynn stars as swashbuckling hero Robin Hood in this Oscar-nominated classic. When the greedy Prince John (Claude Rains) seizes the throne and raises taxes on the peasants, Robin assembles his band of Merry Men to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Along the way, he woos the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) and faces off against the dastardly Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone). Patric Knowles and Alan Hale co-star.
Cast
Cast
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Alan Hale, Eugene Pallette, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin, Montagu Love, Leonard Willey, Robert Noble
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Adventures, Romance Classics
Rent Enter the Dragon on DVD Enter the Dragon
Synopsis
Bruce Lee plays a monk who enters a brutal martial arts tournament to which only the best are invited. His athletic prowess lands him there, but he's also serving as a spy who's out to prove that the contest's manager is a player in the drug trade.
Cast
Cast
Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri, Kien Shih, Bob Wall, Angela Mao, Geoffrey Weeks, Bolo Yeung, Betty Chung, Peter Archer, Ho Lee Yan, Marlene Clark, Sammo Hung Kam-bo, Biao Yuen
Director
Director
Robert Clouse
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Martial Arts
Rent The Time Machine on DVD The Time Machine
Synopsis
In this film based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells, a scientist (Rod Taylor) invents a time machine that allows him to explore the earth's distant future -- a place of idyllic beauty that also harbors a sinister evil. Co-starring Yvette Mimieux as a docile inhabitant of the future, this sci-fi classic won an Oscar for its trippy special effects that were hands-down ahead of their time. Beware the Morlocks!
Cast
Cast
Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore
Director
Director
George Pal
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Classics, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Adventures
Rent Sergeant York on DVD Sergeant York
Synopsis
In a career-defining performance that earned him his first Academy Award, Gary Cooper stars as Alvin York, a poor Appalachian pacifist drafted into World War I. Placed in an impossible position, York single-handedly captures an entire enemy platoon and becomes a national hero. This World War II-era Hollywood classic based on the real-life war hero received 11 Academy Award nominations, including one for director Howard Hawks.
Cast
Cast
Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Noah Beery Jr., Dickie Moore
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Biographies
Rent Twelve O'Clock High on DVD Twelve O'Clock High
Synopsis
Hard-as-nails World War II Gen. Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) must turn a discouraged group of American bomber pilots into heroes. Along the way, the once-alienated general comes to view the men as family. No longer a heartless commander, Savage -- with the aid of his loyal adjutant Maj. Harvey Stovall (Dean Jagger) -- learns how difficult true leadership really is. Director Henry King's Oscar-winning war drama boasts actual air combat footage.
Cast
Cast
Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell, Dean Jagger, Robert Arthur, Paul Stewart, John Kellogg, Robert Patten, Lee MacGregor, Sam Edwards, Roger Anderson
Director
Director
Henry King
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Military & War Action
Rent The Train on DVD The Train
Synopsis
During World War II, a French train engineer (Burt Lancaster) attempts to stop a Nazi-led train from leaving France with valuable works of art stolen from a museum. Lancaster performs all of his own stunts in this action-filled drama from influential from director John Frankenheimer (Birdman of Alcatraz, The Manchurian Candidate). Franklin Coen and Frank Davis received Oscar nominations for the film's original screenplay.
Cast
Cast
Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Michel Simon, Wolfgang Preiss, Albert Rémy, Charles Millot, Richard Münch, Jacques Marin
Director
Director
John Frankenheimer
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Classics, Classic War Stories, Military & War Action
Rent Around the World in 80 Days on DVD Around the World in 80 Days
Synopsis
This Oscar-nominated hit adaptation of Jules Verne's novel recounts the adventures of Englishman Phileas Fogg (David Niven), who takes on a seemingly impossible wager: traveling around the world with his butler, Passepartout (Cantinflas), in 80 days. The whirlwind journey takes the pair on adventures in India, Hong Kong and the United States. The film's star-studded cast includes Charles Boyer, Marlene Dietrich, Buster Keaton and many others.
Cast
Cast
David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Basil Sydney, Noel Coward, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Harcourt Williams, Martine Carol, Fernandel, Charles Boyer, Evelyn Keyes, Jose Greco, Gilbert Roland, Cesar Romero, Alan Mowbray, Robert Newton, Cedric Hardwicke, Melville Cooper, Reginald Denny, Ronald Colman, Robert Cabal, Shirley MacLaine, Charles Coburn, Peter Lorre, George Raft, Red Skelton, Marlene Dietrich, John Carradine, Frank Sinatra, Buster Keaton, Joe E. Brown, Andy Devine, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Glynis Johns, John Mills, Hermione Gingold, Edward R. Murrow
Director
Director
Michael Anderson
Genres
Genres
Classics, Adventures, Classic Comedies, Action Classics, Family Classics, Family Adventures
Rent Sudden Impact on DVD Sudden Impact
Synopsis
San Francisco police detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan refuses to take a break from law enforcement even after being forced on vacation by his superiors. Now, he's determined to stop a serial killer on the loose in a small coastal town.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Paul Drake, Audrie Neenan, Jack Thibeau, Michael Currie
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Crime Action, Action Thrillers, Action Classics, Blockbusters
Rent Zulu on DVD Zulu
Synopsis
Based on a real-life battle, this action epic follows a group of British soldiers stationed in South Africa who must defend their tiny outpost against an attack by an overwhelming force of Zulu warriors.
Cast
Cast
Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Ivor Emmanuel, Paul Daneman, Glynn Edwards, Neil McCarthy, David Kernan, Gary Bond, Peter Gill, Tom Gerrard, Patrick Magee
Director
Director
Cy Endfield
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Epics, Dramas Based on Real Life, United Kingdom
Rent Excalibur on DVD Excalibur
Synopsis
After humble squire Arthur pulls the sword Excalibur from the stone, his actions beget Guenevere and Lancelot's adultery, the changing balance of power between Merlin and Morgana, and the valiant quest for the Holy Grail.
Cast
Cast
Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nicol Williamson, Robert Addie, Gabriel Byrne, Keith Buckley, Katrine Boorman, Liam Neeson
Director
Director
John Boorman
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Action Classics
Rent Superman II on DVD Superman II
Synopsis
Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle in this hit sequel. Led by Gen. Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world.
Cast
Cast
Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Jackie Cooper, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, John Ratzenberger
Director
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Classics, Comic Books and Superheroes, Adventures, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Magnum Force on DVD Magnum Force
Synopsis
The second of five Dirty Harry movies, Magnum Force finds Clint Eastwood revisiting his career-making turn as a tough-as-nails detective who makes his own rules. A wayward cop is enforcing vigilante justice by assassinating several criminals who manage to escape punishment by slipping through legal loopholes, and "Dirty" Harry Callahan is on the case. Watch for an uncredited appearance by a young Suzanne Somers.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, David Soul, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan, Tim Matheson, Robert Urich, Will Hutchins, Suzanne Somers
Director
Director
Ted Post
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Classics, Crime Action
Rent And Then There Were None on DVD And Then There Were None
Synopsis
In this adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery <i>Ten Little Indians</i>, an enigmatic, unknown host invites 10 strangers to a remote island mansion, where the guests discover there's a killer among them. The cast, headed by Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston, begins to shrink one by one, keeping the audience guessing until the credits roll. Director Ren&#233; Clair delivers a stimulating dose of suspense to Christie's work.
Cast
Cast
Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Micha Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, Queenie Leonard, Harry Thurston
Director
Director
Rene Clair
Genres
Genres
Classics, Thrillers, Suspense, Mystery, Action Classics
Rent Rio Bravo on DVD Rio Bravo
Synopsis
Sheriff John Wayne has a problem: He must keep killer Claude Akins from escaping the town lockup (with outside help from his brother and a cadre of hired guns). The only people Wayne can call on for support are an alcoholic Dean Martin, a well-meaning Angie Dickinson, a crippled Walter Brennan and an eager Ricky Nelson.
Cast
Cast
Dean Martin, John Wayne, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Estelita Rodriguez, Claude Akins, Malcolm Atterbury
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics
Rent Lethal Weapon 2 on DVD Lethal Weapon 2
Synopsis
Detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of gold coins and follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Derrick O'Connor, Patsy Kensit, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Steve Kahan
Director
Director
Richard Donner
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Action Classics, Blockbusters
Rent The Eiger Sanction on DVD The Eiger Sanction
Synopsis
With government secrets stolen and a U.S. operative murdered, a former hit man is summoned from retirement to join a three-man climbing party scaling Switzerland's Eiger Mountain to eliminate the foreign spy among them.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Jack Cassidy, Vonetta McGee
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Crime Action
Rent Battle of the Bulge on DVD Battle of the Bulge
Synopsis
In December 1944, Nazi forces launch a well-planned counteroffensive against Allied troops in Belgium. The brilliant strategist behind the attack is German Col. Hessler (Robert Shaw), whose campaign may be thwarted by American intelligence officer Lt. Col. Kiley (Henry Fonda). Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas and Charles Bronson co-star in this gripping retelling of one of the crucial battles of World War II.
Cast
Cast
Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews, George Montgomery, Ty Hardin, Pier Angeli, Barbara Werle, Charles Bronson, Hans Christian Blech, Werner Peters, James MacArthur, Telly Savalas
Director
Director
Ken Annakin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas
Rent Rooster Cogburn on DVD Rooster Cogburn
Synopsis
John Wayne returns, eye patch and all, as the irascible Rooster Cogburn in this entertaining sequel to the Oscar-winning True Grit. This time, Wayne gets saddled with prim and proper Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn), a minister's daughter who's more than a match for the cranky U.S. Marshal. The witty and acerbic Hepburn and classic Wayne are a joy to behold.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Paul Koslo, Jack Colvin, Jon Lormer, Richard Romancito, Lane Smith
Director
Director
Stuart Millar
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Adventures
Rent The Wind and the Lion on DVD The Wind and the Lion
Synopsis
The Sultan of the Berbers (a dashing Sean Connery) kidnaps an American widow (Candice Bergen) and her children in turn-of-century Morocco, and the event quickly escalates into an international crisis involving the Germans, British, French and Russians. Director John Milius based the film loosely on an actual historical event. Brian Keith plays President Theodore Roosevelt, and Steve Kanaly has a nice turn as a "gung-ho" Marine captain.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, John Huston, Brian Keith, Geoffrey Lewis, Steve Kanaly, Vladek Sheybal, Nadim Sawalha, Roy Jenson
Director
Director
John Milius
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Classics, Adventures
Rent Captain Horatio Hornblower on DVD Captain Horatio Hornblower
Synopsis
Gregory Peck stars as Horatio Hornblower, the swashbuckling British naval captain of the <i>HMS Lydia</i>, as he navigates the waters around Latin America to thwart Napoleon's Spanish allies in this adaptation of C.S. Forester's novel. Amid sea battles and calculated face-offs with other warships, Hornblower tangles with supposed ally El Supremo (Alec Mango) and falls in love with the comely Lady Wellesley (Virginia Mayo) in this classic adventure film.
Cast
Cast
Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall, Terence Morgan, James Robertson Justice, Denis O'Dea, Michael Dolan, Stanley Baker, Christopher Lee, Alec Mango
Director
Director
Raoul Walsh
Genres
Genres
Classics, Military & War Action, Action Classics, Adventures
Rent Captain Blood on DVD Captain Blood
Synopsis
In his first leading role, Errol Flynn shot to stardom in this swashbuckling adventure about doctor Peter Blood (Flynn), who treats the wrong patient and is forced to work as a slave on Col. Bishop's (Lionel Atwill) Jamaican plantation. Blood joins up with marauding Spanish pirates, saves Bishop's gorgeous niece (Olivia de Havilland) from a French pirate (Basil Rathbone) and is eventually made governor of Jamaica.
Cast
Cast
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanaugh, Donald Meek, Jessie Ralph, Forrester Harvey, Frank McGlynn Sr.
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Adventures, Super Swashbucklers
Rent Captains Courageous on DVD Captains Courageous
Synopsis
Based on a novel by Rudyard Kipling, this classic adventure tale stars Spencer Tracy in an Oscar-winning performance as Manuel, an old salt who fishes spoiled, rich brat Harvey Cheyne (Freddie Bartholomew) out of the drink. When the vessel's skipper (Lionel Barrymore) puts Harvey to work, the boy chafes at the idea. But crusty Manuel takes the lad under his wing and teaches Harvey invaluable life lessons through patience, forgiveness and resolve.
Cast
Cast
Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Mickey Rooney, Melvyn Douglas, Charley Grapewin, Christian Rub, John Carradine
Director
Director
Victor Fleming
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Adventures, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison on DVD Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Synopsis
Hiding from the Japanese on an island on the Pacific Ocean, a Marine (Robert Mitchum) and an Irish nun (Deborah Kerr) search for food, shelter and help while trying to avoid the burgeoning attraction that exists between them. Director John Huston elicits amazing performances for a movie that eventually earned two Academy Award nominations.
Cast
Cast
Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, Action Classics, Military & War Dramas
Rent King Kong on DVD King Kong
Synopsis
Delivering action, adventure, chills and thrills, this precedent-setting monster movie tells a timeless tale of man vs. beast. While shooting in the jungle, filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) discovers an awe-inspiring marvel of nature: a 50-foot gorilla dubbed Kong. Subduing the mighty beast, the crew returns to New York with the primate, who promptly escapes, spreading mayhem and going ape for the production's leading lady (Fay Wray).
Cast
Cast
Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, James Flavin
Director
Director
Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Adventures, Monsters
Rent The Poseidon Adventure on DVD The Poseidon Adventure
Synopsis
As the luxury liner Poseidon charts its course on New Year's Eve, disaster strikes when an undersea earthquake causes a titanic tidal wave and capsizes the vessel, leaving just 10 survivors. Led by a no-nonsense reverend (Gene Hackman), the group must maneuver through airshafts, electrical cables and a burning engine room to the boat's hull, which is their lone chance for escape. The film scored an Oscar for Best Song ("The Morning After").
Cast
Cast
Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Stella Stevens, Carol Lynley
Director
Director
Ronald Neame
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Classics, Deadly Disasters
Rent Le Mans on DVD Le Mans
Synopsis
Steve McQueen stars an American driver at the 24-hour Le Mans Grand Prix who is locked in an intense grudge match with his German counterpart, even as he wrestles with his guilt over causing an accident that cost the life of a close friend. McQueen comes through with a penetrating, stoic performance in this classic film, and the racing sequences through the French countryside are nothing less than breathtaking.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Fred Haltiner, Luc Merenda, Christopher Waite, Louise Edlind, Angelo Infanti, Carlo Cecchi
Director
Director
Lee H. Katzin
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Auto Racing, Sports Stories, Sports Dramas
Rent They Were Expendable on DVD They Were Expendable
Synopsis
During the bleak days following Pearl Harbor, Navy lieutenants John Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (John Wayne) persuade the brass to let them send untried plywood boats against the Japanese fleet. The odds are against them, but what do heroes care about odds? One of director John Ford's pet projects, this war drama is based on the true story of the development of patrol torpedo boats.
Cast
Cast
Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Marshall Thompson, Paul Langton, Leon Ames, Donald Curtis, Cameron Mitchell, Jeff York, Murray Alper
Director
Director
John Ford, Robert Montgomery
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Military & War Action, Classic War Stories
Rent Operation Pacific on DVD Operation Pacific
Synopsis
Lt. Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford (John Wayne) still carries a torch for his ex-wife, Navy nurse Mary (Patricia Neal), but his efforts to win her over take a backseat to malfunctions with his submarine, the USS <i>Thunderfish</i>, whose torpedoes are failing to fire. Further complicating matters is Mary's relationship with a Navy pilot (Philip Carey) who happens to be the brother of the submarine's commander (Ward Bond).
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes, Philip Carey, Paul Picerni, William Campbell, Kathryn Givney, Martin Milner, Cliff Clark
Director
Director
George Waggner
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Action Classics
Rent The Vikings on DVD The Vikings
Synopsis
One of the largest-grossing films of the 1950s, The Vikings is slam-bang action from start to finish, with Kirk Douglas and Ernest Borgnine as a couple of Norsemen who rape and pillage the British countryside. Tony Curtis is their slave who has eyes for the beautiful British princess Morgana (Curtis's real-life wife, Janet Leigh) -- and the feeling's mutual. Odinnnn!
Cast
Cast
Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald
Director
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Epics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Mutiny on the Bounty on DVD Mutiny on the Bounty
Synopsis
This epic classic tells the tale of a coup d'etat on the high seas. Aboard the HMS Bounty, sailors are getting restless, led by the determined Fletcher Christian (Clark Gable). Cast off on a dinghy, Capt. Bligh (Charles Laughton) and his gang must survive the dangerous waters. Gable, Laughton and co-star Franchot Tone were all nominated for Academy Awards for their stellar work, and the film won the Oscar for Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin, Eddie Quillan, Dudley Digges
Director
Director
Frank Lloyd
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Chisum on DVD Chisum
Synopsis
John Wayne stars as tough cattle baron John Chisum in one of his better late-era Westerns, directed by Andrew McLaglen. Chisum fights con artists, corrupt town officials (Forrest Tucker) -- even Billy the Kid (Geoffrey Deuel) -- in order to keep the peace and his cattle ranch intact. Ben Johnson plays The Duke's mumbling sidekick.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Andrew Prine, Bruce Cabot, Patric Knowles, Richard Jaeckel, Lynda Day George, Geoffrey Deuel, Pamela McMyler, John Agar, Lloyd Battista, Robert Donner
Director
Director
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns
Rent The Enemy Below on DVD The Enemy Below
Synopsis
Two captains with extraordinary abilities each command a vessel during World War II's Battle of the Atlantic. Only problem is, they're commanding two vessels on opposite sides of the battlefield: the USS Haynes and a German U-boat. Who will prevail?
Cast
Cast
Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel, Russell Collins, Kurt Kreuger, Frank Albertson, Biff Elliot
Director
Director
Dick Powell
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Military & War Dramas, Action Classics
Rent Cahill: U.S. Marshall on DVD Cahill: U.S. Marshall
Synopsis
John Wayne hits the saddle again as a U.S. Marshal who must deal with his own young son running afoul of the law. One of Wayne's later Westerns, this film finds the Duke squaring off against legendary bad guy George Kennedy.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, George Kennedy, Gary Grimes, Neville Brand, Clay O'Brien, Marie Windsor, Morgan Paull, Dan Vadis, Royal Dano, Scott Walker, Denver Pyle, Jackie Coogan, Harry Carey Jr., Dan Kemp, Rayford Barnes
Director
Director
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Westerns, Classic Westerns, Action Classics
Rent Gunga Din on DVD Gunga Din
Synopsis
Three British soldiers -- Sgt. Cutter (Cary Grant), Sgt. Ballantine (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and Sgt. McChesney (Victor McLaglen) -- are sent to India to investigate sabotaged telegraph wires. Ballantine's loyalties are divided, however, since all he longs for is to settle down with his beloved (Joan Fontaine). When the soldiers discover the hideout of their biggest enemy, all bets are off in this 1939 George Stevens classic.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Sam Jaffe, Eduardo Ciannelli, Joan Fontaine, Montagu Love, Robert Coote, Abner Biberman, Lumsden Hare
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Adventures, Action Classics, Epics
Rent The High and the Mighty on DVD The High and the Mighty
Synopsis
On a flight from Honolulu to San Francisco, a plane develops engine trouble, and it falls to steady, controlled co-pilot Dan Roman to land the craft safely when smug pilot John Sullivan loses his nerve. Meanwhile, the 22 passengers aboard take stock of their lives in William Wellman's tautly directed granddaddy of airplane disaster movies, which bagged an Oscar for the film's haunting score.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, David Brian, Paul Kelly
Director
Director
William A. Wellman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Deadly Disasters, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Death Wish on DVD Death Wish
Synopsis
While New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) is away from home, drug addicts break into his house and brutally murder his wife, Joanna (Hope Lange), and rape his daughter until she's comatose. Once wary of guns, Kersey takes matters into his own hands, seeking vigilante justice against not only the culprits, but other wrongdoers as well. New York City cops soon take notice and try to find the person who's doing their job.
Cast
Cast
Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats, William Redfield, Stuart Margolin, Stephen Elliott, Kathleen Tolan, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Guest, Olympia Dukakis
Director
Director
Michael Winner
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Classics, Classic Thrillers, Crime Action, Crime Thrillers, Action Thrillers
Rent My Darling Clementine on DVD My Darling Clementine
Synopsis
As the enforcer of law in the town of Tombstone, Ariz., Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) must balance keeping unruly criminals in line with tracking down and bringing to justice the men who killed his brothers, Morgan (Ward Bond) and Virgil (Tim Holt). With help from Doc Holliday (Victor Mature), with whom he maintains a tepid friendship, Earp's pursuit ultimately involves the history-making confrontation at the OK Corral.
Cast
Cast
Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Alan Mowbray, John Ireland
Director
Director
John Ford
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Classic Dramas
Rent The Sea Hawk on DVD The Sea Hawk
Synopsis
Hired on by Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson), buccaneer Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe (Errol Flynn) loots and pillages the Spanish fleet and the New World colonies while sailing the high seas, but is stopped in his tracks when he attacks a vessel and lays eyes on beautiful Do&#241;a Maria (Brenda Marshall). Thorpe is captured, but escapes to warn England of the advancing Spanish armada in director Michael Curtiz's swashbuckling adventure.
Cast
Cast
Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp, Flora Robson, Alan Hale, Henry Daniell, Una O'Connor, James Stephenson, Gilbert Roland, William Lundigan
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Adventures, Super Swashbucklers
Rent Sink the Bismarck on DVD Sink the Bismarck
Synopsis
Kenneth More, Dana Wynter and Carl Mohner star in this 1960 drama about the heroic efforts of the British Royal Intelligence to stop the Bismarck, a German battleship launched in 1941 to cut off supplies to Great Britain and invade the country. Director Lewis Gilbert combines actual war footage and a roller-coaster plot to deliver an unforgettable document of world history.
Cast
Cast
Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith, Geoffrey Keen, Karel Stepanek, Michael Hordern, Maurice Denham, Michael Goodliffe, Esmond Knight
Director
Director
Lewis Gilbert
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
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