Action Thriller: The features of an action
adventure film are explosions, gun scenes
and car chases. Thriller contains plot
twists, suspense and hero in trouble. Many of
the James Bond films are examples of this
MR. MOTO TAKES A VACATION (1939)
Mr. Moto takes a vacation was released on the 7th July, 1939
and was directed by Norman Foster.
Mr Moto who is disguised as a German
Archaeologist, discovers the Queen of Sheba’s crown and
must protect it from criminals.
BERLIN EXPRESS (1948)
The Berlin Express was released on the 1st May, 1948 and
was directed by Jacques Tourneur.
An unexpected group of train passengers accidentally
become involved in a world war 2 assassination plot.
ROGUES’ REGIMENT (1948)
Rogues’ Regiment was released on the 28th
September, 1948. It was directed by Robert Florey.
This film is a mixture of ex world war 2 soldiers, stolen
identities, art dealers and jungle warfare.
NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
North by Northwest was released on the 22nd November
1959 and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was
rated a PG.
A New York advertising executive is wrongly accused of
being a government agent and is pursued by foreign
spies. On his journey he has to find ways to survive.
REAR WINDOW (1954)
Rear Window was released on the 14th January 1954, and
directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The certificate of the film is a
Overlooking his neighbours, a wheelchair bound
photographer discovers that there could be a potential
DR. NO (1962)
Dr. No was a James Bond film released on the 6th
October, 1962. The director was Terence Young and the
certificate of the film was a PG.
‘Dr No’ leaves James Bond in Jamaica searching for a
missing colleague which leads him to unveil a plot to end
the U.S space programme
SALT AND PEPPER (1968)
Salt and Pepper was released on the 3rd July, 1968. It
was directed by Richard Donner and was rated a PG.
Charles Salt and Christopher Pepper, owners of London
Nightclub find the body of a murdered female agent
leading them to an investigation about an evil plot
potentially over throwing the government.
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
From Russia with love was another James Bond film
which was released on the 11th October 1963. It was
directed by Terence Young which was rated a PG.
A soviet encryption device which was stolen by
SPECTRE, has to be retrieved by James Bond.
THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
The French Connection was released on the 9th
October, 1971. It was directed by William Freidkin and was
rated an 18.
Two NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau come across a drug
smuggling job with a French connection.
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)
The man with the golden gun was another bond film
which was released on the 19th December, 1974. The
director was Guy Hamilton and was rated a PG.
James Bond thinks he is targeted by the world's most
expensive assassin and must hunt him down and try to
THE RUNNING MAN (1987)
The running man was directed by Paul Michael Glaser and
was released on the 21st October, 1987. The film was rated
An arrested man must try to survive a public execution
gauntlet staged as a TV game show but have they got the
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.
Two cops who hate working in pairs must work together to
try an stop a group of drug smugglers.
Robocop was released on the 5th February, 1988 and was
directed by Paul Verhoeven. The certificate of the film was
An injured cop returns to a Cyborg with memories still
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990)
The Hunt fir Red October was released on the 20th
April, 1990 and directed by John Mctiernan. The film was
rated a PG.
The top submarine captain in 1984 heads for the USA but is
he starting a war or trying to defend?
THE ROCK (1996)
The Rock was released on the 21st June, 1996. It was
directed by Michael Bay and rated a 15.
A lone general and his group of U.S. Marines take over
Alcatraz and threaten San Francisco Bay with different
weapons but will the weapons specialist and the only
man to escape from the rock cause trouble.
ENEMY OF THE STATE (1998)
Enemy of the State was released on the 26th December
1998 and was directed by Tony Scott. The film was rated a
A lawyer accidentally receives evidence to a seriously
motivated crime and becomes the target by a corrupt
RED PLANET (2000)
Red Planet was released on the 1st December 2000. It was
directed by Antony Hoffman and rated a 12.
Earth is dying so astronauts travel to mars in order to save it
but will they face troubles along their way?
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.
Jason Bourne must face life as a trained assassin in order
Taken was released on the 26th December 2008 and
directed by Pierre Morel. The certificate of the film is a 15.
A young women is taken and has been forced into the
slave trade but will her former spy father be able to save
her in time?
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 soldiers want to clear their name with the
military, who suspect the men of doing some sort of crime
which they didn't commit.
Hanna was released on the 6th may, 2011 and was
directed by Joe Wright. It was rated a 12A.
A young 16 year old is dispatched across Europe as
her father wanted her to be the perfect assassin. Will
Hanna be tracked?
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
He hated to shoot on location. He preferred to shoot
at the studio where he could have full control of
lighting and other factors.
Was known for directing three films in the
James Bond series
•Is an American film director
•Regularly uses Long shots looking at
actors through gaps in scenery or between
other actors in the scene
•Directed ‘Salt and Pepper’
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with love (1963)
Thunder ball (1965)
A view to kill (1985)
The world is not enough (1999)
Most of the James bond movies have been
action adventure thriller which involve spy.
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