Movies like Highlander II: The Quickening 1991

In the year 2025, the ozone layer is believed to have been destroyed. It is up to MacLeod and Rameriz to set things right. Opposition comes from both the planet Ziest (MacLeod and Ramirez's homeworld) and a corporation profiting from the supposed lack of ozone. Also, flashbacks show the story behind MacLeod and Ramirez's exile from Ziest.

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1 Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves 1991

When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the evil sheriff's reign of terror.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Drama, Romance

Director:

Kevin Reynolds

Writers:

Pen Densham (story), Pen Densham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 Evolution 2001

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination... which could be bad news for the Earth.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), David Diamond (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

3 Robocop 1987

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Country:

United States of America
7.5

4 Highlander 1986

He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Gregory Widen (story), Gregory Widen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

5 The Shadow 1994

Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing to the city's rescue with explosive results.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Walter B. Gibson (character The Shadow from stories), David Koepp

Country:

United States of America
6.1

6 The Lawnmower Man 1992

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Brett Leonard

Writers:

Stephen King (title only), Brett Leonard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, Japan, United States of America
5.5

7 Excalibur 1981

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy

Director:

John Boorman

Writers:

Thomas Malory (book), Rospo Pallenberg (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4

8 No Escape 1994

In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a commanding officer, is determined to escape the island in order to reveal the truth behind his murderous actions and clear his name.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

Richard Herley (novel), Michael Gaylin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

9 Battle Beyond The Stars 1980

A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Directors:

Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman (uncredited)

Writers:

John Sayles (screenplay by), John Sayles (story by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

10 Wing Commander 1999

The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher Blair and Todd "Maniac" Marshall as they arrive at the Tiger Claw and are soon forced to stop a Kilrathi fleet heading towards Earth.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Chris Roberts

Writers:

Chris Roberts (characters), Chris Roberts (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Luxembourg, United States of America
4.3

11 The Three Musketeers 1993

D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who secretly hopes to usurp the throne. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis have refused to lay down their weapons and continue to protect their king. D'Artagnan joins with the rogues to expose Richelieu's plot against the crown.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), David Loughery (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, Austria
6.4

12 Mean Guns 1997

One hundred mid- and low-level gangsters who are on their boss' bad side are locked inside a newly-built high-security prison, and given plenty of guns, ammo, and baseball bats, then told that the last survivor will get a suitcase with 10 million dollars.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writer:

Andrew Witham

Country:

United States of America
5.6

13 Blown Away 1994

Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

John Rice (story), Joe Batteer (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

14 3000 Miles To Graceland 2001

It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. With $3.2 million at stake, the Marshals Service closing in, Michael must track down Murphy.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Country:

United States of America
6

15 Battlefield Earth 2000

In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has descended into a near primitive state. After being captured, it is up to Tyler to save mankind.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, War

Director:

Roger Christian

Writers:

Corey Mandell (screenplay), J.D. Shapiro (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
2.5

16 Fortress 1992

A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private corporation bent on mind control in various ways

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Troy Neighbors (story), Steven Feinberg (story) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
5.9

17 Streets Of Fire 1984

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along with a former soldier, they battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.

Genre:

Action

Director:

Walter Hill

Country:

United States of America
6.7

18 1492: Conquest Of Paradise 1992

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writer:

Rose Bosch (scenario) (as Roselyne Bosch)

Countries:

Spain, France, United Kingdom
6.5

19 Highlander: The Final Dimension 1994

Starts off in the 15th century, with Connor McLeod (Christopher Lambert) training with another immortal swordsman, the Japanese sorcerer Nakano (Mako). When an evil immortal named Kane (Mario Van Peebles) kills the old wizard, the resulting battle leaves him buried in an underground cave. When Kane resurfaces in the 20th century to create havoc, it's up to McLeod to stop him.

Genre:

Fantasy

Director:

Andrew Morahan

Writers:

Gregory Widen (characters), Brad Mirman (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, France, United Kingdom
4.5

20 Beowulf 1999

Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Fantasy

Director:

Graham Baker

Writers:

Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf"), Mark Leahy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United States of America
4.1

21 Highlander: Endgame 2000

Immortals Connor and Duncan Macleod join forces against a man from Connor's distant past in the highlands of Scotland, Kell, an immensely powerful immortal who leads an army of equally powerful and deadly immortal swordsmen and assassins. No immortal alive has been able to defeat Kell yet, and neither Connor nor Duncan are skilled enough themselves to take him on and live. The two of them eventually come to one inevitable conclusion; one of them must die so that the combined power of both the Highlanders can bring down Kell for good. There can be only one... the question is, who will it be?

Genres:

Action, Fantasy

Writers:

Gregory Widen (characters), Eric Bernt (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.6

22 The Hunted 1995

Paul Racine, a high-powered American business executive in Japan, is catapulted into a maze of danger and intrigue after he and his sexy companion are the targets of assassins hired by the ruthless Kinjo. To survive, Racine must join forces with a powerful samurai and together they will fight the force of evil in an awesome battle rooted in centuries of brutal conflict.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

J.F. Lawton

Writer:

J.F. Lawton

Country:

United States of America
6

23 Crossroads 1986

Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Walter Hill

Writer:

John Fusco

Country:

United States of America
7.1

24 The Bounty 1984

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.

Genres:

Action, Drama, History

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writers:

Richard Hough (book), Robert Bolt (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
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