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  1. 24

    24 (2001)


    24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration. Premiering on November 6, 2001, the show spanned 192 episodes over eight seasons, with the series finale broadcast on May 24, 2010. In addition, a television film, 24: Redemption, was broadcast between seasons six and seven. Fox announced in May 2013 that 24 would return as a 12-episode series titled 24: Live Another Day which aired from May 5 to July 14, 2014.

  2. Action Jackson

    Action Jackson (1988)


    Action Jackson is a 1988 American action film directed by Craig R. Baxley and starring Carl Weathers, Vanity, Craig T. Nelson and Sharon Stone. Paula Abdul was the choreographer. The film was released by Lorimar Film Entertainment. Vanity was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award as Worst Actress. Both Vanity and Sharon Stone briefly appear topless in this movie.

  3. American Roulette

    American Roulette (1988)


    American Roulette is a 1988 British thriller film directed by Maurice Hatton and starring Andy Garcia, Kitty Aldridge and Robert Stephens. A Latin American President is overthrown in a military coup and forms a government-in-exile in London. The Generals want him out of the way, and send agents to kill him. Meanwhile several of the world's major intelligence agencies are also keeping a watch on him.

  4. Arabesque

    Arabesque (1966)


    Arabesque is a 1966 thriller starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. The film is based on Gordon Cotler's novel The Cypher and directed by Stanley Donen.

  5. Assassination

    Assassination (1987)


    Assassination is a 1987 action-thriller film about a bodyguard who is assigned to protect the First Lady of the United States against an assassination plot. The film was directed by Peter R. Hunt, and stars Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, and Stephen Elliott. Actor Chris Alcaide came out of retirement to play the Chief Justice.

  6. Assassination Attempt

    Assassination Attempt (1981)


    Teheran 43 is a 1981 USSR-France-Switzerland drama film made by Mosfilm, Mediterraneo Cine and Pro Dis Film, directed by Aleksandr Alov and Vladimir Naumov.

  7. Assassins

    Assassins (1995)


    Assassins is a 1995 American action thriller film directed and produced by Richard Donner, written by Andy and Larry Wachowski and also rewritten by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Julianne Moore. The Wachowskis stated that their script was "totally rewritten" by Helgeland, and that they tried to remove their names from the film but failed.

  8. Atentado

    Atentado (1990)


  9. Avalanche Express

    Avalanche Express (1979)


    Avalanche Express is a 1979 cold war adventure thriller film produced and directed by Mark Robson, about the struggle over a defecting Russian general. It starred Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw (in his last performance), Maximilian Schell, and Linda Evans. The screenplay by Abraham Polonsky was based on the novel by Colin Forbes. Both Shaw and Robson died near the end of shooting.

  10. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

    Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)


    Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever is a 2002 American action-thriller film starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, and directed by Wych Kaosayananda (under the pseudonym of "Kaos"). Liu and Banderas play opposing secret agents who are supposedly enemies, but team up during the movie to fight a common enemy. The film was widely panned by critics, sometimes listed among the worst movies ever made. In March 2007, the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film #1 among "The Worst of the Worst" movie list, where the film has a 0% rating, based on 108 reviews, meaning that not a single critic gave it a positive review. Thus, the film was also a Box office bomb, recouping just over $19.9 million of its $70-million budget.

  11. Beloved Enemy

    Beloved Enemy (1936)


    Beloved Enemy is a 1936 American drama film directed by H.C. Potter and starring Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne, and David Niven. It was loosely based on the life of Michael Collins.

  12. Berlin Express

    Berlin Express (1948)


    Berlin Express is a 1948 American drama film directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Ryan, Merle Oberon and Paul Lukas.

  13. Black Butterfly

    Black Butterfly (2006)


    Black Butterfly (Spanish: Mariposa negra) is a 2006 Peruvian film directed by Francisco Lombardi. The screenplay was written by Giovanna Pollarolo based on the novel of Alonso Cueto.

  14. Blanc de Chine

    Blanc de Chine (1988)


  15. Blow Out

    Blow Out (1981)


    Blow Out is a 1981 thriller film, written and directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars John Travolta as Jack Terry, a movie sound effects technician from Philadelphia who, while recording sounds for a low-budget slasher film, serendipitously captures audio evidence of an assassination involving a presidential hopeful. Nancy Allen stars as Sally Bedina, the young woman Jack rescues during the crime. The supporting cast includes John Lithgow and Dennis Franz.

  16. Blue City

    Blue City (1986)


    Blue City is a 1986 drama film based on the 1947 Ross Macdonald novel of the same name about a young man who returns to a corrupt small town in Florida to avenge the death of his father. The film was directed by Michelle Manning, and stars Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and David Caruso.

  17. Bobby

    Bobby (2006)


    Bobby is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez and stars an ensemble cast. The screenplay is a fictionalized account of the hours leading up to the June 5, 1968 shooting of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in the kitchen of The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles following his win of the 1968 Democratic Party presidential primaries in California.

  18. Bonhoeffer

    Bonhoeffer (2003)


  19. Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X

    Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X (1994)

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  20. Chapter 27

    Chapter 27 (2007)


    Chapter 27 is a 2007 biographical film depicting the murder of John Lennon by Mark David Chapman. It was written and directed by Jarrett Schaefer, based on the book Let Me Take You Down by Jack Jones, produced by Robert Salerno, and stars Jared Leto. The film takes place in December 1980, and is intended to be an exploration of Chapman's psyche.

  21. Crossplot

    Crossplot (1969)


    Crossplot is a 1969 film starring Roger Moore. Belgian actress Claudie Lange was also featured in her largest English-speaking role. Bernard Lee, famous for his role as M in the James Bond films, also appeared.

  22. Cuba Crossing

    Cuba Crossing (1980)


    Cuba Crossing aka Assignment: Kill Castro is a 1980 action film directed by Chuck Workman and distributed by Troma Entertainment. The plot features Robert Vaughn, Stuart Whitman, and Michael V. Gazzo as adventurers who get caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro.

  23. Dak miu mai shing

    Dak miu mai shing (2001)


    The Accidental Spy is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts action film, starring Jackie Chan and directed by Teddy Chan. Filming took place in Seoul, Hong Kong, Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey.

  24. Death of a President

    Death of a President (2006)


    Death of a President is a 2006 British high concept political thriller film about the fictional assassination of George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President, on 19 October 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. The film is presented as a future history mockumentary and uses actors, archival video footage as well as computer-generated special effects to present the hypothetical aftermath the event had on civil liberties, racial profiling, journalistic sensationalism and foreign policy.

  25. Deathwork

    Deathwork (1971)


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