Amazon’s put some terrific Action/Adventure and Thriller movies on sale in the Amazon Video store. Pricing shown below is current as of this writing (2/1/16). Descriptions are from IMDB.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99 to rent in SD / $4.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD or HD)
In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin.
Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby’s father’s scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb.
Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. – Written by Kenneth Chisholm
San Andreas (PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99 to rent in SD / $4.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD or HD)
In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history.
Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos.
Ray’s estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. – Written by The Twiz
Gone Girl (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99 to own in SD or HD)
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing.
Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble.
Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? – Written by Twentieth Century Fox
An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission.
Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt).
And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy! – Written by Warner Bros. Pictures
No Escape (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99 to rent in SD / $4.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD or HD)
The American engineer Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) is expatriated to Southeast Asia to work in the water plant of his company. He travels with his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and their daughters Lucy and Beeze and befriends the English Hammond at the airport.
Nobody from his company comes to take Jack and his family to the hotel and he accepts the ride offered by an Englishman, Hammond (Pierce Brosnan)…[at the hotel] Jack notes that the television, telephone, Internet and cellular do not work and the front desk explains that they are facing problems.
On the next morning, Jack walks to the market to buy a newspaper, he discovers that there is a revolution in the country and the rebels are executing foreigners. Now his only hope is to reach the American Embassy with his family. But the rebels are everywhere and Jack does not speak or read the language of the country. – Written by Claudio Carvalho