Gerard Butler made his debut in the 1997 British drama film ‘Mrs Brown’ directed by John Madden. The film was praised by critics and earned a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That same year, he also starred in the Roger Spottiswoode-directed spy film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ where he played the role of a Seaman. The film received mixed reviews from critics but performed well at the box office, grossing over $333 million on a $110 million budget. He next appeared in films like ‘Tale of the Mummy’ (1998), ‘The Cherry Orchard’ (1999), ‘Dracula 2000’ (2000), ‘Harrison's Flowers’ (2001), ‘Shooters’ (2002), ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life’ (2003), ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (2004), ‘The Game of Their Lives’ (2005), ‘Beowulf & Grendel’ (2005), and ‘Shadow Company’ (2006). He portrayed ‘King Leonidas’ in the 2006 American epic historical action film ‘300’ directed by Zack Snyder. While the film opened to a mixed critical reception, it turned out to be a major financial success and grossed over $456.1 million on a budget of $60–65 million. The following year, he appeared in the American romantic drama film ‘P.S. I Love You’ directed by Richard LaGravenese. The film, despite being universally panned by critics, was a major commercial success and grossed over $156.8 million on a budget of $30 million.
He was next seen in films such as ‘Nim's Island’ (2008), ‘Tales of the Black Freighter’ (2009), ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ (2009), ‘The Bounty Hunter’ (2010), ‘Coriolanus’ (2011), ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ (2011), ’Chasing Mavericks’ (2012), ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ (2013), ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ (2014), ‘Gods of Egypt’ (2016), ‘A Family Man’ (2016), ‘Geostorm’ (2017), ‘Den of Thieves’ (2018), ‘Angel Has Fallen’ (2019), ‘Greenland’ (2020), and ‘Copshop’ (2021). He was last seen in the 2022 American action thriller film ‘Last Seen Alive’ directed by Brian Goodman. He will be next seen in the upcoming American action-thriller film ‘The Plane.’
A retelling of actual events during the Persian War, 300 is based on a graphic novel of the same name. It tells the tale of invading Persian forces under King Xerxes—who are trying to conquer Greece—and their face-off against the Spartan King and 300 of his loyal followers.
The thriller sees family man Clyde Alexander Shelton turn into a one-man vigilante army after his family is murdered in front of him in a home invasion. He not only takes revenge on the killers but exposes the broken justice system by going on a killing spree until he is stopped by attorney Nick Rice.
Russian businessman Uri Omovich stages a real estate scam involving millions of dollars with the help of London mob boss Lenny Cole. However, Omovich's corrupt accountant Stella leaks inside information attracting the attention of every schemer within the dark London underworld who double-crosses each other to get rich quick in the ensuing chaos.
The masked Phantom of the Opera is a musical genius with a bitter heart and a deformed face who mentors young chorus singer, Christine, and forces the opera crew to cast her in key roles. However, when he finds out that Christine and the theater's new patron, Viscount Raoul, are in love, he plans to abduct and marry her.
After her beloved husband, Prince Albert, passes away, Queen Victoria is heartbroken and finds her life miserable. She starts avoiding the common masses and decides to move to a secluded place.
Chasing Mavericks is a sports drama film, which tells the story of Jay Moriarty, a young surfer, whose goal is to ride the Mavericks, one of the world’s biggest tidal waves. In order to help him reach his goal, he takes the help of a local surfing legend.
After her husband Gerry dies of a brain tumor, Holly loses the will to live despite attempts by family members and friends to cheer her up. However, starting on her 30th birthday, she begins receiving a series of messages from Gerry that he had previously prepared to guide her towards a journey of rediscovery.
Released in some countries as Criminal Squad, the film focuses on the clash between an elite LASD unit, led by Nick O’Brien and a gang of former MARSOC Marines led by recently paroled Ray Merrimen after the latter pulls out a daring heist. Giving them a chase O’Brien is finally able to kill Merrimen, only to find that the mastermind is somebody else
It is based on the true story of former gang biker turned preacher Sam Childers. Sam witnesses the atrocities committed by the militia organization Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, who turn hundreds of children into orphans and abduct them. He decides to take up arms, rescue children kidnapped by the LRA and build a protected orphanage.
Butterfly on a Wheel is a crime drama thriller film, which tells the story of Neil and Abby, who live a perfect life with their daughter Sophie. However, things change when Sophie is kidnapped, and they are asked to perform certain tasks which include committing a murder, if they ever want to see their daughter again.
When the Russian President gets kidnapped by a rogue general, an American submarine captain along with a group of US Navy Seals, decide to start an operation to rescue and free him.
A United States Secret Service agent, who was removed from the presidential detail after a failure, fights to save the president when the White House is attacked by a North Korean guerilla outfit. Olympus Has Fallen is the first of the Fallen film series.
After Chinese government denies him broadcast rights in the country, news tycoon Elliot Carver plans to instigate a war-like situation between Britain and China using his news empire. Along with Chinese agent Wai Lin, Bond investigates the sinking of a British warship in Chinese waters and finds out that one of its cruise missiles is missing.
Abby Richter’s morning show isn’t doing well and to boost ratings, the TV station employs Mike Chadway to host a small segment in the show. Mike’s view on romance disgust Abby, but she agrees to work with him and take his advice to win over her dream man, Colin. The outcome; however, is unexpected.
Secret Service agent Mike Banning is recommended promotion to the position of Director of the Secret Service by the President. However, Mike hides the fact that he suffers from migraines, chronic back pain and insomnia and is dependent on painkillers. Things take a turn when Mike is falsely accused of carrying out an attack on the president during a fishing trip. He is sent to a detention facility, but Mike manages to escape.
At a young age, Quinn witnesses the awakening of fire-breathing dragons and the subsequent death of his mother while protecting him. Two decades later, Quinn is responsible for protecting a group of people from the dragons who have destroyed much of humanity. There appears to be little hope, but when dragon Slayer Van Zan arrives, the two get together to face the powerful monster.
Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, this film tells the story of a Roman General Coriolanus who fails to win the support of his people. After he is banished, he swears revenge and allies with the enemies instead.
Young Nim Rusoe, who lives on an isolated island with her scientist father, befriends animals and reads ‘Alex Rover’ adventure books. When her father doesn’t return from sea, a worried Nim writes to Alex Rover for help, unaware that Alex is an agoraphobic woman, Alexandra. Finding courage from their fictional hero, Nim waits for help while Alexandra undertakes long journey to reach Nim.
Following the sudden death of the British Prime Minister, the G7 leaders attend his funeral in London, but become the target of a coordinated attack by terrorists that only the US President survives. Still being pursued by the terrorists, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning must work together with an MI-6 agent to ensure the safety of the President.
In future, computer programmer Ken Castle creates a mind control game wherein death row convicts fight for their freedom; but they are controlled by their users. The champions here are John Kable Tillman and his handler Simon. Kable realises that to get back to his normal life, he must escape the game and reveal to the world Castle’s plan to control the entire country with his technology.
In order to bond with his son, former soccer star George Dryer starts to coach a boys’ football team. However, this proves difficult as the attractive mothers of his students try to pursue him at every turn.
While excavating a site in France, Professor Johnston finds some discrepancies and travels to USA to consult with his sponsor. Shortly his team members find his bifocals and a note begging for help; both of which date back to fourteenth century. When contacted, the sponsor tells them that to find Johnson they too must travel back in time. All but one agree.
The sequel to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider follows badass archeologist Lara Croft on her quest to find Pandora’s box which contains deadly organisms capable of killing millions. She is in a race against time to stop criminals Jonathan Reiss and Chen Lo from finding and using the box for evil.
The Bounty Hunter is a romantic comedy that revolves around a cop-turned-bounty hunter entrusted with bringing to court his ex-wife, an investigative reporter, who has violated the terms of her bail. Starring Jennifer Anniston and Gerard Butler, the film takes an action-packed turn when the couple decides to put aside their differences and investigate a narcotics and gambling story.
Jealous Set, the God of darkness and violence, kills his brother Osiris at the coronation of Osiris's son Horus, and seizing the throne of Egypt, declares that humans have to pay riches to pass into afterlife. A young thief named Bek attempts to retrieve the eyes of exiled god Horus in exchange for his girlfriend's life.
An intricate system of climate-controlling satellites called the ‘Dutch Boy’ starts malfunctioning and creating natural disasters all over the world. When its chief architect Jake Lawson is called back to investigate and fix the issue, he discovers a much deeper conspiracy that endangers not only his life but the entire planet.
This supernatural action horror film tells the story of a group of thieves who break into a high-security vault expecting to find painting, but instead they find a crypt that has been unopened for 100 years. They open it, only to unleash the ancient terror of Count Dracula.
An unsuccessful screenwriter, pitches in shockingly outrageous story ideas to a studio executive in this anthology comprising fourteen interlinked short films. It is directed by twelve different directors and stars famous Hollywood names.
On the Island of Berk, a young Viking, Hiccup wishes to join the fight against dragons and protect his village. However, he is deemed unfit for the role by his father. He still manages to capture a dragon, only to realise that he has no desire to kill it. The two instead become friends and Hiccup learns more about dragons and why they attack.
The sequel to the beloved children’s classic How to Train Your Dragon (2010), the movie finds Hiccup and Toothless and their friends united against the power-hungry warlord Drago Bludvist. Hiccup must not only rescue the dragons from Drago’s army but reunite with his mother Valka, Stoic’s long-lost wife.
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