Best Action/Thriller TV-Show Episodes

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1. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: Year's End (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Oliver Queen attempts to track down a mysterious copycat vigilante who is killing people on the list.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey

Votes: 3,931

2. Fugitives (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2011)

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Series Premiere. Four men are recruited by a powerful cartel to transport drugs from Bolivia to Chile. When the operation turns out to be an ambush, the four become fugitives without even knowing who they are running from.

Directors: Jonathan Jakubowicz, Pablo Larraín | Stars: Néstor Cantillana, Francisco Reyes, Benjamín Vicuña, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 42

3. Fugitives (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2011)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After the ambush, the fugitives take hostage the only survivor from the port: the son of the drug trafficker who may be responsible for the deaths of their relatives.

Directors: Jonathan Jakubowicz, Pablo Larraín, Javier 'Fox' Patrón | Stars: Néstor Cantillana, Francisco Reyes, Benjamín Vicuña, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 28

4. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (2002)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack is taken into custody by the Secret Service after he stops the assassination. He quickly escapes in order to check on another name from the key card. Palmer tries to deal with the assassination attempt.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert

Votes: 1,272

5. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack sends out a warning that CTU is the target of a terrorist attack. Director Mason leaves CTU to personally check up on a lead on the nuclear bomb's location.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 1,065

6. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2002)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

CTU is attacked and faces serious casualties. Jack discovers who gave Joseph Wald the schematics for CTU. President Palmer fires Rayburn after Kresge tells him about the 30-minute gap between Jack's warning and the bomb explosion.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 1,026

7. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2002)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Mason and Jack make preparations to interrogate an old enemy who gave the terrorists access to CTU. Tony goes to the Warner household to check up on Reza's possible connection to Syed Ali.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Elisha Cuthbert, Sarah Wynter, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 1,007

8. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2002)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack takes charge of the Nina Meyers interrogation. Sherry returns with information on the conspiracy against President Palmer.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 997

9. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2002)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack boards a plane with Nina Meyers and several FBI agents because they have to meet a contact in Visalia,California who has info on the bomb's location. Nina tries to escape after meeting... See full summary »

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 1,007

10. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack and Nina try to get more information out of her contact on the way back to LA. Tony learns of Bob Warner's status as a CIA contractor. Stanton expresses concerns about Sherry's presence as she tries to make a deal with a detained reporter.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 983

11. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The plane carrying Jack and Nina is shot down and together they must fight off a group of soldiers. Mason plays Bob Warner against Reza to find out which one working with the terrorists. ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Charters | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 1,009

12. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack is captured by Nina Meyers and used as leverage in an attempt to get a presidential pardon. President Palmer learns the identity of one of the conspirators in his administration. After... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Charters | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 985

13. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Kate Warner leads Jack on mission to locate and id Syed Ali. President Palmer places Stanton under arrest and makes an out of character decision on how to handle the interrogation. CTU ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 977

14. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack tries to get information out of Syed Ali. Mason gets Bob Warner to reveal some previously classified history on Marie that paints Reza's murder in a new light. Lynne Kresge becomes suspicious of Sherry.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 998

15. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack discovers the bodies of six additional Coral Snake Commandos as a Tactical Team gets closer to the bomb's location. Division sends in Brad Hammond to look into CTU LA's situation. ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 979

16. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack and Kate try to get Marie to reveal the exact location of the bomb in the airfield. Mason steps down as Director after his condition worsens. President Palmer confronts Sherry.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 978

17. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack must deal with the nuclear bomb at the airport. CTU discovers a recording implicating that Sayed Ali is supported by three presidents of Middle-Eastern countries.

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 1,236

18. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack gets back to CTU after the bomb exploded. The situation there is tense since Tony became head of the Unit, especially when a key witness is assassinated. President Palmer and his staff... See full summary »

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 956

19. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack and Kate leave CTU to meet with the lone surviving member of the Coral Snake Commandos who says he has evidence that the tape is fake. President Palmer wants to wait and see what Jack finds out before launching a retaliatory strike.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 946

20. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack, Kate, and Yousef try to get Wallace to a hospital after he gets shot by unknown assailants. President Palmer tries to deal with civil unrest as Muslim communities across the country are targeted.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 961

21. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack is captured by a group of men working for an oil magnate named Peter Kingsley who's looking to capitalize on the coming war. Lynne Kresge discovers that Vice-President Prescott is ... See full summary »

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 969

22. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack tries to escape from the Kingsley's men after being tortured. Lynn Kresge tries to warn President Palmer about VP Prescott. Regional Director Ryan Chappelle returns to CTU and exerts his authority. Kate tries to retrieve the stolen computer chip. President Palmer begins to suspect something is wrong when Prescott won't return his phone calls.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 966

23. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After saving Kate from her attackers Jack heads to meet Alex Hewitt who may be the person who designed the computer chip. President Palmer's ability to the run the country is questioned when the Vice-President and members of the cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment.

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 960

24. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack discovers that Shery Palmer is somehow involved in the conspiracy when he tries to talk to Alex Hewitt. Tony and Michelle make a critical decision on how to handle the Chappelle situation.

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 948

25. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack has Sherry contact Peter Kingsley who turns out to be the mastermind behind the tape. Mike Novick realizes that he has made a huge error in judgment in supporting Prescott. Deputy ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 955

26. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack and Sherry head to LA Coliseum to meet Peter Kingsley. Upon hearing evidence via the live audio feed, President Prescott aborts the air strike. David Palmer is reinstated as President, and speaks to the nation about the nuclear bomb.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 1,187

27. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Pilot (2011)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A CIA case officer becomes suspicious that a Marine Sergeant war hero rescued after eight years of captivity in Afghanistan, has been turned into a sleeper agent by Al Qaeda.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 3,707

28. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Grace (2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Carrie receives new evidence from an undercover agent and stays glued to the surveillance footage of Brody's home, which reveals a man struggling with his traumatic memories.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,958

29. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Clean Skin (2011)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Brody family reluctantly steps into the spotlight with an exclusive television interview; Carrie and her team close in on an Al Qaeda plot to fund a terrorist attack on the U.S.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,723

30. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Blind Spot (2011)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Brody confronts the lone survivor among the insurgents that held him, but their reunion surprises everyone; the agency is hot on the trail of the lovers who bought a house near the airport with illicit funds.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,514

31. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Semper I (2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The political powers that be make big plans for national hero Brody, but his increasingly erratic behavior threatens his media darling status; Carrie grows desperate for evidence linking Brody with Abu Nazir.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,569

32. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: The Good Soldier (2011)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The CIA orders polygraphs on everyone who came in contact with Nazir's operatives, which Carrie sees as an opportunity to finally learn the truth about Brody.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,507

33. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: The Weekend (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The relationship between Carrie and Brody becomes more complicated when they head into the countryside for the weekend, while Mike and Jessica deal with the fallout of their revelation.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,833

34. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Achilles Heel (2011)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Carrie and Saul reel from the news that Walker is alive as the intelligence community clashes on the best way to capture him; Brody learns a shocking truth about his captivity.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,444

35. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Crossfire (2011)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After his attempt to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody relives his captivity and recommits to his mission; Carrie finds herself in the middle of a public relations nightmare after the mosque shooting.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,403

36. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Representative Brody (2011)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Carrie and Saul identify Walker's contact in Washington but their target has diplomatic immunity; Brody is approached to run for a disgraced congressman's seat in the House of Representatives.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,404

37. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: The Vest (2011)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Saul finds Carrie hospitalized and manic, but realizes her chaotic theories have merit; before his congressional campaign begins, Brody takes his family on a weekend trip to Gettysburg.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,545

38. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Marine One (2011)

TV-MA | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Carrie is near catatonic, Saul investigates her unsettling timeline; Brody makes final preparations for the Vice President's policy summit at the State Department.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 3,361

39. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: The Smile (2012)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Months after undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy, former CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) has made strides towards mental health but her progress is threatened when an asset from her former life comes in from the cold.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,860

40. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Beirut Is Back (2012)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Against the advice of her family, Carrie becomes involved in an operation that may rid the world of Abu Nazir once and for all. Meanwhile, Mike questions the nature of the events surrounding the shooting of Elizabeth Gaines.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,831

41. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: State of Independence (2012)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Fresh from her adventures in Beirut, a restless Carrie prepares for what she hopes will be a triumphant return to the CIA. Meanwhile, Brody attempts a last minute extraction of the Gettysburg bomb maker.

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,463

42. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: New Car Smell (2012)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Following a debrief from Saul, a stunned Estes authorizes a covert operation to investigate intel recovered in Beirut. Brody, still reeling from his misadventures with the bomb maker, gets another shock when he runs into Carrie.

Director: David Semel | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,567

43. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Q&A (2012)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Brody finds himself prisoner again, but this time it's on American soil. Meanwhile, Carrie is forced to play second fiddle after her rash judgment call at the hotel as Estes is busy keeping Jessica off their trail.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,943

44. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: A Gettysburg Address (2012)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dana visits the hospital and is shocked by what she sees there. Faber gets tangled up with the CIA when he asks one too many questions about Tom Walker. Brody agrees to work with Carrie and Quinn to stop an attack.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,298

45. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: A Gettysburg Address (2012)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dana visits the hospital and is shocked by what she sees there. Faber gets tangled up with the CIA when he asks one too many questions about Tom Walker. Brody agrees to work with Carrie and Quinn to stop an attack.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,298

46. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: The Clearing (2012)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Reeling from the ambush, Carrie and the team struggle to regain control of their operation while Brody and his family attend a fundraiser. Saul visits Aileen in prison, hoping she'll provide key intelligence on the attack.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,184

47. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: I'll Fly Away (2012)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Brody heads towards a serious meltdown as he struggles to keep his complicated alliances clear. Against Quinn's orders, Carrie stages a risky intervention to keep Brody in line.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,207

48. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Two Hats (2012)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery