Some of the key scenes in North By Northwest could easily be considered action movie like. And sometimes what makes a movie a Thriller can make it an action movie too! North By Northwest is just an early example of what eventually becomes the genre "an Action movie". I would call it a Thriller/Action movie. But it is not just a pure Action movie. It is out on a remastered DVD, check it out sometime soon Modesty. Hitchcock & Cary Grant aren't a bad combination.Originally posted by Modesty
For me, anything cathegorized as "drama" is out! (I.e. Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure, Seven Samurai). Note also that North by Northwest is not cathegorized as "action" at all... (told you so.... .