Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001): A Guilty Pleasure

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Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Guilty Pleasure Qualities:

Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous portrayal of Lara Croft. Corny dialogue. Ludicrous plot. A young James Bond (Daniel Craig). Cool visual effects.

Guilty Pleasure Level:

Low (Revisited one every two or three years)


Simon West


  • Angelina Jolie (as Lara Croft)
  • Daniel Craig (as Alex West)
  • Jon Voight (as Lord Richard Croft)
  • Iain Glen (as Manfred Powell)
  • Noah Taylor(as Bryce)


1 hour and 40 minutes


Action / Adventure / Fantasy

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