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1. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 155,456 | Gross: $12.47M

2. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 177,666 | Gross: $8.75M

3. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 118,611 | Gross: $36.20M

4. Hardware (1990)

R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Carl McCoy

Votes: 11,709 | Gross: $5.73M

5. Digital Man (1995)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Ken Olandt, Kristen Dalton, Adam Baldwin, Matthias Hues

Votes: 545

6. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,492

7. A.P.E.X. (1994)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In postapocalyptic war-torn 2073, a scientist from another timeline must help a resistance group stop the army of indestructible A.P.E.X. terminator robots he'd mistakenly created, even if it means risking erasing himself from existence.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Richard Keats, Mitchell Cox, Lisa Ann Russell, Marcus Aurelius

Votes: 976 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Cyborg Cop (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Ex-D.E.A. Agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: David Bradley, John Rhys-Davies, Todd Jensen, Alonna Shaw

Votes: 957

9. Velocity Trap (1999)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A cop framed for murder is the only one not in cryosleep when a team of thieves boards the armored treasury spaceship he's on to steal its load - 40 billion universal dollars - and then ram the ship into a comet to cover their tracks.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Alicia Coppola, Ken Olandt, Jorja Fox

Votes: 731

10. Interceptor Force (1999)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the near future, the government has created an elite team of soldiers specially trained in the event of a hostile alien encounter. A multi-national force of the world's best, they are ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Brad Dourif, Ernie Hudson, William Zabka

Votes: 746

11. Interceptor Force 2 (2002 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the not too distant future a new team of specially trained government soldiers called an Interception Team contend with the latest hostile alien encounter. When an alien scout ship ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Roger Cross, Adrienne Wilkinson, Elizabeth Gracen

Votes: 470

12. High Voltage (1998)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A bank, where Bruce Lee's daughter plays manager, is a Vietnamese mob front. When a group aborts their try,mobsters try to kill them. Much gun play,but robbers and bank manager, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Shannon Lee, William Zabka, Lochlyn Munro

Votes: 480

13. Falcon Down (2001 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

U.S. Air force officer Hank Thomas attempts to expose a military cover-up after a civiian airliner crashes.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Dale Midkiff, William Shatner, Judd Nelson, Jennifer Rubin

Votes: 526

14. Mindstorm (II) (2001)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi

It began 25 years age as a covert us/soviet military experiment. Codename:Mindstorm Purpose:To enhance and harness human telepathic and telekinetic powers for combat purposes. Of five ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Cox | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Victor Browne, William Zabka, Rositza Chorbadjiska

Votes: 316

15. Shootfighter II (1996)

R | 95 min | Action

Shingo & the boys (Nick & Ruben) are blackmailed into helping Rawlins infiltrate an underground shootfighting ring in an attempt

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Bolo Yeung, William Zabka, Michael Bernardo, Chase Randolph

Votes: 517

16. TC 2000 (1993)

91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive.... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Billy Blanks, Bolo Yeung, Jalal Merhi, Bobbie Phillips

Votes: 904

17. Tiger Claws (1991)

R | 92 min | Action

The police do not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for ... See full summary »

Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Nick Dibley, Fern Figueiredo, Jack Vorvis

Votes: 613

18. Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)

R | 100 min | Action

Fight matches, that end when a man is either unconscious or dead, are fought in Tijuana. 2 naive friends, hoping to make a quick buck, go there. One owes money to a loan shark - giving them plenty of practice in no rule fights.

Director: Patrick Alan | Stars: Bolo Yeung, Maryam d'Abo, William Zabka, Michael Bernardo

Votes: 948

19. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

39 Metascore

On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Larry Poindexter, Gary Conway

Votes: 7,373 | Gross: $4.00M

20. American Ninja (1985)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

20 Metascore

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock

Votes: 12,616 | Gross: $10.50M

21. American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama

The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.

Director: Cedric Sundstrom | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, James Booth, Dwayne Alexandre

Votes: 4,075 | Gross: $0.36M

22. American Ninja 5 (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

When a scientists daughter is kidnapped, American Ninja (David Bradley), attempts to find her, but this time he teams up with a youngster he has trained in the ways of the ninja.

Director: Bob Bralver | Stars: David Bradley, Lee Reyes, Anne Dupont, Pat Morita

Votes: 3,608

23. American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no ... See full summary »

Director: Cedric Sundstrom | Stars: David Bradley, Steve James, Marjoe Gortner, Michele B. Chan

Votes: 4,452 | Gross: $0.90M

24. American Samurai (1992)

R | 94 min | Action

An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: David Bradley, Mark Dacascos, Valarie Trapp, Rex Ryon

Votes: 1,643

25. Only the Strong (1993)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Drama

Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Stacey Travis, Geoffrey Lewis, Paco Christian Prieto

Votes: 5,164 | Gross: $3.27M

26. The Base (1999 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

In a U.S. army base, a senior army officer leads a group of young men into drug trafficking.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Tim Abell, Paula Trickey, Noah Blake

Votes: 786

27. Instinct to Kill (2001)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at ... See full summary »

Director: Gustavo Graef Marino | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Missy Crider, Tim Abell, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 600

28. Sanctuary (I) (1998)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realises how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of their activities with him). He now lives as a priest until the group start to get close to tracking him down.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Jaimz Woolvett, Kylie Travis, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 580

29. China Strike Force (2000)

R | 103 min | Action

Assassination at a charity event in Shanghai has 2 cops follow and fighting the assassin or follow a cute, Japanese woman pick-pocketing the victim. Drugs are involved. Chases with motorcycles, race-cars and helicopter follow.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Norika Fujiwara, Leehom Wang, Ruby Lin

Votes: 1,636

30. Drive (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

Director: Steve Wang | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 4,954

31. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A woman sees an assassin outside San Francisco killing yakuza men and later in Vancouver. She's been told that he leaves no witness. Will she be his next victim or...?

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 10,907

32. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

57 Metascore

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 59,014 | Gross: $11.26M

33. Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Horror

Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee, Camille Natta

Votes: 18,470

34. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

53 Metascore

A French cop gets 2 months leave for getting results too violently. His Japanese girlfriend, who vanished 19 years ago, has died and he flies Paris to Tokyo for her funeral and will full of surprises. The Yakuza meets his brutal ways.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 34,670 | Gross: $0.08M

35. 22 Bullets (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

Director: Richard Berry | Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marina Foïs

Votes: 30,468

36. Empire of the Wolves (2005)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A disgraced policeman helps a young detective to hunt down a serial killer who targets Turkish women in Paris.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Jean Reno, Arly Jover, Jocelyn Quivrin, Laura Morante

Votes: 10,620

37. L'enquête corse (2004)

G | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Rémi François is a detective who is hired to find Ange Leoni, a Corsican who apparently has inherited a 2 million euros house.

Director: Alain Berbérian | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Caterina Murino, Didier Flamand

Votes: 3,410

38. U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

47 Metascore

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan, who has been accused of a double-murder.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 89,364 | Gross: $57.17M

39. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 168,031 | Gross: $172.96M

40. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 258,411 | Gross: $101.12M

41. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 294,284 | Gross: $134.07M

42. Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

35 Metascore

A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal fifty cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, T.J. Cross

Votes: 246,791 | Gross: $101.65M

43. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 207,974 | Gross: $65.81M

44. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 207,370 | Gross: $138.61M

45. Sabotage (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Former special services agent plays an intricate game of chess involving several federal agencies. Queen takes pawn.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Graham Greene

Votes: 1,265

46. Chaos (2016 Video)

Action, Thriller

A montage of Chris Tasara's directing.

Director: Chris Tasara | Stars: Brandon Brown, John Bruce, Jack Carlisle, Anna Clols

Votes: 12

47. Gun Woman (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Thriller

A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.

Director: Kurando Mitsutake | Stars: Jennifer Mullaney, Matthew Floyd Miller, Dean Simone, Noriaki Kamata

Votes: 2,879

48. The Chaser (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Yoon-Seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, Yoo-Jeong Kim

Votes: 49,985