Favorite Action Filmsby linwoodstorm | created - 23 Aug 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
The official list of Electronic Jack a.k.a. Linwood Storm's list of "Favorite Action Films". Presenting many inspirational photoplay that has influenced the GCUniverse. No particular order in "Best to Worst" is given.
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1. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.
Votes: 130,012 | Gross: $71.96M
2. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.
Votes: 57,506 | Gross: $0.01M
3. Oldboy (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 478,423 | Gross: $0.71M
4. Snowpiercer (2013)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
Votes: 258,491 | Gross: $4.56M
5. The Raid 2 (2014)
R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.
Votes: 107,891 | Gross: $2.63M
7. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006 Video)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges.
9. Police Story (1985)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.
Votes: 26,448 | Gross: $0.11M
12. The Killer (1989)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.
16. The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Fantasy
Before the West entered World War II, a Japanese death cult called the Temple of Hades is ordered to aid in the spiritual destruction of China. Their method - abduct their enemies' children... See full summary »
17. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,389 | Gross: $0.05M
18. Fatal Contact (2006)
110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.
19. SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes.
20. Death Sentence (2007)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.
Votes: 66,997 | Gross: $9.53M
21. The Protector (2005)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.
Votes: 34,107 | Gross: $11.91M
22. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Votes: 68,859 | Gross: $4.56M
23. Bushido Man (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action
Toramaru, lord of integrated martial arts Mugen-ga-ryu, ends his training journey and visits his master, Gensai. "You have to duel with every martial arts master and win, in order to obtain... See full summary »
24. District B13 (2004)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and an ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Votes: 64,212 | Gross: $1.20M
25. District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
Votes: 41,823 | Gross: $0.04M
26. The City of Violence (2006)
92 min | Action
Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan... See full summary »
27. Wanted (2008)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.
Votes: 347,949 | Gross: $134.51M
28. Raze (2013)
R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror
Raze, a horror/action film, focuses on two abducted women & 50 other women who are forced to fight each other using their bare hands.
Votes: 5,536 | Gross: $0.00M
29. 2 Guns (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.
Votes: 186,674 | Gross: $75.61M
32. Shooter (I) (2007)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.
Votes: 298,225 | Gross: $47.00M
33. Jack Reacher (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
Votes: 292,804 | Gross: $80.07M
34. From Paris with Love (2010)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.
Votes: 108,932 | Gross: $23.98M
35. The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
When Sandy, a call girl at "The Naked Eye", ends up dead, her friend and only ally in the world, Jake, goes on a manhunt to find out who killed her.
Votes: 1,959 | Gross: $0.02M
36. The Tournament (2009)
R | 95 min | Action, Thriller
A tournament is watched by dozens of wealthy men betting on which one of the 30 assassins will survive the next 24 hours "kill or die" and claim the USD10,000,000 prize. It takes place in an English town with plenty of CCTVs.
37. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.
Votes: 18,568 | Gross: $0.01M
38. A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Votes: 107,818 | Gross: $26.31M
39. God Bless America (2011)
R | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.
Votes: 66,645 | Gross: $0.12M
40. Azumi (2003)
Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.
41. Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)
Not Rated | 108 min | Action
Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, ... See full summary »
42. Repo Men (2010)
R | 111 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.
Votes: 97,752 | Gross: $13.79M
43. John Wick (2014)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.
Votes: 493,090 | Gross: $43.04M
44. The Equalizer (2014)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life, before he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters and can't stand idly by.
Votes: 313,623 | Gross: $101.53M
45. Legendary Assassin (2008)
R | 89 min | Action, Romance, Thriller