Favorite Action Moviesby iamwidowmaker | created - 24 Aug 2014 | updated - 24 Aug 2014 | Public
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1. Best of the Best (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Votes: 11,251 | Gross: $1.70M
Very cool martial arts film about buddies.
2. Crows Zero (2007)
130 min | Action, Thriller
A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.
Another martial arts film. This one takes place in a school.
3. The Crow (1994)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.
Votes: 157,633 | Gross: $50.69M
My favorite movie ever.
4. The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for the murder of his son.
Votes: 18,270 | Gross: $17.88M
Not as good as the first but nothing is.
5. The Crow: Salvation (2000)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of.
Another revenge flick that changes the hero a bit.
6. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Votes: 48,055 | Gross: $8.08M
Zany, fun, energetic movie.
7. Commando (1985)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.
Votes: 136,545 | Gross: $35.10M
Arnold at his best.
8. Desperado (1995)
R | 104 min | Action, Thriller
A gunslinger's embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Votes: 162,590 | Gross: $25.63M
9. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,241,174 | Gross: $187.71M
Such a good movie. Great acting and script.
10. Young Guns (1988)
R | 107 min | Action, Western
A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Votes: 51,159 | Gross: $45.66M
Westerns usually are not my thing but this one is good.
11. Young Guns II (1990)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Western
In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.
Votes: 28,974 | Gross: $44.14M
This ones better then the first but you should watch the previous one first.
12. Battle Royale (2000)
Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Violent and gritty.
13. Doomsday (2008)
R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
Votes: 69,852 | Gross: $10.96M
A post apocalyptic gem.
14. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.
Votes: 115,127 | Gross: $11.10M
One of the craziest movies ever!
15. Sin City (2005)
R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.
Votes: 720,730 | Gross: $74.10M
As though your watching the graphic novel come out of the pages.
16. Mad Max (1979)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Votes: 179,640 | Gross: $8.75M
One of the best post apocalyptic movies there is.
17. Gangs of New York (2002)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Votes: 378,500 | Gross: $77.81M
Everything about this movie is great.
18. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.
Votes: 157,087 | Gross: $12.47M
Very cool. This movie amps up the action.
19. Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Star-crossed lovers must fight on opposing sides in a battle that will determine the next Shogun.
This almost lives up to the anime.
20. The Warriors (1979)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.
Votes: 87,270 | Gross: $22.49M
You wonder what crazy gang is coming next.
21. Death Proof (2007)
Not Rated | 113 min | Thriller
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.
Kurt Russell is the best bad guy in this.
22. The Last Samurai (2003)
R | 154 min | Action, Drama, War
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Votes: 375,618 | Gross: $111.11M
Such a great story of warriors and their bonds.
23. Escape from L.A. (1996)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.
Votes: 65,422 | Gross: $25.48M
Fun as only Snake can supply.
24. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 114,593 | Gross: $25.24M
More Snake fun.
25. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Votes: 967,548 | Gross: $70.51M
Rebellion and anarchy.
26. The Great Yokai War (2005)
PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.
The effects and all the Yokai are so cool.
27. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.
Votes: 159,415 | Gross: $66.47M
This movie needs a sequel and prequel.
28. Ironclad (2011)
R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History
In thirteenth century England, a Knights Templar and few of the Barons men, fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.
A true brother-in-arms movie.
29. A Man Apart (2003)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.
Votes: 42,801 | Gross: $26.18M
30. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 312,125 | Gross: $77.91M
Denzel killed it.
31. The Punisher (2004)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.
Votes: 144,007 | Gross: $33.68M
Not quite the vision of the Punisher I had but still very good.
32. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.
Votes: 79,717 | Gross: $135.27M
Ninjas, Turtles, and Pizza!
33. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.
34. Jungleground (1995)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Roddy Piper portrays a police Lt. working undercover in the so-called Jungleground. His sting operation goes bad and as a result he is caught. Young Odin, his captor and would be drug lord ... See full summary »
I just like Roddy Piper kicking peoples ass.
35. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Votes: 928,615 | Gross: $70.10M
36. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
Votes: 633,257 | Gross: $66.21M
Just as great.
37. The Monster Squad (1987)
PG-13 | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.
Votes: 25,546 | Gross: $3.77M
Such a cool way to bring all the classic movie monsters together and make it good.
38. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,203,712 | Gross: $623.36M
Epic movie with epic effects.
39. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,687,239 | Gross: $107.93M
The definition of cool.
40. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 849,745 | Gross: $2.83M
Best heist movie ever.
41. The Rescue (1988)
PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of kids venture into enemy territory in an ambitious attempt to rescue their Navy Seal fathers who were captured during a failed mission in North Korea.
Votes: 1,053 | Gross: $5.86M
Haven't seen this one in a while but it was very good.
42. Toy Soldiers (1991)
R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them.
Votes: 18,574 | Gross: $15.07M
Great movie about boarding school kids fighting back against their captors.
43. Six-String Samurai (1998)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai on his way to Lost Vegas takes a young orphan boy under his protection as Death and his metalhead Horsemen chase after them.
Votes: 6,484 | Gross: $0.12M
Buddy Holly with a sword...wicked.
44. Streets of Fire (1984)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.
Votes: 16,451 | Gross: $8.09M
What a gem.
45. Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf (2009)
Unrated | 92 min | Action, Western
Blind Swordsman vs. Seven Assassins. A classic tale of revenge.
46. The Warrior's Way (2010)
R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Western
A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.
Votes: 24,505 | Gross: $5.66M
Cool east meets west movie.