Top 30 action movies out there

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1.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Absolutely the best SF/Action movie ever. Great cast and crew, great screenplay, great directing, great CGI. When you watch it even today it has almost perfect visual effects. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
2.
Bad Boys II (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel. (147 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ A rare case in action movies where the sequel is better than the prequel. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
3.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life. (118 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
“ Some of the best car chases on screen. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
4.
Mad Max (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ An absolute classic. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
5.
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building. (128 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ The most interesting installment of this franchise. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
6.
Face/Off (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Probably the best John Woo film ever. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
7.
The Rock (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Michael Bay at his best. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
8.
The Killer (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ The best John Woo's film dating from the Hong Kong era. Chow Yun Fat is great as usual in this one. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
9.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ At that time this was something absolutely new when it comes to the stunts, action scenes and character development. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
10.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Timeless Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
11.
Tango & Cash (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two cops are framed and must clear their names. (104 mins.)
“ One of the best cop movies ever. Too bad they didn't make some sequels. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
12.
Double Impact (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death. (110 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Lettich
“ An absolute pioneer. The first movie ever where the same actor played two characters at the same time. The screenplay is great, the characters are great, the Hong Kong surroundings are great. Just amazing. Definitely the best JCVD movie. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
13.
Hard Boiled (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Chow Yun Fat's and John Woo's try on a Hong Kong Dirty Harry equivalent. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
14.
Magnum Force (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables. (124 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
“ The only Dirty Harry movie which is 100% action, while all the others were thrillers. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
15.
1 chance sur 2 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
“ A French action movie nr1 starring Alain Delon and Jean Paul Belmondo. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
16.
Le marginal (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story is about Commissioner Jordan who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way. (100 mins.)
Director: Jacques Deray
“ A french classic. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
17.
Total Recall (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he? (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Schwarzenegger's yuckiest movie ever. Great though. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
18.
Mission: Impossible (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. (110 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Brian de Palma's masterpiece. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
19.
Marked for Death (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A retired DEA agent is out to hunt down and take out a Jamaican drug posse that has targeted he and his family for murder. (93 mins.)
“ The best Seagal's movie. Underrated and unappreciated enough. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
20.
True Lies (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States. (141 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Schwarzenegger's try out in a spy movie. Cameron did a great job on this one. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
21.
Split Second (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays... (90 mins.)
Director: Tony Maylam
“ Rutger Hauer's take on Satan himself. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
22.
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder... (105 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ The best Bruce Willis' action film excluding Die Hard franchise. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
23.
U.S. Marshals (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder. (131 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
“ Great cat and mouse chase movie. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
24.
End of Days (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ People don't seem to like this one but I find it very interesting. In this film Arnie even cries at one point. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
25.
The Living Daylights (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov. (130 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ The best James Bond film ever. Best music score as well. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
26.
Maximum Risk (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A policeman finds out that he had a twin brother who was killed in a violent altercation. He takes his twin brother's place... (101 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
“ JCVD once said this is his only film that wasn't a BS. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
27.
The A-Team (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ I found it surprisingly good and underestimated. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
28.
GoldenEye (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead. (130 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Second best James Bond film by my humble opinion. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
29.
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe. (119 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ Vin Diesel's best character in a great film. ” - milan_kovacevic-04
 
30.
Casino Royale (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Daniel Craig is absolutely great in this one even though I and so many other thought that it'll be rubbish and were very skeptical. ” - milan_kovacevic-04