The Best Action Movies

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
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 young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ One of the best action\sci-fi movies of all time ” - mellortt
 
2.
Kick-Ass (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ to me this is the best movie of all time it has everything you want in an action movie ” - mellortt
 
3.
The Transporter (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise. (92 mins.)
“ a good action movie ” - mellortt
 
4.
Transporter 2 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official. (87 mins.)
Director: Louis Leterrier
“ just as good as the 1st one ” - mellortt
 
5.
Transporter 3 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective. (104 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton
“ a good film but the weakest of the series ” - mellortt
 
6.
Transformers (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager. (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ a great action movie. the 2nd one is no where as good as this one ” - mellortt
 
7.
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. (147 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ i found this to be a great action movie much better than the 1st one ” - mellortt
 
8.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ it is good action movie ” - mellortt
 
9.
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith. (129 mins.)
“ i didnt think anything of the 2nd matrix but i liked this one ” - mellortt
 
10.
Desperado (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner. (104 mins.)
“ an excellent action movie. robert rodriguez is a great movie director ” - mellortt
 
11.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia. (97 mins.)
“ this is the best resident evil film that has being made. it has more action and has mixed resident evil 5 zombies into it ” - mellortt
 
12.
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C. (128 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ i think this is the best die hard. it is modern and has a very good story line ” - mellortt
 
13.
Rambo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. (92 mins.)
“ this is a great stallone movie he may be old but he can still make great movies ” - mellortt
 
14.
The Expendables (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent. (103 mins.)
“ it is a good old retro style action movie ” - mellortt
 
15.
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
“ another good arnold movie ” - mellortt
 
16.
The Running Man (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
“ a good film about survival ” - mellortt
 
17.
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera". (123 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ i hate the 1st movie. but think this one is good because it has some nice action scenes ” - mellortt
 
18.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response . (126 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ this is the best mission impossible movie in the franchise. i thought it was great after i saw it in the cinemas ” - mellortt
 
19.
Die Another Day (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon. (133 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ a very good bond movie ” - mellortt
 
20.
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
“ a great bond movie but takes more than two viewings to like it ” - mellortt
 
21.
Quantum of Solace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ a good movie but didnt really feel like a bond movie at only 1 hour 50 i felt a bit short changed ” - mellortt
 
22.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ a good thriller\action movie but it didnt feel like an 18 ” - mellortt
 
23.
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 extra-terrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ get to da chopper ” - mellortt
 
24.
Terminator Salvation (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted? (115 mins.)
Director: McG
“ a great terminator movie. mc g did me proud ” - mellortt
 
25.
Iron Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, a billionaire engineer creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ it is a good movie wish i saw it in the cinemas instead of that crappy indiana jones movie ” - mellortt
 
26.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy. (124 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ it was ok but not as good as the 1st one ” - mellortt
 
27.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
“ a great war\action movie ” - mellortt
 
28.
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalties really lie when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy. (106 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ a good action movie ” - mellortt
 
29.
Fast & Furious (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Brian O'Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation. (107 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ another good action movie ” - mellortt
 
30.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America. (104 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ i didnt want to watch it but when i did i thought wow ” - mellortt
 
31.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ a very good action movie. a great batman movie but not as good as original ” - mellortt
 
32.
Machete (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. (105 mins.)
“ wow. this film has everything blood guts,action and sex. another great danny trejo movie ” - mellortt
 
33.
Death Race (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory. (105 mins.)
“ a great jason stathan movie ” - mellortt
 
34.
Death Race 2 (2010 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film. (100 mins.)
Director: Roel Reiné
“ the best direct-to-dvd movie ever ” - mellortt
 
35.
Crank (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops. (88 mins.)
Director: Neveldine, Taylor
“ over the top action film ” - mellortt
 
36.
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working. (96 mins.)
Director: Neveldine, Taylor
“ a good movie but not as good as original. ” - mellortt
 
37.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Davis
“ a great action movie. whenever i think of this i think of carrots ” - mellortt
 
38.
Wanted (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities. (110 mins.)
“ another one of my favourite movies. please make a 2nd one ” - mellortt
 
39.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ a great revenge movie but i didnt think anything of the 2nd movie ” - mellortt
 
40.
Blade (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
“ a great action movie. i used to be scared of it when i was younger but now i think it is just an amazing action film ” - mellortt
 
41.
Blade II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires. (117 mins.)
“ makes the 1st look like rubbish. this was a great movie ” - mellortt