Top 30 Best Action Movies by Liakotby liakot_a | created - 26 Apr 2011 | updated - 26 Apr 2011 | Public
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1. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 820,216 | Gross: $46.84M
My No. 1 Has to be Goodfellas. Great acting, great stroytelling, great direction, Brilliant Movie
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,878,373 | Gross: $534.86M
3. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,301,190 | Gross: $134.97M
THE LEGEND OF MOVIES
4. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 604,418 | Gross: $45.60M
LOVE THIS MOVIE
5. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 375,699 | Gross: $42.44M
6. Con Air (1997)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
Votes: 242,618 | Gross: $101.12M
7. Die xue jie tou (1990)
Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Powerful, Hard hitting Action movie from director John Woo. His personal favourite and mine too
8. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 982,665 | Gross: $132.38M
A great re make of HK Movie infernal Affairs. Great Acting, Great Action, Great Direction. Great MOVIE
9. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 825,266 | Gross: $70.10M
Quentin Tarantiono's Best
10. Face/Off (1997)
R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 306,238 | Gross: $112.23M
Damn Great..Genious..Great acting, great plot, great action, great movie
11. Hard Boiled (1992)
R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.
Earned the Nickname...Most violent movie.. also critics said it makes Die Hard look like Bambi. If u aint seen this. See it
12. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 830,424 | Gross: $204.84M
13. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 289,027 | Gross: $77.91M
Powerful, Gripping & Hard Hitting. Godfather of revenge movies
14. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Votes: 591,998 | Gross: $7.56M
Excellent Brazilian Movie. Must See
15. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller
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: 411,229 | Gross: $0.71M
Excellent. Korean Movie. Must see
16. Snatch (2000)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Votes: 667,064 | Gross: $30.33M
Great Brirish movie. Alog with Lock Stock and Layer Cake
17. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 661,774 | Gross: $83.01M
18. Enter the Dragon (1973)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Votes: 83,454 | Gross: $25.00M
Best Kung Fu movie
19. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 199,897 | Gross: $53.42M
20. A Bronx Tale (1993)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama
A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.
Votes: 108,059 | Gross: $17.27M
Great Movie and Drama
21. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,525,833 | Gross: $37.03M
22. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 827,876 | Gross: $19.50M
23. American History X (1998)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Votes: 875,429 | Gross: $6.72M
24. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 207,758 | Gross: $65.21M
Great cop buddy movie
25. Desperado (1995)
R | 104 min | Action, Thriller
A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Votes: 150,279 | Gross: $25.63M
True Action movie
26. Speed (1994)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.
Votes: 283,636 | Gross: $121.25M
27. Bad Boys (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 190,343 | Gross: $65.81M
Good movie. Part 2 was great too
28. 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: 694,758 | Gross: $74.10M
29. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.
Votes: 104,196 | Gross: $57.50M
Good hood movie
30. Green Street Hooligans (2005)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.
Votes: 127,688 | Gross: $0.34M
Football Hooliganism movie...Football Factory another great movie