my personal favourite under rated action films

some films i have seen that critics and public haven't liked but i like and find entertaining
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1.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time. (116 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ i really enjoyed this film its action packed and true to its video game preprocessor what more could you want. ” - dantheman232
 
2.
Exit Wounds (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct discovers a web of dirty cops and corruption. (101 mins.)
“ in my opinion the last great seagal film and one of my favorites by him. The film plenty of great fights and is hilarious in parts especially the anger management scene ” - dantheman232
 
3.
Van Helsing (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose. (131 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ vampires, werewolf's, frankienstein, action, action and more action what more could you want. ” - dantheman232
 
4.
Shanghai Knights (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. (114 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ Not jackies best film but far from his worst. More fights than Shanghai noon and much funnier. Also has a fantastic fight where Jackie faces off against martial arts legend Donnie Yen. ” - dantheman232
 
5.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with a deadly Chinese crimelord trying to get his brother out of prison. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ regarded as one of the worst in the series but its my favorite. Every time i watch this film i cry with laughter its funnier than most modern comedies. Brilliant fight between Mel Gibson and Jet Li as well. ” - dantheman232
 
6.
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
“ A strange change of genre from pitch black but still the special effects are breath taking and Vin Diesel does a good job of playing his usual tough guy role. ” - dantheman232
 
7.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 19-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack. (109 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
“ I don't no what people expected from this film its an action film and has more than enough to satisfy any action movie fan. The scene where Arnie hangs from the crane is one of the most exciting action scenes of that year. ” - dantheman232
 
8.
xXx (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission. (124 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ completely ridiculous and over the top but i loved every minute of it ” - dantheman232
 
9.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge. (139 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ easily the darkest of series but this is the only one that really stays true to the comics. Only problem is there are so many bad guys and there is so much going on it can be hard to keep up with still has the most action out of all three. ” - dantheman232
 
10.
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
“ this film has got so much S**t and its all completely unnecessary. The chemistry between the two main characters is spot on and listening to them argue and insult each other is hilarious. My only complaint is that it could of easily been half an hour shorter but it still full of chaotic and i mean CHAOTIC action. ” - dantheman232
 
11.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war. (150 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Not nearly as good as the first but still a decent action film although it does feel a little rushed in parts. ” - dantheman232
 
12.
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ nearly as good as the first but loses its self a little bit half way through. The film is still packed with laughs and the final on the train is just brilliant. ” - dantheman232
 
13.
Sahara (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator. (124 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
“ The haters are mainly people who have read the book, well i haven't and loved it there are some generally hilarious action scenes. ” - dantheman232
 
14.
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 Reapers, who are feeding on vampires. (117 mins.)
“ just as good as the first and has double the gore ” - dantheman232
 
15.
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks. (109 mins.)
“ Ethan Hawk is a great actor and he carries this film along but the well paced action scenes help too ” - dantheman232
 
16.
Shooter (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (124 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ this film surprised me i expected a cheesy action film but it was actually quite good and was very exciting. ” - dantheman232
 
17.
The Punisher (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (124 mins.)
“ fantastically brutal and unlike its sequal warzone the gore wasnt overdone. ” - dantheman232
 
18.
Solomon Kane (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil. (104 mins.)
“ one of my favorite films and the most the entertaining film of 2009. ” - dantheman232
 
19.
Edge of Darkness (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ i saw this at the cinema and found it quite entertaining but nearly jumped out of my seat at one point ” - dantheman232
 
20.
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her. (98 mins.)
Director: Chris Nahon
“ The second best Hollywood film jet Li made unleashed being his best. Fantastic fight choreography and the pace never lets up. ” - dantheman232
 
21.
War (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner. (103 mins.)
“ could of been so much better but still an okay attempt. Some of the fights could of been better and the films final was far to short for a film with two famous martial artists. But far from being a disaster. ” - dantheman232
 
22.
Man on Fire (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect. (146 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Densel Washington carries this film and makes every scene a joy to watch and when the film gets going it rarely lets up on the violent action. Its also one of the few films where the ending made me cry. ” - dantheman232
 
23.
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.)
“ Stallone and Russell!!!!!! ” - dantheman232
 
24.
The Spy Next Door (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. (94 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ silly but funny ” - dantheman232
 
25.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general. (102 mins.)
“ just as good as desperado in my opinion. ” - dantheman232
 
26.
Hitman (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe. (100 mins.)
Director: Xavier Gens
“ does the video game every justice ” - dantheman232
 
27.
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
“ the craziest film ever made and probably the most action packed. Might be a little to crazy for some but i embrace the madness ” - dantheman232
 
28.
Ninja Assassin (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan. (99 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ every review says the film is too dark.... it is a little but if it bothers you turn the brightness up. The acting and story wont win any awards but the fighting is very stylish and exciting. ” - dantheman232