Average Action Movies

Not great, but not bad movies in the action genre. These movies are all in the 5/6 rating range for me. These are movies I consider worth renting, not much more.
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1.
Cloverfield (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. (85 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ Interesting idea, but I think the hype killed it for me. Was expecting something more. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
“ This should have been so much better. But even with the lame action/story, it was still OK. No complaints. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
4.
Blood Diamond (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
5.
Eagle Eye (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. (118 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ One of the most average movies I have ever seen. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
6.
Minority Report (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. (145 mins.)
“ Tried way too hard to be edgy, but a lot of it worked. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
7.
A Knight's Tale (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (132 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
8.
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age. (124 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Meh. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
9.
War of the Worlds (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival. (116 mins.)
 
10.
Deja Vu (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims. (126 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ I swear, the whole time I was thinking "I've seen all this before." And, yes, that was a lame joke. But I mean that there was nothing original here. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
11.
S.W.A.T. (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it. (117 mins.)
Director: Clark Johnson
“ Such a cookie-cutter feel to the movie. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
12.
Vantage Point (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives. (90 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
“ Great Idea to have the same story from multiple angles. But the ending was weak, and parts felt boring. Nothing wrong with it, just average. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
13.
Speed (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. (116 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ Does the rediculous bus jump scene make it better, or worse? Probably worse. I give this movie the same rating I give Sandra Bullock: A solid 6. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
14.
Enemy of the State (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime. (132 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
15.
District B13 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. (84 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ I liked this a whole lot better when it was in french with subtitles. Dubbed, it seemed like a real B movie. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
16.
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him. (106 mins.)
Director: John Moore
 
17.
Timeline (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ I think the book gave me rose colored glasses, because this movie is nothing special. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
18.
Air Force One (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. (124 mins.)
“ Get off my plane! ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
19.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world. (106 mins.)
Director: Kerry Conran
“ Lots of name power and effects, not a whole lot of anything else. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
20.
Flyboys (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots. (140 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
“ If you saw this in the theater, I guarantee someone around you, after the opening previews, said: "What are we actually here to watch, again?" ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
21.
The Saint (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret. (116 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ Remember when Val was still a leading man? Good times.... well, OK times at least. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
22.
I Spy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A professional athlete has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet. (97 mins.)
Director: Betty Thomas
“ I spy with my little eye... something that is forgetable. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
23.
The Other Guys (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned. (107 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ I thought this duo would have clicked better on camera, but the characters didn't mesh. Maybe they werent supposed to? ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
24.
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
 
25.
King Arthur (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
26.
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.)
“ When the best part of the movie is a cameo by that guy from SeaQuest, the movie probably isn't that great. (to myself: yes! another plug for my favourite old show, SeaQuest!) ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
27.
The Rundown (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
28.
Paycheck (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased. (119 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Ugh, getting to the "bottom of the barrel" here. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
29.
The Core (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again. (135 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
30.
Wing Commander (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Blair, a fighter pilot, joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi who are trying to destroy the universe. (100 mins.)
Director: Chris Roberts
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
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 like to keep a copy of the first Mission Impossible in the dvd case for MI:2. That way whenever I feel like watching it, I open it up and get reminded how annoying it is to have that kind of swithceroo, like this movie did constantly with all those energy masks.

I then proceed to enjoy the original 10 times more than if I had watched this. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant
 
33.
The One (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A rogue Multiverse agent goes on a manhunt for versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill. With only one version remaining, he races against the clock to finish him and become "The One." (87 mins.)
Director: James Wong
 
34.
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
“ This ones probably not even worth renting, now that I think about it. ” - Pheasant_the_peasant