My collection of enjoyable action moviesby jhpstrydom | created - 14 Feb 2012 | updated - 14 Feb 2012 | Public
These are action movies in my collection that I found really enjoyable despite the fact that some of them have not so good acting and silly scripts, they are really fun to watch if you take them as they are.
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1. Commando (1985)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.
Votes: 123,180 | Gross: $35.10M
3. Rapid Fire (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »
Votes: 6,885 | Gross: $14.36M
4. 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003 TV Movie)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes.
6. Tough and Deadly (1995 Video)
R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Elmo Freech is a private investigator and was contracted by John Portland, a CIA agent who suffers amnesia, in oder to reveale a dubious case of drug smuggling in which are involved big ... See full summary »
7. Talons of the Eagle (1992)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure
After 3 DEA agents are killed by Mr. Li, martial arts champion Tyler Wilson is sent on assignment to Toronto and teams up with Michael Reeds. Wilson and Reeds enter a martial arts ... See full summary »
8. Recoil (1998)
R | 96 min | Action
Detective Ray Morgan accidentally kills the son of a mob boss. The mob boss orders to have Morgan killed unknowing that the assassin killed Morgan's wife and kids. Now Morgan's out for ... See full summary »
10. Drive (1997)
R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.
13. Left for Dead (II) (2005)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Left For Dead is a revenge thriller set in a city called Hope, where a crimelord called Kincaid rules with an iron fist. Williams, a former hitman for Kincaid is attacked and left for dead ... See full summary »
14. Bangkok Adrenaline (2009)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy
Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go ... See full summary »
15. Fei hu (1996)
90 min | Drama, Action
Hong Kong action thriller, about the Hong Kong Police Department's Special Duties Unit. When a raid by customs officials goes drastically wrong, the SDU are called in to deal with the ... See full summary »
16. Y2K (1999)
R | 106 min | Action, Thriller
On the eve of the new millennium, a nervous military leader assembles a team to help him deal with an unforeseen problem, as they are being alerted of a long missing nuclear missile hidden ... See full summary »
20. Gong yuan 2000 AD (2000)
TV-14 | 109 min | Action, Thriller
The Y2K Bug. Real Warfare vs Electronic Gaming. Peter Tong, a carefree Hong Kong youngster, finds himself drawn into the web of a deadly espionage conspiracy. A clandestine organization ... See full summary »
21. Reflex Action (2002 Video)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure
Special Forces demolition expert Quinn Taylor returns home to the Arizona desert after a botched assignment in a tunnel during the Gulf War led to the death of his partner. While his father and brother are happy to see him.
22. Expect No Mercy (1995)
R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader ... See full summary »
23. China Strike Force (2000)
R | 103 min | Action
A young Chinese Security Officer, Darren, is called for Team 808, which fights against the smuggling of drugs and corruption. Noriko, a Japanese Interpol officer, collaborates with Darren ... See full summary »
24. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An LAPD detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.
Votes: 81,030 | Gross: $59.51M
25. Mean Guns (1997)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A gangster boss (Ice-T) has a list of about 100 people who have screwed up at one point or another. Rather than outright killing them, he decides to have a little fun by putting all of them... See full summary »
26. The Perfect Weapon (1991)
R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,908 | Gross: $14.06M
28. Land of the Free (1998)
R | 100 min | Thriller
A politician's campaign manager (Speakman) discovers that the candidate (Shatner) is a front for a military organization plotting a political overthrow of the government. In trying to ... See full summary »
29. Driving Force (1989)
In a futuristic time, a fierce band of marauders, the Black Knights, rule the road - and everyone on it. Into this chaos comes a fearless warrior to challenge them. Together with a tough, ... See full summary »
30. 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.
31. War Camp (1988)
84 min | War
Gripping Vietnam War movie about mercenaries hired to rescue a few American soldiers held captive in a P.O.W camp whose plane was shot down over the Vietnam jungles, and of which, carried documents of plans for dropping an H-bomb on Hanoi.
33. Back to Back (1996 TV Movie)
R | 86 min | Action, Drama
An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
34. U.S. Seals (2000 Video)
R | 90 min | Action, Thriller
Dozens of American cargos with high valuable goods have disappeared, probably attacked by modern pirates. The United States decide to mobilize a team of expert SWAT, with Mike Bradley as ... See full summary »
35. U.S. Seals II (2001 Video)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure
A commando of retired US SEALs must invade an island in North Japan from where a rogue ex-SEAL menaces to launch a nuclear strike against the US. Because of a leak of natural gas, fighting is restricted to blade weapons.
37. Naked Weapon (2002)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Details the workings of a mysterious assassination organization, (codenamed: Naked Weapon), led by its globally feared and master assassin, Fiona Birch. It essays the modus operandi of ... See full summary »
R | 105 min | Action, War
A man travels from China to Vietnam, on the brink of war with America, to retrieve his uncle and cousin but find complications when he falls in love with a female gangster with a dangerous ex.
42. The Hitman (1991)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,872 | Gross: $4.65M
43. Broken Arrow (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
Votes: 81,618 | Gross: $70.77M
44. Lies & Illusions (2009)
R | 93 min | Action, Thriller
A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.
45. The Hunted (1995)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,011 | Gross: $6.61M
46. The Butcher (2009)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Thriller
For nearly twenty years after his boxing career ended Merle Hench works for Murdoch, the capo of a San Fernando mob outfit. Merle spends his days cracking heads and collecting debts, it is ... See full summary »
47. DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Adventure
World's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide. (The movie adaptation of the best selling video game series Dead or Alive.)
Votes: 40,156 | Gross: $0.48M
49. Vigilante (1982)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker Nick and some of the factory's other workers have formed a ... See full summary »
50. Death Wish (1974)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Votes: 27,839 | Gross: $22.00M
51. Death Wish II (1982)
X | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.
Votes: 11,457 | Gross: $16.10M
52. Death Wish 3 (1985)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.
Votes: 11,198 | Gross: $16.12M
53. Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.
Votes: 6,880 | Gross: $6.88M
54. Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters.
Votes: 5,410 | Gross: $1.70M
55. Eraser (1996)
R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.
Votes: 90,763 | Gross: $101.30M