Awesome Action Movies

Simple, action packed movies. This is not about plot or acting. This is about killing and explosions. No specific order.
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1.
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
“ My favorite movie of all time. So many wonderful scenes. The only thing I would change with this film is swap Rachel Ticotin role with Sharon Stones role. Best movie ever, worst choice of female lead ever. ” - copmcgee
 
2.
Bloodsport (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur. (92 mins.)
Director: Newt Arnold
“ Van Damme. Just a classic fighting movie. Also very young and thin Forest Whitaker. Splits aplenty and in addition crazy face from Van Damme. ” - copmcgee
 
3.
The Losers (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA. (97 mins.)
Director: Sylvain White
“ A nice action film, never read the comic. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
The scene when Chris Evans gets cornered in the building but the security guards. He points his hands like pistols and then... ” - copmcgee
 
4.
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
“ Jason Statham is fantastic. An awesome movie. And the action just can't stop or he dies. Wicked! Plus watch out for Dennis from Always Sunny In Philadelphia. ” - copmcgee
 
5.
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.)
“ Another Statham plus Tyrese Gibson. Ridiculous concept and generally awesome. ” - copmcgee
 
6.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ Come Now. Peter Jackson. I liked lord of the rings but this was awesome, great story, good characters. South African accents to boot. Yeah baby. ” - copmcgee
 
7.
Equilibrium (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
“ Nice action film. An almost perfect cross between the Matrix and Total Recall. And some big names. ” - copmcgee
 
8.
Face/Off (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ John Woo. Awesome. Best idea every cut the bad guy's face of to go undercover, how could that go bad...? Also Travolta is an awesome bad guy. ” - copmcgee
 
9.
Fast Five (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent. (131 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ Look, I'm a big fan of the whole series but this is my favorite. Cars, hot chicks, a heist and an awesome cast. Bang! ” - copmcgee
 
10.
Faster (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man. (98 mins.)
“ Simple and awesome. The big guy gets out of prison and goes on a bit of a rampage plus a twist. Well done ” - copmcgee
 
11.
From Paris with Love (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city. (92 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ Jonathan Rhys Meyers, far from an action guy but does pretty well. A good film and once again Travolta playing a bit of a psycho, excellently, but on which side? ” - copmcgee
 
12.
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
“ After the first Spiderman, which everyone loved and I like but... I'm so glad that this movie was made the way it was. Plus Gwyneth Paltrow is playing hot role. (Have to add the bit where she said "Oh whats that? some kind of door opening thingy". Why? Why?) ” - copmcgee
 
13.
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
“ Same as above. Plus Scarlett Johansson. The whole Garnd Prix thing was a little much... ” - copmcgee
 
14.
Last Man Standing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town. (101 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Bruce baby! A good film, an I had the great fortune of finding a book of the movie (Like the watch the movie then wrote a book) while traveling through Thailand. Plus Christopher Walken ” - copmcgee
 
15.
Demolition Man (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society. (115 mins.)
Director: Marco Brambilla
“ Stallone, Snipes. Eyeball on a pen, Taco Bell, Stallone knitting. 'Nuff said. ” - copmcgee
 
16.
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 extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Oh my god! One of the best films ever. I don't even know what to say. I'm happy to admit I do the arm wrestle handshake with a mate, which always ends in "Whats a matter? The CIA go you pushing to many pencils?" ” - copmcgee
 
17.
Predators (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators. (107 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
“ Good, good film. Please watch the original before you see this. There are many similarities. Also Adrien Brody, who would have guessed? The man pulls it off! ” - copmcgee
 
18.
Push (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ A nice action flick. Its not sitting too well on this list as it had alot of character development where it could have had more action. Not a bad thing as long as they make more...Hoping for a sequel. ” - copmcgee
 
19.
RED (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants. (111 mins.)
“ Awesome. Great actors, wicked film. My favorite moment; when Bruce Willas steps out of a spinning car firing his pistol without a second thought. Also Mary-Louise Parker ” - copmcgee
 
20.
Rocky IV (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. (91 mins.)
“ Come on! Russia Vs America. Its Ridiculousness ” - copmcgee
 
21.
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
“ Just good clean fun. Also includes alot of members from the original TV series. ” - copmcgee
 
22.
Salt (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. (100 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ A great story, a hot chick. Lots of shooting. Assassination of the president. She could Salt my wounds...? Does that mean anything? ” - copmcgee
 
23.
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
“ No explanation needed ” - copmcgee
 
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
“ Marky Mark rocks it. Excellent story. Have read a couple of Stephen Hunter books not this one. I heard its different from the book but its awesome. A great combination of story and hardcore violence, rare. Best parts: Mark Wahlberg being ridiculously good at killing people. ” - copmcgee
 
25.
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament. (107 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ I love a good Wild West Film. This is one of them. A dueling comp. An all-star cast. Yeah boy! ” - copmcgee
 
26.
300 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ I may have left this too late in the list, but WOW. Its a awesome film! And those guys got so ripped in a film that's 800% CGI. Can't go wrong with flick. (Warning I knew a girl who made her boyfriend get on a crazy diet so he could look similar. Just watch out!) ” - copmcgee
 
27.
Colombiana (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. (108 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton
“ Hot assassin chick, a nice bit of violence combine with a easy but good story line. I thought the explosions were over done, yet a decent film. ” - copmcgee
 
28.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. (119 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ Straight out, full of actors that I enjoy. Takes a bit of time but good in the end. Plus Olivia Wilde (Yeah Boy) ” - copmcgee