Fun, Intense Action Movies You've Never Heard Of.

by pimpmstubbs | created - 27 Oct 2011 | updated - 27 Oct 2011 | Public

Fun, Intense Action Movies You've Never Heard Of.

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1. Unleashed (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

A man enslaved by the mob since childhood and raised into behaving like a human attack dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman, Kerry Condon

Votes: 90,427 | Gross: $24.52M

2. Only the Strong (1993)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Stacey Travis, Geoffrey Lewis, Paco Christian Prieto

Votes: 4,646 | Gross: $3.27M

3. Passenger 57 (1992)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher

Votes: 39,678 | Gross: $44.07M

4. Action Jackson (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone

Votes: 8,177 | Gross: $20.26M

5. Punisher: War Zone (2008)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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30 Metascore

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy ... See full summary »

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 53,575 | Gross: $7.95M

6. Ninja Assassin (2009)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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34 Metascore

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris, Joon Lee

Votes: 61,623 | Gross: $38.11M

7. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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76 Metascore

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 102,462 | Gross: $25.24M

8. The Condemned (2007)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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23 Metascore

Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.

Director: Scott Wiper | Stars: Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Nathan Jones, Robert Mammone

Votes: 46,937 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Into the Sun (2005)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.5
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When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought in to investigate.

Director: mink | Stars: Steven Seagal, Takao Ohsawa, Juliette Marquis, Matthew Davis

Votes: 6,294

10. In Hell (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

6.3
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A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lawrence Taylor, Lloyd Battista, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 16,498