The most fun action films EVERby steve-mayne | created - 16 Jun 2012 | updated - 30 Jan 2013 | Public
Only action. Films that don't take themselves too seriously. Depth of plot is secondary to adrenaline and action! Shallow is fine. I just want to have fun, and shut off my brain for an hour or two.
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1. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,091,247 | Gross: $623.36M
2. Demolition Man (1993)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 136,965 | Gross: $58.06M
Enhance your calm
3. Kick-Ass (2010)
R | 117 min | Action, Comedy
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Votes: 475,120 | Gross: $48.07M
With no power, comes no responsibility.
4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.
Votes: 586,936 | Gross: $197.17M
We named the dog Indiana!
5. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 670,410 | Gross: $83.01M
Yippee ki yay!
6. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 139,897 | Gross: $234.76M
Is this the gentleman who crashed through Victor Maitland's window? Who disabled an unmarked unit with a banana?
7. Speed (1994)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.
Votes: 285,748 | Gross: $121.25M
Pop quiz, hotshot.
8. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 780,039 | Gross: $318.41M
Yeah, I can fly.
9. Hot Fuzz (2007)
R | 121 min | Action, Comedy
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret.
Votes: 396,505 | Gross: $23.64M
Here Come the Fuzz
10. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 209,253 | Gross: $65.21M
Roger Murtaugh: Remarks like that will not get you invited to Christmas dinner. Martin Riggs: My luck's changing for the better every day.
11. Con Air (1997)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
Votes: 244,339 | Gross: $101.12M
Sweet Home Alabama - the definition of irony
12. The A-Team (2010)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.
Votes: 226,265 | Gross: $77.22M
I love it when a plan comes together
13. True Lies (1994)
R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Votes: 208,021 | Gross: $146.28M
Helen Tasker: Have you ever killed anyone? Harry: Yeah, but they were all bad.
14. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.
Votes: 324,439 | Gross: $100.01M
15. Zombieland (2009)
R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
Votes: 429,848 | Gross: $75.59M
The first rule of Zombieland: Cardio.
16. Last Action Hero (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.
Votes: 117,351 | Gross: $50.02M
I'll be back
17. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
Votes: 390,529 | Gross: $186.34M
See, we've been married for five years.
Five, Six Years.
18. Men in Black (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.
Votes: 448,017 | Gross: $250.69M
I make this look good
19. The Rock (1996)
R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.
Votes: 279,523 | Gross: $134.07M
It's a grunge thing