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2. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 827,767 | Gross: $19.50M
4. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 500,693 | Gross: $136.03M
5. Contraband (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.
Votes: 107,131 | Gross: $66.53M
6. The Brave One (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City.
Votes: 53,396 | Gross: $36.79M
7. The Equalizer (2014)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
Votes: 259,235 | Gross: $101.53M
8. Wanted (2008)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.
Votes: 322,238 | Gross: $134.51M
9. 15 Minutes (2001)
R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.
Votes: 44,785 | Gross: $24.40M
10. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 179,256 | Gross: $124.12M
13. The Art of War (2000)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead ... See full summary »
Votes: 26,412 | Gross: $30.21M
15. The Yards (2000)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he ... See full summary »
Votes: 17,388 | Gross: $0.88M
16. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal fifty cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life.
Votes: 233,798 | Gross: $101.65M
17. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Votes: 162,798 | Gross: $65.45M
18. Face/Off (1997)
R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
Votes: 306,205 | Gross: $112.23M
19. Death Race (2008)
R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 178,638 | Gross: $36.32M
21. Non-Stop (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.
Votes: 220,181 | Gross: $92.17M
22. 88 Minutes (2007)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
Votes: 69,273 | Gross: $16.93M
23. Knock Off (1998)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Action star Jean Claude Van Damme plays a fashion designer who must join forces with a C.I.A. agent to combat terrorism.
Votes: 12,343 | Gross: $10.08M
24. 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: 242,598 | Gross: $101.12M
25. Double Team (1997)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.
Votes: 27,417 | Gross: $11.44M
26. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,369,083 | Gross: $171.48M
27. Maximum Risk (1996)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A policeman finds out that he had a twin brother who was killed in a violent altercation. He takes his twin brother's place, inheriting his problems and his girlfriend, determined to expose... See full summary »
Votes: 17,263 | Gross: $14.50M
28. The Medallion (2003)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.
Votes: 33,357 | Gross: $22.11M
29. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,488,847 | Gross: $107.93M
30. Sudden Death (1995)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.
Votes: 27,936 | Gross: $20.35M
31. 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: 277,709 | Gross: $134.07M
33. Nowhere to Run (1993)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.
Votes: 18,875 | Gross: $22.19M
34. The Quest (1996)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Chris embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery that spans the globe. Kidnapped and enslaved by gun smugglers, sold by pirates and thrust into the murky underworld of gambling and kickboxing,... See full summary »
Votes: 20,758 | Gross: $21.60M
35. Double Impact (1991)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime
Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.
Votes: 32,281 | Gross: $30.10M
36. Bad Company (2002)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When a Harvard-educated C.I.A. Agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.
Votes: 41,668 | Gross: $30.16M
37. The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.
Votes: 448,790 | Gross: $121.66M
40. Hard Target (1993)
R | 97 min | Action, Thriller
A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.
Votes: 38,146 | Gross: $32.59M
41. San Andreas (2015)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.
Votes: 171,630 | Gross: $155.19M
42. Death Warrant (1990)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
Votes: 14,105 | Gross: $16.85M