Most Popular "Opening Action Scene" Titles
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1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Ten years after a pandemic disease, apes who have survived it are drawn into battle with a group of human survivors.
2. Hercules (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
3. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.
4. The Expendables 3 (2014)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
5. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Adventure
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.
7. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When Thor's love interest gets cursed with a powerful object, Thor must protect it before an army and it's ruthless leader try to get their hands on it to take over the remains of Earth.
Writers: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Don Payne, Robert Rodat, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård
8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising.
9. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas.
11. 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.
12. Oblivion (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
13. Skyfall (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
14. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
15. The Legend of Hercules (2014)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
16. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
17. The Goonies (1985)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
18. Jack Reacher (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
19. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Not Rated | 161 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
20. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
21. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Industrialist Tony Stark is put on an impacted course against a materialistic dictator. Secret weapon? An iron-clad armor made to fight present evil and for future battles.
Writers: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
22. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
23. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalties really lie when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.
24. The Anomaly (2014)
97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there.
25. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
As the Clone Wars near an end, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious steps out of the shadows, at which time Anakin succumbs to his emotions, becoming Darth Vader and putting his relationships with Obi-Wan and Padme at risk.
26. Batman Forever (1995)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
27. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Logan, a.k.a, The Wolverine, is sent into modern-day Japan to meet an acquaintance who wants to offer him thanks. However, Logan gets convoluted into a battle where has to face not only a deviant atrocity and lethal samurai steel but also his own immortality.
28. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten-year-old son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.
29. Top Gun (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
As students at the Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
30. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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?
31. X-Men 2 (2003)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.
32. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
33. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government must find a cure for the monster he emerges whenever he loses his temper. However, Banner then must fight a soldier whom unleashes himself as a threat stronger than he.
34. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
35. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, Thriller
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
36. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
PG-13 | Action, Crime, Drama
Alabama teenager Sean Boswell becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.
37. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
38. Mulan (1998)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.
Writers: Robert D. San Souci, Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Dean DeBlois, John Sanford, Tim Hodge, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Ed Gombert, Chris Williams, Julius Aguimatang, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Joe Grant, Floyd Norman, Linda Woolverton, Jodi Ann Johnson, Alan Ormsby, David Reynolds, Don Dougherty, Jorgen Klubien, Denis Rich, Joe Ekers, Theodore Newton, Larry Scholl, Daan Jippes, Frank Nissen, Jeff Snow | Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Lea Salonga
39. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
41. The Expendables 2 (2012)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
42. A Knight's Tale (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
43. Rocky (1976)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
44. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
45. John Carter (2012)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
46. Fast Five (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
47. Scooby-Doo (2002)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.
48. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
49. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
50. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.