No Prequel Sequel Remake Action Moviesby maximum_2083 | created - 19 Jan 2012 | updated - 09 Feb 2012 | Public
My RANDOM list of Favorite Action Movies with no sequel or remake to date. To make the list the movies must not have a sequel and no remake in the works. TV spinoffs do not count as a sequel. Movies will be removed from list when sequels or remakes appear in imdb.
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1. 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: 137,500 | Gross: $58.06M
Hilarious, Sci-fi and martial arts with sly, snipes, bullock as the main with several others making small cameos here and there. They don't make action movies this good anymore.
2. Virtuosity (1995)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.
Votes: 25,247 | Gross: $24.05M
4. Terminal Velocity (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Mystery, Romance
A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold.
Votes: 11,612 | Gross: $16.48M
5. Firestorm (1998)
R | 89 min | Thriller, Action
Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,345 | Gross: $8.04M
under rated action flick. no idea why its so low its freakin awesome.
6. Raw Deal (1986)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by them.
Votes: 25,717 | Gross: $16.21M
7. Hard Rain (1998)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A armored-truck driver and his nephew try to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.
Votes: 29,119 | Gross: $19.82M
10. Rapid Fire (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »
Votes: 7,043 | Gross: $14.36M
11. The Running Man (1987)
R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
Votes: 123,800 | Gross: $38.12M
13. Passenger 57 (1992)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.
Votes: 40,174 | Gross: $44.07M
14. Tango & Cash (1989)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Votes: 83,812 | Gross: $63.41M
15. Red Heat (1988)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Votes: 55,454 | Gross: $34.99M
16. Broken Arrow (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
Votes: 82,653 | Gross: $70.77M
17. The Rookie (1990)
R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)
Votes: 22,244 | Gross: $21.63M
19. Cliffhanger (1993)
R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.
Votes: 105,596 | Gross: $84.05M
21. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.
Votes: 491,213 | Gross: $67.44M
22. Eraser (1996)
R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.
Votes: 92,261 | Gross: $101.30M
23. 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: 208,744 | Gross: $146.28M
25. 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: 245,243 | Gross: $101.12M
26. Daylight (1996)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.
Votes: 58,285 | Gross: $33.02M
27. Waterworld (1995)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
Votes: 158,192 | Gross: $88.25M
28. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
Votes: 114,404 | Gross: $54.23M
29. 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.
Votes: 150,141 | Gross: $56.57M
30. First Knight (1995)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Votes: 60,664 | Gross: $37.60M
31. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
Votes: 427,263 | Gross: $133.38M
32. Stargate (1994)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Votes: 159,476 | Gross: $71.57M
33. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,024,483 | Gross: $216.54M
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: 21,046 | Gross: $21.60M
35. 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: 38,611 | Gross: $32.59M
36. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.
Votes: 109,338 | Gross: $73.65M
37. 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: 280,506 | Gross: $134.07M
38. 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: 32,749 | Gross: $30.10M
39. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.
Votes: 60,042 | Gross: $19.08M
40. Soldier (I) (1998)
R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.
Votes: 47,142 | Gross: $14.57M