Top Action Movies


The Top Action Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Action List". Lists are calculated daily.

31. Gran Torino

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her
Plot: When a teenager tries to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino, a Korean war veteran decides to take matters into his own hands and reform the boy.

32. Goldfinger

Year of Release: 1964
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Guy Hamilton
Actors: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton
Plot: After finding someone is stockpiling gold, James Bond is sent on the trail of Auric Goldfinger. He soon uncovers a plot "Operation Grand Slam" for Goldfinger to rob Fort Knox and throw the world's economy into turmoil.

33. Guardians of the Galaxy

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: James Gunn
Actors: Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana
Plot: In the far reaches of space American pilot, Peter Quill, must team up with a ragtag group of misfits after he incurs the wrath of the dreaded Ronan after stealing an orb.

34. Princess Mononoke ( Mononoke-hime )

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver
Plot: A prince leaves his country to find a cure for a disease that was passed onto him by a possessed boar god. He goes east to find a cure and put a stop to what is angering the gods of the forest.

35. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri
Plot: After escaping from Hong Kong, Indiana Jones, a night-club singer and his 12-year old companion land in India where whey must help a village regain it's mysterous stones, along with their children, from a dangerous cult.

36. Warrior

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Actors: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison
Plot: Returning home to train with his father, an alcoholic and former boxer, Tom Conlon will make in the world of mixed martial arts, even if that path puts him in direct competition with his older brother.

37. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ( Wo hu cang long )

Year of Release: 2000
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Mandarin
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Ang Lee
Actors: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Pei-pei Cheng
Plot: A noble's daughter is wanting to break away from her family way when she decides to reek havoc in a Chinese town with suspecting skill.

38. X-Men: First Class

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence
Plot: Explores the early relationship of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr when they were friends, long before they took the names Professor X and Magneto, and the rift that forms between turning them to arch-enemies.

39. Sin City

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro
Plot: Four stories that interweave between each other told through the voices of characters involved. It is a tale of crime, corruption and what its like to live in the darkest city, where good things seldom happen.

40. Dirty Harry

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Don Siegel
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Reni Santoni, Harry Guardino, Andrew Robinson
Plot: A ruthless cop who ignores all the rules and gets away with it, tries to track down a San Francisco serial killer.

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