Top Action Movies


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

51. Yojimbo

Year of Release: 1961
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Toshir˘ Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Daisuke Kat˘, Y˘ko Tsukasa
Plot: A samurai enters a town where two families are feuding, as he develops plan to play them against each other.

52. The French Connection

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: William Friedkin
Actors: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Bill Hickman
Plot: During a drug smuggle with a French Connection, the NYC narcotics police division engulf themselves further with breaking up the smuggling process.

53. Drive

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman
Plot: A stuntman-turned-wheelman must use all his skills to survive after a botched job results in a contract on his head.

54. Fistful of Dollars, A ( Per un pugno di dollari )

Year of Release: 1964
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Western/Action
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Sergio Leone
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Antonio Prieto, Benito Stefanelli
Plot: A man with no name finds himself in a town with two rival gangs. He plots to put them up against themselves for reasons other than games. When he himself is put in the middle he must chose which one he is for and which one he is against...or does?

55. Children of Men

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alfonso Cuarˇn
Actors: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Michael Caine
Plot: In 2027 hope for the human race is running thin. There are no children, pregnancies and people have turned on one another. One pregnant woman needs to bear her child to give save the world from itself.

56. Spartacus

Year of Release: 1960
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Kirk Douglas, Nina Foch, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons
Plot: A slave by the name of Spartacus is trained like a gladiator only to escape to lead a revolt against the Romans.

57. Ocean's Eleven

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Actors: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Eliott Gould
Plot: Danny Ocean, with ten associates, plans an elaborate heist of three major Las Vegas casinos during a boxing match.

58. The Hurt Locker

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actors: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes
Plot: An elite bomb squad in Iraq is assigned a new sergeant who wastes no time taking his unit into the deadly urban chaos with reckless abandon. As his men struggle to understand his death wish, his true character is revealed that will affect every man.

59. The Boondock Saints

Year of Release: 2000
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Troy Duffy
Actors: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco
Plot: Two brothers fight the Russian mob in their neighborhood. They begin killing evil men in the name of truth (veritas) and justice (aequitas).
They are pursued by an FBI agent who sees what he has always secretly hoped would happen with criminals and deals with the fact that there is no public outcry for the killings to stop.

60. Avengers: Endgame

Year of Release: 2019
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth
Plot: With Thanos having successfully achieved his terrible plan, the universe has been thrown into the chaos. The remaining Avengers must come together and figure out how to undo the damage that has been done and restore order, and their friends, back to reality.

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