Top Action Movies


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

71. The Fifth Element

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Luc Besson
Actors: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm
Plot: Every 5000 years, the fifth element must stop Evil from destroying the earth. In the future it's up to a cab driver, a monk, a popular personaily and a strange woman to save the human race.

72. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Actors: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Tom Felton
Plot: Prequel to Planet of the Apes in which scientists working on genetic experiments creates a race of intelligent apes that leads to a war to determine which species will ultimately dominate the Earth.

73. Batman

Year of Release: 1989
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Tim Burton
Actors: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Billy Dee Williams
Plot: Bruce Wayne, a wealthy business man, becomes Batman in the night to clean up the streets of Gotham City and avenge his dead parents.

74. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Matt Reeves
Actors: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Judy Greer
Plot: Ten years after a virus has decimated humanity and given rise to a growing nation of genetically-modified apes, led by Caesar, the two sides come to a fragile peace. But this peace will not last and soon a war arises - one whose outcome will determine which species remains the dominant force on the planet.

75. Edge of Tomorrow

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Doug Liman
Actors: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
Plot: On an alien battlefield - the war is finally coming to an end - but for one soldier, the war never ends as he is caught in a time loop reliving the same battle over and over again. Having been thrown into the fire untested and untrained - each time he learns more about becoming a soldier - and just maybe he will find out what happens when he survives the assault.

76. Thor

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins
Plot: The mighty but arrogant warrior Thor is thrown out of Asgard, cast down amongst the mortals. Yet it is here he learns what it mean to be a true hero and he is put to the test when a villain from Asgard decides to invade earth and Thor is the only hope to protect mankind.

77. X-Men

Year of Release: 2000
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Bryan Singer
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry
Plot: The war between mutants and humans heats up. The fate of all humans rests in the hands of a one group who stands up for the rights of all.

78. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Brad Bird
Actors: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Josh Holloway
Plot: After a bomb decimates the Kremlin in Russia, Ethan Hunt and his team are shut down and declared enemies of the state. In order to clear their names, the unit must go rogue and discover the true motive behind the bombing.

79. Kick-Ass

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Actors: Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Plot: Dave Lizewski live a normal, boring, overlooked life. Being a fan of comic books, one day he decides to become superhero despite having no powers or training to speak of.

80. Spider-Man 2

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco
Plot: Peter Parker must make a decision between his personal life and his life as Spider Man.

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