Top Action Movies


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

71. 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.

72. 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.

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. Spider-Man

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Plot: A bite by a genetically modified spider turns unsuspecting high school student Peter Parker into a reluctant superhero who learns that with great power comes great responsibility.

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. 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.

77. 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.

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. King Kong

Year of Release: 1933
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Action
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Actors: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher
Plot: An adventurous film crew leads a ship to an X on a rare map to find mysterious animals including Kong himself!

80. From Russia with Love

Year of Release: 1964
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Action
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Terence Young
Actors: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Lois Maxwell, Pedro Armendáriz
Plot: James Bond is after a Russian decoding machine known as Lektor and as he romances a Russian girl, he realizes that SPECTRE is setting him up in retaliation for eliminating Dr. No.

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