Top Action Movies


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81. 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!

82. 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.

83. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: George Miller
Actors: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps
Plot: Former police officer turned "Road Warrior" Max is now in search of the most valuable commodity in Australia: Fuel. He finds a small community around a refinery, and reluctantly agrees to help defend them against a ruthless biker gang.

84. Captain America: Civil War

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Actors: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen
Plot: With the world reeling from the incidents in Sakovia, a new accord is introduced to bring the heroes in line. But for Captain America, who is trying to protect his friend Bucky (aka The Winter Solider) it goes against all he stands for and soon creates a rift in The Avengers - one that will lead to a battle between the two sides.

85. Speed

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jon de Bont
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Daniels
Plot: An L.A.P.D. swat team specialist must prevent a bus from going under 50 miles an hour or a bomb planted on board by a man bent on revenge will explode.

86. Akira

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Actors: Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee, Michelle Ruff
Plot: The future and Neo-Tokyo where the leader of a violent biker gang becomes involved with a shady military project that grants him amazing powers that quickly spin out of control.

87. Kung Fu Hustle

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Cantonese
Genre: Action/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stephen Chow
Actors: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Kwok-Kwan Chan, Chi Chung Lam
Plot: Canton, China, 1940: A young man aspires to join the notorious Axe Gang but gets more than he bargained for after attacking the small community of Pig-Sty Alley.

88. Fast Five

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Justin Lin
Actors: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster
Plot: Ex cop Brian O'Conner and ex-con Dominic Toretto along with Mia Toretto have managed to keep one step ahead of their pursuers, finally ending up Rio de Janeiro where they are faced with only one choice: confront the man who wants them dead and end things once and for all. They gather an elite team of racers, but they will have to elude a hard-nosed Agent Hobbs to pull off their daring plan.

89. RoboCop

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Actors: Peter Weller, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Nancy Allen
Plot: The future Detroit is plagued by crime and the police are threatening to strike. When an officer is brutally shot down, a corporation steps in to create the ultimate in law enforcement: part man, part machine: Robocop.

90. Logan

Year of Release: 2017
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Mangold
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant
Plot: In a bleak future, slowly losing his power of healing, an aged Wolverine, along with an Alzheimer-affected Professor Xavior, must face a deadly adversary - Nathaniel Essex, whose corporation is bent on destroying the world. With seemingly all other mutants extinct, Logan must regain his confidence and help a young girl, Laura Kinney, reach her own potential as a mutant - a clone of Wolverine himself.

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