Top Action Movies


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

1. Die Hard

Year of Release: 1988
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John McTiernan
Actors: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, Reginald VelJohnson
Plot: A terrorist group takes over a L.A. office building on Christmas, and tough New York cop John McLain is the only one who can stop them.

2. The Dark Knight

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Plot: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.

3. The Matrix

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Pantoliano
Plot: A computer programmer, Neo, finds that things are not how they seem. His life will get turned upside down when Morphius gives him a choice to see the truth.

4. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Year of Release: 1981
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Action
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies
Plot: Indiana Jones, a college professor is on an adventure with his old friend to find the Ark of the Covenant.

5. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong
Plot: John Conner is protected by an outdated cyborg who fights a liquid metal cyborg in the continuing story of the future and the past.

6. The Bourne Identity

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Doug Liman
Actors: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox
Plot: A man is rescued by a fishing boat with no identification or memory. Assassins are on his trail as he frantically tries to unravel the truth behind his life.

7. Inception

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard
Plot: Dom Cobb is the best at what he does: he enters peoples minds in the dream state and steals the valuable assets hidden inside the mind. This has made him incredibly popular in corporate espionage, but at the expense of having an semblance of a normal life. Now Cobb is given one last job - not to steal, but plant an idea, if he succeeds, he just may escape the game forever, but first he must succeed.

8. Aliens

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Carrie Henn
Plot: As colonies are settled on a known planet, a women is found who holds the answers as to why no one has heard from anyone on the planet. They arrive armed and ready, but will they believe what she has to say?

9. Batman Begins

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson
Plot: A prequel to the Batman movies that remakes Batman to be more of a "real life hero" instead of a comic book fantasy. Standard Batman plot with more explanation as to how he became Batman and how he obtained his futuristic weapons.

10. Iron Man

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jon Favreau
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
Plot: Based on the Marvel Comic Book about a man who supports military suits and weapons is injured and must construct a suit to save his life. When he realizes the potential of the suit, he uses it to his advantage to fight crime.

Are you sure you want to delete this comment?