Top Action Movies


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

21. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gore Verbinski
Actors: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush
Plot: A black smith teams goes on an adventure Pirate Jack Sparrow as they are chased after by Jack's old pirate buddies.

22. 300

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Zack Snyder
Actors: Gerard Butler, Dominic West, Lena Headey, David Wenham
Plot: The giant Persian army approaches the coast of Greece and 300 Spartans rise up to protect their country and their people.

23. Lethal Weapon

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Richard Donner
Actors: Danny Glover, Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Tom Atkins
Plot: A suicidal cop is partnered with an old timer in LA when they uncover drug smuggling and stop and nothing to bring them down.

24. Inglourious Basterds

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz
Plot: A group of Jewish-American soldiers called "The Basterds" plan to throw fear into the Third Reich with a wave of brutal tactics and merciless killing in Nazi-occupied France.

25. Kill Bill: Volume 2

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen
Plot: The bride continues her vengeance against her old "tribe" as she battles her way through them one by one, in which none of them are easy.

26. Enter the Dragon

Year of Release: 1973
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Clouse
Actors: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Kien Shih
Plot: A martial arts expert is recruited by the government to infiltrate the island of criminal mastermind lord Han during a brutal tournament.

27. V for Vendetta

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James McTeigue
Actors: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, John Hurt, Stephen Rea
Plot: A terrorist freedom fighter, who fights against conformity, finds an unsuspecting ally in his fight to free his country. Takes place in the near future.

28. Taken

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Pierre Morel
Actors: Xander Berkeley, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
Plot: An ex-CIA agent calls upon his skills when his estranged daughter is abducted by slave traders.

29. The Fugitive

Year of Release: 1993
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Andrew Davis
Actors: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
Plot: A doctor is accused of murdering his wife and escapes to find the one-armed man responsible for the crime while dodging the U.S. Marshals in pursuit.

30. Predator

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John McTiernan
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, R.G. Armstrong
Plot: A group of Commandos are sent to a Central American region where they are supposed to fight hoodlums and thieves when a transparent killer shows up to teach them a lesson.

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