60 Best action movies you need to watch in 2022

If you’re looking to get your heart pumping, but don’t want to leave the couch, check out our list of the 60 best action films of all time.

Updated on Aug 19, 2022 06:07 PM IST  |  814.9K
60 Best action movies you need to watch in 2022
60 Best action movies you need to watch in 2022

There is no better time of year than the summer to watch an exciting action movie. You're practically certain to see three or four action pictures being touted for premieres during the three-month release window for Hollywood's loudest and craziest gun-blazing action flicks, and that's just in cinemas!

You can watch some of the most well-liked action films of all time at home thanks to services like Netflix as well as notable genre classics. With this list of the top action movies in Hollywood right now, we have you covered whether you're in the mood for something fresh or want to board a familiar rollercoaster of punches, kicks, and knife battles.

Best action movies in Hollywood to watch:

1.    Avengers Endgame

Movies about superheroes are the pinnacle of heroic action-adventure. The apex film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series, Avengers Endgame, picks up after Thanos' destruction of half the Earth. An all-star ensemble, time travel, alternate realities, and a high-stakes conclusion make for a riveting three hours of viewing.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo 

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

2.    The Matrix

Not only is The Matrix a fantastic action movie, but it also revolutionized special effects. It's a sci-fi masterpiece packed with memorable characters, catchy one-liners, and memorable sequences. It was directed by The Wachowskis, gained widespread praise, and won four Academy Awards.

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

3.    Gladiator

Gladiator, an epic tale of retribution, received numerous honors. The narrative centers on enslaved Gladiator Maximus Meridius, a general in the Roman Empire. The movie is filled with bloody bouts in the Colosseum and tragic deaths, but it also has engaging storyline.

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

Directed by: Ridley Scott

4.    The John Wick Trilogy

Never antagonize a man's canine. This revenge story attracted a cult following and two sequels. This neo-noir action-thriller, which stars the ever-popular Keanu Reeves, contains epic portions of amazing fight choreography and spectacular gun battles, making it a must-watch.

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen

Directed by: Chad Stahelski

5.    Iron Man

The MCU's first film to be released was Iron Man. It shows Tony Stark's transformation into a mechanically augmented superhero from a haughty weaponry and technology mogul. The lighthearted dialogue, eye-popping special effects, and endearing characters were a breath of fresh air and established the standard for upcoming MCU action films in Hollywood.

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Directed by: Jon Favreau

6.    Top Gun

In Top Gun, becoming a jet pilot appears to be the most impressive thing in the world. To hone his flying abilities, Tom Cruise's character Maverick is sent to the Naval Fighter Weapons School. As he struggles with his irresponsibility and copes with loss and love, the competition is tough.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

7.    The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element, one of Hollywood's best action films starring Bruce Willis, the king of action, is on the zanier side of science fiction. A desperate attempt is made to stop evil from taking over the planet, but there are also flying cars, an extraterrestrial opera singer, a hysterical talk show presenter, and amazing costumes.

IMDb Rating:7.6/10

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Directed by: Luc Besson

8.    The Dark Knight Trilogy

The Batman tale has been told countless times. The Dark Night trilogy by Christopher Nolan, however, is unquestionably one of the grimiest and darkest. It's definitely in the classic action movie category and is supported by strong performances from Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Tom Hardy as well as physical effects rather than visual ones.

IMDb Rating:9.0/10

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

9.    Aliens

Aliens by James Cameron is the sequel to the original Alien film. There are additional aliens, betrayal, space marines, and another horrifying chest-bursting sequence, all of which are equally nightmare-inducing as in the original.

IMDb Rating:8.4/10

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn

Directed by: James Cameron

10. Die Hard Series

The Die Hard movie series is an unquestionably legendary one. It easily checks off all the action-movie prerequisites: hostages, explosions, machine guns, terrorists, assassinations, plane crashes, cyber-warfare, Bruce Willis.

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Starring: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant

Directed by: Len Wiseman

11. Star Wars

Undoubtedly, the best of the Star Wars: The Original Trilogy films is The Empire Strikes Back. The Empire Strikes Back is a masterful storyteller and shows important character arcs for many of the main characters. Naturally, there is a lot of action to support it, including the chilly Battle of Hoth.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directed by: George Lucas

12. Mad Max

Fury Road A superb action movie can be made by combining post-apocalyptic scenery with steam-punk fashion and an epic road fight. Max Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, is an exciting and aesthetically stunning account of the end of civilisation.

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Directed by: George Miller

13. The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity makes up for its lack of explosions in hand-to-hand combat and gunfights by being one of the best action movies in Hollywood. Additionally, it combines a mystery brought on by amnesia with character advancement to build a strong plot that underpins the action.

IMDb Rating:7.9/10

Starring: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper

Directed by: Doug Liman

14. Taken

In addition to the car chases, gunfights, and throat punches, Liam Neeson's "A Very Particular Set of Skills" monologue is the film's standout moment and will give you chills.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

Directed by: Pierre Morel

15.  Thor

Ragnarok The director of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi, approached this MCU film in a distinctive and novel way. Despite being a film about Asgard's downfall, it's surprisingly lighthearted and funny while still being jam-packed with trademark MCU action. Additionally, the soundtrack is fantastic.

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

16.  Terminator 2

James Cameron, the director of Judgement Day, has long been a pioneer in the creation of epic films with ambitious special effects. The movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day is no different. The graphics and plot are absolutely riveting, from truck chases through downtown Los Angeles to the "liquid metal" Terminator T-1000.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

Directed by: James Cameron

17.  Guardians of the Galaxy

The MCU's Guardians of the Galaxy are a motley crew of unlikely allies that must save the galaxy from evil. A tremendously engaging viewing is produced by the clever, hilarious storyline, great soundtrack, and distinctive characters in addition to the legendary MCU action.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel(voice), Bradley Cooper(voice)

Directed by: James Gunn

18.  Skyfall

One of the best and most deep action films in the Bond series, Skyfall wraps up key stories. The trademark James Bond flavor is still present, though, much like its predecessors. As a result, there are still thrilling chases, enormous explosions, amusing one-liners, sexual innuendo, and a variety of cutting-edge technology.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris

Directed by: Sam Mendes

19.  300

Other historical action dramas can't compare to 300's stylized action, excellent acting, and visual effects. It's a truly excellent movie. A visual masterpiece is created by Leonidas' empoweringly forceful words, seas of washboard abs, and the epic conflicts between the Spartans and the Persians.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham

Directed by: Zack Snyder

20.  Con Air

To see Nicholas Cage's magnificent hair alone, see Con Air. The takeover of a transport flight by a group of high-security prisoners adds to the excitement, though. So that he can return home to his wife and daughter, Nicholas' character has to save the day.

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich

Directed by: Simon West

21.  Jurassic Park

Does it get much more action-packed than being chased by dinosaurs? Jurassic Park, with Steven Spielberg at the helm, revolutionized visual effects at the time, mixing animatronics with CGI and brilliant acting. It’s a heart-pounding 126 minutes that proves you should not mess with Mother Nature.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/20

Starring: Sam Neill Laura Dern Jeff Goldblum

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

22.   The Lord of the Rings

Return of the King Directed by Peter Jackson, was the final installation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings saga. The action is intense. There’s the Witch-King of Angmar, armies of the dead, the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and The Black Gate, plus Frodo’s ongoing journey to destroy The One Ring.

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Starring: Christopher Guard(voice), William Squire(voice), Michael Scholes(voice)

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

23.  Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in this action-packed sci-fi thriller about alien invasions and looping time. The concept of ‘live, die, repeat’ ensures there’s a multitude of horrible deaths, battles with aliens, and massive explosions as humans battle to regain control of Earth.

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

Directed by: Doug Liman

24. Bad Boys

Director Michael Bay is synonymous with over-the-top action movies. As such, his 1995 film Bad Boys, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence is a classic 90s action flick. There are plenty of guns, attitude, and explosions, plus an excellent soundtrack to back it all up.

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle

Directed by: Michael Bay

25.  First Blood (Rambo)

The first in the Rambo series, First Blood, is where we meet Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character. Chaos follows when John Rambo, a former Green Beret in the Vietnam War, is wrongfully arrested by a dirty cop. There’s guerrilla warfare, massive explosions, and huge guns.

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

26.   Predator

Sci-fi horror meets action in this film about an invisible alien that hunts for sport. Set deep in the Central American jungle, the Predator stalks an elite special forces team on a rescue mission. The film’s success spawned several sequels, as well as crossovers with other alien movies in Hollywood.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall

Directed by: John McTiernan

27.  Speed

Hijacking, hostages, bombs, terrorists, high-speed public transport, Keanu Reeves — this is the perfect formula for a thrilling action movie. Also starring Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper, the film won multiple awards, including two Academy Awards and two BAFTAS.

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock

Directed by: Jan de Bont

28.  RoboCop

This somewhat satirical action film is set in the dystopian future and packed full of cyborg butt-kicking. While it’s perhaps not aged as well as other cheesy 80s action flicks, it’s worth adding to your watch list for the eerily accurate prediction of the future, and Peter Weller’s acting as Robocop.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

29.  Kill Bill Volume 1

Kill Bill Volume 1 is the action film for you if you're in the mood for a bloodbath. In classic Quentin Tarantino fashion, this story of an assassin's brutal retaliation features wide shots, highly choreographed combat choreography, large-format sets, and gore.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

30.  Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon, one of the best buddy-cop action films ever made, is full of memorable one-liners, jaw-dropping action sequences, and regal mullets. As mismatched LAPD detectives who must manage their new working relationship while solving a murder, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover feature in the film.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Directed by: Richard Donner

31.  Mission Impossible

Mission Impossible, which launched a hugely popular franchise, elevated the covert operations subgenre. Mission Impossible contains everything you could possibly want in an action film, from the recognizable theme music to the unbelievable action sequences and masked characters.

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart

Directed by: Brian De Palma

32.  Saving Private Ryan

This historically accurate military movie, which takes place during the Normandy Invasion, features Steven Spielberg's unique style of filmmaking. As a group of American soldiers works to bring the last surviving son of a military family home, the situation is dramatic, scary, and heartbreaking all at once.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore 

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

33.  Casino Royale

The Daniel Craig era of James Bond's best action pictures began with Casino Royale. Undoubtedly more physically fit and ripped than his predecessor, this Bond film features a challenging parkour chase scene and a lot more physicality.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench

Directed by: Martin Campbell

34. Underworld

In Underworld, a long-running bloody conflict exists between vampires and Lycans. This gritty action film is edgy, chic, and seductive. It's a visually stimulating thriller with merciless violence, CGI werewolf transformations, and skin-tight latex.

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly 

Directed by: Len Wiseman

35. Django Unchained

This bounty hunting film, a stylized homage to the spaghetti western genre, has Quentin Tarantino's trademark mayhem and gore. In a movie that tackles the touchy subject of slavery in America, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz have outstanding performances.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio

Directed by: 

Quentin Tarantino

36. Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola, a great director, directed Apocalypse Now, a movie that takes place during the Vietnam War. Even though it's difficult to watch because it shows the horrors of war, the star-studded production did provide famous scenes like the helicopter sequence from "Ride of the Valkyries."

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

37. Point Break (The Original)

There is a reason Keanu Reeves appears frequently on this list. Everyone should put the legendary action movie Point Break on their must-watch list. Keanu is an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates a surf gang that seeks thrills through deadly bank robberies in addition to thrills on the waves.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

38. Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino is both an action film and a dark comedy. A paramilitary American-Jewish group during World War II sought aimed to terrorize the Germans by hunting down Nazis. A former Jewish victim, meantime, triggers the ironic demise of the Nazi leadership.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

39. Braveheart

Braveheart, which was directed by Mel Gibson and starred Mel Gibson, took home numerous honors, including five Academy Awards. The First War of Scottish Independence was the subject of this historical action movie, which included some of the best swordplay and breathtaking battle scenes that had been seen in movies up to that point.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan

Directed by: Mel Gibson

40. True Lies

Another James Cameron film, True Lies, is a surprisingly funny action movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character discovers living a double life as a spy, and a suburban husband is tricky. He has to save the world and fix his marriage all at the same time.

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold

Directed by: James Cameron

41. Face/Off

When there’s questionable face transplant surgery, you know it’s going to be a wild ride. Nicholas Cage and John Travolta play a terrorist and an FBI agent, respectively, out to kill each other. Enjoy high-speed boat chases, double gun shoot-outs, and plenty of action dives.

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen

Directed by: John Woo

42.  Rogue One

A Star Wars story a New Hope Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is jam-packed with action, much like many of the top action films in the Hollywood canon. There are numerous aerial battles, brawls, and, of course, Darth Vader's vengeful presence. Be warned, though; the conclusion is quite violent.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

43.  The Matrix

Reloaded The Matrix Reloaded, with a budget that was double that of the original and significantly more action, continues the revolt against the Machine Army. There are incredible weapons, improved skills, an epic highway fight sequence, and a multiplied Agent Smith in this sequel to The Wachowskis' original film.

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fish, Burne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

44.  Black Hawk Down

The Battle of Mogadishu during the US attempt to put an end to the Somalian civil war served as the inspiration for the movie Black Hawk Down. As terrorists devoted to dictator Mohamed Farrah Aidid shoot down Black Hawk helicopters, the horrific film captures the brutality of battle.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore

Directed by: Ridley Scott

45.  Goldeneye

Goldeneye is a classic Bond film from Pierce Brosnan’s heyday. Like many Bond best action movies, the plot is centered around the potential destruction of the world by a dastardly villain, accompanied by plenty of attractive women, one-liners, and lethal tech toys.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco

Directed by: Martin Campbell

46.  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones, the most daring archaeologist in the world, embarks on yet another epic journey to find his missing father. Jones Sr. is portrayed by Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. loaded with Nazi gunfights, long-time adversaries, explosives, live rats, and a plane

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

47.  Inception

On numerous levels, Inception has mind-bending action. In this science fiction action thriller from Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio plays an "extractor" tasked with modifying people's subconscious minds. Easter eggs and physics-defying exploits abound, and most of the plot is left up for interpretation.

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

48.  Independence Day

Positive reviews were given to Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It is an amazing story that is primarily female-driven, filled with unexpected warriors and romantic adventure. Yuen Woo-ping, who also choreographed The Matrix, created the visually spectacular and physically impossible battle choreography for this well-known Wuxia movie.

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

49.  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Ang Lee received favorable reviews. It is a spectacular tale of surprise warriors and romantic adventure that is fundamentally female-driven. The battle choreography in this famous Wuxia film is visually stunning and defies the laws of physics; it was choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping, who also choreographed The Matrix.

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang

Directed by: Ang Lee

50.  Jarhead

This biographical war film is based on Anthony Swofford's memoirs as a United States Marine. It is distinctive for its glaring lack of combat action because it explores the psychology of teaching men to murder so they won't have to use their weapons.

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black

Directed by: Sam Mendes

51. Dirty Harry

Inspector Harry Callahan, played by Clint Eastwood, is on the hunt for a psychopathic killer, who killed, kidnapped, and held innocent people for ransom. Dirty Harry is also the film that coined the famous phrase, “‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?”.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino

Directed by: Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood(segment suicide jumper sequence at night)

52.   Jumanji

Even Robin Williams' sense of humor couldn't save this movie from being disturbing. Alan Parrish, who plays the role of Jumanji, must navigate ravaging monkeys, animal stampedes, and a psychotic hunter in order to complete the game and escape. The drum beat from Jumanji will give you shivers.

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

53.  Sicario

Sicario is a suspenseful action film that vividly contrasts tense non-action sequences with gunfights, explosions, and close-quarters battles. It is a thrilling, heart-pounding viewing as it explores the hazy lines in the conflict against the Mexican drug cartels.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

54.  KickAss

Kick-Ass might not be for you if you find profanity and excessively stylized violence offensive. Kick-Ass, an essentially mediocre superhero, Hit-Girl, a real butt-kicking superhero, and Red Mist, one of recent cinema's silliest villains, are the film's main protagonists.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

55.  Lucy

An intriguing investigation of the idea of enhanced consciousness and human existence is Lucy. The events that cause Scarlett Johansson's titular character to develop into a butt-kicking attacker with enhanced skills begin when she unknowingly becomes a drug mule.

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-Sik 

Directed by: Luc Besson

56.  Hellboy

The comic novel serves as an inspiration for the 2004 film Hellboy by Guillermo del Toro. The storyline is straightforward: a demon child from another dimension grows up to battle bad villains and monsters. All the action movie prerequisites are present, including loads of blood, gore, pyrotechnics, and covert government organizations.

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane

Directed by: Neil Marshall

57.  The Fugitive

An innocent man who is falsely accused of killing his wife and is being sought by the police makes for the ideal plot for an exhilarating action film. Harrison Ford's portrayal of the title character is a race against time and the police to clear his identity and identify the real murderer.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Starring:  Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward

Directed by: Andrew Davis

58.  Looper

Looper is a slow-burn action movie, set in a time where assassins can time-travel, looping backward and forwards, to kill their targets. Worlds and timelines collide when the character Joe has to close the loop, a.k.a eliminate his future self, but Old Joe escapes with a different plan.

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt

Directed by: Rian Johnson

59.  Dredd

In the dystopian wastelands of the future, judges will serve as judges, jury, an executionerser. In order to destroy a drug cartel operating in a tower block slum, Judge Dredd recruits a new soldier. As they become entrapped, bodies start to pile up, gunfire rages, and people are flung from balconies.

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey

Directed by: Pete Travis

60.  Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers is another satirical sci-fi action film directed by Paul Verhoeven, who also directed RoboCop. To stop aliens from launching an all-out invasion, soldiers from Earth travel across the universe. Similar to RoboCop, the visual effects haven't held up over time, but the corny action clichés haven't lost their appeal.

IMDb Rating:7.3/10

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

And that's how a lot of the action movie list is described: Some are blatantly oddball character pieces, such as Jason Statham's need to maintain a high pulse rate in "Crank: High Voltage," Clive Owen and Monica Bellucci's passionate embrace in "Shoot 'Em Up," and the constant cliches about "family" in the "Fast" series. Some of the best instances of pure cinematic expression to date are the Hollywood action movies listed above.

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