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Best Action Movies

  • Wanted

    Wanted (R, 2008)

    James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann
    Wesley's (James McAvoy) life is over - his pathetic old one, anyway... Fortunately, it is all becaus... read moree of a girl. Enter sizzling-hot Fox (Angelina Jolie), who crashes into his life and introduces him to the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins, led by the enigmatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman). Seems Wes's long-lost father was killed while working for the Fraternity and Wes has been selected to target the rogue member who murdered him. But before he can complete his assignment, Wes must first uncover the dark secrets behind the Fraternity in order to determine his own destiny. -- (C) Universal
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      fb100000132834765: . It was such a refreshing film all the way around. I like the concept, the training, the action, the effects, the comedy. Really great all around. Nice twist at the end. Worth the watch and
      Reviewed 54 days days ago
    • fb100001653793774
      fb100001653793774: Extremely entertaining, intense, action packed, bloody, original, and very funny.
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb100001288772703
      fb100001288772703: concept as the comic, but with awesome gun fights and brilliant performances from the cast, it's an action-packed movie.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
  • Live Free or Die Hard

    Live Free or Die Hard (PG-13, 2007)

    Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Cliff Curtis, Maggie Q
    On the Fourth of July weekend, an attack on the vulnerable United States infrastructure begins to sh... read moreut down the entire nation. The mysterious figure behind the scheme has figured out every modern angle... but he never figured on McClane--the old-school "analog" fly in the "digital" ointment. It's the beginning of the holiday, but New York City Detective McClane isn't celebrating. He's had yet another argument with his college-age daughter Lucy, and received a crushingly routine assignment to bring in a young hacker, Matt Farrell, for questioning by the FBI. But for McClane, the ordinary has a habit of exploding into the extraordinary--abruptly hurtling him into the wrong place at the wrong time. With Farrell's help, McClane slowly begins to understand the increasing chaos surrounding him. An attack is underway on the vulnerable United States infrastructure, shutting down the entire nation. The mysterious figure behind the scheme, Thomas Gabriel, stays several moves ahead of McClane as he implements his incredible plans, known to uber-geeks like Farrell as a "fire sale" (as in, everything must go!)
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      fb100000570202513: . The film is another great entry of the Die Hard series, which is undoubtedly the best action movie series of all time, yet it does make many changes in order to keep up with the 12-year
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb531303170
      fb531303170: I was pleasantly surprised by this slam-bang action flick. Generally, I hate sequels...especially sequels of franchises that were seemingly concl
      Reviewed 29 days days ago
    • fb527810353
      fb527810353: Saw this movie last night and I must say it's the best all out action movie I've seen in years!! Non-stop action and brutal action scenes keep you wanting more at
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
  • Shoot 'Em Up

    Shoot 'Em Up (R, 2007)

    Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk
    A mysterious man delivers a baby during a shootout and is entrusted with protecting the child from c... read moreriminals out to kill it.
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      fb545787500: . Clive Owens is electric in his straight faced performance and the over the top action scenes are done with class and imagination.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • Mckid11
      Mckid11: a great film defiantly a must see film seen it so many times got the DVD and everything I love the action in the film and the slight bits of comedy then a gain it don't take much to make me laugh 10/
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • pinkfloyd33
      pinkfloyd33: . This movie is almost one continuous action scene. Paul Giamatti does a great job as the bad guy.
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
  • Die Hard

    Die Hard (R, 1988)

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov, Reginald VelJohnson
    It's Christmas time in L.A., and there's an employee party in progress on the 30th floor of the Naka... read moretomi Corporation building. The revelry comes to a violent end when the partygoers are taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who plan to steal the 600 million dollars locked in Nakatomi's high-tech safe. In truth, Gruber and his henchmen are only pretending to be politically motivated to throw the authorities off track; also in truth, Gruber has no intention of allowing anyone to get out of the building alive. Meanwhile, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) has come to L.A. to visit his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), who happens to be one of the hostages. Disregarding the orders of the authorities surrounding the building, McClane, who fears nothing (except heights), takes on the villains, armed with one handgun and plenty of chutzpah. Until Die Hard came along, Bruce Willis was merely that wisecracking guy on Moonlighting. After the film's profits started rolling in, Willis found himself one of the highest-paid and most sought-after leading men in Hollywood. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • jdkling
      jdkling: Often regarded as the greatest action movie ever made, "Die Hard" truly lives up to that title and has been able to survive through
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb100004134512845: . It may have had the smallest location but it does not lack anything. It has humor, action, great action, and a brilliant plot. Bruce Willis was perfect for the role because he hasn't
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: The pinnacle of action movies! Bruce Willis lead an excellent cast in one of the best action movies ever filmed. Als
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
  • Taken

    Taken (PG-13, 2009)

    Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser, Jon Gries
    An ex-soldier (Liam Neeson) traveling through Europe embarks on a frantic quest to rescue his daught... read moreer (Maggie Grace) after the young girl is abducted by slave traders in District B13 director Pierre Morel's contemporary thriller Taken. Robert Mark Kamen joins the screenwriting team, which also includes Morel and longtime collaborator Luc Besson, who also produces. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • moviesbewithyou2
      moviesbewithyou2: Liam Neeson has since Taken, become the king of B action movies. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, considering how good quality his action films gen
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      fb100002363467834: Easily one of the greatest action movies in recent memory and balancing an overall "plausible" story with loads of adrenaline p
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: Liam Neeson's true form is shown in this action-packed thriller. Though the story may be familiar to action junkies, it does it in a way leav
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
  • Rambo (Rambo IV)

    Rambo (Rambo IV) (R, 2008)

    Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish
    When a group of missionary aid workers in Myanmar disappear into the vast green inferno, vigilante V... read moreietnam War veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) leaves his job as a Salween River boatman behind to accompany a group of mercenaries on a daring rescue mission. It's been 20 years since Rambo helped mujahedeen rebels fend off Soviet invaders in Afghanistan, and these days the former soldier lives a simple life in northern Thailand. Meanwhile, the world's longest-running civil war rages into its 60th year on the nearby Thai-Burma border. One day, human rights missionaries Sarah Miller (Julie Benz) and Michael Burnett (Paul Schulze) show up asking Rambo to guide them up the Salween so they can get some much-needed food and medical supplies to the desperate Karen tribe. According to Sarah and Michael, the Burmese military has planted land mines all along the roads leading into the tribe's village, making it virtually impossible to reach the tribe via land. Two weeks after Rambo drops the group off in dangerous territory, pastor Arthur Marsh (Ken Howard) arrives with a chilling message: the aid workers never returned from their mission into the jungle, and the embassies refuse to help Marsh and his fellow missionaries find their missing friends. Now, despite the fact that Rambo has long since sworn off all forms of violence, the knowledge that innocent missionaries are being used as pawns in a brutal war leaves him with no other choice than to venture behind enemy lines on his most dangerous mission to date. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100001513380747: odiest gores of the franchise and some weaknesses to the writing with an objective for a purposeful action sequence that was probably worthwhile but with a result of a bloodbath. A nice return with ni
      Reviewed 27 days days ago
  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13, 2007)

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine
    Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) races to solve the mystery of his past while being hunted by members of th... read moree very organization he was hired into as director Paul Greengrass brings author Robert Ludlum's popular character back to the big screen for his third feature outing. David Strathairn, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, and Paddy Considine co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace (PG-13, 2008)

    Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini
    A devastating betrayal sends James Bond from Australia to Italy and South America on a mission of ve... read morengeance that pits the suave super-spy against a powerful businessman with diabolical intentions. Betrayed by Vesper, 007 (Daniel Craig) suppresses the urge to make his latest mission personal as he teams with M (Judi Dench) to interrogate Mr. White (Jesper Christensen). It soon becomes apparent that the organization behind the blackmailing of Vesper is more powerful than Bond and M had previously anticipated, and after discovering forensic evidence that links an MI6 traitor to a bank in Haiti, Bond immediately sets out to gather more intelligence. Once in Haiti, a case of mistaken identity leads Bond into the company of the ravishing Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a dangerous beauty with her own vendetta. It's Camille who leads Bond to a ruthless businessman named Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), who is soon revealed to be the mastermind of a powerful but clandestine organization. Greene is conspiring to corner the market on one of the world's most precious natural resources, and in order to make that happen he has forged a deal with an exiled general named Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). By enlisting the aid of his many associates and using his vast resources to force contacts within the CIA and the British government into bending to his will, Greene plans to overthrow the current regime of a Latin American country and hand control over to General Medrano in exchange for a parcel of land that appears barren on the surface, but actually houses a natural resource that will make Greene the most powerful man on the planet. But Bond's mission to uncover the culprit who blackmailed Vesper and prevent Dominic Greene from exerting his will on the entire world won't be easy, because now everyone from the CIA to the terrorists and even M are out to get him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb1310776281
      fb1310776281: . It lacked the action and grit I was expecting. Extremely short in length compared to Royale which didn't help in t
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
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      fb1258296129: . And the villain, Green, is a terrible actor. The reason I loved it... The action is amazing.
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb767137043
      fb767137043: . It's more Chase and direct action completely. A James Bond film should and has historically is a espionage genre.
      Reviewed 57 days days ago
  • Transformers

    Transformers (PG-13, 2007)

    Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor
    The interstellar battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rains destruction down on planet Earth ... read moreas director Michael Bay adapts Hasbro and Takara's popular Transformers franchise into a big-budget, live-action summer tentpole extravaganza in this ambitious sci-fi action feature starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Bernie Mac, John Turturro, Jon Voight, and, of course, Optimus Prime and Megatron. Long ago, on the planet of Cybertron, a massive, powerful alien race divided into two factions, the noble Autobots, and the devious Decepticons. They fought for the sole access to a talisman known as the Allspark, a cube with the capacity to grant infinite power, and eventually the Autobots smuggled it off the planet's surface, hiding it in an unknown location on Earth. Now, hundreds of years later, the Deceptacons have come looking for it, and if the Autobots don't find it first, the Earth will be enslaved or destroyed by the evil aliens' use of its massive power. The Autobots don't know where the cube was hidden, but the information may be stored in the most unlikely of sources, as a gangly young Earthling named Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) who's just picked up his first car, has a strange connection to the Allspark's history, making him the unlikely ally of these enormous creatures, as they fight for humankind's survival and the chance to return home. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb100002262389149
      fb100002262389149: . The robots are cool and all, and the action is explosive, but the camera feels needlessly shaky and there are a lot of quick cuts, but si
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb100003276791161
      fb100003276791161: . Really good blockbuster flick to kick off the story. A good mix of action and comedy, just a little lengthy.
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb100001303008611: .

      The CGI is amazingly awesome and there is no doubts about it. With excellent action which is what Transformers is all about.

      Overall, the action was outstanding, the story was
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
  • Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation (PG-13, 2009)

    Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard
    The fourth installment of the Terminator series follows an adult John Connor (played by Christian Ba... read morele) as he attempts to organize a human resistance force which could prove to be mankind's last true hope in the war against the machines. Opening in the year 2018, Terminator Salvation finds John Connor's certainty about the future shaken by the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger named Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), whose last memory is of sitting on death row and awaiting execution. Unable to determine whether Marcus was sent from the future or rescued from the past, Connor begins to wonder whether there is still any hope left for the human race as the robots grow more powerful and aggressive than ever before. It appears that Skynet is preparing a devastating final attack designed to eliminate the human resistance once and for all, leaving Connor and Marcus with no choice but to strike back at the cybernetic heart of Skynet's operations. Once there, the two battle-scarred soldiers discover a devastating secret regarding the potential annihilation of all humankind. Anton Yelchin fills Michael Biehn's shoes as a young Kyle Reese in the first installment of a planned Terminator trilogy from director McG (Charlie's Angels). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb511130713
      fb511130713: ...... Doesn't seem like the calculations of a super intelligent computer. It has some good action in there.
      Can't believe I loved the first time I saw it...
      Reviewed 9 days days ago
    • fb654526204
      fb654526204: As an action movie on its own, this movie is pretty good. As a Terminator movie, it's better than 3.

      If t
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1338081239
      fb1338081239: . great plot and the action was actually fantastic! not as good as t2 or 3, but really close. I wish there were more term
      Reviewed 6 months days ago