Action Movies Genre

This Action movies list includes films like North by Northwest, The French Connection, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Aliens & The Dark Knight. The first Action movie on this page is North by Northwest scoring 8.3/10 stars in our Action weighted score. Starring in this film is Harvey Stephens, Martin Landau, Monty O'Grady, Jeremy Slate, Alexander Lockwood, Frank Baker, Robert Williams. The second Action movie listed is The French Connection scoring 9.067/10 stars in our Action weighted score. We hope you enjoy our list of Action movies here with more upcoming movies coming soon.

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1). North by Northwest (1959)

Score: 9.33/10 IMDB: 8.3/10 Trailer
Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Harvey Stephens, Martin Landau, Monty O'Grady, Jeremy Slate, Alexander Lockwood

2). The French Connection (1971)

Score: 9.07/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer
William Friedkin's gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming…
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Roy Scheider, Doris McCarthy, Gene Hackman, Sarina C. Grant, Santos Morales

3). Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Score: 8.97/10 IMDB: 8.5/10 Trailer
Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man.…
Directors: Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman
Stars: Stan Lee, Nicolas Cage, Lex Lang, Liev Schreiber, Zoë Kravitz

4). Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

Score: 8.97/10 IMDB: 8.6/10 Trailer
The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion…
Director: George Lucas
Stars: William Hootkins, Harrison Ford, Harry Fielder, Shane Rimmer, Angus MacInnes

5). Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)

Score: 8.97/10 IMDB: 7.9/10 Trailer
In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover to deliver to safe…
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Zhen Xi Du, Chen Chang, Cheng Lin Xu, Yun-Fat Chow

6). Aliens (1986)

Score: 8.94/10 IMDB: 8.4/10 Trailer Review
57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is…
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Daniel Kash

7). The Dark Knight (2008)

Score: 8.93/10 IMDB: 9.0/10 Trailer
Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent…
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Luke Burnyeat, Joseph Oliveira, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, William Fichtner

8). Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Score: 8.87/10 IMDB: 8.1/10 Trailer Review
After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth is now the main…
Director: James Gunn
Stars: Stan Lee, Diezel Ramos, Mark Falvo, Bern Collaço, Bern Collaco

9). Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Score: 8.83/10 IMDB: 8.8/10 Trailer
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the…
Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Frank Oz, Mac McDonald, Harrison Ford, Burnell Tucker, Julian Glover

10). The Terminator (1984)

Score: 8.83/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer Review
A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman…
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Dick Miller, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

11). The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Score: 8.78/10 IMDB: 8.9/10 Trailer Review
The final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits: Frodo…
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Brad Dourif, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen

12). Dirty Harry (1971)

Score: 8.77/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer
In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio- who snipes at innocent victims…
Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Chuck Hicks, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon, Lois Foraker, Kate Harper

13). The Fugitive (1993)

Score: 8.7/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer
A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in…
Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Julianne Moore, Richard Riehle, Harrison Ford, Reese Foster

14). Hell or High Water (2016)

Score: 8.7/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer
In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch…
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Dale Dickey, Dylan Kenin, Michael E. Stogner, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges

15). Forbidden Planet (1956)

Score: 8.7/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer
When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all…
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Robby the Robot, Jack Kelly, Marvin Miller, James Best

16). The Iron Giant (1999)

Score: 8.7/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer
This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot…
Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Vin Diesel, Bob Bergen, Rodger Bumpass, Jack Angel, Robert Clotworthy

17). Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Score: 8.7/10 IMDB: 7.4/10 Trailer
Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back…
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: John Carpenter, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton, Peter Frankland

18). Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Score: 8.63/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer
Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life…
Director: Travis Knight
Stars: Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rooney Mara, Saemi Nakamura

19). Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Score: 8.61/10 IMDB: 8.5/10 Trailer Review
Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn…
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dean Norris, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Xander Berkeley, Mark Christopher Lawrence

20). Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Score: 8.61/10 IMDB: 8.1/10 Trailer Review
An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken,…
Director: George Miller
Stars: Charlize Theron, Hélène Cardona, Jeff Moffitt, Nicholas Hoult, Hélène Cardona

21). Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Score: 8.6/10 IMDB: 8.6/10 Trailer
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the…
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Stars: Stan Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Terry Notary

22). Ninja Scroll (1993)

Score: 8.6/10 IMDB: 7.9/10 Trailer
A Journeyman ninja by name of Jubei stumbles upon a plague, an evil clan of demons, a national crisis, and…
Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kevin Seymour
Stars: Wendee Lee, Kirk Thornton, Doug Stone, Michael Forest, Richard Cansino

23). Logan (2017)

Score: 8.59/10 IMDB: 8.1/10 Trailer Review
In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly due to genetically modified plants designed to reduce mutant powers and the…
Director: James Mangold
Stars: Mark Falvo, Cynthia LeBlanc, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Jon Arthur

24). Black Panther (2018)

Score: 8.57/10 IMDB: 7.3/10 Trailer
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of…
Director: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Stan Lee, Andy Serkis, Tahseen Ghauri, Martin Freeman, Sebastian Stan

25). The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Score: 8.57/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer
Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to…
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Brian Cox, Corey Johnson, Matt Damon, Tina Simmons, Scott Adkins

26). Snowpiercer (2013)

Score: 8.55/10 IMDB: 7.1/10 Trailer Review
Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world's survivors…
Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Joon Ho Bong, Bong Joon Ho
Stars: John Hurt, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Robert Russell

27). Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Score: 8.54/10 IMDB: 8.5/10 Trailer Review
The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for…
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Frank Welker, Kiran Shah, William Hootkins, John Rhys-Davies, Harrison Ford

28). Star Trek (2009)

Score: 8.53/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer
On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a…
Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Chris Hemsworth, Deep Roy

29). The Matrix (1999)

Score: 8.5/10 IMDB: 8.7/10 Trailer Review
Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night…
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Rana Morrison, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

30). Baby Driver (2017)

Score: 8.5/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer
Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with…
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Wilbur Fitzgerald, Andrew S. McMillan, Elizabeth Davidovich, Marshall Choka, Ansel Elgort

31). The Incredibles (2004)

Score: 8.5/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer
Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville.…
Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Craig T. Nelson, Jason Lee, John Ratzenberger, Elizabeth Peña

32). Casino Royale (2006)

Score: 8.47/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer
James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists.…
Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Lasco Atkins, Daniel Craig, Julie Eagleton, Jeffrey Wright, Ivana Milicevic

33). Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Score: 8.46/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer Review
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the…
Director: Matt Reeves
Stars: Diezel Ramos, Luke Burnyeat, Michael Papajohn, Cynthia LeBlanc, Andy Serkis

34). Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Score: 8.44/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer Review
With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a…
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Stars: Stan Lee, Diezel Ramos, Anthony J Sacco, Mark Falvo, Chris Evans

35). Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Score: 8.44/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer Review
Following the events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding…
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest

36). Racing Extinction (2015)

Score: 8.44/10 IMDB: 8.2/10 Trailer Review
Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we…
Director: Louie Psihoyos
Stars: Eric Goode, Elon Musk, Kirk Johnson, Dr. J.E.N. Charlie Veron, Ady Gil

37). Mother (2009)

Score: 8.43/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer
A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is…
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Stars: Jeong-eun Lee, Je-mun Yun, Woo-hee Chun, Myung-shin Park, Moon-ee Jo

38). How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Score: 8.43/10 IMDB: 8.1/10 Trailer
Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against…
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller

39). Train to Busan (2016)

Score: 8.42/10 IMDB: 7.5/10 Trailer Review
Sok-woo, a father with not much time for his daughter, Soo-ahn, are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall…
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Stars: Terri Doty, Woo-sik Choi, Kwang-Hyun Joo, Gwi-hwa Choi, Soo-jung Ye

40). Looper (2012)

Score: 8.37/10 IMDB: 7.4/10 Trailer
Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the…
Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Elton LeBlanc, David Jensen, Cynthia LeBlanc, Bruce Willis, Jeff Moffitt

41). Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

Score: 8.37/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer
A former Australian policeman now living in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback as a warrior agrees to help a community of…
Director: George Miller
Stars: Bruce Spence, Mel Gibson, Max Fairchild, Tyler Coppin, Vernon Wells

42). Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Score: 8.35/10 IMDB: 7.9/10 Trailer Review
An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major…
Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Joseph Oliveira, Bern Collaço, Bern Collaco, Johnny Otto, Nick Donald

43). District 9 (2009)

Score: 8.33/10 IMDB: 7.9/10 Trailer
In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight…
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Stars: Jed Brophy, Jeff Moffitt, Brandon Auret, Sharlto Copley, John Sumner

44). Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Score: 8.3/10 IMDB: 7.3/10 Trailer
Peter Parker is an unhappy man: after two years of fighting crime as Spider-Man, his life has begun to fall…
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Stan Lee, Luke Burnyeat, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Willem Dafoe

45). The Death of Superman (2018)

Score: 8.3/10 IMDB: 7.4/10 Trailer
Superman battles against an insurmountable foe named Doomsday.
Directors: Sam Liu, Jake Castorena
Stars: Rainn Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Rebecca Romijn, Nathan Fillion, Patrick Fabian

46). The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Score: 8.3/10 IMDB: 8.4/10 Trailer
Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes,…
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Diezel Ramos, Anthony J Sacco, Mark Falvo, Michael Papajohn, Gary Oldman

47). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Score: 8.29/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer Review
For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means…
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Stars: Stan Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Falvo, Chris Evans, Raiden Integra

48). The Host (2006)

Score: 8.27/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
The film revolves around Park Hee-bong, a man in his late 60s. He runs a small snack bar on the…
Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Joon Ho Bong, Bong Joon Ho
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Paul Lazar, Dal-su Oh, Philip Hersh, Ah-sung Ko

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