The Top 100 Action Movies of the 1990s

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The Professional 1994, 110 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Jean RenoNatalie PortmanGary Oldman

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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Heat 1995, 188 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Al PacinoRobert De NiroVal Kilmer

Action Thriller    Action    Caper

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The Fifth Element 1997, 126 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Bruce WillisMilla JovovichIan Holm

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

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True Lies 1994, 141 min.

James Cameron     Starring: Jamie Lee CurtisBill PaxtonTia Carrere

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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The Rock 1996, 136 min.

Michael Bay     Starring: Sean ConneryNicolas CageEd Harris

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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The Boondock Saints 1999, 108 min.

Troy Duffy     Starring: Willem DafoeSean Patrick FlaneryNorman Reedus

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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Speed 1994, 116 min.

Jan de Bont     Starring: Keanu ReevesDennis HopperSandra Bullock

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Batman Returns 1992, 126 min.

Tim Burton     Starring: Michael KeatonDanny DeVitoMichelle Pfeiffer

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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The Crow 1994, 102 min.

Alex Proyas     Starring: Brandon LeeErnie HudsonMichael Wincott

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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Point Break 1991, 120 min.

Kathryn Bigelow     Starring: Keanu ReevesGary BuseyPatrick Swayze

Action Thriller    Action    Thriller

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Blade 1998, 120 min.

Stephen Norrington     Starring: Wesley SnipesKris KristoffersonStephen Dorff

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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Face/Off 1997, 138 min.

John Woo     Starring: John TravoltaNicolas CageJoan Allen

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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Enemy of the State 1998, 132 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Will SmithGene HackmanJon Voight

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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Ronin 1998, 121 min.

John Frankenheimer     Starring: Robert De NiroJean RenoNatascha McElhone

Action Thriller    Action    Chase Movie

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Con Air 1997, 115 min.

Simon West     Starring: Nicolas CageColm MeaneyJohn Cusack

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Air Force One 1997, 124 min.

Wolfgang Petersen     Starring: Harrison FordGary OldmanWendy Crewson

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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The Rocketeer 1991, 108 min.

Joe Johnston     Starring: Billy CampbellJennifer ConnellyAlan Arkin

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Comics

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Darkman 1990, 96 min.

Sam Raimi     Starring: Liam NeesonFrances McDormandColin Friels

Action    Revenge Film    Science Fiction

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Rush Hour 1998, 97 min.

Brett Ratner     Starring: Chris TuckerTom WilkinsonElizabeth Peña

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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Ninja Scroll 1993, 94 min.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri     Starring: Koichi YamaderaEmi Shinohara

Action    Animation    Anime

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Armageddon 1998, 153 min.

Michael Bay     Starring: Bruce WillisLiv TylerSteve Buscemi

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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The Mask 1994, 101 min.

Chuck Russell     Starring: Jim CarreyPeter RiegertPeter Greene

Action Comedy    Action    Based-on-Comics

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Sonatine 1993, 94 min.

Takeshi Kitano     Starring: Tetsu WatanabeSusumu TerajimaTakeshi Kitano

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Once Upon a Time in China 1991, 134 min.

Hark Tsui     Starring: Jet LiBiao Yuen

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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Bad Boys 1995, 118 min.

Michael Bay     Starring: Martin LawrenceTéa LeoniWill Smith

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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Alien ³ 1992, 114 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Sigourney WeaverCharles DancePaul McGann

Action    Body Horror    Horror

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The Last Boy Scout 1991, 105 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Bruce WillisDamon WayansChelsea Field

Action    Buddy Film    Crime

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Backdraft 1991, 132 min.

Ron Howard     Starring: Kurt RussellWilliam BaldwinRobert De Niro

Action    Action Thriller    Detective Film

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Rumble in the Bronx 1995, 104 min.

Stanley Tong     Starring: Jackie ChanBill TungGarvin Cross

Action Comedy    Action    Comedy

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Iron Monkey 1993, 85 min.

Woo-ping Yuen     Starring: Rongguang YuDonnie YenJean Wang

Action Thriller    Action    Adventure Comedy

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Twister 1996, 113 min.

Jan de Bont     Starring: Helen HuntBill PaxtonCary Elwes

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Supercop 1992, 96 min.

Stanley Tong     Starring: Jackie ChanMichelle YeohMaggie Cheung

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Lethal Weapon 3 1992, 118 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverJoe Pesci

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Under Siege 1992, 103 min.

Andrew Davis     Starring: Steven SeagalTommy Lee JonesGary Busey

Action Thriller    Action    Martial Arts

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Toy Soldiers 1991, 112 min.

Daniel Petrie Jr.     Starring: Sean AstinWil WheatonAndrew Divoff

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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Predator 2 1990, 108 min.

Stephen Hopkins     Starring: Danny GloverBill PaxtonGary Busey

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Horror

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Dick Tracy 1990, 105 min.

Warren Beatty     Starring: Warren BeattyMadonnaDustin Hoffman

Action Comedy    Action    Based-on-Comics

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Bullet in the Head 1990, 136 min.

John Woo     Starring: Tony Leung Chiu WaiJacky CheungSimon Yam

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Operation Condor 1991, 92 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Kenn GoodmanShoko IkedaEva Cobo

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Titanic 1996, 173 min.

Robert Lieberman     Starring: Tim CurryCatherine Zeta-JonesPeter Gallagher

Action    Drama    Epic

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Hudson Hawk 1991, 100 min.

Michael Lehmann     Starring: Andie MacDowellBruce WillisDanny Aiello

Action    Action Comedy    Caper

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The Hard Way 1991, 111 min.

John Badham     Starring: Michael J. FoxJames WoodsAnnabella Sciorra

Comedy    Action    Action Comedy

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Lethal Weapon 4 1998, 127 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverJoe Pesci

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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