The Top 100 Action Movies of the 1990s

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3

The Professional

1994    Luc Besson    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Jurassic Park

1993    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG13

Action    Fantasy    Prehistoric Fantasy

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Heat

1995    Michael Mann    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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The Fifth Element

1997    Luc Besson    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

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Total Recall

1990    Paul Verhoeven    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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8

Men in Black

1997    Barry Sonnenfeld    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Alien Invasion Films

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Die Hard With a Vengeance

1995    John McTiernan    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Hard Boiled

1992    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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Independence Day

1996    Roland Emmerich    Rated PG13

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Apocalyptic Film

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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12

Die Hard 2

1990    Renny Harlin    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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From Dusk Till Dawn

1996    Robert Rodriguez    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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14

True Lies

1994    James Cameron    Rated R

Action    Spy Film    Action Comedy

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15

The Rock

1996    Michael Bay    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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The Boondock Saints

1999    Troy Duffy    Rated R

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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Mission: Impossible

1996    Brian De Palma    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Ghost in the Shell

1995    Mamoru Oshii    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Animation

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20

Speed

1994    Jan de Bont    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

1993    Eric Radomski    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Animation

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Batman Returns

1992    Tim Burton    Rated PG13

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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The Crow

1994    Alex Proyas    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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24

GoldenEye

1995    Martin Campbell    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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25

Sneakers

1992    Phil Alden Robinson    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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Point Break

1991    Kathryn Bigelow    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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27

Starship Troopers

1997    Paul Verhoeven    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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28

La Femme Nikita

1990    Luc Besson    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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Desperado

1995    Robert Rodriguez    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Gangster Film

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30

In the Line of Fire

1993    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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32

Blade

1998    Stephen Norrington    Rated R

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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33

Face/Off

1997    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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The Legend of Drunken Master

1994    Chia-Liang Liu    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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35

Enemy of the State

1998    Tony Scott    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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36

Ronin

1998    John Frankenheimer    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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37

Crimson Tide

1995    Tony Scott    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Sea Adventure

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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El Mariachi

1993    Robert Rodriguez    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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39

Patriot Games

1992    Phillip Noyce    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Political Thriller

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Darkman

1990    Sam Raimi    Rated R

Action    Revenge Film    Science Fiction

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Con Air

1997    Simon West    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1990    Steve Barron    Rated PG

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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43

The Rocketeer

1991    Joe Johnston    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Comics

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Air Force One

1997    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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Rush Hour

1998    Brett Ratner    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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46

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

1997    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Clear and Present Danger

1994    Phillip Noyce    Rated PG13

Action    Thriller    Action Thriller

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48

Ninja Scroll

1993    Yoshiaki Kawajiri    Not Rated

Action    Animation    Anime

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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Armageddon

1998    Michael Bay    Rated PG13

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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52

Alien ³

1992    David Fincher    Rated R

Action    Body Horror    Horror

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53

Bad Boys

1995    Michael Bay    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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54

Backdraft

1991    Ron Howard    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Detective Film

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55

The Last Boy Scout

1991    Tony Scott    Rated R

Action    Buddy Film    Crime

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56

Star Trek: Generations

1994    David Carson    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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57

Demolition Man

1993    Marco Brambilla    Rated R

Action    Dystopian Film    Science Fiction

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Rumble in the Bronx

1995    Stanley Tong    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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The Long Kiss Goodnight

1996    Renny Harlin    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Girls-with-Guns

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Sonatine

1993    Takeshi Kitano    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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61

Once Upon a Time in China

1991    Hark Tsui    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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62

Iron Monkey

1993    Woo-ping Yuen    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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63

Last Man Standing

1996    Walter Hill    Rated R

Action    Crime    Gangster Film

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Lethal Weapon 3

1992    Richard Donner    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Twister

1996    Jan de Bont    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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66

Predator 2

1990    Stephen Hopkins    Rated R

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Horror

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Fist of Legend

1994    Gordon Chan    Rated R

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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Supercop

1992    Stanley Tong    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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69

Under Siege

1992    Andrew Davis    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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70

Story of Ricky

1991    Ngai Choi Lam    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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71

Dick Tracy

1990    Warren Beatty    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Based-on-Comics

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Toy Soldiers

1991    Daniel Petrie Jr.    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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The X-Files

1998    Rob Bowman    Rated PG13

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Based-on-Television

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Titanic

1996    Robert Lieberman    Rated PG13

Action    Drama    Epic

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75

The Mask of Zorro

1998    Martin Campbell    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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76

Hudson Hawk

1991    Michael Lehmann    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Caper

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Bullet in the Head

1990    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Executive Decision

1996    Stuart Baird    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller

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Operation Condor

1991    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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82

Cliffhanger

1993    Renny Harlin    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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83

U.S. Marshals

1998    Stuart Baird    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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84

Alive

1993    Frank Marshall    Rated R

Action    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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85

Hardware

1990    Richard Stanley    Rated R

Action    Based-on-Comics    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir

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86

The River Wild

1994    Curtis Hanson    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure Drama

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Point of No Return

1993    John Badham    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Girls-with-Guns

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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88

Lethal Weapon 4

1998    Richard Donner    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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89

The Jackal

1997    Michael Caton-Jones    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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90

RoboCop 2

1990    Irvin Kershner    Rated R

Action    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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91

Last Action Hero

1993    John McTiernan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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92

Escape from L.A.

1996    John Carpenter    Rated R

Action    Dystopian Film    Escape Film

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93

Hard Target

1993    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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94

The Hard Way

1991    John Badham    Rated R

Comedy    Action    Action Comedy

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95

The Arrival

1996    David Twohy    Rated PG13

Alien Invasion Films    Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Action

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96

Conspiracy Theory

1997    Richard Donner    Rated R

Thriller    Action    Paranoid Thriller

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97

No Escape

1994    Martin Campbell    Rated R

Action    Escape Film    Prison Film

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98

Tomorrow Never Dies

1997    Roger Spottiswoode    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Girls-with-Guns

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99

Universal Soldier

1992    Roland Emmerich    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Science Fiction

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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Batman Beyond: The Movie

1999    Curt Geda    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Animation

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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