ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Action Movies Ever - Top Action Movies

Updated on July 29, 2014

Watch The Trailer

# 20 Speed

Released in 1994


Directed By: Jan De Bont


Starring: Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock


Box Office: $350,448,145


LA swat officers are hunting down an unknown bomber who is terrorizing Los Angeles.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 19 300

Released in 2006


Directed By: Zack Snyder


Starring: Gerard Butler and Lena Hedley


Box Office: $456,068,181


King Leonidas battles the Persians in the epic battle of Thermopylae.

Watch The Trailer

# 18 Platton

Released in 1986


Directed By: Oliver Stone


Starring: Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger


Box Office: $138,530,565


Shows the horrors of battle in the Vietnam War.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 17 Gladiator

Released in 2000


Directed By: Ridley Scott


Starring: Russell Crowe


Box Office: $457,640,427


A renowned Roman General is betrayed by the son of the king he fights for when his family is murdered. The Roman General comes to Rome for vengeance but he is imprisoned and forced to battle as a gladiator.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 16 Top Gun

Released in 1986


Directed By: Tony Scott


Starring: Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis


Box Office: $356,830,601


A group of elite fighter pilots are trained to be the best. One fighter pilot likes to take chances which may get him into a lot of trouble.

Watch The Trailer

# 15 True Lies

Released in 1994


Directed By: James Cameron


Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis


Box Office: $378,882,411


A secret agent who keeps his life hidden from his family has his life unravel in front of him when he believes that his wife is having an affair on him.

Watch The Trailer

# 14 First Blood

Released in 1982


Directed By: Tedd Kotcheff


Starring: Sylvester Stallone


Box Office: $125,212,904


A Vietnam vet who earned the Medal of Honor battles a small town lawman who abuses and terrorizes him when the Vet is arrested.


Watch The Trailer

# 13 Inception

Released in 2010


Directed By: Christopher Nolan


Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio


Box Office: $825.5 Million


A thief uses dreams in order to steal corporate secrets. The thief is offered a deal if he can place an inception into a target's subconscious.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 12 Lethal Weapon

Released in 1987


Directed By: Richard Donner


Starring: Mel Gibson and Danny Glover


Box Office:$120,207,127


A veteran cop is partnered with an off the handle younger man, who is not afraid to die, and in fact welcomes death since his wife died. Neither cop likes to work with a partner but they must learn how to work together to catch the bad guys.


Watch the Trailer

# 11 The Avengers

Released in 2012


Directed By: Joss Whedon


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


Box Office: $1,518,594,910


The S.H.I.E.L.D assembles a team of avengers (Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, and Captain America) to battle Loki and his evil forces that have come to destroy Earth.

Watch The Trailer

# 10 Predator

Released in 1987


Directed By: John McTiernan


Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger


Box Office: $98,267,558


A team of commandoes are sent into the jungles of Central America to rescue as cabinet minister that has been abducted by guerrillas. Soon the commandoes find that they are battling against something not of this world.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 9 The Bourne Identity

Released in 2002


Directed By: Doug Liman


Starring: Matt Damon and Franka Potente


Box Office: $214,034,224


An American man is rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by an Italian Fisherman. The American has no memory of who he is or why his body is full of bullet wounds. The American soon finds himself running for his life, while trying to figure out who he is.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 8 The Dark Knight

Released in 2008


Directed By: Christopher Nolan


Starring: Christian Bale and Heath Ledger


Box Office: $1.005 Billion


The Batman and Gordon start cleaning up the streets of Gotham only to have a new evil unleashed on the city in the form of The Joker.

Watch the Trailer

# 7 Star Wars

Released in 1977


Directed By: George Lucas


Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher


Box Office: $1,310,412,745


A young Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi knight, a pilot, R2D2, C3PO, and a wookiee to save the princess and the universe from Darth Vadar. Skywalker has much to learn and will soon find his new skills put to the test.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 6 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Released in 1991


Directed By: James Cameron


Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton


Box Office: $519,843,345


John Connor is a young boy now and he is on his own living with foster parents. His mother has been placed in a mental facility and a new terminator from the future has been sent back to kill him and his mother. However, another terminator has been sent back to protect his mother and himself but it is the same model that tried to kill his mother many years ago.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 5 The Matrix

Released in 1999


Directed By: The Wachowski Brothers


Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, and Lawrence Fishburne


Box Office: $463,517,383


A computer hacker named Neo, learns that the world he has been living in is a ruse. He must decided if he wants to know the truth of the real world or if he wants to keep living his fake existence.

Watch The Trailer

# 4 Die Hard

Released in 1988


Directed By: John McTiernan


Starring: Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman


Box Office: $140.7 million


John McClane is an NYPD officer, whose marriage is on the rocks. McClane flies to Los Angeles to reconcile with his wife but upon arriving to the office building where she works McClane finds that everyone in the office has been taken hostage by terrorists. McClane must battle the terrorist alone to save his wife.

Watch The Trailer

# 3 Aliens

Released in 1986


Directed By: James Cameron


Starring: Sigourney Weaver


Box Office: $131,060,248


In this sequel Ellen Ripley is found 57 years after her ship was attacked by aliens and she is the lone survivor. People have unknowingly colonized the planet where the aliens live and all communication has been lost. Ripley is the only one with knowledge about the aliens species that may have taken over the colony, and she must return to the planet to help the colonizers.

Watch A Clip From The Movie

# 2 Jurassic Park

Released in 1993


Directed By: Steven Spielberg


Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.


Box Office: $2,016,573,690


Billionaire John Hammond creates an adventure park featuring real life dinosaurs by finding their DNA in mosquitos. Hammond brings a variety of scientist and his grandchildren to the park to tour the newly finished park. However, during the tour things go very wrong and the humans are no longer in charge of the park. Instead, the dinosaurs have taken control.

Watch The Trailer

# 1 Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Released in 1981


Directed by: Steven Spielberg


Starring: Harrison Ford and Karen Allen


Box Office: $389,925,971


Archaeologist Indiana Jones is hired to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • momsdoworkathome profile image

      Katina Davenport 

      4 years ago from Michigan

      Well, I have seen most of these and sometimes I continue to watch the movies on the weekend if I catch them on cable. Great hub. It's like going down memory lane.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)