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Favorite Action Movies

Updated on January 31, 2017

Action Movies We Like

By: Dan and Yollie Bunag




Action is another one of our favorite movie and TV show genres. Experience the thrill, heart pumping action, incredible stunts, and other unique stuff that makes you want to move. Some select actors do their own stunts, but most use doubles or stunt people. Great action stars, good plot, plus exotic locations coupled with great camera tricks make great action movies. This hub is about our favorite action movies, a collection of worthwhile movies from different years and background.

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Gladiator (2000)

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix Director: Ridley Scott Rating: R

Synopsis: Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge.

Braveheart (1995)

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau Director: Mel Gibson Rating: R

A warrior marries secretly and leads a revolt against the tyrannical english king in 13th-century Scotland. Oscars for best picture.

Rob Roy (1995)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange ,Director: Michael Caton-Jones Rating: R

Academy Award(R) nominee* Liam Neeson and Best Actress Oscar(R)) winner** Jessica Lange give extraordinary performances as the legendary hero who refused to let his enemies destroy his honor and the loyal woman who gave him the courage to fight. Boasting "the best direction, acting, writing and technical credits [and] one of the great action sequences in movie history" (Roger Ebert), Rob Roy is a thrilling, powerful adventure and "one of the best films of the year" (GeneSiskel). When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy MacGregor (Neeson) is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) to provide for his clan. But when Montrose's henchman (Tim Roth, in an Oscar(R)-nominated*** performance) conspires to take the wealth for himself, Rob is thrust into the most challenging battle of his life...one that escalates into an exhilarating climax that will captivate you to the film's final frame.

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Director: Martin Campbell Rating: PG-13

A sweeping romantic adventure of love and honor, tragedy and triumph set against Mexico's fight for independence. Twenty years have past since Don Diego de la Vega (Hopkins) fought oppression as the legendary hero, Zorro. Now he must find a successor and he chooses Alejandro Murietta (Banderas), a bandit with a troubled past who he must, somehow, transform into the fearless fighter he once had been. Then, armed with sword, whip, mask and the jet-black stallion, Tornado, the new Zorro must stop tyrant Raphael Montero, newly returned from Spain with a plot to actually buy California and enslave the populous to work in his mines.

Theatrical Trailer (The Mask of Zorro, 1998)

The Last Samurai (2003)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Director: Edward Zwick Rating: R

The Last Samurai tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a respected American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the Emperor attempts to eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly government policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him.

The Last Samurai


National Treasure (2004)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Director: Jon Turteltaub Rating: PG

From Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of Pirates Of The Caribbean, comes the definitive National Treasure. Get closer to the edge of your seat with the Collector s Edition Blu-ray of this thrilling adventure starring Academy Award® winners Jon Voight (Best Actor, Coming Home, 1978), and Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995) as Benjamin Franklin Gates. Since boyhood, Gates has been obsessed with finding the legendary Knights Templar Treasure, the greatest fortune known to man. As he tries to find and decipher ancient riddles that will lead him to it, Gates is dogged by a ruthless enemy (Sean Bean, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy). Now in a race against time, Gates must steal one of America s most sacred and guarded documents the Declaration of Independence or let it, and a key clue to the mystery, fall into dangerous hands. Heart-pounding chases, close calls and the FBI turn Gates quest into a high-stakes crime caper and the most exciting treasure hunt you ve ever experienced, now with a treasure trove of new special features.

National Treasure

[Blu-ray]

National Treasure 2 - Book of Secrets (2007)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, Director: Jon Turteltaub Rating: PG

Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) sets out to find the lost 18 pages from the diary of Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. One of the 18 missing pages has been discovered by Jeb Wilkinson (Ed Harris). On that page are the names of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Thomas Gates, Ben Gates' great-great-grandfather, is listed on the page. After discovering this, Ben does not want Thomas Gates to be remembered "as a conspirator in the assassination of the man who brought this nation together." His quest to clear his family's name leads to unexpected twists and turns. Agent Sadusky (Harvey Keitel) tells Ben that a secret book has the information he needs. The president's "book of secrets" holds documents, for presidents' eyes only, of all the nations secrets; from the truth behind the JFK conspiracy, the missing minutes from the Watergate tapes, and Area 51. When Ben's request to see the book is denied, he says he must kidnap the president. Each clue leads him closer "to a discovery that the world isn't ready to believe."

National Treasure 2:

Book of Secrets


Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End (2007)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley Rating: PG-13

Just when he s needed most Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) that witty and wily charmer of a pirate is trapped on a sea of sand in Davy Jones Locker. In an increasingly shaky alliance Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) begin a desperate quest to find and rescue him. Captain Jack s the last of the nine Pirate Lords of the Brethren Court who must come together united in one last stand to preserve the freedom-loving pirates way of life. From exotic Singapore to World s End and beyond from Shipwreck Island to a titanic battle this adventure s filled with over-the-edge action irreverent humor and seafaring myth and magic. Everything has led to this twisting turning wild swashbuckling ride in this final chapter of the Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy.

Pirates of the Caribbean:

At World's End


Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy


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