140 Essential Comedies

#70

13 Assassins (2011)
95%

#70
Adjusted Score: 98.434%
Critics Consensus: Takashi Miike's electric remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 period action film is a wild spectacle executed with killer, dizzying panache.
Synopsis: Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's... [More]
Directed By: Takashi Miike

#69

Full Contact (1992)
88%

#69
Adjusted Score: 61.556%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Another entry into the "cheer for the most likeable bad guy" series of Hong Kong action flicks, Full Contact tells... [More]
Directed By: Ringo Lam

#68
Adjusted Score: 93.268%
Critics Consensus: Lighter and more comedic than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade returns the series to the brisk serial adventure of Raiders, while adding a dynamite double act between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.
Synopsis: The third installment in the Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade evokes many of the thrills... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#67

Kung Fu Hustle (2005)
90%

#67
Adjusted Score: 96.085%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Hustle blends special effects, martial arts, and the Looney Toons to hilarious effect.
Synopsis: The work of international superstar Stephen Chow, Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Chow

#66
#66
Adjusted Score: 43.823%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: John Woo established himself as one of Hong Kong's premiere action directors with this ultra-hip, ultra-violent action classic. The film... [More]
Directed By: Hae-sung Song

#65

Iron Man (2008)
94%

#65
Adjusted Score: 104.685%
Critics Consensus: Powered by Robert Downey Jr.'s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun.
Synopsis: Billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tony Stark is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence... [More]
Directed By:

#64
#64
Adjusted Score: 90.368%
Critics Consensus: A bloody thrill ride designed to test the limits of more squeamish viewers, The Night Comes for Us wields a stylishly violent, action-packed punch.
Synopsis: The Night Comes For Us follows Ito (played by Joe Taslim), a former triad enforcer, and his mission to protect... [More]
Directed By: Timo Tjahjanto

#63

Logan (2017)
93%

#63
Adjusted Score: 110.434%
Critics Consensus: Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions.
Synopsis: It's 2029. Mutants are gone--or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout... [More]
Directed By: James Mangold

#62

Goldfinger (1964)
97%

#62
Adjusted Score: 103.292%
Critics Consensus: Goldfinger is where James Bond as we know him comes into focus - it features one of 007's most famous lines ("A martini. Shaken, not stirred") and a wide range of gadgets that would become the series' trademark.
Synopsis: To many, the quintessential Bond film and a brilliant third entry in the series. Here Bond gets his Aston Martin,... [More]
Directed By: Guy Hamilton

#61
#61
Adjusted Score: 102.296%
Critics Consensus: Lean, taut and compellingly gritty, John Carpenter's loose update of Rio Bravo ranks as a cult action classic and one of the filmmaker's best.
Synopsis: Cops, secretaries, and prisoners stuck in a soon-to-be-shuttered L.A. police station fight off a horde of murderous gang members in... [More]
Directed By: John Carpenter

#60

Wonder Woman (2017)
93%

#60
Adjusted Score: 112.365%
Critics Consensus: Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot's charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion.
Synopsis: An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a... [More]
Directed By: Patty Jenkins

#59
Adjusted Score: 92.808%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Bruce Lee stars as a martial arts expert who vows vengeance when his kung fu master is murdered. He discovers... [More]
Directed By: Lo Wei

#58
Adjusted Score: 101.63%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.
Synopsis: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into... [More]
Directed By: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

#57

Oldboy (2005)
82%

#57
Adjusted Score: 86.569%
Critics Consensus: Violent and definitely not for the squeamish, Park Chan-Wook's visceral Oldboy is a strange, powerful tale of revenge.
Synopsis: South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook directed this violent and offbeat story of punishment and vengeance. Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is... [More]
Directed By: Chan-wook Park

#56
#56
Adjusted Score: 104.221%
Critics Consensus: Realistic, fast-paced and uncommonly smart, The French Connection is bolstered by stellar performances by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, not to mention William Friedkin's thrilling production.
Synopsis: This gritty, fast-paced, and innovative police drama earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (written by Ernest... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#55

Furious 7 (2015)
81%

#55
Adjusted Score: 91.181%
Critics Consensus: Serving up a fresh round of over-the-top thrills while adding unexpected dramatic heft, Furious 7 keeps the franchise moving in more ways than one.
Synopsis: Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the... [More]
Directed By: James Wan

#54
#54
Adjusted Score: 90.547%
Critics Consensus: A zany out-of-control thriller that gives lead Anne Parillaud a big character arc and plenty of emotional room to work within.
Synopsis: The serpentine plotline of Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita begins its 117-minute slither when punkish, psychotic, and drug-ridden Nikita (Anne... [More]
Directed By: Luc Besson

#53

Supercop (1996)
96%

#53
Adjusted Score: 98.252%
Critics Consensus: Blending hand-to-hand combat with breathtaking stunts and slapstick comedy, Supercop reminds us why Jackie Chan is one of the world's great entertainers.
Synopsis: A Hong Kong detective fights to stop a Chinese drug czar.... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#52

Dirty Harry (1971)
91%

#52
Adjusted Score: 95.674%
Critics Consensus: As tough and taciturn as its no-nonsense hero, Dirty Harry delivers a deceptively layered message without sacrificing an ounce of its solid action impact.
Synopsis: "You've got to ask yourself a question: 'do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" Dirty Harry provoked a critical... [More]
Directed By: Don Siegel

#51
Adjusted Score: 102.446%
Critics Consensus: Gripping, well-acted, funny, and clever, Edge of Tomorrow offers entertaining proof that Tom Cruise is still more than capable of shouldering the weight of a blockbuster action thriller.
Synopsis: The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the... [More]
Directed By: Doug Liman

#50

X2: X-Men United (2003)
85%

#50
Adjusted Score: 92.173%
Critics Consensus: Tightly scripted, solidly acted, and impressively ambitious, X2: X-Men United is bigger and better than its predecessor -- and a benchmark for comic sequels in general.
Synopsis: When a failed assassination attempt occurs on the President's (Cotter Smith) life by the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming), it's... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Singer

#49

The Fugitive (1993)
96%

#49
Adjusted Score: 101.955%
Critics Consensus: Exhilarating and intense, this high-impact chase thriller is a model of taut and efficient formula filmmaking, and it features Harrison Ford at his frantic best.
Synopsis: This 1993 box-office smash partly adheres to the 1960s TV series on which it is based and partly goes off... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Davis

#48

Black Panther (2018)
97%

#48
Adjusted Score: 119.158%
Critics Consensus: Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories -- and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.
Synopsis: "Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Coogler

#47

Inception (2010)
87%

#47
Adjusted Score: 97.848%
Critics Consensus: Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually.
Synopsis: Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) writes and directs this psychological sci-fi action film about a thief who... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Nolan

#46

Braveheart (1995)
77%

#46
Adjusted Score: 81.828%
Critics Consensus: Distractingly violent and historically dodgy, Mel Gibson's Braveheart justifies its epic length by delivering enough sweeping action, drama, and romance to match its ambition.
Synopsis: Mel Gibson, long-time heartthrob of the silver screen, came into his own as a director with Braveheart, an account of... [More]
Directed By: Mel Gibson

#45

Minority Report (2002)
90%

#45
Adjusted Score: 97.315%
Critics Consensus: Thought-provoking and visceral, Steven Spielberg successfully combines high concept ideas and high octane action in this fast and febrile sci-fi thriller.
Synopsis: Based on a short story by the late Philip K. Dick, this science fiction-thriller reflects the writer's familiar preoccupation with... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#44
#44
Adjusted Score: 117.763%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga.
Synopsis: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers... [More]
Directed By: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

#43

Dredd (2012)
79%

#43
Adjusted Score: 84.553%
Critics Consensus: Fueled by bombastic violence and impressive special effects, rooted in self-satire and deadpan humor, Dredd 3D does a remarkable job of capturing its source material's gritty spirit.
Synopsis: The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega... [More]
Directed By: Pete Travis

#42
#42
Adjusted Score: 88.286%
Critics Consensus: Expertly blending genre formula with bursts of unexpected wit, The Bourne Identity is an action thriller that delivers -- and then some.
Synopsis: The best-selling suspense novel by late author Robert Ludlum comes to the screen for a second time, following a 1988... [More]
Directed By: Doug Liman

#41

Ip Man (2010)
85%

#41
Adjusted Score: 74.385%
Critics Consensus: At once beholden to the established conventions of the genre and delightfully subversive of them, Ip Man is one of the most exciting -- and refreshingly character-driven -- martial arts films in years.
Synopsis: Wing Chun grandmaster Ip has an amazing wife, plenty of money, the most beautiful house in town, and a blossoming... [More]
Directed By: Wilson Yip

#40

Face/Off (1997)
92%

#40
Adjusted Score: 97.233%
Critics Consensus: John Travolta and Nicolas Cage play cat-and-mouse (and literally play each other) against a beautifully stylized backdrop of typically elegant, over-the-top John Woo violence.
Synopsis: The third of John Woo's American-made feature films, Face/Off stars John Travolta as Sean Archer, an FBI agent obsessed with... [More]
Directed By: John Woo

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 93.002%
Critics Consensus: With coke fiends, car chases, and Wang Chung galore, To Live and Die in L.A. is perhaps the ultimate '80s action/thriller.
Synopsis: William Friedkin's crime thriller, based on a book by U.S. Secret Service agent Gerald Petievich, concerns an arrogant Secret Service... [More]

#38

The Dark Knight (2008)
94%

#38
Adjusted Score: 107.123%
Critics Consensus: Dark, complex, and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.
Synopsis: Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this sequel to Batman Begins, which finds the titular superhero coming... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Nolan

#37
Adjusted Score: 100.487%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works.
Synopsis: This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot.... [More]
Directed By: Brad Bird

#36

Fast Five (2011)
77%

#36
Adjusted Score: 82.859%
Critics Consensus: Sleek, loud, and over the top, Fast Five proudly embraces its brainless action thrills and injects new life into the franchise.
Synopsis: Former cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law.... [More]
Directed By: Justin Lin

#35

Lethal Weapon (1987)
82%

#35
Adjusted Score: 86.344%
Critics Consensus: The most successful installment in a phenomenally successful series, Lethal Weapon helped redefine action movies for the 1980s and 1990s.
Synopsis: L.A. cop Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), whose wife has recently died, is a loose cannon with a seeming death wish.... [More]
Directed By: Richard Donner

#34

The Rock (1996)
66%

#34
Adjusted Score: 69.336%
Critics Consensus: For visceral thrills, it can't be beat. Just don't expect The Rock to engage your brain.
Synopsis: The sophomore film from former music video and commercial director Michael Bay, this fast-paced action yarn featured rapid-fire editing, a... [More]
Directed By: Michael Bay

#33

RoboCop (1987)
89%

#33
Adjusted Score: 94.316%
Critics Consensus: While over-the-top and gory, Robocop is also a surprisingly smart sci-fi flick that uses ultraviolence to disguise its satire of American culture.
Synopsis: In near-future Detroit, a murdered police officer is resurrected as an experimental crime-fighting cyborg named Robocop. Tormented by memories of... [More]
Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 100.274%
Critics Consensus: John Wick: Chapter 2 does what a sequel should -- which in this case means doubling down on the non-stop, thrillingly choreographed action that made its predecessor so much fun.
Synopsis: In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement... [More]
Directed By: Chad Stahelski

#31

Casino Royale (2006)
95%

#31
Adjusted Score: 103.845%
Critics Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007.
Synopsis: James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell

#30

Baby Driver (2017)
93%

#30
Adjusted Score: 109.009%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, exciting, and fueled by a killer soundtrack, Baby Driver hits the road and it's gone -- proving fast-paced action movies can be smartly written without sacrificing thrills.
Synopsis: A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in... [More]
Directed By: Edgar Wright

#29
Adjusted Score: 77.115%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jet Li stars in this historical Hong Kong action film, as Chen Zhen, a Chinese student in Japan in the... [More]
Directed By: Gordon Chan

#28

The Killer (1989)
98%

#28
Adjusted Score: 100.633%
Critics Consensus: The Killer is another hard-boiled action flick from John Woo featuring eye-popping balletic violence and philosophical underpinnings.
Synopsis: Chow Yun-Fat, director John Woo's favorite actor, stars as a professional assassin. The moral outrages of his employers lead Yun-Fat,... [More]
Directed By: John Woo

#27

The Raid 2 (2014)
80%

#27
Adjusted Score: 86.26%
Critics Consensus: Although its high-energy plot and over-the-top violence may play better with genre aficionados, The Raid 2 definitely delivers more of everything audiences loved about its predecessor.
Synopsis: He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a... [More]
Directed By: Gareth Evans

#26

Enter the Dragon (1973)
94%

#26
Adjusted Score: 98.695%
Critics Consensus: Badass to the max, Enter the Dragon is the ultimate kung-fu movie and fitting (if untimely) Bruce Lee swan song.
Synopsis: One of the most popular kung fu films ever, and perhaps the peak of the famed Bruce Lee's career, Enter... [More]
Directed By: Robert Clouse

#25

Commando (1985)
70%

#25
Adjusted Score: 72.002%
Critics Consensus: The ultimate '80s Schwarzenegger movie, replete with a threadbare plot, outsized action, and endless one-liners.
Synopsis: Colonel Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is retired and living peaceably with his 10-year-old daughter (Alyssa Milano) when she is kidnapped by... [More]
Directed By: Mark L. Lester

#24

First Blood (1982)
87%

#24
Adjusted Score: 90.913%
Critics Consensus: Much darker and more sensitive than the sequels it spawned, First Blood is a thrilling survival adventure that takes full advantage of Sylvester Stallone's acting skills.
Synopsis: A former Green Beret must use all of the guerrilla tactics he learned in Vietnam to save himself after he... [More]
Directed By: Ted Kotcheff

#23
Adjusted Score: 105.065%
Critics Consensus: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continues the franchise's thrilling resurgence -- and proves that Tom Cruise remains an action star without equal.
Synopsis: With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network... [More]
Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

#22

The Terminator (1984)
100%

#22
Adjusted Score: 104.897%
Critics Consensus: With its impressive action sequences, taut economic direction, and relentlessly fast pace, it's clear why The Terminator continues to be an influence on sci-fi and action flicks.
Synopsis: A Cyborg has been sent from the future on a deadly mission, it has been programmed to kill a young... [More]
Directed By: James Cameron

#21

Gladiator (2000)
76%

#21
Adjusted Score: 83.14%
Critics Consensus: Ridley Scott and an excellent cast successfully convey the intensity of Roman gladitorial combat as well as the political intrigue brewing beneath.
Synopsis: A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 91.872%
Critics Consensus: Kill Bill is admittedly little more than a stylish revenge thriller -- albeit one that benefits from a wildly inventive surfeit of style.
Synopsis: An entire wedding party is slaughtered during a dress rehearsal in a rural chapel: the pregnant woman in the blood-splattered... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 76.858%
Critics Consensus: Pivoting on the unusual relationship between seasoned hitman and his 12-year-old apprentice -- a breakout turn by young Natalie Portman -- Luc Besson's Léon is a stylish and oddly affecting thriller.
Synopsis: As visually stylish as it is graphically violent, this thriller directed by Luc Besson concerns Mathilda (Natalie Portman), a 12-year-old... [More]
Directed By: Luc Besson

#18

Speed (1994)
94%

#18
Adjusted Score: 97.858%
Critics Consensus: A terrific popcorn thriller, Speed is taut, tense, and energetic, with outstanding performances from Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, and Sandra Bullock.
Synopsis: If you don't think Speed is the fastest-moving adventure film ever made, we challenge you to find a faster one.... [More]
Directed By: Jan de Bont

#17
Adjusted Score: 87.784%
Critics Consensus: Jackie Chan sends up some amazing and entertaining fight sequences in The Legend of Drunken Master.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan returns in one of his greatest roles in this action-comedy sequel to his 1978 Hong Kong blockbuster Drunken... [More]

#16

John Wick (2014)
86%

#16
Adjusted Score: 94.15%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, thrilling, and giddily kinetic, John Wick serves as a satisfying return to action for Keanu Reeves -- and what looks like it could be the first of a franchise.
Synopsis: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City... [More]

#15
Adjusted Score: 101.879%
Critics Consensus: The movie that catapulted Ang Lee into the ranks of upper echelon Hollywood filmmakers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon features a deft mix of amazing martial arts battles, beautiful scenery, and tasteful drama.
Synopsis: Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee took a break from making Western period dramas to fashion this wild and woolly martial arts... [More]
Directed By: Ang Lee

#14

Predator (1987)
81%

#14
Adjusted Score: 84.567%
Critics Consensus: Predator: Part sci-fi, part horror, part action -- all muscle.
Synopsis: Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it.... [More]
Directed By: John McTiernan

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 100.955%
Critics Consensus: The Bourne Ultimatum is an intelligent, finely tuned non-stop thrill ride. Another strong performance from Matt Damon and sharp camerawork from Paul Greengrass make this the finest installment of the Bourne trilogy.
Synopsis: Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) races to solve the mystery of his past while being hunted by members of the very... [More]
Directed By: Paul Greengrass

#12

Total Recall (1990)
82%

#12
Adjusted Score: 86.743%
Critics Consensus: Under Paul Verhoeven's frenetic direction, Total Recall is a fast-paced rush of violence, gore, and humor that never slacks.
Synopsis: In Paul Verhoeven's wild sci-fi action movie Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that his... [More]
Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

#11
Adjusted Score: 98.803%
Critics Consensus: The Road Warrior is everything a bigger-budgeted Mad Max sequel with should be: bigger, faster, louder, but definitely not dumber.
Synopsis: Director George Miller's follow-up to his own 1979 hit Mad Max is proof that not all sequels are inferior to... [More]
Directed By: George Miller

#10

Heat (1995)
86%

#10
Adjusted Score: 91.217%
Critics Consensus: Though Al Pacino and Robert De Niro share but a handful of screen minutes together, Heat is an engrossing crime drama that draws compelling performances from its stars -- and confirms Michael Mann's mastery of the genre.
Synopsis: A successful career criminal considers getting out of the business after one last score, while an obsessive cop desperately tries... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mann

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 91.634%
Critics Consensus: No frills and all thrills, The Raid: Redemption is an inventive action film expertly paced and edited for maximum entertainment.
Synopsis: As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert... [More]
Directed By: Gareth Evans

#8
Adjusted Score: 115.574%
Critics Consensus: Fast, sleek, and fun, Mission: Impossible - Fallout lives up to the "impossible" part of its name by setting yet another high mark for insane set pieces in a franchise full of them.
Synopsis: The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his... [More]
Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 101.155%
Critics Consensus: Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.
Synopsis: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#6

Aliens (1986)
99%

#6
Adjusted Score: 105.86%
Critics Consensus: While Alien was a marvel of slow-building, atmospheric tension, Aliens packs a much more visceral punch, and features a typically strong performance from Sigourney Weaver.
Synopsis: Big-budget special effects, swiftly paced action, and a distinct feminist subtext from writer/director James Cameron turned what should have been... [More]
Directed By: James Cameron

#5
Adjusted Score: 96.06%
Critics Consensus: Boasting impactful action as well as surprising emotional resonance, Hard Boiled is a powerful thriller that hits hard in more ways than one.
Synopsis: Yun-Fat portrays a maverick, clarinet-playing cop nicknamed "Tequila" whose partner is killed in the dizzying chaos of a restaurant gunfight... [More]
Directed By: John Woo

#4

The Matrix (1999)
88%

#4
Adjusted Score: 94.666%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to the Wachowskis' imaginative vision, The Matrix is a smartly crafted combination of spectacular action and groundbreaking special effects.
Synopsis: What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma that faces... [More]

#3
Adjusted Score: 99.223%
Critics Consensus: T2 features thrilling action sequences and eye-popping visual effects, but what takes this sci-fi/ action landmark to the next level is the depth of the human (and cyborg) characters.
Synopsis: A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron... [More]
Directed By: James Cameron

#2

Die Hard (1988)
93%

#2
Adjusted Score: 98.818%
Critics Consensus: Its many imitators (and sequels) have never come close to matching the taut thrills of the definitive holiday action classic.
Synopsis: It's Christmas time in L.A., and there's an employee party in progress on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Corporation... [More]
Directed By: John McTiernan

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 113.253%
Critics Consensus: With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life.
Synopsis: Filmmaker George Miller gears up for another post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth outing in the Mad Max... [More]
Directed By: George Miller

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