Action genre 1980-1999by DouxM | created - 26 Feb 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rambo returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a mission to infiltrate an enemy base-camp and rescue the American POWs still held captive there.
Votes: 157,000 | Gross: $150.42M
2. The Junkman (1982)
PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Junkman and movie-maker Harlan Hollis struggles to stay alive when a jealous partner in his company hires goons to kill him. Full of amazing car chases, fantastic crashes, and edge-of-your-seat action.
3. Vanishing Point (1997 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An ex race car driver hurries 1200 miles home in a 1970 Challenger when his wife has labor problems. Cops in several states try to stop him - initially for speeding.
4. The Cannonball Run (1981)
PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.
Votes: 33,624 | Gross: $72.18M
5. Mission: Impossible (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Votes: 392,814 | Gross: $180.98M
6. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 802,739 | Gross: $83.01M
7. Cutthroat Island (1995)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.
Votes: 26,482 | Gross: $10.02M
8. Assassination (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A presidential bodyguard is assigned to protect an objecting first lady, as repeated attempts are made on her life.
Votes: 2,990 | Gross: $6.08M
11. The Exterminator (1980)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York City into a great war zone, and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
14. Vampires (1998)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.
Votes: 54,248 | Gross: $20.24M
15. Red Sun Rising (1994)
R | 99 min | Action
Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up... See full summary »
16. Future Kick (1991)
R | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi
On Earth in the future, Don "The Dragon" Wilson takes on a sinister corporation that trades in black market human body parts. He single handedly manages to restore law and order in a motion... See full summary »
20. Ronin (1998)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.
Votes: 174,159 | Gross: $41.62M
21. An Eye for an Eye (1981)
R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A SFPD undercover narcotics cop aims to avenge his partner's death and destroy a drug-smuggling ring operated by the Chinese Triads.
Votes: 3,598 | Gross: $7.68M
22. Back in Business (1997)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure
An ex-cop gets pulled back in an undercover mission for the FBI by his former partner. The mission is to catch drug runners, but it is also sting operation against dirty cops, some of whom ... See full summary »
23. One Tough Bastard (1996)
R | 100 min | Action, Thriller
When a man's wife and family are murdered, he plots revenge only to find out that the killer is under Federal protection and he must exact his own form of justice.
25. Firestorm (1998)
R | 89 min | Action, Thriller
Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,733 | Gross: $8.04M
26. Virus (I) (1996)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Thriller
A United States Presidential bodyguard risks everything to save the day when a truck chock full of biological weapons contrives to crash in a National Park.
27. Midnight Heat (1996 TV Movie)
R | 98 min | Action, Thriller, Drama
John Gray, a mild-mannered banker, gets hit by a car and loses most of his memory. When he gets out of the hospital, he has flashbacks which do not fit with his current life. After a ... See full summary »
28. Shoot to Kill (1988)
R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An F.B.I. Agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.
Votes: 11,852 | Gross: $29.30M
29. Dead Bang (1989)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man kills a storekeeper and a cop. LASD homicide detective Jerry Beck gets the case. His murder suspect is connected to a heavily armed white supremacy group.
Votes: 3,393 | Gross: $8.13M
31. Red Scorpion (1988)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure
A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.
Votes: 8,360 | Gross: $4.19M
32. The Saint (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.
Votes: 63,203 | Gross: $61.36M
33. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Votes: 29,979 | Gross: $17.31M
35. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
Votes: 290,817 | Gross: $25.75M
37. Dark Angel (1990)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror
A Renegade Cop is forced to work with an FBI Agent in order to bring down a group of Drug Dealers with sinister plans.
Votes: 10,662 | Gross: $4.35M
38. The Rock (1996)
R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.
Votes: 316,681 | Gross: $134.07M
39. Face/Off (1997)
R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
To foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery to assume the identity of the criminal mastermind who murdered his only son, but the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.
Votes: 353,330 | Gross: $112.23M
41. Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History
Following an ambush in his visit to America, Wong Fei-hung becomes separated from his fellow travelers and suffers memory loss.
42. My Father is a Hero (1995)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama