Action-Packed Greatness: 15 Movies That Grab You and Don’t Let Go

Are you searching for some action-packed films to entertain your day? Then, we got you covered. After someone polled an online entertainment forum asking for the best action movies of all time, here are THEIR nominations. Do you agree?

1. Rush Hour (1998)

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Rush Hour is the story of an ambitious LAPD officer, played by Chris Tucker, with hopes and dreams of making it into the ranks of the FBI. He’s led to believe that he finally received his shot when the feds send him on a babysitting mission which ends up uncovering a plot of internal corruption.

2. John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)

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In the fourth installment of this neo-noir action series, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is out for revenge again, but this time he’s hunting down the High Table and anyone who thought they were better off with him dead. One moviegoer declared, “John Wick 4 is really making action scenes of other movies look less impressive.”

3. The Bourne Identity (2002)

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A man (Matt Damon), nearing death, was pulled out of the ocean by an Italian fishing boat. Once he regains his health, the viewer learns that he is suffering from amnesia. He launches a mission to uncover his true identity and why there are assassins trying to kill him.

4. The Matrix (1999)

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Neo (Keanu Reeves) is in search of the ever-so-elusive Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in hopes of having one question answered: What is the Matrix? Neo is led into a strange underworld where secret agents are in pursuit of Neo and his power.

5. Commando (1985)

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After retiring from an exhausting and lengthy career as a Special Forces Commander, Colonel John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has been informed that all the members of his former unit have been killed. Matrix has built a fortress in isolation along with his daughter, but he departs his solitude to find answers. Once he proceeds to get answers, his young daughter is kidnapped.

6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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The second installment in James Cameron’s Sci-Fi action thriller series Terminator 2 launches us 11 years into the future. Here we meet a young John Connor who is being hounded by Cyberdyne Systems’ newest model, the T-1000. Luckily, an unexpected savior shows up to protect the future leader of the revolution; a revamped T-800 Terminator sent back from the future.

7. First Blood (1982)

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A Vietnam War vet John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), returns home with nothing but PTSD and heartache. When he attempts to locate an old friend in a small town, he’s shown no respect and treated like a vagrant. The local Sherrif in this small town is a bit of a tyrant, so when he unleashes an all-out manhunt for the former Green Beret, he has no idea what he is getting himself into.

8. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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After an apocalyptic collapse of society, a tyrant ruler enslaves survivors in his desert palace. A captive, Mad Max, along with a few of the tyrant lord’s closest associates, makes a daring escape to a mythical oasis in an unknown part of the barren world.

9. Die Hard (1988)

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On a trip to Los Angeles to reconnect with his estranged wife, a New York City police (Bruce Willis) joins her at her company holiday party. From there, things go south; a group of terrorists crashes the party and take everyone present hostage. But when the gunfire pops off, John McClane knows just what to do.

10. Con Air (1997)

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Aboard a Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System plane nicknamed Con Air, a prison break takes place. Among the passengers on this flight is ex-Army Ranger Sgt. Cameron Poe from Desert Storm was charged with manslaughter defending his pregnant wife. Once a soldier, always a soldier, because when he notices the prison break clouding the forecast, Sgt. Poe does everything he can to stop it.

11. Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)

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In the sequel to Die Hard, John McClane is now a detective, and he is being tormented by an unnamed perp who is hellbent on getting his revenge. Along for the ride is local store owner Zeus, not Jesus, Carver, who only stepped in to help McClane as a good samaritan, and now they’re attached at the hip until it’s over.

12. Dirty Harry (1971)

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Dirty Harry Callahan, played by Clint Eastwood, is the stone-cold Police Inspector brought in to catch the Scorpio Killer. Dirty Harry tracks down this psychopath killer but circumvents his civil rights, which leads to the Scorpio Killer being released. The hardnosed Police Inspector must catch this maniac before he can cause more carnage.

13. Jurassic Park (1993)

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When man makes an attempt to play God, nothing good ever results. In Jurassic Park, a group of scientists recreates the dinosaurs, and disaster strikes a small group of people trapped on a test ride at the amusement park.

14. Hard Boiled (1992)

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During a shootout with gun smugglers, a police officer (Chow Yun-Fat) loses his partner and goes off the deep end. In order to catch his partner’s killer, this policeman infiltrates the gun smuggler’s gang with the help of an undercover cop who is posing as a gangster hitman. They pull out all the stops and won’t stop until the mission is complete.

15. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Harrison Ford reprises his role as the beloved archaeologist Indiana Jones Jr. In this entry into the series, Indie is in a race against the Nazis in pursuit of a great artifact that is pivotal to their Nazi plan for world domination.

Top 12 Most Racist Disney Classics That Are Better Left in the Vault

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Exploring film history often exposes tales of awe, imagination, and cultural shifts. Did you know that there are racist undertones in many Disney classics? It makes sense as progress evolves throughout the decades, but it’s cringe-watching it now. Here is a look at the most racist Disney films.

12 Worst Movies From the 70s According To IMDb — Do You Agree?

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Return to the revolutionary cinema of the 1970s, where risk-taking experimentation and bold concepts frequently produced unforgettable and forgettable moments. Here is a look at the not-so-great 70s films that didn’t garner high ratings on IMDb.

15 Forgotten Movies From the 90s to Tickle Your Nostalgia Bone

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Are you searching for a little 90s nostalgia that is not on every list? Then, we got you covered. These are several of my favorite forgotten films from the 90s. Do you remember?

22 Popular Films That Completely Traumatized 80s Children, What About You?

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Was there a film(s) that completely traumatized you as a child? I’ll go first, Cujo. I have no idea what my mother was thinking, allowing that film to play in the background of her chores, but I watched it and had nightmares for months. After someone polled an entertainment forum for other traumatic experiences, here is what scared the youth.

25 Memorable Movies That Are So Totally 80s, Do You Remember?

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The 1980s was an iconic decade for film, delivering many unforgettable movies that have stood the test of time. The 80s film scene left an indelible mark on popular culture, from heartwarming comedies to thrilling adventures and rebellious teenage tales. Recently people shared some memorable movies that epitomize the spirit of the 80s.

Source: Reddit.