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1. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 292,584 | Gross: $80.07M

Tremendously enjoyable

2. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Thriller

47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name while on the run as a fugitive from the law.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 127,987 | Gross: $58.70M

Disappointing sequel

3. 16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Yasiin Bey, David Morse, Jenna Stern

Votes: 123,432 | Gross: $36.88M

Boring

4. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

52 Metascore

A private detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

Votes: 88,710 | Gross: $59.51M

Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans Sr. have excellent chemistry

5. Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller

45 Metascore

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser

Votes: 279,086 | Gross: $139.85M

Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen: they all have good chemistry on screen throughout this project

6. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Votes: 65,055 | Gross: $78.87M

Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte are good together.

7. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 61,087 | Gross: $34.99M

This film is average to good

8. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 91,415 | Gross: $25.00M

This film is a classic

9. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

78 Metascore

A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 312,240 | Gross: $121.25M

Generally speaking this film is excellent

10. Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

A kick boxer is out to avenge his brother.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, Gina Carano, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 9,792

Simply put there are some good points to this project, but having said that there are so, so many bad points as well.

11. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Votes: 91,400 | Gross: $63.41M

Stallone and Russell have good chemistry

12. Colombiana (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 89,852 | Gross: $36.67M

Generally speaking this film is somewhere between poor to mixed

13. Rapid Fire (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents, the only person he can trust is Ryan, a Chicago cop who reminds Jake of his deceased father.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 7,828 | Gross: $14.36M

This film is good

14. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two L.A. cops with opposing views on what is the best way to uphold the law have to work together to bring down the Yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful woman.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere

Votes: 15,508 | Gross: $2.28M

This film is good

15. The Perfect Weapon (1991)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of ... See full summary »

Director: Mark DiSalle | Stars: Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Mako, James Hong

Votes: 3,362 | Gross: $14.06M

This film is average to good

16. Taken 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

26 Metascore

Accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed, Bryan Mills goes on the run and brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

Votes: 170,301 | Gross: $89.26M

Yes within the action sequences there are plenty of things happening and these elements are entertaining. But generally speaking I got bored with this project.

17. The Heat (I) (2013)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir

Votes: 156,618 | Gross: $159.58M

This film is excellent

18. Wild Card (2015)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

40 Metascore

When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia, Milo Ventimiglia

Votes: 48,327

This film does have some good elements to it, but it can also be really hard work to watch as well

19. Safe (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

55 Metascore

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke

Votes: 98,640 | Gross: $17.14M

Average film

20. 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A man's kidnapped paramedic Nick's wife, forcing him on phone to play a "game of death" with 12 rounds, directing Nick to different locations.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Randy Orton, Tom Stevens, Brian Markinson, Venus Terzo

Votes: 5,034

This film is poor and boring

21. Eraser (1996)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn

Votes: 99,459 | Gross: $101.30M

Good film

22. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Thriller

69 Metascore

John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q

Votes: 377,581 | Gross: $134.53M

There are some good performances in this project, but everything else is boring

23. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller

28 Metascore

John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Votes: 192,133 | Gross: $67.35M

Enjoyable and good fun but there are some problems with it as well

24. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 349,040 | Gross: $100.01M

Excellent film title

25. Black Dawn (2005 Video)

R | 96 min | Action

Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes undercover to stop a group of terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.

Director: Alexander Gruszynski | Stars: Steven Seagal, Tamara Davies, John Pyper-Ferguson, Julian Stone

Votes: 3,420

Very poor film

26. Out of Reach (2004 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.

Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Steven Seagal, Ida Nowakowska, Agnieszka Wagner, Matt Schulze

Votes: 4,469

This film is terrible, don't get me wrong there are some good elements, but generally speaking they are overpowered by the terrible elements of this title

27. Hard to Kill (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.

Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 26,115 | Gross: $47.41M

Generally speaking this film is poor

28. I Am Wrath (2016)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Amanda Schull, Sam Trammell

Votes: 12,235

Poor to average

29. Fast Five (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

66 Metascore

Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 337,949 | Gross: $209.84M

Excellent, but I don't like the subtitles they are too quick on and off screen

30. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

38 Metascore

Former cop Brian O'Conner is called upon to bust a dangerous criminal and he recruits the help of a former childhood friend and street racer who has a chance to redeem himself.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser, Eva Mendes

Votes: 238,614 | Gross: $127.15M

In a nutshell this film is good-ish and it could have done with some subtitles

31. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

45 Metascore

A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss, Damien Marzette

Votes: 226,869 | Gross: $62.51M

Generally speaking I don't like this film, but there are a mixed bag of elements

32. Fast & Furious (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

46 Metascore

Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 249,556 | Gross: $155.06M

Average film

33. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 329,788 | Gross: $144.53M

This film is good

34. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

75 Metascore

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose

Votes: 328,466 | Gross: $92.03M

Very good, but it does have its problems

35. Logan Lucky (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie

Votes: 113,821 | Gross: $27.78M

This project is mixed

36. American Ultra (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

Director: Nima Nourizadeh | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo

Votes: 79,297 | Gross: $14.43M

For the majority of the time this film is quite slow and boring

37. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 138,482 | Gross: $35.10M

This film is action from beginning to end.

38. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 134,687 | Gross: $38.12M

This film is an action-packed adventure

39. Crank: High Voltage (2009)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

41 Metascore

Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker which requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Clifton Collins Jr., Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 134,944 | Gross: $13.63M

This film is rubbish

40. The Transporter (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

Frank Martin, who "transports" packages for unknown clients, is asked to move a package that soon begins moving, and complications arise.

Directors: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand

Votes: 275,106 | Gross: $25.30M

This film is high speed action, action and more action

41. The Expendables 2 (2012)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 282,890 | Gross: $85.02M

This sequel is slow to begin with and not that fluent, but the more you watch of it the better it gets.

42. Transporter 3 (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Thriller

51 Metascore

Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand

Votes: 151,125 | Gross: $31.72M

All you need to know about this film is this; Jason Statham carries this project

43. Transporter 2 (2005)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 184,112 | Gross: $43.10M

In a nutshell this film is average-ish to good

44. The Expendables (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

45 Metascore

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Votes: 314,283 | Gross: $103.07M

This film is good-ish that is about it really, there are some average-ish elements to this project as well

45. Everly (2014)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

5.1