The List 25-40


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25. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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Director: Tony Scott
Staring: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron

Once a first-rate Secret Service agent, Joe Hallenbeck (Bruce Willis) is now a gruff private investigator whose latest gig is protecting a pole dancer (Halle Berry). When she's murdered, he grudgingly teams up with her boyfriend, Jimmy Dix (Damon Wayans), an ex-quarterback with a gambling problem, and the two go after her killers. Before long, they stumble onto a plot by a well-known football magnate (Noble Willingham) to bribe federal legislators into legalizing sports gambling.

 

Plot: 6.3/10
Kills/Action: 5/10
Pacing: 5.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6.7/10
Reaction: 6/10
Action, Action: 5.9/10
IMDB: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 5.3/10

 

26. Face/Off (1997)

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Director: John Woo
Staring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen 

Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy's brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer's face.

 

Plot: 5/10
Kills/Action: 6/10
Pacing: 6/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6.7/10
Reaction: 5/10
Action, Action: 5.7/10
IMDB: 7.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 7.9/10


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27. Shanghai Noon (2000)

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Director: Tom Dey
Staring:  Jackie Chan. Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu

Bumbling Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) works as an Imperial guard in the Forbidden City of China. When Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu) is taken hostage, Wang pursues her captors to the wild frontier land of Nevada, where he meets good-natured thief and occasional cowboy Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson). Using O'Bannon's love of money, Wang convinces him to help recover the princess, and together the two form a curious partnership -- the likes of which the West has never seen.

 

Plot: 5/10
Kills/Action: 6/10
Pacing: 5.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6/10
Reaction: 6/10
Action, Action: 5.7/10
IMDB: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6.6/10


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28. Young Guns (1988)

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Director: Christopher Cain
Staring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko, Terence Stamp, Jack Palance

John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), a distinguished British gentleman, employs downtrodden youths to tend his herd on the New Mexican frontier. When Tunstall is gunned down by the crooked Lawrence G. Murphy (Jack Palance), a ragtag group of cow hands -- including Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland), Richard Brewer (Charlie Sheen) and young William "Billy the Kid" Bonney (Emilio Estevez) -- ride forth in search of bloody vengeance for the death of their beloved mentor.

Plot: 6.3/10
Kills/Action: 6/10
Pacing: 6/10
Tropes/Quotes: 5.3/10
Reaction: 4.7/10
Action, Action: 5.7/10
IMDB: 6.8/10
Tomatometer: 42%


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29. Bloodsport (1988)

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Director: Newt Arnold
Staring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

U.S. soldier Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial-arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who consider him to be AWOL. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent (Leah Ayres), Frank is given the opportunity to fight. But can he survive?

 

Plot: 5/10
Kills/Action: 6/10
Pacing: 5.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 5.7/10
Reaction: 5.7/10
Action, Action: 5.5/10
IMDB: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 4.3/10


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30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

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Director:  Steve Barron
Staring: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais

In New York, mysterious radioactive ooze has mutated four sewer turtles into talking, upright-walking, crime-fighting ninjas. The intrepid heroes -- Michelangelo (Robbie Rist), Donatello (Corey Feldman), Raphael (Josh Pais) and Leonardo (Brian Tochi) -- are trained in the Ninjutsu arts by their rat sensei, Splinter. When a villainous rogue ninja, who is a former pupil of Splinter, arrives and spreads lawlessness throughout the city, it's up to the plucky turtles to stop him.

Plot: 5.3/10
Kills: 4.3/10
Pacing: 6.3/10
Tropes/Quotes 5/10
Reaction: 5.3/10
Action, Action: 5.3/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 4.3/10

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31. Blade (1998)

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Director: Stephen Norrington
Staring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kriss Kristopherson, Donal Logue, Udo Kier

A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother's death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race.

 

Plot: 6.3/10
Kills: 5.7/10
Pacing: 5.7/10
Tropes/Quotes 5/10
Reaction: 5.3/10
Action, Action: 5.3/10
IMDB: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 5.7/10


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32. Tango and Cash (1989)

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Director:Andrei Konchalovsky, Albert Magnoli, Stuart Baird, Peter MacDonald
Staring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Police officers Ray Tango (Sylvester Stallone) and Gabe Cash (Kurt Russell) are narcotics experts working to bring down drug lord Yves Perret (Jack Palance). In an attempt to stymie their efforts, Perret sets up Tango and Cash, making it look as if they've killed an FBI agent. Arrested and put in prison, the two cops formulate an escape plan and, once out, team up with Tango's exotic dancer sister, Katherine (Teri Hatcher), in order to clear their records and take down Perret once and for all.

Plot: 4.7/10
Kills/Action: 5/10
Pacing: 6.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 4.3/10
Reaction: 5/10
Action, Action: 5.1/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
Tomatometer: 33%


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33. Out For Justice (1991)

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Director: John Flynn
Staring: Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach

Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is a Brooklyn police detective whose partner and longtime friend is shot down in the street in front of his wife and children. The culprit is Richie Madano (William Forsythe), a drug lord in the neighborhood who has known Gino since they were kids. With the blessing of his captain (Jerry Orbach), Gino is sent alone into the drug underground to find Richie by any means necessary. Along the way, Gino uncovers secrets about his deceased partner that he never suspected.

Plot: 4.3/10
Kills/Action: 6.3/10
Pacing: 5.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 4.3 /10
Reaction: 5/10
Action, Action: 5/10
IMDB: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 3.6/10


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34. Stone Cold (1991)

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Director: Craig R. Baxley
Staring:  Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe 

A street-smart cop goes undercover to infiltrate and bring to justice a ruthless motorcycle gang before they can carry out their plans of tyranny and murder.

Plot: 3/10
Kills/Action: 5.3/10
Pacing: 5/10
Tropes/Quotes: 2.7/10
Reaction: 5.3/10
Action, Action: 4.3/10
IMDB: 5.9/10
Tomatometer: 25%


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35. Half Past Dead (2002)

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Director: Don Micheal Paul
Staring: Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut, Matt Battglia, Ja Rule

Criminal mastermind Donny/49er One (Morris Chestnut) has set in motion a plan to infiltrate a high-tech prison in order to persuade a death row inmate to reveal the whereabouts of $200 million worth of gold. Undercover FBI agent Sascha (Steven Seagal) must stop him before it's too late.

 

Plot: 3.3/10
Kills/Action: 3.3/10
Pacing: 4.7/10
Tropes/Quotes:6 /10
Reaction: 4/10
Action, Action: 4.3/10
IMDB: 4.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 3/10


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36. Cobra (1986)

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Director: George P. Cosmatos
Staring: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Brian Thompson

Los Angeles policeman Lt. Marion "Cobra" Cobretti (Sylvester Stallone) finds himself at the center of a spate of murders carried out by a secret society called New Order: killers who select "weak" members of society for extermination. As the murder rate rises, Cobra takes model Ingrid (Brigitte Nielsen) into protective custody after she witnesses New Order's leader in action. As Cobra falls for Ingrid, they find shelter in a small town, but must soon fight for survival.

 

Plot: 7.2/10
Kills/Action: 5/10
Pacing: 4.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 5.3/10
Reaction: 3/10
Action, Action: 4.1/10
IMDB: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 3/10


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37. Universal Soldier (1992)

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Director: Roland Emmerich

Staring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker

During the Vietnam War, soldier Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) finds that his superior officer, Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), has turned violently deranged, and the two fight to the death. After their bodies are retrieved, they are placed into a secret program in which they are reanimated and trained to become unquestioning killing machines. While Devereaux and Scott initially have no memory of their former lives, glimpses of their pasts start to return, rekindling their intense conflict.

Plot: 4/10
Kills/Action: 4/10
Pacing: . 5/10
Tropes/Quotes: 3/10
Reaction: 4.3/10
Action, Action: 4.1/10
IMDB: 6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 4.1/10

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38. The Exterminator (1980)

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Director: James Glickenhaus

Staring: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George

After his war buddy is left paralysed by a New York gang, a Vietnam vet takes his revenge by killing street criminals.

Plot: 1.7/10
Kills/Action: 2.3/10
Pacing: 2/10
Tropes/Quotes: 2/10
Reaction: 2/10
Action, Action: 2/10
IMDB: 5.7/10
Tomatometer: 30%

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39. Ghost Rider

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Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Staring: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes. Sam Elliott

Years ago, motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) sold his soul to save the life of a loved one. Now, he transforms into a fiery, avenging agent of justice at night wherever evil roams. As the only one who can walk in both worlds, Johnny is charged by Mephistopheles (Donal Logue) himself to destroy Blackheart (Wes Bentley), a demon that wants to overthrow Mephistopheles and create a worse hell than the one that currently exists.

Plot: 2.7/10
Kills/Action: 2/10
Pacing: 1.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 1/10
Reaction: 2/10
Action, Action: 1.9/10
IMDB: 5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 4/10


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40. The Octagon (1980)

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Director: Eric Karson
Staring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef

Scott James (Chuck Norris), a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine (Karen Carlson) after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless archnemesis, McCarn (Lee Van Cleef), is involved with the stealthy and dangerous criminals, he is eager to settle old scores. Soon Scott is facing off against McCarn and the entire ninja horde in an effort to take them all down.

 

Plot: 1/10
Kills/Action: 1.7/10
Pacing: .7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 2/10
Reaction: 1/10
Action, Action: 1.3/10
IMDB: 5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 4/10