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1. Mad Max Fury Road (2015)

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Director: George Miller
Staring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

 

Plot: 8.3/10
Kills/Action: 10/10
Pacing:9.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 8/10
Reaction: 9.7/10
Action, Action: 9.1/10
IMDB: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 8.6/10


2. John Wick (2014

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Director: Derek Kolstad
Staring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen

Legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John's prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef's father (Michael Nyqvist) -- John's former colleague -- puts a huge bounty on John's head.

Plot: 9.7/10
Kills/Action: 7/10
Pacing8.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 9.7/10
Reaction:10/10
Action, Action: 8.9/10
IMDB: 9/10
Tomatometer: 94%

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2. The Dark Knight (2008)

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Director: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch
Staring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki

With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.

Plot: 9.7/10
Kills/Action: 7/10
Pacing8.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 9.7/10
Reaction:10/10
Action, Action: 8.9/10
IMDB: 9/10
Tomatometer: 94%

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3. Logan (2017)

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Director: James Mangold
Staring: Hugh JackmanPatrick StewartDafne KeenBoyd Holbrook

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

Plot: 9/10
Kills/Action: 8.3/10
Pacing8/10
Tropes/Quotes: 9/10
Reaction:9/10
Action, Action: 8.5/10
IMDB: 8.1/10
Tomatometer: 93%

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4. The Wild Bunch (1969)

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Director: Sam Peckinpah
Staring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

In this gritty Western classic, aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

Plot: 8.7/10
Kills/Action: 8.7/10
Pacing:7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 8.3/10
Reaction: 9/10
Action, Action: 8.3/10
IMDB: 8/10
Tomatometer: 94%


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5. The Raid (2011)

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Director: Gareth Evans
Staring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy

A rookie member of an elite team of commandos, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back while his comrades-in-arms go ahead with their mission to take down a brutal crime lord called Tama (Ray Sahetapy). However, the team's cover is blown, and Tama offers sanctuary to every criminal in his high-rise apartment block in exchange for the cops' heads. Now Rama must take command and lead his remaining team on an ultraviolent charge through the building to complete -- and survive -- the mission.

 

Plot: 6/10
Kills/Action: 9.7/10
Pacing:9.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6/10
Reaction: 9/10
Action, Action: 8.1/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7.5/10


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6. Avengers Infinity War (2018)

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Director: Anthony RussoJoe Russo
Staring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johnasson,

A rookie member of an elite team of commandos, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back while his comrades-in-arms go ahead with their mission to take down a brutal crime lord called Tama (Ray Sahetapy). However, the team's cover is blown, and Tama offers sanctuary to every criminal in his high-rise apartment block in exchange for the cops' heads. Now Rama must take command and lead his remaining team on an ultraviolent charge through the building to complete -- and survive -- the mission.

Plot: 7.7/10
Kills/Action: 8/10
Pacing:8/10
Tropes/Quotes: 8/10
Reaction: 8/10
Action, Action: 7.9/10
IMDB: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

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7. Tombstone (1993)

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Director:  George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre
Staring: Kurt Russell, Bill Paxton, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Powers Booth

Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) and his brothers, Morgan (Bill Paxton) and Virgil (Sam Elliott), have left their gunslinger ways behind them to settle down and start a business in the town of Tombstone, Ariz. While they aren't looking to find trouble, trouble soon finds them when they become targets of the ruthless Cowboy gang. Now, together with Wyatt's best friend, Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer), the brothers pick up their guns once more to restore order to a lawless land.

Plot: 7.7/10
Kills/Action: 7.3 /10
Pacing: 6.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 9.7/10
Reaction: 7.7/10
Action, Action: 7.8/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6.3/10

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8. Hard Boiled (Lat Sau San Taam) (1992) 

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Director: John Woo
Staring: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo

A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find them.

 

Plot: 6/10
Kills/Action:9.3 /10
Pacing: 5.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 7.3/10
Reaction: 8.7/10
Action, Action: 7.4/10
IMDB: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8/10


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9. Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) 

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Director: John Caprenter
Staring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer 

When the LAPD kills several members of the South Central gang Street Thunder, the remaining members avenge themselves by way of a bloody war waged against cops and citizens alike. Caught in the crossfire is Lt. Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker), who's managing a skeleton crew at the local and soon-to-be-closed police precinct. As the gang members close in, Bishop forms an unlikely alliance with a group of prisoners in order to defend the station and the lives of everyone in it.

Plot: 6.7/10
Kills/Action: 7 /10
Pacing: 8/10
Tropes/Quotes: 7.3/10
Reaction: 7.3/10
Action, Action: 7.3/10
IMDB: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8/10


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10. Predator (1987)  

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Director: John McTiernan
Staring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall 

Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.

Plot: 7/10
Kills/Action: 7 /10
Pacing: 7.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 7.8/10
Reaction: 7.5/10
Action, Action: 7.3/10
IMDB: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6.9/10


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11. Ong-Bak (2003)

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Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Staring: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamiao, Pumwaree Yudkamoi

In Thailand, the impoverished village of Ban Nong Pradu has its most precious Buddha statue stolen from the temple. Luckily the small town also has a very skilled fighter in the form of Ting (Tony Jaa), who sets out on a quest to recover the cherished figure. His journey leads him to Bangkok, where he must wrangle the statue from Don (Wannakit Sirioput), a volatile drug dealer. Meanwhile, the village is suffering a severe drought and needs the Buddha to restore vitality.

 

Plot: 5.7/10
Kills/Action:9.3 /10
Pacing: 6.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6.3/10
Reaction: 8.7/10
Action, Action: 7.3/10
IMDB: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6.9/10


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12. RoboCop (1987)

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Director: Paul Verhoeven
Staring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

 

Plot: 7 /10
Kills/Action: 6.7/10
Pacing: 6.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 8/10
Reaction: 7.3/10
Action, Action: 7.1/10
IMDB: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8/10


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13. Fist of Legend (1994)

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Director: Gordon Chan
Staring: Jet Li, Shinobu Nakayama, Siu-Ho Chin, Billy Chow

Chinese martial arts student Chen Zhen (Jet Li) is studying in Kyoto, Japan, when he learns his mentor has died in a match against Ryuichi Akutagawa (Jackson Liu). Returning home to the Japanese-occupied Shanghai of 1937, Chen challenges Ryuichi to a fight and easily defeats him. Concluding his master was set up, Chen has an autopsy performed. Meanwhile, word of his martial arts skill entices new students hoping to study with him, making his teacher's son, Huo Ting-An (Chin Siu Ho), jealous.

Plot: 6.3 /10
Kills/Action: 8.7/10
Pacing: 6.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6.3/10
Reaction: 8/10
Action, Action: 7.1/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
Tomatometer: 100%

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14. Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Director:  G. Cabrera Infante
Staring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Following the death of his wife, Los Angeles police detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) becomes reckless and suicidal. When he is reassigned and partnered with Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), Riggs immediately clashes with the older officer. Together they uncover a massive drug-trafficking ring. As they encounter increasingly dangerous situations, Riggs and Murtaugh begin to form a bond. Riggs' volatile behaviour might just help them apprehend the criminals -- if it doesn't kill them both first.

 

Plot:5.7 /10
Kills/Action: 6.7/10
Pacing: 6.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 8.3/10
Reaction: 7.3/10
Action, Action: 6.9/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7/10

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15. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

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Director:  Joseph Sargent

Staring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam

In New York City, a criminal gang led by the ruthless "Mr. Blue" (Robert Shaw) hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting one passenger per minute unless they receive a million dollars in cash from the city within an hour. On the other end of the line, crusty veteran transit policeman Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau) has his hands full dealing with the mayor's office and his hotheaded fellow cops, while also trying to deliver the ransom before the deadline expires.

Plot:7.3 /10
Kills/Action: 6/10
Pacing: 7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 7/10
Reaction: 7.3/10
Action, Action: 6.9/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
Tomatometer: 100%


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16. Vanishing Point (1971)

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Director: Richard Donner
Staring: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

Vietnam War hero Kowalski (Barry Newman) has become a pill-addicted driver for hire. Transporting a car from Colorado to California, he enlivens the journey by making a wager with his drug dealer: If the trip takes under 15 hours, Kowalski's latest amphetamine purchase is free. But Kowalski's recklessness on the road results in a much-publicized police chase. Radio jock Super Soul (Cleavon Little) covers the pursuit and turns Kowalski, who refuses to pull over, into a martyr for freedom.

Plot: 7/10
Kills/Action: 7/10
Pacing: 7.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 5.7/10
Reaction: 7/10
Action, Action: 6.9/10
IMDB: 7.3/10
Tomatometer: 76%


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17. Django (1966)

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Director: Sergio Corbucci
Staring: Franco Nero, Jose Bodalo, Loredana Nusciak

Stranger Django (Franco Nero) rides into the middle of a border fray between Mexican bandits and the Ku Klux Klan.

Plot:5.7 /10
Kills/Action: 7/10
Pacing: 6.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6.7/10
Reaction: 7/10
Action, Action: 6.8/10
IMDB: 7.3/10
Tomatometer: 92%


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18. Commando (1985)

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Director: Mark L. Lester
Staring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, Alyssa Milano

Retired Special Forces soldier John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) lives with daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano) in isolation, but his privacy is disturbed by former commander Franklin Kirby (James Olson), who warns him that his fellow soldiers are getting killed one by one. After Kirby leaves, Jenny is kidnapped by former Latin American dictator Arius (Dan Hedaya), who wants Matrix to restore him to power. Instead, Matrix sets out to take down the rogue leader and rescue his daughter.

 

Plot: 6/10
Kills/Action: 6.3/10
Pacing: 6/10
Tropes/Quotes: 7.3/10
Reaction: 7/10
Action, Action: 6.7/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6/10


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19. True Lies (1994) 

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Director: James Cameron
Staring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Plot: 6.7/10
Kills/Action: 7.3/10
Pacing: 5.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6.7/10
Reaction: 7/10
Action, Action: 6.7/10
IMDB: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6.6/10


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20. Enter The Dragon (1973) 

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Director: Robert Clouse
Staring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelley, Ahna Capri, Kien Shih

Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister. Lee enters a kung fu competition in an attempt to fight his way to the dealer's headquarters with the help of some friends.

 

Plot: 4.6/10
Kills/Action: 6.3/10
Pacing: 6/10
Tropes/Quotes: 7.3/10
Reaction: 6.7/10
Action, Action: 6.5/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8/10


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21. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

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Director: Renny Harlin
Staring: Genna Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima

Schoolteacher and single mother Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) lives an average suburban life -- until she begins having strange memories of unexplained violence and discovers that she has physical skills that she never imagined. Hiring private detective Mitch Hennessey (Samuel L. Jackson) to probe into her past, Samantha discovers that she's a well-trained government assassin who went missing after suffering a bout of amnesia and that her former handlers want her back in their employ.

 

Plot: 6/10
Kills/Action: 6.3/10
Pacing: 6/10
Tropes/Quotes: 7.3/10
Reaction: 6.3/10
Action, Action: 6.4/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6.1/10

 


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22. Watchmen (2009)

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Director: Zack Snyder
Staring: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino

In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life. When one of his former comrades is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world's future.

Plot: 8.7/10
Kills/Action: 6/10
Pacing: 4.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6/10
Reaction: 6.7/10
Action, Action: 6.4/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
Tomatometer: 64%

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23. Die Hard 2 (1990)

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Director: Renny Harlin
Staring: Bruce Willis,William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia

A year after his heroics in L.A, detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is mixed up in another terrorist plot, this time at Washington Dulles International Airport, where he is waiting for his wife (Bonnie Bedelia). That same night, South American politico and drug profiteer Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero) is arriving in U.S. custody. McClane takes action when a treasonous ex-colonel (William Sadler) seizes control of the airport, threatening to crash every inbound flight unless Esperanza is freed.

 

Plot: 6.3/10
Kills/Action: 6.3/10
Pacing: 5.3/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6/10
Reaction: 6.1/10
Action, Action: 6.1/10
IMDB: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6.1/10


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24. Mission: Impossible (1996)

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Director: Brian De Palma
Staring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Jean Reno

When U.S. government operative Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his mentor, Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), go on a covert assignment that takes a disastrous turn, Jim is killed, and Ethan becomes the prime murder suspect. Now a fugitive, Hunt recruits brilliant hacker Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and maverick pilot Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) to help him sneak into a heavily guarded CIA building to retrieve a confidential computer file that will prove his innocence..

 

Plot: 7/10
Kills/Action: 5.3/10
Pacing: 5.7/10
Tropes/Quotes: 6.0/10
Reaction: 6.3/10
Action, Action: 6.1/10
IMDB: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6/10