Best Action Movies List

Star Wars (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 279 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: $460.94M

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 275 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $340.48M

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.


The Dark Knight (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 272 | Imdb: 9 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $533.32M

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.


Aliens (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $85.20M

The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $242.37M

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.


Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 269 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $290.16M

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.


Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 267 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $153.63M

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.


The Terminator (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 263 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $38.40M

A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.


Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $936.63M

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and spare parts scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.


The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $448.13M

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.


Inception (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $292.57M

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.


Logan (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 258 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $226.28M

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.


Avatar (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 258 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $760.51M

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.


Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 255 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $858.37M

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.


Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 253 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $678.82M

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.


Batman Begins (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 253 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $205.34M

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.


Dunkirk (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: $188.37M

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.


Die Hard (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $81.35M

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.


Gladiator (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $187.67M

When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.


The Matrix (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 250 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $171.38M

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.



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