List of Best Action Movies of Hollywood-Classic to Recent Movies

Here is a complete list of best action movies of Hollywood from 20th Century to the 21st century. Just check out the list and share your views with us. This list is totally based on my opinion, so no offense, please. In this list, you will find the list of 2013 action films, a list of 2014 action films, a list of 2015 action films, a list of 2016 action films and soon. This list will be updated with time to time and they are arranged year-wise so that there will be no difficulty for you in finding the action movie. Also, don’t worry about the updating part. If you have something in your mind, then do let me know. Your comments are always welcome!!

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List of Best Action Movies of Hollywood- From 20th Century to 21st Century

List of Best Action Movies – Before 1970

Movie Name Release Year
Dr.No 1962
From Russia with Love 1963
Goldfinger 1964
Greed in the Sun 1964
Password: Kill Agent Gordon 1964
The 10th Victim 1965
Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell 1965
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965
Masquerade 1965
Red Line 7000 1965
Thunderball 1965
Come Drink with Me 1966
Lighting Bolt 1966
Murderers’ Row 1966
Our Man Flint 1966
The Silencers 1966
The Ambushers 1967
The Born Losers 1967
Hells Angels on Wheels 1967
In Like Flint 1967
O.S.S. 117: Double Agent 1967
You Only Live Twice 1967
One Armed Swordsman 1967
Bullitt 1968
Coogan’s Bluff 1968
Ice Station Zebra 1968
The Mini- Skirt Mob 1968
The Wrecking Crew 1968
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1969
Shark! 1969

List of Best Action Movies from 1970-1974

Movie Name Release Year
A Taste of Cold Steel 1970
Cold Blade 1970
Airport 1970
Cold Sweat 1970
Cotton Comes to Harlem 1970
Brothers Five 1970
The Omega Man 1971
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song 1971
Le Mans 1971
Shaft 1971
Vanishing Point 1971
THX 1138 1971
The French Connection 1971
The Ammunition Hunters 1971
Diamonds Are Forever 1971
The Anonymous Heroes 1971
Blood of the Dragon 1971
Fists of Fury 1971
Duel of Fists 1971
The Poseidon Adventure 1972
One Armed Boxer 1972
Way of the Dragon 1972
Shaft’s Big Score 1972
Slaughter 1972
The Outside Man 1972
The Legend of Nigger Charley 1972
The 14 Amazons 1972
The Getaway 1972
Boxer From Shantung 1972
Five Fingers of Death 1972
Fuzz 1972
Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 1972
Slaughter’s Big Ripoff 1973
The Spook Who Sat By the Door 1973
The Stone Killer 1973
Westworld 1973
White Lightning 1973
That Man Bolt 1973
The Black Six 1973
Cleopatra Jones 1973
The Crazies 1973
Charley Varrick 1973
Coffy 1973
Electra Glide in Blue 1973
Detroit 9000 1973
Hit! 1973
Japan Sinks 1973
Enter the Dragon 1973
Milano Rovente 1973
Le Magnifique 1973
Hell Up in Harlem 1973
Shaft in Africa 1973
Live and Let Die 1973
Magnum Force 1973
The Mackintosh Man 1973
Savage! 1973
Truck Turner 1974
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974
TNT Jackson 1974
The Towering Inferno 1974
The Stranger and the Gunfighter 1974
Street Law 1974
The Super Cops 1974
The Street Fighter 1974
Stone 1974
Mr. Majestyk 1974
Policewomen 1974
Sister Street Fighter 1974
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974
The Man from Hong Kong 1974
Juggernaut 1974
Gone in 60 Seconds 1974
Freebie and the Bean 1974
Emergency Squad 1974
The Executioner 1974
Earthquake 1974
99 and 44/100% Dead 1974
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry 1974
Busting 1974
Airport 1975 1974
Bamboo Gods and Iron Men 1974
Black Belt Jones 1974
The Black Godfather 1974
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974

List of Best Action Movies from 1975-1979

Movie Name Release Date
Syndicate Sadists 1975
White Line Fever 1975
Wildcat Women 1975
Sheba, Baby 1975
Rollerball 1975
The Return of the Street Fighter 1975
Peur Sur La Ville 1975
Master of the Flying Guillotine 1975
Race with the Devil 1975
French Connection II 1975
Executioner 2: The Karate Inferno 1975
Dolemite 1975
Hard Times 1975
The Eiger Sanction 1975
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold 1975
Death Race 2000 1975
Cover Girl Models 1975
Champion of Death 1975
L’Agression 1975
The Black Gestapo 1975
Bucktown 1975
Breakout 1975
Brannigan 1975
Boss Nigger 1975
Shaolin Wooden Men 1976
The Super Inframan 1976
The Next Man 1976
Seven Man Army 1976
Logan’s Run 1976
Hot Potato 1976
The Human Tornado 1976
The Killing Machine 1976
Cannonball 1976
Gator 1976
Ebony, Ivory, and Jade 1976
The Enforcer 1976
Deathcheaters 1976
Colt 38 Special Squad 1976
Assault on Precinct 13 1976
The Big Racket 1976
Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave 1976
Black Shampoo 1976
Blazing Magnum 1976
Brotherhood of Death 1976
Black Sister’s Revenge 1976
Operation Thunderbolt 1977
To Kill with Intrigue 1977
Rollercoaster 1977
Telefon 1977
Star Wars 1977
Smokey and the Bandit 1977
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
Double Nickels 1977
Karate for Life 1977
The Gauntlet 1977
Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon 1977
Karate Bear Fighter 1977
High Rolling in a Hot Corvette 1977
The Heroin Busters 1977
Grand Theft Auto 1977
Airport ’77 1977
Breaker! Breaker! 1977
L’Animal 1977
Black Sunday 1977
Bare Knuckles 1977
The Doberman Cop 1977
The Clones of Bruce Lee 1977
Black Samurai 1977
Chinese Connection 2 1977
Superman 1978
Warriors Two 1978
The Inglorious Bastards 1978
Good Guys Wear Black 1978
Every Which Way but Loose 1978
Stunt Rock 1978
Drunken Master 1978
Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog 1978
Death Sport 1978
7 Grandmasters 1978
Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow 1978
Game of Death 1978
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin 1978
Shogun’s Samurai 1978
High-Ballin’ 1978
Enter the Fat Dragon 1978
Hooper 1978
Moonraker 1979
Last Hurrah for Chivalry 1979
Day of the Assassin 1979
The Warriors 1979
The Concorde … Airport ’79 1979
Magnificent Butcher 1979
A Force of One 1979
Escape from Alcatraz 1979
The Street Fighter’s Last Revenge 1979
City on Fire 1979
Angels Revenge 1979
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979
For Your Height Only 1979
Mad Max 1979
Concorde Affaire ’79 1979
Dance of the Drunk Mantis 1979
Disco Godfather 1979
1941 1979

List of Best Action Movies from 1980-1984

Movie Name Release year
Delitto a Porta Romana 1980
The Empire Strikes Back 1980
The Rebel Intruders 1980
The Sword 1980
Any Which Way You Can 1980
The Exterminator 1980
The Hunter 1980
Superman II 1980
Two Champions of Shaolin 1980
Flash Gordon 1980
The Blues Brothers 1980
Le Guignolo 1980
Trois Hommes à Abattre 1980
Return to the 36th Chamber 1980
Encounters of the Spooky Kind 1980
The Big Brawl 1980
The Master 1980
Clan of the White Lotus 1980
The Octagon 1980
Smokey and the Bandit II 1980
Flag of Iron 1980
The Young Master 1980
Class of 1984 1981
Enter the Ninja 1981
An Eye for an Eye 1981
Nighthawks 1981
Mad Max 2 1981
Le Professionnel 1981
Sharky’s Machine 1981
The Cannonball Run 1981
Deadly Brothers 1981
Game of Death II 1981
My Young Auntie 1981
The True Game of Death 1981
Southern Comfort 1981
City Heat 1981
Escape from New York 1981
Knightriders 1981
Outland 1981
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
Condorman 1981
Carry On Pickpocket 1982
Conan the Barbarian 1982
Anno 2020 – I gladiatori del future 1982
Dragon Lord 1982
Forced Vengeance 1982
Legendary Weapons of China 1982
The Prodigal Son 1982
Burst City 1982
Death Wish 2 1982
First Blood 1982
Human Lanterns 1982
The New Barbarians 1982
1990: The Bronx Warriors 1982
The Challenge 1982
Get My Son Dead or Alive 1982
The Dead and the Deadly 1982
Shaolin Temple 1982
One Down Two to Go 1982
48 Hrs. 1982
Five Element Ninjas 1982
The Junkman 1982
Turkey Shoot 1982
Firefox 1982
Turkey Shoot 1982
Running on Empty 1982
Warlords of the 21st Century 1982
Tron 1982
The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter 1983
Bastard Swordsman 1983
Fearless Hyena Part II 1983
Project A 1983
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi 1983
Holy Flame of the Martial World 1983
Le Marginal 1983
Escape from the Bronx 1983
2019, After the Fall of New York 1983
Octopussy 1983
Shaolin Drunkard 1983
Stroker Ace 1983
Go for It 1983
The Boxer’s Omen 1983
Superman III 1983
Vigilante 1983
Revenge of the Ninja 1983
Exterminators of the Year 3000 1983
Uncommon Valor 1983
10 to Midnight 1983
The Final Executioner 1983
Sudden Impact 1983
Smokey and the Bandit 3 1983
Never Say Never Again 1983
Blue Thunder 1983
Golgo 13: The Professional 1983
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain 1983
Endgame 1983
Lone Wolf McQuade 1983
Code Name: Wild Geese 1984
Conan the Destroyer 1984
Alley Cat 1984
Firestarter 1984
Missing in Action 1984
Blastfighter 1984
Raiders of the Shaolin Temple 1984
Wheels on Meals 1984
The Exterminator 2 1984
Toy Soldiers 1984
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984
A Breed Apart 1984
Ninja III: The Domination 1984
The Terminator 1984
Sheena 1984
Revenge of the Drunken Master 1984
Cannonball Run II 1984
Kids From Shaolin 1984
Beverly Hills Cop 1984
The Ninja Mission 1984
Roadhouse 66 1984
Streets of Fire 1984

List of Best Action Movies from 1985-1989

Movie Name Release Year
Commando 1985
Year of the Dragon 1985
Black Moon Rising 1985
Heart of Dragon 1985
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985
My Lucky Stars 1985
Mr. Vampire 1985
American Ninja 1985
King Solomon’s Mines 1985
Yes, Madam! 1985
Police Story 1985
Death Wish 3 1985
Light Blast 1985
Ninja Terminator 1985
A View to a Kill 1985
Red Sonja 1985
Invasion U.S.A. 1985
The Protector 1985
Code of Silence 1985
Disciples of the 36th Chamber 1985
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning 1985
The Last Dragon 1985
Partida 1985
Runaway Train 1985
Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985
Gymkata 1985
Parole de flic 1985
Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars 1985
Spies Like Us 1985
To Live and Die in L.A. 1985
Les Spécialistes 1985
Malibu Express 1985
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985
Target 1985
Wild Geese II 1985
Born American 1986
Eastern Condors 1986
Jumpin’ Jack Flash 1986
Banzai Runner 1986
Millionaire’s Express 1986
Righting Wrongs 1986
The Wraith 1986
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold 1986
No Retreat, No Surrender 1986
The Golden Child 1986
Iron Eagle 1986
A Better Tomorrow 1986
Bleu Comme L’Enfer 1986
Raw Deal 1986
The Delta Force 1986
Aliens 1986
F/X 1986
Clash of the Ninjas 1986
Firewalker 1986
Maximum Overdrive 1986
Le Solitaire 1986
Armed Response 1986
Cobra 1986
Heroes Shed No Tears 1986
Big Trouble in Little China 1986
Murphy’s Law 1986
Fair Game 1986
Cherry 2000 1987
The Living Daylights 1987
Predator 1987
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987
Fatal Beauty 1987
Project A II 1987
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987
Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except 1987
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1987
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation 1987
Extreme Prejudice 1987
Masters of the Universe 1987
Lethal Weapon 1987
Death Before Dishonor 1987
The Running Man 1987
Surf Nazis Must Die 1987
Armour of God 1987
Ultimatum Ceasefire 1987
A Better Tomorrow II 1987
Hard Ticket to Hawaii 1987
Sparrow Unit 1987
Walker 1987
Magnificent Warriors 1987
Prison on Fire 1987
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 1987
RoboCop 1987
Braddock: Missing in Action 3 1988
Midnight Run 1988
Police Story 2 1988
Action Jackson 1988
“Crocodile” Dundee II 1988
Bloodsport 1988
Hero and the Terror 1988
Rambo III 1988
Messenger of Death 1988
Above the Law 1988
Tiger on Beat 1988
Striker 1988
The Dead Pool 1988
Bulletproof 1988
The Inspector Wears Skirts 1988
Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort 1988
Alex Boncayao Brigade 1988
Shoot to Kill 1988
Maniac Cop 1988
Black Eagle 1988
Red Heat 1988
They Live 1988
Die Hard 1988
American Rampage 1988
China O’Brien 1988
Dragons Forever 1988
Best of the Best 1989
Cyborg 1989
Fatal Vacation 1989
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
Comando de la Muerte 1989
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects 1989
Batman 1989
The Master 1989
God of Gamblers 1989
Black Rain 1989
Licence to Kill 1989
Violent Cop 1989
Dead Bang 1989
A Better Tomorrow 3 1989
Eagle Squad 1989
Samurai Cop 1989
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt 1989
The Killer 1989
The Punisher 1989
Ghostbusters II 1989
Bloodfist 1989
K-9 1989
Lethal Weapon 2 1989
Pink Cadillac 1989
Tango & Cash 1989
Road House 1989
Kickboxer 1989
Next of Kin 1989
Red Scorpion 1989

List of Best Action Movies from 1990-1994

Movie Name Release Year
Bloodfist II 1990
Captain America 1990
Death Warrant 1990
Island of Fire 1990
Nikita 1990
Air America 1990
Dick Tracy 1990
1990
The Hunt For Red October 1990
Navy SEALS 1990
Another 48 Hrs. 1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990
he Swordsman 1990
Darkman 1990
All for the Winner 1990
Total Recall 1990
Blue Steel 1990
Peacemaker 1990
White Hunter, Black Heart 1990
Bird on a Wire 1990
Martial Law 1990
Narrow Margin 1990
Hard to Kill 1990
Curry and Pepper 1990
Short Time 1990
Come in Peace 1990
Bullet in the Head 1990
The Rookie 1990
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection 1990
Lionheart 1990
Die Hard 2 1990
RoboCop 2 1990
Maniac Cop 2 1990
Lethal Panther 1990
Marked for Death 1990
Predator 2 1990
Black Cat 1991
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991
Backdraft 1991
The Hard Way 1991
Martial Law 2: Undercover 1991
Point Break 1991
Fist of Fury 1991 1991
Run 1991
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation 1991
Hudson Hawk 1991
Out for Justice 1991
Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991
Zeram 1991
Do or Die 1991
Ricochet 1991
Swordsmen in Double Flag Town 1991
The Last Boy Scout 1991
Armour of God II: Operation Condor 1991
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
Fight Back to School 1991
The Rocketeer 1991
F/X2 1991
Tiger Claws 1991
Double Impact 1991
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky 1991
Stone Cold 1991
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze 1991
God of Gamblers II 1991
Savior of the Soul 1991
Trancers II 1991
Dune Warrior 1991
Once Upon a Time in China 1991
El Mariachi 1992
Lethal Weapon 3 1992
Rapid Fire 1992
Passenger 57 1992
Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992
King of Beggars 1992
The Wicked City 1992
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 1992
Universal Soldier 1992
Under Siege 1992
Live Wire 1992
Trancers III: Death Lives 1992
Trespass 1992
Sneakers 1992
Ultracop 2000 1992
The Heroic Trio 1992
Naked Killer 1992
Patriot Games 1992
Twin Dragons 1992
Batman Returns 1992
Freejack 1992
Once Upon a Time in China II 1992
Police Story 3: Super Cop 1992
Kuffs 1992
Deadly Dream Women 1992
Hard Boiled 1992
Full Contact 1992
Best of the Best 2 1993
Crime Story 1993
Fortress 1993
Blade of Fury 1993
The Bride with White Hair 2 1993
Hero Among Heroes 1993
Last Action Hero 1993
Cliffhanger 1993
Executioners 1993
Fong Sai-yuk II 1993
Acción Mutante 1993
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence 1993
The Fugitive 1993
Point of No Return 1993
Undefeatable 1993
American Ninja V 1993
Butterfly and Sword 1993
Hard Target 1993
Kung Fu Cult Master 1993
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993
Lethal Panther 2: Partners in Law 1993
Bodyguard Kiba 1993
Demolition Man 1993
Fong Sai-Yuk 1993
The Black Panther Warriors 1993
The Eagle Shooting Heroes 1993
The Bride with White Hair 1993
Iron Monkey 1993
Lady Dragon 2 1993
Nowhere to Run 1993
Only the Strong 1993
Judgment Night 1993
Last Hero in China 1993
The Meteor Man 1993
Once a Cop 1993
Once Upon a Time in China III 1993
Once Upon a Time in China IV 1993
Manila Boy 1993
Sniper 1993
Striking Distance 1993
Surf Ninjas 1993
Tai Chi Master 1993
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 1993
Undercover Blues 1993
Blankman 1994
The Chase 1994
Drunken Master II 1994
Léon: The Professional 1994
A Low Down Dirty Shame 1994
Clear and Present Danger 1994
The Shadow 1994
Drop Zone 1994
Burning Paradise 1994
Love on Delivery 1994
The River Wild 1994
Ashes of Time 1994
Street Fighter 1994
Blown Away 1994
Death Wish V: The Face of Death 1994
Double Dragon 1994
On Deadly Ground 1994
Hellbound 1994
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994
The Crow 1994
Fist of Legend 1994
Gunmen 1994
No Escape 1994
The Bodyguard from Beijing 1994
The Cowboy Way 1994
The Getaway 1994
God of Gamblers’ Return 1994
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie 1994
The New Legend Of Shaolin 1994
Speed 1994
Wonder Seven 1994
Men of War 1994
Terminal Velocity 1994
The Specialist 1994
Timecop 1994
Surviving the Game 1994
True Lies 1994
Ultimatum 1994
Wing Chun 1994

List of Best Action Movies of from 1995-1999

Movie Name Release Year
The Blade 1995
Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995
Garōden 1995
Kamikaze Taxi 1995
Assassins 1995
Zero Woman 1995
Desperado 1995
Judge Dredd 1995
Zero Woman: Final Mission 1995
Mortal Kombat 1995
Bad Boys 1995
GoldenEye 1995
Johnny Mnemonic 1995
Congo 1995
Don’t Give a Damn 1995
Batman Forever 1995
The Hunted 1995
Outbreak 1995
Sudden Death 1995
Crying Freeman 1995
My Father Is a Hero 1995
Tank Girl 1995
Screamers 1995
Peace Hotel 1995
Fair Game 1995
Crimson Tide 1995
Rumble in the Bronx 1995
Waterworld 1995
Heat 1995
High Risk 1995
Top Dog 1995
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995
Thunderbolt 1995
Bulletproof 1996
Daylight 1996
Big Bullet 1996
Escape from L.A. 1996
Ghost in the Shell 1996
Independence Day 1996
The Rock 1996
Barb Wire 1996
Young and Dangerous 1996
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996
Young and Dangerous 2 1996
Black Mask 1996
Dr. Wai in “The Scripture with No Words” 1996
Executive Decision 1996
God of Cookery 1996
Iron Monkey 2 1996
Beyond Hypothermia 1996
Last Man Standing 1996
Eraser 1996
Fled 1996
Broken Arrow 1996
The Quest 1996
Sci-Fighters 1996
The Glimmer Man 1996
Chain Reaction 1996
Forbidden City Cop 1996
Police Story 4: First Strike 1996
Young and Dangerous 3 1996
The Chinese Feast 1996
Silent Trigger 1996
Mission: Impossible 1996
The Crow: City of Angels 1996
Solo 1996
Twister 1996
Set It Off 1996
Maximum Risk 1996
The Substitute 1997
Batman & Robin 1997
Face/Off 1997
Most Wanted 1997
Spawn 1997
Air Force One 1997
The Peacemaker 1997
Strategic Command 1997
Heaven’s Burning 1997
Conspiracy Theory 1997
Steel 1997
Turbulence 1997
Metro 1997
Beverly Hills Ninja 1997
Young and Dangerous 4 1997
Double Team 1997
Full Alert 1997
Mr. Nice Guy 1997
The Saint 1997
Con Air 1997
The Jackal 1997
Task Force 1997
Once Upon a Time in China and America 1997
The Fifth Element 1997
Volcano 1997
Fire Down Below 1997
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997
Lifeline 1997
Starship Troopers 1997
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 1997
The Avengers 1998
The Big Hit 1998
Hitman 1998
Point Blank 1998
Young and Dangerous 5 1998
A Hero Never Dies 1998
The Siege 1998
Knock Off 1998
Hard Rain 1998
Ballistic Kiss 1998
Another Meltdown 1998
Enemy of the State 1998
Mercury Rising 1998
Armageddon 1998
Rush Hour 1998
The Substitute 2: School’s Out 1998
Beast Cops 1998
Desperate Measures 1998
Soldier 1998
Black Dog 1998
Vampires 1998
Blade 1998
Lethal Weapon 4 1998
Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane 1998
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl 1998
Taxi 1998
The Mask of Zorro 1998
Small Soldiers 1998
Portland Street Blues 1998
Who Am I? 1998
The Storm Riders 1998
The Replacement Killers 1998
U.S. Marshals 1998
Chill Factor 1999
A Man Called Hero 1999
The Matrix 1999
Shiri 1999
The World Is Not Enough 1999
Blue Streak 1999
Zero Tolerance 1999
Nowhere to Hide 1999
Bullet 1999
Purple Storm 1999
Wing Commander 1999
Simon Sez 1999
Bullets Over Summer 1999
The Legend of Speed 1999
End of Days 1999
The Mod Squad 1999
Century of the Dragon 1999
Mystery Men 1999
Running Out of Time 1999
Dead or Alive 1999
Universal Soldier: The Return 1999
The Corruptor 1999
Gen-X Cops 1999
Payback 1999
Victim 1999
Gorgeous 1999

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