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by yibaili | created - 23 May 2018 | updated - 10 Sep 2018 | Public

Earliest Action Feature Films With At Least 200 Votes and User Rating Between 1.0 and 10.0

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1. Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,678

2. Command Decision (1948)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing the German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 1,830

3. Loose in London (1953)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Bowery Boys find themselves in London, in an old mansion complete with a dungeon, an ominous bell tower and the ghost of an old hangman.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Angela Greene

Votes: 265

4. Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama, Romance

After 1945, six German ex-soldiers are hired to defuse unexploded Allied bombs in the ruins of Berlin.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Jeff Chandler, Martine Carol, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 743

5. The Wise Guys (1965)

G | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-con with ulterior motives convinces the struggling inheritor of a sawmill to use convicts as affordable lumberjacks.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Bourvil, Lino Ventura, Marie Dubois, Jess Hahn

Votes: 764

6. Zatoichi's Cane Sword (1967)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Zatoichi, while fighting off the usual group of gangsters, meets the apprentice of the swordsman who created his blade, who relays bad news about the sword.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shiho Fujimura, Yoshihiko Aoyama, Makoto Fujita

Votes: 958

7. Tarkan (1969)

81 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Tarkan who is a fearless and loyal warrior of Attila the Hun enters into a bloody struggle to capture the sword of Mars which is believed to promote ownership of whole word whom possess.

Director: Tunç Basaran | Stars: Kartal Tibet, Zuhal Aktan, Lale Belkis, Oktar Durukan

Votes: 1,389

8. The Master Touch (1972)

PG | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A just released from prison professional thief decides to do one last high-risk heist, which could settle him for life or land him behind bars again.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda Bolkan, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 501

9. The Inheritor (1973)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death, nobody ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Carla Gravina, Jean Rochefort, Charles Denner

Votes: 747

10. Police Tactics (1974)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 834

11. Cop in Blue Jeans (1976)

TV-MA | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A top undercover cop finds and arrests a series of purse snatchers until he discovers an American at the top of an evil ring of thieves.

Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Guido Mannari

Votes: 500

12. Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978)

96 min | Action, Drama

A martial arts book, which Hsu Yin-Fung (Jackie Chan) carries, is being highly sought by various clans and gangs, but he is in pursuit of someone himself.

Director: Chi-Hwa Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nora Miao, Jeong-Nam Kim, Yung-Kuo Li

Votes: 2,087

13. Les égouts du paradis (1979)

115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Albert Spaggiari (Francis Huster) plays Spaggiari, who organises a group of gangsters to break into the vault of the Societé Générale Bank in Nice by tunnelling up through the sewers below.... See full summary »

Director: José Giovanni | Stars: Francis Huster, Jean-François Balmer, Lila Kedrova, Bérangère Bonvoisin

Votes: 228

14. Class of 1984 (1982)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 8,881

15. Mahaan (1983)

Action, Comedy, Drama

Criminal Vikram Singh is arrested for possession of drugs thus the case is called up in a court of law which forces him to approach his lawyer friend, Amit but instead of favoring for him ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman

Votes: 377

16. Kids from Shaolin (1984)

TV-14 | 99 min | Action, Comedy

Romance blossoms between two rival families practicing Shaolin and Wudang kungfu respectively. despite familial opposition - until they overcome a gang of scheming bandits together.

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Qiuyan Huang, Chunhua Ji

Votes: 1,427

17. Hands of Steel (1986)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, Claudio Cassinelli, George Eastman

Votes: 1,995

18. Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan, Perry Lopez

Votes: 8,279 | Gross: $6.88M

19. The Dead Pool (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

46 Metascore

Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.

Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson, Evan C. Kim

Votes: 38,255 | Gross: $37.90M

20. Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989)

PG | 80 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Three kingdoms have been overtaken by three evil lords and only a teenage boy with magical powers can restore peace to the land.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Mel Welles, Robert Jayne, David Carradine, Susan Lee Hoffman

Votes: 895

21. Darkman (1990)

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

65 Metascore

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

Votes: 55,683 | Gross: $33.88M

22. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka, Katsuhiko Sasaki

Votes: 5,282

23. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 44,746

24. Double Cross (1992)

108 min | Drama, Action, Crime

Three old gangsters pull off one last heist to raise much-needed cash for their various debts. However, the money obtained is not enough to keep them all happy.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Kazuya Kimura, Keiko Oginome, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 251

25. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

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.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 227,026 | Gross: $146.28M

26. Unveiled (1994)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An American woman uses herself as bait to help a CIA agent trap an alleged serial killer in Morroco.

Director: William Cole | Stars: Lisa Zane, Nick Chinlund, Whip Hubley, Martha Gehman

Votes: 281

27. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A hibernating species of giant carnivorous birds is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: IHARA, Akira Onodera, Shinobu Nakayama, Ayako Fujitani

Votes: 2,590

28. Silent Trigger (1996)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Gina Bellman, Conrad Dunn, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 3,479

29. G.I. Jane (1997)

R | 125 min | Action, Drama, War

62 Metascore

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe

Votes: 70,493 | Gross: $48.17M

30. Wounded (1997)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

The forest rangers Julie Clayton and her boyfriend Don Powell find several grizzly-bear slaughtered in the forest. They report to their superior and he comes with the FBI Agent Eric Ashton ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Mädchen Amick, Graham Greene, Adrian Pasdar, Robert Costanzo

Votes: 581

31. Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Action, Thriller

44 Metascore

In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Ittoku Kishibe, Sie Kohinata, Kimie Shingyôji

Votes: 2,011

32. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error.

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Shirodkar, Reema Lagoo, Shivaji Satam

Votes: 11,707

33. Bullets Over Summer (1999)

92 min | Action, Crime, Romance

Plainclothes policemen Brian and Mike use an elderly woman's apartment for surveillance, hoping to catch a fugitive gangster. They develop a warm relationship with their hostess, whom they ... See full summary »

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Matt Chow, Tony Ho

Votes: 572

34. Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000)

R | 91 min | Action

An elite task force is assigned to handle a Middle-Eastern terrorist mastermind who is using mind-control techniques to create an army of willing suicide bombers.

Director: Yossi Wein | Stars: Trae Thomas, Todd Jensen, Anthony Bishop, Gray Lawson

Votes: 324

35. Zu Warriors (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Fantasy

Between the heaven and the Earth exist the Zu's mountain range, where live the immortals of Omei, the highest mountain of Zu, but the kingdom is in danger by Amnesia, a renegade immortal ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Ziyi Zhang, Cecilia Cheung

Votes: 3,267

36. The Bourne Identity (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Votes: 487,228 | Gross: $121.66M

37. Indra (2002)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama

Since 1965 bitter hatred and animosity has reigned between two families, namely that of Indrasen's and the Reddys, which results in the death of Indrasen's dad, and his two uncles, one of ... See full summary »

Director: Gopal B. | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Sonali Bendre, Aarti Agarwal, Prakash Raj

Votes: 2,073

38. Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)

Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work his father did in communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something miraculous and wonderful.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Rekha, Preity Zinta, Rakesh Roshan

Votes: 19,739 | Gross: $0.68M

39. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 398,692 | Gross: $186.74M

40. Madurey (2004)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action

An IAS Officer disguises himself as a vegetable vendor in order to nab down a highly potent criminal.

Director: R. Madhesh | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Sonia Agarwal, Rakshitha, Vadivelu

Votes: 1,242

41. Countdown (2004)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A terrorist organization know as "Ansar Allah" is preparing to turn the city of Rome into a City of Dead. But the heroism of Smolin, professionalism of Catherine Stone, help of Umar (from ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeniy Lavrentev | Stars: Aleksey Makarov, Louise Lombard, Vyacheslav Razbegaev, Egor Pazenko

Votes: 570

42. Maja (2005)

E | 139 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Govindan (Manivannan) is a thief who has two children. Aadhi (Pasupathy) and Mathi ('Chiyaan' Vikram). Years go by and the two, Aadhi and Madhi, decide to stop stealing and mend their ways ... See full summary »

Director: Shafi | Stars: Vikram, Asin Thottumkal, Pasupathy, Anu Prabhakar

Votes: 357

43. Running Scared (2006)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 95,165 | Gross: $6.86M

44. Cruel Winter Blues (2006)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Along with a partner, a small-time crook arrives at the hometown of his mentor's killer to seek revenge, but gets caught in a fix upon befriending the killer's mother.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Han Sun Jo, Moon-hee Na, Woo-Sung Choi

Votes: 635

45. Ladrón que roba a ladrón (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

Two former thieves reunite to rob the biggest thief they know -- Moctesuma Valdez, a TV infomercial guru who's made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants. When none of their affiliates want to go undercover as day laborers to pull off the heist, the two men turn to the real thing for help.

Director: Joe Menendez | Stars: Fernando Colunga, Miguel Varoni, Julie Gonzalo, Saúl Lisazo

Votes: 1,787 | Gross: $4.00M

46. V2: Dead Angel (2007)

92 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.2