25 Underrated Or Unseen Action Filmsby dannoxxl-88184 | created - 14 Apr 2018 | updated - 14 Apr 2018 | Public
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2. Tiger on Beat (1988)
TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.
3. An qu (1983)
83 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Two very different cops are out to capture a local drug boss. The two cops go about their job differently, one of them doing everything to the letter of the law and the other not caring and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
4. Freebie and the Bean (1974)
R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.
5. Miami Connection (1987)
R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.
6. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Votes: 27,250 | Gross: $17.31M
8. Extreme Justice (1993)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A rogue cop joins an elite L.A.P.D. unit who secretly operate as a vigilante death squad, but soon begins to question their methods.
9. Bucktown (1975)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince ... See full summary »
10. Johnny Handsome (1989)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms.
Votes: 8,458 | Gross: $7.24M
12. The Big Hit (1998)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.
Votes: 27,617 | Gross: $27.05M
13. Caught Up (1998)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars, a reformed street hood(Bokeem Woodbine) puts down his gun and ... See full summary »
Votes: 826 | Gross: $6.72M
14. The Gladiator (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A road warrior vigilante avenges his brother's death at the hands of a crazy motorist by using his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunken drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges.
15. Thursday (1998)
R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A former L.A. drug dealer has moved to Houston to make a new life for himself as a married architect. Everything falls apart when he is suddenly visited by one of his former cohorts who comes carrying heroin.
Votes: 16,497 | Gross: $0.00M
18. The Losers (1970)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A quintet of CIA-trained Hells Angels take their specially armored hogs to Cambodia and head across southeast Asia to rescue a captured presidential advisor.
Votes: 411 | Gross: $0.46M
19. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two Harlem cops investigate a robbery, believing that a reverend has staged it in order to steal the money he's collected for a local fundraiser.
Votes: 1,605 | Gross: $4.39M
22. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two L.A. cops with opposing views on what is the best way to uphold the law have to work together to bring down the Yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful woman.
Votes: 15,596 | Gross: $2.28M
23. The Stunt Man (1980)
R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady.
Votes: 8,256 | Gross: $7.06M
24. The Mechanic (1972)
PG | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An aging hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them.
25. Death Hunt (1981)
R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness.