Top 20 Action Movies of 1993

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1. Sniper (1993)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller, War

A US Marine sniper is partnered with a SWAT member to take out rebel leaders in the jungles of Panama.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J.T. Walsh, Aden Young

Votes: 21,794 | Gross: $18.99M

2. Iron Monkey (1993)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen, Jean Wang, Sze-Man Tsang

Votes: 14,835 | Gross: $14.68M

3. Tai-Chi Master (1993)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Siu-Ho Chin, Fennie Yuen

Votes: 9,012

4. Sonatine (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe, Masanobu Katsumura

Votes: 16,322

5. The Heroic Trio (1993)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Damian Lau

Votes: 2,916

6. Excessive Force (1993)

R | 87 min | Action

A group of Chicago cops are involved in a raid from which $3,000,000 disappears. The local mob go after them and the body count starts to rise. The new Chief of Police makes it clear to the... See full summary »

Director: Jon Hess | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, James Earl Jones, Lance Henriksen, Tony Todd

Votes: 1,072 | Gross: $1.15M

7. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

Votes: 251,135 | Gross: $183.88M

8. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 41,784 | Gross: $32.59M

9. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 805,304 | Gross: $402.45M

10. Army of One (1993)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to a rendezvous with the corrupt cop who put him behind bars.

Director: Vic Armstrong | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, George Segal, Kristian Alfonso, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 5,001

11. Street Knight (1993)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Jeff Speakman, Christopher Neame, Lewis Van Bergen, Jennifer Gatti

Votes: 623 | Gross: $0.84M

12. Gunmen (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Four hundred million dollars are hidden in a boat in some harbor in South America, hidden by Dani Servigo's brother. When his brother gets killed, Dani is a wanted man, by undercover D.E.A.... See full summary »

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Denis Leary, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 3,118 | Gross: $3.41M

13. 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.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Chelsea Field, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 1,083

14. Back in Action (1994)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The sister of a former U.S. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve DiMarco, Paul Ziller | Stars: Billy Blanks, Roddy Piper, Bobbie Phillips, Kai Soremekun

Votes: 513

15. Rising Sun (1993)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 40,252 | Gross: $63.10M

16. Judgment Night (1993)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Denis Leary, Stephen Dorff

Votes: 14,483 | Gross: $12.14M

17. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 149,122 | Gross: $58.06M

18. Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)

R | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

An order of Druids train their children to battle an evil Warlock determined to unleash Satan upon the world by bringing a collection of five mystic rune stones together.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Julian Sands, Chris Young, Paula Marshall, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 5,023 | Gross: $3.90M

19. Expert Weapon (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure

While on death row for killing a policeman, small-time criminal Adam (Ian Jacklin) is sprung from his cell and asked to join a covert government organization that will shape him into a ... See full summary »

Director: Steven L. Austin | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Ian Jacklin, Mel Novak, Joe Estevez

Votes: 50

20. Best of the Best II (1993)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The Colosseum is the fighting arena owned by the champion Bracus. Now after the death of their friend, Rhee and Roberts want revenge.

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Eric Roberts, Phillip Rhee, Chris Penn, Edan Gross

Votes: 4,970 | Gross: $6.61M

21. Detonator (1993 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

A train with hostages is stolen in Bremen, Germany. It's heading south through Europe with a nuclear bomb. A UN crime-fighting task force is in charge of stopping it in cooperation with local military and police.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Paul, Ted Levine

Votes: 3,191

22. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 159,522 | Gross: $40.90M

23. Showdown (I) (1993)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action

Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose... See full summary »

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott, Christine Taylor, John Asher

Votes: 795

24. Full Eclipse (1993 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

The LA police department have a special team of officers with a talent for reducing big-time crime. The team leader has an excellent track record for crime reduction in other big cities, ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Patsy Kensit, Bruce Payne, Tony Denison

Votes: 1,550

25. The Three Musketeers (1993)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

43 Metascore

France, 1625: Young d'Artagnan heads to Paris to join the Musketeers but the evil cardinal's disbanded them - save 3. He meets the 3, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and joins them on their quest to save the king and country.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell, Oliver Platt

Votes: 47,760 | Gross: $53.90M

26. The Last Outlaw (1993 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Western

Left for dead by his bank robbing gang, a marauder joins a posse to seek revenge.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Dermot Mulroney, Ted Levine, John C. McGinley

Votes: 2,096

27. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 71,803 | Gross: $100.77M

28. Donato and Daughter (1993 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two cops, a father and daughter who have had a frosty relationship for a long time, must team up to stop a brutal sexual predator/serial killer who targets nuns.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Charles Bronson, Dana Delany, Xander Berkeley, Jenette Goldstein

Votes: 567



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