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1. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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60 Metascore

A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 164,940 | Gross: $90.82M

2. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 59,094 | Gross: $30.05M

3. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 213,898 | Gross: $12.10M

4. A Bug's Life (1998)

G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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77 Metascore

A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

Directors: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 256,265 | Gross: $162.80M

5. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance

6.0
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55 Metascore

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth

Votes: 68,619 | Gross: $115.10M

6. A View to a Kill (1985)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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40 Metascore

The recovery of a microchip off the body of a fellow agent, leads James Bond to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones

Votes: 83,786 | Gross: $50.33M

7. Wayne's World (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere

Votes: 138,324 | Gross: $121.70M

8. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 202,928

9. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.7
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11 Metascore

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar, Sandra Hess

Votes: 44,720 | Gross: $35.93M

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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45 Metascore

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

Votes: 49,611 | Gross: $78.66M

11. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.2
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36 Metascore

Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 46,190 | Gross: $38.96M

12. Abduction (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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25 Metascore

A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jake Andolina

Votes: 74,325 | Gross: $28.09M

13. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Two rival soldiers who were killed in Vietnam are brought back to life in a top secret military experiment that creates superhuman warriors.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 79,883 | Gross: $36.30M

14. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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40 Metascore

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 151,373 | Gross: $144.73M

15. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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41 Metascore

Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Votes: 92,255 | Gross: $63.41M

16. Blue Streak (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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46 Metascore

A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 71,696 | Gross: $68.52M

17. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

G | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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64 Metascore

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

Directors: Brian Henson, David Lane | Stars: Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Bishop

Votes: 20,336 | Gross: $33.61M

18. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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25 Metascore

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far-reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 64,335 | Gross: $49.04M

19. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The two top Agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of T.H.R.U.S.H.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, John Herman Shaner

Votes: 4,484

20. Relic Hunter (1999–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure

6.6
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Sydney Fox is a university professor and black belt who globe-trots after lost, stolen and rumored to exist artifacts and antiquities.

Stars: Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt, Lindy Booth, Tanja Reichert

Votes: 5,765

21. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong

Votes: 91,699 | Gross: $0.21M

22. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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41 Metascore

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 31,251 | Gross: $24.08M

23. The Punisher (1989)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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63 Metascore

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori

Votes: 20,812

24. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

5.6
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34 Metascore

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 88,044 | Gross: $60.57M

25. An Eye for an Eye (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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33 Metascore

A SFPD undercover narcotics cop aims to avenge his partner's death and destroy a drug-smuggling ring operated by the Chinese Triads.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark

Votes: 3,372 | Gross: $7.68M

26. George of the Jungle 2 (2003 Video)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.3
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George, now a father, goes to Las Vegas, where he has to help out his brother.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Christopher Showerman, Julie Benz, Angus T. Jones, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 6,026

27. Fist of Fury (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Votes: 24,470

28. National Security (2003)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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31 Metascore

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore, Bill Duke

Votes: 45,914 | Gross: $35.76M

29. Assassination Games (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Ivan Kaye, Valentin Teodosiu

Votes: 16,155

30. Nowhere to Run (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine

Votes: 20,874 | Gross: $22.19M

31. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A fictionalized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner, Michael Learned

Votes: 26,316 | Gross: $35.11M

32. Stuck on You (2003)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy

5.7
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62 Metascore

Conjoined twins from Martha's Vineyard move to Los Angeles so that one of them can pursue an acting career.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Cher

Votes: 49,954 | Gross: $33.83M

33. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Bison, the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Shadowlaw, has been desperately searching for the greatest fighter on the planet for years. He finds it in Ryu, a ... See full summary »

Director: Gisaburô Sugii | Stars: Kôjiro Shimizu, Kenji Haga, Miki Fujitani, Masane Tsukayama

Votes: 7,716

34. New Police Story (2004)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Mak Bau, Tak-Bun Wong

Votes: 23,823

35. Dark Angel (1990)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.1
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A Renegade Cop is forced to work with an FBI Agent in order to bring down a group of Drug Dealers with sinister plans.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues

Votes: 9,782 | Gross: $4.35M

36. Dead Again (1991)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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66 Metascore

A woman who has lost her memory is taken in by a Los Angeles orphanage, and a private eye is enlisted to track down her identity, but he soon finds that he might have a past life connection to her that endangers their lives.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia, Lois Hall

Votes: 25,072 | Gross: $38.02M

37. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry, and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Miki Lee, Karen McLymont

Votes: 24,299 | Gross: $12.67M

38. Derailed (2002)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

4.0
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On an out of control train holding hostages and high-tech bio-weapons agent Kristoff (Van Damme) becomes a one man army to derail the terrorists and save the lives of everyone on board!

Director: Bob Misiorowski | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tomas Arana, Laura Harring, Susan Gibney

Votes: 7,045

39. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

7.3
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A man spends a night in a haunted house.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent

Votes: 5,525

40. Gantz (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.2
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A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth.

Stars: Chris Ayres, Emily Carter-Essex, Shannon Emerick, John Gremillion

Votes: 6,629

41. Breaker! Breaker! (1977)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.3
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Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

Director: Don Hulette | Stars: Chuck Norris, George Murdock, Terry O'Connor, Don Gentry

Votes: 2,637

42. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

3.7
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19 Metascore

Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Wych Kaosayananda | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto, Gregg Henry

Votes: 18,693 | Gross: $14.29M

43. Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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62 Metascore

The Rugrats travel to Paris, France, where Chuckie (Christine Cavanaugh) hopes to find a new mother and keep his father from marrying an evil business woman.

Directors: Stig Bergqvist, Paul Demeyer | Stars: Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Cheryl Chase, Tara Strong

Votes: 10,643 | Gross: $76.51M

44. Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

3.9
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David Sloan must travel to Mexico to save his wife from a savage drug lord who's also an old nemesis.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Kamel Krifa, Brad Thornton, Jill Pierce

Votes: 3,035

45. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 2,750

46. Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993–1997)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple was destroyed and father and son each thought the other had perished in the fire. ... See full summary »

Stars: David Carradine, Chris Potter, Richard Anderson, William Dunlop

Votes: 2,025

47. Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

PG | 95 min | Action

5.1
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An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Lloyd Haynes

Votes: 2,658 | Gross: $18.33M

48. Invasion U.S.A. (1985)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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29 Metascore

A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch, Melissa Prophet, Alexander Zale

Votes: 8,228 | Gross: $17.54M

49. Soldiers (2014)

108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A military veteran and former mercenary named Frenchy is haunted by his childhood, as well as his past in the military.

Director: Jean-Claude Van Damme | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Claudia Bassols, John Colton, Josef Cannon

Votes: 1,768

50. The Devil's Brigade (1968)

Approved | 130 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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A US Army Colonel is tasked with forming an elite commando-style unit from crack Canadian troops and the dregs of the US Army.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine

Votes: 4,729



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