Top 50 underrated action movies

01.
The Promise
133 min | 2016 |
5.9 (165340 votes)
|
9.31 (724 reviews)

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

02.
Suburban Commando
90 min | 1991 |
4.5 (8943 votes)
|
7.52 (31 reviews)

An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.

03.
The Phantom
100 min | 1996 |
4.9 (30998 votes)
|
7.66 (112 reviews)

The Phantom, descendent of a line of African superheroes, travels to New York City to thwart a wealthy criminal genius from obtaining three magic skulls which would give him the secret to ultimate power.

04.
MSG: The Messenger of God
197 min | 2015 |
6.0 (11099 votes)
|
8.69 (150 reviews)

Guru Ji is a social reformer who works to help people fight against social evils.

05.
Supergirl
124 min | 1984 |
4.4 (17423 votes)
|
7.0 (130 reviews)

After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

06.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18677 votes)
|
7.04 (146 reviews)

Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

07.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
93 min | 2004 |
5.0 (44916 votes)
|
7.31 (124 reviews)

The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

08.
George of the Jungle
92 min | 1997 |
5.4 (67025 votes)
|
7.68 (92 reviews)

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

09.
Postal
100 min | 2007 |
4.5 (21246 votes)
|
6.68 (141 reviews)

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

10.
The Crow - Tödliche Erlösung
102 min | 2000 |
4.9 (10362 votes)
|
7.07 (94 reviews)

Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of.

11.
Jason X
91 min | 2001 |
4.4 (47772 votes)
|
6.53 (469 reviews)

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

12.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.62 (115 reviews)

When a coolie's family is murdered by a group of gangsters and politicians, he swears revenge on them.

13.
Undercover Brother
86 min | 2002 |
5.8 (32440 votes)
|
7.86 (127 reviews)

When "The Man" tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, Undercover Brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.

14.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.3 (23874 votes)
|
5.35 (70 reviews)

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

15.
D.E.B.S.
91 min | 2004 |
5.3 (13498 votes)
|
7.34 (138 reviews)

Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

16.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (12812 votes)
|
5.14 (70 reviews)

An ex-special forces soldier turned boatman is hired by a journalist to investigate a top-secret military base on a nearby island.

17.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
95 min | 1995 |
5.2 (23974 votes)
|
7.23 (101 reviews)

A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.

18.
Over the Top
93 min | 1987 |
5.8 (47222 votes)
|
7.82 (117 reviews)

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

19.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
93 min | 1990 |
6.8 (80135 votes)
|
8.81 (157 reviews)

Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

20.
Eight Legged Freaks
99 min | 2002 |
5.4 (50782 votes)
|
7.4 (215 reviews)

Venomous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

21.
Jilla
185 min | 2014 |
6.1 (8638 votes)
|
8.06 (40 reviews)

A looming gangster after witnessing a bone chilling event, stands up against his father's prejudice.

22.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (11646 votes)
|
8.54 (44 reviews)

In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

23.
In Your Name
132 min | 2003 |
7.1 (14394 votes)
|
9.04 (42 reviews)

Problems arise when Radhey Mohan, a delinquent falls in love with a girl named Nirjara.

24.
Dhoom 3
172 min | 2013 |
5.4 (40461 votes)
|
7.32 (338 reviews)

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.

25.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (15093 votes)
|
8.01 (71 reviews)

Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big.

26.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (54477 votes)
|
8.01 (142 reviews)

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

27.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.5 (13023 votes)
|
6.41 (55 reviews)

Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.

28.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.3 (104955 votes)
|
5.2 (570 reviews)

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

29.
Conan the Barbarian
129 min | 1982 |
6.9 (130780 votes)
|
8.79 (308 reviews)

A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

30.
Spy Kids
88 min | 2001 |
5.4 (102218 votes)
|
7.29 (161 reviews)

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

31.
Zombeavers
77 min | 2014 |
4.8 (15261 votes)
|
6.68 (96 reviews)

A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.

32.
Hard Target
97 min | 1993 |
6.2 (41748 votes)
|
8.08 (137 reviews)

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.

33.
Avalon
107 min | 2001 |
6.4 (12512 votes)
|
8.28 (110 reviews)

In a dystopian world, a woman spends her time playing an illegal and dangerous game, hoping to find meaning in her world.

34.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (13097 votes)
|
7.26 (82 reviews)

Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

35.
Mortal Kombat
101 min | 1995 |
5.8 (95709 votes)
|
7.66 (247 reviews)

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

36.
Beverly Hills Ninja
88 min | 1997 |
5.5 (34544 votes)
|
7.36 (53 reviews)

A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother.

37.
Pokémon 3: The Movie
93 min | 2000 |
5.8 (12155 votes)
|
7.66 (52 reviews)

In the town of Greenfield, a young, lonely girl's dreams and wishes are brought into reality by a collective of reality-warping Pokémon.

38.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.0 (67458 votes)
|
7.86 (93 reviews)

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.

39.
Velayudham
186 min | 2011 |
6.5 (9575 votes)
|
8.35 (64 reviews)

After a villager unwittingly prevents a number of terrorist attacks in Chennai, a young journalist identifies and persuades him to take on the disguise of a superhero to fight terrorism and corruption.

40.
Bleach
108 min | 2018 |
6.4 (9086 votes)
|
8.23 (188 reviews)

A Japanese teenager can see ghosts and sees a cute girl fighting an evil monster. He ends up with her reaper power and she as human in his high school class. He discovers a connection between his mom's death and these monsters.

41.
Masters of the Universe
106 min | 1987 |
5.4 (34719 votes)
|
7.22 (160 reviews)

The heroic warrior He-Man battles against the evil lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

42.
Cutthroat Island
124 min | 1995 |
5.7 (24700 votes)
|
7.52 (129 reviews)

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

43.
Ishtar
107 min | 1987 |
4.4 (9822 votes)
|
6.21 (111 reviews)

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

44.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.2 (174530 votes)
|
8.01 (275 reviews)

An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

45.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (23446 votes)
|
5.61 (130 reviews)

In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the mafia.

46.
Pokémon the Movie 2000
99 min | 1999 |
6.1 (19440 votes)
|
7.9 (62 reviews)

Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.

47.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (83764 votes)
|
6.47 (294 reviews)

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

48.
Freddy vs. Jason
97 min | 2003 |
5.7 (105798 votes)
|
7.45 (671 reviews)

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

49.
Innocent Blood
112 min | 1992 |
6.2 (8707 votes)
|
7.95 (55 reviews)

Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

50.
Howard the Duck
110 min | 1986 |
4.7 (40664 votes)
|
6.44 (253 reviews)

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Top 50 overrated action movies

01.
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
152 min | 2017 |
7.1 (486657 votes)
|
3.2 (6154 reviews)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

02.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
138 min | 2015 |
7.9 (802223 votes)
|
4.23 (4480 reviews)

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

03.
Berg II
135 min | 2016 |
9.0 (101935 votes)
|
5.37 (139 reviews)

In a desolate war zone where screams of the innocent echo, on the very line between disaster and valor, 7 Maroon Berets will dance with death.

04.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (219732 votes)
|
4.72 (434 reviews)

Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

05.
Three Steps Above Heaven
118 min | 2010 |
7.1 (21186 votes)
|
4.24 (38 reviews)

A privileged woman and a reckless man fall in love despite their different social classes.

06.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (59467 votes)
|
3.81 (184 reviews)

The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

07.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (402280 votes)
|
5.54 (1964 reviews)

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

08.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
6.0 (11370 votes)
|
3.58 (51 reviews)

Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city.

09.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18096 votes)
|
3.7 (102 reviews)

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

10.
Thor: Ragnarok
130 min | 2017 |
7.9 (521190 votes)
|
5.52 (1160 reviews)

Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.

11.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (807426 votes)
|
4.85 (1775 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

12.
Black Panther
134 min | 2018 |
7.3 (553834 votes)
|
4.96 (3002 reviews)

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

13.
U-571
116 min | 2000 |
6.6 (73608 votes)
|
4.37 (396 reviews)

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

14.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (562091 votes)
|
5.68 (1495 reviews)

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

15.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
153 min | 2009 |
7.6 (431973 votes)
|
5.38 (976 reviews)

As Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes') dark past.

16.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17204 votes)
|
3.92 (173 reviews)

A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

17.
Dunkirk
106 min | 2017 |
7.9 (489413 votes)
|
5.83 (2088 reviews)

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

18.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (11451 votes)
|
3.76 (186 reviews)

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

19.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.9 (12582 votes)
|
1.86 (310 reviews)

Earth 2019, 3/4 of it's households have a robot. The AI supercomputer, Kronos, considers humans the biggest threat to Earth. A century later, few humans are left. Calia seeks the last human stronghold as does Kronos.

20.
Skyfall
143 min | 2012 |
7.7 (601459 votes)
|
5.67 (1432 reviews)

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

21.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (144009 votes)
|
4.24 (370 reviews)

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

22.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (42331 votes)
|
4.06 (282 reviews)

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

23.
300
117 min | 2006 |
7.7 (703877 votes)
|
5.76 (1932 reviews)

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

24.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (807303 votes)
|
6.17 (1783 reviews)

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

25.
Setup
85 min | 2011 |
4.4 (19447 votes)
|
2.51 (77 reviews)

A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.

26.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (934625 votes)
|
6.21 (1720 reviews)

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

27.
Death Proof
113 min | 2007 |
7.0 (253267 votes)
|
5.15 (604 reviews)

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

28.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
7.0 (24445 votes)
|
5.2 (371 reviews)

Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

29.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (357525 votes)
|
5.21 (2179 reviews)

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

30.
Sparks
90 min | 2013 |
5.7 (8819 votes)
|
3.95 (45 reviews)

A masked vigilante who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation's most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks' life and reputation in ruins.

31.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
119 min | 2004 |
7.3 (169400 votes)
|
5.57 (577 reviews)

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.

32.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (156807 votes)
|
4.47 (942 reviews)

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

33.
The Predator
107 min | 2018 |
5.4 (104493 votes)
|
3.67 (2363 reviews)

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

34.
The Wall
88 min | 2017 |
6.2 (21333 votes)
|
4.48 (126 reviews)

Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

35.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (378366 votes)
|
5.21 (6850 reviews)

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

36.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (509937 votes)
|
5.72 (609 reviews)

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

37.
Behind Enemy Lines
106 min | 2001 |
6.4 (95702 votes)
|
4.74 (287 reviews)

A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.

38.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (32290 votes)
|
4.35 (49 reviews)

A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.

39.
The Contract
96 min | 2006 |
5.7 (22473 votes)
|
4.05 (107 reviews)

A father and his son attempt to bring in an assassin to the authorities, but his dangerous associates have other plans.

40.
Fury
134 min | 2014 |
7.6 (393462 votes)
|
5.95 (768 reviews)

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

41.
Terminator: Dark Fate
128 min | 2019 |
6.5 (50655 votes)
|
4.85 (1666 reviews)

An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator, from hunting down a young girl, who's fate is critical to the human race.

42.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (388412 votes)
|
4.96 (540 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

43.
Highlander II: The Quickening
91 min | 1991 |
4.3 (41842 votes)
|
2.66 (201 reviews)

In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

44.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
141 min | 2017 |
6.8 (244062 votes)
|
5.17 (639 reviews)

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the United States. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

45.
Quantum of Solace
106 min | 2008 |
6.6 (383880 votes)
|
4.98 (1139 reviews)

James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.

46.
London Has Fallen
99 min | 2016 |
5.9 (132878 votes)
|
4.28 (501 reviews)

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

47.
Fetih 1453
162 min | 2012 |
6.7 (55160 votes)
|
5.08 (145 reviews)

After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.

48.
Alexander
175 min | 2004 |
5.6 (156693 votes)
|
3.99 (1082 reviews)

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

49.
The Patriot
165 min | 2000 |
7.2 (242087 votes)
|
5.59 (784 reviews)

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

50.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (335039 votes)
|
4.2 (1020 reviews)

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.