Top 50 underrated action movies

01.
The Promise
133 min | 2016 |
5.9 (165829 votes)
|
9.31 (730 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 (9019 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 (31228 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 (11107 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 (17654 votes)
|
6.99 (135 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.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
93 min | 2004 |
5.0 (45650 votes)
|
7.44 (126 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.

07.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18817 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.

08.
George of the Jungle
92 min | 1997 |
5.4 (67861 votes)
|
7.74 (94 reviews)

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

09.
D.E.B.S.
91 min | 2004 |
5.2 (14092 votes)
|
7.35 (139 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.

10.
The Crow: Salvation
102 min | 2000 |
4.9 (10447 votes)
|
7.04 (95 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.
Postal
100 min | 2007 |
4.5 (21246 votes)
|
6.64 (145 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.

12.
Jason X
91 min | 2001 |
4.4 (48195 votes)
|
6.53 (472 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.

13.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.63 (116 reviews)

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

14.
Over the Top
93 min | 1987 |
5.8 (47767 votes)
|
7.87 (115 reviews)

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

15.
Undercover Brother
86 min | 2002 |
5.8 (32440 votes)
|
7.87 (128 reviews)

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

16.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
93 min | 1990 |
6.8 (81231 votes)
|
8.85 (161 reviews)

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

17.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.3 (24126 votes)
|
5.35 (71 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.

18.
Far Cry
95 min | 2008 |
3.1 (12909 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.

19.
Zombeavers
77 min | 2014 |
4.7 (15467 votes)
|
6.73 (98 reviews)

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

20.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
95 min | 1995 |
5.2 (24227 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.

21.
Eight Legged Freaks
99 min | 2002 |
5.4 (51134 votes)
|
7.4 (215 reviews)

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

22.
In Your Name
132 min | 2003 |
7.1 (14394 votes)
|
9.09 (44 reviews)

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

23.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.4 (13184 votes)
|
6.39 (55 reviews)

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

24.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
87 min | 1992 |
4.3 (36982 votes)
|
6.28 (82 reviews)

A tough police sergeant's overbearing mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.

25.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.3 (106066 votes)
|
5.28 (578 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.

26.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (11687 votes)
|
8.56 (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.

27.
Spy Kids
88 min | 2001 |
5.4 (103375 votes)
|
7.36 (162 reviews)

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

28.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (15255 votes)
|
8.04 (73 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.

29.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (54988 votes)
|
8.04 (146 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.

30.
Sour And Sweet
157 min | 2010 |
5.8 (8030 votes)
|
7.72 (31 reviews)

A seemingly corrupt petty contractor faces challenges from the local municipality, his family, his employees, as well as a former girlfriend and her family.

31.
Conan the Barbarian
129 min | 1982 |
6.9 (132069 votes)
|
8.81 (313 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.

32.
Jilla
185 min | 2014 |
6.1 (8638 votes)
|
8.0 (41 reviews)

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

33.
Dhoom 3
172 min | 2013 |
5.4 (40461 votes)
|
7.3 (339 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.

34.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.0 (68200 votes)
|
7.89 (94 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.

35.
Avalon
107 min | 2001 |
6.4 (12596 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.

36.
Pokémon 3 the Movie: Spell of the Unown
93 min | 2000 |
5.8 (12318 votes)
|
7.67 (53 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.

37.
Hard Target
97 min | 1993 |
6.2 (42158 votes)
|
8.06 (139 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.

38.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (13198 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.

39.
Mortal Kombat
101 min | 1995 |
5.8 (96629 votes)
|
7.66 (252 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.

40.
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.

41.
Pokémon the Movie 2000
99 min | 1999 |
6.1 (19689 votes)
|
7.93 (63 reviews)

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

42.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.2 (177111 votes)
|
8.0 (278 reviews)

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

43.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.1 (22322 votes)
|
7.9 (123 reviews)

In 1930s New York City, The Shadow (Alec Baldwin) battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan (John Lone), who is building an atomic bomb.

44.
Ishtar
107 min | 1987 |
4.4 (9882 votes)
|
6.2 (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.

45.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
95 min | 2002 |
3.8 (23684 votes)
|
5.6 (132 reviews)

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

46.
Freddy vs. Jason
97 min | 2003 |
5.7 (106535 votes)
|
7.47 (673 reviews)

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

47.
Howard the Duck
110 min | 1986 |
4.7 (41079 votes)
|
6.47 (255 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.

48.
A Chinese Ghost Story
98 min | 1987 |
7.5 (8315 votes)
|
9.26 (40 reviews)

After a string of bad luck, a debt collector has no other choice than to spend the night in a haunted temple, where he encounters a ravishing female ghost and later battles to save her soul from the control of a wicked tree demon.

49.
Masters of the Universe
106 min | 1987 |
5.4 (35142 votes)
|
7.16 (164 reviews)

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

50.
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.

Top 50 overrated action movies

01.
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
152 min | 2017 |
7.0 (525365 votes)
|
3.2 (6443 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 (826939 votes)
|
4.21 (4607 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 |
8.9 (102454 votes)
|
5.39 (145 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 (221187 votes)
|
4.67 (443 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)
|
4.53 (40 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 (59924 votes)
|
3.77 (185 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.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
6.0 (11395 votes)
|
3.48 (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.

08.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (414358 votes)
|
5.5 (2028 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.

09.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18353 votes)
|
3.61 (104 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 (534542 votes)
|
5.5 (1176 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.
Black Panther
134 min | 2018 |
7.3 (564815 votes)
|
4.95 (3041 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.

12.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (12176 votes)
|
3.46 (202 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.

13.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (812958 votes)
|
4.91 (1780 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.

14.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (565027 votes)
|
5.66 (1501 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.
U-571
116 min | 2000 |
6.6 (74122 votes)
|
4.39 (400 reviews)

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

16.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
153 min | 2009 |
7.6 (439627 votes)
|
5.4 (985 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.

17.
Dunkirk
106 min | 2017 |
7.9 (502255 votes)
|
5.79 (2140 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.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17380 votes)
|
3.93 (175 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.

19.
Singularity
92 min | 2017 |
3.9 (12710 votes)
|
1.86 (315 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 (607890 votes)
|
5.71 (1453 reviews)

James 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.
Mad Max: Fury Road
120 min | 2015 |
8.1 (820849 votes)
|
6.15 (1817 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.

22.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (146715 votes)
|
4.28 (378 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.

23.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (42599 votes)
|
4.09 (284 reviews)

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

24.
Setup
85 min | 2011 |
4.4 (20028 votes)
|
2.51 (77 reviews)

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

25.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (946985 votes)
|
6.23 (1729 reviews)

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

26.
Terminator: Dark Fate
128 min | 2019 |
6.3 (97950 votes)
|
4.44 (2366 reviews)

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

27.
300
117 min | 2006 |
7.6 (709267 votes)
|
5.75 (1944 reviews)

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

28.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
7.0 (28581 votes)
|
5.16 (428 reviews)

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

29.
Death Proof
113 min | 2007 |
7.0 (256454 votes)
|
5.17 (610 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.

30.
Sparks
90 min | 2013 |
5.7 (8819 votes)
|
3.88 (46 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.
Fetih 1453
162 min | 2012 |
6.7 (55433 votes)
|
4.88 (144 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.

32.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (360497 votes)
|
5.19 (2193 reviews)

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

33.
The Predator
107 min | 2018 |
5.4 (106953 votes)
|
3.65 (2405 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 Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
119 min | 2004 |
7.3 (171263 votes)
|
5.56 (584 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.

35.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (161333 votes)
|
4.47 (959 reviews)

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

36.
Captain Marvel
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (395576 votes)
|
5.19 (6930 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.

37.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (33172 votes)
|
5.41 (268 reviews)

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

38.
Fury
134 min | 2014 |
7.6 (400520 votes)
|
5.92 (796 reviews)

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

39.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (514724 votes)
|
5.72 (602 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.

40.
The Wall
88 min | 2017 |
6.2 (21854 votes)
|
4.53 (134 reviews)

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

41.
Natural Born Killers
118 min | 1994 |
7.3 (206714 votes)
|
5.65 (462 reviews)

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

42.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
123 min | 2014 |
6.6 (392871 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.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (32489 votes)
|
4.36 (50 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.

44.
Highlander II: The Quickening
91 min | 1991 |
4.3 (42178 votes)
|
2.66 (201 reviews)

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

45.
The Contract
96 min | 2006 |
5.7 (22473 votes)
|
4.07 (108 reviews)

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

46.
The Humanity Bureau
95 min | 2017 |
5.2 (8155 votes)
|
3.58 (134 reviews)

A dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

47.
The Ghazi Attack
116 min | 2017 |
7.6 (10602 votes)
|
5.98 (56 reviews)

A Pakistani submarine, Ghazi plans to secretly attack Vizag port. For doing so, it has to get past Indian submarine S21.

48.
Quantum of Solace
106 min | 2008 |
6.6 (388249 votes)
|
4.99 (1148 reviews)

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

49.
Behind Enemy Lines
106 min | 2001 |
6.4 (96228 votes)
|
4.8 (293 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.

50.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (337848 votes)
|
4.21 (1033 reviews)

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