March 30th, 2021 | Updated on August 13th, 2022
Amidst all the gloom and doom, nothing could better than watching a good comedy movie. Watching a comedy movie could be a great stress buster.
All truly hilarious comedy films have many things in common, such as script, dialogue and acting.
These 15 Action Comedy Movies have one more thing in common. All these films are action-packed, yet they also provide a healthy dose of laughter.
1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-wise Detroit cop who travels to Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend.
The film was released to critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1984. Beverly Hills Cop also spawned a franchise, with two sequels released in 1987 and 1994.
In 2020, a reboot is set to be released, with Murphy expected to reprise his role as Axel Foley.
Beverly Hills Cop is widely considered to be one of the most influential action comedy films of all time, and its success helped to launch Murphy’s career as a leading man.
2. Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987)
Beverly Hills Cop 2 is a 1987 American action comedy film directed by Tony Scott, written by Larry Ferguson and Warren Skaaren and starring Eddie Murphy.
It is the sequel to the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop. In the film, Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills in order to stop a series of suspicious murders connected to millionaire Maxwell Dent.
The film was released on May 20, 1987, nearly three years after its predecessor. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film grossed over $300 million at the box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 1987.
Beverly Hills Cop 2 was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, while Thelma Schoonmaker was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Editing.
3. Beverly Hills Cop 3 (1994)
Beverly Hills Cop 3 is a 1994 American action comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Eddie Murphy.
It is the sequel to Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). Murphy reprises his role as Detroit police officer Axel Foley, who teams up with Los Angeles police lieutenant Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) to track down a gang of armed robbers.
The film also features Hector Elizondo, Bronson Pinchot, Theresa Randle, Paul Reiser, Christine Ebersole, and John Leguizamo.
Beverly Hills Cop 3 was released on May 25, 1994, and grossed $42 million in its opening weekend.
It received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success, grossing $266 million worldwide.
4. Bad Boys (1995)
Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film directed by Michael Bay, starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as two Miami police detectives who confiscate a drug shipment and are framed for murder.
The film was filmed in and around Los Angeles, California, USA. Bad Boys was released in the United States on April 7, 1995.
The film grossed $141 million worldwide and has since been considered a cult classic. In 2015, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
5. Bad Boys 2 (2003)
Bad Boys 2 is a 2003 American action comedy film directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
The sequel to the 1995 film Bad Boys, the film stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprising their respective roles as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.
In Bad Boys 2, the detectives investigate the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film was a box office success, grossing over $273 million worldwide.
It is the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2003 and remains one of Michael Bay’s highest-grossing films. A third installment in the Bad Boys franchise is currently in development.
6. Bad Boys For Life (2020)
Bad Boys For Life is a 2020 American action comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The film stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, respectively.
The film also features Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano.
The film followsLowery and Burnett as they investigate the murders of several police officers in Miami. The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success, grossing over $426 million worldwide.
7. RED (2010)
RED is a 2010 action comedy film based on the limited comic book series of the same name. The film stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich.
In the film, a group of retired CIA agents are targeted for assassination by a younger agent who believes they know too much about a conspiracy.
The retirees must use all of their skills and resources to survive. The film was a box office success, grossing over $200 million worldwide, and received positive reviews from critics.
RED is an enjoyable Action flick with plenty of humor and great performances from its talented cast.
8. RED 2 (2013)
Released in 2013, RED 2 is an action-comedy sequel to the 2010 hit film RED. The movie follows retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) as he reassembles his old team to track down a missing nuclear device.
Along the way, they must deal with both government agents and international terrorists, all while trying to stay one step ahead of the competition.
Despite some negative reviews, the movie was a commercial success, grossing over $200 million at the box office. If you’re looking for an adrenaline-fueled ride, RED 2 is definitely worth checking out.
9. 21 Jump Street (2012)
21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, based on the 1987 television series of the same name.
The film follows two police officers who are tasked with going undercover at a high school to prevent the spread of a new synthetic drug.
The film stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as the two officers, with support from Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, and Ice Cube.
21 Jump Street was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $201 million worldwide on a budget of $42 million.
The film received praise for its comedic performances and its clever subversion of buddy cop and high school films. A sequel, 22 Jump Street, was released in 2014.
10. 22 Jump Street (2014)
The comedy “22 Jump Street” (2014) is a sequel to the action film “21 Jump Street” (2012), starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover police officers.
The two characters are sent to a local college to investigate a drug ring, posing as students. The film was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who also directed “The Lego Movie” (2014).
It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the chemistry between Hill and Tatum. It was a commercial success, grossing over $331 million worldwide.
11. Rush Hour (1998)
Rush Hour is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Jim Kouf and Ross LaManna.
It stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as mismatched police officers who are tasked with investigating the kidnapping of a Chinese diplomat’s daughter.
Though it was not a critical success, Rush Hour grossed over $244 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing martial arts film of all time, a record it held for over a decade.
The film’s success led to two sequels, Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007), as well as a short-lived television series (1998–99).
12. Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
The sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour, the film follows Detective Inspector Lee (Chan) and Detective James Carter (Tucker) as they travel to Hong Kong to investigate a terrorist organization.
Rush Hour 2 was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $347 million worldwide. It is also notable for being one of the first Hollywood films to be set in post-handover Hong Kong.
If you’re looking for a fun, action-packed movie with plenty of laughs, then Rush Hour 2 is definitely worth checking out.
13. Tropic Thunder (2008)
Tropic Thunder is a 2008 action comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. as a group of actors who are making a Vietnam War film.
They are forced to actually experience the war after their helicopter crashes in the middle of enemy territory.
The film was a commercial success, grossing over $330 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, but Downey Jr.’s performance was universally praised. Tropic Thunder is an entertaining and funny movie that is worth watching.
14. The Other Guys (2010)
The Other Guys is a 2010 action-comedy movie directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
The movie follows two New York City police detectives, Gamble and Hoitz, who are tasked with investigating a minor car accident.
However, the accident leads them to discover a major criminal conspiracy, and they must team up to bring down the bad guys.
Along the way, the two unlikely partners learn to respect and trust each other, becoming the unlikely heroes of the story. The Other Guys is a hilarious and action-packed movie that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.
15. Johnny English (2003)
Johnny English is a 2003 comedy film directed by Peter Howitt. The film stars Rowan Atkinson as the title character, a bumbling British spy who is tasked with stopping a group of international criminals.
The film was a box office success, grossing over $160 million worldwide. Critics generally praised Atkinson’s performance, but the film was criticized for its plot and lack of originality.
Despite its mixed reception, Johnny English was successful enough to spawn a sequel, Johnny English Reborn, which was released in 2011.
16. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 comedy spy film directed by Susanna Fogel and starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, and Sam Heughan.
The film follows two best friends who are unexpectedly thrust into the world of international espionage when one of them discovers that her ex-boyfriend is a CIA agent.
Despite its somewhat formulaic plot, the film is elevated by the comedic chemistry between Kunis and McKinnon, as well as a number of hilarious action sequences.
Whether you’re a fan of espionage thrillers or just looking for a good laugh, The Spy Who Dumped Me is definitely worth a watch.
17. Central Intelligence (2016)
Central Intelligence is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
The film follows two former classmates who reunite when one of them (Hart) enlists the help of the other (Johnson) to stop a rogue CIA agent.
Central Intelligence was released in the United States on June 17, 2016, grossing over $217 million worldwide. The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success.
18. Spy (2015)
The 2015 action comedy film Spy stars Melissa McCarthy as a CIA analyst who goes undercover as a spy after the agency’s top agents are compromised.
The film was directed by Paul Feig and written by Feig and Jessica Lindy. It also stars Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, and Peter Serafinowicz.
Spy was released in the United States on June 5, 2015. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $235 million worldwide.
19. Get Smart (2008)
Get Smart is a 2008 American comedy film directed by Peter Segal. The film stars Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, and Alan Arkin.
The film was released on June 20, 2008, grossing over $230 million worldwide. Get Smart is based on the 1960s TV series of the same name created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.
The film follows Maxwell Smart (Carell), an analyst for the spy agency CONTROL, as he is promoted to field agent and teams up with the beautiful but deadly Agent 99 (Hathaway) to stop the evil organization KAOS from launching a world-domination scheme.
Get Smart was generally well-received by critics, with a 73% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor (Arkin) and Best Visual Effects.
20. The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a 2017 action comedy movie directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek.
The movie follows the world’s top bodyguard, who is hired to protect a hitman from an assassin who is out to kill him.
The movie was a box office success, grossing over $180 million worldwide. The movie received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances and chemistry of the cast, and others finding the plot to be formulaic and predictable.
However, the majority of reviewers agreed that the movie was an enjoyable summer blockbuster.
21. Ride Along (2014)
Ride Along is a 2014 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.
The film follows two men who go on a ride along in order to prove the worth of the latter to the former’s sister.
The film was released on January 17, 2014, grossing over $134 million against its $25 million budget.
The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success. Ride Along 2, a sequel to the film, was released on January 15, 2016.
22. Ride Along 2 (2016)
Ride Along 2 is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It is the sequel to the 2014 film Ride Along.
The film stars Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Bruce McGill and Tika Sumpter.
Principal photography on the film began on October 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Universal Pictures released the film on January 15, 2016.
Unlike its predecessor, which was set during the course of a single night in Atlanta, Ride Along 2 follows Hart and Cube’s characters as they travel to Miami to apprehend a drug dealer who is supplying guns to local gangs.
Reviews for the film were mixed; some praised the chemistry between Hart and Cube, while others criticized the plot. However, it was a box office success, grossing over $124 million worldwide.
23. The Heat (2013)
The Heat is a 2013 American action comedy film. The film stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as two mismatched law enforcement officers who team up to take down a ruthless drug lord.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $230 million worldwide. The Heat received positive reviews, with critics praising the humor and chemistry between Bullock and McCarthy.
The film was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
24. Miss Congeniality (2000)
Miss Congeniality is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent who goes undercover in a beauty pageant to prevent a terrorist plot.
The film was a commercial success, grossing over $200 million worldwide. Critics praised Bullock’s performance but criticized the film’s humor and plot.
Miss Congeniality earned Bullock a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
The film was followed by a sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005).
25. The Italian Job (2003)
The Italian Job is a 2003 heist film directed by F. Gary Gray. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, and Jason Statham.
The film’s title refers to the 1963 film of the same name, which starred Michael Caine. In the 2003 film, a group of thieves plan to steal $35 million worth of gold from a vault in Venice, Italy.
However, their plans go awry when one of the thieves betrays the rest of the group. The Italian Job was a box office success, grossing over $176 million worldwide.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics but was praised for its action sequences and cast performances.
26. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American action-adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner, from a story by McKenna.
It is the second installment of the Jumanji franchise, following 1995’s Jumanji, and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale.
In the film, four high school students discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose.
To save themselves and the world they have to finish the game.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle grossed $962 million worldwide against its budget of $90 million, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2017.
27. The Interview (2014)
The Interview is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.
The plot follows two journalists who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The film stars Rogen and James Franco as the journalists, while Randall Park and Lizzy Caplan play supporting roles.
The film generated significant controversy prior to its release, due to its subject matter and several death threats that were made against theaters that planned to show it.
Despite this, The Interview was released in select theaters on December 25, 2014, and was also made available for digital rental and purchase on the same day.
Although it was generally poorly received by critics, the film was a financial success, grossing over $100 million worldwide.
28. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Kingsman: The Secret Service is a British spy movie that was released in 2014. The movie is based on the comic book series of the same name, and it tells the story of a group of secret agents who work for an independent organization known as Kingsman.
Despite its low budget, the movie was a commercial success, grossing over $412 million at the box office. The movie received mixed reviews from critics, but many praised its action sequences and humorous moments.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is widely considered to be one of the best spy movies of all time, and it is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.
29. Game Night (2018)
Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 spy action comedy film based on the comic book series of the same name.
The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn and starred Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Taron Egerton.
The plot follows a secret agent who recruits a young street kid into his organization just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $414 million on a budget of $81 million.
The film was praised for its direction, acting, writing, humor, and action sequences. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best Original Song for “Writing’s on the Wall”.
30. Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald.
The film was released on May 2, 1997, by Columbia Pictures, and grossed over $589 million worldwide against a budget of $90 million.
Men in Black follows the exploits of Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth.
The film garnered generally positive reviews from critics and was nominated for several awards, winning four: Best Makeup, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.
31. Men in Black 2 (2002)
Men in Black 2 is a 2002 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.
The film follows Agent J (Smith), who is recruited by K (Jones) to help him find a mole within the Men in Black organization.
The film grossed over $441 million worldwide, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2002.
It received mixed reviews from critics but was generally praised for its humor and special effects. Men in Black 2 was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Makeup.
32. Men in Black 3 (2012)
Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin.
The film is a sequel to the 1997 film Men in Black and the 2002 film Men in Black II. In Men in Black 3, agents J (Smith) and K (Jones) are investigating a series of murders that have been taking place across the country.
They soon discover that the perpetrator is an alien named Boris the Animal (Brolin), who has escaped from prison and traveled back in time to kill K. J must then travel back in time to save his partner, while also preventing Boris from changing the course of history.
Men in Black 3 was released to generally positive reviews, with critics praising its humor, action, and visual effects. The movie grossed over $624 million at the box office, making it one of the highest-grossing films of 2012.
33. Zombieland (2009)
Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Murray. The plot follows four survivors who must travel across America in order to find a safe haven from the zombies that have taken over the country.
Along the way, they must deal with both the undead and the living, all while trying to stay alive themselves.
Zombieland was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $100 million at the box office. The film’s humor and action sequences were particularly praised, and it has since gained a cult following.
34. The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015)
Zombieland is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer in his theatrical debut.
The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse who travel in search of a safe haven.
The film follows the comedic adventures of Tallahassee (Harrelson), Columbus (Eisenberg), Wichita (Stone), and Little Rock (Breslin) as they attempt to find a safe haven while navigating the dangers of a zombie-infested America.
Zombieland was well-received by critics and grossed over $100 million at the worldwide box office. The film has since become a cult classic, with many praising its humor, acting, and direction.
35. Men in Black: International (2019)
In 2019, the Men in Black franchise made its long-awaited return to the big screen with Men in Black: International. The movie followed the original premise of the franchise, with two agents of a secret organization tasked with monitoring and containing extraterrestrial activity on Earth.
However, the new film gave the franchise a fresh coat of paint, relocating the action from New York City to London and introducing a host of new characters.
Despite mixed reviews from critics, Men in Black: International was a box office success, grossing over $340 million worldwide. Whether you love or hate the new film, there’s no denying that it’s a worthy addition to the Men in Black franchise.
36. Guardians of The Galaxy (2014)
The Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.
The film was directed by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Lee Pace.
The Guardians of the Galaxy grossed $773 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014 and the third-highest-grossing film of that year.
It received praise for its humor, acting, direction, soundtrack, visual effects, and action sequences. A sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was released in 2017. A third film is set to be released in 2020.
37. Guardians of The Galaxy 2 (2017)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a 2017 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy.
It is the sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the 15th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
In Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the Guardians travel throughout the cosmos as they help Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage.
The film was released in the United States on May 5, 2017 in 3D and IMAX 3D. Upon its release, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 received generally positive reviews from critics.
The film grossed over $861 million worldwide, becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of 2017 and setting several box office records. A third Guardians of the Galaxy film is scheduled to be released in 2022.
38. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 Marvel Studios film directed by Taika Waititi.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth as the title character, with Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, and Jeff Goldblum in supporting roles.
The film is based on the Norse mythology of Thor, the Asgardian god of thunder. In the film, Thor must defeat the evil goddess Hela (Blanchett) and prevent her from taking over Asgard.
Thor: Ragnarok was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $850 million at the worldwide box office.
The film received praise for its humor, direction, and acting, particularly Hemsworth’s performance as Thor. It was also nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects.
39. Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
In Deadpool, Wade Wilson hunts down the man who gave him mutant abilities and a scarred appearance, becoming the antihero Deadpool after his suit amplifies his healing ability.
Development of a Deadpool film starring Reynolds began in February 2004 by New Line Cinema, but it was canceled that October due to budget concerns.
The film achieved both commercial success and critical acclaim; it grossed $783 million worldwide against a production budget of $58 million, becoming the ninth-highest-grossing film of 2016 as well as setting several box office records for an R-rated film.
It received numerous accolades, including two Critics’ Choice Awards and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Reynolds’ performance as well as Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. A sequel is in development with Reynolds set to reprise his role.
40. Deadpool 2 (2018)
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool. It is the sequel to 2016’s Deadpool, and was directed by David Leitch from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
The film was released in the United States on May 18, 2018 after having its world premiere in New York City on May 15.
It grossed over $785 million worldwide against its $110 million budget, making it the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2018 and setting several box office records for an R-rated comedy film.
The critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes reads: “Though it threatens to buckle under the weight of its meta gags, Deadpool 2 is a gory, gleeful lampoon of the superhero genre buoyed by Ryan Reynolds’ undeniable charm.”
41. Ant-Man (2015)
Released in 2015, Ant-Man is a superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
The movie was directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, a thief who is recruited by his former cellmate Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to help stop Pym’s former protégé Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) from creating a weaponized version of Pym’s technology.
While the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it was a box office success, grossing over $500 million worldwide.
In addition, the movie was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
42. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) is a sequel to the 2015 film Ant-Man. In the film, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is placed on house arrest after violating the Sokovia Accords.
He is recruited by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and her father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to don the Ant-Man suit and help them rescue Hope’s mother Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the quantum realm.
The film received generally positive reviews, with critics praising its humor and visual effects. Ant-Man and the Wasp was a box office success, grossing over $622 million worldwide.
43. Kick-Ass (2010)
Kick-Ass is a 2010 action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film stars Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass, a high school student who decides to become a real-life superhero, Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl, a young vigilante who trains Kick-Ass to be a superhero, and Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy, Hit-Girl’s father and an ex-cop.
The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman.
The film was released in the United Kingdom on April 16, 2010 and in North America on April 16, 2010.
The film received positive reviews from critics and was a box office success, grossing $96.2 million worldwide.
44. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 superhero comedy film based on the comics of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The sequel to the 2010 film Kick-Ass, the film follows Hit-Girl as she trains Kick-Ass to be her partner in crime-fighting.
However, when Red Mist forms his own team of supervillains, it’s up to Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl to stop him.
Kick-Ass 2 received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its action sequences and comedic elements, and others criticizing its violence and tone. However, the film was a box office success, grossing over $60 million worldwide.
45. Blue Streak (1999)
Blue Streak is a 1999 American buddy cop comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Martin Lawrence and Luke Wilson.
The film was released in the United States on September 10, 1999. The plot follows an jewel thief who impersonates a police officer in order to retrieve a stolen diamond.
The film was generally well-received by critics and grossed $116 million at the worldwide box office. Blue Streak is widely considered to be one of the best films of 1999.
46. Tango & Cash (1989)
Tango & Cash is a 1989 action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. The film was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and written by Randy Feldman.
Tango & Cash tells the story of two Los Angeles police officers who are framed by a powerful criminal kingpin and must clear their names.
The film was offered a limited release in December 1989 and received mixed reviews from critics. However, it was a box office success, grossing $63 million against its $30 million budget.
In recent years, the film has developed a cult following among fans of action movies.
47. National Security (2003)
National Security is a 2003 American action comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn.
The film follows Earl Montgomery (Lawrence), a security guard who is fired from his job after accidentally shooting a kid in the leg with his gun.
He then teams up with Hank Rafferty (Zahn), a former police officer, to start their own security company.
They quickly get in over their heads, however, when they stumble onto a major conspiracy. National Security is full of non-stop action and laugh-out-loud moments, making it an enjoyable watch from start to finish.
48. Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Back in his prime, Scott Voss (Kevin James) was a collegiate wrestler with some fairly impressive moves.
Now, at 42, he teaches biology at troubled Wilkinson High School. Mr. Voss has begun to grow deeply indifferent in his role as an educator when a troubling announcement stirs him to action.
Effective immediately, Wilkinson High will be eliminating all extracurricular activities. Suddenly, the most apathetic teacher on the staff has a reason to get involved.
But how is a typical high-school teacher like Mr. Voss supposed to raise the $48,000 needed to save the music program from going belly up?
Upon learning that some MMA fighters earn $10,000 just for stepping into the ring, Mr. Voss vows to get back in shape, and subject himself to a series of brutal beatings so his students won’t have to go without.
49. Pain & Gain (2013)
Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have.
So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson).
Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they’re left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream.
50. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs…well, if you can call secretly being assassins “normal”.
But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse’s secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets!
But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage.
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51. Vampire Academy (2014)
Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir’s Academy along with many others like her.
There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements – water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill.
Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education.
52. True Lies (1994)
Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads a double life. At work he is a government agent with a license to do just about anything, while at home he pretends to be a dull computer salesman.
He is on the trail of stolen nuclear weapons that are in the hands of fanatic terrorists when something more important comes up.
Harry finds his wife is seeing another man (Bill Paxton) because she needs some adventure in her life.
Harry decides to give it to her, juggling pursuit of terrorists on one hand and an adventure for his wife on the other while showing he can Tango all at once.
53. Rush Hour 3
Almost three years after their last adventure in Rush Hour 2 (2001), Carter is now working as a Los Angeles traffic officer, while his friend and ace Hong Kong Police inspector, Lee, escorts the Chinese Ambassador, Han, to the World Criminal Court, to disclose crucial information about the Triads.
However, after a botched assassination attempt, the mismatched duo will find themselves in picturesque Paris, struggling to retrieve a precious list of names, as the murderous crime syndicate’s henchmen try their best to stop them. Once more, Lee and Carter must fight their way through dangerous gangsters; however, this time, the past has come back to haunt Lee.
Will the boys get the job done once and for all?
54. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Truck driver Jack Burton arrives in Chinatown, San Francisco, and goes to the airport with his Chinese friend Wang Chi to welcome his green-eyed fiancée Miao Yin who is arriving from China.
However she is kidnapped on the arrival by a Chinese street gang and Jack and Wang chase the group.
Soon they learn that the powerful evil sorcerer called David Lo Pan, who has been cursed more than two thousand years ago to exist without physical body, needs to marry a woman with green eyes to retrieve his physical body and Miao is the chosen one.
Jack and Wang team-up with the lawyer Gracie Law, the bus driver and sorcerer apprentice Egg Shen and their friends and embark in a great adventure in the underground of Chinatown, where they face a world of magicians and magic, monsters and martial arts fighters.
55. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
The Angels–Natalie, Dylan, and Alex are back again but this time they’re preparing for a strike without even warning as they go undercover to retrieve two missing silver bands. These are no ordinary rings.
They contain valuable encrypted information that reveal the new identities of every person in the Federal Witness Protection Program.
When witnesses start turning up dead, only the Angels, using their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts can stop the perpetrator, a mysterious “fallen” Angel.
Aided by their trusty colleague, Jimmy Bosley, the Angels’ adventure begins at a remote Mongolian outpost and ends only after Dylan is forced to face a dark secret from her past–a secret that puts the lives of her two best friends in danger.
56. Megamind (2010)
After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight.
He creates a new foe, Tighten (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life.
57. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
WBandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time.
Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar.
Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And when Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a “high-speed pursuit” across the Southeast to catch the bandit.
58. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
In 1821 Old California–after humiliating once more the evil Spanish governor, Don Rafael Montero–the mysterious black-caped masked avenger of the oppressed, Don Diego de la Vega, or Zorro, finds himself incarcerated.
With his only daughter raised by Don Rafael as his own, the grizzled swordsman makes a daring escape nearly two decades later, and takes under his wing the unrefined outlaw, Alejandro Murietta, to teach him the ropes and, hopefully, become the next Zorro.
Now, the stage seems set for a ferocious final confrontation, as the new young rapier-wielder prepares to thwart the despicable governor’s sinister plans. Can Alejandro live up to legendary Zorro’s name?
59. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member.
He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise.
Sing’s actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle.
Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.
60. Maverick (1994)
Maverick is recreated from the character James Garner created in the 1950s TV program. Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them.
He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days.
He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward, all with a light hearted air.
He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous, though fake, southern accent as the two both try and enter the game.
61. The Pacifier (2005)
After a Navy SEAL fails to rescue a scientist who developed a top secret device, he is assigned to guard the man’s children while searching for information on where the device may be hidden inside the house.
Along the way, he must cope with rebellious teens, child care, an overbearing school official, and foreign spies also looking for it.
62. The Rundown (2003)
In an attempt to earn enough money to start his own small business, the dauntless bounty hunter–or retrieval expert–and aspiring restaurateur, Beck, is talked into bringing back home his shady boss’ adventure-seeking son, Travis, from the impenetrable Amazon jungle.
However, there, in the dusty town of El Dorado, Beck is in for a wild ride, as the local tyrant and powerful mining baron, Cornelius Hatcher, too, is desperately trying to track down Travis: the only person who knows the exact location of a precious golden artefact.
Now, the feisty barmaid with the hidden agenda, Mariana, and Hatcher’s small army of whip-cracking gun-toting henchmen are after Beck and Travis, hell-bent on finding first the rare statuette. Will they get out of the jungle in one piece?