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Rambo: First Blood Part II(1985)

R
| 1h 36min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
3.3/5 (with 1,300 votes)

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Akira(1988)

4.0/5 (with 1,313 votes)

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo

First Blood(1982)

R
| 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 2,152 votes)

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

Rambo III(1988)

R
| 1h 42min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
3.1/5 (with 1,063 votes)

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

Batman(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Fantasy, Action
3.6/5 (with 2,738 votes)

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.

Die Hard(1988)

R
| 2h 11min | Action, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 4,106 votes)

NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Cobra(1986)

R
| 1h 27min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 571 votes)

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

Commando(1985)

R
| 1h 30min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 938 votes)

John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army. With the help of a feisty stewardess and an old friend, Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she's killed.

Bloodsport(1988)

R
| 1h 32min | Action
3.5/5 (with 586 votes)

U.S. soldier Frank Dux has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who consider him to be AWOL. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent, Frank is given the opportunity to fight. But can he survive?

Lethal Weapon(1987)

R
| 1h 50min | Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,610 votes)

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Superman II(1980)

3.4/5 (with 788 votes)

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

The Delta Force(1986)

R
| 2h 5min | Action, Thriller, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 123 votes)

A 707 aircraft jetliner, en route from Athens to Rome and then to New York City, is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists, who demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandos have been called in to eliminate all terrorists on the jetliner.

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Never Say Never Again(1983)

PG
| 2h 14min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 470 votes)

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge. This is the last time for Sean Connery as Her Majesty's Secret Agent 007. Made outside of the traditional Broccoli production environment due to separate rights having been obtained for this specific Ian Fleming story.

Police Story(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 41min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 231 votes)

A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.

American Ninja(1985)

R
| 1h 35min | Action
3.0/5 (with 126 votes)

Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a convoy, his platoon is attacked by a group of rebels who try to steal the weapons the platoon is transporting and kidnap the base colonel's daughter.

Scanners(1981)

R
| 1h 43min | Science Fiction, Horror
3.4/5 (with 354 votes)

After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them.

Code of Silence(1985)

R
| 1h 41min | Action, Crime
3.1/5 (with 54 votes)

A Chicago cop is caught in the middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Directed by Andrew Davis - With Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Dennis Farina, Allen Hamilton, Molly Hagan, ...

Pink Cadillac(1989)

2.6/5 (with 59 votes)

A bounty hunter helps out the wife of a bail-jumper after her child is kidnapped by neo-Nazi types.

Braddock: Missing in Action III(1988)

R
| 1h 41min | Action, War
3.0/5 (with 81 votes)

When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the country and ends up battling his way out with several dozen abused Amerasian children in tow! Struggling to keep them alive while outmaneuvering a sadistic Vietnamese officer, Braddock ignites the jungle in a blazing cross-country race for freedom.

Red Dawn(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Action, Thriller, War, Drama
3.2/5 (with 243 votes)

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.

Raw Deal(1986)

R
| 1h 46min | Action, Crime, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 251 votes)

Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovina is taken down. To accomplish this, he must go undercover and join Patrovina's gang.

Lone Wolf McQuade(1983)

PG
| 1h 47min | Action, Western, Crime
3.4/5 (with 109 votes)

The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates in a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love.

The Toxic Avenger(1984)

3.2/5 (with 155 votes)

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

Iron Eagle(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Action
2.7/5 (with 89 votes)

When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug to rescue Doug's father after bombing the MiG base.

Best of the Best(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Action
3.3/5 (with 85 votes)

A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?

The Incredible Hulk Returns(1988)

NR
| 1h 40min | Action, Drama, Adventure, TV Movie
2.9/5 (with 38 votes)

Dr. David Banner meets a former student, who has a magical hammer that summons Thor, a Norse god who is prevented from entering Valhalla. When the two superheroes stop feuding long enough to breathe, they are a team unmatched by any of their enemies.

Directed by Nicholas J. Corea - With Bill Bixby

Chopping Mall(1986)

R
| 1h 17min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 93 votes)

A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the “intruders.” The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores, or if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up.

No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder(1987)

R
| 1h 44min | Action
2.3/5 (with 19 votes)

In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.

Sheena(1984)

2.8/5 (with 44 votes)

Sheena's white parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, Sheena and a newsman, Vic Casey are forced to flee while pursued by the mercenaries hired by the real killer, who hopes to assume power. Sheena's ability to talk to the animals and knowledge of jungle lore give them a chance against the high tech weapons of the mercenaries.

The Philadelphia Experiment(1984)

3.1/5 (with 113 votes)

Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.

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