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List Rules Vote up your favorite action films that were released in the 2000s.

A list of 2000s action films shows a very interesting trend: the unlikely action hero. 00s action movies also include some of the most profitable action franchises in film history. With so many great films from which to choose, it's up to you to decide the top 00s action movies. 

At quick glance, you'll notice that this 2000s action movies list is dominated by actors who up until this point had played more serious roles. There's Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity, Liam Neeson in Taken, and Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Volume I and II. Do you think their strong performances in these intense films were good enough to be called one of the greatest 00s action movies? If so, make sure to vote them up.

The 2000s also saw the spawn of some billion-dollar franchises. The Fast and the Furious has turned into an incredibly profitable series - of the ones released in the 2000s, which are the best? The TransformersPirates of the Caribbean, and Bond are also notable action franchises of the decade. Out of all of the popular movies in these series, it's your choice to vote up which deserve to be considered the best 00s action movies and vote down which should be considered only good 00s action movies.

There is no shortage of great 2000s action movies from which to choose (we haven't even talked about 300 and Gladiator), so have fun voting for your favorites. Feel free to add any that we may have missed!
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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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scottish-man-merica- added Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Alex Farias added Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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X-Men Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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X-Men 2 Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Alex Farias added Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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District 9 Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

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Alex Farias added V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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Wanted Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

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Fast & Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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Mission: Impossible II Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton

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Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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Alex Farias added Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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Live Free or Die Hard Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 2000s Action Movies
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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Alex Farias added Hanna Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

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Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Alex Farias added Serenity Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion