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The Most Rewatchable Action Movies

Updated March 12, 2020 45.7k votes 3.2k voters 21.7k views92 items

List RulesAction movies that you've watched multiple times and continue to enjoy

Is there such a thing as comfort movies when it comes to action films? This is a list of action movies we keep watching, even when there are newer, more intense, or overall better action films to watch. Because it doesn't have to be good to be a rewatchable action movie, you just have to love it.

These are the movies we own multiple copies of, so if they're not available on streaming, we can still get our fix. Some of the greatest action movies, like The Dark Knight and The Matrix, have obvious rewatch value. Or, you love Bruce Willis so you end up watching Sin City as often as Die Hard. But then there are movies like Face/Off that are just much-loved guilty pleasures.

It doesn't matter why you like rewatching action movies, only that you love to watch them again and again. What action movies do you think are the best to rewatch?

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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman
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  • 2

    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
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  • 3
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  • 4

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong
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  • 5

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving
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  • 6

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
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  • 7

    Die Hard 2

    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo
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  • 8
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  • 9

    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
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  • 10

    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah
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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino
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  • 12


    Lena Headey, Karl Urban
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  • 13

    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum
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  • 14


    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix
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  • 15

    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones
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  • 16


    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton
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  • 17

    Escape from Alcatraz

    Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover
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  • 18


    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean
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  • 19

    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey
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  • 20

    Batman Returns

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
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  • 21


    Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow
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  • 22

    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise
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  • 23


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  • 24

    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
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  • 25

    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis
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