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The Most Rewatchable Action Movies  

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List Rules Action 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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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks
Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more
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Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. the Bride, who swears revenge on a team of bad guys and their leader Bill after they try to ...more
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Escape Plan: The Extractors is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Escape Plan: The Extractors is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by John Herzfeld, and the third installment in the Escape Plan film series. After security expert Ray Breslin ...more
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Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer
Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more
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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more
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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke
Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. Much ...more
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Spider-Man: Far From Home is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya
Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. While on a vacation trip to Europe with his friends, Peter Parker is ...more
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Taken is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative (Liam Neeson) sets about tracking down his teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and her best friend ...more
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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film directed by Brad Bird, and the fourth film in the Mission: Impossible series. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in ...more
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Inception is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard
Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more
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Big Trouble in Little China is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, John Carpenter
Big Trouble in Little China is a 1986 American action film directed by John Carpenter, and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. The film was released in the United ...more
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Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung
Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. The film was released on 26 July 1973 in Hong Kong. He was ...more
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Heat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more
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Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem
Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. It ...more
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more
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Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon
Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action thriller film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta is an FBI agent and Cage is a terrorist, sworn enemies ...more
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Mad Max 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells
Mad Max 2 is a 1981 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller. The film is the second installment in the Mad Max film series, with Mel Gibson starring as Max Rockatansky. ...more
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Escape from New York is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine
Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a distopian United States ...more
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Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan
Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on ...more
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Rebekah Elmaloglou
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, also known as Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome or simply Mad Max 3, is a 1985 Australian post-apocalyptic action adventure film co-directed by George Miller and George ...more
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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su
Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more
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Demolition Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Alita Thornton added Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black
Demolition Man is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla in his directorial debut. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. The film was released in ...more
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The Raid 2: Berandal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Julie Estelle, Iko Uwais, Marsha Timothy
The Raid 2 is a 2014 Indonesian martial arts crime film written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans; it is the sequel to the 2011 film The Raid: Redemption. The film was released on 28 ...more
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Cold Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum
Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland. Snowplower Nelson "Mr. Plow" Coxman (Liam Neeson) seeks revenge against a drug cartel in his Rocky ...more
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Shen Chan
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, also known as The Master Killer and Shaolin Master Killer, is a 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Liu Chia-liang and starring Gordon Liu. The film follows ...more