Action 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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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Doug Ford added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more
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272 434
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more
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245 429
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more
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232 406
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more
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234 422
The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more
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224 404
Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen
Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more
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211 410
Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more
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202 422
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more
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198 441
Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg
Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more
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174 413
Aliens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more
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173 447
Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins ...more
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174 453
Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox
Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more
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164 436
Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more
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166 445
Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen
Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more
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151 436
Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives and stars Mitchell Ryan and ...more
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152 443
First Blood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso
First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted Kotcheff, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood veteran. ...more
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78 215
Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
tfan2009 added Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman
Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.
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154 463
The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more
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Dredd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
tfan2009 added Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby
Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character ...more
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44 115
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
tfan2009 added Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight, based on the Transformers' character. In 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town ...more
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150 459
V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving
V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more
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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
tfan2009 added Nicolas Cage, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca
Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who ...more
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149 467
Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 23 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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159 506
The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman
The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the ...more
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44 125
Transformers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Rewatchable Action Movies
tfan2009 added Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable
Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil ...more