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The Most Rewatchable Action Movies

Updated March 12, 2020 44.0k votes 3.1k voters 19.7k 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 Hard1
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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • The Dark Knight Rises2
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark3
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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day4
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Die Hard 2

    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo

    Released1990

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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  • Wonder Woman6
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    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

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  • The Matrix7
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by...  more

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  • The Dark Knight8
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back9
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    Released1980

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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  • Ronin10
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    Ronin

    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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  • Dredd11
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    Dredd

    Lena Headey, Karl Urban

    Released2012

    Directed byPete Travis

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  • Blade Runner12
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    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Escape from Alcatraz13
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    Escape from Alcatraz

    Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover

    Released1979

    Directed byDon Siegel

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  • Watchmen14
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    Watchmen

    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • Independence Day15
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    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • Minority Report16
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    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Aliens17
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    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton

    Released1986

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • Men in Black18
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • Gladiator19
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Mars Attacks!20
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Eraser21
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    Eraser

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan

    Released1996

    Directed byChuck Russell

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  • Lethal Weapon22
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    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey

    Released1987

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • Cliffhanger23
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    Cliffhanger

    Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow

    Released1993

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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  • Batman Returns24
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    Batman Returns

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • The Living Daylights25
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    The Living Daylights

    Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Glen

    The Living Daylights is the fifteenth entry in the James Bond film series and the first to...  more