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The Best Action Movies of 1992 

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Updated January 2, 2020 392 votes 40 voters 1.8k views 51 items

List of the best 1992 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 1992, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of many different movies, including Army of Darkness and Batman Returns. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 1992, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey

Released: 1992

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

Released: 1992

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

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Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1992

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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Elizabeth Hurley, Wesley Snipes, Tom Sizemore

Released: 1992

Directed by: Kevin Hooks

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Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1992

Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

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Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

Released: 1992

Directed by: Stanley Tong

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Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Released: 1992

Directed by: David Fincher

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Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Wyllie

Released: 1992

Directed by: Geoffrey Wright

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Clifton Powell, Patrick Labyorteaux, Victor Wong

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

Released: 1992

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

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Stacey Dash, Bernie Mac, Damon Wayans

Released: 1992

Directed by: Peter MacDonald

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Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson

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Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, David Chiang

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam

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Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Philip Kwok

Released: 1992

Directed by: John Woo

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Chuck Norris, Danica McKellar, Joe Piscopo

Released: 1992

Directed by: Aaron Norris

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Terry Farrell, Paula Marshall, Doug Bradley

Released: 1992

Directed by: Anthony Hickox

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Kurt Russell, Roselyn Sánchez, Martin Short

Released: 1992

Directed by: Thom Eberhardt

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Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Nicole Eggert

Released: 1992

Directed by: Brenton Spencer

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Brad Pitt, Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

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