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The Best Action Movies of 1994

Updated December 21, 2019 658 votes 48 voters 1.8k views50 items

List of the best 1994 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 1994, 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.

Everything from The Crow to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is included on this list. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 1994, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • 1
    Stargate
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    Stargate

    Kurt Russell, James Spader

    Released1994

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 2
    True Lies
    19
    5

    True Lies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 3
    Speed
    20
    7

    Speed

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves

    Released1994

    Directed byJan de Bont

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  • 4
    Street Fighter
    15
    3

    Street Fighter

    Kylie Minogue, Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Released1994

    Directed bySteven E. de Souza

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  • 5
    Blown Away
    12
    5

    Blown Away

    Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1994

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

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  • 6
    Beverly Hills Cop III
    11
    3

    Beverly Hills Cop III

    Eddie Murphy, George Lucas

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 7
    Clear and Present Danger
    13
    9

    Clear and Present Danger

    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe

    Released1994

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

  • 8
    The Shadow
    9
    3

    The Shadow

    Alec Baldwin, Ian McKellen

    Released1994

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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  • 9
    The River Wild
    7
    6

    The River Wild

    Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon

    Released1994

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • 10
    Lightning Jack
    4
    3

    Lightning Jack

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Beverly DAngelo

    Released1994

    Directed bySimon Wincer

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  • 11
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    8
    9

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox

    Released1994

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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  • 12
    Timecop
    9
    11

    Timecop

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Hyams

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  • 13
    Léon: The Professional
    14
    18

    Léon: The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman

    Released1994

    Directed byLuc Besson

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  • 14
    The Getaway
    5
    5

    The Getaway

    Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger

    Released1994

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • 15
    The Legend of Drunken Master
    4
    4

    The Legend of Drunken Master

    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau

    Released1994

    Directed byJackie Chan, Lau Kar-leung

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  • 16
    No Escape
    4
    4

    No Escape

    Ray Liotta, David Wenham

    Released1994

    Directed byMartin Campbell

  • 17
    Drop Zone
    3
    4

    Drop Zone

    Gary Busey, Wesley Snipes

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Badham

  • 18
    On Deadly Ground
    2
    4

    On Deadly Ground

    Steven Seagal, Michael Caine

    Released1994

    Directed bySteven Seagal

  • 19
    Double Dragon
    4
    6

    Double Dragon

    Alyssa Milano, Andy Dick

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Yukich

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  • 20
    Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
    2
    3

    Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

    Christopher Lee, Claire Forlani

    Released1994

    Directed byAlan Metter

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  • 21
    Star Trek Generations
    5
    9

    Star Trek Generations

    Patrick Stewart, William Shatner

    Released1994

    Directed byDavid Carson

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  • 22
    A Low Down Dirty Shame
    4
    6

    A Low Down Dirty Shame

    Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson

    Released1994

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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  • 23
    Maverick
    8
    12

    Maverick

    Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster

    Released1994

    Directed byRichard Donner

  • 24
    The Bodyguard from Beijing
    2
    4

    The Bodyguard from Beijing

    Jet Li, Collin Chou

    Released1994

    Directed byCorey Yuen

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  • 25
    Blind Justice
    2
    3

    Blind Justice

    Jack Black, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1994

    Directed byRichard Spence

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