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The 100+ Best Action Movies For Horror Fans

Updated November 9, 2020 3.4k votes 167 voters 4.8k views184 items

List RulesVote up your favorite terrifying action movies.

Are you ready for some frightening action-packed movies? These scary action films are the best that the hybrid genre has to offer. There are plenty of movies that fit this genre but good action-adventure horror films can be hard to find. Not sure what movies you will see on this list? Aliens, Overlord, and Mandy are just some of the top action horror movies you can vote on below. But are they the top action-packed horror films? The greatest scary action films deliver a double dose of adrenaline with their deadly combination of monsters, thrills, and chills.

Now it's time to determine the best action horror movie of all time. Vote up the action horror films that you love and vote down the ones that you wish you'd never seen. Check back for new action horror films as they are released.

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  • Aliens1
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    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton

    Released1986

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • Predator2
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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • Dog Soldiers3
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    Dog Soldiers

    Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham

    Released2002

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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  • Overlord4
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    Overlord

    Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson

    Released2018

    Directed byJulius Avery

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  • Blade5
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    Blade

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1998

    Directed byStephen Norrington

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  • Train to Busan6
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    Train to Busan

    Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok

    Released2016

    Directed byYeon Sang-ho

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  • From Dusk till Dawn7
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    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

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  • Mandy8
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    Mandy

    Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough

    Released2018

    Directed byPanos Cosmatos

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  • The Mummy9
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    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

    Released1999

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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  • The Purge: Election Year10
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    The Purge: Election Year

    Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2016

    Directed byJames DeMonaco

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  • Upgrade11
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    Upgrade

    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

    Released2018

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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  • Constantine12
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • End of Days13
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    End of Days

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney

    Released1999

    Directed byPeter Hyams

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  • The Purge14
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    The Purge

    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke

    Released2013

    Directed byJames DeMonaco

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  • Dawn of the Dead15
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • Brightburn16
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    Brightburn

    Elizabeth Banks, David Denman

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Yarovesky

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  • Underworld17
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    Underworld

    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen

    Released2003

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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  • World War Z18
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    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox

    Released2013

    Directed byMarc Forster

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  • They Live19
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    They Live

    Roddy Piper, Keith David

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • Dawn of the Dead20
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree

    Released1978

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans21
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    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra

    Released2009

    Directed byPatrick Tatopoulos

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  • Predator 222
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    Predator 2

    Gary Busey, Bill Paxton

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

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  • Planet Terror23
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    Planet Terror

    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • 28 Weeks Later24
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    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba

    Released2007

    Directed byJuan Carlos Fresnadillo

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  • Reign of Fire25
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    Reign of Fire

    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Bowman

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