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The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans  

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Want a little action with your romance? These are the best and most romantic action movies the hybrid genre has to offer. Action romance movies are great for date night. Often times these movies get your heart beating with their combination of action and passion. Prime examples of action romances include Hitchcock’s classic North by Northwest and new classics like Tony Scott’s True Romance. But are these films the top action romance films out there?

The greatest action romance films offer relatable love stories but also deliver the expected adrenaline rush. Now it's time to determine the best action romance movie of all time. Vote up the action romance movies that you love and vote down the ones that you wish you'd never seen. Don't see your favorite romantic action movie on the list? Feel free to add it and check back to see how other users rank your additions.

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North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint
North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who ...more
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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson
True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis ...more
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Baby Driver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James
Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different hooligans gets in trouble ...more
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Drive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan
Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the ...more
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Prizzi's Honor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston
Prizzi's Honor is a 1985 American film directed by John Huston. It stars Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia and, in an Academy Award-winning performance, the director's daughter ...more
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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder
Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more
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Romancing the Stone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas
Romancing the Stone is a 1984 American action-adventure romantic comedy. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. The film was followed by a 1985 ...more
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Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig
Casino Royale is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Martin Campbell and ...more
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The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Sally Struthers
The Getaway is a 1972 American action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. The film is based on the Jim Thompson novel of the same name, with the screenplay ...more
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The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Pierce Brosnan, Faye Dunaway, Rene Russo
The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1999 American film directed by John McTiernan. The film, starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Denis Leary, is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. The film ...more
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Charade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn
Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more
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Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria
Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy film directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd. The film received positive reviews from ...more
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Foul Play is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore
Foul Play is a 1978 American comic mystery/thriller film written and directed by Colin Higgins, and starring Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith, Eugene Roche, Rachel ...more
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True Lies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis
True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, ...more
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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more
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Someone to Watch Over Me is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Jerry Orbach
Someone to Watch Over Me is a 1987 romance crime thriller film starring Tom Berenger and Mimi Rogers and directed by Ridley Scott. The film's soundtrack includes the George and Ira Gershwin song ...more
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The Mexican is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gene Hackman
The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, with a plot that is a mixture of romantic comedy, thriller and road movie. The ...more
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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey
Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It was released in the United States on April 9, 2010. For a time it was marketed as Crazy Night ...more
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Wild at Heart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini
Wild at Heart is a 1990 American thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford's 1989 novel of the same name. Both the book and the film revolve around Sailor ...more
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Maximum Risk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, David Hemblen
Maximum Risk is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Hong Kong director Ringo Lam in his American directorial debut, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Natasha Henstridge. The ...more
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Entrapment is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Connery, Ving Rhames
Entrapment is a 1999 American caper film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds
The Bodyguard is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Costner stars as a former Secret ...more
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more
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Keeping Up with the Joneses is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher
Keeping Up with the Joneses is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by Michael LeSieur. The film follows a suburban couple (Galifianakis and Fisher) who begin ...more
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Eraser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Movies For Action Fans
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, James Coburn
Eraser is a 1996 American action film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan and Vanessa L. Williams. The film was released in the United States on June 21, 1996. ...more