10 Good Action Movies For Guys

Tuesday, March 1 by Stephen Pomposello

If you're seeking to find 10 good action movies for guys, you're certainly bound to be entertained by the selections listed here. There's quite a variety of action to choose from whether it's busting criminals with two buddy detectives, kicking alien butt with a female protagonist or battling the Nazi empire with a famous archeologist. Guys are sure to find their time well spent with these flicks because these are action movies for guys who love movies.

  1. "Tango & Cash" Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone star as two Los Angeles detectives in this classic '80s buddy cop movie that is perhaps the best good action movie for guys, period. It's got explosions, gunfights, big guns, lots of bad guys, witty dialogue, humor and a very sexy and young Teri Hatcher.
  2. "Aliens" This time, it's war. Sigourney Weaver returns and James Cameron directs this masterpiece of an action movie. From a tough female protagonist, macho marines, lots of guns, creepy aliens and a science-fiction setting, this is without a doubt one of the top action movies for guys. 
  3. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" The firs Indiana Jones movie in the series still stands an iconic and memorable method of the ideal action movie. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" has plenty of non-CGI action sequences that look incredibly realistic, a romance subplot and a truly likable male protagonist.
  4. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" Director James Cameron does it once again, showing that he is not onl the master of filmmaking and quality sequels, but fantastic action as well. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" packs as much punch as you can get, making it among one of the good action movies for guys.
  5. "Total Recall" Guns, explosions, gore, shoot-outs, massive body counts, science-fiction, space, Mars, aliens, hot chicks (including one with three breasts) and Arnold Schwarzenegger—what more could a guy possibly ask for? "Total Recall" is one heck of a good action movie for guys.
  6. "The Road Warrior" This first sequel to the iconic "Mad Max" brings the character, played once again by Mel Gibson, even further as he must now assist a group of villagers under attack for their resources. Any guy would love this flick, especially the epic chase sequence in the movie's finale.
  7. "Speed" Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Daniels and Dennis Hopper star in this blockbuster, action-packed movie. Think "Die Hard" on a bus with a madman (Hopper) observing from behind the scenes. The bus in question turns into a ticking time bomb on wheels that must be stopped before it's too late.
  8. "Cliffhanger" Sylvester Stallone stars in this epic blockbuster set in the snowy mountains. Stallone must do battle with a band of villains who are after millions of dollars that went adrift somewhere in the mountains. Director Renny Harlin's enthusiasm for action shows once again as it did for "Die Hard 2."
  9. "Die Hard" Bruce Willis plays your average everyday Joe, a New York cop visiting his wife's job in Los Angeles. Suddenly, a gang of terrorists invade the skyscraper, holding his wife and her co-workers hostage. Guys will enjoy as Willis picks these foes off one by one with his wits and humor.
  10. "Lethal Weapon" Wise-cracking Los Angeles detectives Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) star in this definite buddy-cop action film that spawned a successful franchise. The chemistry between these two cops is ideal for that of a good action movie for guys.
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