10 Best Action Comedy Movies

Friday, November 26 by Clara Havens

A search for the 10 best action comedy movies has led to the following list. Although there are, of course, many other comedy action films from which to choose, the following are must-see movies. In fact, several of them are modern-day classics and have become the standard for the genre.

  1. "Beverly Hills Cop." This is the movie that made a huge international star out of Eddie Murphy. The 1984 film stars Murphy as a reformed hoodlum who becomes a law enforcement professional.
  2. "True Lies." Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold, this 1994 movie concerns the activities of a covert U.S. government operative. Enough laughs along the way to make it one of the ten best action comedy movies.
  3. "Smokey and the Bandit." This was a huge box-office success when it was released in 1977 and is still worth a look-see. It stars Burt Reynolds as a beer bootlegger and Sally Field as his love interest.
  4. "Kung Fu Hustle." Don't miss this 2004 action comedy movie with its cartoon style and background of traditional Chinese music.
  5. "Men in Black." This 1997 action comedy was based on the comic book series of the same name. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith star in this flick about top secret agents.
  6. "Rush Hour." Jackie Chan plays the detective Inspector Lee in this 1998 martial arts movie. Chan plays a member of the Hong Kong police force in this very funny action comedy.
  7. "Taxi." Queen Latifah stars in this 2004 film. She plays a taxi driver with dreams of being a Nascar race driver. There are lots of action and lots of laughs.
  8. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Produced by Disney Studios, this 1988 action comedy classic features cartoon characters interacting with humans. This murder mystery has become an action-comedy classic.
  9. "Any Which Way You Can." This is an old movie (1980) but is still good. It stars Clint Eastwood and Ruth Gordon in a flick featuring boxing, mobsters and biker gangs.
  10. "Cotton Comes to Harlem." Another oldie, (1970) this one is about a swindle to bilk some black families out of their life savings and hide the money in a bale of cotton. It stars Godfrey Cambridge and Redd Foxx.