10 Best Action Movies 2006

Saturday, November 27 by Victorino Sianghio Jr.

The 10 best action movies of 2006 are memorable movies that allow you to turn your brain off and just get off on the relentless action playing before your eyes on the screen! With these action movies of 2006, you won't need anything except a big bowl of popcorn and hours of time to kill.

  1. "Crank." "Crank" is the best action movie of 2006 mainly because it is a non-stop, pulse-pounding and ultra-frenetic action-fest that refuses to slow down even one minute! It stars Jason Statham and Amy Smart in what some consider to be a borderline spoof of action films in general.
  2. "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." Whil Paul Walker is not in this film and Vin Diesel only makes a small cameo appearance, this film is still the second-best action movie of 2006 since it relocates the series to the exotic locale of Tokyo. It tells the story of a high-schooler who gets involved in the underground and perilous world of drift racing.
  3. "Superman Returns." "Superman Returns" easily takes the third spot in this list of the 10 best action movies of 2006, mainly because it is the reboot of the Superman franchise. Starring Brandon Routh in the title role, this action movie of 2006 received some valid criticism of its seeming un-American plot line which saw the filmmakers remove the phrase "…an the American Way" when referring to Superman.
  4. "Fearless." Asian action star Jet Li stars in this action movie that is centered around the martial arts; for this martial arts focus, this film takes the fourth spot on this list of the best action movies of 2006. The special effects in this movie also deserve a favorable mention, for sure.
  5. "Mission: Impossible III." This Tom Cruise-helmed feature film is the third entry in the "Mission: Impossible" series, and it would have rated higher had it been an earlier installment. By this point, some of the themes are a little bit flat, but Cruise's performance in the end saves this movie from being mundane.
  6. "Miami Vice." Remakes are usually not as good as this action movie from 2006, but the performances of Collin Farrell and Jamie Foxx rescue what could have otherwise been just another rehash. If you were a fan of the TV series, you may have trouble adjusting to this film, so just allow it to grow on you as you watch it.
  7. "Casino Royale." "Casino Royale" is the first time that Daniel Craig takes his position as the latest incarnation of James Bond, good enough to permit this action movie to place at number seven on this countdown. Craig's performance carries this film for sure, surprising even doubters who wondered whether he could fill in the legendary shoes of the Bond character.
  8. "X-Men: The Last Stand." A comic-book movie once more lands on this countdown of the 10 best action movies of 2006, and what better feature than a Marvel Comics production to do so? In this third installment, look for Kelsey Grammar to appear as The Beast in all his blue-boy glory, a reason this movie takes the eighth spot.
  9. "BloodRayne." If you are a fanatic video gamer, then you may be able to appreciate "BloodRayne," though it certainly passed beneath the radar of some moviegoers. This is a prequel of sorts to the video game stars Kristanna Loken and Ben Kingsley. In this action movie of 2006, BloodRayne is enlisted by three heroes to join them in their fight against an evil overlord played by Ben Kingsley.
  10. "Underworld: Evolution." This final best action movie from 2006 stars Kate Beckinsale reprising her role from the successful 2003 "Underworld" movie. It continues the seeming, never-ending battle between vampires and werewolves for supremacy among the undead!