Action Canon

Chronological order.

Some of these aren't strictly 'pure' action films but 'action' has always been a flexible genre.

Will update as I see more.

  • Tombstone
  • The Legend of Drunken Master
  • Speed
  • True Lies
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Heat
  • The Blade
  • Broken Arrow
  • Mission: Impossible
  • The Rock
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Con Air
  • Face/Off
  • Drive
  • Starship Troopers
  • Run Lola Run
  • Ronin
  • A Hero Never Dies
  • Belly
  • The Matrix
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • Ghosts of Mars
  • Minority Report
  • Hero
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
  • Bad Boys II
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Oldboy
  • Torque
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Man on Fire
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Collateral
  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • The Incredibles
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Miami Vice
  • Exiled
  • Casino Royale
  • Déjà Vu
  • Apocalypto
  • Death Proof
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Rambo
  • Taken
  • Speed Racer
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Crank: High Voltage
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  • Redline
  • Gamer
  • Inception
  • Jackass 3D
  • Unstoppable
  • Fast Five
  • Drive
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Raid
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Haywire
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Dredd
  • Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
  • Drug War
  • The Grandmaster
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Pacific Rim
  • The Raid 2
  • Pompeii
  • Sabotage
  • Blackhat
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Sicario
  • The Assassin
  • Kill Zone 2
  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  • The Nice Guys
  • Three
  • Baby Driver
  • Good Time
  • Let the Corpses Tan
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • Revenge
  • Den of Thieves
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • The Night Comes for Us
  • Aquaman
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
  • Gemini Man
  • 6 Underground
  • Tenet