Best Action Movies of 1990

1.

The Hunt for Red October

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it - because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Joss Ackland, Richard Jordan, Stellan Skarsgård, Courtney B. Vance, Peter Firth ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1990-03-02
2.

Total Recall

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Construction worker Douglas Quaid's obsession with the planet Mars leads him to visit Recall, a company who manufacture memories. Something goes wrong during his memory implant turning Doug's life upside down and even to question what is reality and what isn't.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, Roy Brocksmith, Ray Baker, Rosemary Dunsmore, Dean Norris ..
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Release date: 1990-06-01
3.

Die Hard 2

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane’s smart-mouthed heroics.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald VelJohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz, Art Evans, Fred Dalton Thompson ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1990-07-02
4.

Tremors

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Robert Jayne, Charlotte Stewart, Tony Genaro, Ariana Richards, Richard Marcus ..
Directed by: Ron Underwood
Release date: 1990-01-19
5.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A quartet of humanoid turtles, trained by their mentor in ninjitsu, must learn to work together to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan.

Starring: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, Corey Feldman, Brian Tochi, Michael Turney, Kevin Clash, James Saito, Leif Tilden, Michelan Sisti ..
Directed by: Steve Barron
Release date: 1990-03-30
6.

Darkman

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake, Nelson Mashita, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Rafael H. Robledo, Dan Hicks, Ted Raimi, Dan Bell ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1990-08-24
7.

Days of Thunder

5.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the help of his doctor, Cole just might overcome his injuries-- and his fear.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Fred Dalton Thompson, John C. Reilly, J. C. Quinn, Don Simpson, Michael Rooker ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1990-06-27
8.

Predator 2

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

A police chief in the war-torn streets of Los Angeles discovers that an extraterrestrial creature is hunting down residents - and that he is the next target.

Starring: Kevin Peter Hall, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Rubén Blades, María Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Adam Baldwin, Robert Davi, Kent McCord, Morton Downey, Jr. ..
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Release date: 1990-11-20
9.

State of Grace

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Hell's Kitchen, New York. Terry Noonan returns home after a ten-year absence. He soon reconnects with Jackie, a childhood friend and member of the Irish mob, and rekindles his love affair with Jackie's sister Kathleen.

Starring: Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, Robin Wright, John Turturro, John C. Reilly, R. D. Call, Joe Viterelli, Deirdre O'Connell, Burgess Meredith ..
Directed by: Phil Joanou
Release date: 1990-09-14
10.

Memphis Belle

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney, Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr., Bradley Lavelle, Reed Diamond, Courtney Gains ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 1990-09-07
11.

Quigley Down Under

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even American expatriate Crazy Cora can't keep Quigley safe in his cat-and-mouse game with the homicidal Marston.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood, Ron Haddrick, Tony Bonner, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Carman, William Zappa, Jerome Ehlers ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1990-10-17
12.

RoboCop 2

4.8
5.8/10 IMDB

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Tom Noonan, Belinda Bauer, Willard E. Pugh, Dan O'Herlihy, Felton Perry, Gabriel Damon, Galyn Görg, Mario Machado ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1990-06-22
13.

Nightbreed

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid, Hugh Quarshie, Hugh Ross, Doug Bradley, Catherine Chevalier, Malcolm Smith, Bob Sessions ..
Directed by: Clive Barker
Release date: 1990-02-16
14.

White Hunter, Black Heart

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Renowned filmmaker John Wilson travels to Africa to direct a new movie, but constantly leaves to hunt elephants and other game, to the dismay of his cast and crew. He eventually becomes obsessed with hunting down and killing one specific elephant.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell, George Dzundza, Alun Armstrong, Norman Lumsden, Edward Tudor-Pole, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Richard Warwick, Marisa Berenson ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1990-05-24
15.

Lionheart

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Ashley Johnson, Brian Thompson, Lisa Pelikan, Billy Blanks, Tony Halme, Scott Spiegel, James Brewster Thompson ..
Directed by: Sheldon Lettich
Release date: 1990-06-07
16.

I Love You to Death

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlour, and has been married to Rosalie for years. When Rosalie discovers that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time, she goes to extreme lengths to punish him.

Starring: Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright, River Phoenix, William Hurt, Keanu Reeves, James Gammon, Jack Kehler, Victoria Jackson, Miriam Margolyes ..
Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan
Release date: 1990-04-06
17.

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

To the Los Angeles elite, Ford Fairlane is known as "Mr. Rock 'n' Roll Detective." This loudmouthed ladies' man serves an exclusive rock star clientele, who depend on his keen eye and smug discretion. So when a heavy-metal musician dies mid-concert, Fairlane is on the case before the lights come up. But things turn shocking when radio personality Johnny Crunch hires Fairlane to find a missing groupie mere hours before he is electrocuted live on air.

Starring: Andrew Dice Clay, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley, Morris Day, Lauren Holly, Ed O'Neill, Maddie Corman, Gilbert Gottfried, Robert Englund, David Patrick Kelly ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1990-07-11
18.

Dick Tracy

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Mandy Patinkin, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Dick Van Dyke, Catherine O'Hara, James Caan, Charlie Korsmo ..
Directed by: Warren Beatty
Release date: 1990-04-05
19.

The Russia House

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Barley Scott Blair, a Lisbon-based editor of Russian literature who unexpectedly begins working for British intelligence, is commissioned to investigate the purposes of Dante, a dissident scientist trapped in the decaying Soviet Union that is crumbling under the new open-minded policies.

Starring: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox, John Mahoney, Michael Kitchen, J. T. Walsh, Ken Russell, David Threlfall, Klaus Maria Brandauer ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Release date: 1990-12-21
20.

Bird on a Wire

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

An FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years. Now an old flame has recognised him, and the bad guys are back for revenge.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Joan Severance, David Carradine, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harry Caesar, Alex Bruhanski, Bill Duke, Florence Paterson, Lossen Chambers ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1990-05-18
Best Action Movies of 1990 : My Blue Heaven
21.

My Blue Heaven

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has his hands full keeping Antonelli away from the Mafia hitmen who want to stop him testifying, not to mention the nightclubs...

Starring: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Melanie Mayron, Bill Irwin, Carol Kane, Jesse Bradford, Colleen Camp, Ed Lauter, Daniel Stern ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1990-08-17
22.

Dark Angel

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Jack Caine is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner gets killed, and a sinister newcomer enters the scene...

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues, Jay Bilas, Jim Haynie, David Ackroyd, Sherman Howard, Sam Anderson, Michael J. Pollard ..
Directed by: Craig R. Baxley
Release date: 1990-01-26
23.

Death Warrant

4.3
5.6/10 IMDB

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate the murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Louis, using his outstandings martial arts skills, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, helped by two another prisoners, he succeded in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Kilpatrick, Art LaFleur, George Dickerson, Joshua John Miller, Hank Stone, Conrad Dunn, Jack Bannon ..
Directed by: Deran Sarafian
Release date: 1990-09-14
24.

The Rookie

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a carjacking ring is almost as hotheaded as he is … and when Nick gets kidnapped, his newbie partner is his only hope.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Tom Skerritt, Lara Flynn Boyle, Xander Berkeley, Donna Mitchell, Marco Rodríguez, Seth Allen ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1990-01-18
25.

Another 48 Hrs.

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the Ice Man. Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from prison on the next day.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Ross, Andrew Divoff, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Bernie Casey, Brent Jennings, Ted Markland ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1990-06-08
26.

Marked for Death

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug lord who vows that Hatcher and his family are now marked for death.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Basil Wallace, Keith David, Tom Wright, Joanna Pacula, Elizabeth Gracen, Bette Ford, Danielle Harris, Al Israel, Arlen Dean Snyder ..
Directed by: Dwight H. Little
Release date: 1990-10-05
27.

Hard to Kill

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son meanwhile is growing up thinking his father is dead. When Mason wakes up, everyone is in danger - himself, his son, his best friend, his nurse - but most of all those who arranged for his death

Starring: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler, Frederick Coffin, Bonnie Burroughs, Andrew Bloch, Branscombe Richmond, Charles Boswell, Zachary Rosencrantz, Lou Beatty Jr. ..
Directed by: Bruce Malmuth
Release date: 1990-02-09
28.

Air America

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins, David Marshall Grant, Lane Smith, Art LaFleur, Ned Eisenberg, Marshall Bell, David Bowe ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1990-08-10
29.

Narrow Margin

4.1
6.5/10 IMDB

An L.A. District Attorney attempts to take an unwilling murder witness back to the United States to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hitmen sent to silence her, they board a Vancouver-bound train only to discover that the killers are onboard with them. For the next 20 hours, as the train hurls through the beautiful but isolated Canadian wilderness, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues in which their ability to tell friend from foe is a matter of life and death.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B. Sikking, J. T. Walsh, M. Emmet Walsh, Susan Hogan, Nigel Bennett, J.A. Preston, Codie Lucas Wilbee, Barbara Russell ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1990-09-21
30.

Navy Seals

4.0
5.5/10 IMDB

During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley, Rick Rossovich, Cyril O'Reilly, Bill Paxton, Dennis Haysbert, Ezra Abraham, Paul Sanchez, Nicholas Kadi ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1990-07-20
31.

Miami Blues

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job.

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Fred Ward, Cecilia Pérez-Cervera, Georgie Cranford, Edward Saxon, Obba Babatundé, Charles Napier, Matt Ingersoll, Nora Dunn ..
Directed by: George Armitage
Release date: 1990-04-20
32.

Class of 1999

3.8
5.8/10 IMDB

The time is in the future and the youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become "free-fire zones", into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford, the head of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest provides "tactical education units". These are amazingly human-like androids that have been programmed to teach and are supplied with devastatingly effective solutions to discipline problems. So when the violent, out-of-control students of Kennedy High report for class tomorrow, they're going to get a real education... in staying alive!

Starring: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach, Patrick Kilpatrick, Pam Grier, John P. Ryan, Darren E. Burrows, Joshua John Miller, Brent David Fraser ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1990-04-01
Best Action Movies of 1990 : By Dawn's Early Light
33.

By Dawn's Early Light

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A nuclear warhead launched by Soviet insurgents protesting the waning Cold War destroys the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The destruction sets off a race between American and Soviet politicians to prevent a nuclear holocaust. While the U.S. president feverishly works to keep the military and political machine from going into overdrive, various subordinates panic. When the president is believed to be killed in a helicopter crash, zealous advisers take over.

Starring: Powers Boothe, Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones, Martin Landau, Darren McGavin, Jeffrey DeMunn, Rip Torn, Peter MacNicol, Glenn Withrow, Ronald William Lawrence ..
Directed by: Jack Sholder
Release date: 1990-05-19
34.

Maniac Cop 2

3.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A supernatural maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.

Starring: Robert Z'Dar, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Robert Davi, Nick Barbaro, Vincent Russo, Robert Earl Jones, Clarence Williams III ..
Directed by: William Lustig
Release date: 1990-12-13
35.

Flashback

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar opposites, it turns out that Buckner may have more in common with Walker than is initially apparent, a point that is driven home when the pair faces off against a sinister small-town sheriff.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland, Carol Kane, Paul Dooley, Cliff DeYoung, Richard Masur, Michael McKean, Kathleen York, Tom O'Brien, Wendelin Harston ..
Directed by: Franco Amurri
Release date: 1990-02-02
Best Action Movies of 1990 : The Best of Martial Arts Films
36.

The Best of Martial Arts Films

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

The most explosive barehanded combat sequences ever filmed. An electrifying video of martial arts mastery and mayhem. This program takes a behind-the-scenes look at the weapons, the mystical eastern philosophy, and the incredible skills that have made martial arts films one of the most popular genres in the world today.

Starring: John Saxon, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sho Kosugi, Angela Mao Ying, Cynthia Rothrock, Keith Cooke ..
Directed by: Sandra Weintraub
Release date: 1990-01-01
37.

The Flash

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Barry Allen, crime lab detective, is transformed into the Flash, the fastest man alive, and takes on the Dark Riders, a motorcycle gang terrorizing Central City.

Starring: John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Paula Marshall, M. Emmet Walsh, Alex Désert, Tim Thomerson, Michael Nader, Priscilla Pointer, Lycia Naff, Richard Belzer ..
Directed by: Robert Iscove
Release date: 1990-11-04
Best Action Movies of 1990 : WWE WrestleMania VI
38.

WWE WrestleMania VI

3.5
7.6/10 IMDB

More than 65,000 fans pack the Toronto SkyDome to witness The Ultimate Challenge as The Ultimate Warrior faces Hulk Hogan with both the WWE Championship and WWE Intercontinental Championship on the line. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase defends the Million Dollar Championship against Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Dusty Rhodes and more in action!

Starring: Jim Hellwig, Hulk Hogan, Rick Rood, James Reiher, Ray Traylor, Ted DiBiase Sr., Aurelian Smith Jr., Jim Duggan, Adolfo Bresciano, Jimmy Hart ..
Directed by: Vince McMahon
Release date: 1990-04-01
39.

The Old Man and the Sea

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Gary Cole, Patricia Clarkson, Joe Santos, Valentina Quinn, Francesco Quinn, Sully Díaz, Raúl Dávila ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1990-03-25
40.

Q & A

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuses to help him.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Luis Guzmán, Charles S. Dutton, Patrick O'Neal, Lee Richardson, Jenny Lumet, Paul Calderon, International Chrysis ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1990-04-27
41.

Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection

3.3
4.8/10 IMDB

When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Billy Drago, John P. Ryan, Richard Jaeckel, Begonya Plaza, Paul Perri, Héctor Mercado, Mark Margolis, Mateo Gómez, Ruth de Sosa ..
Directed by: Aaron Norris
Release date: 1990-08-24
42.

The King of the Kickboxers

3.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Kahn is a heavy weight kick-box champion, who often kills his opponents in front of the running camera, to sell it on video tape. Jake had to witness once how his brother was killed by him, and now has come for revenge. But first he has to improve his fighting skills; he asks Phang, the only person in the whole world who ever had Khan down on his back, to train him until he is a match for him.

Starring: Loren Avedon, Richard Jaeckel, Don Stroud, Billy Blanks, Sherrie Rose, William Long Jr., David Michael Sterling, Keith Cooke, Ong Soo Han, Jerry Trimble ..
Directed by: Lucas Lowe
Release date: 1990-11-01
43.

The Last of the Finest

3.3
5.8/10 IMDB

An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly becomes three when one is killed early) band together to fight the drug ring undercover. They gain capital for weapons by ripping off minor drug dealers. Then well-armed they go after the kingpin (Boyd).

Starring: Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, Bill Paxton, Michael C. Gwynne, Henry Stolow, Guy Boyd, Henry Darrow, J. Kenneth Campbell, Deborra-Lee Furness ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1990-03-09
44.

NWA WrestleWar '90: Wild Thing

3.2
6.7/10 IMDB

WrestleWar 1990: Wild Thing took place on February 25, 1990 from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The main event was for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship between Lex Luger and defending champ Ric Flair. The Steiner Brothers defended the NWA World Tag Team Champions against Arn and Ole Anderson, The Road Warriors competed against the The Skyscrapers, The Rock 'n' Roll Express competed against The Midnight Express, Norman the Lunatic fought Cactus Jack, and The Freebirds wrestled Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk in defense of the NWA US Tag Team Championships.

Starring: Ric Flair, Lawrence Wendell Pfohl, Steve Borden, Alan Robert Rogowski, Robert Rechsteiner, Scott Carl Rechsteiner, Martin Lunde, Brian Pillman, Michael James Hegstrand, Joseph Michael Laurinaitis ..
Directed by: Jim Herd
Release date: 1990-02-25
Best Action Movies of 1990 : WWE Royal Rumble 1990
45.

WWE Royal Rumble 1990

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Royal Rumble (1990) was the third annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation. It took place on January 21, 1990 at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida. The main event was the 1990 Royal Rumble match won by WWF Champion Hulk Hogan. Hogan last eliminated Mr. Perfect to win the match. Featured matches on the undercard were Jim Duggan versus The Big Boss Man, Ronnie Garvin versus Greg Valentine in an "I Quit" match and The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) versus The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond).

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Jim Duggan, Ray Traylor, André Roussimoff, Ed Leslie, Curt Hennig, Greg Valentine, Jimmy Hart, Steve Lombardi, Ted DiBiase Sr. ..
Release date: 1990-01-21
46.

Downtown

3.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Officer Alex Kearney patrols an upscale neighborhood in Philadelphia, where he pulls over a well-connected white collar executive who promises to get even with the policeman. Soon, Kearney learns that he is off the cushy suburban beat and must now work in the deadliest precinct in Philly, where he is partnered with tough veteran cop Dennis Curran. Tensions are high between them, but Kearney soon proves he can play just as rough as the crooks.

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Pantoliano, David Clennon, Art Evans, Rick Aiello, Wanda De Jesus, Roger Aaron Brown, Ron Canada ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1990-01-12
Best Action Movies of 1990 : WWE Survivor Series 1990
47.

WWE Survivor Series 1990

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Survivor Series (1990) was the fourth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1990 at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut. This Survivor Series saw the on-screen WWF debut of The Undertaker, who went on to become WWF Champion at the next Survivor Series one year later, and the debut of the Gobbledy Gooker. In addition, Sgt. Slaughter — who was then using an Iraqi sympathizer heel gimmick — delivered a promo where he insulted servicemen stationed in Iraq for Thanksgiving during Operation Desert Shield. Randy Savage, as the "Macho King", was interviewed by "Mean" Gene Okerlund, and issued a challenge to the Ultimate Warrior for the WWF Championship. Ravishing Rick Rude was replaced by Haku after being suspended by WWF President Jack Tunney for insulting the mother of the Big Boss Man.

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Jim Hellwig, Merced Solis, Ted DiBiase Sr., Rick Vigneault, Ray Fernandez, Josip Peruzovi?, Robert Remus, Jim Duggan, Ray Traylor ..
Release date: 1990-11-22
48.

Brain Dead

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!

Starring: Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Nicholas Pryor, Patricia Charbonneau, George Kennedy, Brian Brophy, David Sinaiko, Lee Arenberg, Andy Wood, Maud Winchester ..
Directed by: Adam Simon
Release date: 1990-01-16
49.

The Ambulance

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Josh meets a young woman who shortly afterwards collapses and is rushed to hospital in an ambulance. He follows after her only to find that there is no record her being admitted, and he soon learns that her roommate also vanished after being picked up by the same ambulance. Convinced of a conspiracy, Josh proceeds to investigate, despite the discouragement of the police.

Starring: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons, Janine Turner, Eric Braeden, Richard Bright, James Dixon, Jill Gatsby, Laurene Landon ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1990-03-22
Best Action Movies of 1990 : WCW Halloween Havoc '90
50.

WCW Halloween Havoc '90

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

WCW Halloween Havoc '90 took place on October 27, 1990 from The UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The main event was Sting versus Sid Vicious in defense of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Lex Luger defended the NWA US Championship against Stan Hansen while the NWA World Tag Team Champions, Doom, defended against Ric Flair and Arn Anderson. Other matches included Junkyard Dog vs Moondog Rex, The Steiner Brothers vs The Nasty Boys, The Freebirds vs The Renegade Warriors, and 3 other matches.

Starring: Steve Borden, Sid Eudy, Larry Pfohl, Stan Hansen, Ron Simmons, Bruce Reed, Ric Flair, Marty Lunde, Sylvester Ritter, Kevin Nash ..
Directed by: Jim Herd
Release date: 1990-10-27

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