The 90's were an amazing time for action movies. Maybe I'm saying that purely out of the bias that I was raised in the 90's, so that was the action era I know the best. A lot of the recent action films have a cool aesthetic, but it's also always the exact same aesthetic -- the grittier, the more serious, and the more shaky, the better (supposedly).
Well, the 90's were, for the most part, about having FUN. What a shocker. And the following 10 movies are just about the most fun I can have watching a movie from that decade.
As always, a casual mention of the ones that just missed the list: Hard Boiled, Mission Impossible, Ronin, Air Force One, Die Hard 3, and Cliffhanger. I also didn't know what to do with a lot of ones that are sort of "in-between" action and other genres -- Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, L.A. Confidential, and Heat I would all classify as drama's with great action scenes in them, and stuff like Men in Black and Congo are more fantasy/comedies. So they aren't on here. But the remaining should still get the testosterone pumping...
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