Action films

16 Blocks is a film directed by Richard Donner and based on the story of an aging, bitter NYPD police officer ( Bruce Willis) who is asked to escort a happy-go-lucky criminal witness ( Mos Def) through sixteen blocks of Lower Manhattan from the police station to a courthouse. No one seems to want the pair to reach their destination, and they are faced with difficult situations at every turn as they make their way through the Big Apple. The film is currently in production and much of the movie is being filmed on location in New York City (though in some scenes Toronto fills in for the city due to tax advantages and budget constraints). 16 Blocks"

2 Fast 2 Furious is a movie released in the US on June 6. It is the sequel of The Fast and the Furious. It features Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes and Ludacris. Jin Au-Yeung also made a minor appearance in this movie. 2 Fast 2 Furious"

Lost Memories (Korean title: 로스트 메모리즈) is a South Korean SF action movie, directed by Lee Si-myung. Lost Memories"

3 Ninjas is a 1992 film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade and Chad Power. 3 Ninjas"

36 is an upcoming film directed by Marc Forster. 36 (film)"

48 Hrs. is a 1982 action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Eddie Murphy , Nick Nolte, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Brion James, and Annette O'Toole. The screenplay was written by Hill, Roger Spottiswoode, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza and an uncredited Jeb Stuart. Murphy and Nolte play a convict and a cop who team up to catch a cop-killer. The title refers to the amount of time they have to solve the crime. This was Eddie Murphy's film debut. 48 Hrs."

A Better Tomorrow (英雄本色; pinyin: yīngxióng běnsè, Cantonese: ying1 hung4 bun2 sik1; literally True Colors of a Hero) is a 1986 Hong Kong action movie which had a profound influence on the Hong Kong movie-making industry, and later on an international scale. A Better Tomorrow"

A Better Tomorrow 2 (英雄本色 2; pinyin: yīngxióng běnsè èr) is a 1987 film, which is a follow-up to its popular predecessor, A Better Tomorrow. A Better Tomorrow 2 is notoriously known for its over-the-top violence, exaggerated blood and gore and body counts nearing its hundreds. A Better Tomorrow 2 is directed by John Woo and stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Dean Shek and Ti Lung. A Better Tomorrow 2"

A Better Tomorrow 3: Love & Death in Saigon is a Hong Kong action film released in 1989. It was directed by Tsui Hark and is a loosely-based prequel to John Woo's A Better Tomorrow, though it was released after A Better Tomorrow 2. A Better Tomorrow 3"

A Bittersweet Life is a film (see in film) by Korean director Kim Ji-woon. Highly cultural and ruthlessly violent, it illustrates the ethical codes in Asian organized crime and how they clash with personal morality. A Bittersweet Life"

A Low Down Dirty Shame is a 1994 action- comedy film written and directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans. This movie also stars Charles S. Dutton, Salli Richardson, and Jada Pinkett Smith. A Low Down Dirty Shame (film)"

A Man Apart is a action film starring Vin Diesel and directed by F. Gary Gray. A Man Apart"

A Midnight Clear is a 1992 film directed by Keith Gordon and stars an ensemble cast. The film is about an American Intelligence unit that finds a German platoon that wishes to surrender toward the end of World War II. A Midnight Clear"

A Night to Remember is a 1955 book by Walter Lord and 1958 film directed by Roy Ward Baker about the sinking of the ocean liner RMS Titanic in 1912. Both the book and film were very successful and are still considered definitive resources about the RMS Titanic. A Night to Remember"

Action Jackson is a 1988 action film,starring Carl Weathers, Vanity, Craig T. Nelson, and Sharon Stone, directed by Craig R. Baxley. Action Jackson"

Action movies, or sometimes known as actioners, usually involve a fairly straightforward story of good guys versus bad guys, where most disputes are resolved by using physical force. Action films are largely derived from crime films and thrillers, by way of westerns and to some extent war films and disaster movies. Modern Hollywood examples of the genre are usually " high concept" films where the whole movie can be easily summarized (eg. "a scientist brings dinosaurs back to life only to find them trying to dominate earth, again" for Jurassic Park). Who exactly the good guys are differs from film to film, but in Hollywood films they usually are patriotic and rather conservative (though not die-hard) Americans, whereas the bad guys are usually either criminals or agents of foreign powers. In the 1950's and '60s, they were very often Communists, which brings some action films fairly close to propaganda films. Starting in the 1970s, Communists were seen less as the predominant villains (although they were still widely present until the late '80s), and the focus turned instead to drug lords, terrorists, or some other criminal element. Action movies also tend to have a single heroic protagonist and often portray institutions such as the military or police as incompetent and limited by rules and regulations which the protagonist has no regard for. This creates the stereotypical conflict between an action hero and the establishment. Action movie"

Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. It is a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien. Aliens (1986 film)"

All about the Benjaminsis an action movie/ comedy movie directed by Kevin Bray. The film stars Ice Cube, Mike Epps, and Tommy Flanagan. All about the Benjamins"

American Ninja is a 1985 film produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus's Cannon Films. Like most other films produced by that studio, American Ninja was a low-budget action film. It stars Michael Dudikoff in the title role and was directed by Sam Firstenberg, who specialized in this genre in the 80s. The film grossed $10,499,694 at the domestic box office, spawning a competently-made but less successful sequel, American Ninja 2: The Confrontation in 1987. Three more commercially and critically unsuccessful sequels would follow with another lead actor, David Bradley. Dudikoff returned for a short cameo role in the fourth film in this franchise. The fifth and final film in the American Ninja franchise disregarded the series continuity and was a direct-to-video release. American Ninja"

Another 48 Hours is a 1990 film, the sequel to 48 Hours. It was directed by Walter Hill and stars Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Andrew Divoff, and Ed O'Ross. It tells the story of San Francisco police officer Jack Cates, who has 48 hours to clear his name from a potential manslaughter charge. He needs the help of a newly released convict, Reggie Hammond, to do so. But at the same time an notorius mastermind known only as The Iceman, has hired a bunch of bikers to kill Regie. This film contains strong language and violence, rated certificate 18 in England. Another 48 Hours"

Aragami is a Japanese action film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. It was Kitamura's contribution to the Duel Project, a challenge issued by producer Shinya Kawai to him and fellow director Yukihiki Tsutsumi to film a feature length movie with only two actors, battling in one setting, in only the time frame of one week. Aragami"

Ashes of Time (東邪西毒; pinyin: Dōngxié Xīdú, literally "The Heretic East and the Toxic West") is a 1994 wuxia film based loosely on two characters from a Louis Cha novel, directed by Wong Kar-wai. Ashes of Time"

Asphalt Warriors aka The Syringe (original title: L'Arbalète("the crossbow")) is a French action movie made by Sergio Gobbi in 1984. It stars Daniel Auteuil as the main character. Asphalt Warriors"

Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 action/ thriller movie, directed by John Carpenter. It is an homage to the 1959 film Rio Bravo by Howard Hawks. A remake was released in , with Ethan Hawke in the lead role. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976 film)"