7 Action Films With 8.0+ IMDb Rating

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The Dark Knight (2008) – 9/10

Christopher Nolan directed the second instalment of his Dark Knight Trilogy with Christian Bale reprising his roles as Bruce Wayne/Batman, with the likes of Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman in supporting roles.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – 9/10

Helmed by Peter Jackson, the final part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's fabled books starred Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, and Cate Blanchett, among others.

The Matrix (1999) – 8.7/10

Directed by the Wachowski siblings, the genre-transforming science fiction actioner starred Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – 8.7/10

Irvin Kershner helmed the second Star Wars film, taking over direction duties from George Lucas and shepherding a cast that comprised Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, among others.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) – 8.6/10

The sequel to The Terminator (1991) directed by James Cameron starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, and Edward Furlong.

Seven Samurai (1954) – 8.6/10

Akira Kurosawa helmed this highly-acclaimed story of a group of villagers who hire a samurai after their crops and lives are threatened by bandits.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023) – 8.6/10

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, the film is the second instalment in the alternate universe termed the "Spiderverse" by Marvel, and follows the continuing story of Miles Morales/Spider-Man in this maze of a world he occupies.

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