Male driven action films we love

1. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Approved | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War


During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee MarvinErnest BorgnineCharles BronsonJohn Cassavetes

Votes: 71,795 | Gross: $45.30M


The whole damn cast is comprised of testosterone. More testosterone than you would find if you put together all the “macho” movies made these days.

2. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold SchwarzeneggerCarl WeathersKevin Peter HallElpidia Carrillo

Votes: 398,758 | Gross: $59.74M

3. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold SchwarzeneggerRae Dawn ChongDan HedayaVernon Wells

Votes: 157,522 | Gross: $35.10M

4. Point Blank (1967)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the money that was stolen from him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Lee MarvinAngie DickinsonKeenan WynnCarroll O’Connor

Votes: 20,760

5. Prime Cut (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody “beef” with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Lee MarvinGene HackmanSissy SpacekAngel Tompkins

Votes: 5,109 | Gross: $0.52M

6. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt RussellWilford BrimleyKeith DavidRichard Masur

Votes: 407,981 | Gross: $13.78M

7. Hard Times (1975)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Charles BronsonJames CoburnJill IrelandStrother Martin

Votes: 10,470 | Gross: $8.72M

8. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

When a madman calling himself “the Scorpio Killer” menaces the city, tough-as-nails San Francisco Police Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.


Directors: Don SiegelClint Eastwood | Stars: Clint EastwoodAndrew RobinsonHarry GuardinoReni Santoni

Votes: 153,196 | Gross: $35.90M


9. Rolling Thunder (1977)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A returning war veteran loses his family to a violent home invasion and decides to seek and retaliate against those responsible.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: William DevaneTommy Lee JonesLinda HaynesJames Best

Votes: 8,666

10. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A pair of NYPD detectives in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a heroin smuggling ring based in Marseilles, but stopping them and capturing their leaders proves an elusive goal.


Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene HackmanRoy ScheiderFernando ReyTony Lo Bianco

Votes: 120,309 | Gross: $15.63M