What are the best nineties action movies?

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    #1The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The Matrix is a sci-fi action movie written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. It was released in 1999 and was the first installment in The Matrix film series. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss.


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    Jane Phillips
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I couldn't get enough of Keanu Reeves during the 1990s. I loved the guy but this movie is spectacular. It was years ahead of its time. It had a great storyline and thought-provoking concept and premises. Best of all, I loved the action scenes. That's saying a lot especially from a gal who's into chick-flicks!"
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    Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action film directed by John Woo starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. This film was nominated for Best Sound Effects Editing at the 70th Academy Awards. 


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    Samantha King
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Fantastic movie! Overlook the fact that Nicholas Cage and John Travolta have completely different builds. The concept is novel and the execution of the movie is technically flawless. One of the best films of the 90s."
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    #3The Mask of Zorro

    The Mask of Zorro

    The Mask of Zorro is an action-adventure film directed by Martin Campbell. Released in 1998, the movie was based on the masked vigilante Zorro. It starred Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Stuart Wilson.


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    Jeffrey Parker
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "This has got to be the most underrated movie on this list. The Mask of Zorro is a retelling of an old legend, or rather a continuation of the legend's story. By the way, Banderas and Zeta-Jones were great in this movie but Hopkins was really in a class of his own. Literally. This film has good fight scenes which were infused with comedic antics. Great one for the family."
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    #4Con Air

    Con Air

    Con Air is an American action movie directed by Simon West in 1997 starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich. It was nominated for Best Original Song and Best Sound at the 70th Academy Awards. 


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    Ethan Howell
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Con Air is one of Nicolas Cage's movie. While he may seem stiff at some point in this movie, those scenes actually make the whole story believable. You can see the conflict within. As for the action scenes, they were awesome. Really one of the better action films released during the 90s."
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    #5Once Upon a Time in China

    Once Upon a Time in China

    Once Upon a Time in China is an action and drama film directed by Tsui Hark. It was first released on May 21, 1992, by Golden Harvest. It starred martial arts sensation Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, and Sun Lau.


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    Eric Rios
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I'm not really into Chinese martial-arts films but I agree that Once Upon A Time In China should be included in a list of 1990s action movies. The fight scenes were incredible. There's no other way to describe it."
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    #6Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    The sequel to the 1984 movie that launched the career of James Cameron and confirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the stars of the decade, was a major success. The movie tells the story of the coming of a new Terminator series that wants to kill both Sarah and John Connor when he is still a kid, but a new type of cyborg will come in help.


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    Raúl Ramos
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Oh well, action movies in the 1990s, huh. It was more of a sci-fi movie for me. But then again, when was the last time that an Arnold-film been classified as not an action movie? Judgment Day is definitely a great addition to this list. "
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    #7Total Recall

    Total Recall

    Total Recall is a science-fiction action movie directed by Paul Verhoeven. Released in 1990 and produced by Carolco Pictures, it starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox.


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    Henry Gutierrez
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Now that I've seen both Total Recall movies, I can honestly say that the 90s version is still better. Not because of the actors or the execution of the movie. It's just more believable and I can't even describe how. Maybe it's because the feel of the recent one is too futuristic while the 90s version portrays a future that is not too perfect. That said, both movies had great action scenes. But come on, Arnold Schwarzenegger is Arnold Schwarzenegger."
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    #8Air Force One

    Air Force One

    Air Force One is a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Released in 1997, Air Force One stars Harrison Ford, Glenn Close, and Gary Oldman. The movie follows the President of the United Stars when his plane was hijacked by terrorists.


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    Jacqueline Gonzalez
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "One of my favorite films of all time. We almost had a lady president on this film but I am not complaining. I'm just happy the president survived. It is Harrison Ford anyways so I have no complaints. Kidding aside, Air Force One could happen. That makes it interesting. Also, this movie featured Gary Oldman. So it is a really good movie. "


Best What are the best nineties action movies
1The MatrixMovies 11 Paid
2Face/OffMovies 9 Paid
3The Mask of ZorroMovies 8 Paid
4Con AirMovies 6 Paid
5Once Upon a Time in ChinaMovies 6 Paid
6Terminator 2: Judgment DayMovies 3 Paid
7Total RecallMovies 2 Paid
8Air Force OneMovies 1 Paid

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