12 Little Known Action Movies For Your Weekend

Action movie genre is vast and the film industry gave many remarkable movies like Batman, The Terminator, Die Hard, John Wick the list will never end. But what about the under-rated movies.

Films which lack some publicity or advertisement but exceptionally well. It doesn’t matter if these movies had a short life on theatres or may not even run, they loved by both first by critics and later by audiences.

So here are some under-rated action movie for your bucket-list:

1. The Raid: Redemption

An Oscar-winning action-packed film. A S.W.A.T. team trapped in a building with the thugs, killers, and mobsters. Rest you can imagine or just watch. 

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 

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2. War of the Arrows

A historical action Korean movie. A skilled archer fought against the Mongols to rescue his sister. The movie was even better than I imagined.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

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3. Law Abiding Citizen

What a common man can do when he is done with bargaining for justice. When some thugs kill this law-abiding citizen’s family and the law is not doing anything for him he takes the charge in his hand. He kills not only the murderers of his family but the attorney who involved in this incident as well. 

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

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4. Battle Royale

A Japanese version of The Hunger Games but much intense, much violent that it. The Japanese government captured the 9th-grade students and force them to kill each other for the game called Battle Royale. 

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

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5. Stalingrad

A war film based on the WW-2nd’s most famous battle “Stalingrad”. A group of Russian soldiers take cover at the bombed-out building and continue to fight Germans to take control of Stalingrad.

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

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6. Enemy At the Gates

One of the finest film on snipers. At the WW-II a Russian sniper, Vasily Zaytsev, kills Germans one by one during the battle of Stalingrad.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

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7. Edge of Tomorrow

Fight, Die, Repeat, should be the motto of the movie. Tom Cruise’s action-packed sci-fi movie feels like a video game where you die and the game begins from the last checkpoint. After half a decade of its release, this movie is still not known to many.

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

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8. Sicario

When it comes to under-rated movies, Sicario should be in “Top 10 Under-rated Movies” list. The word Sicario comes from the zealots of Jerusalem. In Mexico, Sicario means Hitman. This is a well made political thriller film on the drug war. Emily Blunt’s performance was great.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10  

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9. The Guest

A tense, action-packed movie The Guest is a story of a man who showed up to the family of a dead soldier and claimed to be his friend. For the rest of the story, watch the film. 

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10   

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10. Along With The Gods

A Korean movie, not much popular outside Korea but is one of the best action-adventure films. The film was presented in two parts: The Two Worlds released in 2017 and The Last 49 Days released in 2018. Story of an afterlife where grim reapers try to defend an ordinary firefighter through the 7 trials.

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

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11. The Boondock Saints

What is the best way to clean the city from criminals? Just kill them all in the name of GOD. The Boondock Saints is all about that. Two Catholic brothers wiped out the entire Boston’s criminal underworld in the name of god.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10     

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12 Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

A historical action-adventure 3D animation film in English and Arabic language. Story of Bilal, whose parents were killed and his sister was taken to the land of injustice and greed. Sounds a common story, right? The story is common but it is the presentation that made this film stand out.

IMDb Rating: 8/10

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Here are some honorable mentions: 

Let me know which movie you watched and which one you are going to watch. 

Footnote: Most of these movies have extreme violence and bad language which is not suitable for children. But if you want to watch some movies with your children, here’s the list.

Have Fun!!!

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