Underrated: Action

I thought it would be useful to pool the Letterboxd community's extensive film knowledge to create a series of lists highlighting underrated movies in various genres.

Starting with Action, and continuing each week until we finish with Westerns, lets shine a light on the forgotten, unloved or rarely seen gems.

'Underrated' can mean many different things to different people, it could be a film that was poorly received or one that is regarded but only watched by a small audience, maybe even just a guilty pleasure. I'll leave it up to you to decide if you think your choices fit.

I've added a few of my own to kick things off but this is very much a collaborative list so get nominating!

Action
Adventure
Animation
Biography
Comedy
Crime
Documentary
Drama
Fantasy
Film-Noir
History
Horror
Musical
Romance
Sci-Fi
Sport
Thriller
War
Western

  • The Hidden
  • Nighthawks
  • Stone Cold
  • Samurai Fiction
  • Goyokin
  • Streets of Fire
  • The Hunted
  • Slaughter
  • Ricochet
  • The Way of the Gun
  • The Challenge
  • Drive
  • Dredd
  • The Naked Prey
  • High Risk
  • Taxi
  • Shoot 'Em Up
  • Running Scared
  • Freebie and the Bean
  • The Seven-Ups
  • The Dogs of War
  • Who Dares Wins
  • Hudson Hawk
  • The Hard Way
  • The 51st State
  • Alien Nation
  • Charley Varrick
  • Danger: Diabolik
  • The Driver
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • District 13: Ultimatum
  • District B13
  • Running Scared
  • The Train
  • Sorcerer
  • Cobra
  • Coogan's Bluff
  • The Inglorious Bastards
  • Pray For Death
  • Amsterdamned
  • Rapid Fire
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo
  • The 6th Day
  • Runaway Train
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • The Yakuza
  • Uncommon Valor
  • Marked for Death
  • Renegades
  • Gunmen
  • Give 'em Hell, Malone
  • No Escape
  • Money Talks
  • Action Jackson
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Trespass
  • Judgment Night
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
  • Sudden Death
  • Extreme Prejudice
  • Narrow Margin
  • Runaway
  • U.S. Marshals
  • Wedlock
  • Another 48 Hrs.
  • Daredevil
  • Dust Up
  • Surviving the Game
  • Mean Guns
  • Enemy Territory
  • Rage of Honor
  • Shoot to Kill
  • Future Force
  • Megaforce
  • The Wild Geese
  • Tiger on the Beat
  • Taken 2
  • Dead Man Running
  • The Shadow
  • Darkman
  • Red Dawn
  • The Blood of Heroes
  • Mr. Majestyk
  • Magnum Force
  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
  • Last Action Hero
  • The Punisher
  • The Punisher
  • Punisher: War Zone
  • Knight and Day
  • Miami Vice
  • Hulk
  • Dark Angel
  • Death Sentence
  • Eega
  • Game of Death II
  • The One
  • 16 Blocks
  • Kiss of Death
  • Nicotina