5 bad ‘90s action movies that you still need to watch

The 90s were all about box office action. And it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that many of the top action movies of the 90s rank among the best in the genre. But there are far more bad action movies from the ’90s than good action movies.

Instead of taking a look at the truly forgettable films of that decade, we’re highlighting five bad ’90s action movies that you still need to watch. Each of the five films below has at least one or more redeeming factors. But not every one of these movies is readily available on major streamers. So if you want to see them all you will have to rent or buy them.

Speed ​​2: Cruise Control (1997)

    Speed ​​2: Sandra Bullock and Willem Dafoe in Cruise Control.
20th century studios

Sandra Bullock has expressed regret over her return Speed ​​2: Cruise Control, which was successfully averted by Keanu Reeves, his co-star in the first film. The sequel introduces Officer Alex Shaw (Jason Patric) as Annie’s new boyfriend, replacing Reeves’ Jack Traven. The script wastes little time in introducing the new couple onto a cruise ship that is unwittingly headed toward danger.

What makes this film worth watching is Willem Dafoe’s absolutely strong acting (Inside) as John Geiger, a deranged man who seizes the remote control of the ship. No one can portray a mad villain like Dafoe. The film’s climactic stunt is also very impressive, even if the rest of the film plays out similarly. pace-Light.

Watch Speed ​​2: Cruise Control On Starz.

Double Impact (1991)

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jean-Claude Van Damme in Double Impact.
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Double the Van Damme, double the action. Maybe this was the reasoning behind it double Impact, the film which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme as twin brothers, Alex and Chad Wagner. Decades earlier, Alex and Chad’s parents were murdered by Triad assassins, and the boys were raised separately. At present, the brothers’ reunion is not a happy occasion, and they do not meet face to face.

Alex is particularly angry that Chad keeps an eye on his girlfriend Danielle Wilde (Alona Shaw). But their mentor, Frank Avery (Geoffrey Lewis), tries to hire the twins to kill Nigel Griffith (Alan Scharff), the man who ordered the death of their parents. The film is a hit similar to Van Damme’s previous action films and many of the action films that followed. Still, there’s nothing like seeing Van Damme try to create two distinct personalities for the brothers. It’s worth a watch for that alone.

Watch double Impact On max.

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Geena Davis aims her gun in The Long Kiss Goodnight.
New Line Cinema

For a bad action movie, long kiss goodnight Really very good. Critics were divided on the second attempt to make Geena Davis an action star. First Attempt, Jackfruit Island, is a ridiculous mistake on all levels. But long kiss goodnight It actually has redeeming qualities, especially because it features Davis as Samuel L. Has been paired with Jackson.

Davis plays Samantha Kane, a woman who lost her memories eight years ago. To reclaim her identity, Samantha hires private investigator Mitch Hennessy (Jackson) to help her find answers. However, none of them are prepared when they discover that Samantha was once Charlene “Charlie” Elizabeth Baltimore, a top assassin for the CIA. And now that Charlie has been found, many of his old enemies want him dead.

rent or buy long kiss goodnight On Google Play, Prime Video, YouTube and Apple TV+.

Hudson Hawk (1991)

A man and a woman are flying through the air in the Hudson Hawk.

Early in his action career, it seemed like Bruce Willis could do no wrong. And then hudson hawk Came along. Although the film is better than Willis’ long series of terrible low-budget direct-to-video films, it is far from a good film. In the film, Willis plays Eddie “Hudson Hawk” Hawkins, a recently paroled art thief who wants to take some time to himself. Unfortunately, Eddie is soon blackmailed into revisiting his life of crime.

The film’s plot is absolutely ridiculous, and it also stars Andie MacDowell as Anna Baragli, a secret Vatican operative. Check this out for an extremely terrifying evil scheme involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If you have ever watched a TV series SurnameJJ Abrams may have picked up Da Vinci’s story from this film to that series.

rent or buy hudson hawk On Google Play, Prime Video, YouTube and Apple TV+.

Passenger 57 (1992)

Wesley Snipes in Passenger 57.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Years before Blade was created, Wesley Snipes was its title character passenger 57, This was just the beginning of Hollywood’s “Die Hard in a…” phase, so this may be one of the first Die Hard knockoffs to take place on a plane. Snipes plays Chief John Cutter, an airline security specialist who happens to be on the same flight as the FBI and their captor, Charles Rane (Bruce Payne).

Raney is several steps ahead of his captors, and he plots a mid-flight hijacking with his followers, including Sabrina Ritchie (Elizabeth Hurley). It’s up to Cutter to stop Raney from escaping, even though his only ally on the plane is the flight attendant, Marty Slayton (Alex Datcher), whom he previously trained. critics vandalized passenger 57, but this was just the beginning of Snipes’ reign as an action star. If nothing else, that makes it important. Payne is also quite good as Rane, as he plays the psycho villain very well.

rent or buy passenger 57 On Google Play, Prime Video, YouTube and Apple TV+.

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