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11 Awesome 90s Action Movies You Totally Forgot About

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The 90s were full of classic movies (as well as some pretty terrible ones), but it seems like more and more people are starting to forget some of the best that the decade had to offer. In particular, these 11 movies are completely awesome and worth your time.

Ronin (1998)

Featuring one of the best car chases of all time, this action flick also has a stellar cast, featuring not only Robert de Niro, but Jean Reno, Sean Bean, and Stellan Skarsgard, among others.

Léon: The Professional (1994)

The film Luc Besson did to kill time while waiting for Bruce Willis to be ready for The Fifth Element, Jean Reno and a 12-year-old Natalie Portman take on an absolutely manic Gary Oldman in this stellar movie about a hitman who learns to care about life.

Demolition Man (1993)

One of Stallone's cheesiest but most awesome movies pits him against Wesley Snipes in a sanitized future where the biggest hits are commercial jingles and every restaurant is Taco Bell. Great stuff.

Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995)

Often overshadowed by the stellar original (and the just kind of okay sequel), the third Die Hard film is one of the best in the franchise, thanks to the awesome pairing of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

Timecop (1994)

Featuring the Muscles from Brussels at his peak, this movie taking place in the distant year 2004 has Van Damme traveling through time to stop terrorists.

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Air Force One (1997)

Harrison Ford is the President of the United States and has to fight off Russian insurgents lead by Gary Oldman while stuck on a plane. It's completely awesome.

Darkman (1990)

After Evil Dead but before Spider-Man, Sam Raimi directed this awesome movie about a face-changing avenger played by Liam Neeson. It still holds up really well!

True Lies (1994)

One of James Cameron's less well-known movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger struggles to manage his life as a spy along with his family life in this excellent and often funny action movie.

Hard-Boiled (1992)

The film that put director John Woo on the map, Hard Boiled is practically a ballet of bullets, and the results are completely awesome.

Rumble In The Bronx (1995)

One of Jackie Chan's earliest Hollywood roles after making it huge in China, Rumble In The Bronx is non-stop fights and laughs from start to finish.

Desperado (1995)

Before Robert Rodriguez was making movies for his kids, he directed this badass followup to his original indie hit El Mariachi. The sequel had more guns, more explosions, and Antonio Banderas in one of the most effortlessly cool roles of his career

What was your favorite movie from the 90s people don't seem to remember? Let us know in the comments!