The 1990s saw the rise of the everyman action hero, and a shift in the direction of the genre as a whole. Whereas 80s action cinema was defined by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone's brand of huge biceps and droll one-liners (not to mention the dozens of poor imitators that followed in their wake), things were definitely changing by the end of the decade even though the future Expendables remained popular at the box office. The success of films such as Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon and of course Die Hard showed that audiences were more than willing to accept action heroes that were human; flawed, relatable and most importantly, vulnerable. By the early 1990s the 'one man army' action movies that had populated the previous decade were on the wane, replaced by believable central characters in unbelievable situations. The increasing trend of the 'high-concept' blockbuster and massive advancements in digital technology hugely diversified action cinema throughout the 1990s, and this article will count down ten of the best the decade had to offer.