15 Most Mindlessly Entertaining Action Movies Ever

It's not a question of preference...rather which will you watch first?

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Buena Vista

Sometimes you don't need award winning acting, you just want to be entertained and have fun. No guilt, no stress, no judgement. Every once in a while you just need to turn your brain off and enjoy some action and explosions.

Action movies are appealing to every generation. Adults can enjoy the violence, gore, and mature themes while kids can get in on more toned down and innocent stuff. Whether its fantasy, sci-fi, or more realistic, everyone can find something to like in car chases, gun play, demolition, and martial arts choreography.

Big budget? A-list cast? Major director? ...Who cares?!? is your movie fun? That's all we're talking about today. These are 15 of the most fun and entertaining action movies of all time (no over-thinking it!). If you don't see your favorite movie listed, don't worry...just means it was too smart for this list!

15. The Expendables

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Required Action Hero Line: "We are the shadows and the smoke, we rise. We are the ghosts that hide in the night."

This 2010 flick may have come about 20 years too late, but it was still amazing to see Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis all together for the first time without going to a Planet Hollywood restaurant.

Spawning two sequels (at least?), The Expendables brought together an ensemble of big action star types. Mixing together aged stars such as Dolph Lundgren and Jet Li with fresher faces like Jason Statham and Terry Crews, Stallone was able to direct a cast who's careers spread across multiple decades.

Now grab the popcorn and watch them blow stuff up!

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