Italian action films from the 1980s

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1. Thunder (1983)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A native American named Thunder returns home only to find that his ancestral burial ground is being destroyed by construction workers. He tries to put a stop to it, but the law is not only ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Bo Svenson, Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Valeria Ross

Votes: 411

2. Escape from the Bronx (1983)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A rag-tag group of people must fight extermination squads amid their ruined city.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Henry Silva, Valeria D'Obici, Giancarlo Prete

Votes: 2,042 | Gross: $1.41M

3. Blastfighter (1984)

Unrated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former policeman sets out to unleash violent vengeance upon deer poachers when they rape and kill his long lost daughter.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentina Forte, George Eastman, Stefano Mingardo

Votes: 1,023

4. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,625

5. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 2,726

6. Hands of Steel (1986)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, Claudio Cassinelli, George Eastman

Votes: 2,000

7. La via della droga (1989)

86 min | Action

Protected by his band of mercenaries, Bolivia's toughest drug dealer rules by terror and torture. Fear of the deadly consequences make his extradition to the US impossible but the ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Milton Rodríguez, Chuck Bishop, Philip Wagner

Votes: 54

8. Double Target (1987)

102 min | Action, Adventure, War

After several American and British military personnel are killed in suicide attacks throughout southeast Asia, the U.S. begins to suspect a plot by the Vietnam government. To uncover the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Donald Pleasence, Bo Svenson, Kristine Erlandson

Votes: 192

9. Strike Commando (1987)

R | 104 min | Action, War, Adventure

While operating behind enemy lines, Sergeant Mike Ransom learns of a Russian presence in North Vietnam. Ordered to obtain proof of this discovery, Ransom returns to enemy territory but is ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Reb Brown, Christopher Connelly, Louise Kamsteeg, Luciano Pigozzi

Votes: 608

10. Strike Commando 2 (1988)

95 min | Action, Adventure, War

Vic Jenkins, is captured by terrorists demanding ten million dollars worth of diamonds. Michael, reluctantly aided by local tough-girl Rosanna, is dispatched by the C.I.A. to recapture Jenkins, and put a stop to his smuggling captors.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Brent Huff, Mary Stavin, Richard Harris, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua

Votes: 157

11. Afganistan - The last war bus (L'ultimo bus di guerra) (1989)

90 min | Action, War

A group of soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Their only hope for survival is to board a specially-designed bus.

Director: Pierluigi Ciriaci | Stars: Mark Gregory, John Vernon, Savina Gersak, Mario Novelli

Votes: 111

12. War Bus (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, War

A group of soldiers in Vietnam, saving some missing in action soldiers in a schoolbus.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Daniel Stephen, Romano Kristoff, Urs Althaus, Gwendolyn Hung

Votes: 197

13. Thunder II (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama

Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Karen Reel, Bo Svenson

Votes: 190

14. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988)

84 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Terrorists are making genetic experiments on kidnapped girls. Professor Larson, dreams of creating a master race to rule the world. Scientific organizations in Asia and Europe hire a group of mercenaries who are tasked to kill them.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Mark Gregory, Romano Kristoff, Jinny Rockers

Votes: 75

15. Thunder III (1988)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Pacifist Native American warrior, Thunder, takes on a racist militia in Las Cruces, New Mexico, after they refuse to pay $53.000 in damages for attacking and abusing him and his people and destroying their property.

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Mark Gregory, John Phillip Law, Horst Schön, Werner Pochath

Votes: 137

16. Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (1983)

98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Al Cliver, Laura Gemser, George Eastman, Dino Conti

Votes: 800

17. Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)

R | 91 min | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

Two mercenaries help wandering caravans fight off an evil and aimless band of white-clad bikers after the nuclear holocaust.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Giancarlo Prete, Fred Williamson, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,252

18. Delta Force Commando (1988)

R | 89 min | Action

Latin American revolutionaries invade a military base on Puerto Rico, and steal a nuclear bomb, killing a pregnant woman in the process. Captain Beck (Fred Williamson) is assigned to track ... See full summary »

Director: Pierluigi Ciriaci | Stars: Brett Baxter Clark, Fred Williamson, Mark Gregory, Bo Svenson

Votes: 298

19. Cobra nero (1987)

R | 85 min | Action

A lone cop struggles to protect a female photographer from a gang of psychopathic bikers.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Fred Williamson, Eva Grimaldi, Bruno Bilotta, Maurice Poli

Votes: 543

20. The Black Cobra 2 (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Chicago cop Robert Malone (Fred Williamson) finds himself in The Philippines, ostensibly to learn the techniques of Interpol. Before he exits the Manila airport, his wallet is stolen by a ... See full summary »

Director: Edoardo Margheriti | Stars: Fred Williamson, Nicholas Hammond, Emma Hoagland, Najid Jadali

Votes: 309

21. Deadly Impact (1984)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Action film star Fred Williamson teams with Bo Svenson in this thrill-packed crime drama.

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Bo Svenson, Fred Williamson, Marcia Clingan, Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Votes: 145

22. Warrior of the Lost World (1983)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A nomad mercenary on a high-tech motorcycle helps bring about the downfall of the evil Orwellian government, the Omega.

Director: David Worth | Stars: Robert Ginty, Persis Khambatta, Donald Pleasence, Fred Williamson

Votes: 2,375

23. 2020 Texas Gladiators (1983)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic Texas, a band of warriors fight against a fascist regime that is trying to take control of all surviving population.

Directors: Joe D'Amato, George Eastman | Stars: Al Cliver, Harrison Muller, Daniel Stephen, Peter Hooten

Votes: 540

24. The Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In the year 3000, the Earth has turned into a desert after nuclear war. A group of survivors runs out of water, so they need to search for the valuable water, but it will not be easy because other group also wants to get it at any cost.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Robert Iannucci, Alicia Moro, Luciano Pigozzi, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 874

25. The Lone Runner (1986)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Summerking's daughter has been kidnapped, and the legendary hero of the desert comes to her rescue as he did when she was young. The Lone Runner proves to be an unstoppable hero with ... See full summary »

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Savina Gersak, Donald Hodson, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 137

26. Hell's Heroes (1987)

92 min | War

Disgruntled Sgt. Darkin has to protect a senator who's visiting a Vietnam village. Senator gets assassinated by the Vietcong, and Darkin gets arrested for AWOL. When the Vietcong attacks the base, he and others escape. Now what?

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Fred Williamson, Scott Green, Gabriele Gori

Votes: 103

27. Just a Damned Soldier (1988)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Far East. A commando led by the mercenary Ernst, a veteran of Vietnam, assaults a gold refinery to steal a load of raw nuggets belonging to an old comrade of Ernst.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Peter Hooten, Mark Gregory, Romano Kristoff, Stelio Candelli

Votes: 114

28. Hammerhead (1987)

90 min | Action

A detective's hunt for the man who murdered his friend takes him to the Caribbean, where he finds himself enmeshed in a web of corruption and murder.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Daniel Greene, Melonee Rodgers, Jorge Gil, Donna Rosea

Votes: 80

29. Striker (1988)

90 min | Action, Drama

John Slade is hired to rescue a journalist named Frank Morris from a Sandanista prison in Nicaragua. He teams with Marta, a local woman, to carry out this mission, but then he's captured, ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Melonee Rodgers, John Steiner, Werner Pochath

Votes: 133

30. The Opponent (1988)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

In order to prove himself to his girlfriend's father, a young man takes up boxing professionally. The father becomes his trainer and a sleazy promoter gets interested in him, but the road to the title won't be easy.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Daniel Greene, Giuliano Gemma, Keely Shaye Brosnan, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 87



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