Every great film has a defining moment. It’s the part of the movie that will make you cheer, cry, jump out of your seat, and maybe even let out a Keanu Reeves-esque, “Whoa!”
For the action genre, that moment is particularly unique. That key segment is usually a remarkable fight, car chase, or a jaw-dropping scene that makes the movie truly memorable. Not surprisingly, the decade with some of the most amazing and high-octane action scenes was the 1990s. Action films released between 1990-1999 were truly spectacular.
Here are our picks for the 20 scenes that made some great films unforgettable and the time stamp to find their best moments. Did your favorite miss the cut or not rank as high as you’d like? Let us know in the comments below.
And after you’re finished here, make sure to check out our other movie rankings, including the best and worst Predator movies, the best zombie movies ever, and the best action movies of the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and 2010s.