The 50 Best Action Movies of All Time

18. RoboCop

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer

The darkly funny, ultra-violent tale of a murdered-cop-turned-cyborg had to be cut nearly a dozen times before earning its final "R" rating. A crime-ridden Detroit plagued by flagging industry and unemployment? Sounds like Elite Squad director Jose Padhilla's planned 2013 remake is right on time.

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