The T-1000. "Face/Off" surgery. "Bullet Time."

These are just some of the many blessed things to come out of '90s action cinema. This decade had everything: From Michael Bay to John Woo, from "Speed" to "The Matrix." And explosions. Lots of glorious, fireball-y goodness.

In honor of the greatest genre in the history of human events, here are the 27 best '90s action movies ever made. How did we rank these uh-mah-zing films? Our criteria includes overall story quality, legacy, influence on the genre, level of action-ocity (that's a technical term) and, of course, editor's choice.

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