"Johnny Utah, FBI." When you need the day saved, you turn to Keanu Reeves. Or Harrison Ford's Jack Ryan. Or RoboCop. All three are on Hulu right now to satisfy your action-movie needs. Here's what you should watch.
'Point Break' (1991)
Keanu Reeves is special agent Johnny Utah in this near-perfect '90s action film about bank-robbing surfers. Vaya con dios!
'The Terminator' (1984)
A killer cyborg and a time-traveling human battle for the future of humanity in this James Cameron action classic.
A slain policeman (Paul Weller) becomes the ultimate robotic cop in Paul Verhoeven's brilliant (and insanely bloody) satire.
'Patriot Games' (1992)
In his first outing as Jack Ryan, Harrison Ford foils an attempt on the British Royal Family and earns the undying enmity of Irish terrorist Sean Bean, who's so damn good at being bad.
'Escape From New York' (1981)
Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell at his most badass) has 22 hours to rescue the President from the hellhole that is now New York. (In the futuristic year of 1988!) One of our favorite John Carpenter films.
'13 Assassins' (2010)
From director Takashi Miike ("Audition," "Ichi the Killer") comes this action-packed, samurai spectacular. It centers on 13 assassins (duh) that embark on a bloody -- and surprisingly emotional -- suicide mission. Dig that 45-minute battle scene!
'Ong Bak' (2003)
The movie that brought Muay Thai to international audiences and introduced us to the stunning action phenom that is Tony Jaa. Followed by two sequels.
'The Villainess' (2017)
A kick-ass Korean action movie that also got a standing ovation at Cannes? Yes! The fight choreography is absolutely insane.
When your movie's premise is "there can be only one," then, of course, there are nonstop battles to the death. Peak '80s swordplay action.
'Young Guns' (1988)
Emilio Estevez is Billy the Kid in this "Brat Pack western," which is actually the most historically accurate movie about the outlaw. Who knew? Followed by (of course), "Young Guns II."