Top 3 Niche 90s Action Movies You'll Love As a Genre Fan 

Top 3 Niche 90s Action Movies You'll Love As a Genre Fan 
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Do you miss exciting shootouts and thrilling stories? Get ready to enter the world of secret agents and brutal outlaws.

1. Nikita

Directed by Luc Besson in the early 90s, this movie tells the story of a young girl Nikita. Under the influence of drugs, she and her friends commit a daring robbery and murder.

However, the court does not send the girl to prison, but to a school for special agents. Nikita's identity is wiped clean and she becomes an assassin for hire, working on behalf of the state.

What sets the film apart from others of the time is its attention to character development and emotional depth. Nikita tries to fight against her terrible past and faces an equally repulsive present life.

2. Hard Boiled

John Woo is one of the legendary Quentin Tarantino 's favorite directors. The Chinese is known for his distinctive fight sequences and emotional storytelling.

The film focuses on the Hong Kong police as they try to take on the triads that control the illegal arms trade. A cop nicknamed Tequila decides to hunt down the criminals single-handedly and avenge his murdered partner.

Hard Boiled mixes relentless adrenaline with breathtaking gun battles. Woo's masterful direction, combined with a charismatic cast, makes for the perfect action flick.

3. Speed

An underrated movie starring Keanu Reeves as a young cop named Jack.

At one point, a vicious terrorist plants a radio-controlled bomb on a shuttle bus. The bomb will explode if the vehicle's speed drops below 50 miles per hour.

After the bus hits the highway and picks up speed, the device is activated and the vehicle itself becomes a "speed bomb," unable to stop. The main character, Jack, along with a random passenger, must find a way to save the lives of the hostages.

Speed is a master class in creating suspense with non-stop thrills that keep viewers on the edge of their seats.