1. Total Recall - one of the best Arnie Films. A thoroughly exciting ride from beginning to end, and so good of course it got pointlessly remade.
2. Back to the Future Part III - I know it's not as good as the first one, and there are a few too many forced jokes from what I remember, but gosh darn it is fun.
3. Goodfellas - the second scariest performance from Joe Pesci this year.
1. Only Yesterday - absolutely perfect in every way. Isao Takahata's story of a young woman rediscovering her roots is one of the warmest films you will ever watch.
2. Once Upon a Time in China - Tsui Hark's first film in what would become an epic wuxia trilogy is by far the best. Stunning work from Jet Li and a highly gripping yarn.
3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day - is it the best action movie ever made? It's certainly up there with the best. Maybe even the top 5. It's also the last good Terminator film.
1. Unforgiven - unforgettable. A typically superbly directed Clint Eastwood rumination on and deconstruction of the Cowboy film.
2. Hard Boiled- the one-take shootout sequence is possibly one of the finest action scenes ever put on film. The rest isn't half bad either.
3. Alladin - RIP Robin Williams
1. Groundhog Day - I think I've watched this more times than Phil heard "I got you babe". Murray beasts it.
2. Iron Monkey - shut up, some ropey martial arts films are actually triumphs of action cinema and this is one of them. Watch it to realise why the Wachowski's hired Yuen Woo-ping
3. Jurassic Park - I mean, how could you not have it in your list?
1. The Legend of the Drunken Master - the 90s were just great for martial arts films and this is one of the best Jackie Chan films ever made. Just poetry in motion.
2. The Shawshank Redemption - Roger Deakins cinematography is an auto pick, sorry.
3. Leon - I could watch Gary Oldman chewing scenery all day.
Speed is also further evidence that the great action movie decade could well be the 90s rather than the 80s.