10 Must-Watch Action Movies That Crushed the Oscars

10 Must-Watch Action Movies That Crushed the Oscars
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It's not that the Academy isn't particularly fond of action genre… oh wait, no, it actually isn't.

Action movies usually keep us on the edge of our seats with big explosions, fast cars, and epic fights, but it's not often they get a nod from the Oscars because the big awards usually go to the serious, artsy films.

However, there are some action-packed movies that not only thrilled audiences around the world but also impressed the Academy members who decide on the Oscars, making it into the big leagues with nominations and even some wins (and we're not talking about just technical categories here).

These movies managed to mix all the fun and excitement of action sequences with stories and performances so good that they couldn't be ignored at award time.

It's like they found the secret recipe for making a movie that's both a blast to watch and seriously good filmmaking.

They broke the mold, proving that a movie can have heart-pounding chases and battles but also deep characters and a story that sticks with you long after the credits roll; it's a big deal because it shows that action movies can play in the same league as the most prestigious films out there.

The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles once again has been chosen as the venue for the Oscars, which will take place on Sunday, March 10. The proceedings are set to begin at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, with a pre-event show scheduled for 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. ET (3:30 to 4:00 p.m. PT). The Oscars will be televised live on ABC, featuring a global broadcast from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood to over 200 territories.