Action Movies 1980 - 1989
The 1980s was THE decade for the Action genre. Big names in big movies was the name of the game. Female stars were almost non-existent as actors like Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy, Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis became box office staple. The enduring James Bond franchise went through a generational change, as Roger Moore made way for a new, grittier Bond in Timothy Dalton. Stallone swapped Rocky for Rambo, as franchise movies became the bread and butter for all the major Hollywood studios.