Take one look at the top-grossing films of the last few decades and action films are clear winners each and every single time. And with good reason! Action films have gone from strength to strength thanks to modern cinematic technology and effects that we’ve grown to know and love.

Yet some movies stand the test of time thanks to their engaging plot, riveting character development, and unique themes that thrill audiences well beyond their opening nights. After thinking it through, we’ve narrowed down a list of 5 action films that deserve a re-watch this summer.

Our list features the journey of a fearless warrior in Roman times all the way to a policeman keen on punishing the bad guys in a futuristic, crime-ridden Detroit. And once you re-watch our recommendations, you could try your luck on the slots based on each of these iconic movies for even more action!