The first three books of the Honor Harrington series by David Weber have some good action scenes in them: On Basilisk Station, The Honor of the Queen, and A Short Victorious War.
What was wrong with Field of Dishonor
and Flag In Exile?
(Flag in Exile's my personal favorite...)
The character descended into Mary Sue levels of self parody.
In the vein of The Forever War and Starship Troopers you could also add Steakley's Armor
A very good example of smart action with a cinematic flare is Daniel Keyes Moran's The Longrun.
Not sure if it's in print currently. I loved the protagonist in that book. He was always one step ahead.
oops, totally forgot about that. The Long Run, Armageddon Blues, and basically anything you can find by him is great. Sadly, he quit writing scifi in favor of sports blogging, leaving his House of November mega-story unfinished...