Best Action Movies Ever

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The Top Ten

1
Die Hard
Die Hard is the quintessential action film. You have a character than was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A band of terrorists hell bent on chaos. Great supporting roles and a wonderful villain in Hans. And lets not forget the humor in John Mclane as he tries to make light of the dark situation around him.

Die Hard is the movie that all other action films are judged upon. Enough said.
Die hard 1st, matrix 2nd... Finally a list that makes sence
It is a pretty good movie, the coolest guy in the movie, is: the limo driver. He just kick-as
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2The Matrix
What a great begining and what a great end. We all don't like movies where the hero dies, but this one takes the cake. And all that moves. Yummy. You got to love this movies. Action, romance great story line all in one.
Oh this movie is great. This must be in the top ten list of best films... It is mind blowing and its story is too good to be true.. Its action romance freedom... Wow
Yea, no that's my stuff! I reckon its the greatest movie in the last few decades, it's got a super-revolutionary idea, it just blew me away. Plus it has the ever-amazing Keanu Reeves :P The whole series rocks... All for Zion!

JesusOfSuburbia07

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3Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Awesome action. In '91, this was the top of its class visual effects. I still think it is one of the greats.

heather

U talk about anything you know about movies... Including action ofcourse as the very movie belong to the Genre. Other than the movie you've nothing in ur mind. Try and watch the collector's edtion. I will recommend TROY, Behind Enemey Lines, True Lies, Braveheart, and Scarface right after T2 in "the best action movies ever" category. Watch the next 3 Films along with the T2. You need to see these before you Die! Terminator II is not a movie. Its a BOMB.

redgedawson

Car chases, truck crashes, gunfights, explosions, helicopter chases, motorbike stunts, a lot of broken windows, a nuclear explosion, thousands of bullets fired, mental hospital escape, warehouse break in, Arnold Schwarzenegger, bad language, tons of special effects and a minigun! One of the greatest films I've ever seen.
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4The Dark Knight
Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.

BKAllmighty

Because the joker is a very unique character, a criminal genius capable of making batman hassles. The plot is also difficult to guess and advanced equipment in the Batman of course.
This movie is the greatest movie of all time! Action movies are rising stock now in the movie industry! And this is a fine example!
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5Gladiator
If I make a list about good movies, this is always going to be on the top. Deal.

heather

Freakin awesome choice!It's the best by far
Can't go wrong with Ridley Scott

Solidamas

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The best War Movie of ALL TIME, It made my blood boil with excitement!
More teachable movie and I think you also need to vote this movie and there are it show how we do the struggle win our life so this is my favorite movie in Hollywood. And if you wanna get something the yous also need to watch this movie. Because this is story of 300 soldier over 3000000 soldier of other side
300 is the best cause of of all the gore and but shame Sparta didn't win

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7Jurassic Park
These movies have just always fascinated me. I mean, its the kind of movie that can make you jump, without fully scaring the living daylights out of you. Its a movie you can take the whole family to see, that will be just as enjoyable for the kids as it is for the adults. And no matter what anyone think, that kind of movie is just hard to find these days. And I for one, am glad we have them,
I started watching this movie when I was 4... and I still watch it today! just an amazing movie

decorulez97

After all these years, this movie still holds up as a top-notch film. It's got all the makings of an exciting action film including groundbreaking special effects, but also manages to have a lot of heart and emotion, which many action movies forget.
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8Aliens
I think this should be number one! Action? Horror? Drama (kind of)? Social message (kind of)? This has literally everything!
Just as good as the first one! But with a little more action, with a very good story behind it all, one of my favorite one's
The aliens have freaking little mouths in their big ones

Smithy6

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9Star Wars
Star Wars practically buries all other action movies because 1. It is a classic trilogy of films that really strike your action loving self. 2. The action in the trilogy is amazing, no doubt. Go Star Wars!

Godisawesome1

Movies you can watch more then once a year

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FLIPPIN LAZER SWORD everyone has sword fought at least once
Really is a classic, the action and dialogue is so good in this movie, Harrison Ford is a crack up and so is Chewie!
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10Troy
The choreography of the fights in this movie are top-notch, incredibly unique, and eye catching.

heather

This is a great movie according to me. Because it shows the power of a man. Even he is the only person who lives for himself and his group. Mostly I like the attitude of the Achilles. That's really great
I'm surprised no one else has voted for this movie masterpiece I mean sure it has 1 or 2 sex scenes but I just fast forward this movie is a heck of a lot better than die hard, terminator 2 but not the matrix! :D ;D peace out!
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The Contenders

11The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King
Seriously? 15th? The Lord of the Rings trilogy, especially The Return of the King, is literally flawless. Everything about it is amazing: its plot, storytelling, acting, music, sets, etc. Though it is a fantasy, the story feels very realistic and the emotional struggles that the characters go through are things that we have to deal with in our own lives. But most importantly, The Lord of the Rings has a depth that most action movies don't have at all.

Kingisla11

An outrage this is simply.

12The Bourne Ultimatum
To me, this is the best action movie ever, "Salt" will also be on my hit 10 list. "Taken" will take the second place.
this such a fast paced action with brillant and superlogical action scenes... what the hell this deserves to be No1

Shynash21

This makes its predecessors look like a really bad dream!
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13Equilibrium
The action in this movie is out of this world! Its unique, and fast, and so, captivating. Not a real commonly heard-of movie, but I recommend if you haven't seen if, take the time, spend the money, its worth it!

heather

amazing action at its best, the story is gripping the action and effects are awesome what more do you want?
The absolute best action in a movie ever. The shooting scenes are all to grand and the melee doesn't slack either.

juriah

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14Saving Private Ryan
The greatest war movie of all time, besides LOTR, The beginning and the ending is a very emotional ride! There is action all the time in this movie and it is GOREY! Respect for those soldiers who lost their lives during the most brutal conflict in history World War II

robertoantonioortuso

I love this movie the story line is amazing and the action never stops also the weaponary is so cool Best Movie Ever
this could go for one of the best movies period but this black hawk down and fight club are genus movies

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15Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark should be, without question, #1. The fact that I even have to say that is a disgrace. I am not trying to putting down brilliant movies like Die Hard, Terminator 2, or The Dark Knight, but they still don't hold a candle to the true greatest action movie of all time. Also, putting Transformers, Troy, The One, 300, and Equilibrium ahead of this movies proves that this list is a complete joke.

BKAllmighty

This is the best movie of all time. the direction is awesome and steven spielberg always comes out brilliantly planned story
This film defined the modern action film. It features easily Harrison Ford's best role, with all due respect to Han Solo, and the humor is pitch-perfect.

montreal45

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16The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers
The greatest movie ever made! The acting is done excellently, and the effects are even better! You Can't beat the lord of the rings trilogy at anything!
The Lord of the Rings are the greatest trilogy of all time! Nobody will come close to this beautifully done movie!
Legolas has some great arrow and bow action, the best ever in history!
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17The Terminator
How is the terminator so low on this list? The terminator to this day still scares the crap out of me. a robot sent back in time to the 80s to kill the mother of the leader of the resistance with arnold as the robot how is that not a kick ass movie? In my opinion that's how the end of the world is coming, we build robots to protect us and they end up killing us.
Y d hell is dis in d 14 place it should be in the top 5

18Fight Club
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are amazing action stars! And this movie is a fine example of how amazing they are at performing!
how is this not 1 its amazing if you haven't seen it yet... GO SEE IT

arsenal193

I am yet to see a better made movie! Its but a joke that Fight Club doesn't feature in Top 10!
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19The Dark Knight Rises
This was a genius movie with an amazing plot, great suspense, and it made me really empathize with the protagonist. Christopher Nolan is a very special director, and I think this is his best film.

Kingisla11

The best explostives movie Ever and the most Shocking Ending ever I thought BatMan was Dead But bruce wayan that movie was Tricky.

20Rambo
Rambo is the greatest action movie of all time, look at all the ARE rated. Gorey and thrilling, little kids even get killed in this MOVIE. This movie is based upon NOTHING BUT ACTION. In my opinion it has to be in the top ten action movies of all time, to top everything off!
Rambo is the best action movie I have ever watched. Lots of blood and guts, excellent acting on the part of Stallone and altogether a brilliant movie. This list is called "best action movies ever". Rambo is pure action. Need I say more?
Full of ARE Rated action. Unbelievable gore and Rambo's most violent movie ever (not to mention Sylvester Stallone) It is stunning what they do in this movie because
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21Predator
While Arnold's classic hunt-or-be-hunted showdown with the extra-terrestrial gladiator is relatively short on story, it's filled with some great one liners, an excellent setting, and some truly mystical scenes. A favorite is the moment when the Predator standing on a high-up tree branch swing the extracted spine of one of its victims while uttering a glorious hunter's roar.

montreal45

the effects of the movie are amazing.the manliest movie ever made. arnold rules
Awesome! An invisible alien killing machine fighting Arlold Shwazenegger! And i swear one of the commando guys is Rambo!
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22The One
Jet lee is really looking just superb in this movie. And the action sequences of this movie really makes me crazy about it.
Jet Li is the most underrated actor of all time! and this movie follows!
the best action movie ever. Its just pact with loads of great fights
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23Transformers
What! Transformer should e in top tens...! Bets movie by michael bay and the best action movie ever released. There are many amazing fights in this movie and one thing special is the theme song is what I've done by linkin park which exactly matched to it. Finnaally transformers rocks! And linkin park forever!...
Awesome movie.. The graphics are cool
BUMBLEBEE! OPTIMUS PRIME! MEGATRON! BARRICADE!

LOVE THIS MOVIE! THNK YOU MICHAEL BAY!
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24The Avengers
This movie was amazing in that it managed to capture the essence of most of the actual avengers with the exception of a few.
Avengers! Assemble!
This movie is the best film ever!
It's impossible not to like Hulk, Iron Man, Captain, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow

sagat2010

That last half hour or more of non stop action... What more can you ask for
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25The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

26Live Free or Die Hard
Action means car chase, explotion, loud noise and of course some kick ass!

This movie provides all, I love this movie a lot, I watched it for many2 times.. I like all Die hard series too, and Matrix was even nice, but you all choose Gladiator for 1st?
I bet many Chicks are here, eh?

IF YOU ARE A GUY, YOU'LL KNOW WHAT TO CHOOSE! :P

mesh13


27The Expendables 2
Why in rank 20? This movie is perfect, cool, and at least top 5
With Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, and of course CHUCK NORRIS!. This movie sequels just great too. And the next movie with Nicholas Cage, Wesley Snipes, and maybe Steven Seagal and Mel Gibson too!. The fight action in this movie just great too, Sly Vs Van Damme, Jason Statham Vs Scott Adkins, and just great to see Chuck Norris with his king cobra jokes!
The expendables is the best film in the univers (bandit)

28Boondock Saints

BLOODY AWESOME FILM one of my favorites kicks ass probs because I'm part irish and they just shoot up everyone


29The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

30The Expendables
One of the most action packed movies ever!

sansiddh


31Serenity
Good movie, loved this and firefly. Wish there was more.

32Enter the Dragon
Bruce Lee at his prime and some brilliant fight sequences make this film a must-watch. A cult classic!
To try and put any movie ahead of ENTER THE DRAGON is almost like saying TotalLY LUDICROUS
"It is like a finger pointing the way to the moon, don't concertrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory"
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33Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
This movie is surprisingly good, and is one of the most underrated movies of all time, and has some great action in it!
This movie is so unbelievably good and deserves to be in the top 12! it has a lot of good fighting scenes!
Jackie Chan is the greatest martial artist and action movie star in the world! The greatest action movie and deserves to be in the top ten!
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34The Rock
Great story great cast. Fantastic soundtrack. A bit of humor as well all the ingredients for a brilliant film
Nick cage and sean connery amazing

35Fifth Element

I agree, this is my favourite movie EVER. GET IT!! NOW!!

I agree, this is my favourite movie EVER. GET IT! NOW!

How the hell can this not be on here


36Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
This movie is very underrated. Everyone hates the Star Wars prequels, but this one was a marvelous masterpiece. The characters' emotional conflicts are portrayed brilliantly.

Kingisla11


37Commando
Arnold rocks and proves that he can do it much better than Stallone in Rambo series!
My favoritest movie ever

MikeyD11

IT HAS SO MUCH ACTION AND TAKING DOWN ARMIES. THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1.

38The Departed
It's a great action movie..

39Seven Samurai
Japan has made some amazing movies and this is a fine example of how they make fine movies! Seven Samurai is without a doubt the most action-filled movie of all time! And this is saying something for a film made in 1957! Listen to me when I say, a must watch for any action film fans!
How is this not in the top ten? This movie goes way, WAY beyond a normal action movie, with incredible characters and plot development... Not only is this the greatest action movie, this is one of the greatest movies EVER!
Seven Samurai has been, by many critics the greatest film of all time! The action in this is so good, even though it was made 50 or so years ago, which makes it hard to believe, but that's where you have to watch, PLEASE DO SO!
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40Mission Impossible
I was searching for MI right on top...

41Face/Off

42Fast Five

that film is the best of recent times.. really a nice movies fully action packed film deserves to be one of the best


43Braveheart
Great movie it is heart touching mel gibson done a excellant job in this movie

44Resident Evil: Afterlife

45Mortal Kombat

46Captain America: The Winter Soldier

47Ben-Hur
It's an oldie, but man is it a goodie! This movie is a classic.

heather

Old is Gold, No one can make this kind of movie, Particularly that Race, No words to describe

48Resident Evil: Extinction

Great movie but second one is better. Should be in top10 anyway


49U.S. Seals II
If you c zis movie you can't place it out of 10

50Lethal Weapon

Regardless of how you feel about Mel Gibson, his role as the suicidal cop Martin Riggs is spectacular in what most would call the best buddy cop movie of all time. Danny Glover also pulls his weight with some excellent, quotable lines, and the two mesh perfectly to form an unforgettable dynamic.

montreal45


51Ong Bak
Tony Jaa is simply an comparable and upcoming actor... he is a perfect mua thigh fighter who don't need too much of a computer work... anyone can wait a year for his new release
Tony Jaa does what others can only pretend to do, with wires and special effects.

He's jaw-dropping.
Amazing film! Tony Jaa is legendary and because of his performance in the film, this deserves to be waaay up on the ladder. It may not be a typical American action film but it sure beats most, if not all of them for sure.
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52Desperado

53True Romance

54District B13

You just can't look away 'til the credits roll!


55Resident Evil: Retribution

56The Crow

The Crow is Brandon Lee's best movie ever, He is truly Bruce Lee's son, Pity he had to die in the making of this movie. Sadly missed


57Iron Man 3
How can you not like this film?

58X-Men

59Spider-Man
Sorry but Die hard isn't the best action movie ever. This is!
I love Spiderman!

60Alien vs. Predator

61Resident Evil: Apocalypse

62The Forbidden Kingdom
This movies is the best of kungu fu and matilrats movies, And jet li is very powar full actor in chinna am very big fan.

63Demolition Man

64Speed
Easily Keanu Reeves best acting role (which is unfortunately still a bit cheesy and amateurish), Speed delivers one of the most intense thrillers ever contructed. Every exchange of words is filled with an appropriate amount of tension, and the film's villain Howard Payne rivals Die Hards Hans Gruber as the most diabolical terrorist in the action movie genre.

montreal45

Great classic action movie that helped define an era. Sure, Keanu didn't quite have the acting chops but Hopper and Bullock made up for that with the appeal and power of their performances. This defined the 90s action movie. I wish they still made action movies like this.
What I love about speed is the fact that every character is likeable and it's a movie that everyone can love. All of the action it has and my 60 year old mother loves it as much as I do!
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65Black Hawk Down
This real-life movie is full of great war action.

heather


66Top Gun
This is the best movie
Please vote it

67Resident Evil

68Wanted

69Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Hands down the best of the Star Wars movies.
How is this down here?!?!?!

70Behind Enemy Lines

71Batman Begins

72Casino Royale
Damn! The best bond movie after skyfall is casino royale and what the hell is it doing at 26th... And it is better than die hard 1! Daniel craig is the best the action world has got... And casino royale deserves to be in the top 5!
Raw Brut action, well made. Looks too good, however might not go with overall bond movies but still qualifies to be a superb action movie. The chase sequence is priceless
Ohh, Come on! Casino Royale is one of the finest action movies ever made. Pure style and class... How is it so low on the list? Please vote

73The Bourne Identity

74Man on Fire

75The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Epic with fights every five seconds

76Transporter 3

77Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

78Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

79Platoon

80Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
I found myself wondering, "what are we going to do" while I was watching this movie. Then I remembered, it was just a movie, but the action in this movie is INtense.

heather


81Transformers: Dark of the Moon

82Taken
This is one of the great action movie ever! I can't believe it wasn't mentioned in this list before.
What is this not doing near the top?! 2009 action movie of the year!

83The Tournament
Criminally underrated and overlooked film! Amazing fight scenes - real non-stop Action Blockbuster. Kelly Hu, Robert Carlyleand Ian Somerhalder were impressive

AtlasUniverse


84The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

85Spider-Man 3
I hate this film!

86Real Steel
"This is a nice film. Fighting between robots was really fantastic

87Con Air
Great action, great actors and great one liners
Amazing cast, amazing sets, amazing story.

Truly an amazing movie.
This movie deserves to be at least in the top 20... one of nicholas cages finest... excellent plot...
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88Underworld

89Born To Fight

90Scarface
This is my top movie ever..

91Fast & Furious 6
Paul walker killed it

92For Your Eyes Only

93Bad Boys II
Was no body paying attention during Hot Fuzz?

Tbog009


94The Long Kiss Goodnight

95X-Men Origins: Wolverine

96The Replacement Killers

97First Blood
The complete series is awesome no movie can compete with the series.

98Quantum of Solace

99Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

100Salt

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