Best Action Movies Ever

Anything with action, baby. That's really good, of course.

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1Die 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

I hate this movie because bruce willis can't speak properly

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2Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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.

Awesome action. In '91, this was the top of its class visual effects. I still think it is one of the greats. - heather

Come on it's not even up for debate greatest action film ever made that holds up even today and when compared to even the recent sequels/remakes etc it blows them away to me this is so far ahead of anything else that's I'm amazed this list is even up for debate

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3The 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

Humans use more energy than they produce, making the entire plot pretty obsolete. Many 12 year olds could have told you that, like the one telling it to you now.

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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!

Best action movie of all time

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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

The best War Movie of ALL TIME, It made my blood boil with excitement!

You better be-freaking-lieve it! This movie kept me in utter fascination on the edge of my seat! I loved Every Moment of it! The action, the blood, the acting! I'm getting pumped up just thinking about it! - heather

This is one of my favorite movies of all time, but I like gladiator just a little bit more. This is my 4th favorite action movie.


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If I make a list about good movies, this is always going to be on the top. Deal. - heather

This is one of my favorite movies of all time.

A general who became a slave.

A slave who became a gladiator

A gladiator who defied an emporer.

This Is a great movie and you should watch it. Also the villain, can't think of his name right now, but the prince, is one of the evilest villains in a movie also.

Freakin awesome choice!It's the best by far

The #1 action movie of all time. No doubt about it. - amazumder

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7The 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

Does Die Hard have a giant class of the forces of good and evil in an epic war scene. No, how about the matrix, no again, Jurassic Park, No. I think you get my point.

An outrage this is simply.

I think this should be number 1 on the list.

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8Saving Private Ryan

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 - KMS0694

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

The best Action war movie of all time. The first 10 minutes is one of the greatest scenes in cinema history

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9Jurassic 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,

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.

I started watching this movie when I was 4... and I still watch it today! just an amazing movie - decorulez97

Wait that's not an action movie is an thriller

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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

You can't go past this, belongs in the top 10 in my opinion.

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The Newcomers

?Furious 7

I seriously love this kind of movies

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The Contenders

11Indiana 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 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

This is the best movie of all time. the direction is awesome and steven spielberg always comes out brilliantly planned story

From the start of this movie until the end, I was on the edge of my seat with spellbound excitement

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12Star 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

Robots that were beyond their time

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!

It's a good action movie

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13The 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!

This is the best purely action movie ever.

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14The 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.

15The 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.

I've seen less terrifying horror movies.


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

Awesome! An invisible alien killing machine fighting Arlold Shwazenegger! And i swear one of the commando guys is Rambo!

the effects of the movie are amazing.the manliest movie ever made. arnold rules

A great movie with great effects for when it was made

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17The 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!

For a movie in the action category, how can you beat this one? The final battle in Helms Deep is unquestionably the greatest action scene of all time (and a long one too, but it doesn't get boring)!

The Two Towers is the greatest movie of all time! And it should be up there with Equilibrium and Aliens, it is better than Aliens!

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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

This movie should be number one. It is filled with action and some great compassion

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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!

The best historical story I never saw.

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20Fight 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!

Would be higher but to me not a true action film

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1. The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King
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3. The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers
1. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
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3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
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