Best Action Movies Ever

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

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.

It is a pretty good movie, the coolest guy in the movie, is: the limo driver. He just kick-as

Die hard 1st, matrix 2nd... Finally a list that makes sence

It's the greatest action film (and probably the greatest Christmas film too)

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2 Terminator 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

I watched this movie and it is the best think it totally deserves first place

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3 The 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 it's 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

TIME TO DOGE SOME BULLETS MR. ANDERSON

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4 The 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!

Ultimate action and a dark plot this should be number 1!

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5 300

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

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 SPARTAAA!

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6 Gladiator

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.

Can't go wrong with Ridley Scott - Solidamas

One of the most epic movie ever made and also great acting by russell crowe best best best! FIGHT AS A GLADIATOR TILL DEATH!

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7 The 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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8 Aliens

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

Better than the first one!

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9 Indiana 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

Wilson! No! Wilson!

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10 Jurassic 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

This isn’t scary

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The Contenders

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

The Invasion of Germany, It reminds me of D-Day - Neonco31

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12 Star 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!

Aliens,Indiana Jones...those are movies you can watch any time and doesn't matter how many times yo saw them. I�'ve seen Star Wars IV,V,VI probably hundred of times and if I see them tomorrow,will be great again

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13 The Bourne Ultimatum

this such a fast paced action with brillant and superlogical action scenes... what the hell this deserves to be No1 - Shynash21

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 makes its predecessors look like a really bad dream!

best flim

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14 The 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.

BATMAN VS BANE! CHRISTIAN BALE VS TOM HARDY! What other face-off would you want more than that!

Was a very disappointing movie
I think worst movie ever

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15 Predator

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

Get to the choppapa

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16 The 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.

Better than the sequel in my opinion

I've seen less terrifying horror movies.

Y d hell is dis in d 14 place it should be in the top 5

17 The 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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18 The 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

Hulk thor iron man captain America hawkeye black widow and nick fury agent Coulson maria hill loki as a villain and a team called the avengers going against loki. That's a movie that's action and a movie you want to watch. Am I right?

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19 Fight Club

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are amazing action stars! And this movie is a fine example of how amazing they are at performing!

I am yet to see a better made movie! Its but a joke that Fight Club doesn't feature in Top 10!

how is this not 1 its amazing if you haven't seen it yet... GO SEE IT - arsenal193

Not an action film - PeeledBanana

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20 Rambo

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

First Blood was the greatest and IV was also good but II and III sucked - zxm

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21 Equilibrium

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

This is action on a scale you have never seen before. Without a doubt one of the greatest action movies of all time. This movie not only movies fast but doesn't have a single dull moment.

amazing action at its best, the story is gripping the action and effects are awesome what more do you want?

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

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22 Transformers

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!...

Films like Twister, Independence Day, Transformers, etc don't need to be action-comedies in order to be funny and thrilling! I wish that was a fact!

Good Movie, Better Than The Sequels. - masoncarr2244

Wait, Transformers is on the first page? Trash like this belongs further down.

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23 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Where's Soldier? Someone that movie in this list please?

24 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Hands down the best of the Star Wars movies.

How is this down here?!?!?!

25 Face/Off

Face/Off is one of the best movies I have enjoyed both the villain and the actor are my favorites. Moreover, the story and acting all go hand in hand. I loved and I think it should have been first in the list.

This is a very good movie.

Great movie!

26 Mad Max: Fury Road

Push this up, push this up! Easily the best action movie of the decade, and totally deserves the place up there in the top 20.

This movie is violence art. George Miller with an actual good budget can do amazing things.

As far as action goes, this is the best. There are better movies on this list, but this is a pure action movie

Transformers is better than this? Really?

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27 Commando

Wow! Commando a former Military who lives with his only daughter. Some former military villain mess with the wrong father. A father who never gives up. Commando is one of the best movies full of weaponry and military tactics.

Arnold rocks and proves that he can do it much better than Stallone in Rambo series!

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

Awesome!

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28 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This movie had the most action, with booms explosions and other cool stuff. Followed by Revenge of the Sith which were only a-lot of of lightsaber battles and wars.

This is the best.

Best Movie Ever - masoncarr2244

29 Kill Bill - Volume 1

The scene where she kills about a hundred people at the very end is so ridiculously entertaining that you don't even get grossed out by the blood. It's over the top, which somehow makes it more watchable. Anyway, the whole movie is practically all action, so this should at least be in the top 15.

Great stunt work in this. This is the best film Quentin Tarantino has done in the last 10 years.

The whole story is great. A brutal betrayal and a bloody vengeance. What's not to love? And I love how easily The Bride takes out Gogo Yubari and the Crazy 88s. And I thought these guys were supposed to be tough.

She roars she rampages and she gets bloody satisfaction!

30 Hard Boiled

I haven't watched this movie! I was trying to click rush hour but it wouldn't let me. Anyways RUSH HOUR IS TOTALLY AWESOME! 11

31 Lethal 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

In my opinion all four lethal weapon movies were great!

32 Casino 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!

Casino Royale is far superior to Skyfall, it has a better story, better villains, better Bond girl(s) and no ridiculous plot holes! - petrucci75hammet

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

Skyfall best of all time.. yeahh top 3#

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33 Seven 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!

The most classic movie ever made! The movie that changes the way we think about old movies, the action is like a 2010 movie! I am telling you this movie is the greatest Japanese movie of all time!

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!

No doubt - this is the best action movie I have seen.

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34 The Expendables

One of the most action packed movies ever!
- sansiddh

I watched all 3 and they're all awesome for a teen like me! - Neonco31

Get big budget directors
Replace Sylvester Stallone with tom cruise. Replace Jason statham with Liam Neeson and boom you have a great action packed movie

35 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
36 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

A very smart and savvy espionage, action flick, the story was suspenseful and elaborate, the action scenes were far more violent and brutal than expected for a Disney film, probably the best action sequences of all the mcu movies...this is on par with any of the great shoot em up movies around.

Great movie of 2014 must watch the biginning car scene I loved it well directed

The best mcu movie of all time

An action film that makes you question right and wrong. if your not a philosophy buff, you will still like the action especially when you realize it uses the long forgotten art of practical effects, instead of cgi. - Frouze

37 Troy

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!

It is one of the best movies I have ever seen

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38 Enter the Dragon

Bruce Lee at his prime and some brilliant fight sequences make this film a must-watch. A cult classic!

"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"

To try and put any movie ahead of ENTER THE DRAGON is almost like saying TotalLY LUDICROUS

Number 1 movie in the world

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39 The Departed

One of the best action/thriller movies

It's a great action movie..

40 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

#40, come on! This is the one that started it all! Unique, fun, action packed... What more do you want!

41 Boondock Saints

How is this movie so low on the list one of the most iconic movies of all time everyone knows this movie

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

42 Robocop

Awesome movie... Wait where's the other RoboCop movie it was also good too

43 Captain America: Civil War

It's gonna be good. Definitely gonna be good because of the reviews.

This movie sucks the action is terrible

Get it higher, higher up on this list! - LarkwingFlight

Top 20 for sure - Triceratops

44 The One

Jet lee is really looking just superb in this movie. And the action sequences of this movie really makes me crazy about it.

Come on man this can't be your favourite action film.. There are many films which are way way better than this one. I love Jet Li but this film is not that great, sorry.

Jet Li is the most underrated actor of all time! and this movie follows!

Every one don't c this movie

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45 First Blood

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

46 Ben-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

So terrifying - ass23

One of the 3 movies which won 11 oscars - zxm

47 Braveheart

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

48 Pulp Fiction

I looked at imdb and saw that it was so high up and I'm thinking wha...? Then, one friday night I watched it and it overtook the Dark Knight to become my favorite film of all! I'd never thought I'd be a fan of John Travolta... Until now!

REAL MEN - this is THE action movie. Are you gonna let Transformers and all that other crap outrank this classic?

A great movie in general. If you haven't seen it, make it your next Friday night movie.

Do you call this a "movie". This is worst story, insane conversations don't ever think of watching this. Real waste of time.

Great movie but I don’t really see it as an action movie. More like a dramedy with action sprinkled in.

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49 Ong Bak

Tony Jaa does what others can only pretend to do, with wires and special effects.

He's jaw-dropping.

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

I like ong bak movie, so when the new one ong bak movie will come. I hope the good one action will come. Thank

This boy is totaly awesome there's no doubt and seems to be naturalytalented in his moves

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50 Speed

No way this movie is ranked 51. Speed is more exciting than 90 percent of the movies above. You have the very intense elevator rescue at the start, followed by an hour long demolition bus ride in the middle, ending with a crazy subway frenzy. There was no downtime to catch your breath. Also, the cast is awesome with Reeves, Bullock, Hopper and Daniels. How can you go wrong?

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.

Dark knight is the best action movie ever but this is really good to

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