Best Action Movie Franchises

Any action movie that has sequel or sequels and any related movies.

The Top Ten

1 The Terminator

1 through 4 were awesome. Genisys left something to be desired but this is the best. Number 2 isn't good enough, especially since it is second to The Fast and the Furious lame ass movies - Johnnyt800

One and two were both classics, three was tolerable, but not quite as good as the others. Salvation was honestly really disappointing, and Genisys was a joke.

Gotta love The Terminator.
"Hasta La Vista. Baby. "
One of the best movie quotes ever.


2 Die Hard

I'm made this list like 5 years ago so my opinions have changed a little bit. There are only a few superhero movies that should count as action movies that's why I left them off the list. Jurassic Park is my favorite movie of all time but its not really an action film. Transformers yeah probably shouldn't be on here. Fast and Furious does but much lower down the list. G.I. Joe should not be anywhere near this list. Star Wars I guess could count as action, Number 1 to should either be Mad Max or Mission Impossible due to them being consistently good for the most part.T2 is my favorite action movie of all time,1 is good too and I even enjoy 3 but after that it went down. Die Hard should be top 5 but can't be number cause of a good day to die hard. But yeah those are just some of my thoughts on my list. - jared5

Die Hard is the best action movie ever made

Can't wait to see number 5. Should be on T.V. soon - westofohio

I'll tolerate the number three spot. But keep this in mind: Die Hard has had such an effect on anyone who has watched it. One would argue that they're all the same movie over 5 times. They're not! And the series has been consistently good, too!
Die Hard: 10/10
Die Harder: 8/10
Die Hard With A Vengeance: 7/10
Live Free Or Die Hard: 9/10
It's A Good Day To Die Hard: 5/10

I mean, most 4th movies are a joke, and Die Hard's 4th is better than most original movies. That's saying something. - MojoSpaederman

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3 The Fast and the Furious

Fun, exciting, and just damn cool

The best franchise of all times...

4 Mad Max

This should be number one. Terminator 1 and 2 were great, but the franchise as a whole isn't. Fast and the Furious has some good films, but some are bad. Die Hard has one terrible film. There is no bad mad max film. All of them are masterpieces.

Mad max 2 greatest action movie ever made!

The road warrior has the best action scenes since nam

5 Mission Impossible

Better than jurassic park

This should be #3, behind only Die Hard and Terminator. The rare series where the movies don't just get worse and worse as they go on must must be appreciated.

Mission: Impossible: 8/10
MI2: 6/10
MI3: 8/10
Ghost Protocol: 10/10
Rogue Nation: 10/10 - MojoSpaederman

6 Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2, Jurassic Park 3.
Another great and legendary Sci-Fi franchise that changed cinematography and put visual effects on much higher level - Irina2932

7 X-Men

Number 5! Seriously! This is awesome! Come on Wolverine, Storm. This has great movies, great plot and amazing characters. Deserves number 1!

One of my favorite movie franchises. First 2 films were definitely the best but the whole franchise is great - Irina2932

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8 The Avengers

Iro, the incredible hulk, iron man 2, thor, captain america:the frist avenger, The Avengers and in the next 3 to 4 years, iron man 3, thor:the dark world, Captain America:The Winter Soldier, Ant Man and The Avengers 2

Marvel is best action franchise

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9 Star Wars

Yeah! The best one

10 Bourne

Bests of the bests

The Contenders

11 James Bond

Nobody does it better than Bond!

Should be at least number 3.

How is this not number...
James bond is clearly better than mission impossible, fast n furious, die hard...

12 Transformers

Whoever thought Michael Bay should earn a place on this list with his franchise of three-hour segments of robot-fighting and obnoxious characters is totally beyond me.

First one was good. The sequels, not so much

13 Iron Man
14 Alien

Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection
I can't believe this wonderful franchise was absent here. Predator movies wouldn't even exist without Alien, just like plenty of other Sci-Fi movies - Irina2932

15 Indiana Jones

3 of the greatest films of all time

16 G.I. Joe
17 The Mummy
18 Predator
19 Rambo
20 The Transporter

Both crank and the transporter star Jason stathom and transport mad more movies had more box office success and had a deeper plot. Crank was strictly action to the point where it was almost unrealistic comedy. Crank deserves to be on the list just not above the transporter franchise

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21 The Matrix

Great two movies. Not really a franchise - MojoSpaederman

22 Crank
23 Lethal Weapon
24 The Chronicles of Riddick


25 The Lord of the Rings
26 The Boondock Saints

My personal favorite movies because I'm Irish I can connect to it and Norman reedus is awesome to watch and I don't think fast and ferios is number one didn't care about that movie

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27 The Expendables
28 28 (Days - Weeks)
29 Harry Potter

Up there with the greats!

30 Resident Evil
31 DC
32 Under Siege

Its awesome!

33 Charlie's Angels

One of the coolest movies about a group achieving something great

34 Toy Story

Its amazing

35 The Fantastic Four (1994)
36 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Incredible, Funny, And Action Packed

37 RoboCop RoboCop RoboCop is a fictional Detroit robotically enhanced police officer designated as OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001 in the film series of the same name.

Action Packed and Suspenseful

38 Kill Bill
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List Stats

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6 years, 234 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Mad Max
2. Mission Impossible
3. The Terminator
1. The Terminator
2. The Fast and the Furious
3. Die Hard
1. Star Wars
2. The Avengers
3. Jurassic Park

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