Best Action Movies of 80s


The Top Ten

1 Die Hard

This movie could be even today one of the biggest action blockbusters - MatrixGuy

The best action movie of not just the 80s, but of all time - Ajkloth


2 Predator

Aliens is the best, but I just knew that it would be leading the way by a longshot, so ill movie predator up a place - roblist

3 Aliens
4 The Terminator

So many awesome movies on this list... But Terminator is my favorite. It's ALWAYS entertaining, and you never get bored. The fight scenes are awesome, and the story is simple, but effective. Robots become self aware, and one of them goes to the past to kill the mother of the only man who could stop them, thus erasing his existance. This is one of the best movies ever, next to Raiders of the Lost Ark.

5 Robocop
6 First Blood

Sylvester stallone is one of a kind the best action star of all time

they drew first blood not me... - schwanie

7 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

This should definitely be in the top 10, if not No. 1

8 Batman
9 Ghostbusters
10 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Newcomers

? Red Dawn

The Contenders

11 Rocky IV
12 The Killer
13 Commando
14 Octopussy
15 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
16 Lethal Weapon
17 The Thing
18 Conan the Barbarian
19 Rambo - First Blood Part II
20 Lock Up
21 Sheena
22 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
23 Ghostbusters II
24 Rambo III
25 Nadine
26 Nighthawks
27 A View To A Kill
28 Never Say Never Again
29 Licence To Kill
30 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
31 Platoon
32 Full Metal Jacket
33 The Princess Bride
34 Conan the Destroyer
35 The Running Man
36 Bloodsport

Bloodsport is one of the best martial arts movie world has ever seen

37 Cobra
38 Over The Top
39 Highlander
40 Red Heat
41 Raw Deal
42 Willow
43 Legend
44 Red Sonja
45 The BeastMaster
46 Krull
47 Beverly Hill Cop
48 Lethal Weapon 2
49 Above the Law (1988)
50 Superman II
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Die Hard
2. The Terminator
3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
1. Die Hard
2. Aliens
3. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
1. First Blood
2. The Terminator
3. Rocky IV

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