Best Action Movies Ever

Anything with action, baby. That's really good, of course.
The Top Ten
1 Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Best action film ever made. No argument on it. This movie is a masterpiece in nearly every single aspect. Action, characters, set pieces, production, script, dialogue, there's hardly any other film I know. Also, best film sequel In my opinion. I mean, this film was made in 1991, yet it still looks so good, showing that it's aged really well. Those visual effects were top-notch. The action was amazing, yet the characters are so fleshed out and interesting in their own way. It's also very emotional, which is something very few action films have these days.

The 80's and 90's was the golden era for action movies and action stars - Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Seagal, Chan, Li, Van Damme, Wills, Snipes, etc... Terminator 2 is where it probably peaked. Predator is right up there as well, and Stallone created the 2 most iconic action characters of all time (Rocky and Rambo), but Rocky is more of a drama than an action movie. Terminator 2 was a brilliant movie and Arnold was so perfect for it. It really couldn't have been done without him. Maybe Sly, but Arnold was just so perfect for the character. It'll probably never be topped

U talk about anything you know about movies... Including action of course as the very movie belong to the Genre. Other than the movie you've nothing in your 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. It's a BOMB.

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.

2 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.

An excellent movie with an excellent plot, setting, cast, main and supporting actors - it is difficult to say which of these is the best feature of the movie. Let us not lose sight of lots of good humour. A film I could watch over and over again, dozens of times. Each time I watch it I feel the same pleasure and suspension as during the first watching.

As far as action protagonists go, John McClane, brilliantly played by Bruce Willis, is about as good as they come. Add in some of the most intense gunfights ever filmed and many classic one-liners and you have a nearly perfect thriller.

Best film franchise ever. You've got John McClane at the wrong place at the wrong time, fighting terrorists and saving the day. Very enjoyable high-octane entertainment. I like all five films but the first one is the best.

3 The Matrix

I saw this Movie when I was 12 and fell in love. Who doesn't love a sci-fi mind warp with amazing kung fu. I have watched this movie at least twice a year since. Just remembering the first time I saw morpheus in his worn out chair giving his epic speech gives me chills. I hope to god they invent a virtual reality game that's just like this movie. So get on that Microsoft/Sony.

The Matrix made me gasped when the flush commenced. I was floored and it gave me a lot to think about. Gives me the chills to think about my initial reaction to the movie. They revolutionized the fight sequences in action movies for years to come. Love it!

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!

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.

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.

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.

The best action movie I've ever seen. The use of IMAX cameras has made it look awesome. It also has the best action sequence in it. Heath Ledger in the role of joker is very unpredictable.

This is the best action plot I ever seen, very unpredictable plot, never seen it coming and Dark Knight Rises is a disappointment to this movie.

5 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.

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.

I am a big huge Lord of the Rings fan , and this movie is amazing , filled with battles , showing courage and lessons in friendship and even showing who you really are . Aargon showed himself a king [ which was my favorite scene , I could tell he was very proud } .

I think this should be number 1 on the list.

6 Gladiator

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.

Although I wouldn't necessarily call this an action movie...because it's so much more than..but the action scenes are exhilarating...and top it off with mind-blowing acting, set pieces and soundtrack...this is not best action movie..this is the BEST MOVIE, PERIOD.

Good story, good actors, won the oscar, and is packed with action, defibitely one of the ten movies you must see before you die.

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

7 300

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!

I amaze to see this film. It was rocking and I love to see it again and again. And one more thing which I would like to share is Please watch it experience it.

Definitely destined to be a cult classic!

The film has everything! Excellent combat, brutal violence, memorable quotes, and an epic soundtrack!

Yeah, you know already this film has a superb sight of war than other films at the same genre... When I see this, I feel better I could be a spartan warrior too... Laugh out loud

8 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.

I honestly don't know what this is doing this low. The dark Knight is a better overall film in my opinion, but as an action movie is nowhere near as good. This has got to be top 5 at least.

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.

This is the alpha/omega of great action movies without it there wouldn't be the genre. Also greatest character.

9 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.

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

10 Saving Private Ryan

An all time classic. This movie will be remembered forever for it's dark themes, realistic take on the war, and powerful performances from Tom Hanks and Matt Damon.

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

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

One of the best things about America is their movies!

The Contenders
11 Jurassic Park

These movies have just always fascinated me. I mean, it's the kind of movie that can make you jump, without fully scaring the living daylights out of you. It's 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.

This movie is excellent , if you like dinosaurs course , some dinosaurs are meat eaters , some dinosaurs are plant eaters and even egg eaters . I remember watching this movie in school and I love it very much . And I still love it and this movie is must afternoon watch .

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.

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!

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

Not only is Star Wars the best action movie ever, it's also the best movie ever!

13 The Avengers

Somebody tell me why this is number 22 this is one of my favorite movies. It has humor and action what else can a girl ask for. Yes I'm a girl I'm probably the girl who loves all the super hero's I have seen every super hero movie ever made marvel and D. C comics. So why is the avengers number 22

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?

This movie was amazing in that it managed to capture the essence of most of the actual avengers with the exception of a few.

This deserves to be higher. The characters and cast are spectacular, and the plot is easy to follow, unlike some films that are higher than this

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.

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

Easily the best in franchise in terms of action.

15 The 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 movie redefines the action genre, along with its predecessor "The Bourne Supremacy".

This makes its predecessors look like a really bad dream!

This movie ruined all other action movies for me. It's the best.

16 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.

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!

Best action movie ever made behind die hard.

17 The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers

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 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!

This movie is the second part in the Lord of the Rings series and I instantly fell in love with it so very much , my favorite character is Gollum .. I really love the Lord of the rings

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!

18 Avengers: Infinity War
19 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Hands down the best of the Star Wars movies.

How is this down here?!?!?!

20 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.

I've seen less terrifying horror movies.

Far better than Terminator 2.

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

This is very first Lord of the rings movie and I absolutely completely fell in love with it , I am a huge number one Lord of the Rings fan . This movie is so awesome , so much fun , a must watch and it filled with excitment , showing loyalty in friendship and also drama even battles .

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

22 Rambo

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

I'll never forget the rice paddy scene. The tension is so high. Rambo appears and you feel like electricity in the rightious kills.

This movie was 15-20 minutes of dialogue, 60-65 minutes of pure action and destruction. Rambo deserves a top 10 spot!

23 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.

I like how this movie has a woman as the main character, something you rarely see in action films

This is the best.

24 Mad Max: Fury Road

An amazing thrill ride from start to finish. This testosterone filled block buster that bouth critics and adences awarded for its spetaculer visuals and action. This best picture nomine is an epic movie that deserves a watch.

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.

Horrible cast, horrible acting if that's what they decide to call it, a torture to watch.

25 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!

Fight Club will always be a people favorite and it had a lot of good underrated action in it, like fighting and blowing up!

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

Tyler Durden is the best character I have ever seen in a movie, the twist in this movie is awesome. Absolute Must SE

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