Top 10 Best Action Movie Franchises

Action movie franchises come in all shapes and sizes. Some blast off into space, while others delve into the grimy underworld of crime. You might be drawn to a high-speed car chase through winding city streets, or perhaps you prefer the drama of hand-to-hand combat. From high-tech heists to epic superhero battles, from covert spy missions to dystopian futures - the variety is endless.

So, what makes a franchise stand out for you? Is it the exhilarating stunts that make your pulse race? The charismatic leads who dominate the screen? Or maybe it's the intricate, mind-bending plot that keeps you guessing until the end. Each franchise has its own unique allure that keeps audiences coming back for more.

In these franchises, we find heroes and anti-heroes, iconic villains and epic rivalries. We find stories of camaraderie, revenge, and redemption. And most importantly, we find a whole lot of heart-thumping, edge-of-your-seat action.

So take a moment and think about those franchises that made you hold your breath, that left you in awe of the stunts, that made you laugh in the face of danger, and that delivered thrill after thrill, movie after movie. What are your top action movie franchises?
The Top Ten
1 The Terminator

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.

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

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

2 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!

3 The Fast and the Furious

The best franchise of all times...

4 Mission Impossible

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

5 Indiana Jones

I can't seem to find one film that is boring thanks to the thrilling action in all of the films. Instead, they're all fun to watch.

6 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.

7 Star Wars
8 Marvel Cinematic Universe
9 James Bond

Again, I can't seem to find one film that's boring compared to the other films I've watched. It's indeed a very successful film franchise.

Nobody does it better than Bond!

10 Jurassic Park
The Contenders
11 Bourne
12 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

13 Lethal Weapon

Should be number 1 because all 4 movies were great!

14 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

15 The Matrix

Great two movies. Not really a franchise

16 G.I. Joe
17 Rambo
18 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

19 The Mummy
20 Crank
21 Alien
22 Predator
23 The Expendables
24 The Chronicles of Riddick
25 The Boondock Saints
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