Top 25 Action-Packed Films

One entry per franchise.

Movies are chosen based on how good the action is.

My opinion.
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1.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (132 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Modern Classics

My favorite scene: John McClane dangling off a really tall building ” - The_Badger_Man
 
2.
The Road Warrior (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. (95 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ Modern Classics

My favorite scene: The entire chase at the end was great ” - The_Badger_Man
 
3.
Speed (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. (116 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ Modern Classics

My favorite scene: Keanu jumping onto the bus near the beginning of the film ” - The_Badger_Man
 
4.
The Rock (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Modern Classics

My favorite scene: The shower massacre ” - The_Badger_Man
 
5.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own. (136 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Modern Classics

My favorite scene: That one part where Zorro knocks out a bunch of fools while on horseback ” - The_Badger_Man
 
6.
Casino Royale (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Modern Classics

My favorite scene: That parkour chase at the beginning sets a good tone ” - The_Badger_Man
 
7.
Rush Hour (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Foreign Flairs

My favorite scene: "What's up my [black friend]?" ” - The_Badger_Man
 
8.
District B13 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. (84 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ Foreign Flairs

My favorite scene: That parkour chase at the beginning sets a good tone ” - The_Badger_Man
 
9.
Ip Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense. (106 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
“ Foreign Flairs

My favorite scene: The gym scene ” - The_Badger_Man
 
10.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
“ Foreign Flairs

My favorite scene: The entire movie ” - The_Badger_Man
 
11.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ Modern Innovators

My favorite scene: "Dodge this." ” - The_Badger_Man
 
12.
The Way of the Gun (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man. (119 mins.)
“ Modern Innovators

My favorite scene: Drive a little, walk a little, shoot a little ” - The_Badger_Man
 
13.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ Modern Innovators

My favorite scene: Shotgunning the professor ” - The_Badger_Man
 
14.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. (132 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ Modern Innovators

My favorite scene: Dangling from the Burj Khalifa ” - The_Badger_Man
 
15.
Haywire (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. (93 mins.)
“ Modern Innovators

My favorite scene: Any of Carano's hand-to-hand fights ” - The_Badger_Man
 
16.
John Wick (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. (101 mins.)
Director: Chad Stahelski
“ Modern Innovators

My favorite scene: The house invasion ” - The_Badger_Man
 
17.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Medieval-ish

My favorite scene: The Battle of Pelennor Fields ” - The_Badger_Man
 
18.
Troy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. (163 mins.)
“ Medieval-ish

My favorite scene: When Hector and Achilles final duke it out ” - The_Badger_Man
 
19.
300 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Medieval-ish

My favorite scene: Driving the Persians off the cliff ” - The_Badger_Man
 
20.
Open Range (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Ridiculousness

My favorite scene: The final shootout cannot be beaten ” - The_Badger_Man
 
21.
Rambo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. (92 mins.)
“ Ridiculousness

My favorite scene: Minefield and arrows ” - The_Badger_Man
 
22.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ Ridiculousness

My favorite scene: "We can negotiate." ” - The_Badger_Man
 
23.
Wanted (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities. (110 mins.)
“ Ridiculousness

My favorite scene: Dem rats ” - The_Badger_Man
 
24.
The A-Team (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ Ridiculousness

My favorite scene: Tank on airplane ” - The_Badger_Man
 
25.
Warrior (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother. (140 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ Ridiculousness

My favorite scene: Any of Hardy's one-and-done fights ” - The_Badger_Man