My Top 10 All Time Favourite Action Movies (May Change)

by leegend_3004 | created - 27 May 2012 | updated - 26 Mar 2017 | Public
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1. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

70 Metascore

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.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 677,829 | Gross: $83.01M

I Think Die Hard Will Always Be My Favourite Action Movie Ever Made. It Has Everything That A Movie Needs, Action, Surprise, Love, Horror, Sadness, Humour The List Is Endless, Hence Why This Gets Classic Status From Me.

2. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 41,768

This Has Some Of The Most Thrilling Action Ever Put To Film In My Opinion.

3. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 310,655 | Gross: $112.23M

A Great Movie With Excellent Perfomances From Both Travolta And Cage Not To Be Missed.

4. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 326,426 | Gross: $100.01M

Not Far From Been As Good, If Not Better Than The First. It Just Lacks That Little Something That The First Die Hard Had, Surprise And Tension.

5. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

71 Metascore

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara

Votes: 97,680 | Gross: $2.63M

The first movie was excellent this is even better maybe not as suspense filled as the first but the action scenes are just jaw dropping stuff.

6. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

Votes: 165,943 | Gross: $4.11M

Wow When Most Reviewed This It Got Called The Best Action Movie Ever Made. I Must Say It Is Not Far Off And Has Some Of The Best Fight Scene's Ever.

7. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

A seemingly indestructible Android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all cost

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 687,111 | Gross: $38.40M

This For Me Is Still One Of James Cameron and Schwarzeneggers Best Movies And An Absolute Gem Of An Action Movie.

8. The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 148,280 | Gross: $12.47M

Easily the best of the Max movies, brilliantly builds to the end chase scene which for the time of its release is just total genius and brilliantly filmed.

9. First Blood (1982)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

62 Metascore

Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Votes: 191,509 | Gross: $47.21M

One Of Stallones Best Movies It Has Great Tension Throughout And Doesn't Over Do It, Easily The Best Of The Rambo Saga.

10. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 38,741 | Gross: $32.59M

This, Without A Doubt In My Mind Is The Best Movie Van Damme Has Ever Starred In. John Woo Gave Viewers Some Of The Best Action Scene's Ever, It Is Certainly One Of My Guilty Pleasures.