Greatest Action Team?by joe_538 | created - 19 Nov 2013 | updated - 02 Feb 2014 | Public
Who is the greatest action team of all time? Not counting sci-fi/fantasy.
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1. The A-Team (1983–1987)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them; maybe you can hire... The A-Team
2. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Votes: 76,473 | Gross: $4.91M
They were seven - And they fought like seven hundred!
3. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
Votes: 58,450 | Gross: $45.30M
Train them! Excite them! Arm them!... Then turn them loose on the Nazis!
4. The Wild Bunch (1969)
R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.
Unchanged men in a changing land. Out of step, out of place and desperately out of time.
5. The Expendables (2010)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.
Votes: 295,204 | Gross: $103.07M
Every movie has a hero. This one has them all.
6. RED (2010)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Votes: 260,496 | Gross: $90.38M
Still Armed. Still Dangerous. Still Got It.
7. The Three Musketeers (1973)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure
A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.
Votes: 13,499 | Gross: $22.02M
All for one, and fun for all!
8. The Untouchables (1987)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Votes: 240,941 | Gross: $76.27M
AL CAPONE. He ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. - Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they'd bring him down.
9. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,036,538 | Gross: $120.54M
If You Need Heroes, Send In The Basterds
10. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
Votes: 39,784 | Gross: $28.90M
An impregnable fortress... An invincible army... and the unstoppable commando team.
11. The Wild Geese (1978)
R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.
The Dogs of War. The Best Damn Mercenaries in the Business!
12. Rio Bravo (1959)
Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Drama, Western
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
Votes: 47,883 | Gross: $12.54M
You've seen nothing like 'em together... and in the heat and hate of Rio Bravo nothing can tear 'em apart!
13. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
Votes: 188,455 | Gross: $46.00M
No names. No badges. No mercy.
14. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 397,668 | Gross: $209.40M
No Plan. No Backup. No Choice.
15. Red Dawn (1984)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Votes: 45,333 | Gross: $38.38M
The invading armies planned for everything - except for eight kids called "The Wolverines."
16. The Professionals (1966)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.
Votes: 11,341 | Gross: $19.54M
Rough, tough and ready.
17. Furious 6 (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Votes: 332,558 | Gross: $238.68M
All roads lead to this
18. Kelly's Heroes (1970)
GP | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.
They set out to rob a bank... and damn near won a war instead!
19. Young Guns (1988)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Votes: 47,199 | Gross: $45.66M
Six reasons why the west was wild.
21. DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Adventure
The world's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide.
Votes: 40,539 | Gross: $0.48M
Alone they are unbeatable... Together they are invincible
22. The Doll Squad (1973)
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Squad of beautiful government agents tries to catch saboteurs.
Six female assassins - with orders to... SEDUCE AND DESTROY
24. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 768,555 | Gross: $2.83M
Four perfect killers. One perfect crime. Now all they have to fear is each other.
25. Tombstone (1993)
R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
Votes: 106,939 | Gross: $56.51M
Justice Is Coming. (Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan, and Doc.)