Greatest Parisian Action Sceneby yrnej | created - 07 Feb 2015 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
There's nothing like careening through a sleepy neighborhood on a tiny street in Paris. Which of these memorable action scenes set in Paris is your favorite?
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1. A View to a Kill (1985)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.
Votes: 77,918 | Gross: $50.33M
The Eiffel Tower sequence
2. Frantic (1988)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.
Votes: 44,098 | Gross: $17.64M
The Hitchcockian rooftop chase
3. La Femme Nikita (1990)
R | 117 min | Action, Thriller
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
Votes: 61,415 | Gross: $5.02M
Nikita's first mission and final test
4. Ronin (1998)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.
Votes: 158,735 | Gross: $41.62M
The car chase though the tunnels, at points going against traffic
5. Irreversible (2002)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.
Votes: 102,429 | Gross: $0.75M
Marcus and Pierre seeking revenge for Alex at the club
6. The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.
Votes: 464,110 | Gross: $121.66M
Bourne breaking into and then escaping out of the US Embassy
7. The Transporter (2002)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise.
Votes: 263,568 | Gross: $25.30M
The opening car chase
8. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 528,660 | Gross: $145.00M
Bryan trying to board the boat Kim is on, speeding down the Seine River