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My Top 50 Action Movies of All Time

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People who added this item 7410 Average listal rating (4900 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
"The Dark Knight", quite possibly the best movie I have ever seen. I went to the cinema expecting an amazing film... it exceeded my already high expectations, something I don't think it happens very often. It is also the only movie that I watched twice on the big screen, ever! It was that good.
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People who added this item 3425 Average listal rating (2122 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 5041 Average listal rating (3413 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Biased by nostalgia I put this movie in second place. An achievement in sci-fi, action and overall movie making.
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People who added this item 2468 Average listal rating (1613 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Heat (1995)
When I first started watching this movie I wasn't sure what I was getting into, I just knew it was a high-regarded crime thriller with a great cast. What I saw was one of the most epic duels I've ever seen on screen, 2 men doing what they do best, the bankrobber who always dodges the police and the cop who never stops chasing them. Al Pacino and De Niro in 2 mind-blowing performances.
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People who added this item 2560 Average listal rating (1746 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 3385 Average listal rating (2208 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
I've only heard good things about this movie and it was the only one from Clive Own's most popular movies I hadn't watched yet, and I must say... it completely caught me by surprise, especially when the story started picking up.

If there's a word to describe this movie (and it's hard to find a better movie to fit with that same word) it's breathtaking... this movie literally takes your breath away in some of its emotion-injecting scenes. The atmosphere is frightening real, it will immerse you into the movie and keep you on the edge of your seat in the final moments. A story with an incredibly real feeling of what could happen to humanity if it lost its innocence.
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People who added this item 3254 Average listal rating (2249 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Aliens (1986)
Another sequel that raised the bar. Transformed a sweating and suspenseful story into a thrilling and desperate action ride.
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People who added this item 9653 Average listal rating (5676 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Matrix (1999)
A stylish movie with a very inventive, engaging and complex plot even if it was based in existing anime works.
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People who added this item 3372 Average listal rating (2270 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Watchmen (2009)
Stylish movie with a great concept. Thoughtful ending and brual, fast-paced fights.
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Is there any doubt that Asia can craft masterful fast-paced and thrilling action movies, most notably martial arts movies? Certainly not.

Watch this movie, even if you don't like eastern flicks, and ask yourself if you didn't feel completely entertained, on the edge of your seat or even emotional.
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People who added this item 697 Average listal rating (460 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Ip Man (2008)
Best martial arts movie out there, and what a story.
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People who added this item 5821 Average listal rating (3812 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
A memorable introduction. A memorable movie.
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People who added this item 4357 Average listal rating (2892 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
An incredible movie with superb gun-action when it starts and in its final act. An incredibly powerful story with great, great performances by Jean Reno, young Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman. A character development trip, emotional through the ride.
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People who added this item 1584 Average listal rating (1052 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Lethal Weapon series is one of greatest series of films out there. Crazy action scenes, hilarious moments and the best duo in the history of cinema.
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People who added this item 2032 Average listal rating (1374 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lethal Weapon (1987)
The Lethal Weapon series is one of greatest series of films out there. Crazy action scenes, hilarious moments and the best duo in the history of cinema.
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People who added this item 1340 Average listal rating (890 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Lethal Weapon series is one of greatest series of films out there. Crazy action scenes, hilarious moments and the best duo in the history of cinema.
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People who added this item 4679 Average listal rating (3079 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Braveheart (1995)
There's no denying the genius of Mel Gibson, he is one of my all-time favorite actors, but also a capable director. He knows how to make movies with heart, and this movie is so freaking powerful.
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People who added this item 7072 Average listal rating (4732 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Batman Begins (2005)
This is THE origin.
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People who added this item 1784 Average listal rating (1151 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Crazy funny action spy thriller and a very unique one at that even for Alfred Hitchcock. The characters and the story are pretty solid and together with the movie To Catch a Thief you can clearly see where they went to form the basis for James Bond (based on Cary Grant's very elegant performances)

I can see why this one is also among Hitchcock's most popular.
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People who added this item 7067 Average listal rating (4551 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
This movie has so much style and a story so interesting that I can't help but consider it one of the best action movies with a political-themed story I have ever seen.
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People who added this item 3076 Average listal rating (2066 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
District 9 (2009)
Intriguing alien story with a twist, visual spectacle and a fast-paced and chaotic finale that make for a very, very entertaining movie.
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People who added this item 674 Average listal rating (483 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 656 Average listal rating (448 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Fearless (2006)
Another realistic achievement in the martial arts genre. With a very serious tone and some of the best choreographies in fighting I have ever seen. A great performance by Jet Li.
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People who added this item 523 Average listal rating (324 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
I've always been a sucker for Martial Arts movies and Jackie Chan, and this one is the best with both elements.
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People who added this item 437 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
It has everything its sequel has, as well as a crazy oldman as a bonus, it just doesn't have its successor's superb, original and crazy final fight.
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People who added this item 3318 Average listal rating (2221 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Kick-Ass (2010)
This movie... was SO FREAKING COOL! Loved the initial parody about superhero stories and the fantastic story this turned out to be!
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People who added this item 4884 Average listal rating (3276 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Iron Man (2008)
A incredibly funny action and super-hero movie with some of the most amazing visuals of 2008.
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People who added this item 2737 Average listal rating (1844 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
A pleasant surprise, this movie is a genre by itself. One of the most inventive and original movies I've seen recently, let alone hilarious! Most of the jokes are just too funny! Not to mention the huge entertainment value of this movie with all the fighting, romance, and stuff!

Seriously one of the best this year, if not just for the well-done innovation alone.
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Continues the epic story of the first one with the always present high-quality choreagraphies. The story telling just went down a notch, but it's still great.
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People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 2862 Average listal rating (1921 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Hot Fuzz (2007)
A crazy comedy mixed with the most exhilarating buddy cop story in recent years. The funny bits are hilarious, the suspense well paced and the action exciting!
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
This movie combines Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Martial Arts, Comedy and Romance in the most hilarious and crazy fashion you'll see!
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
The early 90's were amazing for Jet Li. He did some amazing works back then and Fist of Legend is one of his best movies to date. A very good story with incredible realistic, brutal and stunning choreographies, like it's hard to find today even after almost 20 years.
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People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Iron Monkey (1993)
This movie is every martial arts aficionado dreams turned reality! A fantastic story (very much like Wong Fei Hung, after all it's the same universe) with outstanding and breath-taking choreographies throughout the movie.
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People who added this item 2383 Average listal rating (1577 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
One of the most chaotic action movies I've seen with no fanatasy element, it is just so chaotic that I love it. The helicopter, the tunnel, the powerplant, the bridge... damn crazy stunts enough to make me rewatch this movie.
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People who added this item 1423 Average listal rating (937 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
The weakest of the series. Still it has all the elements that make these movies great enternaiment.
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People who added this item 7686 Average listal rating (4958 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Tarantino is just insane, and I thank him for that.
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People who added this item 4821 Average listal rating (3177 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Troy (2004)
I know it's not accurate, I know it doesn't have the best performances ever, but this movie is so cool. The war scenes and the duels are crazy and so well choreographed that they make this movie watchable and entertaining just by themselves. The story is also decent.
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People who added this item 2089 Average listal rating (1294 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Battle Royale (2000)
Mind-fuck, gore, action, psychology and Japanese film-making at its best.
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People who added this item 2383 Average listal rating (1549 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Taken (2008)
This movie surprised me, it was so good, and it's amazing how it's basically about one character... one character with very particular skills that will cause havoc to reach his goal.
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People who added this item 5109 Average listal rating (3485 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
300 (2006)
A unique movie with a very particular style. Violent, over-the-top, superb.
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People who added this item 3977 Average listal rating (2661 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Casino Royale (2006)
The best Bond with no freaking doubt.
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People who added this item 1877 Average listal rating (1198 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Serenity (2005)
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People who added this item 2475 Average listal rating (1611 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 882 Average listal rating (596 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Unleashed (2005)
Underrated Jet Li movie. Great performance from Jet Li with few but incredible brutal fights with perfect pace and timing. Best Jet Li in Hollywood.
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People who added this item 1953 Average listal rating (1288 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Apocalypto (2006)
Historical, detailed, fast-paced and violent. And a very different watch, nice break.
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People who added this item 6875 Average listal rating (4489 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Sequels are rolling in this list it seems. This movie is the pinnacle of entertainment and the fact that I've always liked the character helps raising my enjoyment of this movie.
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People who added this item 308 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Jet Li's first amazing martial arts tale.
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People who added this item 979 Average listal rating (661 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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A list of my favorite 50 action movies from the ones I saw during these last years. I will include martial arts, war and catastrophe movies in this list, but take in mind that I can have a very peculiar taste in action movies.
I usually don't appreciate movies like Commando or Rambo and give a higher score to stylish movies even if they tend to be a little ridiculous.

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Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Aug 4 0:54
great selection!

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