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My Top 50 Action Movies of All Time

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1. The Dark Knight (2008)
"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 2644  Average listal rating (1596 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.6 
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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People who added this item 4436  Average listal rating (3044 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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 2195  Average listal rating (1424 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
4. 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 1902  Average listal rating (1273 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Django Unchained (2012)
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People who added this item 3025  Average listal rating (1980 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
6. Children of Men (2006)
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 2758  Average listal rating (1727 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
7. Blood Diamond (2006)
A movie that caught me off guard, groundbreaking performances in a very powerful movie.
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People who added this item 2807  Average listal rating (1929 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. 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 72  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
9. Kill Zone (2005)
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 536  Average listal rating (332 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
10. Ip Man (2008)
Best martial arts movie out there, and what a story.
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People who added this item 5231  Average listal rating (3485 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.6 
11. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
A memorable introduction. A memorable movie.
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People who added this item 3761  Average listal rating (2542 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
12. Léon: The Professional (1994)
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 1419  Average listal rating (962 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
13. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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 1799  Average listal rating (1247 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
14. 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 1221  Average listal rating (815 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
15. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
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 4233  Average listal rating (2827 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
16. 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 2881  Average listal rating (1952 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. Watchmen (2009)
Stylish movie with a great concept. Thoughtful ending and brual, fast-paced fights.
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People who added this item 6328  Average listal rating (4288 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
18. Batman Begins (2005)
This is THE origin.
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People who added this item 6131  Average listal rating (4057 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
19. 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 2759  Average listal rating (1879 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. 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 1533  Average listal rating (991 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
21. North by Northwest (1959)
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 6372  Average listal rating (4177 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
22. V for Vendetta (2005)
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 4090  Average listal rating (2796 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. 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 2635  Average listal rating (1805 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
24. 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 8768  Average listal rating (5190 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
25. 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 429  Average listal rating (288 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
26. The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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People who added this item 2253  Average listal rating (1532 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
27. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
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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People who added this item 432  Average listal rating (262 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
28. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
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 348  Average listal rating (219 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
29. Drunken Master (1978)
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 583  Average listal rating (401 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
30. 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 284  Average listal rating (179 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
31. Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (2010)
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 2495  Average listal rating (1681 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
32. 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 71  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
33. Dragons Forever (1988)
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 153  Average listal rating (82 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
34. Fist of Legend (1994)
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 190  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
35. 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 2140  Average listal rating (1427 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
36. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
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 1273  Average listal rating (852 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
37. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
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 7017  Average listal rating (4559 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
38. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Tarantino is just insane, and I thank him for that.
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People who added this item 5707  Average listal rating (3860 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
39. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Tarantino crafted one of the craziest and most original revenge stories of all time.
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People who added this item 4416  Average listal rating (2958 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
40. 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 1746  Average listal rating (1093 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
41. Battle Royale (2000)
Mind-fuck, gore, action, psychology and Japanese film-making at its best.
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People who added this item 1987  Average listal rating (1330 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
42. 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 4557  Average listal rating (3169 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
43. 300 (2006)
A unique movie with a very particular style. Violent, over-the-top, superb.
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People who added this item 3618  Average listal rating (2463 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
44. Casino Royale (2006)
The best Bond with no freaking doubt.
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People who added this item 1657  Average listal rating (1057 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
45. Serenity (2005)
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People who added this item 2216  Average listal rating (1477 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
46. Black Hawk Down (2001)
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People who added this item 785  Average listal rating (522 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
47. 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 640  Average listal rating (440 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
48. The Rundown (2003)
Another cool and stylish movie. This one is for pure entertainment.
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People who added this item 1735  Average listal rating (1150 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
49. Apocalypto (2006)
Historical, detailed, fast-paced and violent. And a very different watch, nice break.
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People who added this item 258  Average listal rating (129 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.4 
50. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Jet Li's first amazing martial arts tale.
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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: 3 years, 8 months ago at Aug 4 0:54
great selection!

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