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My Top 50 Action Movies of All Time

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People who added this item 6750 Average listal rating (4652 ratings) 8.4 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 2900 Average listal rating (1903 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 4618 Average listal rating (3260 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 2299 Average listal rating (1551 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 2144 Average listal rating (1571 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 3154 Average listal rating (2125 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 2961 Average listal rating (2132 ratings) 7.8 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 9053 Average listal rating (5466 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 3020 Average listal rating (2129 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 81 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.1 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 586 Average listal rating (418 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 5427 Average listal rating (3675 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
A memorable introduction. A memorable movie.
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People who added this item 3956 Average listal rating (2762 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 1483 Average listal rating (1020 ratings) 6.6 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 1884 Average listal rating (1325 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 1263 Average listal rating (862 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 4395 Average listal rating (2993 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 6561 Average listal rating (4533 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Batman Begins (2005)
This is THE origin.
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People who added this item 1636 Average listal rating (1108 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 6612 Average listal rating (4410 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 2788 Average listal rating (1967 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 535 Average listal rating (430 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 610 Average listal rating (430 ratings) 7.1 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 453 Average listal rating (297 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 370 Average listal rating (254 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 2945 Average listal rating (2077 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 4318 Average listal rating (3057 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 2409 Average listal rating (1701 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 91 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 2629 Average listal rating (1814 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 74 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 160 Average listal rating (106 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 201 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.5 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 2220 Average listal rating (1523 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 1328 Average listal rating (909 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 7227 Average listal rating (4778 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 4580 Average listal rating (3105 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 1881 Average listal rating (1244 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 2131 Average listal rating (1477 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 4750 Average listal rating (3361 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 3761 Average listal rating (2595 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 1746 Average listal rating (1161 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Serenity (2005)
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People who added this item 2315 Average listal rating (1570 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 825 Average listal rating (574 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 1816 Average listal rating (1242 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 6344 Average listal rating (4276 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 281 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Jet Li's first amazing martial arts tale.
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People who added this item 880 Average listal rating (631 ratings) 7.6 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: 5 years, 9 months ago at Aug 4 0:54
great selection!

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