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My Top 50 Action Movies of All Time

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People who added this item 7836 Average listal rating (5654 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 3861 Average listal rating (2609 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 5378 Average listal rating (3804 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
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 2621 Average listal rating (1762 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 2831 Average listal rating (1999 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 3514 Average listal rating (2354 ratings) 7.6 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 3460 Average listal rating (2452 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 10041 Average listal rating (7417 ratings) 7.6 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 3606 Average listal rating (2503 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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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 766 Average listal rating (515 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Ip Man (2008)
Best martial arts movie out there, and what a story.
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People who added this item 6092 Average listal rating (4145 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
A memorable introduction. A memorable movie.
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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 1656 Average listal rating (1120 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 2129 Average listal rating (1455 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 1380 Average listal rating (930 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 4851 Average listal rating (3295 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 7380 Average listal rating (5373 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
Batman Begins (2005)
This is THE origin.
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People who added this item 1913 Average listal rating (1259 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 7301 Average listal rating (5119 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 3202 Average listal rating (2199 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 744 Average listal rating (547 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 679 Average listal rating (470 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 559 Average listal rating (352 ratings) 7.3 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 479 Average listal rating (312 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 3500 Average listal rating (2428 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 5216 Average listal rating (3692 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 2932 Average listal rating (2076 ratings) 7.3 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 130 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 3017 Average listal rating (2078 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 104 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 211 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 235 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 2460 Average listal rating (1673 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 1483 Average listal rating (991 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 7956 Average listal rating (5774 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Tarantino is just insane, and I thank him for that.
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People who added this item 4933 Average listal rating (3374 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 2214 Average listal rating (1419 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Mind-fuck, gore, action, psychology and Japanese film-making at its best.
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People who added this item 2491 Average listal rating (1681 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 5312 Average listal rating (3789 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
300 (2007)
A unique movie with a very particular style. Violent, over-the-top, superb.
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People who added this item 4107 Average listal rating (2828 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 1955 Average listal rating (1273 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Serenity (2005)
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People who added this item 2548 Average listal rating (1717 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 897 Average listal rating (621 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
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 2035 Average listal rating (1359 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Historical, detailed, fast-paced and violent. And a very different watch, nice break.
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People who added this item 7259 Average listal rating (5177 ratings) 6.9 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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Jet Li's first amazing martial arts tale.
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People who added this item 1078 Average listal rating (743 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
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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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