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Old 06-22-07, 11:17 AM
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Best Action Movie of All-Time?

Prompted by the new Entertainment Weekly list that puts Die Hard (the original, the R rated ONE) at #1 (I don't have the full list handy).

It was funny listening to Bruce Willis on Access Hollywood last night gloss over the PG-13 issue by saying to Maria Menunos "Did you think that was a PG-13 movie?" and her response was a resounding "not at all".

He still says the full "Yippee..." line is in tact which is fine I guess, but I am let done by the whole rating thing and may not see as a result, but that is a whole other thread.

What do you think is the #1 of all-time?

I would have to agree with Die Hard absolutely!

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Old 06-22-07, 11:18 AM
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i like face off personally but i can see die hard being the one
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Old 06-22-07, 11:20 AM
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Raiders Of the Lost Ark. Or is that more adventure?
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Old 06-22-07, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ShaunoftheDead
Prompted by the new Entertainment Weekly list that puts Die Hard at #1 (I don't have the full list handy).

What do you think is the #1 of all-time?

I would have to agree with Die Hard absolutely!
No argument (As far as American action goes)

Hard-Boiled (Being my international favorite) would be my 2nd runner-up.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
No argument (As far as American action goes)

Hard-Boiled (Being my international favorite) would be my 2nd runner-up.
HB was in the top 20, which is prompting me to watch it for the first time tonight possibly. Raiders was I think #4.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
Raiders Of the Lost Ark. Or is that more adventure?
I believe from what I heard that comes in at #3
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Old 06-22-07, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by IMRICKJAMES
I believe from what I heard that comes in at #3
Could be. I know Aliens was #2.

One of my favorites is another JC in The Abyss. I would deem it as action, but the list did not include it. I just know I was on the edge of my seat and gasping 1st time I saw it.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:39 AM
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Do they include sci-fi action movies like the Terminators? If so, then Terminator 3 should be at least in the top 5, if not #1.



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Do they include sci-fi action movies like the Terminators? If so, then Terminator 3 should be at least in the top 5, if not #1.



T2 is in top 10 I think.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ShaunoftheDead
One of my favorites is another JC in The Abyss. I would deem it as action, but the list did not include it. I just know I was on the edge of my seat and gasping 1st time I saw it.
I think it's not so much action in the sense of an action movie. It has more suspense than action.

I agree with Hard Boiled. And I give a nod to Ong Bak.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:59 AM
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The Road Warrior is always my answer to the question.
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Old 06-22-07, 12:05 PM
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I'd have to agree with Die Hard, but I'm also a sucker for the testosterone-overload 80's flicks like Commando and Rambo II.
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Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 3
Aliens
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
I'd have to agree with Die Hard, but I'm also a sucker for the testosterone-overload 80's flicks like Commando and Rambo II.
How about Predator? In top 25.
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The Top 50, according to EW. Only the Top 25 appeared in the magazine. Obviously, all lists like this are open for debate, but a lot of these are good choices.

1. Die Hard
2. Aliens
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. The Road Warrior
5. The Matrix
6. Seven Samurai
7. Gladiator
8. Saving Private Ryan
9. Hard-Boiled
10. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
11. Speed
12. The Empire Strikes Back
13. The Wild Bunch
14. Robocop
15. Enter the Dragon
16. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
17. The Bourne Supremacy
18. The Adventures of Robin Hood
19. Goldfinger
20. Kill Bil - Vol. 1
21. Spiderman 2
22. Predator
23. Drunken Master II
24. Lethal Weapon
25. The Incredibles
26. The Professional
27. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
28. Kung Fu Hustle
29. The Terminator
30. Gunga Din
31. Mission Impossible III
32. True Lies
33. The Fugitive
34. Top Gun
35. Rambo: First Blood II
36. Twister
37. The Rock
38. X-Men 2
39. The Crimson Pirate
40. Independence Day
41. Desperado
42. La Femme Nikita
43. Total Recall
44. Escape from New York
45. Apocalypto
46. Pitch Black
47. Assault on Precinct 13 (original)
48. Under Siege
49. Point Break
50. Battleship Potemkin
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Die Hard is an easy #1 for me
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Not a terrible list actually.
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Old 06-22-07, 12:37 PM
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Only the dweebs at EW (whose "all time" lists always seem to be made by 20-somethings) would leave "The Great Escape" totally off the list.
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Old 06-22-07, 01:07 PM
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Raiders of the Lost Ark #1 for me. Good list though
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Old 06-22-07, 01:31 PM
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It's a tie between Die Hard, The Rock, and Face/Off for me.
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It's a tie between The Matrix and The Road Warrior
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Old 06-22-07, 01:46 PM
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You realize that they only picked Die Hard as #1 so they could tie that in with the article about the new Die Hard movie, right?
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Old 06-22-07, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Only the dweebs at EW (whose "all time" lists always seem to be made by 20-somethings) would leave "The Great Escape" totally off the list.
Agreed. And I was about to give them points for including Point Blank, until I saw I'd misread it and it was really Point Break...
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