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Best action movies

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Matt, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Another one for Commando. So cheesy, so great. "Can i have a pillow for my friend ... he's dead tired" "What happened to sully ? ... I let him go" "You know what i like best ... what's that ? .. the price "
    "Sleeting a leetle girl's throat is like cutting through warm butter..."
     
  2. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    I loved Cloak & Dagger as a kid - just downloaded it again and it's still great. I still yell at the kid to pick up the gun, just like I did when I was 8. [​IMG]

    La Femme Nikita is probably my favorite all time action movie, though the subtitles on some versions are really bad. The old VHS subs were pretty accurate.

    I guess Starship Troopers is sci-fi, but it has a lot of action, and is another favorite. I also like the Bourne Identity, Ronin, Bullitt (anything with a good car chase), Heat, Collateral was okay, Payback, Sin City was great, Snatch and LS&2SB, The Getaway (McQueen), Terminator, T2, True Lies, Commando, Red Heat, Raw Deal, etc., and I actually liked The Last Action Hero (I think I was the only one). Let's see... Leon the Professional, The Usual Suspects was kind of action-ish and I love that. Eh, there are more, but I'm tired of thinking now. Time to watch something instead of thinking about it.
     
  3. Maximus Mark

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    Another thumbs up for Commando!

    Really, I found it more hilarious than Schwarzenegger's so called "comedies".

    Military guy: "How did you know they were there?"
    Ahnuld: "I smelled them coming."

    Beginning of movie:
    Guy taking out the trash - "Hey, you missed me."
    Garbagemen - "No we didn't."
    *takes out uzis and blows his stomach apart*
     
  4. Homme

    Homme Well-Known Member

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    "Sleeting a leetle girl's throat is like cutting through warm butter..."

    Put the knife away .. and shut your mouth.
    Your soldiers make me laugh. If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too.



    I haven't seen this movie in years, and still remember almost every line of dialogue (if you can really call it that [​IMG] ).

    "We'll take Cook's car .. he won't be needing it"

    "Right?"
    "Wrong"

    From memory the guy who played Bennet was aussie... Vernon Wells ?
     
  5. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    From memory the guy who played Bennet was aussie... Vernon Wells ?

    Yup.

    Oh, and, "let off some steam, Bennett!"

    I loved Raw Deal, for no other reason than they made Arnold say, "molested, murdered, and mutilated."
     
  6. Homme

    Homme Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, i haven't seen Raw Deal yet.

    However, being the movie made between Commando & Predator ... i think i can guess how it goes [​IMG]
     
  7. Nick M

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    "Sleeting a leetle girl's throat is like cutting through warm butter..."
    "You're a funny man, Sully, I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last."
    A sequel was considered, but never filmed; Arnold Schwarzenegger, by his own admission, was not interested. Commando II was rewritten and would later become Die Hard (1988).
    [​IMG]

    Am I the only one who liked The Rundown, with The Rock and Seann William Scott? Likeable characters, stylish gunplay, a guy getting hit in the head with a burning lump of wood, and both Rosario Dawson and Christopher Walken. A non-stop thrill ride, as they say.

    Also, The Matrix. But only the first one.

    The Transporter and The Transporter 2 - noteworthy for, respectively, Statham ringing the doorbell before he busts in on a bunch of guys, and Statham beating up a bunch of guys using a mounted firehose.
     
  8. Ramses

    Ramses Well-Known Member

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    The Transporter and The Transporter 2 - noteworthy for, respectively, Statham ringing the doorbell before he busts in on a bunch of guys, and Statham beating up a bunch of guys using a mounted firehose.

    Also for Kate Nauta! She is PERFECTION! Hyper Stylized woman in real life are hard to find...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. countdemoney

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    From memory the guy who played Bennet was aussie... Vernon Wells ?

    I can't help it, but everytime I see him, I think its some chubby version of Freddie Mercury.
     
  10. Edward Appleby

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    Die Hard
    Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Last Crusade
    The Killer
    Hard Boiled
    Predator

    The street shootout in Heat has some of the most brilliant sound I've ever heard.
     
  11. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Ones that haven't been mentioned yet:

    Battle Royale, Total Recall, The Bourne Identity, Darkman, Robocop, The Fifth Element, Brotherhood of The Wolf, Ravenous, Point Break, The Crow, Fist Of Legend, Fight Club, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, Iron Monkey, Payback, Ong Bak, Mystery Men, Rocky I-IV, Starship Troopers. Violent Cop, Kung Fu Hustle, and Wasabi.
     
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    No love for the original Terminator? The police station scene had the first "I'll be back" from the Governator.
     
  13. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Best of all time:

    Die Hard
    Aliens
    Terminator II
    True Lies
    First Blood

    Some I enjoyed that haven't been mentioned yet:


    Tears of the Sun (One of Bruce's best, plus it co-stars Monica Beluci)

    Sniper (Only movie I know of about a sniper)

    Con Air (I really like Cage and the rest of the cast in this one)
    The Rock (Cage and Connery)

    Kingdom of Heaven (the only decent movie in the last decade about the Middle Ages.)

    From Dusk til Dawn
    Blade (all 3)
    Underworld (because I love Vampire movies)

    Under Siege (Steven Segal's only decent movie)

    Executive Decision (nobody else I've ever talked to has seen this. It's really good. Stars Kurt Russel)

    Escape from New York (Terrific cheese)
     
  14. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Sniper (Only movie I know of about a sniper)
    Well... there was also Sniper 2 and 3. I always think of the one scene in Clear And Present Danger, where the army guys are looking for the sniper in the low brush.
     
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    Well... there was also Sniper 2 and 3.

    I always think of the one scene in Clear And Present Danger, where the army guys are looking for the sniper in the low brush.



    Enemy at the Gates.
     
  16. JBZ

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    Under Siege (Steven Segal's only decent movie)


    Actually, Above the Law (his first) was pretty darn good (Pam Grier and Sharon Stone each had supporting roles, as did consummate bad guy Henry Silva). Fairly simple plot, but had some great action/martial arts scenes. Hard to Kill was fun just because of it's completely implausible plot and cheesy, tough guy dialogue - and you can take that to the bank.
     
  17. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    Ones that haven't been mentioned yet:

    Battle Royale


    I'd be curious of your opinion on this movie. I remember when it came out it was deemed very controversial (sort of an uber-violent Lord of the Flies or Survivor (if they killed contestants instead of just voting them off)), but I've never gotten around to seeing it (I don't think it ever had an official U.S. release).
     
  18. Ramses

    Ramses Well-Known Member

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    Cutie Honey Live Action Film

    Casshern Live Action

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

    A Bittersweet Life
     
  19. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    I'd be curious of your opinion on this movie. I remember when it came out it was deemed very controversial (sort of an uber-violent Lord of the Flies or Survivor (if they killed contestants instead of just voting them off)), but I've never gotten around to seeing it (I don't think it ever had an official U.S. release).

    Its one of my all-time favorites. See it.
     
  20. Ivan Kipling

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    Von Ryan's Express was excellent, too . . . [​IMG]
     

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