Best action movies

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

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    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.
     


  2. CaptChaos

    CaptChaos Senior member

    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    No love for the original Terminator? The police station scene had the first "I'll be back" from the Governator.
     


  3. Kai

    Kai Senior member

    Messages:
    3,207
    Likes Received:
    800
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    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)
     


  4. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    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.
     


  5. aarghh

    aarghh Senior member

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2004
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    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.
     


  6. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003


    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.
     


  7. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    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).
     


  8. Ramses

    Ramses Senior member

    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Cutie Honey Live Action Film

    Casshern Live Action

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

    A Bittersweet Life
     


  9. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    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.
     


  10. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

    Messages:
    2,114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Von Ryan's Express was excellent, too . . . [​IMG]
     


  11. redcaimen

    redcaimen Bigtime

    Messages:
    7,092
    Likes Received:
    659
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Sleep by Andy Warhol.
     


  12. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

    Messages:
    5,663
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Say hello to my little friend!
     


  13. Pinhas

    Pinhas Senior member

    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    NYC
    Die Hard 3, Black Hawk Down, Heat, T2, 13th Warriror, Bourne Trilogy, Bad Boys 1&2, Speed, The Replacments, Raiders of the Lost Ark
     


  14. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

    Messages:
    19,629
    Likes Received:
    4,609
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    300.
     


  15. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

    Messages:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    131
    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Terminator 2 is simply the greatest action film of all time. I'm not a scientist, but I'm pretty sure this can be proven.

    *Apocalypse Now is the greatest film ever made, but it is not an action film.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by