Top 50 Action movies

Starting a series of genre top 50s. Gotta have some ground rules, on these lists I'll only feature movie where the relevant genre is the primary one, so in this case a movie has to be an action movie above all else, so films like the Star Wars original trilogy and Lord of the Rings aren't included because I consider them adventure movies primarily. My primary criteria for what makes a movie a definitive action flick is really in regards to how combat scenes are used to drive the story. I don't consider The Dark Knight an action movie because that story is communicated much more through dramatic scenes rather than fights. In my mind the perfect films for this…

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  • Die Hard

    1

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    2

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    3

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    4

  • The Matrix

    5

  • The Last Samurai

    6

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    7

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    8

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    9

  • Skyfall

    10

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    11

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    12

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    13

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    14

  • John Wick

    15

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

    16

  • Aliens

    17

  • Iron Man

    18

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    19

  • Baby Driver

    20

  • Captain America: Civil War

    21

  • The Avengers

    22

  • Man of Steel

    23

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    24

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    25

  • Avengers: Endgame

    26

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

    27

  • Kung Fu Panda

    28

  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    29

  • Gladiator

    30

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    31

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    32

  • X2

    33

  • Goldfinger

    34

  • Point Break

    35

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    36

  • Incredibles 2

    37

  • The Bourne Supremacy

    38

  • Air Force One

    39

  • From Russia with Love

    40

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    41

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    42

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    43

  • Superman vs. The Elite

    44

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    45

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    46

  • Justice League: Doom

    47

  • Godzilla

    48

  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

    49

  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

    50

  • Spider-Man 2

    51

  • The Terminator

    52

  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    53

  • The Transporter

    54

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    55

  • The Wolverine

    56

  • Transformers

    57