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The Best Action Movies?

Posted on 11/21/2012 7:02:53 PM PST by MNDude

What are your three favorite action movies?


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: actionmovies; movies; vanity
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To: MNDude

I actually decided to give this way too much thought. My three favorite, and each for different reasons, are:

The original The Italian Job.
Point Break
Ronin


151 posted on 11/22/2012 5:13:48 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: flaglady47

I absolutely love Jaws. Now, I know Spielberg just uses formulas to evoke responses from his viewers, but I like the formula!


152 posted on 11/22/2012 5:21:51 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Since the my opinion of the finest three action movies changes from day to day depending on my mood at the time, I think your list probably covers the three finest no matter what day it is.

Does your Randolph Scott blanket coverage include “Ride the High Country”? I liked that movie.


153 posted on 11/22/2012 5:42:52 AM PST by TomMix
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To: cuban leaf

IMHO Replacement Killers outpaced Ronin for action.


154 posted on 11/22/2012 6:24:20 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Doogle

We moved 9 hours from home a couple years ago. When we return, most cars we pass have cartoons playing on the screen. My sons use the trip to watch Band of Brothers.


155 posted on 11/22/2012 6:31:53 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: Cvengr

IMHO Replacement Killers outpaced Ronin for action.


Then I need to see it. :-)

I confess that my choices are not because of the action alone. It is the context in which the action takes place that puts them on my list - and the action as well.


156 posted on 11/22/2012 7:49:12 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: TomMix

***“Ride the High Country”? I liked that movie.***

YES! Bad guy using early semi auto rifle!


157 posted on 11/22/2012 8:25:28 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Cvengr; cuban leaf

***outpaced Ronin for action.****

I haven’t seen it yet, but I am under the impression it is NOT about the 47 Ronin of Japan.


158 posted on 11/22/2012 8:28:02 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I haven’t seen it yet, but I am under the impression it is NOT about the 47 Ronin of Japan.


No, but close. It is used as an analogy.


159 posted on 11/22/2012 8:36:44 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Eastbound
Ditto. Anyone asks me if I cry at movies, that's the one. Showdown at house of Blue Leaves....stunning cinematography.

But I got a shocker for ya. If memory serves, the theme was written by, and I kinda hate to be the one to tell you,.....are you sitting down?.........Sonny Bono.

160 posted on 11/22/2012 3:16:20 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: doorgunner69

In our family, the intent to ignore local traffic laws is always preceded by:

“we’re going this way...”

:)


161 posted on 11/22/2012 5:00:15 PM PST by Reverend Wright (Obama explains the ALCS: the Yankees actually played great but lost due to mistakes by Joe Torre)
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To: Revolting cat!
I saw the prequel.


162 posted on 11/22/2012 6:15:05 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: gundog

I wondered if anyone else here was able to see past the violence. Thanks for replying. Kudos to Sonny. Never though he and the babe would ever break up.


163 posted on 11/22/2012 9:29:21 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: Eastbound

Yeah...when you get to the “phone booth”/toilet stall scene in Blue Leaves and Uma strips off the jacket...there’s the AHA! moment and all the graphic scenes and violence and weird overhead perspectives hit ya...Comic book!


164 posted on 11/23/2012 1:12:29 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

Thanks. I’ll check that one out. Haven’t seen it yet.


165 posted on 11/23/2012 6:01:14 PM PST by Eastbound
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