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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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1 posted on 11/21/2012 7:03:02 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

They are all tied for last.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 7:07:40 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: MNDude
Act of Valor

Boondock Saints

Boondock Saints, All Saint's Day

3 posted on 11/21/2012 7:08:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: MNDude

Man...tough to narrow it down to just three! Aliens and The Terminator for sure. Could name dozens for my third choice, but I think I’ll go with the original Death Race 2000. Low budget and cheezy as heck, but what a hoot!


4 posted on 11/21/2012 7:09:12 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: MNDude

I’m not a huge fan of action movies and am not sure if this even qualifies as an action movie, but I love The Fugitive.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 7:09:26 PM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: MNDude

I am not sure I know what an “Action Movie” is. I know there is a lot of action but what kind of action?


6 posted on 11/21/2012 7:09:34 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: MNDude
This one
7 posted on 11/21/2012 7:09:52 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: MNDude

DIE HARD certainly up there.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 7:10:18 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: MNDude

Team America, World Police
Die Hard
Lethal Weapon


9 posted on 11/21/2012 7:10:36 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: MNDude

The A-Team, Die Hard, Any Connery/Craig Bonds.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 7:11:46 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: MNDude
#1 Gunga Din!


11 posted on 11/21/2012 7:13:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

Ok, I’ll play along...
The Pacific (HBO series?)
Sgt. York
A Tale of Two Cities


12 posted on 11/21/2012 7:13:58 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: MNDude

3 Days of the Condor

Dirty Harry

Bullett


13 posted on 11/21/2012 7:14:54 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TigerClaws

I always liked watching the Die Hard movies because I worked on the Fox Plaza building during its construction in the late 80s. I’ve been on every floor, on the roof and in the basement.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 7:15:07 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: MNDude

One scene in the REAL “True Grit” -—— JW: Fill your hands you SOB!”


15 posted on 11/21/2012 7:15:24 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: MNDude

16 posted on 11/21/2012 7:16:31 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: MNDude

In no particular order (and I’ll try to think of some lesser-knowns):

The “Sharpe’s Rifles” series, starring Sean Bean.

“Falling Down”, staring Michael Douglas.

“Jeremiah Johnson” starring Robert Redford. (Not exactly sure if it qualifies as “action”.)

“They Live”, starring Rowdy Roddy Piper.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 7:16:31 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is two words.)
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A tribute to Gunga Din
18 posted on 11/21/2012 7:16:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

Aliens
Terminator 2
Bambi Meets Godzilla


19 posted on 11/21/2012 7:16:49 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: MNDude

Pulp Fiction
The Great Escape
The General


20 posted on 11/21/2012 7:17:42 PM PST by drjimmy
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To: holymoly

Woops. You said three. Oh well.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 7:17:42 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is two words.)
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To: MNDude

Bridge On the River Kwai
Rio Bravo
The Seven Samurai


22 posted on 11/21/2012 7:19:11 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: MNDude

Bullitt

Goldfinger

Mysterious Island

My taste in movies, and music, crystallized some time ago.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 7:20:33 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: MNDude

Uncommon Valor


24 posted on 11/21/2012 7:21:02 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: MNDude

The Dirty Dozen
Lethal Weapon
True Lies


25 posted on 11/21/2012 7:22:49 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: MNDude

Best car chase scene is Classe Tous Risques, 1960.


26 posted on 11/21/2012 7:23:00 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: MNDude

Ronin
Heat
The whole Band of Brothers series (I’ve watch it all day long 4 times.....and each time I hate Sobel more)


27 posted on 11/21/2012 7:23:00 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


28 posted on 11/21/2012 7:23:56 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: mylife

Yes, wholeheartedly! Action, comedy, romance, terrorism. Can’t beat it. Next, the original Four Feathers.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 7:27:01 PM PST by Mach9
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To: MNDude

From Paris with Love

stars Travolta and Rhys Meyers

starts off kind of slow for about 5 minutes, then hardly lets up until the end.


30 posted on 11/21/2012 7:27:54 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: MNDude

Just pick out the 3 best Zatoichi movies.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 7:27:54 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: MNDude

ZULU
ZULU DAWN
55 DAYS AT PEKING
BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Almost any Akira Kurisawa Samurai movie.
Samurai 1
Samurai II
Samurai III
THE FOUR FEATHERS
BREAKER MORANT
DAAMN THE DEFIANT
TOBRUK
GUNGA DIN
THE WAR LORD
EL CID
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
THE LONGEST DAY
THE TRAIN
THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION
KINGS OF THE SUN
PORK CHOP HILL
A WALK IN THE SUN
IN WHICH WE SERVE
HELLEN OF TROY (1956)
THE LOST PARTOL
GLORY
SAHARA (Humphrey Bogart)
ACTION IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC
GUNS OF NAVARONE
WHERE EAGLES DARE
WHITE HEAT
THE VIKINGS
DEAD ALIVE (uncut version)
A BRIDGE TOO FAR
KHARTOUM
THE LONG SHIPS
ENEMY AT THE GATES
BLACKHAWK DOWN
WATERLOO
WAR AND PEACE (RUSSIAN version 1968)
GLADIATOR
GETTYSBURG
GODS AND GENERALS
LETTERS FROM IO JIMA
MAJOR DUNDEE
THE WILD BUNCH
THE PROFESSIONALS
300 SPARTANS
WINCHESTER 73
Any movie with RANDOLPH SCOTT
HOMBRE
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
MASTER AND COMMANDER-THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
DAS BOOT (LONG VERSION)
THE BRIDGE AT REMAGDEN
VON RYAN’S EXPRESS
THE GREAT RAID
DEFIANCE
WE WERE SOLDIERS
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (1966)
PATHS OF GLORY
DARK OF THE SUN
KING SOLOMON’S MINES (1930S AND 1950S VERSION)
THE ANGEL WORE RED
LORD JIM
IVANHOE
AIR FORCE
THE NAKED PREY

And way, way too many more!


32 posted on 11/21/2012 7:28:06 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Mach9

I loved “The Man who would be King” too.


33 posted on 11/21/2012 7:29:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

Die Hard
Ronin
The Transporter


34 posted on 11/21/2012 7:30:57 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: MNDude

Ok, answering my own posting...

Die Hard
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Batman Begins


35 posted on 11/21/2012 7:32:42 PM PST by MNDude
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Da Terminator (I’ll be baaack).

Die Hard

The Transporter


36 posted on 11/21/2012 7:32:50 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( 1448 days until Nov.8,2016)
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To: Mach9
I will have to see The Four Feathers
37 posted on 11/21/2012 7:32:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

Sorry, I just got carried away.


38 posted on 11/21/2012 7:33:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: MNDude
The Eiger Sanction
The Last of the Mohicans
Taken
39 posted on 11/21/2012 7:34:22 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: MNDude

Predator
True lies
The outlaw Josie Wales


40 posted on 11/21/2012 7:37:58 PM PST by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: holymoly

“Falling Down”, staring Michael Douglas.

Excellent movie


41 posted on 11/21/2012 7:38:06 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: holymoly

“Jeremiah Johnson” starring Robert Redford. (Not exactly sure if it qualifies as “action”.)

It definitely does. A great flick. Even if it had Redford in it.


42 posted on 11/21/2012 7:39:27 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: mylife

You beat me to it on “The Man who would be King”. Also on my list: “Witness”, Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Blade Runner”.


43 posted on 11/21/2012 7:41:16 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: jessduntno
A great flick. Even if it had Redford in it.

Exactly what I was thinking. Lol.

44 posted on 11/21/2012 7:43:48 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is two words.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

THE WAGES OF FEAR(1953)


45 posted on 11/21/2012 7:45:13 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: flaglady47

Love that film.


46 posted on 11/21/2012 7:45:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jessduntno

Also, “Ride with the Devil” (a great little known Civil War pic), and “Braveheart”, and “The Patriot”.


47 posted on 11/21/2012 7:47:32 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: MNDude

Braveheart.
Heat.
The Last Boy Scout.


48 posted on 11/21/2012 7:48:26 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: MNDude

The Road Warrior

The Aliens movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark


49 posted on 11/21/2012 7:48:34 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: MNDude

Braveheart.
Heat.
The Last Boy Scout.


50 posted on 11/21/2012 7:48:38 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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