What are some of the best Action Movies around? What will deliver a great story and make my heart race? Which ones do I need to own so I can put them on my awesome shelf of awesomeness. Well I'll tell you exactly what the Ten Best Action Movies are, and why you should own them.
10. Enter The Dragon
Like the poster says this is the first Hollywood produced martial arts film, and this was also Bruce Lee's last film. He died a few weeks before the release. It's filled with gorgeous action sequences and it's a must own for any martial arts/action movie fan.
9. Lethal Weapon
Considered one of the best buddy cop films, Lethal Weapon sores with witty dialogue written by Shane Black. Who wrote this in his mid twenties. It's not just the action set pieces that make this a great action movie, but it's the strong friendship of Riggs and Murtaugh going through the obstacles together that makes this movie very special.
This movie doesn't slow down. It's like the energizer bunny. That's what makes for good action! Plus the now classic line that's plastered, not only on the poster above, but into pop culture forever will always keep this in everyone's mind as a great action movie.
7. The Road Warrior
The Road Warrior is the second and the most well known of the three Mad Max movies. The driving stunts are brutal and intense. Not to mention the epic scale of the whole film makes it seem like this really happened. And did you know, that Mel Gibson is Australian!
6. Bad Boys
In my opinion this is Michael Bay's only tolerable action film. The Island is also a good one to check out. But Bad Boys is just so over the top and ridiculous it's hard not to like it. Plus the chemistry between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence is great. So, if you like explosions, put this one right on that shelf.
5. First Blood
This is such a great action movie, and the funny part is Rambo kills one guy and it's by accident. It moves quick, and it has a great story behind it. Definitely Stallone's best work.
One of the greatest satires of action movies becomes the coolest, and most badass sci-fi action films of the 80's. When poor Kenny gets shot up, and there is just an excessive amount of blood shooting out of him....you know what you're in for.
This is one of my favorite action movie. It starts off as an action movie and then becomes a survival horror film. You got Bill Dukes, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers, and an odd appearance by Shane Black that tops off this kickass cast of action heroes. Also you have the greatest sinister laugh ever on screen! If you don't have this go out right now and buy it. Buy two copies....okay just buy one, but think about buying another.
2. The Raid
Both Raid films are amazing. I haven't seen anything like them and it was pretty hard for me to choose which one got on this list. The Raid 2 is still a badass action movie, but it's so much more than that because it's story elevates it up another notch. But The Raid, is the perfect gritty action film that from start to finish it will have you saying "HOLY F*#&$(((@$&." Both movies are insane and you should check them out right away. Also, put on subtitles because the dub is absolutely horrible.
1. Die Hard
Of course the number one Action Movie to own is Die Hard! The story is great, the character is great, there are so many memorable sequences, and you have all those quotable lines. It's everything an action movie should be! There is nothing left to say but go out now and have a movie marathon of all these movies.