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Title: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2014, 05:43:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Sqz5dbs5zmo

IT HAS BEGUN!  This is the knock-out, drag-out, blow-out fight to see which action movie gets your love.  I tabulated the votes and crunched the numbers... of the votes... that I tabulated and found out what we think are the action movies we love the most.  This has been a thrill to compile and it's also given me some ideas for films to check out.  Sorry for taking so long, by the way, so I hope you find it worth the wait.

In addition, each entry will come with three sub-entries.

Shit Just Got Real! – This catelogues the moment in most action movies where the stakes are kicked up in the film for dramatic effect and often providing a sense of awe and "AAAAAAAAAWWWWWW SHIT!"

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – Me, telling you how action-packed the films are.  This is NOT a judgment on the quality of the film and not entirely about how good the action is, it is just an indicator (debatable in some cases where I needed to make an educated guess about a film I haven't seen).  There are some fantastic films here that rank pretty low on this.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
Some awesome action movie scene.  Like this.

https://www.youtube.com/v/119rJSY5G0g

So please enjoy, won't you?  Thank you.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2014, 06:12:31 AM
#51-49  – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

22 Points, 1 Lists, #4 Charles Hussein Castle
(https://boredanddangerousblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/promo30.jpg)
No growth without assistance. No action without reaction. No desire without restraint. Now give yourself up and find yourself again.

During the Qing Dynasty in China, when the legendary warrior known as Li Mu Bai decides to give up adventuring, he also decides to give up his equally legendary sword known as Green Destiny, a weapon of unparalleled craftsmanship.  However, soon after, the weapon is stolen by a masked thief causing Li and his lover Yu Shu Lien (also a skilled fighter) begin to hunt for it.  The thief is in fact a governor’s daughter, Jen Yu, who seeks a life of freedom and adventure rather than entering into an arranged marriage. She is also the protégée of Jade Fox, the woman who killed Li’s master for refusing to teach her the Wudang school of kung fu.   Soon, a battle plays out between the faction for the fate of the sword and the future of a young martial artist of great potential.

 Shit Just Got Real! – Jade Fox, the woman who has dedicated her life to having revenge on the students of Wudang for not teaching her their style discovers her student has gained access to the very style she covets/reviles, deeply changing their relationship (even if Jen has yet to realize it).

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 45%.  There are definitely some fantastic fight scenes, but the scenes themselves are more graceful poetic pieces rather than white knuckle rides.  Though if that’s what you are into, you’ll get a lot out of the fight in the restaurant and the constant weapons switching Shu does in her fight with Jen.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/WZvzB7zG_HM
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 01, 2014, 07:05:29 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X-i9FMd_pSw/U6vtOsESmbI/AAAAAAAAEyk/pBOtzcpnWQs/s1600/ItHasBegun.gif)
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2014, 07:44:05 AM
#51-49  – Ghostbusters

22 Points, 1 Lists, #4 ScottotD
(http://www.thebestlittlefilmhouse.com/ekmps/shops/tblfh01/images/ghostbusters-original-british-quad-film-poster-1984-bill-murray-aykroyd-harold-ramis-7052-p.jpg)
Let’s show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown!

When 3 paranormal investigators are kicked out of their cozy university jobs just as one of them discovers a method for catching ghosts, the three decide to go into business for themselves as ghostbusters.  While the work is slow at first, they start investigating the strange case of Dana Barrett who claims to have a hellhound living in her refrigerator and take care of a ghost in a hotel.  Soon they find themselves up to their ears in clients, only to realize there may be a greater, more dire reason for their uptick in business related to the strange events occurring in Dana Barrett’s apartment.

 Shit Just Got Real! – Signorney Weaver and Rick Moranis are possessed by demons and if they go to bone town, they will unleash a force that will end the world.  Picture that.  Yeah.  Soak that in.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 20%.  Personally, I think of this less as an action comedy and more of an adventure comedy.  There is action, but it is really kept to two key scenes, both of which are tremendous fun: the hotel ghost hunt and the final battle.  It’s not often that visual phantasmagoria goes hand in hand with comedy, but this does it very well.   In fact, I don’t know if there are any effects-heavy comedies as successful as this one, and not for a lack of trying (sorry, Evolution, you are terrible).

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/9ZVzT0zx_pk
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2014, 09:32:02 AM
#51-49  – In Bruges

22 Points, 1 Lists, #4 Cole Stratton
(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/in-bruges-2008/large_kBABboeLU2HsKWSG7DwiF9saHl5.jpg)
You're an inanimate fucking object!

Hitmen Ray and Ken are sent to hide out in Bruges after Ken shoots a young boy.  Ken enjoys the beauty of the city, but Ray is finding it dull and is restless to leave the country and return to his hometown and get back to work.  But both are feeling guilty of their situations: Ray for having murdered a child and Ken… for having to kill Ray.  Seems that Ray has been sent to Bruges to enjoy a beautiful city before he Is executed for screwing up, and if Ken doesn’t finish the job, their ruthless but honorable boss is going to arrive to make sure it gets done.

 Shit Just Got Real! – Ray finds that he isn’t sent to lay low in Bruges, unless by that you meant 6 feet under.  Assuming it isn’t a shallow grave.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 15%.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen it, but I remember the film being more of a dramedy with a gunplay-filled chase in the finale.  Feel free to correct me on that.  Still, definitely worth checking out and a fun role for Peter Dinklage.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/IMITzipEmNE
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: CJones on December 01, 2014, 01:35:54 PM
Looks like my #3 is guaranteed to make it. I just hope I'm not the only one to vote for it.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2014, 06:31:48 PM
#48  – Hard Boiled

22 Points, 2 Lists, # 11 Stethacantus
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/38/Hard-boiled-film-poster.jpg/220px-Hard-boiled-film-poster.jpg)
Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God.

When Inspector “Tequila” Yuen’s partner is killed in a raid on some gun smugglers, Tequila ends up with a new partner: an inside man.  Tony is a criminal rising quickly up the ranks but he has a secret: he’s an undercover cop who is now caught in the crossfire of two competing crime bosses.  Tequila and Tony will need to work together (and a lot of bullets) to survive two armies of killers.

Shit Just Got Real! – If Tony isn’t in a dangerous enough position as an undercover cop, he’s told to murder a police informant.  Can he use his quick thinking to get out of this one?

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 80-90%.  I’ve never seen this one, but considering it is a John Woo film, I’m pretty sure it is on the high end of the spectrum.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/3bozxgVQ9m0
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2014, 09:03:42 PM
#47-46  – Breaking Away

23 Points, 1 List, #3 Stethacantus
(http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/Breaking%20Away%20poster%201.jpg)
They want a fight, we'll give 'em a fight.
   

A year after graduation, four working class friends are lost and unsure what to do with their lives.  After one of the friends, Dave, wins a Masi bicycle, he becomes wildly obsessed with the Italian cycling team and all things Italian.  After an attempt to serenade a girl, Italian-style, goes awry, Dave’s friend Cyril ends up getting beaten up for his trouble by university students.  As an apology for this, the school’s dean offers Dave and his friends entry into a local bike relay, the Little 500, where they will compete against the Italian bike team.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – Turns out the Italian bike team is all jerks!

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 20% I never saw this one, but from what little I know about it, it is more of a coming of age sports movie.  That said, there’s sure to be a training montage (maybe not, this was in the late 70’s, when montage’s weren’t completely inescapable) and a climactic race.  Also, I assume their called Cutters because they cut some people up! 

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
Sorry,  I couldn’t find a decent clip from the movie, but maybe the Breaking Away TV Pilot would help instead.
https://www.youtube.com/v/AL7kdIAHtl8
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: MightyJack on December 01, 2014, 09:10:26 PM
While there are several movies I like here... yeah, many of them I wouldn't consider action movies. Very underwhelming start to the LOC IMHO.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2014, 09:20:02 PM
Don't worry, a lot of the debatable stuff is towards the bottom of the list.  But yeah, I'm starting to question what people consider an action movie.  Besides, I ask people to follow their heart on what they consider an action movie and though I don't agree, I will regret their wishes.  Still, it is weird that Dancer in the Dark made it to number one.  Spoiler alert.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 01, 2014, 10:12:11 PM
While I agree that several titles so far listed are very much straining the Action title, I think Hard Boiled more than makes up for anything. And I don't just say that because seeing it here gave me a "Why didn't I list that!?" moment. Johnny, do go see it, because it's simply incredible.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 01, 2014, 11:54:11 PM
While there are several movies I like here... yeah, many of them I wouldn't consider action movies. Very underwhelming start to the LOC IMHO.

You don't consider Hard Boiled an action movie?



Ghostbusters was a line call because it's about 6 genres but I'd describe it mostly as action/comedy so it got in.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: MightyJack on December 02, 2014, 02:43:10 AM
While there are several movies I like here... yeah, many of them I wouldn't consider action movies. Very underwhelming start to the LOC IMHO.

You don't consider Hard Boiled an action movie?

I consider it an egg. ;)

Seriously though; a key word in my post was "many" - and that would be one of the few I'd consider action on this list so far.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 02, 2014, 02:53:48 AM
While there are several movies I like here... yeah, many of them I wouldn't consider action movies. Very underwhelming start to the LOC IMHO.

You don't consider Hard Boiled an action movie?

I consider it an egg. ;)

Seriously though; a key word in my post was "many" - and that would be one of the few I'd consider action on this list so far.

Ah, I misread it I think. 

https://www.youtube.com/v/119rJSY5G0g

Hey, Ip Man! What movie is this?
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 02, 2014, 06:59:54 AM
#47-46  – John Carpenter’s The Thing

23 Points, 1 List, #3 ScottotD
(http://www.shortlist.com/resource/binary/23ab92a58e8fee10c5352b2de6a3edcc/il_fullxfull.263047088.jpg)
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot. But when you find the time... I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!
   

The crew of an Antarctic science base is doing their best to kill the time in complete isolation when two men from another camp enter their camp firing guns.  The crew kill them in self-defense, leaving only a dog they seemed to be chasing.  Later that even, the dog literally explodes into an entirely different creature and begins absorbing the other dogs into its very being.  The crew manage to neutralize the creature, but soon realize that the organism can spread to other people and transform them into an entirely different creature cell by cell.  Who is infected is nearly impossible to tell, and the only way to save the world is by letting everyone die.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – You know, when a dog erupts, shit gets pretty real, pretty fat.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 20% I’d say this one is more of a horror film than an action movie, but while the film takes advantage of paranoia with high tension, the adrenaline comes out when someone turns into a monster thing. 

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/JjIXwkX1e48
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 02, 2014, 07:47:05 AM
#45  – Police Story

23 Points, 2 Lists, #12 Stethacantus
(http://www.martialartsunltd.co.uk/images/store/thumbnails/police-story-jackie-chan-poster.jpg)
You may know the name, but the game has changed.
   

After police officer Chan Ka Kui puts a druglord behind bars, the druglord vows revenge.  Soon, Chan is framed for the murder of a corrupt cop and now finds himself trying to clear his name while dodging both police and criminals.  And if that wasn’t enough, Chan also needs to convince his girlfriend not to leave him.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – Not only is Chan’s arch-nemesis out on bail, but now Chan is a fugitive after being framed for the murder of a fellow police officer.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 80-90% I haven’t seen this one, so I can only make a guess based on my knowledge of Jackie Chan.  What I do know is that the Police Story films, while still having humour, is a bit less overtly comedic than his other films but still high in action.  So I hope I’m right on this. 

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/Xk4dUq4zE_o
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 02, 2014, 07:48:45 AM
YAY! love that movie
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 02, 2014, 06:02:19 PM
#44-43 – Children of Men

24 Points, 1 List, #2 Cole Stratton
(http://www.truemovie.com/POSTER/children_of_men_poster.jpg)
Poor fugees. After escaping the worst atrocities and making it to England, our government hunts them down like cockroaches.
   

A former activist turned bureaucrat in a world where children stopped being born, Theo Faron is pulled in by his ex-wife (a member of a militant immigrants’ rights group) must help a young girl acquire transit papers and travel with her.  However, things get complicated when Theo discovers the girl is pregnant, perhaps the only pregnant woman on Earth and must protect her from people who would want to take the child who may be the first of a new generation or the last new human.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – The big finale where the characters step into a war zone.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 20% It is really more of a dark adventure movie, in my opinion, but it does blow the doors off the place with an epic war torn finale which you can see below.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/YlTDUITiDcg
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 02, 2014, 06:02:51 PM
Rest in Peace, P.D. James.  My mother loved your mystery books.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Charles Castle on December 02, 2014, 08:04:54 PM
I regret making my list with only about an hour's worth of consideration. In the last thirty minutes of speaking about the subject with my wife we've come up with about ten that definitely would have made the cut had i just remembered they existed while working on my list.

That was a very important cathartic moment for me. I feel better.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 02, 2014, 09:25:36 PM
#44-43 – Once Upon a Time in the West

24 Points, 1 List, #2 Charles Hussein Castle
(https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/83/MPW-41949)
People scare better when they're dying.
   

After the brutal killer Frank murders Brett McBain and his children, a piece of land called Sweetwater, and frames it one a bandit named Cheyanne, it seems that Frank’s employer, the railroad tycoon Morton, will be able to get the land to build the railroad through.  However, a woman soon comes to town revealing herself to be Jill McBain, who had married Brett and had come to live with him.  Now Jill finds herself in Morton’s crosshairs and ends up embroiled in a war for land and revenge involving Morton, Frank, Cheyanne and a mysterious man with a harmonica…
   
Shit Just Got Real! – Once Morton and Frank turn on each other, things get crazy and suddenly Frank and Harmonica are… well, I wouldn’t even call it a truce, but it does make Harmonica an even more enigmatic figure until the climax.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 40% The action is pretty fantastic, but often a good western doesn’t need wall to wall action when it can make up for it with tension, strong characters and a mood of true cool.  And when it does happen it’s pretty damn exciting.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/lyuwBW9lNa8
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 02, 2014, 10:32:53 PM
#42 – Branded to Kill

25 Points, 1 List, #1 Charles Hussein Castle
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/87/Branded_to_Kill_soundtrack.jpg/220px-Branded_to_Kill_soundtrack.jpg)
Can’t you sleep with your eyes open? You’ve been badly trained.
   

Goro Hanada is the yakuza’s third-ranked hitman with a fetish for the smell of boiling rice.  When he is hired by a woman named Misako, he falls in love with her, despite her own bizarre interests: dead birds and butterflies.  Goro botches his mission, which soon gets him targeted by the man known as the Number One Killer, who not only threatens Goro’s life but his sanity as well.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – In all honesty, I almost don’t want to read any more since it sounds neat, but I think if you are being hunted by a man calling himself the Number One Killer (in capital letters), shit is very, very real.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – ??%  I don’t know.  If I had to theorize that it is on the lower end (if you are an influence on Jim Jarmusch, I can’t imagine it’s filled with balls to the walls action) with a couple crazy set pieces and a whole lot of style.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
http://www.criterion.com/films/576-branded-to-kill
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 02, 2014, 11:47:27 PM
#41 – Kick-Ass

25 Points, 2 Lists, #11 George Harrison
(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/104/1042741/kick-ass-20091105023320279-000.jpg)
Like every serial killer already knew: eventually fantasizing just doesn't do it for you anymore.
   
   
Dave Lizewski has a love for superheroes so strong, he eventually decides to become one with nothing more than a wetsuit, a few month of exercise and a desire to help people.  After an accident following a disastrous first attempt at crime fighting, Dave is taken to the hospital and finds that he has metal plates and braces surgically implanted in his body and that he can now endure pain better than before.  After getting out of the hospital, he goes it again and after he becomes an internet sensation after fighting off three thugs, he soon inspires more people to become heroes, though finds some might not be entirely stable.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – Kick-Ass ends up betrayed and he and a friend end up getting tortured by criminals live on the internet.   Not everyone is going to make it out of this one alive.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 75%  This one has quite a lot of over-the-top action and fun, bloody martial arts battles.  Not much to say beyond that.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/fUdx2siotUo
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 03, 2014, 02:21:17 AM
Will have to check out Branded to Kill.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 09:02:05 AM
#40 – Spider-Man 2

26 Points, 2 Lists, #13 Johnny Unusual & Pak Man
(http://www.moviepostersdirect.co.uk/uploads/images_products_large/5177.jpg)
Sometimes, to do what's right, we have to be steady, and give up the things we want the most. Even our dreams.
   
   
When the brilliant scientist Otto Octavius is caught in a laboratory accident, it both costs him the life of his wife and fuses the high-tech mechanical arms he uses in his research to his arms.  Driven insane, Octavius is now committed to finish his work, regardless of who gets in his way.  Now, Spider-Man is the only person who can stop him, but with his powers on the fritz, does he even have a chance.  And even worse, Harry Osborn, the best friend to Spider-Man’s alter ego has vowed revenge on Spider-Man, and is willing to team up with Octavius to do it.

Shit Just Got Real! – Due to the soap opera nature of the story (true to the comics’ nature), it keeps happening with twists and turns: Peter Parker losing his powers, Harry teaming with Doctor Octopus, Doctor Octopus creating a device that will destroy the city.  Great stuff.

Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 75%  It’s not wall-to-wall action, as a lot of time is spent with the Peter Parker stuff, which is what makes Spider-Man a fun hero, since his alter ego is as interesting as his superhero life (though from what I understand they screw it up on both ends in the third movie.  Never bothered to watch it).  Anyway, some great action in this one, particularly the second to last fight that climaxes with Spider-Man having to save a train full of people.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/z00fTwhmYX0
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 03, 2014, 09:05:53 AM
How I've made it this far in life without seeing Police Story, I'll never know. But then, I am generally very behind on early Jackie Chan, a problem I really need to rectify soon.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 09:12:56 AM
Actually, early Jackie Chan would be from the 70's, including a great film that didn't make the list.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 09:13:56 AM
#39 - North By Northwest

26 Points, 2 Lists, #11 Charles Hussein Castle
(https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/22/b70-11118)
That wasn't very sporting, using real bullets.
   
   
When Roger O. Thornhill is mistaken for a “George Kaplan”, he finds himself on the run from dangerous thugs.  Things get worse when he is framed for the murder at the U.N. and Roger is forced travel to find the real George Kaplan in Chicago, using his wits to stay one step ahead of the police and the mysterious villains chasing him.  Will Roger find the real George Kaplan and prove his innocence, or are things even more complicated than they already scene.

Shit Just Got Real! – Oh, no!  That guy was killed in front of you, Cary Grant.  Get help.  NO, DON’T PULL OUT THE KNIFE!  WHY DID YOU DO THAT?  People, think you’re a killer now, Cary Grant.  I hope you’re happy.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 35%  It’s been a while since I’ve seen it, there are some great chases and fights, but the meat of the movie is the tension of trying to avoid getting caught.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/mEpT9QC3CNU
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 09:14:52 AM
#38 - Heat

26 Points, 2 Lists, #2 Relaxing Dragon
(http://images.moviepostershop.com//heat-movie-poster-1020472528.jpg)
If it's between you and some poor bastard whose wife you're gonna turn into a widow... brother, you are going down.
   
   
When a group of thieves steal $1.6 Million dollars in bearer bonds in an armored truck robbery, the newest member, Waingro, ends up killing a guard, forcing ringleader Neil McCauley to have the remaining guards killed.  McCauley then tries to kill Waingro, who escapes.  McCauley tries to sell the bonds back to their original owner, Van Zant, who tries to ambush him.  McCauley is one step ahead, though, and swears revenge on Van Zant.  Meanwhile, Lieutenant Vincent Hanna is investigating the bonds heist and gets a lead on the gang, who intend to steal from a mineral depository.  When a sting is thwarted, McCauley is forced to retreat and plan one last armed robbery, one with great risk but if successful is sure to make them rich.  And so begins a game of cat and mouse between McCauley, Vincent and Van Zant.

Shit Just Got Real! – Just when Van Zant is looking for a way to get back at McCauley, guess who winds up on his doorstep.  Waingro, looking for REVENGE!  Also if David Wain creates a new fertilizer, he should call it Wain-Gro and have Kevin Gage be the mascot.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – ??%  I need to admit, I haven’t seen this one.  Can’t say.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/409IGgu-Utw
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 09:15:43 AM
#37  - District 9

27 Points, 2 Lists, #10 Cole Stratton
(http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/district-9-poster-2.jpg)
You wanna fucking play with me, Koobus?! You fucker!
   
   
In South Africa, aliens (called Prawns) have landed as refugees and have become second class citizens.  When government worker Wikus Van Der Merwe is sent to evict some aliens in District 9, the closed of community where the aliens live in squalor, he is exposed to alien technology that begins changing his DNA.  Now, he is on the run from his own government, who are hoping to use him to activate the power alien technology, and he must overcome his prejudices to save the other Prawns and fight for his life.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – When Wikus finally gains access to some alien tech, the story goes from sci-fi thriller to action extravaganza with lots of explosions and crazy weapons (clearly inspired by the fact that the director was supposed to do the Halo movie)
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 50%  The film begins as a sci-fi thriller more focused on a chase between the lead and the government forces, but in the latter half of the film Wikus gets access to exo suits and electro-guns and a whole lot of action avalanches on the audiences.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/5KDXZWUb3R0
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 09:16:21 AM
#36. - Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

28 Points, 2 Lists, #4 Stethacantus
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e7/Cowboy_Bebop_Knockin'_on_Heaven's_Door_poster.jpg)
Just a humble bounty hunter, ma'am!
   
   
On the planet Mars, a terrorist named Vincent is releasing a dangerous pathogen a few days before Halloween.  Soon, a huge reward is placed on Vincent’s head and the bounty hunting crew of the spaceship Bebop decide that they will be the ones to claim it.  But dealing with Vincent and rival bounty hunters are just a tip of the iceberg, when it turns out Vincent’s past and motives yield some dark secrets that the company that created the pathogen want silenced, sending in their own men to off anyone who gets too close to the truth.  Can the Bebop gang save Mars, stop Vincent, reveal the truth and walk away with a hefty payday?

Shit Just Got Real! – I haven’t seen this one yet, but based on basic storytelling rules, probably when the big secret of the pathogen is revealed.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 70-90%  Again, haven’t seen it.  I own it though, but I held off on watching it until I finally sat down and watched the TV series as a whole.  I know you on’t NEED to see the whole show, but still…  And I have seen most of the episodes.  Just missing a few.  Anyway, my estimation is based on the fact that the show is known for its intense action, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if they lightened off on it a bit for more character stuff (one of the show’s strengths is to take on different genres).

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/utLWiscq8d4
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 06:56:02 PM
#35 - Hero

29 Points, 2 Lists, #7 Charles Hussein Castle
(https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/106/MPW-53006)
Is the sword the only answer?
   
   
In ancient China, the king of Qin has survived assassination attempts by the warriors known as Broken Sword, Flying Snow and Long Sky.  Though the warriors are nearly unbeatable, for some reason none have succeeded in killing the king despite coming very close.  Because of this, the king of Qin has tried secluded himself in his palace with all but his most trusted advisors forced to leave and refuses to remove his battle armor.  Then, one day a man called Nameless arrives claiming to have killed the king’s assassins, bringing in their trademark weapons in as evidence.  The king hears the tale of how Nameless won the battle, but the king soon realizes there is suspect about the story.  Nameless then tells the story again, but this time the details begin to change…

Shit Just Got Real! – The second time that Nameless tells his story reveals that this is a different kind of wuxia film. Also, my spell check recognizes the word wuxia.  Neat.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 65%  There’s definitely some incredible fight scenes, but it also takes a lot of time talking about the nature of fighting, killing and revenge and is very much a pro-peace movie. With awesome swordplay.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/AeeoEpmyb2Y
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Post by: MightyJack on December 03, 2014, 09:55:15 PM
Spider-Man 2 just missed making my list, I hated cutting it but I just couldn't figure out a way to get 35 movies into 25 slots. ;) So I'm happy to see it made it anyway.

Yay Kick-Ass, one of mine finally made it. That was some crazy OTT action and that was where I was generally trying to steer my list.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 09:58:14 PM
#34 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

30 Points, 2 Lists, #3 Pak Man
(http://www.vintagemovieposters.co.uk/shop/media/gbu0/prodsm/piratesquadsmall.jpg)
Well, that's not much incentive for me to fight fair then, is it?
   
   
When the legendary pirate Captain Jack Sparrow arrives in Port Royal to steal a ship on the same day as the wedding of the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth Swann, he ends up getting chased by the authorities for his troubles.  After being captured by Will Turner, a blacksmith’s apprentice with surprising swordsmanship, it seems Jack will be put to death.  But later that evening, a seemingly unstoppable crew of pirates arrive and capture Elizabeth for unknown reasons.  Will sets out to save her but he may have no hope without the assistance of Jack Sparrow.  Setting him free the two set out to find the crew of the pirate ship Black Pearl… who are, in fact, Sparrow’s old treacherous crew.

Shit Just Got Real! – They aren’t just pirates… they’re GHOST AND/OR ZOMBIE PIRATES!
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 80%  It’s a rollicking adventure with tremendously fun pirate action.  Unfortunately, it is followed by sequels a little too bogged down in its own mythology, but don’t let it ruin this tremendously fun movie for you.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/KLumu0DcycM
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Post by: Soguru on December 03, 2014, 11:06:25 PM
I couldn't help but notice a LOT of these entries were only on two lists! I was afraid this might happen.  :speechless:
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 11:21:42 PM
#33 – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

31 Points, 2 Lists, #6 Hebs
(http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/movie-posters/Good_The_Bad_And_The_Ugly.jpg)
If you’re going to shoot, shoot.  Don’t talk.
   
   
Tuco and Blondie have an agreement: Tuco commits crimes, Blondie catches him, he gets the bounty, he frees Tuco from the noose at the last minute with a well-aimed shot, Tuco gets away, they split the reward and start all over again.  But Blondie’s noticed something: Tuco’s bounty isn’t going up anymore.  He’s decided to cut him loose… in the middle of the desert.  Understandably, Tuco’s upset by this.  He hunts down Blondie, gets the drop on him and takes him to the desert to suffer from dehydration before dying… but a few hours in, Tuco finds a shot up stage coach.  He talks to the dying driver who reveals he knows the location of a buttload of gold coins.  When Tuco tries to get the man water to keep him talking, he returns to find the man dead and Blondie hearing his last words.  Now, both men half half of the necessary information on how to find it and they’ll have to work together to get it… if they can survive each other and a clever, lethal criminal named Angel Eyes.

Shit Just Got Real! – Blondie and Tuco have gone from crazy situation to crazy situation but now in the home stretch, they look over a hill… to discover a massive North/South war zone.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 50%  The movie moves at a brisk pace and never stops being fun and energetic, but the fights are usually short, often focusing more on tension.  Still, the action is less traditional west shoot-outs and has more of a Looney Toons zaniness until the absolutely super-tense and masterful final fight, which, again, is more about tension being ratcheted to an unbelievable degree than a kinetic storm of bullets.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/B1EusucilTA
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Post by: ScottotD on December 03, 2014, 11:25:54 PM
I couldn't help but notice a LOT of these entries were only on two lists! I was afraid this might happen.  :speechless:

We're still in the 30s
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 03, 2014, 11:38:59 PM
Actually, early Jackie Chan would be from the 70's, including a great film that didn't make the list.

I'm a young punk, so everything before Rush Hour is early Jackie Chan to me.

#38 - Heat

26 Points, 2 Lists, #2 Relaxing Dragon

Yeah, this is the goods right here. Pretty much the greatest Cops and Robbers movie out there, and perhaps Robert De Niro's final Great-with-a-capital-G role. Like most Mann films it's filled to the brim with professionals excelling at their chosen trade (and the lives around that falling apart), and with tough men doing tough men things. Lots of hard talking, lots of mature (in the good way) sensibilities, and lots of well filmed shooting (and that sound! Mann's sound editing/mixing is something to behold).

All of that on its own would make this a great movie. But then the bank robbery comes into play, pushing this one to All-Timer status.

So far so good on the rest of this list. Interesting to see how some folks view Action. Some movies here are more focused on various fight scenes, while others incorporate a more action-y feel into the overall tone of the picture, even if there's very little traditional fight sequences actually present (Children of Men is a primary example here. Theo never even picks up a gun in that movie). To say nothing of the Thriller genre/sub-genre/whatever it is (looking at you, North By Northwest). For such a seemingly simple topic, this may end up being one of the more varied movie lists we've done.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2014, 11:58:50 PM
#32 – Goldfinger

33 Points, 4 Lists, #9 Charles Hussein Castle
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9a/Goldfinger_-_UK_cinema_poster.jpg)
Man has climbed Mount Everest. Gone to the bottom of the ocean. He has fired rockets at the Moon. Split the atom. Achieved miracles in every field of human endeavour...except crime!
   
   
Spy James Bond has been ordered to observe the bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger and find out how he smuggles his gold.  After humiliating Goldfinger, Bond is knocked unconscious and the young woman he was bedding is killed with gold paint.  Bond investigates further, only to discover his agents a pilot named Pussy Galore and a Korean strongman named Oddjob.  So Bond learns of Goldfinger’s insane, audacious plan involving breaking into Fort Knox… but not for the reason you might suspect.

Shit Just Got Real! – It’s real enough when Bond’s girl gets killed, but that girl’s sister then gets killed.  Oh, and Bond then learns Goldfinger’s plan is super insane and involved more bombs than most bullion dealers use.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 60%  Well, there is a lot of sneaking around and acting all smug, but there is some great action stuff in there, especially the chase with Jill’s sister.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/I5FhlzDYl-M
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Post by: ScottotD on December 04, 2014, 12:47:00 AM
#38 - Heat

26 Points, 2 Lists, #2 Relaxing Dragon

Yeah, this is the goods right here.  Pretty much the greatest Cops and Robbers movie out there, and perhaps Robert De Niro's final Great-with-a-capital-G role. Like most Mann films it's filled to the brim with professionals excelling at their chosen trade (and the lives around that falling apart), and with tough men doing tough men things. Lots of hard talking, lots of mature (in the good way) sensibilities, and lots of well filmed shooting (and that sound! Mann's sound editing/mixing is something to behold).
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Plus it's got a GREAT ASS  8)

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 04, 2014, 02:04:12 AM
#31 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

34 Points, 3 Lists, #12 George Harrison
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/Captain_America_The_Winter_Soldier.jpg)
Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?
   
   
Steve Rogers, AKA the World War II hero Captain America, is adjusting to life in the 21st Century, but there are some things he has issue with in fighting for America, particularly the cloak and dagger antics of S.H.I.E.L.D.  When S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury is taken by mysterious assailants, Steve Rogers finds himself targeted by SHIELD itself and comes face to face with a strange assassin known only as the Winter Soldier.  With only the Black Widow and his new friend Sam Wilson by his side, the three must face S.H.I.E.L.D.’s nefarious on their own, before the unthinkable happens.

Shit Just Got Real! – Don’t want to give it away for the fans who haven’t seen it yet, but probably the best scene in the movie with when Toby Jones makes an appearance and turns the whole conspiracy story on its head in a really cool way.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 85%  Lot of fantastic action in this one, including a really awesome car chase with Nick Fury.  Also, just give Black Widow a movie already.  Do it!

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/g96cgYtaDPg
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Post by: Soguru on December 04, 2014, 09:26:01 AM
#32 – Goldfinger

When I was a kid, for some reason when I thought of the theme to Goldfinger there was this image stuck in my head of a person overacting while being choked to death and it being funny as hell to me mostly because the song was playing in the background and it was totally inappropriate to the circumstances. I don't know where the hell these weird-ass memories of mine come from but they have stuck with me even after all this time.
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Post by: Darth Geek on December 04, 2014, 01:24:06 PM
#32 – Goldfinger

Am I the only one that was never really impressed with Goldfinger? I'm not a huge Bond fan, but I do enjoy some of them. But this one just didn't do it for me. I don't see why everyone thinks it's so great. And I absolutely HATE the theme song.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 04, 2014, 02:19:20 PM
#32 – Goldfinger

Am I the only one that was never really impressed with Goldfinger? I'm not a huge Bond fan, but I do enjoy some of them. But this one just didn't do it for me. I don't see why everyone thinks it's so great. And I absolutely HATE the theme song.

I'd call this one more Iconic than Great, frankly, whether when compared to the overall Bond canon or for action movies in general. It's more a matter of many folks forgetting how incredible From Russia With Love is and the general sense that so much of what we really love about Bond (more or less) seems to come out of this movie, at least in a form recognizable to us now. The crazy henchman, the larger-than-life supervillain, the Bond car, the initial female sacrifice, etc. Plus it's still a good movie. Just not great, I think.

Personally it just barely cracks my Bond Top 10.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 04, 2014, 06:20:47 PM
#30 – Ronin

35 Points, 2 Lists, #6 Cole Stratton
(http://www.fotos.org/galeria/data/576/medium/Movie-Poster-Ronin.jpg)
No questions. No answers. That's the business we're in. You just accept it and move on. Maybe that's lesson number three.
   
   
A team of professional mercenaries are brought together to acquire a case for the IRA.  When the team finally gets the case, they are swiftly betrayed by one of their own, who is looking to sell it to the Russians.  The traitor himself is also nearly betrayed and finds himself forcing a better deal.  The remaining mercenaries take after him but soon find that loyalties are shifting and that a payday might not be enough to sate them.  It’s going to be payback.

Shit Just Got Real! – Well, the obvious part is when the characters are initially betrayed, but there are, like, 4 twists after that which would be fine.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 65%  A lot of this film is set ups for the heist and stuff like that, but when the action finally happens , it’s pretty awesome.  A highlight is a sensational car chase in the latter half of the film that’s worth the price of admission alone.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/MxxH0lZSYgU
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 04, 2014, 09:35:53 PM
#29 – Shoot ‘Em Up

36 Points, 2 Lists, #2 George Harrison
(http://fr.web.img6.acsta.net/medias/nmedia/18/63/12/41/18793424.jpg)
  My God. Do we really suck, or is this guy really that good?
   
   
When a drifter name Smith eyes a hitman trying to kill a pregnant woman, he kills him.  With a carrot.  He then delivers the child and the mother dies, leaving Smith with the newborn baby.  Soon Smith realizes that whoever wanted the woman dead want the kid dead too.  Now teamed with a lactating prostitute, Smith must kill his way through an army of criminals looking to kill a baby.  But why would anyone spend this many resources to kill a baby?

Shit Just Got Real! – This goes all the way to the top!
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 90%  Never saw this one, but I feel confident that this over-the-top killfest sits comfortably in the 90’s

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/hrwh7t2enlI
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Post by: MightyJack on December 04, 2014, 09:47:04 PM
Shoot 'Em Up is insane.  It's completely unrealistic but that's what makes it a blast. Any crazy shit can that happen, does. Yeah it's worthy of a 90%, hell I say it goes all the way to 100.


#32 – Goldfinger

Am I the only one that was never really impressed with Goldfinger? I'm not a huge Bond fan, but I do enjoy some of them. But this one just didn't do it for me. I don't see why everyone thinks it's so great. And I absolutely HATE the theme song.

I'd call this one more Iconic than Great, frankly, whether when compared to the overall Bond canon or for action movies in general. It's more a matter of many folks forgetting how incredible From Russia With Love is and the general sense that so much of what we really love about Bond (more or less) seems to come out of this movie, at least in a form recognizable to us now. The crazy henchman, the larger-than-life supervillain, the Bond car, the initial female sacrifice, etc. Plus it's still a good movie. Just not great, I think.

Personally it just barely cracks my Bond Top 10.

Yes it's great. Not only great Bond, but a great movie on its own.... period. Still the best 007 movie ever filmed, IMHO.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 05, 2014, 04:56:38 AM
#28 – The Terminator

37 Points, 2 Lists, #4 CJones
(http://pipocamoderna.virgula.uol.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/1984-the-terminator-poster4.jpg)
  I’ll be back.
   
   
Los Angeles, 1984.  Someone is killing women named Sarah Conner.  One such woman survives the murderer thanks to the aid of a gun-toting stranger who reveals himself to be from the future.  It seems that in a few decades, the Earth will be conquered by an artificial intelligence and that it has sent a machine to assassinate Sarah Conner to prevent her from giving birth to the greatest enemy of the machines.  Kyle Reese was sent back to protect her, but the machine, a Terminator, is seemingly unkillable.  Do the two have a chance at destroying it and saving the future?

Shit Just Got Real! – The police station attack reveals just how friggin’ relentless the Terminator is.  Ain’t no sanctuary from this guy.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 60%  It isn’t wall to wall action, but the action in there is pretty impressive that it’s not surprising that James Cameron became a star.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/zFxaCa-hr8o
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Post by: ScottotD on December 05, 2014, 05:42:17 AM
Not sure I voted for Terminator but resigning myself to the fact T2 is probably going to be near the top of next 27 ...I've just never been into James Cameron I suppose, which is a little weird since he's way more in my wheelhouse than he's out of it.



Only seen Ronin and Shoot 'em Up in cinema but I'll give them a second watch.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 05, 2014, 06:21:44 AM
 
#27 – The Killer

37 Points, 2 Lists, #1 Stethacantus
(http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2007/10/The-Killer-1989-Movie-Poster.jpg)
  I always leave one bullet, either for myself or for my enemy.
   
   
When assassin Ah Jong accidentally blinds a nightclub singer during a shoot-out, he is plagued with guilt.  He begins visiting her nightclub and eventually starts escorting her home after she is attacked by thugs.  The two eventually fall in love and when Ah Jong learns about one last job that could afford his true love the surgery that would allow her to see again, he takes it.  However, after the hit, he is double crossed and is beset by a number of assassins.  Meanwhile, Ah Jong is followed by Detective Yi Ling, who is intrigued by Ah Jong’s morality.  The two end up meeting up in a dire situation and become allies against a common enemy.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – I haven’t seen this one, but I’ll just guess the betrayal/ambush.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage – 70-85%  I haven’t seen it, but I remember John Woo saying that his follow up film, Hard Boiled increased the action considerably, so I’m basing it on that.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/Qk5v2Hd3nqA
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Post by: ScottotD on December 05, 2014, 06:33:51 AM
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Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 05, 2014, 09:05:06 AM
#26 – Desperado

37 Points, 3 Lists, #12 Cole Stratton
(https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/66/MPW-33476)
  It's strange how pulling a trigger is easier than playing the guitar. Easier to destroy, than to create.
   
   
A vigilante known only as El Mariachi is traveling around Mexico killing criminals with a guitar case full of weapons (and a guitar) and has a mad on for a criminal named Bucho.  It seems some time before El Mariachi was simply a humble Mariachi player before crossing a criminal who kills his girlfriend.  However, El Mariachi has gotten his revenge already.  Now he has a bloodlust for killing criminals and Bucho is number one on his list.  But what makes Bucho so special to El Mariachi and can he dodge Bucho’s men and a hitman who uses throwing knives to take him down.

Shit Just Got Real! –You know when Danny Trejo shows up dressed in knives that your hero finally has a match.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –85%  Robert Rodriguez sure knows how to bring on the action.  I think that the current complaint is that he’s a little too silly these days, but this one is more of a traditional action movie with a cheeky sense of humour that doesn’t bash you over the head with goofiness.  Also, I love the soundtrack to this movie.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/rF-o1asRrxI
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 05, 2014, 10:45:30 PM
#25 – The Dark Knight

37 Points, 5 Lists, #8 Johnny Unusual
(http://media.filmschoolrejects.com/images/poster-tdk-int7.jpg)
  Some men just want to watch the world burn.
   
   
Batman has recently saved Gotham City but already he is hoping to retire.  Why?  He has faith in a new District Attorney whom he hopes will create a Gotham City where Batman is unnecessary.  However, a new criminal named the Joker has arrived and has made a deal with Gotham’s top criminals to finally take care of Batman once and for all.  But it soon becomes apparent that Joker’s plan is less about killing Batman or making money than making the city suffer and perverting and destroying the beliefs of the people of Gotham.  Will the Joker’s nihilistic world view break the new world that Batman hopes to create with Harvey Dent?

Shit Just Got Real! – Oh, that Joker.  Just when you think you’ve got him pinned down, he’s just kidnapped two of your friends, placed them at the opposite end of town and asks you to save one.  That scamp.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –70%  The action is definitely a step up from the last film which wasn’t bad, but the camera work was a bit to erratic to keep a focus on anything that’s going on.  It also has some more sensational  set pieces, including the raid in China.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/HB3qdnHeIJQ
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 06, 2014, 03:32:47 AM
#24 – Seven Samurai

40 Points, 2 Lists, #4 Hebs
(http://www.cityonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/936full-seven-samurai-poster.jpg)
  You embarrass me. You're overestimating me. Listen, I'm not a man with any special skill, but I've had plenty of experience in battles; losing battles, all of them. In short, that's all I am. Drop such an idea for your own good.
   
   
In feudal Japan, a small poor village that is being targeted by bandits decide that rather than submit to them, they need to hire samurai to protect them.  The village only has rice to offer, so they find desperate, hungry samurai to protect them from 40 ruthless bandits for the price of three square meals a day.  Lead by a samurai who has survived many battles (all of them losing ones), the odds look grim, but they are the towns only line of defense against being decimated by bandits.  Are they lives worth a full stomach?
   
Shit Just Got Real! – When the big battle between 7 and 40 begins, that’s when.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –25-50%  I haven’t seen it, so I’m just going to have to make a guess.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/203403/Seven-Samurai-The-Movie-Clip-Rain-Fight.html
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 06, 2014, 09:10:06 AM
#23 – Kung Fu Hustle

40 Points, 4 Lists, #4 Pak Man
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/KungFuHustleHKposter.jpg)
  In the world of kung fu, speed defines the winner.
   
   
Sing is a low level criminal in the Axe Gang, a criminal organization who wield axes.  After a childhood experiences that causes him to believe there is no justice, he works hard to climb the ladder and his first goal is victimizing a rundown tenement called Pig Sty.  However, Sing is shocked to learn that Pig Sty is filled with powerful martial artists and accidentally gets the Axe Gang involved in a war with working class kung fu masters.  Things escalate beyond Sing’s expectations, especially when he’s asked to unleash the Beast.  Which is to say, to release the world’s deadliest assassin from a mental asylum.  Will Pig Sty fall to the Beast?  Or will a bizarre miracle of fate intervene.

BTW, Stephen Chow has been promising a sequel for years.  MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
   
Shit Just Got Real! – Well, I don’t want to say too much about the last act, but when the Beast enters the picture, things get even crazier.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –80%  If it’s martial arts you are looking for, you will get them here.  There’s also a lot of wacky slapstick, too.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/PDQPIJSO0XA
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 06, 2014, 09:10:39 AM
#22 – X2: X-Men United

41 Points, 4 Lists, #6 Pak Man
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518ENNDMC4L.jpg)
  You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about on the news? I'm the worst one.
   
   
After the President of the United States is attacked by a mutant, the X-Men make it their mission to stop him.  But soon they find themselves targets of General William Stryker, who is going to extreme methods to rid the world of mutants.  He raids the mutant-filled school of Professor Charles Xavier and orchestrates the kidnapping of several mutants.  Now, only a ragtag group remains and find themselves teaming up with their greatest enemy, Magneto, to take on an even bigger threat that could lead to genocide.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – Turns out that Stryker is going to kill every mutant on Earth… using Charles Xavier!
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –75%  Wolverine going berserk in the school raid is a highlight.

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/uLOMdddg11A
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 06, 2014, 09:11:17 AM
#21 – Léon: The Professional

42 Points, 4 lists, #10 Johnny Unusual
(https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/8/A70-4121)
  Death is... whimsical today.
   
   
Léon, a professional assassin is successful by being silent, efficient and not getting involved.  With anything.  But soon his world opens up after a young girl named Mathilda’s parents are murdered by a corrupt DEA agent named Norman Stansfield and she goes to his apartment looking for sanctuary.  He becomes her new guardian and teaches her how to become an assassin so she might avenge her brother (the only family member she cared for).  The two develop a close bond but when Mathilda goes to kill Norman on her own, Léon is forced to save her and he and Mathilda quickly become targets for Norman, who will use every resource he has as a DEA agent to take them out.  Can Léon save Mathilda and if so, at what cost?

Shit Just Got Real! – When Norman has Mathilda cornered, it film really kicks into high gear.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –70%  You can always count on Luc Besson for making a really fun action movie.  Look at all of Michael Bay movies.  Replacing him with Luc Besson would have made them ALL much better.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/1YXCUodkSmM
How was that not part of the original soundtrack?
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Post by: MightyJack on December 06, 2014, 03:00:16 PM
^Agree 100% with you on Besson.

* Seven Samurai is (with On The Waterfront) my favorite movie of all time but I didn't put it in my list because while it has action I don't
really think of it as a pure action flick.

* Kung Fu Hustle did make my list, though oddly it's not a movie I really love (not to the degree others do). It's decent,  but I picked it because the action was OTT nuts.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: CJones on December 06, 2014, 03:16:10 PM
I almost included Kung-Fu Hustle, but later changed my mind. I found it to be far too cartoonish considering for how violent it could get, and too violent to look past all the silliness. It was like Bugs Bunny trying to do serious drama.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Soguru on December 06, 2014, 11:03:36 PM
I completely forgot about Shoot 'em up(Which is unforgivable) and Kung fu hustle...(which is probably also arguably unforgivable).
I think next time I participate in a list I need to do a refresher in the form of some light research.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 07, 2014, 04:01:53 AM
#20 – Total Recall

43 Points, 4 Lists, #10 Soguru
(http://hollywood-banker.com/gfx/posters/Total-Recall.jpg)
  Consider that a divorce.
   
   
The year is 2084 and Douglas Quaid is having troubling dreams of Mars.  His wife tells him not to worry, but Quaid feels like this means something.  To take his mind off of it, Quaid decides to have memories of a vacation implanted into his brain of being a secret agent by the company Rekall.  However, Rekall discovers that he IS a secret agent and now all of Quaid’s friends and loved ones are trying to kill him.  Quaid later discovers he had his own memory erased to protect himself and he has given a mission to himself that involves returning to Mars and stopping his old boss Vilos Cohaagen.  But with his memories unreturned, can Quaid trust anyone… including himself?

Shit Just Got Real! – Don’t want to give too much away on this one, but Quaid does find something unpleasant about himself.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –80%  I didn’t see this one, but it’s early 90’s Paul Verhoeven, it’s a safe bet you are going to get some quality ultra-violence.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/ItMhabNQeUg
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Post by: ScottotD on December 07, 2014, 04:30:41 AM
Loving this so far, hope the lack of likes and traffic because of the board issues at the moment isn't discouraging you  :)
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 07, 2014, 04:37:08 AM
No worries, it is fun to put together!
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 07, 2014, 06:25:11 AM
#19 – The Raid: Redemption

46 Points, 4 lists, #4 Johnny Unusual
(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/the-raid-redemption-2012/large_tDYXQLLnDhPmeG7hUEJSQ2unAK8.jpg)
  Pulling a trigger is like ordering a takeout.
   
   
Rama is a rookie in a team of cops sent to raid the heavily guarded apartment block used as a headquarters for the crime boss Tama and his army of goons.  It would have been a hard enough mission, but Rama finds the team ambushed and almost completely slaughters thanks to snipers lining the buildings surrounding Tama’s base.  Now, Rama fights alone against impossible odds, but nothing is going to stop him from killing his way to the top floor.  Meanwhile, one of Tama’s goons is intimately familiar with Rama.  But how, and what intentions does he have?

Shit Just Got Real! – Jeez, the ante is pretty high up from the get go, but they do introduce a super unstoppable martial artist towards the end.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –95%  You don’t get much more action than this movie!  It doesn’t quite make it to 100% (as we all know, there is only one movie that Is 100% pure adrenaline) but it comes closer than anything else on the list.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/uI-V0rrlZBo
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 07, 2014, 07:59:44 AM
#18 – Drunken Master 2 (AKA Legend of the Drunken Master)

48 Points, 3 Lists, #3 CJones
(http://www.jposter.net/images/products/b5-drunken2-a.jpg)
  Drinking gives Herculean strength!
   
   
Wong Fei Hung is a master of the art of Zui Quan, the art of drunken kung fu and in a mix up at a train station, a package of ginseng gets mixed up with a valuable antique.  Seems Fei Hung is now the target of smugglers who are stealing valuable Chinese antiques and selling them to the London Museum of Arts and they can make the sale without the object in Fei Hung’s hands.  If things weren’t bad enough, the missing ginseng leads to a farce that makes a family friend sick, causing Fei Hung’s father to disown him.  Can Fei Hung defeat the smugglers targeting him and regain his honor? 

Shit Just Got Real! – That final fight is pretty insane.  Jackie crawls on hot coals!  FOR REALZ!
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –80%  I know I am in the minority here, but I always had a preference for the first Drunken Master movie.  But I’ll accept the argument that in terms of awesomeness of fights, this is the objectively better movie.  I guess I am just down on the section of the film where Jackie gets too drunk to fight.  It was too much of a bummer for me.  Still, I haven’t seen it in about 15 years, so I’ll probably be more favourable towards it on rewatching.  Heck, I might even flip on which one I like better (though if a film has a training montage, I’m more partial towards that).
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/WEt4B1poOfM
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: CJones on December 07, 2014, 02:34:00 PM
I also preferred the first Drunken Master, but I only wanted to include one or the other, and I figured DM2 had more mass appeal.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 07, 2014, 05:40:56 PM
Raid! Woo!
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 07, 2014, 06:03:01 PM
#17 – Guardians of the Galaxy

48 Points, 3 Lists, #1 Soguru
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--TngeKCX5--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/r52rjorgopb9o6glgcm4.jpg)
Finger across throat means death!  METAPHOR!
   
   
Peter Quill was a boy from Earth who was kidnapped and raised by space pirates.  Years later, he became an interstellar ne’er-do-well himself and takes a job to steal an artifact from a dead world.  However, this gets him in trouble with both his boss, Yondu, for not bringing it back in time (who puts a bounty on his head) and Ronan, a genocidal maniac.  Soon Quill finds himself targeted by the bounty hunters Groot (a talking tree) and Rocket (a genetically-altered raccoon) as well as the assassin Gamora.  When all four are arrested, they are sent to a cruel space jail where they meet Drax, a barbarian thug with a hatred for Ronan.  Soon, Quill convinces them all to escape and make a comfortable sum selling the artifact to its original buyer, only to discover its true power, which may mean the end of a world if this crew of outlaws can’t pull it together and stop Ronan.

Shit Just Got Real! – Ronan brings down his forces to Knowhere… after Drax rats them out for a chance at revenge.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –70%  Definitely a lot of cool space action with this one, mixed with a warped sense of humour that is a perfect mix of James Gunn’s and Marvel’s styles.  Finally, he made up for those Scooby Doo movies.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/74Lkn1zVXRA
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 07, 2014, 07:40:03 PM
#16 – Escape from New York

50 Points, 4 Lists, #8 CJones
(http://www.badazzmofo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/escape-from-new-york.jpg)
They sent in their best man, and when we roll across the 59th Street bridge tomorrow, on our way to freedom, we're going to have their best man leading the way - from the neck up!
   
   
The future: New York City is now a giant prison holding the worst humanity has to offer.  It is, however, missing two people to make the collection complete.  That changes when the president ends up trapped in the city and a soldier turned outlaw named Snake Plissken is sent in to save the president.  Snake Plissken doesn’t want to take it, but it is his only chance to live and he must face a new society made of the world’s most dangerous criminals.  Can Snake save the president?  Should he?

Shit Just Got Real! – It’s been a while, but Isaac Hayes makes a pretty good impression in my memory, so I’m going to say when he gets his hands on the President.
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –70%  It’s not wall-to-wall action, but it Is almost wall-to-wall thrills.  It’s a damned shame that John Carpenter lost his touch after In the Mouth of Madness (and I think some Carpenter fans might argue that’s when it happened).  I like his first episode on Masters of Horror, though it is a bit of a retread of In the Mouth of Madness (still, I recommend checking it out).
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9viuj_escape-from-new-york-part-6_shortfilms
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 08, 2014, 02:49:53 PM
Alright, after a few days on vacation (and one minor chlorine release), time to get back to this thing.

#30 – Ronin

That car chase is one for the books. Also, where Heat was De Nero's last Great role, this might well be his last Really Good one. Also also, this was directed by the guy who also directed the original Manchurian Candidate. That never really stops blowing my mind.

#29 – Shoot ‘Em Up

Love love love this one. It's completely goofy, completely juvenile, and never even tries to aim for realism. It's just a long cartoon that involves guns in every possible way (that our hero has a thing for carrots is an important note there). Clive Owen has always been one of my favorite actors, and his brazenly stoic performance that's totally at odds with the madness around him makes for a great show. And then there's the ever-amazing Paul Giamatti, who is completely bananas and I love it. I was luckily enough to meet him at Comic Con once, and he told me that at one point the director told him to just scream the loudest, most irritated "Son of a bitch!" he could manage (by an extraordinary coincidence, the director happened to be in the crowd for that panel. That was a good night overall).

#23 – Kung Fu Hustle

Can't go wrong with Steven Chow (for those who haven't seen God of Cookery yet, get on it), and this definitely his masterpiece. Completely goofy and sincere all at once, and with some fantastic action to boot. I actually prefer this movie to the more standard Chinese wire-fu action movies (your Hero and your Crouching Tiger), if only because of how coldly serious those movies are. Just seems to let the air out of the room. This one is the perfect mix of action and comedy, and it makes the action that much easier to appreciate, I think.

For non-martial arts Chinese action movies, I've yet to see The Killer. This concerns me.

#19 – The Raid: Redemption

First: a pox upon that American-distributor-mandated-subtitle!

Second: I went back and forth on including this one or its sequel on my list. For my money, the fights of the sequel are grander, more intense, and generally more jaw-dropping (the final kitchen showdown might well be the best hand-to-hand fight scene in our post-2000s world). But while its overall story is pretty good, it seems somewhat more pedestrian when compared to the fights it surrounds. So I went with the first movie. It's got a stripped-down narrative that limits everything to the bare essentials, and it brings with it a visceral energy that makes everything feel that much more manic. The fights are outstanding, the camera-work and editing (so essential to any good action movie) are right on point, and it gets a ton of information out without including any unnecessary fat that most modern action movies love to include for some reason. And it's short enough that you can pop it in whenever and never feel the energy slowdown. Best watched with a group, too, because the cheers and audible winces make the whole thing seem that much more special.

And that's all I've got for the moment, at least with regards to calling certain selections out. Happy to see Leon on here as well, and a few other choices are good, even if I personally wouldn't have included them. As this list goes on, it seems like I was in the slight minority for basing my list based mainly on how good the specific action scenes of a movie are, as compared to the movie as a whole. I mean, I love Escape from New York, but the nitty-gritty action of it is not one of the reasons why. Ditto Seven Samurai, which is both one of my favorite movies and one of the Best Movies Ever; it's a masterpiece for many reasons, but I never get back to the fight scenes for the reason, no matter how great Kyūzō's introductory dual is, or how epic the final village showdown is... actually, come to think of it, maybe I should have included this movie...
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: stethacantus on December 08, 2014, 10:49:51 PM
As this list goes on, it seems like I was in the slight minority for basing my list based mainly on how good the specific action scenes of a movie are, as compared to the movie as a whole.

I am not sure if even that is the case, otherwise Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon would not have come in dead last. On the list so far, it is the film that came closest to winning an Oscar for Best Picture. ( Breaking Away and District 9 were also nominated, but neither had a chance. ) My guess is that no one had the same exact criteria for their list. In my case, I had been working on my own side project. About two years ago I began to compile a list of my 500 all time favorite films. Basically remembering every single film I had ever seen, including telemovies, and attempting to rank them from favorite to least favorite. I got as far as a list of 278 which I considered the films on my "like" list, ranked from #1 to #278 when my computer crashed and I had to start again from scratch. But I do have a good solid list of my top #11, and a good idea what films are  #12 through #60. ( the rest is still iffy ).

So when this LoC came up,  making a list was easy for me. Simply copy the top 25 action films from my favorite film list in their already ranked order. Well, maybe not that easy. There were a few films on my list I needed to evaluate if they qualified as action movies. ( Seven Samurai was inevitably deemed not an action film, and there fore disqualified, along with a few other of my all time favorites. ) Aside from that, submitting a LoC list was easy. And it did away with me overthinking my submissions and coming up with a deliberately balanced list. As was done in this case........
I also preferred the first Drunken Master, but I only wanted to include one or the other, and I figured DM2 had more mass appeal.

If you think both Drunken Master films are among the best, then they should both be on the list, not one or the other just to leave a slot open for another film. Next thing you know you are leaving films out because you already used that actor or director, or including films just so that a particular action star gets submitted. And then next thing you know you have a list that does not accurately depict your honest opinion on what action films belong in the top 25, but what you felt obligated to include on your list. By using my top 60 list I was able to avoid that temptation. Even if Breaking Away did end up my #3 pick when there are plenty of films in my top 60 with much better action scenes.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 08, 2014, 11:02:19 PM
As this list goes on, it seems like I was in the slight minority for basing my list based mainly on how good the specific action scenes of a movie are, as compared to the movie as a whole.

I am not sure if even that is the case, otherwise Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon would not have come in dead last. On the list so far, it is the film that came closest to winning an Oscar for Best Picture. ( Breaking Away and District 9 were also nominated, but neither had a chance. ) My guess is that no one had the same exact criteria for their list. In my case, I had been working on my own side project. About two years ago I began to compile a list of my 500 all time favorite films. Basically remembering every single film I had ever seen, including telemovies, and attempting to rank them from favorite to least favorite. I got as far as a list of 278 which I considered the films on my "like" list, ranked from #1 to #278 when my computer crashed and I had to start again from scratch. But I do have a good solid list of my top #11, and a good idea what films are  #12 through #60. ( the rest is still iffy ).

So when this LoC came up,  making a list was easy for me. Simply copy the top 25 action films from my favorite film list in their already ranked order. Well, maybe not that easy. There were a few films on my list I needed to evaluate if they qualified as action movies. ( Seven Samurai was inevitably deemed not an action film, and there fore disqualified, along with a few other of my all time favorites. ) Aside from that, submitting a LoC list was easy. And it did away with me overthinking my submissions and coming up with a deliberately balanced list.

Yeah, everyone comes together on these things from different angles. Which is a good thing, since it creates such a wonderful variety, and I am frankly all for it.

For putting my list together, I opted to categorize it more as a bunch of mini-genres brought together, rather than one concrete list as a whole. So I've got car chase movies in with gunfights, Serious Movies in with the comedy. Action comes in a wide variety, and I tried to go for ones that represented the best of what they had set out to achieve, whether it was just in the actual action or whether it extended out into the plot/characters/whathaveyou.

I should clarify then, perhaps, that I don't disagree with any of the selections so far (well, maybe a few in the upper 40s), and think things are turning out great.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 09, 2014, 12:11:51 AM
I just looked through my movie collection, made notes and then spent a couple of days arranging and eliminating. 
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Darth Geek on December 09, 2014, 05:40:37 AM
I still really need to see The Raid.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 09, 2014, 05:44:11 AM
I still really need to see The Raid.

...also Raid 2.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 09, 2014, 10:45:50 PM
#15 – The Empire Strikes Back

56 Points, 3 Lists, #3 Hebs
(http://www.empireonline.com/images/features/rerelease-movie-posters/empire-strikes-back-original-poster.jpg)
  I know.
   
   
After a victory over the Empire’s Death Star, the rebel forces are hiding on the ice planet of Hoth to plan their next move, only to be discovered and attacked by the Empire.   After taking out imperial forces, the rebels abandon their compromised base.  Luke Skywalker goes to a planet in the Dagobah system to find a Jedi master whom the ghost of Obi Wan claims can help Luke complete his training, while Han Solo, Leia Organa, C-3PO, R2D2 and Chewbacca head to the cloud city of Bespin.  Their Han meets an old friend named Lando, and things seem to be going well, unaware that a trap has been laid that will put Luke’s friend in jeopardy.

Shit Just Got Real! – Well, this seems like it will be a nice dinner party and HOLY SHIT!?  Who invited that guy?
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –60%  There are some amazing pieces in this one, including the big fight between Vader and Skywalker.  And, of course, the fight on Hoth is one of film’s most memorable battles.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/WASr5-mS238
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 09, 2014, 10:51:16 PM
#14 – Predator

56 Points, 5 Lists, #10 CJones
(http://www.filmonpaper.com/site/media/2011/05/Predator_B2_Arnieredtext_Japan-1.jpg)
  Ain’t got time to bleed.
   
   
A team of elite soldiers are sent into a Central American jungle to rescue a presidential candidate minister taken by guerrilla force.  The team takes out their enemies with little difficulty, saving a woman named Anna, but the team leader Dutch is angry to learn that there is no cabinet minister and that it was a ruse to get his team to take out a rebel camp.  With the mission complete, the team heads to the extraction point only to find that they are being stalked by an invisible entity, who is picking them off one by one.  With their numbers being whittled down, they soon find that the strange creature is hard to kill and has a number of nasty tricks up its sleeve.

Shit Just Got Real! – Probably when the alien shows up.  If it wasn’t for a little scene at the beginning when a spaceship lands, you’d be like “this is kind of a fun action mov—wait, what the hell?”
   
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –70%  Lots of big, sweaty muscles and severed limbs in this one.  There is no better decade more suited to Schwarzenegger than the 80’s.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/eF8OJmB6kY
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 10, 2014, 05:24:48 AM
#13 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

57 Points, 3 Lists, #5 Anais.Butterfly
(http://s.ecrater.com/stores/233341/52d8a00c8a818_233341n.jpg)
  Nazis. I hate these guys.
   
   
Adventuring archaeologist Indiana Jones learns that his father has gone missing in a search for the holy grail and Indy sets out to find him.   After dodging a secret society trying to stop anyone discovering the location of the grail, Indiana finally finds his father in a castle filled with Nazis.  Turns out the Nazis are after the grail and they believe the Joneses will help them get the cup for the third reich.  The two escape but find themselves in a chase across Europe to get to the grail before the Nazis do. 

Shit Just Got Real! – It turns out that Indiana’s new lady friend is a dirty ratzi!  And fucked his Dad!  Ew!
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –80%  I haven’t seen the Crystal Skull, but at least all the other Indy movies always have some incredible set pieces.  The boat chase, and the motorcycle chase are pretty cool, but I think the fight on the tank is what takes the cake.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/YtxGMfWxzNc
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Darth Geek on December 10, 2014, 06:44:13 AM
The tank scene is amazing! But I always found the boat scene very contrived and obviously manufactured.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 10, 2014, 07:20:37 AM
#12 – The Road Warrior

62 Points, 4 Lists, #3 Relaxing Dragon
(http://www.fotos.org/galeria/data/576/Movie-Poster-The-Road-Warrior.jpg)
  In the roar of an engine, he lost everything, and became a shell of a man. A burnt-out, desolate man. A man haunted by the demons of his past. A man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again.
   
   
In the future, society has broken down.  The world has become a wasteland and gasoline is now more valuable than gold.  A small village with a supply of gasoline finds themselves under siege by the brutal yet stoic Lord Humungus who demands that the town hands over their gasoline in exchange for their lives.  All hope seems lost until a man in the village named Max decides to step in and help the town come up with a plan to protect their gasoline.  It involves a tanker truck and a driver who knows no fear.  Any sane man would know that the battle is unwinnable and that giving in to Humungus’ demands might be the only reasonable choice.  But there is a reason the stranger is known as Mad Max…

Shit Just Got Real! – Things escalate fast when Max finally heads out on the road to protect the gasoline.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –85%  This is a movie that is essentially a prolonged car chase with some fight scenes as well.  Quite admirably, it’s a film that doesn’t slow down.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
https://www.youtube.com/v/Bmf-HCCZYOg
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Soguru on December 10, 2014, 10:22:37 AM
Max! you are mad i tells ya! MAD!!!
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Darth Geek on December 10, 2014, 11:37:10 AM
Max! you are mad i tells ya! MAD!!!
It's a mad mad mad mad Max.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Soguru on December 10, 2014, 02:18:14 PM
Max! you are mad i tells ya! MAD!!!
It's a mad mad mad mad Max.
Dammit, I miss my "like" buttons.  :(
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Post by: Darth Geek on December 10, 2014, 03:46:29 PM
I find it ironic how much we have gotten accustomed to them. Since they are only a few years old, and the Forum went for many years without them.
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Post by: CJones on December 10, 2014, 08:29:37 PM
#12 – The Road Warrior

62 Points, 4 Lists, #3 Relaxing Dragon

Damn. Road Warrior was one I actually did intend to include, but when I finally wrote my list, for some reason it slipped my mind. I'm excited to see what they do with Fury Road, especially now that Mel Gibson is out of the picture.

Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 10, 2014, 10:46:32 PM
#11 – Aliens

66 Points, 4 Lists, #1 CJones
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fb/Aliens_poster.jpg)
  Get away from her, you bitch.
   
   
Ellen Ripley awakes after her encounter with a deadly alien life form that murdered her fellow crewmen to discover that 50 years have passed.  Her child is gone and she has nowhere to return to.  Soon, she learns of an extermination mission to destroy a colony of the same alien creatures that killed her crew and she is asked to join as a consultant.  The marines sent in are well trained but are completely unprepared for the true danger they are about to face.  Soon new, greater horrors than they could possibly imagine begin to emerge and what began as a search and destroy mission turns into a retreat, with little hope of success.

Shit Just Got Real! – Things get very bad, very fast, but shit gets double real when we see the xenomorph queen.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –75%  Though it starts up with the alien-like tension, it becomes a grand guignol of an action war movie.  Say what you will about James Cameron as a writer, as a direction of action, he is amazing.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
I wanted to go with a less obvious scene, but you can’t beat iconography.
https://www.youtube.com/v/FSrcMaid0mg
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 11, 2014, 01:22:52 AM
BOOOOOOOOO  ;)
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 11, 2014, 01:50:32 AM
In the sense that it is very scary.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Pak-Man on December 11, 2014, 07:26:49 AM
See, if it had been a best movie list, Alien would beat out Aliens, hands-down. But on an action movie list, Aliens has it all over the competition.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: CJones on December 11, 2014, 03:20:14 PM
#14 – Predator

56 Points, 5 Lists, #10 CJones

The thing I really loved about Predator is how it practically makes a mockery of the stereotypical Schwarzenegger action movie. It starts out all one liners and blowing people away like they're not even shooting back. And then suddenly shit gets real and it's like the characters suddenly realize they're not in that sort of movie after all.   
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: CJones on December 11, 2014, 03:24:56 PM
See, if it had been a best movie list, Alien would beat out Aliens, hands-down. But on an action movie list, Aliens has it all over the competition.

My thinking exactly. The original Alien had almost no action in it. Same reason why I didn't include The Thing on my list even though it's one of my favorite movies.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Darth Geek on December 11, 2014, 08:01:34 PM
#14 – Predator

56 Points, 5 Lists, #10 CJones

The thing I really loved about Predator is how it practically makes a mockery of the stereotypical Schwarzenegger action movie. It starts out all one liners and blowing people away like they're not even shooting back. And then suddenly shit gets real and it's like the characters suddenly realize they're not in that sort of movie after all.
Predator 1 is basically "what if an alien hunter landed in the middle of a Commando style movie". And Predator 2 is basically "What if an alien hunter landed in the middle of a Lethal Weapon style movie". Which is part of why I like the second one better, because I just like that genre better of the two.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 11, 2014, 11:08:49 PM
#10 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

67 Points, 5 Lists, #5 Anais.Butterfly
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A2qrYEb53bc/TV337nnfRqI/AAAAAAAAAK8/5HlppXhHuoA/s1600/terminator-2-judgment-day-movie-poster-1020196018.jpg)
(wait, subway sponsored the movie?)
  Hasta la vista, baby!
   
   
Two Terminator robots have traveled from the future to find John Conner, the boy who will become the man who will defeat the Skynet.  One has come to kill him.  One has come to save him.  But the one who has come to save him, a reprogrammed T-800 may have very little chance against an assassin that is impervious to seemingly any attack and can assume a multitude of forms.  To stand a chance, they’ll need to find John Conner’s mother and try to destroy Skynet before it was ever born.

Shit Just Got Real! – Probably the first encounter with the T-1000 where it proves to be immune to pretty much anything that can be thrown at it.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –70%  As I just said, Cameron is a guy who does action well and certainly made an impact with this one, especially the truck chase.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
I wanted to go with a less obvious scene, but you can’t beat iconography.
https://www.youtube.com/v/tMzsDsYtnFc
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 11, 2014, 11:51:30 PM
#9 – Enter the Dragon

84 Points, 6 Lists, #1 George Harrison
(http://www.movieposterstudio.com/pimg/EnterDragon_Jap1a.jpg)
  Boards don't hit back.
   
   
Lee, a master martial artist, is sent by his Shaolin temple and by the British government to find and stop Han, a master criminal and master martial artist who left the same temple as Lee.  What’s more, he is also employing a thug named Han, who murdered his sister.  To get close to uncover Han’s crimes and avenge his sister, he participates in a martial arts tournament, joined by two American martial artists who also participate: Roper, a losing con artist who can take a punch and Williams, a fighter on the run after beating two racist cops down.  The three soon realize that though the tournament treats them well, to Han, the real show is watching new players die.

Shit Just Got Real! – I don’t want to give too much away, but not all of our heroes walks away from this one.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –85%  You get a lot of amazing martial arts in this one.  There is, of course, Bruce Lee, but also the awesome fighting of Jim Kelly, who is great.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/usdcpWXPaDY
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 12, 2014, 12:14:31 AM
See, if it had been a best movie list, Alien would beat out Aliens, hands-down. But on an action movie list, Aliens has it all over the competition.

LIKE
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 04:08:31 AM
#8 – The Matrix

87 Points, 7 Lists, #1 Relaxing Dragon
(https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/9/A70-4902)
  I know kung-fu.
   
   
Anderson is an office drone who leads a double life as a successful freelance hacker named Neo.  One day, he’s invited to meet with a man named Neo who tells him that the world is not what it appears and offers to show him.  Neo accepts and discovers that he’s one of countless humans trapped in a giant virtual reality simulation called the Matrix.  The Matrix is under the control of artificial intelligences at war with humanity and Neo might be the only one who can free humanity from their clutches.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – The team finds out they’ve been betrayed… and are powerless to do anything trapped at the hands of their traitor.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –85%  Yeah, it lead to a large number of imitators, it’s mix of chop socky, gun play and special effects really changed things in terms of action.  Still looks great after 15 years.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/NEuZgK669zY
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 07:39:59 AM
#7 – Big Trouble in Little China

90 Points, 5 Lists, #3 Cole Stratton
(http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/big-trouble-in-little-china-poster.jpg)
  Sit tight, hold the fort, keep the home fires burning. And if we're not back by dawn...call the president.
   
   
Jack Burton is a trucker who has accidentally gotten involved in something big when he and his friend Wang Chi head to the airport to pick up Wang’s fiancée, only to see her kidnapped by gangsters.  Soon after, Wang’s other friend also becomes a target for the kidnappers.  It seems that in the Chinatown of San Francisco hides a dark secret: a Chinese wizard in search of a green eyed woman to become his bride and both Wang’s fiancée and Gracie fit the bill.  With his army of monsters and super-powered warriors, normal guys like Jack and Wang don’t stand much of a chance… at least not without some magic of their own.

Shit Just Got Real! – When magical supermen start showing up.  Got to love those three storms.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –75%  Some great martial arts in this one.  It’s funny, I never find Carpenter movies particularly amazing in their action but they more than make up for it in enthusiasm and attitude.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/u4BvCC28SaU
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 08:27:00 AM
#6 – Kill Bill

90 Points, 6 Lists, #2 Johnny Unusual
(https://ngdagency.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/kill-bill-poster3.jpg)
  When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other that not only does God exist, you're doing his will.
   
   
An assassin who had abandoned her life of killing finds herself and her husband shot up on their wedding day by her old co-workers at the behest of her old boss Bill.  Years later, she wakes up from a coma and immediately decides she wants revenge on her murderers, traveling far and wide to cross the names of her would be assassins off of her list.  However, while each kill brings her closer to revenge, she is also getting closer to the secret that Bill has been keeping from her for so long.

Shit Just Got Real! – The Bride must take on the Crazy 88.  There aren’t actually 88 of them.  They just thought it sounded cool
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –80%  The first half is non-stop action and the second one, while having incredible fights, tones things down a little and focuses more on the characters.  And if you are wondering, some people voted for Kill Bill and others voted for just part 1, so I consolidated them.  Let it be known that people generally, as an action movie at least, prefer the first half.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/a3aFv8IQb4s
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 12, 2014, 09:29:12 AM
YAY JACK BURTON!
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Darth Geek on December 12, 2014, 10:25:03 AM
Ugh. I knew Kill Bill would be on this list, but I was hoping it wouldn't be this high. I hate Tarentino.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 12, 2014, 10:45:19 AM
#14 – Predator

My favorite Arnie movie. Iconic in all the right ways, and one that knows not to go too far down the Trashy or the Sci-Fi path that might take away from the burly, burly action (I caught this in a theater a few years back, where a cheer went up when Dutch and Dillion have their first handshake/arm wrestle). I like what CJones said about this (though I wouldn't go so far as to call it a mockery, unless we're making a direct comparison to Commando), that's actually a really great way to look at things.

#12 – The Road Warrior

This one's about as close to pure, adrenaline-soaked action as one can get. It's got just the right level of world-building, of character development and exposition, and it frames it all so well in that sun-soaked, leather-heavy apocalypse that would become the precursor for so much in pop culture. And then there's the stunts, mostly car-related, which continue to defy reality in how utterly spectacular they are. Seriously, some of them are well into "how in the hay did they do that without killing everyone?" territory, and I love it. There's something of a common wisdom that Action is the one genre that just gets better and better as time goes by, thanks to the upgrades in technology. This is a case where that isn't the case, since I've yet to see a car chase (before or since) top the final one here (although the next Mad Max movie coming out next year might change things).

#10 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Some days, for no reason in particular, I find myself feeling blue. Just a bit down, just a bit out, and generally in a sort of funk.

Then I remember the time James Cameron had a helicopter flown under an underpass while chasing a SWAT van, and I feel better again.

#9 – Enter the Dragon

It's something of an interesting experience watching this movie in the modern era. Compared to our current crop of martial arts movies (or even the works of Jackie Chan from back in the early 90s/late 80s), this seems almost amateur by comparison. That 70s camera work doesn't seem to capture the energy of the action like we do now, and it all might almost feel stilted or something.

And yet, not only does this endure, it's treated as the classic it deserves to be. Pretty much all thanks to Bruce Lee, who does so much with so little and who still looks and moves like he could (and probably would) kick the ass of any action star on the market today. His speed, his form, and his general charisma just hold everything together. Not to shortchange everyone else, of course, since it's ultimately  a great ensemble that makes it all work (love Jim Kelly in this, and not just because of his dead-on delivery ofg one of my all-time favorite lines, "Man, you come right out of a comic book.")

#8 – The Matrix

87 Points, 7 Lists, #1 Relaxing Dragon

Glad to see this one so high, even if I tipped the scales a bit by giving it my top spot. I always worry that after so many years of imitators, knock-offs, and rip-offs, after two fandom-testing sequels (which I like!), and a seemingly endless barrage of nonsensical Keanu-mockery, people might forget just how much of a stunning masterpiece this movie is. It's a mind-meldingly perfect blend of story concepts, broad ideas, iconic characters and moments, and action trendsetting. Even after nearly two-decades of people trying to copy it, its fight scenes still come off as fresh and innovative (helped all the more now that Bullet Time has, at long last, fallen out of fashion again, so this movie seems all the more unique all of a sudden), and its themes both heady and remarkably easy to digest. It's super entertaining to watch and still makes you think (while still being the bane of college entry-level philosophy professors everywhere), and it's one of my all-time favorite movies, for sure. In fact, I think I'll give the whole trilogy a watch this weekend, I'm a bit overdue (and believe me, the latter two work much better when you do them all in a row).

#6 – Kill Bill

I may have actually forgotten to include this one, so I'm glad it got so high anyway. It's the usual batch of Tarantino style and pulp (which is a good thing, because his style is aces), and the cartoonishly over-the-top fight scene is just as crazy as it needs to be and then some. The only downside of it is that it's such a showstopper, people sometimes forget the rest of the movie, particularly the opening fight that destroys the small suburban house. I'm the sort who somewhat prefers Part II's more talky, somewhat relaxed atmosphere (the trailer fight aside), but this is still a great movie with a kickass batch of action. Also, it helped really propel Bruce Lee's Game of Death outfit into pop culture, which is a good thing, particularly since it somehow hasn't quite become overplayed yet.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 05:24:58 PM
#5 – Hot Fuzz

96 Points, 6 lists, #4 Relaxing Dragon
(http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/hot-fuzz-one-gun.jpg)
  I won't argue that it was a no-holds-barred adrenaline fuelled thrill-ride, but there's no way that you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork.
   
   
Nicholas Angel is the best cop in London.  In fact, he’s a little too good.  When the other police feel that Angel is making them look bad, they reassign him to the sleepy town of Sandford, partnered with an eager but naive manchild who quickly begins to look to Angel as a role model.  As the two form a friendship, Angel starts looking into a series of deaths that are labelled as suicide despite the fact that they tend to look more and more suspicious.  Can London’s greatest cop unearth the secret that hides in the town of Sandford.

Shit Just Got Real! – When the cause of the deaths are finally revealed, the movie takes a pretty sensational turn.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –85%  The film doesn’t really become an action movie until the last act.  However, you could be forgiven for forgetting that as the editing is so kinetic that the whole film feels incredibly lively and when the action finally happens, it is both sensational and relentless.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/m6TYFLevmAc
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Darth Geek on December 12, 2014, 06:03:20 PM
#5 – Hot Fuzz

Hell fucking YEAH!

I love everything about this movie. And the fact it's sooooo much better of a movie than the ones it keeps name dropping is just perfect.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 07:02:53 PM
Yeah, I keep arguing with a friend that while I like Shaun of the Dead, this is the superior film.  Not only because of it's great comedy and action, but it's more clever, it has a big cast yet it utilizes all of them without it slowing down the film, the characters and plot are more engaging, there are more surprises, it is shockingly more gory (though I think it is a cool choice that while our heroes dispatch heroes in nasty ways, they aren't killers), and it also takes a page from the good Wicker Man movie in a unique and clever way.  Also, Timothy Dalton and Jim Broadbent are both hilarious and all-around awesome in this one.  I mean, I like Shaun of the Dead but so fair this is Wright's masterpiece.

#12 – The Road Warrior

This one's about as close to pure, adrenaline-soaked action as one can get. It's got just the right level of world-building, of character development and exposition, and it frames it all so well in that sun-soaked, leather-heavy apocalypse that would become the precursor for so much in pop culture. And then there's the stunts, mostly car-related, which continue to defy reality in how utterly spectacular they are. Seriously, some of them are well into "how in the hay did they do that without killing everyone?" territory, and I love it. There's something of a common wisdom that Action is the one genre that just gets better and better as time goes by, thanks to the upgrades in technology. This is a case where that isn't the case, since I've yet to see a car chase (before or since) top the final one here (although the next Mad Max movie coming out next year might change things).

I REALLY need to watch this again.  Until I watched a clip, I forgot how great a villain the Humungus is.  We don't get too much insight, but some of the things he says and does lets on that he cares about his henchmen (they aren't just his tools, they're his tribe) and that he has a sense of honor and nobility.  I could easily see him and Max teaming up if there was a nastier foe.  Oh, and I would never have been that interested in a new Mad Max movie, even with George Miller involved, if I hadn't seen that new trailer.




#6 – Kill Bill

I may have actually forgotten to include this one, so I'm glad it got so high anyway. It's the usual batch of Tarantino style and pulp (which is a good thing, because his style is aces), and the cartoonishly over-the-top fight scene is just as crazy as it needs to be and then some. The only downside of it is that it's such a showstopper, people sometimes forget the rest of the movie, particularly the opening fight that destroys the small suburban house. I'm the sort who somewhat prefers Part II's more talky, somewhat relaxed atmosphere (the trailer fight aside), but this is still a great movie with a kickass batch of action. Also, it helped really propel Bruce Lee's Game of Death outfit into pop culture, which is a good thing, particularly since it somehow hasn't quite become overplayed yet.
I think I might prefer Part II as well, but yeah, it is less of an action movie and more of a revenge thriller.  I mean it always was, but it puts away the very cool fights to go to a tenser, more intimate place.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 07:09:27 PM
#4 – Robocop

118 Points, 7 Lists, #2 CJones
(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17600000/RoboCop-Alternate-Poster-robocop-17680447-580-875.jpg)
  Your move, creep.
   
   
In future Detroit, the city is overrun with crime and the heavily overworked police force is ready to strike unless they get more support.  The city is in need of a solution and luckily the company OCP has the solution: a robot police officer.  Their initial attempt fails disastrously (and lethally) after they realize a human component is needed.  When police officer Alex Murphy is killed in the line of duty, he is resurrected as a cyborg cop known as RoboCop.  RoboCop proves incredibly effective, but soon his human emotions and memories begin to creep in and he begins to develop free will.  What’s more, when he finds the man who killed him, he learned that he’s part of a larger conspiracy in the heart of OCP.  RoboCop might be the only one who can stop him, but  the enemy might have a big advantage.
   
Shit Just Got Real! – RoboCop thinks he is given three directives… until he learns the fourth one when attempting to put an end to a criminal within OCP.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –80%  One great thing about Paul Verhoeven is his ability to embrace the excesses of the 80’s in a way that works in the film’s favor.  The film is eve gorier than the average action movie, often using it for hilarious purposes (particularly when that one guy gets shot up by ED 209.  Apparently, in the director’s cut, ED 209 unloads bullets on that one guy for 30 more seconds).
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/u0AJv-oKcLc
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 09:04:18 PM
#3 – The Avengers

138 Points, 7 lists, #1 Pak Man
(http://cdn.rsvlts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Avengers-Alternative-Minimalist-Movie-Poster-063.jpg)
   I have a plan: attack!
   
   
When the Norse god Loki steals a tesseract from the peacekeeping force S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as brainwashing some of their top agents,  S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury finds he needs to recruit a team of disparate but powerful people.  In the team is the Black Widow, a super-spy.  Captain America, a super-soldier who was frozen for almost 70 years.  Iron Man, a billionaire industrialist and inventor with a superpowered suit of armor.  And Bruce Banner, a scientist who turns into the monstrous Hulk when enraged.  Soon, they encounter the Norse god Thor, who arrived to capture his brother and return him to Asgard.  Though the team is made of powerful people, tensions and egos could tear them apart even before Loki’s plans come to fruition.

Shit Just Got Real! – Loki unleashes an army of aliens upon New York.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –85%  This one has some big bad action scenes and, most importantly, it gets to emphasize the strengths of the different heroes and shows them working together in a way that some non-animated movies have trouble getting across.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/Y1g-B8BJzwc
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 09:59:34 PM
#2 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

189 Points, 10 lists, #2 Anais. Butterfly, Hebs, Pak Man, ScottotD
(https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/157/MPW-78987)
You want to talk to God? Let's go see Him together. I've got nothing better to do.
   
   
Archeologist Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones is tasked with searching for the Ark of the Covenant, the container for the remnants of the ten commandments, so that he may prevent the Nazis from finding it and turning its power into a weapon.  Along the way, he reconnects with Marion Ravenwood, the daughter of the last man who tried to find the Ark and Indiana’s former lover.  Together, the two must travel to Egypt to find its location, face villains including Jones’ arch-rival Belloq (an archeologist who finds artifacts for his own gain), and must navigate a number of death traps and sticky situations.

Shit Just Got Real! – It’s back to back set pieces when Indy is trapped in a snake-filled tomb, fights Nazis on a jet, then gets involved in the best moving vehicle fights in film.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –90%  As mentioned above, this is a movie that keeps rolling out action sequences in a variety of ways and never fails to keep it exciting.  The film is meant to be a love letter to the serials of old, but if anything it’s actually more like a film that delivers the promise of rollicking adventure that the originals never could quite keep.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/Pr-8AP0To4k
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 10:12:23 PM
#1 – Die Hard

206 Points, 10 Lists, #1 Anais.Butterfly, Cole Stratton, Hebs, Johnny Unusual, ScottotD
(http://schmoesknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/die-hard-movie-poster-1988.jpg)
Welcome to the party, pal!
   
   
New York police officer John McClane crashes an LA office party on Christmas Eve in an attempt to reconcile with his wife.  What he doesn’t expect is when he wanders away from the party, the other party goers are held hostage by Hans Gruber and his armed men.  John soon finds himself alone against the gang of extremely well-trained criminals and John has no weapons, no plan and no shoes.  He is able to contact a cop on the outside, who becomes his only contact to the outside world in a quickly escalating situation.

Shit Just Got Real! – “Who said we we’re terrorists?”  Well, several characters, but you weren’t around those scenes to see it.  Still, good on you for correcting them.
      
Pure Adrenaline Percentage –85% There’s a reason this one is both number one and influenced action movies that came after.  The movie has some incredible action pieces, but it is also given more energy due to the hero not being superhuman (though that changes by the fourth one) and being quite vulnerable typified by the bare feet that leads to a moment in the film where we see a different kind of action star.
   
AAAAAAAAND ACTION!
 https://www.youtube.com/v/GL78WGjktX4
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ColeStratton on December 12, 2014, 10:12:37 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2eqdfm9.jpg)

Where's #1? DON'T KEEP ME WAITING LIKE ARGYLE!!!!
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ColeStratton on December 12, 2014, 10:13:07 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2eqdfm9.jpg)

Where's #1? DON'T KEEP ME WAITING LIKE ARGYLE!!!!

Damnit. You posted it while I was posting Argyle. Christmas in Hollis, indeed.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 10:22:45 PM
Christmas in Hollis is a great song.  Have you ever heard the song that Christmas in Hollis sampled, the completely awesome and totally not made up Back Door Santa by Clarence Carter.  Best song ever about holiday sodomy!

https://www.youtube.com/v/EtTfosvGdTY
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Pak-Man on December 12, 2014, 10:31:43 PM
Awesome list!

Here's my list - As you can see, I need a little bit more than the promise of action to lure me into a movie (And I have a kinda odd taste in movies to begin with) but all told I did pretty well. My top 2 made the top 3, which isn't bad, considering.


1. The Avengers (2012)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black pearl
4. Kung-Fu Hustle
5. Kill Bill
6. X2: X-Men United
7. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
9. Sin City
10. The Matrix
11. Terminator
12. Aliens
13. Spider-Man 2
14. Hot Fuzz
15. X-Men
16. Predator
17. Shaolin Soccer
18. The Incredible Hulk
19. Blade
20. Robocop
21. Rush Hour
22. Jackie Chan's First Strike
23. Predator 2
24. Alien Vs. Predator
25. Sucker Punch
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2014, 10:40:14 PM
BTW, I want to thank everyone who took part in this list: Soguru, anais.butterfly, ColeStratton, ScottotD, George Harrison, Pak-Man, stethacantus, CJones, Hebs, Charles Hussein Castle, and Relaxing Dragon.  I hope you guys enjoyed the list!  I'll put up the poll for the next one soon (and then after that, sometime in mid-January, Compound will do his annual riffs you want to see).
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ColeStratton on December 12, 2014, 10:46:59 PM
Here's mine:

1.   Die Hard
2.   Children of Men
3.   Big Trouble in Little China
4.   In Bruges
5.   The Professionals (Burt Lancaster, not The Professional with Jean Reno)
6.   Ronin
7.   Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
8.   Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
9.   Silverado
10.   District 9
11.   The Hunt for Red October
12.   Desperado
13.   Minority Report
14.   Tremors
15.   The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
16.   Raiders of the Lost Ark
17.   Hot Fuzz
18.   Willow
19.   Hard Boiled
20.   The Bourne Identity
21.   Bullitt
22.   Lethal Weapon 2
23.   The Raid: Redemption
24.   The Road Warrior
25.   Goldfinger

A lot of hybrid choices -- I mean, if I was just going with pure action movies I loved when I was 14, there would be a lot of Steven Seagal on this list and I would be embarrassed for everyone. Still, I find every movie on this list thrilling...
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: MightyJack on December 12, 2014, 11:21:15 PM


1.   Enter the Dragon
2.   Shoot ‘Em Up
3.   RoboCop
4.   The Road Warrior
5.   Marvel’s Avengers

6.   X-Men Days of Future Past
7.   Resident Evil Apocalypse
8.   Big Trouble in Little China
9.   Under Siege
10.   Chocolate (2008)
11.   Kick Ass
12.   Captain America: Winter Soldier
13.   Leon: The Professional
14.   Escape From New York

15.   Duel
16.   Terminator 2
17.   Underworld
18.   Fists of Fury
19.   Resident Evil
20.   Dredd
21.   Die Hard
22.   Kung Fu Hustle
23.   The Dark Knight
24.   Goldfinger

25.   The Incredibles

Ones that I hated cutting: Iron Monkey, La Femme Nikita, GoldenEye and other Bond films, Deathrace 2000 (original), Spider-Man. X-Men First Class, Wanted and many other comic book flicks. And every action film Milla Jovovich has ever starred in. Not because they are good movies necessarily, but because she kicks ass!

I also wished I had slotted a Godzilla movie in there. I forgot about the Big G until it as too late. Not that it would have mattered, but my soul would be cleaner if I had.  ;)
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 12, 2014, 11:51:51 PM
I *knew* my 1 and 2 would get 1 and 2, shocked someone else put Big Trouble in Little China higher than I did though.  Bless you Cole.  Thanks for doing this and persevering though the forum issues, great list.

1. Die Hard
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. John Carpenter's The Thing
4. Ghostbusters
5. Big Trouble in Little China
6. Star Wars (A New Hope)
7. Jaws
8. Robocop
9. Shaun of the Dead
10. The Dark Knight Rises
11. Se7en
12. Hot Fuzz
13. Escape from New York
14. The Killer
15. The Empire Strikes Back
16. Kick-Ass
17. Predator
18. The Avengers (2012)
19. Army of Darkness
20. Tremors
21. The Raid
22. The World's End
23. Enter the Dragon
24. Planet Terror
25. X-Men 2

Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 13, 2014, 02:39:05 AM
OK, I was waiting for this for a while, but I was shocked that NO ONE voted for either Point Break or Road House.  I've seen neither but I hear so much love for both.  Road House seems to be the one people love ironically and unironically: it is ridiculous in a way that isn't exactly intended but is still a pleasure to watch and Point Break has some beloved action scenes and from what I hear there is a lot of unironic love for it.  Plus, it is Katheryn Bigelow's first smash hit (I think Near Dark came first but was more of a cult hit).
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 13, 2014, 08:10:47 AM
Road House was one of the movies I cut
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 13, 2014, 02:11:39 PM
Mmmm, now that's an adrenaline soaked finish I can live with. It also reminds me that this is the time of year I need to get my Die Hard poster back on the wall ('tis the season!).

Here's my list. Apparently I did include District 9, Leon, and Kill Bill, and then totally forgot about it when actually reading the thread here.

1. The Matrix
2. Heat
3. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
4. Hot Fuzz

5. Run Lola Run
6. Black Hawk Down
7. Aliens
8. Die Hard
9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
10. The Raid
11. Drunken Master II
12. Enter the Dragon

13. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
14. Shoot ‘Em Up
15. District 9
16. Predator

17. Running Scared
18. Kill Bill
19. 13 Assassins
20. Leon
21. Kung Fu Hustle

22. Payback
23. The Bourne Ultimatum
24. John Wick
25. District B13

A few of my bottom choices were somewhat more personal, so I'm not surprised to see them not make the cut. Bourne Ultimatum especially, even though I consider that to be the finest use of the ever-hated shaky-cam ever. The fairytale insanity of Running Scared isn't quite everyone's bag either, although folks should check that one out if they haven't, and not just to see Paul Walker give a legitimately great performance. The original Gone in 60 Seconds not being here is a bit of a dissapointment, but I chalk that one up to too many people only having seen the remake. People, seriously, see the original. It's running time is literally half car chase, and it's basically the final word on urban car chases.

Black Hawk Down was my war movie selection, and while it's pretty heavy, it's also a damned entertaining action movie. Modern military action basically started with this one, in terms of how soldiers (especially the more elite unites), tactics, weaponry, and general fighting cinematography is portrayed. The more I get into his filmography the more I discover just how hit and miss Ridley Scott is, but when he hits he swings for the fences, and this is a sure-fire hit.

It's a downer not seeing Run Lola Run make it, though. It's just a breathtakingly unique film, and admittedly a very unusual sort of action movie, but that's all it really is. The energy it projects just leaps from the screen, and it'll do a lot more to pump you up than most any fist fight, gun fight, or car chase.

All in all, though, it's a fine list that's been compiled here, and even given me a few titles I'm going to have to Netflix very soon. Thanks a bunch for putting this together, JU!
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Soguru on December 14, 2014, 01:02:58 PM
25. The Running Man
24. Heat
23. Saving Private Ryan
22. Commando
21. The Adventures of Remo Williams
20. Clear and Present Danger
19. Escape from New York
18. Dredd
17. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
16. 300
15. Desperado
14. Superman
13. Inception
12. Robocop(1987)
11. Die Hard 2
10. Total Recall
9. Big Trouble in Little China
8. Conan the Barbarian
7. Hot Fuzz
6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. Demolition Man
4 .The Avengers
3. Die Hard
2. The Matrix
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: RandyMistie on December 14, 2014, 01:26:22 PM
Soguru, I'm absolutely on board with your list except for... 25, 22, 21, and 20, other than those you have excellent taste and I think those were probably afterthoughts on your part.

You rock!
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: RandyMistie on December 14, 2014, 01:40:23 PM
I'm sorry, Soguru, saying stuff like, "other than those..." you have excellent taste is insulting, and I would never want to insult you...

You are totally cool, and you RAWK! Your choices are perfect, in my opinion...
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Soguru on December 14, 2014, 08:32:42 PM
I'm sorry, Soguru, saying stuff like, "other than those..." you have excellent taste is insulting, and I would never want to insult you...

You are totally cool, and you RAWK! Your choices are perfect, in my opinion...
Hey it's all good! You have the right to disagree with me and i'm cool with that. thank you though I really, really do appreciate you saying that.  ;D
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: RandyMistie on December 15, 2014, 07:02:50 AM
I'm serious, I love your whole list. We could have a movie marathon, it would be awesome! I would love to tell you how I loved Dredd, and Big Trouble in Little China is one of my favourite movies and I would love to wax on and on, but I won't because I am boring myself, I fear for you.

Rock on, Soguru, you are the best! And so fuckin' cute... Look at that smile!
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Soguru on December 15, 2014, 04:36:00 PM
I'm serious, I love your whole list. We could have a movie marathon, it would be awesome! I would love to tell you how I loved Dredd, and Big Trouble in Little China is one of my favourite movies and I would love to wax on and on, but I won't because I am boring myself, I fear for you.
Rock on, Soguru, you are the best! And so fuckin' cute... Look at that smile!
Thank you Randy. That is very kind of you to say so.  :) Yeah Dredd was fantastic. All throughout the movie I was thinking "This is what Stallone's Judge Dredd should have been". i mean that movie had some dark moments and it was cool to see the cannibals in the cursed Earth, but that movie is notorious for being cheesy and campy as all get out. Karl Urban just nailed it with being a cold-ass mother. I just hope they make another some day.

Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 15, 2014, 05:19:10 PM
This one's mine.  I was surprised how high Raiders creeped up on my list.  I tend to think of it more of an adventure movie before action but memories of the great action pieces kept slipping in and pushing it higher and higher.  Ghost Protocol almost made it, so I was disappointed it didn't.  It's a REALLY fun movie and the best M:I movie by far.  More Brad Bird-directed action movies please.

1)   Die Hard
2)   Kill Bill Vol. 1
3)   The Avengers (2012)
4)   The Raid: Redemption
5)   Raiders of the Lost Ark
6)   Hot Fuzz
7)   Robocop
8)   The Dark Knight
9)   Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
10)   Leon
11)   The Road Warrior
12)   Guardians of the Galaxy
13)   Spider-Man 2
14)   Desperado
15)   Captain America: The Winter Soldier
16)   Hero
17)   Kung Fu Hustle
18)   Aliens
19)   Yojimbo
20)   Iron Man
21)   Drunken Master
22)   The Incredibles
23)   Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
24)   X2: X-Men United
25)   Apocalypto
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 15, 2014, 06:38:27 PM
The M:I movies are weirdly overlooked, much the Bournes imo.


The Road Warrior made the list :)
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: RandyMistie on December 16, 2014, 12:13:57 AM
Yeah, Dredd Fuckin' ruled... The Judge! Much better than the Stallone movie...
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Soguru on December 16, 2014, 02:48:05 PM
I have a real problem with Kill Bill. It's mostly because the motivations that drive Bill to do what he does to be completely needless and stupid. If it weren't for his poor widdle ego being bwuised, none of it would have ever happened. Let's see... my woman ran out on me, maybe I should
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I'm sorry, but to me, Quintin Tarantino is not that good a writer/director, and Kill Bill 1 and 2 are seriously overrated films.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: stethacantus on December 16, 2014, 11:44:03 PM
Had this been an LoC of the greatest action movies ever, I do not think I could ever complete a list. Just among the action films I had seen, I would be second guessing and changing my final 25 over and over again. Thankfully the LoC asked for my favorite action movie. That simplified things a lot. Here is my list, with a few notes on the films that did not make the final LoC.



25] Raiders of the Lost Ark
24] The Cameraman ( 1928 )
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23] Play Safe ( 1927 )
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22] Safety Last! ( 1923 )
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21] Steamboat Bill Jr. ( 1928 )
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20] Project A
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19] Cops ( 1922 )
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18] Wheels on Meals
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17] Royal Warriors
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16] The Strong Man ( 1926 )
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15] The General ( 1926 )
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14] Full Contact
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13] Sparrows ( 1926 )
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12] Police Story I
11] Hard Boiled
10] License to Kill
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9] Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
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8] Avenging Eagle
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7] Streets of Fire
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6] The Savage Five
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5] Five Element Ninjas
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4] Cowboy Beebop: The Movie
3] Breaking Away
2] Marvel's The Avengers
1] The Killer ( 1989 )

 Here are some of the films that would have made my list, had I been asked to submit more than 25.

The Blues Brothers
Red Cliff Part 1
Red Cliff Part 2
Rocky
Five Masters of Death
The Dark Knight
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Incredible Hulk ( NOT THE ANG LEE MOVIE, THE REBOOT )
The Dark Knight Rises
Robocop
Team America: World Police
Windtalkers
1941
Ben Hur ( 1925 )
Street Gangs of Hong Kong

In a way, I am glad that the Red Cliff movies did not make the top 25, because I had no idea if I should submit them as a single film, or as two separate films.

I think Johnny Unusual got lucky that so few lists were submitted. Had a lot of members participated, then not only would the final list end up with just the expected action movies ( the films that would have been on the most lists would be the most common films like Rambo and he Fast & The Furious while the odd movies that just showed up on one list would be shut out ) but he would probably have had quite a few ties. Perhaps even a situation where #3 through 50 were all a single tie. Having so few submitted lists cut down on the ties, and allowed more of the oddball submissions to be ranked in the top 50. But then again, with so few submitted lists, this gave any joker the chance to get any film on the final 50. If I had made My Dinner With Andre my #1 pick, it would have made it to #42.
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Charles Castle on December 17, 2014, 11:38:03 PM
1. Branded to Kill
2. Once Upon a Time in the West
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
6. Peking Opera Blues
7. Ying Xiong (Hero)
8. The Seven Samurai
9. Goldfinger

10. Toy Story
11. North by Northwest
12. Die Hard

13. The Matrix Reloaded
14. Terminator 2
15. Enter the Dragon
16. Drunken Master 2
17. The Matrix

18. The Wild Bunch
19. Tokyo Drifter
20. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

21. Point Blank
22. Yojimbo
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Brotherhood of the Wolf
25. The Adventures of Robin Hood

Movies I just plain forgot to consider, but might have made it: Total Recall, From Dusk Til Dawn, Planet Terror, Robocop, The Mask of Zorro, Princess Mononoke, Hard Boiled, Desperado, La Femme Nikita, Once Upon a Time in China 1 & 2, House of Flying Daggers

Movies I considered, but didn't quite make it: Sonatine, Dawn of the Dead (both versions), Day of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, The Matrix Revolutions, Speed, Predator, The Spy Who Loved Me, From Russia With Love, Source Code, Fearless, Dark City, Leon, The Fifth Element
Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: ScottotD on December 18, 2014, 04:13:32 AM

I'm sorry, but to me, Quintin Tarantino is not that good a writer/director, and Kill Bill 1 and 2 are seriously overrated films.

Overrated is such a weird term to me, it's basically saying "I'm in the minority not liking this but those people are wrong"

Title: Re: LoC: Top 51 Action Movies Countdown! Part 83!
Post by: Soguru on December 21, 2014, 08:38:51 PM
I'm sorry, but to me, Quintin Tarantino is not that good a writer/director, and Kill Bill 1 and 2 are seriously overrated films.
Overrated is such a weird term to me, it's basically saying "I'm in the minority not liking this but those people are wrong"
I suppose that is one way of looking at it. On the flip side, I think some people think I'm an asshole for not seeing a movie's
greatness.