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Top Action Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
2 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
3 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg 31
4 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
5 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 36
6 The Matrix 1999 Lana and Lily Wachowski 39
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
8 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner 43
9 The General 1926 Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton 51
10 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
12 Aliens 1986 James Cameron 77
13 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 James Cameron 78
14 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg 91
15 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan 104
16 The Terminator 1984 James Cameron 106
17 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
18 Heat 1995 Michael Mann 152
19 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 Ang Lee 176
20 The Dark Knight 2008 Christopher Nolan 177
21 The French Connection 1971 William Friedkin 185
22 Rio Bravo 1959 Howard Hawks 187
23 Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa 191
24 The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 Michael Curtiz and William Keighley 223
25 Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton 229
26 Dawn of the Dead 1978 George A. Romero 232
27 Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton 241
28 The Incredibles 2004 Brad Bird 250
29 Red River 1948 Howard Hawks 258
30 Akira 1988 Katsuhiro Ôtomo 261
31 Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand 264
32 Dirty Harry 1971 Don Siegel 266
33 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 Quentin Tarantino 276
34 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Gore Verbinski 296
35 The Magnificent Seven 1960 John Sturges 306
36 The Blues Brothers 1980 John Landis 316
37 The Iron Giant 1999 Brad Bird 331
38 Superman 1978 Richard Donner 339
39 The Road Warrior 1981 George Miller 342
40 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
41 Avatar 2009 James Cameron 392
42 RoboCop 1987 Paul Verhoeven 411
43 Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Nicholas Meyer 414
44 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Steven Spielberg 417
45 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan 425
46 Scarface 1932 Howard Hawks 449
47 Speed 1994 Jan de Bont 460
48 Ghost in the Shell 1995 Mamoru Oshii 475
49 Batman Begins 2005 Christopher Nolan 481
50 Enter the Dragon 1973 Robert Clouse 494
51 The Last of the Mohicans 1992 Michael Mann 501
52 The Killer 1989 John Woo 506
53 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 Quentin Tarantino 508
54 Predator 1987 John McTiernan 519
55 Spider-Man 2002 Sam Raimi 520
56 A Fistful of Dollars 1964 Sergio Leone 525
57 Batman 1989 Tim Burton 569
58 Top Gun 1986 Tony Scott 571
59 The Dirty Dozen 1967 Robert Aldrich 599
60 The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 Paul Greengrass 603
61 Starship Troopers 1997 Paul Verhoeven 616
62 The Fifth Element 1997 Luc Besson 626
63 Spider-Man 2 2004 Sam Raimi 636
64 Hard Boiled 1992 John Woo 638
65 Minority Report 2002 Steven Spielberg 652
66 Alexander Nevsky 1938 Sergei M. Eisenstein and Dmitri Vasilyev 657
67 Casino Royale 2006 Martin Campbell 660
68 Bullitt 1968 Peter Yates 668
69 True Romance 1993 Tony Scott 671
70 Mad Max 1979 George Miller 672
71 Independence Day 1996 Roland Emmerich 676
72 Total Recall 1990 Paul Verhoeven 680
73 The Karate Kid 1984 John G. Avildsen 686
74 The War of the Worlds 1953 Byron Haskin 692
75 Three Kings 1999 David O. Russell 722
76 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Steven Spielberg 723
77 District 9 2009 Neill Blomkamp 725
78 Tron 1982 Steven Lisberger 727
79 X2 2003 Bryan Singer 729
80 From Russia with Love 1963 Terence Young 742
81 Dr. No 1962 Terence Young 770
82 Serenity 2005 Joss Whedon 778
83 Dark City 1998 Alex Proyas 788
84 Hot Fuzz 2007 Edgar Wright 797
85 Escape from New York 1981 John Carpenter 801
86 The Fugitive 1993 Andrew Davis 816
87 The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Paul Greengrass 822
88 The Great Train Robbery 1903 Edwin S. Porter 856
89 King Kong 2005 Peter Jackson 905
90 Hero 2002 Yimou Zhang 912
91 The Longest Day 1962 Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki 913
92 The Bourne Identity 2002 Doug Liman 922
93 300 2006 Zack Snyder 926
94 Lethal Weapon 1987 Richard Donner 931
95 The Warriors 1979 Walter Hill 937
96 Les Vampires 1915 Louis Feuillade 944
97 Star Trek 2009 J.J. Abrams 945
98 Face/Off 1997 John Woo 946
99 Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928 Charles Reisner 956
100 Harakiri 1962 Masaki Kobayashi 985
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