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Top Action Films (#101-249)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
101 Duel 1971 Steven Spielberg 990
102 Midnight Run 1988 Martin Brest 993
103 Rollerball 1975 Norman Jewison 1003
104 Brick 2005 Rian Johnson 1005
105 Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 George Armitage 1021
106 Point Break 1991 Kathryn Bigelow 1033
107 Near Dark 1987 Kathryn Bigelow 1042
108 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965 Russ Meyer 1043
109 Batman Returns 1992 Tim Burton 1049
110 The Italian Job 1969 Peter Collinson 1058
111 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 Peter Weir 1067
112 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 George Lucas 1070
113 La Femme Nikita 1990 Luc Besson 1090
114 Friday Night Lights 2004 Peter Berg and Josh Pate 1099
115 Iron Man 2008 Jon Favreau 1122
116 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 Joseph Sargent 1131
117 True Lies 1994 James Cameron 1136
118 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 1999 Jim Jarmusch 1150
119 Assault on Precinct 13 1976 John Carpenter 1154
120 The Avengers 2012 Joss Whedon 1155
121 X-Men 2000 Bryan Singer 1158
122 Henry V 1989 Kenneth Branagh 1191
123 First Blood 1982 Ted Kotcheff 1199
124 Team America: World Police 2004 Trey Parker 1200
125 The Guns of Navarone 1961 J. Lee Thompson 1203
126 Shaft 1971 Gordon Parks 1209
127 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974 Sam Peckinpah 1226
128 V for Vendetta 2005 James McTeigue 1233
129 Sonatine 1993 Takeshi Kitano 1252
130 The Matrix Reloaded 2003 Lana and Lily Wachowski 1255
131 Superman II 1980 Richard Lester 1287
132 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 George Lucas 1288
133 Dawn of the Dead 2004 Zack Snyder 1317
134 Wings 1927 William A. Wellman 1326
135 Tombstone 1993 George P. Cosmatos 1330
136 Where Eagles Dare 1968 Brian G. Hutton 1338
137 Westworld 1973 Michael Crichton 1357
138 The Crow 1994 Alex Proyas 1363
139 Beverly Hills Cop 1984 Martin Brest 1386
140 El Mariachi 1992 Robert Rodriguez 1401
141 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 George Lucas 1423
142 Armageddon 1998 Michael Bay 1446
143 The Rock 1996 Michael Bay 1464
144 Mission: Impossible 1996 Brian De Palma 1471
145 The Beat That My Heart Skipped 2005 Jacques Audiard 1477
146 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 1958 Nathan Juran 1523
147 Foreign Correspondent 1940 Alfred Hitchcock 1537
148 Alien³ 1992 David Fincher 1553
149 House of Flying Daggers 2004 Yimou Zhang 1580
150 Big Trouble in Little China 1986 John Carpenter 1589
151 Kung Fu Hustle 2004 Stephen Chow 1594
152 Branded to Kill 1967 Seijun Suzuki 1606
153 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Christopher Nolan 1607
154 The Mask 1994 Chuck Russell 1608
155 The Navigator 1924 Donald Crisp and Buster Keaton 1621
156 The Charge of the Light Brigade 1936 Michael Curtiz 1627
157 Flash Gordon 1980 Mike Hodges 1641
158 Skyfall 2012 Sam Mendes 1649
159 Desperado 1995 Robert Rodriguez 1654
160 Logan's Run 1976 Michael Anderson 1655
161 A Better Tomorrow 1986 John Woo 1657
162 Ronin 1998 John Frankenheimer 1667
163 The Towering Inferno 1974 John Guillermin and Irwin Allen 1668
164 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 1963 Stanley Kramer 1669
165 Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995 John McTiernan 1679
166 Victory 1981 John Huston 1686
167 Alien: Resurrection 1997 Jean-Pierre Jeunet 1687
168 Band of Brothers 2001 David Frankel, Mikael Salomon, Tom Hanks, David Leland, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Phil Alden Robinson, and Tony To 1710
169 The Poseidon Adventure 1972 Ronald Neame 1724
170 On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 Peter R. Hunt 1762
171 Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Jonathan Frakes 1772
172 GoldenEye 1995 Martin Campbell 1777
173 The Professionals 1966 Richard Brooks 1781
174 Stripes 1981 Ivan Reitman 1785
175 In the Line of Fire 1993 Wolfgang Petersen 1803
176 Scanners 1981 David Cronenberg 1804
177 The Stunt Man 1980 Richard Rush 1843
178 The Steel Helmet 1951 Samuel Fuller 1854
179 Con Air 1997 Simon West 1858
180 Kick-Ass 2010 Matthew Vaughn 1865
181 Blade 1998 Stephen Norrington 1878
182 Sanjuro 1962 Akira Kurosawa 1884
183 Dune 1984 David Lynch 1888
184 The Matrix Revolutions 2003 Lana and Lily Wachowski 1911
185 Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 James Gunn 1939
186 Antonio das Mortes 1969 Glauber Rocha 1942
187 Highlander 1986 Russell Mulcahy 1953
188 Strange Days 1995 Kathryn Bigelow 1964
189 Thunderball 1965 Terence Young 1969
190 Mars Attacks! 1996 Tim Burton 1983
191 Battle of Britain 1969 Guy Hamilton 1984
192 Cloverfield 2008 Matt Reeves 1994
193 Clash of the Titans 1981 Desmond Davis 1998
194 The Boondock Saints 1999 Troy Duffy 2011
195 The Hunt for Red October 1990 John McTiernan 2016
196 Taken 2008 Pierre Morel 2024
197 Once Upon a Time in China 1991 Hark Tsui 2029
198 Kung Fu Panda 2008 Mark Osborne and John Stevenson 2049
199 End of Evangelion 1997 Hideaki Anno and Kazuya Tsurumaki 2070
200 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Adam McKay 2071
201 Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 George Miller 2078
202 The Getaway 1972 Sam Peckinpah 2083
203 Sholay 1975 Ramesh Sippy 2084
204 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 Gore Verbinski 2095
205 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 Jay Roach 2099
206 Django 1966 Sergio Corbucci 2100
207 The Mummy 1999 Stephen Sommers 2104
208 Watchmen 2009 Zack Snyder 2110
209 Clear and Present Danger 1994 Phillip Noyce 2111
210 Transformers 2007 Michael Bay 2123
211 Battleground 1949 William A. Wellman 2126
212 Commando 1985 Mark L. Lester 2133
213 The Last Samurai 2003 Edward Zwick 2134
214 Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 George P. Cosmatos 2138
215 Flash Gordon 1936 Frederick Stephani 2144
216 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Nicholas Meyer 2146
217 Shaolin Soccer 2001 Stephen Chow 2147
218 Drunken Master II 1994 Chia-Liang Liu 2152
219 Air Force One 1997 Wolfgang Petersen 2161
220 Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, and Toshio Masuda 2175
221 Runaway Train 1985 Andrey Konchalovskiy 2192
222 To Live and Die in L.A. 1985 William Friedkin 2197
223 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 Edgar Wright 2208
224 A Night to Remember 1958 Roy Ward Baker 2213
225 Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 Allan Dwan 2226
226 Run Silent Run Deep 1958 Robert Wise 2228
227 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 Doug Liman 2232
228 The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Lewis Gilbert 2234
229 Enemy Mine 1985 Wolfgang Petersen 2236
230 The Lusty Men 1952 Nicholas Ray 2256
231 The Gods Must Be Crazy 1980 Jamie Uys 2259
232 Enemy of the State 1998 Tony Scott 2261
233 Super Fly 1972 Gordon Parks Jr. 2273
234 Vanishing Point 1971 Richard C. Sarafian 2297
235 Twister 1996 Jan de Bont 2323
236 13 Assassins 2010 Takashi Miike 2327
237 Die Hard 2 1990 Renny Harlin 2329
238 The Lego Movie 2014 Phil Lord and Christopher Miller 2367
239 The Raid: Redemption 2011 Gareth Evans 2376
240 48 Hrs. 1982 Walter Hill 2385
241 The In-Laws 1979 Arthur Hiller 2386
242 The Last Starfighter 1984 Nick Castle 2394
243 Captain Blood 1935 Michael Curtiz 2403
244 Zatôichi 2003 Takeshi Kitano 2408
245 Death Wish 1974 Michael Winner 2409
246 Bad Boys 1995 Michael Bay 2413
247 Tokyo Drifter 1966 Seijun Suzuki 2414
248 Charley Varrick 1973 Don Siegel 2416
249 Ichi the Killer 2001 Takashi Miike 2428
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