Weekly Discussion: Your favorite action movies

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by popdisaster00, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. popdisaster00

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    We'll take a break from the decades discussions right now and come back to those soon. This week, let's talk about our favorite action films.
     
  2. popdisaster00

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    Obviously

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  3. Adrian Villagomez

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    Die Hard with a Vengeance. I like it better than the original.
     
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  4. thesinkingship

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    Terminator 2
    Aliens
    The Matrix
    Die Hard
    The Bourne series
    The Raid
    Seven Samurai
     
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  5. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Tom Cruise is definitely the best action star in my mind

    the Mission Impossible series
    Minority Report
    Edge of Tomorrow
    Top Gun
     
  6. CarpetElf

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    Never heard someone say this before. I feel the exact same way.
     
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  7. Cameron

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    I really need to see The Raid.
     
  8. Cameron

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    Jurassic Park
    Aliens
    Snowpiercer
    Fury Road
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Commando
    Predator
    Casino Royale
    Goldeneye
    Skyfall
    Mission Impossible 3
    The Dark Knight
    Sin City
     
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  9. Cameron

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    There's so many great 80's/90's action films I'm blanking on right now.
     
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  10. Jake Gyllenhaal

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    First R-rated movie I saw in the theater as a kid (I think I saw it before I saw the first two movies)

    As for personal favorites:

    T2
    Aliens
    Lethal Weapon 1 & 2
    Escape from New York
    Robocop
    Point Break
    Speed
    The Rock
    Face/Off
    Kill Bill
    Heat
    Die Hard 1 & 3
    Predator
    True Lies
     
  11. TedSchmosby

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    Action is probably my least explored genre. I haven't seen most of the movies that have been mentioned so far. I meant to watch The Raid years ago but it's kept slipping by. I think I'm going to try to check it out tomorrow
     
  12. WordsfromaSong

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    Crank
    Crank 2
    Any Jason Statham movie
     
  13. GetUpAndrew

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    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy
    The Bourne series
    Skyfall
     
  14. BleedingDodgerBlue

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    I agree with the both of you as well, love the 3rd one. Sam Jackson and Willis make a great pair.
     
  15. Guys Named Todd

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    Does Captain America: Winter Soldier count?
     
  16. LJ Rime

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    Mad Max: Fury Road is probably the greatest pure action movie ever made. So I guess I'll go with that one.

    Also, John Wick because reasons.

    The Dark Knight's action is pretty horribly directed so definitely not. Good movie though.
     
  17. Cameron

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    I disagree. If anything the action scenes are one of the better parts of the film. The story drags on waaaaay too long, Batman's motivations seem strange at times, but Ledger gave a stellar performance. That main chase scene was fantastic the first time seeing it. As was the opening.
     
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  18. LJ Rime

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    The chase scene is visual nonsense. The less said about the last action scene the better.
     
  19. Chase Tremaine

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    Skyfall, if that counts.

    To be fair, I'm not a huge fan of action films. So partially I love Skyfall for how little action is in it. But the action scenes are all beautifully shot and visually distinct.
     
  20. LJ Rime

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    Yea, I'm not exactly sure what counts either. I wanted to say Collateral in my post but I don't think that movie has enough action in it.
     
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  21. shogunTORTOISE

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    Shoot 'Em Up.
     
  22. WordsfromaSong

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    Haywire deserves a mention too
     
  23. Chase Tremaine

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    Great movie though!

    In all honesty, most movies are more than just one genre. Collateral is at least partially action.
     
  24. flask

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    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Raid (both of them)
    Pacific Rim (100% look you straight in the eyes serious)
     
  25. Connor

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    I'm going with:
    Predator
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Aliens