View Full Version : Favorite action movie...and why

10-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Because this is sitting here as the supreme off-topic ok and allowance, checking in to see what's your favorite action movie and why.

I don't have one, but like Equalibrium (martial arts with guns and some swords, nice!), The Matrix (c'mon, was original in its time), The Man From Nowhere (foreign, decent acting and some nice fighting scenes), The Professional (foreign, classic in nature)

10-19-2012, 11:12 AM
My favs are:
All Bruce Lee movies, Saving Private Ryan, most Jet Li, Rambo series, early Steven Seagal, Bloodsport, Ong Bak series, some of Jason Statham movies, Almost all Clint Eastwood. These are some of my favorite action movies. The story can be lame at some (except SAving Private Ryan) but pure action, it delivers.

10-19-2012, 03:39 PM
Nice! What about Ip Man? I forgot to mention those. Pretty good, though I won't be watching any of the others made on the subject.

10-19-2012, 03:54 PM
The Matrix. Grundbreaking special effects at the time.
Mortal Kombat. Its just awesome.
Rocky. C'mon, it's Rocky.
Die Hard. Yippie Ki Yay.
Kill Bill. Uma Thurman.

All guilty pleasure movies that I can't pass up watching late night.

10-23-2012, 04:49 AM
Mostly i like to watch action movies and my most liked action movie is Amazing Spider Man (2012). I like this movie because Good Graphic's, Fully Action and many more.

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01-02-2013, 11:19 PM
I like Jacky Chan movies..his action and comedy are all very nice..the best one was Around the world in 80 days..

01-08-2013, 03:38 AM
Mine favorite action movie is salt..Angelina was play role very well in this movie...i have watched this movie 4 time..

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01-14-2013, 03:05 PM
My two favourite are Dario Argento's Suspiria, an amazing atmospheric and colourful Italian Horror film and George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead, the ultimate zombie film in my opinion. Interestingly Dawn of the Dead is produced to by Dario Argento and both use the Italian progressive rock band Goblin for it's soundtracks, which are some of my favourite horror soundtracks of all time.

Sir Marcus
03-03-2013, 11:04 AM
The 300, Troy, Hero, anything Jackie Chan, Blade: Crazy fight scenes

Starship Troopers: Love watching the humans get their asses kicked for once.

X-Men, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Avengers etc - super powers kicking tons of ass.

03-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Aliens (director's cut) set the bar high a long time ago.

03-03-2013, 11:18 AM
Pretty much any of the new marval movies
Any James Bond movie from Dr. No to Skyfall

Sir Marcus
03-03-2013, 05:56 PM
Seconded on the James Bond series - except I tend to think that "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was so bad it deserves to be the one no one talks about with the actor no one acknowledges.

But for a more cult classic: Big Trouble in Little China!

03-04-2013, 07:09 AM
Late Roger Moore Bond is hard to take seriously. "A View to a Kill" might not make the cut. Much as I like Christopher Walken as Max Zorin.

Walken reminds me...

The Deerhunter: action or drama? what qualifies as an action film?
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Seven Psychopaths
In Bruges?

03-04-2013, 07:10 PM
I'm not quite sure... I just watched Eagle Eye and it was fairly good.

03-12-2013, 12:23 AM
chronicles of narnia.. i liked it a lot as its with full of adventures and thrills

03-14-2013, 05:33 AM
Mainly the movies of james bond are the best action movies. The reason could be well understood just by watching the movie named casino royale

03-15-2013, 12:50 PM
Fast and Furious series really amazing and totally fit in this movie category.
I just love to watch this series again and again.
These days am waiting for fast and furious 6 part.

03-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Got to be the avengers assemble for me, and all the alien trilogies.

04-05-2013, 05:27 AM
final destination is my favorite series to watch right now. as i recently saw final destination 5

Eddard KFF
04-06-2013, 02:30 PM
Death Race, the one with Jason Statham. Its like Twisted Metal The Movie.
The Expendables, do I really have to justify this one?
Pandorum, even though Its a sci-fi thriller, it has THE Cung Le in it.

04-07-2013, 02:21 PM
Definatly Happy Feet, the bit with the seal, great chase sequence!

04-12-2013, 11:45 PM
resident evil
narnia 2

04-23-2013, 11:28 AM
Kill Bill

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is also a favourite of mine.

Sir Igor
05-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Star wars, just because!

05-21-2013, 05:52 PM
favorite action movie of all time = terminator 2

favorite action movie in the last 5 years = Deadly Crossing with Steven Seagal. Trust me on this. Get it at Red Box and you will not be sorry. Elijah Kane rocks lol

Knight Hunter
05-23-2013, 10:43 PM
Well you can't leave out Army of Darkness, or Tora! Tora Tora! Oldies but goodies.
Love Terminator 2, All the Resident Evil movies and all Bruce Lee movies.

05-26-2013, 02:31 PM
Bruce Lee movies go hand in hand with Seagal movies. Deadly Crossing matches up to Enter the Dragon for sure.

05-26-2013, 03:14 PM
There are a bunch of old, but really good movies out there (and I still need 10 freakin posts).

Yojimbo - ok, it's Japanese and most of us would need subtitles, but a really awesome movie about a ronin tough guy samurai.

White Heat - yes, it's black and white, but the performance of James Cagney playing a needy psychopathic gangster is awesome.

Cape Fear - there is the original and the remake, but both are worth watching

05-26-2013, 04:04 PM
Still need more posts, but I forgot about High Noon. Gary Cooper plays a sheriff in a town. His problem is that a bunch of gunmen are coming to kill him and no one in the town (for the most part) really wants to help. Really good gunfight at the end

05-26-2013, 04:15 PM
One of Alfred Hitchcocks best. Features Cary Grant playing an anybody ad man who is mistaken for a spy (sort of, but you have to watch to know why). Hitchcock even has this great scene where Grant's character is just standing in front of a cornfield for a long time. The point, oddly enough, is to build up suspense and not knowing what's going to happen next

05-26-2013, 04:24 PM
Black and white movie about a bunch of American prisoners of war held in Nazi Germany. It is one of the first movies to have an antihero. William Holden plays a prisoner who is always finding ways to get stuff from his fellow prisoners (definitely not likable). But when it becomes clear that there is an informer in the barracks and Holden's character takes the blame, he uses his street smarts to first figure out who the informer is and then what to do about it.

05-26-2013, 04:32 PM
A absolute rip off of the Seven Samurai (which is also worth watching if you can handle black and white and subtitles), but despite that a great western. 7 gunmen agree to defend a small village from a large pack of bandits. Great shoot outs with Yul Brynner in arguably his most memorable roll.

05-26-2013, 04:36 PM
Dustin Hoffman's next movie after the graduate. Hoffman plays an old man recollecting his days living as a Cheyenne and a white man. Richard Mulligan, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway also have memorable performances.

05-26-2013, 04:40 PM
Kind of a borderline action movie, but it has some of the best movie lines of all time including:

"What we have here is failure to communicate"

"Nah, calling it you job don't make it right, boss"

05-26-2013, 04:46 PM
Yes, the special effects are terrible by today's standards, but they were cutting edge 80 years ago. This movie spawned two remakes (a terrible one in the late 70's and a watchable one in 2005) because it was so good. The original story of how beauty killed the beast is well worth the watch.

05-26-2013, 04:48 PM
This sequel surpasses the original movie (Alien). This movie is loaded with mom's kicking ass to protect children. Arguably Sigourney Weaver's most memorable movie roll at its apex.

06-13-2013, 04:33 AM
Has anyone seen the trailer for World War Z? It looks immense!

07-08-2013, 07:11 PM
Tarantino Movies always do the trick for me. Lots of action and really good acting/script.

07-08-2013, 07:13 PM
Hate to DP, but Tony Ja movies are awesome if you are looking for martial arts

07-17-2013, 09:10 AM
Has anyone seen the trailer for World War Z? It looks immense!

World War Z wasn't all that great :/

Although, Man of Steel was pretty good this year. I also like Tron Legacy. Why? The effects are awesome, and there are 3 different story-lines if you pay attention. 1: father and son, 2: love story between Quorra and Sam, and 3: God/Evolution.

09-06-2013, 09:19 PM
Ong Bak (the 1st) - most wicked kick (crushes the guy's chest in the ring)
Highlander - Immortals & head chopping
Matrix - You really need to ask why?
Full Metal Jacket - "slap!" What side was that, Private Pyle?
Sin City - I wish my parole officer looked like that
Batman - (w/ Bale & Ledger)
Twilight - (take the teenage love campy stuff out of it)
Clash/Wrath of Titans - Again, you really need to ask?
Lord of Rings/Hobbit -
X-Men 1st Class - For comic book adapting into movies, this really wasn't bad
Anything Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or Jet Li is in.
Bloodsport - (Frank Dux was a true bada$$)
Kickboxer - I've met/sparred w/ Dennis Alexio

09-10-2013, 07:43 AM
Braveheart - inspiring and yet sad
Dragonheart - touching

Zinger _
10-07-2013, 03:43 PM
Xmen movies are pretty badass

10-22-2013, 04:32 PM
I really like Matrix 1, Terminator 1 and Star Wars Episode 4 which was actually also the first movie.
Not often a second or third sequel makes it in my top 10.

10-22-2013, 05:12 PM
A French action piece that most never heard of. Brotherhood of the Wolf. i have a ton more but i know no one will list this one.

10-26-2013, 07:32 PM
Pacific Rim. Mechas and Kaijus!

11-29-2013, 04:27 PM
Pipi Langkous really rocks!

sir god
12-08-2013, 02:02 AM
yes,I totally agreed

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12-22-2013, 04:08 PM
Aliens - all 3 movies

02-27-2014, 08:24 AM
Predator, with Arnold and Jesse Ventura

03-22-2014, 12:04 AM
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05-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Avengers, Iron Man, Batman, X-men - pretty much most comic book movies
Expendables - gotta love them

06-11-2014, 03:29 AM
beer fest - extreme drinking action there :P

The new rid**** was good due to the fact the CGI was well done and everything wanted to kill him

06-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Pacific Rim - giant robots, giant monsters :)

Ted Sheckler
07-13-2014, 10:00 AM
Yeah there's some good action movies

Ted Sheckler
07-13-2014, 10:01 AM
I like violence and guns

07-16-2014, 07:18 PM
evil dead 111, directors cut, batman (with chris bale), all clint eastwood movies (not bridges of mad) countless others

07-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Res evil, hellboy, pulp fiction, star ship troopers, rambo, bruce lee (ah watterrrr), they call me bruce, marvel films, the more i think the more that comes to me

07-17-2014, 10:36 PM
Lost in KA

07-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Ip man is a sick movie. I personally like Ong-bak

07-28-2014, 12:45 PM
Ip man is a sick movie. I personally like Ong-bak

Ip Man is a great movie! I am big fan of Taratino for my action flicks.

Peter Raistlin Majere
07-29-2014, 09:45 AM
All Tarantino's movies - movies with idea :)

Boss Man -No1-
08-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Raiders of the lost arc

Basically any awesome movie from the 80s