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What R Your Favorite Action/Adv Movies?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Ben::H, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Ben::H

    Ben::H Auditioning

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    Wife and I were looking through the collection last night trying to find a good action/adventure movie to watch. Couldn't find anything we wanted to see, so I decided it's time to add some to the collection. I would love to hear what YOUR favorites are in these genres.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    Ben, center the discussion around the DVDs of movies and your thread can stay here in the Software section. Otherwise, it really seems to belong in the Movies area.
     
  3. Kain_C

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    Indy Jones DVD trilogy is a must have of course. But you should be more specific as there are alot of different sub-genres within the action genre. If you like modern action, I'd recommend the Bourne movies, or if you like classics, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is great.
     
  4. Ben::H

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    Jack- Good Point! Can you move this to the Movies section?
     
  5. Ben::H

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    Kain- Well, I didn't want to be too specific as I was hoping I might get suggestions I hadn't thought of. But I suppose I'm looking more for modern (last 20 years) movies. By the way, the Indy collection is one of my favorite recent additions.
     
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    Die Hard
     
  7. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Per Ben's point, thread moved.
     
  8. Ben::H

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    I thought I would go ahead and list some of my all time favorites that I already have:

    Fifth Element
    Kill Bill
    Rundown
    House of Flying Daggers
    Last Samurai
    Once Upon a Time In Mexico
    LOTR Trilogy

    I know some of these crossover into other genres, but still are great action movies.
     
  9. Nate Anderson

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    Die Hard Trilogy
    Kill Bill
    Fifth Element
    Leon: The Professional
    Lethal Weapon series
    The Last Boyscout
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    Executive Decision
    Indiana Jones
    Tomorrow Never Dies (I love both of the chase sequences, especially the parking garage one.)
    Face/Off
    La Femme Nikita
    The Edge
    Predator
    Top Gun

    That should get you started.
     
  10. Malcolm R

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    Eraser
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    The Transporter
    The Transporter 2
    Romeo Must Die
    The Bourne Identity
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Cradle 2 the Grave
    Batman Begins
    Serenity
    Hero
    A Clear & Present Danger
    The Rock
    Spider-Man 2
     
  11. Kain_C

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    Hero
    Oldboy
    Crouching Tiger...
    Ichi the Killer (don't know the genre really)
    Tae Guk Gi
    Equilibrium
    Rambo Pt 2
    Blade
    Predator
    Goldeneye
    Max Mad (a little older than 20 years)
    The Road Warrior (THE action film...period)
    The Matrix trilogy

    All I can think of for now...
     
  12. Ben::H

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    I forgot about Long Kiss Goodnight. A highly unerrated movie! I am adding it to my list. You guys are giving me some great ideas. You've listed a lot of movies I've never heard of too, which is exactly what I was hoping.
     
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    Escape from New York
    The Thing
    From Dusk 'Til Dawn
    Predator
     
  14. Jacob McCraw

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    Lots of good ones already mentioned. I'll add:

    The Killer
    Hard Boiled
    A Better Tomorrow 1 & 2 (2 has more action)
    Ronin
    Cliffhanger
    Aliens
    The Mask of Zorro
    Desperado
    The Terminator Trilogy
    Bad Boys 1 & 2
    Akira
    Ninja Scroll
    The Incredibles
    Battle Royale
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Braveheart
    Enter the Dragon
    The Great Escape
     
  15. Hunter P

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    Besides the usual, two movies came to mind that might be overlooked:

    Payback with Mel Gibson. The movie seemed to always propell forward with no lulls. I just loved the main character's attitude of just getting what he wants no matter the odds or with whom he was dealing.

    Drive (1997) with Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, and a drugged out Brittany Murphy channelling Anna Nicole Smith (you'll understand when you see her performance.[​IMG] ) This may be a B-movie but it has some of the best fights I've ever seen on film. Each fight in the movie is better than the one before it.

    Both of these films have rewatch-ability in my book.
     
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    The One
    Kiss of the Dragon
    True Lies
    Exit Wounds
    Half Past Dead
    Blade 1, 2, and 3
    Underworld
     
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    I'd recommend these:

    The Seven Samurai - Considered by fans to be the 1st big-budget action film in the sense that it brought together components of several genres: romance, adventure, war, etc.

    Wages of Fear (1953) - One of the most [rant]INTENSELY[/rant] nervewracking films I've ever seen! Avoid the 70s remake, Sorceror.

    Ronin - Some of the best car chases ever filmed.
     
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    I'll chip in with a few of my favourite R-rated action/adventure...

    - Gladiator
    - Matrix trilogy
    - Speed
    - Crimson Tide
    - Air Force One
    - Die Hard 1&2
    - Braveheart
    - The Peacemaker
    - True Lies
     
  19. Hunter P

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    Um, I'm pretty sure that there was only one Matrix movie. The others are a myth. And there was only one Highlander movie too. Yup, pretty sure. Never happened. Pretty sure. Never happened. Pretty...
    *goes into fetal position and sucks thumb*[​IMG]
     
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    The Warriors! [​IMG]
     

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