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#1 of 31 Ben::H

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Posted October 04 2005 - 06:06 AM

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 of 31 Jack Briggs

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Posted October 04 2005 - 07:09 AM

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 of 31 Kain_C

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Posted October 04 2005 - 07:21 AM

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.

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Posted October 04 2005 - 08:30 AM

Jack- Good Point! Can you move this to the Movies section?

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Posted October 04 2005 - 08:33 AM

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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Posted October 04 2005 - 09:11 AM

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Posted October 04 2005 - 09:23 AM

Per Ben's point, thread moved.

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Posted October 04 2005 - 09:40 AM

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 of 31 Nate Anderson

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Posted October 04 2005 - 09:59 AM

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

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Posted October 04 2005 - 11:25 AM

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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
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Posted October 04 2005 - 11:38 AM

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

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#12 of 31 Ben::H

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Posted October 04 2005 - 01:31 PM

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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Posted October 04 2005 - 03:38 PM

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#14 of 31 Jacob McCraw

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Posted October 05 2005 - 01:36 AM

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

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Posted October 05 2005 - 04:37 AM

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.Posted Image ) 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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Posted October 05 2005 - 04:41 AM

The One
Kiss of the Dragon
True Lies
Exit Wounds
Half Past Dead
Blade 1, 2, and 3
Underworld

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Posted October 05 2005 - 05:56 AM

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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#18 of 31 Neil Joseph

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Posted October 05 2005 - 06:42 AM

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
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Posted October 05 2005 - 08:00 AM

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Posted October 05 2005 - 04:33 PM

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