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Discussion in 'Movies' started by battlebeast, Aug 20, 2019.
If I had to pick ONE.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
No love for the Lethal Weapon films? They're a go-to choice in my house when we're looking for action.
I LOVE those films!
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $166,112,167 21.6%
+ Foreign: $603,567,306 78.4%
= Worldwide: $769,679,473
A perfect example of why box office should never be used to judge whether or not a film is GOOD.
Hey. I thought 2012 was terrific!
It is what it is. A big, outrageous disaster movie. It's actually better than most, since it has a much more talented cast than just about anything else in the genre. I tell you what, it's also a great way to show off the system. The ultimate popcorn movie.
Easy question, easy answer. It even has an unconventional ending!
I'd say Aliens and Die Hard with Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Terminator 2: Judgment Day following very closely behind.
I feel like Speed is one of the finest action films of all time, so I’ll go with that. Face/Off is a very close second.
Though they aren’t my absolute favorites, I’d agree that the following are up there:
I love Die Hard but I’m not sure it would crack my top 10. Gotta think about it
Let’s see. Unofficial top 10.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
The Road Warrior
Mad Max Fury Road
King Kong (2005)
The John Wick trilogy( replaces Speed).
If being an Adventure disqualifies it, Die Hard would seem to be out of the running...at least according to its poster:
My gut reaction to this question is The Terminator (the first film).
Point Break is another good choice that has been brought up- pure adrenaline-filled scenes.
How about the silent era? From the chariot race in the 1926 version of Ben Hur to the aerial scenes in Wings, to the stunt work of Harold Lloyd, Douglas Fairbanks and Buster Keaton.
I think what was possible in technical terms for the modern era of action movies T2 set the standard.
I don't really know how the OP draws a distinction between "pure action" and "adventure" anyway!
I don't as an adventure movie is an action movie to me because they didn't really call them the latter until after the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Agreed. One of my favorite film Ad campaigns featured the slogan...
"If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones."
I always thought that was a great summation of what the Raider's franchise was all about.