AOBG 250 Greatest Action Films Of All Time

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What makes a great Action Movie?  Is it style? Clarity of the choreography? The power of the explosions? How about the charisma of our leads?  Perhaps it is a combination of all of these elements and more.

We’ve been dedicated to finding out the best of the best for years, but it ultimately comes down to consensus.  And what do you, the Action fans, think?  Well, that’s what the AOBG 100 is all about.  But this year is special.  Instead of the usual 100 top-voted Action films, we’ve gone and done it with 250 movies.  These films reach across six decades, touch into several other genres, come from all around the world, and constitute much of the well-known and under-appreciated Action content ever produced.

A special thanks to forum member Bananajuice for tallying up the votes and going above and beyond with the math.

On the side of each entry on the list will be a series of numbers (like this: (-/-/-/-) ) which shows the previous year’s listing, if any, of the title.

It has been argued the modern Action film was created in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, so it is no surprise here to find Bond kicking off our list.  Without any further ramblings from me, here are 2014’s AllOuttaBubbleGum.com members’ picks for the 250 greatest Action movies of all time:

From Russia With Love

250-247 [7.363636]

(-/78/73/-)From Russia With Love (1963)

(-/-/-/-)Rush Hour (1998)

(83/-/-/-)Saving Private Ryan (1998)

(-/-/-/-)Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

246-245 [7.375]

(-/-/-/-)Raising Arizona (1987)

(-/-/-/-)Sniper (1993)

244-243 [7.384615]

(-/-/-/-)Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

(-/-/-/-)The Rock (1996)

Enter The Dragon

242-240 [7.4]

(-/70/-/-)Enter The Dragon (1973)

(-/-/-/-)Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

(-/-/-/-)Ying Xiong Wu Lei [Heroes Shed No Tears] (1986)

239-238 [7.416667]

(-/-/63/-)Out For Justice (1991)

(-/-/-/-)The Fifth Element (1997)

237-236 [7.428571]

(91/-/-/-)Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

(71/96/-/-)Mr. Majestyk (1974)

Braddock: Missing In Action III

235 [7.444444]

(-/-/-/-)Braddock: Missing In Action III (1988)

234-214 [7.5]

(49/44/88/100)‘A’ Gai Wak [Project A] (1983)

(-/-/-/-)Bad Boys II (2003)

(-/-/-/-)Batman Returns (1992)

(-/-/-/-)Conspiracy Theory (1997)

(-/-/-/-)Dark Angel [I Come In Peace] (1990)

(-/-/-/-)El Topo (1970)

(-/-/-/-)Il Mercenario [The Mercenary/A Professional Gun] (1968)

(13/19/49/-)Jing Wu Ying Xiong [Fist Of Legend] (1994)

Baby In Peril

(15/38/-/-)Kozure Ôkami: Oya No Kokoro Ko No Kokoro [Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart In Peril] (1972)

(-/-/-/-)Nick Of Time (1995)

(-/-/-/-)Nid De Guêpes [The Nest] (2002)

(-/-/-/-)Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

(-/62/-/-)Stone Cold (1991)

(-/82/-/-)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

(-/-/67/-)The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

(-/82/-/-)The Driver (1978)

(79/75/-/-)The Expendables (2010)

(-/-/-/-)The Perfect Weapon (1991)

(-/62/-/-)The Untouchables (1987)

(-/-/-/-)Troma’s War (1988)

(40/38/-/-)Zhi Fa Xian Feng [Righting Wrongs/Above The Law] (1986)

The Punisher

213-212 [7.545455]

(-/-/-/-)The Punisher (1989)

(-/-/-/-)Tropic Thunder (2008)

211-210 [7.555556]

(-/-/-/-)Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

(-/-/-/-)Falling Down (1993)

209-208 [7.571429]

(-/-/-/-)Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (1973)

(-/-/-/-)Three Kings (1999)

207-206 [7.583333]

(-/-/-/-)Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

(68/78/-/-)Watchmen (2009)

205-198 [7.6]

(-/-/-/-)Enemy Of The State (1998)

Drunken Master

(-/-/-/-)Jui Kuen [Drunken Master] (1978)

(-/-/-/-)Nemesis (1992)

(-/-/-/-)Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear (2013)

(-/-/-/-)Point Break (1991)

(-/-/-/-)Spider-Man (2002)

(54/-/-/-)The Mask Of Zorro (1998)

(97/-/-/-)Yip Man 2 [Ip Man 2] (2010)

197-195 [7.625]

(-/52/-/-)Dillinger (1973)

(-/-/-/-)Furious 6 (2013)

(6/-/-/95)Huo Yuanjia [Fearless] (2006)

194 [7.636364]

(-/-/-/-)Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

193-184 [7.666667]

(-/-/-/-)Air Force One (1997)

Millionaire's Express

(22/92/25/100)Foo Gwai Lit Che [Millionaire’s Express/Shanghai Express] (1986)

(43/12/54/100)Kozure Ôkami: Ko Wo Kashi Ude Kashi Tsukamatsuru [Lone Wolf And Cub: Sword Of Vengeance] (1972)

(-/-/-/-)Pineapple Express (2008)

(-/-/-/-)Ronin (1998)

(-/-/-/80)Safe (2012)

(-/-/-/-)Scarface (1932)

(-/89/-/-)Under Siege (1992)

(-/-/-/-)Universal Soldier (1992)

(72/-/-/-)Yôjinbô [Yojimbo] (1961)

Die Hard 2

183-181 [7.692308]

(75/75/100/80)Die Hard 2 (1990)

(86/89/42/55)Kill Bill: Vol. 1. (2003)

(-/-/-/-)The Running Man (1987)

180-178 [7.7]

(-/28/51/55)Django (1966)

(-/-/-/-)King Of New York (1990)

(-/-/64/73)The Fugitive (1993)

177-174 [7.7]

(-/-/-/80)Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

(-/-/-/-)Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

(-/-/-/-)Keoma (1976)

(67/-/-/-)Undisputed III: Redemption (2010)

173-172 [7.727273]

(-/-/-/-)The Living Daylights (1987)

(-/-/98/-)Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)

171-164 [7.75]

(-/-/-/-)Bad Taste (1987)

(-/23/-/-)Chi Bi [Red Cliff] (2008-2009)

(69/-/-/-)District 9 (2009)

(-/-/-/-)La Resa Dei Conti [The Big Gundown] (1966)

(-/-/-/-)Predator 2 (1990)

(-/-/72/42)The Incredibles (2004)

The Man From Hong Kong

(-/-/-/-)The Man From Hong Kong [The Dragon Flies] (1975)

(-/-/-/-)The Professionals (1966)

163

(-/-/24/68)Django Unchained (2012)

162-161 [7.8]

(-/-/-/-)Si Wang Ta [Tower Of Death/Game Of Death II] (1981)

(-/-/-/-)The Longest Day (1962)

160-159 [7.818182]

(-/-/-/-)RoboCop 2 (1990)

(-/-/-/-)The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)

158-152 [7.833333]

(73/37/38/-)Braveheart (1995)

(-/-/-/-)From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

(-/-/-/-)Fury (2014)

(-/-/-/-)Marathon Man (1976)

(-/-/-/-)Recoil (1998)

(53/28/41/90)Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

(63/82/68/-)Star Wars: Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi (1983)

A Bittersweet Life

151-144 [7.875]

(42/38/33/-)Dalkomhan Insaeng [A Bittersweet Life] (2005)

(-/-/77/68)Ging Chat Goo Si 3: Chiu Kup Ging Chat [Police Story 3: Supercop] (1992)

(-/62/-/-)Ging Chaat Goo Si 4: Gaan Daan Yam Mo [Polive Story 4: First Strike] (1996)

(-/-/-/-)Jing Wu Men [Fist Of Fury] (1972)

(-/-/71/68)Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

(-/-/-/94)Quel Maledetto Treno Blindato [The Inglorious Bastards] (1978)

(-/-/-/62)Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning (2012)

(39/82/75/-)Yip Man [Ip Man] (2008)

143-141 [7.888889]

(-/-/-/97)Akira (1988)

(-/-/-/-)High Plains Drifter (1973)

(62/50/46/-)Ying Hung Boon Sik II [A Better Tomorrow II] (1987)

140 [7.9]

(-/-/-/-)Spider-Man 2 (2004)

139-137 [7.909091]

(-/-/-/-)Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

(99/62/83/51)Black Dynamite (2009)

(-/100/80/-)Marked For Death (1990)

136-134 [7.916667]

(-/52/-/78)Casino Royale (2006)

(-/-/-/-)Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Speed

(-/-/99/100)Speed (1994)

133-107 [8]

(-/-/-/62)Army Of Darkness (1992)

(-/-/-/-)Collateral (2004)

(-/52/47/30)Conan The Barbarian (1982)

(-/-/-/-)Dead Heat (1988)

(-/-/92/59)Demolition Man (1993)

(-/-/57/-)Desperado (1995)

(20/24/40/21)Die Xue Jie Tou [Bullet In The Head] (1990)

(-/-/-/-)Dog Soldiers (2002)

(-/-/-/-)Fast Five (2011)

(-/-/-/-)Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

(-/-/-/62)Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)

(50/70/95/36)Joheunnom Nabbeunnom Isanghannom [The Good, The Bad, The Weird] (2008)

Wheels On Meals

(-/82/-/-)Kuai Can Che [Wheels On Meals] (1984)

(-/-/78/-)Platoon (1986)

(-/-/-/80)Revenge Of The Ninja (1983)

(-/-/-/-)Shogun Assassin (1980)

(-/-/-/-)The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)

(66/68/94/96)The Getaway (1972)

(-/-/85/-)The Hidden (1987)

(-/-/-/-)The Hitcher (1986)

(59/-/76/-)The Princess Bride (1987)

(-/-/-/-)The Warriors (1979)

(-/-/-/-)The World’s End (2013)

(-/-/-/-)Thriller – En Grym Film [Thiller: A Cruel Picture, Thriller: They Call Her One Eye] (1973)

(-/38/62/-)Tsubaki Sanjûrô [Sanjuro] (1962)

(-/46/-/20)Vamos A Matar, Compañeros [Companeros] (1970)

(56/-/-/-)Wong Fei Hung [Once Upon A Time In China] (1991)

Heat

106 [8.076923]

(-/32/97/75)Heat (1995)

105-104 [8.083333]

(85/100/32/62)Dirty Harry (1971)

(88/52/55/59)They Live (1988)

103-100 [8.090909]

(-/-/-/-)Batman (1989)

(-/92/-/17)Highlander (1986)

(94/-/-/-)Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

(81/-/-/-)The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Day Of The Dead

99 [8.111111]

(-/-/-/-)Day Of The Dead (1985)

98-96 [8.125]

(-/-/-/-)Attack The Block (2011)

(-/-/-/55)Bloodsport (1988)

(-/-/-/-)The Karate Kid (1984)

95-93 [8.142857]

(-/-/-/-)King Kong (1933)

(-/-/-/-)Saat Po Long [S.P.L./Kill Zone] (2005)

(-/-/-/-)Unleashed [Danny The Dog] (2005)

Scarface

92-90 [8.153846]

(-/-/-/-)Scarface (1983)

(-/-/15/22)The Expendables 2 (2012)

(100/69/-/22)The Last Boy Scout (1991)

89-77 [8.166667]

(-/-/-/-)Akmareul Boatda [I Saw The Devil] (2010)

(-/-/-/42)Dredd (2012)

(-/49/-/-)Escape From New York (1981)

(36/96/-/16)Gekitotsu! Satsujin Ken [The Street Fighter] (1974)

(-/-/-/51)Jurassic Park (1993)

(-/100/53/22)No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder (1987)

(-/58/-/93)On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

(-/-/79/37)Sin City (2005)

(-/-/22/37)Skyfall (2012)

Taken

(-/96/-/75)Taken (2008)

(48/52/48/49)The Great Escape (1963)

(-/-/-/80)The Magnificent Seven (1960)

(-/-/-/-)The Taking Of Pelham On Two Three (1974)

76 [8.181818]

(27/6/23/51)Ying Hung Boon Sik [A Better Tomorrow] (1986)

75-70 [8.2]

(-/-/-/-)Apocalypse Now (1979)

(-/-/-/-)Full Metal Jacket (1987)

(-/-/-/-)God Bless America (2011)

(-/-/-/-)The Rocketeer (1991)

(61/-/-/-)The Wind And The Lion (1975)

Tom Yum Goong

(-/-/-/-)Tom Yum Goong [The Protector] (2005)

69 [8.222222]

(-/-/-/-)Hung Faan Keoi [Rumble In The Bronx] (1995)

68 [8.230769]

(90/70/35/42)Face/Off (1997)

67-63 [8.25]

(-/-/-/-)Kung Fu [Kung Fu Hustle] (2004)

(30/82/96/80)The Blues Brothers (1980)

(64/61/44/35)The Crow (1994)

(-/58/-/80)The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

(-/-/-/-)Yat Goh Ho Yan [Mr. Nice Guy] (1997)

62-61 [8.272727]

(-/-/-/-)Braindead [Dead Alive] (1992)

(92/95/90/80)Licence To Kill (1989)

Way Of The Dragon

60 [8.285714]

(74/96/52/68)Meng Long Guo Jiang [The Way Of The Dragon] (1972)

59-57 [8.3]

(1/70/-/-)Baturo Rowaiaru [Battle Royale] (2000)

(-/78/70/37)Blade II (2002)

(-/-/-/-)Extreme Prejudice (1987)

56 [8.307692]

(51/75/81/42)Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

55-54 [8.333333]

(-/-/-/78)The Avengers (2012)

(-/-/45/-)The Dark Knight (2008)

53 [8.363636]

(-/-/87/-)The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

52-51 [8.384615]

(-/67/65/22)Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995)

(24/32/16/30)Léon [The Professional] (1994)

50-48 [8.4]

(60/-/-/68)Le Pacte Des Loups [Brotherhood Of The Wolf] (2001)

(37/-/-/-)Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)

(-/-/86/-)Tombstone (1993)

47-44 [8.416667]

(98/38/82/30)First Blood (1982)

(-/70/37/62)GoldenEye (1995)

(-/21/50/-)The Matrix (1999)

(55/12/27/42)True Lies (1994)

Eastern Condors

43-41 [8.444444]

(21/20/19/42)Dung Fong Tuk Ying [Eastern Condors] (1987) 69/8

(32/62/20/59)Giù La Testa [Duck, You Sucker/A Fistful Of Dynamite] (1971)

(-/-/-/-)Team America: World Police (2004)

40 [8.454545]

(45/32/-/28)Per Qualche Dollaro In Più [For A Few Dollars More] (1965)

Hard Target

39-38 [8.461538]

(-/89/36/55)Hard Target (1993)

(41/-/43/18)Hot Fuzz (2007)

37-35 [8.5]

(23/35/11/22)Jui Kuen II [Drunken Master II/The Legend Of The Drunken Master] (1994) = 68/8

(96/45/31/37)The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

(-/52/-/-)The Siege Of Firebase Gloria (1989)

Police Story

34 [8.545455]

(14/18/58/73)Ging Chat Goo Si [Police Story] (1985)

33 [8.571429]

(-/-/-/-)Carlito’s Way (1993)

32-30 [8.583333]

(-/82/-/80)Rambo III (1988)

(-/-/-/-)Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

(10/10/61/75)Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Ong Bak

29 [8.6]

(76/-/-/-)Ong-Bak (2003)

28-27 [8.636364]

(18/27/39/-)C’era Una Volta Il West [Once Upon A Time In The West] (1968)

(46/58/60/62)Starship Troopers (1997)

26 [8.666667]

(38/28/-/22)Per Un Pugno Di Dollari [A Fistful Of Dollars] (1964)

Death Wish 3

25 [8.692308]

(29/50/30/10) Death Wish 3 (1985)

24 [8.714286]

(-/-/69/-) Fei Lung Mang Jeung [Dragons Forever] (1988)

23 [8.727273]

(-/-/93/91) Blade (1998)

22 [8.75]

(-/-/-/-) Versus (2000)

21-20 [8.769231]

(28/46/17/30) Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

The Terminator

(58/10/12/11) The Terminator (1984)

19-16 [8.833333]

(-/-/-/49) Chocolate (2008)

(87/25/21/18) Mad Max 2 [The Road Warrior] (1981)

(31/16/18/11) Rambo (2008)

(-/-/28/28) Serbuan Maut [The Raid: Redemption] (2011)

Die Hard

15 [8.846154]

(17/7/3/22) Die Hard (1988) = 115/13

14-13 [8.909091]

(2/2/4/51) Dip Huet Seung Hung [The Killer] (1989) = 98/11

(-/-/-/-) The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) = 98/11

12 [8.916667]

(47/25/29/27) The Wild Bunch (1969) = 107/12

Aliens

11-10 [9]

(12/21/8/11) Aliens (1986) = 117/13

(4/12/56/9) Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad And The Ugly] (1966) = 99/11

9-8 [9.153846]

(7/7/10/7) Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989) = 119/13

(44/35/14/15) Lethal Weapon (1987) = 119/13

Commando

7 [9.230769]

(19/12/13/7) Commando (1985) = 120/13

6 [9.307692]

(34/9/7/5) Total Recall (1990) = 121/13

Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark

5-3 [9.384615]

(11/5/5/4)Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) = 122/13

Predator

(8/2/6/11)Predator (1987) = 122/13

RoboCop

(33/17/9/2)RoboCop (1987) = 122/13

Hard Boiled

2 [9.666667]

(3/1/2/2)Lat Sau San Taam [Hard Boiled] (1992) = 116/12

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

1 [9.75]

(5/2/1/1) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) = 117/12