The AOBG Action 100: For 2010

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Welcome to the first annual AllOuttaBubbleGum Action 100 List for the year, 2010. Compiled by the staff and forum member volunteers.

This project began in the summer of 2010, wherein our forum members were encouraged to make a list of their own personal Top 100 action, adventure, war-action and western-action films, which in turn would be ‘banked’ for submission to a full list of candidates comprised of every volunteer’s selections, by the cut-off date of: December 25th, 2010. From that date forward, everyone who participated were welcome to then vote on every title they had truthfully seen, on the “Final Candidate List”, through the first week of 2011. The results of those efforts shall hence forth be solidified here until December of 2011, wherein the list shall be updated for the following year*.

Some Notes: The first number is, of course, the rank out-of 100 and the number in brackets immediately following the film’s (Country – Year and Director) is the average rating between 1 and 10. The former being Irredeemably Awful and the latter being The Personification Of Badass.

Those whose average score’s tied with another (and there were many…) were listed alphabetically, in descending order, as opposed to sharing a slot and mucking up the list something terrible.

In order to qualify, at least 5 of the 15 participating Team AOBG members had to have voted on each movie, as it would simply be unfair to allow a film with an average score from ten or fifteen voters to lose out to an average score from, say, two.

That said, without further ado, here are the Top 100 Action Films, As Voted By The Following Members of

– Jaws Unleashed – Rutledal – Eggimann – Dr. Judas – The Hestinator – Luv Me Tender 009 – Gabe Action Fanatic 123 – Rorschach 94 – Dynamite Kid – Marv The Zombie – Action Movie Freak – Chip Norris 17 – Banana Juice – and AOBG founders: Kain 424 & Rantbo.

The Last Boyscout

100. The Last Boy Scout (USA 1991, dir. Tony Scott) [8.30]
099. Black Dynamite (USA 2009, dir. Scott Sanders) [8.30]
098. First Blood (USA 1982, dir. Ted Kotcheff) [8.31]
097. Yip Man 2 (Hong Kong 2010, dir. Wilson Yip) a.k.a. Ip Man 2 [8.33]
096. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (New Zealand/USA 2001, dir. Peter Jackson) [8.33]
095. Star Trek (Germany/USA 2009, dir. J.J. Abrams) [8.33]
094. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (USA 2003, dir. Gore Verbinski) [8.33]
093. Lin Shi Rong (Hong Kong 1979, dir. Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Woo-ping Yuen) a.k.a. The Magnificent Butcher [8.33]
092. Licence To Kill (UK/USA 1989, dir. John Glen) [8.33]
091. Kelly’s Heroes (USA/Yugolavia 1970, dir. Brian G. Hutton) [8.33]


090. Face/Off (USA 1997, dir. John Woo) [8.33]
089. Death Wish (USA 1974, dir. Michael Winner) [8.33]
088. They Live (USA 1988, dir. John Carpenter) [8.36]
087. Mad Max 2 (Australia 1981, dir. George Miller) a.k.a. The Road Warrior [8.36]
086. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (USA 2003, dir. Quentin Tarantino) [8.36]
085. Dirty Harry (USA 1971, dir. Don Siegel) [8.36]
084. The Quick And The Dead (Japan/USA 1995, dir. Sam Raimi) [8.38]
083. Saving Private Ryan (USA 1998, dir. Steven Spielberg) [8.38]
082. Wong ga jin si (Hong Kong 1986, dir. David Chung) a.k.a. In The Line Of Duty / Royal Warriors [8.40]
081. The Outlaw Josey Wales (USA 1976, dir. Clint Eastwood) [8.40]

The Guns Of Navarone

080. The Guns Of Navarone (UK/USA 1961, dir. J. Lee Thompson) [8.40]
079. The Expendables (USA 2010, dir. Sylvester Stallone) [8.40]
078. Jiang hu long hu men (Hong Kong 1987, dir. Tung Cho ‘Joe’ Cheung) a.k.a. Flaming Brothers [8.40]
077. Gong woo ching (Hong Kong 1987, dir. Taylor Wong) a.k.a. Drifter Love / Rich And Famous [8.40]
076. Ong-bak (Thailand 2003, dir. Prachya Pinkaew) [8.43]
075. Die Hard 2 (USA 1990, dir. Renny Harlin) [8.43]
074. Meng long guo jiang (Hong Kong 1972, dir. Bruce Lee) a.k.a. The Way Of The Dragon / Return Of The Dragon [8.44]
073. Braveheart (USA 1995, dir. Mel Gibson) [8.45]
072. Yôjinbô (Japan 1961, dir. Akira Kurosawa) a.k.a. Yojimbo [8.50]
071. Mr. Majestyk (USA 1974, dir. Richard Fleischer) [8.50]

My Father Is A Hero

070. Gei ba ba de xin (Hong Kong 1995, dir. Corey Yuen) a.k.a. My Father Is A Hero [8.50]
069. District 9 (South Africa 2009, dir. Neill Blomkamp) [8.50]
068. Watchmen (USA 2009, dir. Zack Snyder) [8.54]
067. Undisputed III: Redemption (USA 2010, dir. Isaac Florentine) [8.56]
066. The Getaway (USA 1972, dir. Sam Peckinpah) [8.56]
065. Du shen (Hong Kong 1989, dir. Jing Wong) a.k.a. God Of Gamblers [8.57]
064. The Crow (USA 1994, dir. Alex Proyas) [8.58]
063. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi (USA 1983, dir. Richard Marquand) [8.58]
062. Ying hung boon sik II (Hong Kong 1987, dir. John Woo) a.k.a. A Better Tomorrow II [8.60]
061. The Wind And The Lion (USA 1975, dir. John Milius) [8.60]

Brotherhood Of The Wolf

060. Le pacte des loups (France 2001, dir. Christophe Gans) a.k.a. Brotherhood Of The Wolf [8.60]
059. The Princess Bride (USA 1987, dir. Rob Reiner) [8.63]
058. The Terminator (UK/USA 1984, dir. James Cameron) [8.64]
057. Inception (UK/USA 2010, dir. Christopher Nolan) [8.64]
056. Wong Fei Hung (Hong Kong 1991, dir. Tsui Hark) a.k.a. Once Upon A Time In China [8.67]
055. True Lies (USA 1994, dir. James Cameron) [8.67]
054. The Mask Of Zorro (Germany/USA 1998, dir. Martin Campbell) [8.67]
053. Star Wars (USA 1977, dir.George Lucas ) a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope [8.67]
052. Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau (Hong Kong 1993, dir. Woo-ping Yuen) a.k.a. Iron Monkey [8.67]
051. Rambo: First Blood Part II (USA 1985, dir. George P. Cosmatos, Sylvester Stallone) [8.67]

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

050. Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (South Korea 2008, dir. Ji-woon Kim) a.k.a. The Good, The Bad, The Weird [8.67]
049. ‘A’ gai wak (Hong Kong 1983, dir. Jackie Chan) a.k.a. Project A [8.67]
048. The Great Escape (USA 1963, dir. John Sturges) [8.71]
047. The Wild Bunch (USA 1969, dir. Sam Peckinpah) [8.73]
046. Starship Troopers (USA 1997, dir. Paul Verhoeven) [8.73]
045. Per qualche dollaro in più (Italy/Spain/West Germany 1965, dir. Sergio Leone) a.k.a. For A Few Dollars More [8.73]
044. Lethal Weapon (USA 1987, dir. Richard Donner) [8.73]
043. Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru (Japan 1972, dir. Kenji Misumi) a.k.a. Lone Wolf And Cub: Sword Of Vengeance / Wolf With Child In Tow: Child And Expertise For Rent [8.75]
042. Dalkomhan insaeng (South Korea 2005, dir. Ji-woon Kim) a.k.a. A Bittersweet Life [8.75]
041. Hot Fuzz (France/UK/USA 2007, dir. Edgar Wright) [8.77]

Righting Wrongs

040. Zhi fa xian feng (Hong Kong 1986, dir. Corey Yuen) a.k.a. Righting Wrongs / Above The Law [8.80]
039. Yip Man (Hong Kong 2008, dir. Wilson Yip) a.k.a. Ip Man [8.80]
038. Per un pugno di dollari (Italy/Spain/West Germany 1964, dir. Sergio Leone) a.k.a. A Fistful Of Dollars [8.82]
037. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (USA 1982, dir. Nicholas Meyer) [8.83]
036. Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken (Japan 1974, dir. Shigehiro Ozawa) a.k.a. The Streetfighter [8.83]
035. Dubei dao (Hong Kong 1967, dir. Cheh Chang) a.k.a. The One-Armed Swordsman [8.83]
034. Total Recall (USA 1990, dir. Paul Verhoeven) [8.86]
033. RoboCop (USA 1987, dir. Paul Verhoeven) [8.86]
032. Giù la testa (Italy 1971, dir. Sergio Leone) a.k.a. Duck, You Sucker / A Fistful Of Dynamite [8.86]
031. Rambo (Germany/USA 2008, dir. Sylvester Stallone ) [8.87]

The Blues Brothers

030. The Blues Brothers (USA 1980, dir. John Landis) [8.88]
029. Death Wish 3 (USA 1985, dir. Michael Winner) [8.89]
028. Lethal Weapon 2 (USA 1989, dir. Richard Donner) [8.93]
027. Ying hung boon sik (Hong Kong 1986, dir. John Woo) a.k.a. A Better Tomorrow [9.00]
026. Wu du (Hong Kong 1978, dir. Cheh Chang) a.k.a. The Five Deadly Venoms [9.00]
025. Tai ji: Zhang San Feng (Hong Kong 1993, dir. Woo-ping Yuen) a.k.a. Tai Chi Master / Twin Warriors [9.00]
024. Léon (France 1994, dir. Luc Besson) a.k.a. The Professional [9.00]
023. Jui kuen II (Hong Kong 1994, dir. Chia-Liang Liu) a.k.a. Drunken Master II / The Legend Of Drunken Master [9.00]
022. Foo gwai lit che (Hong Kong 1986, dir. Sammo Hung Kam-Bo) a.k.a. Millionaire’s Express / Shanghai Express [9.00]
021. Dung fong tuk ying (Hong Kong 1987, dir. Sammo Hung Kam-Bo) a.k.a. Eastern Condors [9.00]

Bullet In The Head

020. Die xue jie tou (Hong Kong 1990, dir. John Woo) a.k.a. Bloodshed In The Streets / Bullet In The Head [9.00]
019. Commando (USA 1985, dir. Mark L. Lester) [9.08]
018. C’era una volta il West (Italy/USA 1968, dir. Sergio Leone) a.k.a. Once Upon A Time In The West [9.10]
017. Die Hard (USA 1988, dir. John McTiernan) [9.13]
016. Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma (Japan 1972, dir. Kenji Misumi) a.k.a. Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx / Wolf With Child In Tow: Perambulator Of The River Of Sanzu [9.17]
015. Kozure Ôkami: Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro (Japan 1972, dir. Buichi Saito) a.k.a. Lone Wold And Cub: Baby Cart In Peril / Wolf With Child In Tow: The Heart Of A Parent, The Heart Of A Child [9.17]
014. Ging chat goo si (Hong Kong 1985, dir. Jackie Chan) a.k.a. Police Story [9.20]
013. Jing wu ying xiong (Hong Kong 1994, dir. Gordon Chan) a.k.a. Fist Of Legend [9.22]
012. Aliens (UK/USA 1986, dir. James Cameron) [9.23]
011. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (USA 1981, dir. Steven Spielberg) a.k.a. Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark [9.29]

Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

010. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (USA 1980, dir. Irvin Kershner) [9.33]
009. Shao Lin san shi liu fang (Hong Kong 1978, dir. Chia-Liang Liu) a.k.a. Shaolin Master Killer a.k.a. The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin [9.33]
008. Predator (USA 1987, dir. John McTiernan) [9.33]
007. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (USA 1989, dir. Steven Spielberg) [9.36]
006. Huo Yuan Jia (China/Hong Kong/USA 2006, dir. Ronny Yu) a.k.a. Fearless [9.40]
005. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (France/USA 1991, dir. James Cameron) [9.57]
004. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (Italy/Spain/West Germany 1966, dir. Sergio Leone) a.k.a. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly [9.64]
003. Lat sau san taam (Hong Kong 1992, dir. John Woo) a.k.a. Hard Boiled [9.67]
002. Dip huet seung hung (Hong Kong 1989, dir. John Woo) a.k.a. The Killer [9.75]

Battle Royale

001. Batoru rowaiaru (Japan 2000, dir. Kinji Fukasaku) a.k.a. Battle Royale [9.80]

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* Anyone who wishes to participate in the on-going formation of the 2011 List, simply click the following picture to find out how… Additionally,  to those who participated on the above list, the rules for next year’s have changed a bit, so if you wish to participate again please re-read the first post. Thanks ~RANTBO

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