Best ACTION Movie Ever... Round 1

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I had so much fun doing the last one and since we've a sub-forum now that isn't cluttering the board, I thought I'd continue the fun...

I've gone to the IMDB's top 250 and clicked on action movies, and put the top 32 into the final. So there's no bias whatsoever.

1. Seven Samurai v Gladiator
2. Run Lola Run v Braveheart
3. Pulp Fiction v The Lady Vanishes
4. Yojimbo v The Killer
5. Apocalypse Now v Ben-Hur
6. Bridge on the River Kwai v Adventures of Robin Hood
7. Empire Strikes Back v Spartacus
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark v Return of the Jedi
9. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon v Full Metal Jacket
10. Fight Club v Spiderman
11. Saving Private Ryan v Aliens
12. The Matrix v The Wild Bunch
13. Leon v Blade Runner
14. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly v Attack of the Clones
15. Reservoir Dogs v Princess Mononoke
16. Star Wars v Henry V

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1. Seven Samurai
2. Braveheart
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Yojimbo
5. Apocalypse Now
6. Adventures of Robin Hood
7. Spartacus
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. Fight Club
11. Aliens
12. The Wild Bunch
13. Leon
14. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
15. Reservoir Dogs
16. Henry V



My picks:

Seven Samurai
Run Lola Run
Pulp Fiction
(Haven't seen either Yojimbo or The Killer...)
Apocalypse Now
Adventures of Robin Hood
Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
CT, HD (that was a d*mn tough one to call)
Fight Club
Aliens
The Matrix
Leon
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Reservoir Dogs
Star Wars
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1. The Seven Samurai
2. Braveheart
3. N/A
4. N/A
5. Ben-Hur
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai
7. The Empire Strikes Back
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. Spider-Man
11. Aliens
12. The Matrix
13. Blade Runner
14. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
15. Princess Mononoke
16. Star Wars

EDIT: I changed my Gladiator pick to The Seven Samurai. They are practically tied, in my opinion; I like them both, but don't love either one.
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omg! gladiator is hercules in new york in comparison to seven samurai

1. Seven Samurai
2. Run Lola Run
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Yojirmbo (should ve V a fistful of dollars )
5. Apocalypse Now
6. Bridge on the River Kwai
7. Spartacus
8. Return of the Jedi
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. Fight Club (spidey can't touch this classic! )
11. Aliens
12. The Matrix
13. Leon
14. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
15. Reservoir Dogs
16. Henry V
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Originally posted by Fez Wizardo
[b]omg! gladiator is hercules in new york in comparison to seven samurai
And Spartacus is Rollerball (2002) compared to The Empire Strikes Back. But that is merely an opinion, ya know?



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I was giving my opinion on your opinion.

Say... whatever happened to Rollerball 2002?



McTiernan's much-delayed (and pointless) re-make of Rollerball, starring Chris Klein, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Jean Reno, came and went earlier this year - at least in The States. Shockingly, it got horrible reviews and zero boxoffice.


1. Seven Samurai
2. Run Lola Run
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Yojimbo
5. Apocalypse Now
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai
7. The Empire Strikes Back
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. Fight Club
11. Aliens
12. The Wild Bunch
13. BladeRunner
14. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
15. Reservoir Dogs
16. Star Wars*


*BTW, which Henry V, Kenny Branagh's 1989 or Larry Olivier's 1944?
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I just checked the IMDb on Henry V. It must be the 1989 version, since it is in the top 250, and the other isn't.



Originally posted by firegod
I just checked the IMDb on Henry V. It must be the 1989 version, since it is in the top 250, and the other isn't.
I love, love, love that movie. Nothing compares to the Saint Crispin's Day speech. Everyone here must read it...especially the end. It's brilliant.

http://www.rispin.co.uk/henryv.html
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1. Seven Samurai
2. Run Lola Run
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Yojimbo
5. Apocalypse Now
6. Bridge on the River Kwai
7. Empire Strikes Back
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
10. Fight Club
11. Aliens
12. The Wild Bunch
13. Blade Runner
14. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
15. Princess Mononoke
16. Star Wars

Would you classify all these as action, though? I mean, is Fight Club an action movie?

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This is so braindead.

Seven Samurai
Run Lola Run
Pulp Fiction
The Killer
Apocalypse Now
Bridge on the River Kwai
Spartacus
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Full Metal Jacket
Fight Club
Saving Private Ryan
The Matrix
Blade Runner
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Reservoir Dogs
Star Wars


Some of them aren't even action films.
They're just another list for us to argue pointlessly over.

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Definition of Action Movie plz,

What seperates shoot-em ups, martial arts based, and thrillers apart?



1. Seven Samurai
2. n/a
3. Pulp Fiction
4. n/a
5. Apocalypse Now
6. Bridge on the River Kwai
7. Empire Strikes Back
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. n/a
10. n/a
11. Aliens
12. The Matrix
13. Blade Runner
14. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
15. Reservoir Dogs
16. Star Wars
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1. Seven Samurai
2. Run Lola Run
3. Pulp Fiction
4. -
5. Apocalypse Now
6. -
7. Spartacus
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. Fight Club
11. Aliens
12. The Wild Bunch
13. Blade Runner
14. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
15. Reservoir Dogs
16. Star Wars
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Why is it that I've only seen one out of each of the pairings save a couple? Well, I'll throw in my 2 cents on those and hope that the ones I have seen make it on to the next round.

7. Empire Strikes Back
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
10. Fight Club
11. Aliens
12. The Matrix
14. Attack of the Clones

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1. Gladiator
2. Braveheart
3. Pulp Fiction
4. The Killer
5. havent seen either
6. Adventures of Robin Hood
7. Spartacus
8. Return of the Jedi
9. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
10. Spiderman
11. Saving Private Ryan
12. The Matrix
13. Blade Runner
14. Attack of the Clones
15. Princess Mononoke
16. Star Wars