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Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases, possibly with rescues, battles, fights, escapes, destructive crises, non-stop motion, spectacular rhythm and pacing, and adventurous, often two-dimensional 'good-guy' heroes battling 'bad guys' - all designed for pure audience escapism. Includes the James Bond 'fantasy' spy/espionage series, martial arts films, and so-called 'blaxploitation' films. A major sub-genre is the disaster film.

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    The Dark Knight

    2008, in 24 top lists Check
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    Inception

    2010, in 16 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Matrix

    1999, in 25 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Harakiri, in 14 top lists Check
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 22 top lists Check
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
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    Gladiator

    2000, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    2012, in 8 top lists Check
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    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 27 top lists Check
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    Batman Begins

    2005, in 10 top lists Check
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    1989, in 15 top lists Check
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    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 17 top lists Check
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    Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro...

    1997 — a.k.a. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, in 7 top lists Check
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    Sholay

    1975 — a.k.a. Embers, in 13 top lists Check
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    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 21 top lists Check
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    Baby Driver

    2017, in 7 top lists Check
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    Logan

    2017 — a.k.a. Wolverine: Weapon X, in 7 top lists Check
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    Heat

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
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    Warrior

    2011, in 4 top lists Check
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    V for Vendetta

    2005, in 9 top lists Check
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    Die Hard

    1988, in 16 top lists Check
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    Ran

    1985 — a.k.a. Revolt, in 22 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
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    White Heat

    1949, in 14 top lists Check
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    Tsubaki Sanjûrô

    1962 — a.k.a. Sanjuro, in 9 top lists Check
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    2014, in 7 top lists Check
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    2015, in 17 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

    2015 — a.k.a. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Avengers

    2012, in 8 top lists Check
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    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    2003, in 13 top lists Check
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    Rush

    2013, in 6 top lists Check
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    How to Train Your Dragon

    2010, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Bourne Ultimatum

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
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    Akira

    1988, in 20 top lists Check
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    Yip Man

    2008 — a.k.a. Ip Man, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    1962, in 16 top lists Check
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    Tropa de Elite

    2007 — a.k.a. Elite Squad, in 5 top lists Check
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    Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo

    2004 — a.k.a. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, in 6 top lists Check
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    Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro

    2010 — a.k.a. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, in 2 top lists Check
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    2017, in 5 top lists Check
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    Deadpool

    2016, in 5 top lists Check
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the...

    2003, in 11 top lists Check
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    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Incredibles

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    2014, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Terminator

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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