IMDb's Action Top 50

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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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  1. 1 -

    The Dark Knight

    2008, in 27 top lists Check
  2. 15 -

    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 23 top lists Check
  3. 23 -1

    Heat

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  4. 25 +1

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 30 top lists Check
  5. 31 -

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    2003, in 18 top lists Check
  6. 39 -1

    Gangs of Wasseypur

    2012, in 7 top lists Check
  7. 48 -1

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    1998, in 7 top lists Check
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Last updated on May 16, 2024; source