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. 2 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 29 top lists Check
  2. 3 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 31 top lists Check
  3. 5 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 26 top lists Check
  4. 8 -

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  5. 9 +1

    Star Wars

    1977, in 40 top lists Check
  6. 22 +2

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 18 top lists Check
  7. 26 -1

    Mononoke-hime

    1997 — a.k.a. Princess Mononoke, in 18 top lists Check
  8. 40 -

    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 24 top lists Check
  9. 43 +1

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the...

    2003, in 13 top lists Check
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