Best Action Movies of All Time

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15. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
> Directed by: Robert Aldrich
> Starring: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson
> Audience score: 90%

“The Dirty Dozen” is about a group of deranged criminals that undergo military training to kill a group of Nazi officers. The movie is macho, brutal, and loved by fans. Ninety percent of the more than 41,000 users to rate the film on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a positive score.

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14. The Longest Day (1962)
> Directed by: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
> Starring: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton
> Audience score: 90%

This nearly three-hour war epic is considered one of the greatest World War II films of all time. While the action doesn’t begin until about two hours in, it is still a combat-based action movie with a healthy dose of war-based drama.

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13. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
> Directed by: Michael Mann
> Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means
> Audience score: 88%

Michael Mann’s “The Last of the Mohicans” is one of the more romantic popular action movies. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye, a white man adopted by the Mohican tribe, the film features stylish battle scenes against the background of the passionate relationship between Hawkeye and Cora Munro, the daughter of a British soldier. The movie was given positive reviews by 95% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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12. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
> Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
> Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen
> Audience score: 89%

Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films pay homage to both Eastern and Western action movies. “Volume 2” again stars Uma Thurman as The Bride, a trained assassin who survived an execution attempt on her wedding day and who is now on a quest for revenge. While Tarantino has stated that he sees the two volumes of “Kill Bill” as one movie, it is the second “half” that has received higher online ratings with audiences.

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11. Enter the Dragon (1973)
> Directed by: Robert Clouse
> Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly
> Audience score: 92%

“Enter the Dragon,” starring Bruce Lee, is one of the most popular and influential martial arts movies ever made. The movie finds Lee in a karate tournament overseen by the malevolent crime boss Han. It was the final film Lee completed before his death.

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