Best Action Movies of All Time

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10. Skyfall (2012)
> Directed by: Sam Mendes
> Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris
> Audience score: 86%

“Skyfall” is the third James Bond film to feature actor Daniel Craig in the role of 007. The movie is innovative yet remains true to many of the James Bond franchise greatest strengths, including wild chase scenes. “Skyfall” was a financial success and is the third highest grossing Bond flick to date when adjusting for inflation.

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9. Casino Royale (2006)
> Directed by: Martin Campbell
> Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench
> Audience score: 89%

“Casino Royale” is the first Bond flick to feature actor Daniel Craig, who brought a certain seriousness to the franchise. The reinvention was a hit amongst critics and audiences alike, receiving 94% and 89% positive reviews from each on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively.

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8. Hell or High Water (2016)
> Directed by: David Mackenzie
> Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges
> Audience score: 88%

“Hell or High Water” is a Western heist film about two desperate brothers who turn to robbing banks as they face losing their family land to foreclosure. Unfortunately for the duo, a committed Texas Ranger follows closely on their heels. The movie was especially popular amongst critics, who graced it with a 97% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
> Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
> Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames
> Audience score: 88%

“Fallout” is the top-rated movie in the Mission: Impossible franchise, thanks in large part to the 97% Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Writing for Newsweek, critic Andrew Whelen described the movie as “an unrelentingly consistent action movie, with not a single sequence wasted before the next big stunt.” This is quite a feat, considering it’s the sixth entry in a now 23-year old movie series.

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6. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
> Directed by: Paul Greengrass
> Starring: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramí­rez, Joan Allen
> Audience score: 91%

The third Bourne movie maintains a near-unrelenting pace as Jason Bourne, again played by Matt Damon, travels through Moscow, Paris, Madrid, London, Tangier, and New York City attempting to discover his own identity and avoid assassination. It’s the most financially successful movie in the franchise and one of the top-grossing movies of 2007.

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