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2014-08-15 11:00:48 AM  
List fails without two of the biggies:  Terminator, and Red Dawn.

Though I'm OK with Predator holding the top spot.
 
2014-08-15 11:36:22 AM  

dittybopper: List fails without two of the biggies:  Terminator, and Red Dawn.

Though I'm OK with Predator holding the top spot.


I'll go with "Die Hard" over "Predator" but honestly having either one at the top spot is ok by me.
 
2014-08-15 11:56:18 AM  
Road Warrior
Runaway Train
Aliens (I'd call it more of an action film than sci-fi)
 
2014-08-15 12:05:03 PM  
Raiders is number one, Die Hard is number two. There is no argument about this.
 
2014-08-15 12:09:39 PM  
Terminator?  Rambo?  Alien?
 
2014-08-15 12:14:02 PM  
Also Commando and Mad Max.
 
2014-08-15 12:16:09 PM  
www.sneakymag.com
Am I serious?  Even I don't know.
 
2014-08-15 12:44:35 PM  
The Temple of Doom and the Last Crusade but no Raiders?  Fark off.
 
2014-08-15 12:51:26 PM  
No Gymkata, no American Ninja? Me no likey
 
2014-08-15 01:09:18 PM  
not watching a video
why the fark cant we get an easy to use slide show instead?
or a FARKING LIST?

ffs
 
2014-08-15 02:49:15 PM  
These should be top 5 in almost anybody's list:
Raiders
Die Hard
Predator
Road Warrior
First Blood
 
2014-08-15 02:57:47 PM  
No Beverly Hill Cop?

List fails
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-08-15 03:29:21 PM  

basemetal: Terminator?  Rambo?  Alien?


Alien was 70's I think.
 
2014-08-15 05:16:52 PM  
Went in to list to complain that Predator wasn't number one.  Read list.  Ok.
 
2014-08-15 05:17:07 PM  
your list sucks.
 
2014-08-15 05:19:56 PM  
1. Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)

2. Aliens (Cameron, 1986)

3. The Terminator (Cameron, 1984)

4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)

5. The Road Warrior (Miller, 1981)

6. Predator (McTiernan, 1987)

7. Commando (Lester, 1985)

8. The Killer (Woo, 1989)

9. RoboCop (Verhoeven, 1987)

10. The Untouchables (De Palma, 1987)

11. Lethal Weapon (Donner, 1987)

12. Police Story (Chan, 1985)

13. Escape from New York (Carpenter, 1981)

14. Streets of Fire (Hill, 1984)

15. They Live (Carpenter, 1988)

16. The Thing (Carpenter, 1982)

17. Excalibur (Boorman, 1981)

18. Big Trouble in Little China (Carpenter, 1986)

19. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller, 1985)

20. First Blood (Kotcheff, 1982)

21. Extreme Prejudice (Hill, 1987)

22. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)

23. Running Scared (Hyams, 1986)

24. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1984)

25. Outland (Hyams, 1981)

26. Tango & Cash (Konchalovsky, 1989)

27. Death Wish 3 (Winner, 1985)

28. Cobra (Cosmatos, 1986)

29. The Hidden (Sholder, 1987)

30. Project A (Chan, 1983)

31. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins... (Hamilton, 1985)

32. Bloodsport (Arnold, 1988)

33. Akira (Ohtomo, 1988)

34. The Beastmaster (Coscarelli, 1982)

35. 48 Hrs. (Hill, 1982)

36. The Living Daylights (Glen, 1987)

37. Southern Comfort (Hill, 1981)

38. Eliminators (Manoogian, 1986)

39. Rambo: First Blood Part II (Cosmatos, 1985)

40. Black Rain (R. Scott, 1989)

41. The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)

42. Midnight Run (Brest, 1988)

43. Duel to the Death (Lau, 1983)

44. Batman (Burton, 1989)

45. Shogun Assassin (Misumi, 1980)

46. Lethal Weapon 2 (Donner, 1989)

47. Above the Law (Davis, 1988)

48. The Abyss (Cameron, 1989)

49. F/X (Mandel, 1986)

50. Romancing the Stone (Zemeckis, 1984)

51. Lone Wolf McQuade (Carver, 1983)

52. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)

53. The Running Man (Glaser, 1987)

54. Silverado (Kasdan, 1985)

55. The Mission (Joffe, 1986)

56. Das Boot (Petersen, 1981)

57. Year of the Dragon (Cimino, 1985)

58. Road House (Herrington, 1989)

59. The Punisher (Goldblatt, 1989)

60. The Right Stuffarkaufman, 1983)

61. Flesh + Blood (Verhoeven, 1985)

62. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Meyer, 1982)

63. The Sword and the Sorcerer (Pyun, 1982)

64. Runaway Train (Konchalovsky, 1985)

65. Battle Beyond the Stars (Murakami, 1980)

66. The Delta Force (Golan, 1986)

67. Come and See (Klimov, 1985)

68. Shoot to Kill (Spottiswoode, 1988)

69. For Your Eyes Only (Glen, 1981)

70. Rambo III (MacDonald, 1988)

71. To Live and Die in L.A. (Friedkin, 1985)

72. Nighthawks (Malmuth, 1981)

73. Thief (Mann, 1981)

74. Rocky IV (Stallone, 1985)

75. Sudden Impact (Eastwood, 1983)

76. Red Dawn (Milius, 1984)

77. The Long Riders (Hill, 1980)

78. The Stunt Man (Rush, 1980)

79. Rocky III (Stallone, 1982)

80. Blue Thunder (Badham, 1983)

81. Tron (Lisberger, 1982)

82. Any Which Way You Can (Van Horn, 1980)

83. Revenge of the Ninja (Firstenberg, 1983)

84. Megaforce (Needham, 1982)

85. Highlander (Mulcahy, 1986)

86. The Big Red One (Fuller, 1980)

87. Red Heat (Hill, 1988)

88. Krull (Yates, 1983)

90. Shakedown (Glickenhaus, 1988)

91. Johnny Handsome (Hill, 1989)

92. The Last Dragon (Schultz, 1985)

93. Invasion USA (Zito, 1985)

94. Licence to Kill (Glen, 1989)

95. Scarface (De Palma, 1983)

96. Full Metal Jacket (Kubrick, 1987)

97. The Blues Brothers (Landis, 1980)

98. Superman II (Lester/Donner, 1980)

99. Return of the Jedi (Marquand, 1983)

100. Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)

101. The Challenge (1982, Frankenheimer, 1982)

102. A Better Tomorrow (Woo, 1986)

103. A Better Tomorrow II (Woo, 1987)
 
2014-08-15 05:25:34 PM  
I did not see UHF on the list.   FAIL.
 
2014-08-15 05:31:31 PM  
Sinbox:  BIG LIST

Not going to lie.  That is the first list on the internet I think I've seen where I actually think I actually agree 100%.
 
2014-08-15 05:35:17 PM  
No Buckaroo Banzai? Really? No Buckaroo Banzai! Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2014-08-15 05:42:24 PM  
Total Recall. Oh yeahhh.
 
2014-08-15 05:46:44 PM  

Sinbox: 1. Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)

2. Aliens (Cameron, 1986)

3. The Terminator (Cameron, 1984)

4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)

5. The Road Warrior (Miller, 1981)

6. Predator (McTiernan, 1987)

7. Commando (Lester, 1985)

8. The Killer (Woo, 1989)

9. RoboCop (Verhoeven, 1987)

10. The Untouchables (De Palma, 1987)

11. Lethal Weapon (Donner, 1987)

12. Police Story (Chan, 1985)

13. Escape from New York (Carpenter, 1981)

14. Streets of Fire (Hill, 1984)

15. They Live (Carpenter, 1988)

16. The Thing (Carpenter, 1982)

17. Excalibur (Boorman, 1981)

18. Big Trouble in Little China (Carpenter, 1986)

19. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller, 1985)

20. First Blood (Kotcheff, 1982)

21. Extreme Prejudice (Hill, 1987)

22. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)

23. Running Scared (Hyams, 1986)

24. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1984)

25. Outland (Hyams, 1981)

26. Tango & Cash (Konchalovsky, 1989)

27. Death Wish 3 (Winner, 1985)

28. Cobra (Cosmatos, 1986)

29. The Hidden (Sholder, 1987)

30. Project A (Chan, 1983)

31. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins... (Hamilton, 1985)

32. Bloodsport (Arnold, 1988)

33. Akira (Ohtomo, 1988)

34. The Beastmaster (Coscarelli, 1982)

35. 48 Hrs. (Hill, 1982)

36. The Living Daylights (Glen, 1987)

37. Southern Comfort (Hill, 1981)

38. Eliminators (Manoogian, 1986)

39. Rambo: First Blood Part II (Cosmatos, 1985)

40. Black Rain (R. Scott, 1989)

41. The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)

42. Midnight Run (Brest, 1988)

43. Duel to the Death (Lau, 1983)

44. Batman (Burton, 1989)

45. Shogun Assassin (Misumi, 1980)

46. Lethal Weapon 2 (Donner, 1989)

47. Above the Law (Davis, 1988)

48. The Abyss (Cameron, 1989)

49. F/X (Mandel, 1986)

50. Romancing the Stone (Zemeckis, 1984)

51. Lone Wolf McQuade (Carver, 1983)

52. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)

53. The Running Man (Glaser, 1987)

54. Silverado (Kasdan, 1985)

55. The Mission (Joffe, 1986)

56. Das Boot (Petersen, 1981)

...


I know all these lists are subjective and arguing is pointless, but then I see The 80's Punisher movie listed about Scarface, Ran, Full Metal Jacket, and I want to argue.

/The Beastmaster!
//Krull!
///man I love bad movies.
 
2014-08-15 06:03:38 PM  
10. Wheels on Meals
9. Lethal Weapon
8. Police Story
7. Robocop

6. Big Trouble in Little China
5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
4. Lethal Weapon 2
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom*
2. Die Hard
1. Predator**


A little while back, some knuckleheads here amazingly said that BTiLC was not a very good film. I managed to track them down and exacted some Jack Burton and The Pork Chop Express justice. I looked them in the eye and said, 'Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it'. It was all in the reflexes.
 
2014-08-15 06:04:17 PM  
www.geek-art.net
 
2014-08-15 06:11:03 PM  
babylonreport.com
 
2014-08-15 06:13:21 PM  
Although, personally, I prefer the 1970s more.

(yes, some are hybrids and hyphenates. There's action-comedy, action-horror, action-scifi and action-drama. Even arthouse-action. But I feel that all contain enough action within their running-times to qualitfy.)

1. Dirty Harry (Siegel, 1971)
2. The Duellists (Scott, 1977)
3. Straw Dogs (Peckinpah, 1971)
4. Kelly's Heroes (Hutton, 1970)
5. The Yakuza (Pollack, 1974)
6. Death Wish (Winner, 1974)
7. Jeremiah Johnson (Pollack, 1972)
8. Mr. Majestyk (Fleisher, 1974)
9. The Warriors (Hill, 1979)
10. Star Wars (Lucas, 1977)
11. The Spy Who Loved Me, Gilbert, 1977)
12. Assault On Precinct 13 (Carpenter, 1976)
13. The French Connection (Friedkin, 1971)
14. The Getaway (Peckinpah, 1972)
15. White Lightning (Sargent, 1973)
16. Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (Peckinpah, 1974)
17. Mad Max (Miller, 1979)
18. Prime Cut (Ritchie, 1972)
19. Moonraker (Gilbert, 1979)
20. Ffolkes (aka North Sea Hijack aka Assault Force) (McLaglan, 1979)
21. The Driver (Hill, 1978)
22. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Eastwood, 1976)
23. Thunderbolt + Lightfoot (Cimino, 1974)
24. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
25. Rolling Thunder (Flynn, 1977)
26. Charley Varrick (Siegel, 1973)
27. Emperor of the North (aka Emperor of the North Pole) (Aldrich, 1973)
28. Smokey + The Bandit (Needham, 1977)
29. Enter The Dragon (Clouse, 1973)
30. Death Race 2000 (Bartel, 1975)
31. Dillinger (Milius, 1973)
32. High Plains Drifter (Eastwood, 1973)
33. Force Ten From Navarone (Hamilton, 1978)
34. Duel (Spielberg, 1971)
35. Duck, You Sucker (aka A Fistful of Dynamite) (Leone, 1971)
36. Walking Tall (Karlson, 1973)
37. Logan's Run (Anderson, 1976)
38. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (Hough, 1974)
39. Vanishing Point (Sarafian, 1971)
40. Magnum Force (Post, 1973)
41. Live + Let Die (Hamilton, 1973)
42. The Man With The Golden Gun (Hamilton, 1974)
43. Sorcerer (Friedkin, 1977)
44. Get Carter (Hodges, 1971)
45. Superman (Donner, 1978)
46. The Italian Connection (Di Leo, 1972)
47. Slaughter (Starrett, 1972)
48. Last Hurrah For Chivalry (Woo, 1979)
49. Drunken Master (Yuen, 1978)
50. Fist of Fury (aka The Chinese Connection aka The Iron Hand (Wei, 1972)
51. The Poseidon Adventure (Neame [+ Allen], 1972)
52. Juggernaut (Lester, 1974)
53. At The Earth's Core (Conner, 1976)
54. Gone In 60 Seconds (Halicki, 1974)
55. The Outfit (Flynn, 1973)
56. The Three Musketeers (Lester, 1973)
57. Caliber 9 (Milano Calibro 9) (Di Leo, 1972)
58. Hit! (Furie, 1973)
59. Freebie + The Bean (Rush, 1974)
60. Black Sunday (Frankenheimer, 1977)
61. Hell Up In Harlem (Cohen, 1973)
62. The Street Fighter (aka Clash, Killer Fist!)(Ozawa, 1974)
63. Hard Times (Hill, 1975)
64. Sister Street Fight (Yamaguchi, 1974)
65. Damnation Alley (Smight, 1977)
66. Busting (Hyams, 1974)
67. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (aka The Master Killer aka Shaolin Master Killer) (Liu, 1978)
68. Hooper (Needham, 1978)
69. White Line Fever (Kaplan, 1975)
70. Truck Turner (Kaplan, 1974)
71. Coffy (Hill, 1973)
72. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Sargent, 1974)
73. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
74. Race With The Devil (Starrett, 1975)
75. Sitting Target (Hickox, 1972)
76. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)
77. Silver Streak (Hiller, 1976)
78. The Seven-Ups (D'Antoni, 1973)
79. The French Connection II (Frankenheimer, 1975)
80. Rollerball (Jewison, 1975)
81. The Gauntlet (Eastwood, 1977)
82. Shaft (Parks, 1971)
83. Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978)
84. Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
85. The Longest Yard (Aldrich, 1974)
86. Three Days of the Condor (Pollack, 1975)
87. The Parallax View (Pakula, 1974)
88. Capricorn One (Hyams, 1977)
89. Bite The Bullet (Brooks, 1975)
90. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Yates, 1973)
91. 1941 (Spielberg, 1979)
92. The Last American Hero (Johnson, 1973)
93. Deliverance (Boorman, 1972)
94. Return of the Dragon (aka Way of the Dragon) (Lee, 1972)
95. Lady Snowblood (Fujita, 1973)
96. Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta (aka Shadows In An Empty Room aka .44 Special aka Blazing Magnums) (De Martino, 1976)
97. The Inglorious Bastards (Castellari, 1978)
98. Lone Wolf + Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972)
99. Lone Wolf + Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (Misumi, 1972)
100. The Last Run (Fleischer, 1971)
101. Shamus (Kulik, 1973)
 
2014-08-15 06:16:25 PM  

Sinbox: 55. The Mission (Joffe, 1986)


RLY?
 
2014-08-15 06:16:35 PM  

GungFu: A little while back, some knuckleheads here amazingly said that BTiLC was not a very good film. I managed to track them down and exacted some Jack Burton and The Pork Chop Express justice. I looked them in the eye and said, 'Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it'. It was all in the reflexes.


Sons of biatches must pay.
 
2014-08-15 06:23:18 PM  

Mugato: Raiders is number one, Die Hard is number two. There is no argument about this.


This. I can't  believe that he likes T.o.D over Raiders. 

Ones left out:
Empire and Jedi, Blues Brothers, Road Warrior, Running Man, Batman, Rambo's.
 
2014-08-15 06:26:52 PM  

yakmans_dad: No Buckaroo Banzai? Really? No Buckaroo Banzai! Fark, I am disappoint.


i.imgur.com

Sorry, John, everybody "need see Buckaroo"..... Later.
 
2014-08-15 06:39:12 PM  
Those Butthorns forgot McBain!!

Stupid Butthorn!!!
 
2014-08-15 06:41:23 PM  

ProdigalSigh: GungFu: A little while back, some knuckleheads here amazingly said that BTiLC was not a very good film. I managed to track them down and exacted some Jack Burton and The Pork Chop Express justice. I looked them in the eye and said, 'Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it'. It was all in the reflexes.

Sons of biatches must pay.


You know what Jack Burton says in a time like this? Who??
 
2014-08-15 06:46:15 PM  
Oh and don't forget Fark's own  wilw in 'Toy Soldiers'. 

www.imfdb.org
 
2014-08-15 06:48:16 PM  
I'll wait until the 90s and the Adventures of Ford Fairlane, thank you very much
 
2014-08-15 06:50:48 PM  

NuttierThanEver: No Gymkata, no American Ninja? Me no likey


American ninja had that intricate hand shake well not hand shake, he did some weird thing with his hands twisted and everyone went to school the next day to show off they could do it too?
 
2014-08-15 06:53:42 PM  

yakmans_dad: No Buckaroo Banzai? Really? No Buckaroo Banzai! Fark, I am disappoint.


You. You I like.
 
2014-08-15 06:54:44 PM  

Misconduc: ProdigalSigh: GungFu: A little while back, some knuckleheads here amazingly said that BTiLC was not a very good film. I managed to track them down and exacted some Jack Burton and The Pork Chop Express justice. I looked them in the eye and said, 'Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it'. It was all in the reflexes.

Sons of biatches must pay.

You know what Jack Burton says in a time like this? Who??


NOBODY MAILS A CHECK!
 
2014-08-15 07:01:57 PM  

GungFu: Sinbox: 55. The Mission (Joffe, 1986)

RLY?


"Leave me alone. You know what I am."
"Yes. You are a mercenary. You are a slave trader. And you killed your brother. I know. And you loved him... although you chose a strange way to show it."


Roland Joffe's lush masterpiece of violence & redemption from the pen of legendary screenwriter Robert Bolt (Lawrence Of Arabia, Bridge On The River Kwai). Here, DeNiro is in full-on kickass mode defending Jeremy Irons' deep jungle mission from extermination by evil Spanish colonialists. While generally thought of as a drama, the final half hour is balls-to-the-wall action.

Ennio Morricone's score is stunningly beautiful & was one of the most popular soundtracks of the decade.
 
2014-08-15 07:06:39 PM  
Oh...and if I could go back, I'd add John Huston's criminally undersung 1975 action-adventure  The Man Who Would Be King to my 1970s list.
 
2014-08-15 07:13:25 PM  
devildead.com

"If you keep trying, maybe in 1000 years your lists will be adequate"
/oblig.
 
2014-08-15 07:13:52 PM  

Omahawg: I'll wait until the 90s and the Adventures of Ford Fairlane, thank you very much


Here's to you.....sucking my .dick OH!
 
2014-08-15 07:35:01 PM  

Saiga410: I did not see UHF on the list.   FAIL.


i.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-15 07:36:53 PM  

Sinbox: GungFu: Sinbox: 55. The Mission (Joffe, 1986)

RLY?

"Leave me alone. You know what I am."
"Yes. You are a mercenary. You are a slave trader. And you killed your brother. I know. And you loved him... although you chose a strange way to show it."


Roland Joffe's lush masterpiece of violence & redemption from the pen of legendary screenwriter Robert Bolt (Lawrence Of Arabia, Bridge On The River Kwai). Here, DeNiro is in full-on kickass mode defending Jeremy Irons' deep jungle mission from extermination by evil Spanish colonialists. While generally thought of as a drama, the final half hour is balls-to-the-wall action.

Ennio Morricone's score is stunningly beautiful & was one of the most popular soundtracks of the decade.



Was there spinning heel kicks? Witty one-liners? Was anyone ex-military? Was there a montage? A Cannon production? Steroids?
It's clearly not an 80s action flick.
 
2014-08-15 07:43:27 PM  
No Demolition Man?  No Escape from New York?  Not a single farking Mad Max movie?  Then he explicitly mentions that he excluded Terminator.  Does this guy have some grudge against post-apocalyptic movies or something?
 
2014-08-15 07:49:29 PM  
Big Trouble in Little China is a great movie. A great movie.

My opinion has in no way been influenced by what
GungFu said or did. Allegedly said and did. None.
Whatsoever.

img.fark.net
Huge thumbs up to John Carpenter, who gets it.


Lo Pan is not interested in your lists. Where is the girl?
 
2014-08-15 08:05:18 PM  
Watched Road Warrior, Alien and Aliens, Predator, and Predators 2 for the first time last month. Damn fine movies, all of them held up exceptionally well. Only Predators 2 really showed its age, with the crappy CGI and green screen work. Aliens blew me away the most, and easily beats most action movies today.

Discloser: born in 1982, but spent most of the 80's abroad.
 
2014-08-15 08:17:01 PM  
theshootonline.com
 
2014-08-15 08:18:23 PM  
3guys1movie.com
 
2014-08-15 08:20:39 PM  

red5ish: Huge thumbs up to John Carpenter, who gets it.


John Carpenter was not brought upon this world to get it!
 
2014-08-15 08:23:26 PM  

The Banana Thug: Discloser: born in 1982, but spent most of the 80's abroad.


We don't care about your gender reassignment surgery.
 
2014-08-15 08:25:29 PM  
I have a confession to make.

I'm 43 years old, and I have never seen  Commando.

Should I be ashamed?
 
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