Revisiting the Top 10 Genre Series (ACTION)

Ages ago, I wrote an article stating my intent to re-release my portfolio of film lists which I worked hard on during last year. It has been slow progress but rather than starting off with the larger lists, I will focus on my Top 10 of each genre series. Some of the lists have been updated with new films and certain ones have been swapped around but I hope you will all appreciate my choices. Once again I will kick-off with ACTION….
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“Action is a film genre where one or more heroes is/are thrust into a series of challenges that require physical feats, extended fights and frenetic chases. Story and character development are generally secondary to explosions, fist fights, gunplay and car chases.”

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#1. DIE HARD – 1988

DIRECTOR:JOHN MCTIERNAN
STARRING: BRUCE WILLIS, ALAN RICKMAN, BONNIE BEDELIA, REGENALD VELJOHNSON

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#2. CON-AIR – 1997

DIRECTOR: SIMON WEST
STARRING: NICOLAS CAGE, JOHN MALKOVICH, JOHN CUSACK, VING RHAMES,
STEVE BUSCEMI

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#3. SPEED – 1994

DIRECTOR: JAN DE BONT
STARRING: KEANU REEVES, DENNIS HOPPER, SANDRA BULLOCK, JEFF DANIELS

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#4. THE EXPENDABLES II – 2012

DIRECTOR: SIMON WEST
STARRING: SYLVESTER STALLONE, JASON STATHAM, DOLPH LUNDGREN, BRUCE WILLIS, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

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#5. CASINO ROYALE -2006

DIRECTOR: MARTIN CAMPBELL
STARRING: DANIEL CRAIG, EVA GREEN, MADS MIKKLESEN, JUDI DENCH

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#6. CLIFFHANGER -1993

DIRECTOR: RENNY HARLIN
STARRING:
SYLVESTER STALLONE, JOHN LITHGOW, MICHAEL ROOKER

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#7. VANTAGE POINT -2008

DIRECTOR: PETE TRAVIS
STARRING: DENNIS QUAID, FOREST WHITTAKER, WILLIAM HURT

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#8. TRANSFORMERS -2007

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BAY
STARRING: SHIA LABEOUF, MEGAN FOX, JOHN TURTURRO

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#9. RAMBO -2008

DIRECTOR: SYLVESTER STALLONE
STARRING: SYLVESTER STALLONE, JULIE BENZ, MATTHEW MARSDEN

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#10. THE ROCK -1996

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BAY
STARRING: NICOLAS CAGE, SEAN CONNERY, ED HARRIS

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So it begins…..Die Hard tops this list as expected with Con-Air and Speed not too far behind. Transformers is the new entry on the list. I will revisit my ADVENTURE category very soon!

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