Top 10 Action Movies of All Time

Top 10 Action Movies of All Time

The genre of English Action Movies has eternally entertained the masses.  Most often it’s action and adventure that spice up all Hollywood movies and the medley is so mind-blowing that you simply find it difficult to classify the movie as Horror, Adventure, Suspense, Thriller or any such broad category.  Hence, when I list out my choice of top ten action movies of all time, eyebrows of biased readers and ardent fans may go up.  Here are top ten of my all time favorite Hollywood Action Movies which you sure would love to watch.

Terminator 2: The Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2

This is a Science Fiction Movie released in 1991 and directed by James Cameron. The movie not only had splendid Computer Generated imagery, it was a landmark movie for all the future science fiction movies.

The film Terminator 2: The Judgement Day which is the sequel of Terminator has reconstructed the story so well most viewers found it very easy to relate to the story. The myths regarding Mental Asylum have been portrayed very well in the film. Terminator 2 is a movie you can watch at any point of time without getting bored.

Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars

The first among the series of Star Wars movies was released as early as in 1977. The movies were created by George Lucas. The plot followed the famous good wins evil formula but the movie was much ahead of its time when the first of the series was released in the year 1977.

The sequel to Star Wars trilogy included

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of Jedi (1983)

The aliens have been portrayed very well and have been an example for many future Science Fiction films. It is a hardcore action film and you sure would stay glued to the screens once you begin watching.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The film Raiders of the Lost Ark, released in 1981 is an Action Adventure movie directed by Steven Spielberg. This movie was nominated for 8 Academy Awards in the year it was released.

It is an excellent action movie and has given a fine reflection of the Nazi era. The top ten list of Action movies will be incomplete without this movie.

Air Force One (1997)

Air Force One (1997)

Air Force One is a movie belonging to the Action Thriller category and was released in 1997. The movie has been directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

The plot revolves around how the American President tackles a terrorist attack when aboard the Air Force One. The movie marvelously gives a glimpse into the luxuries the Air Force One offers and the President enjoys. It is a great adventure movie.

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

All the Harry Potter movies are Fantasy Adventure movies and have been directed by different directors. Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban is third of the series of Harry Potter movies. This movie was released in 2004 and was directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

All the Harry Potter movies have very beautifully woven fact and fantasy and I would suggest you watch all of them. But this 2004 movie aces the list of Harry Potter movies for sure.

Other Harry Potter movies include

  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (2007)
  • Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (2009)
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows-Part 1 (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2 (2011)

The Great Escape (1963)

The Great Escape

This 1963 action movie you are sure to remember all your life if you have watched it even once. This movie is based on a book by the same name and narrates and actual incident. The book was authored by Paul Brickhill.

The plot of the movie is about the mass escape of prisoners from the German Camp during World War 2.

Gladiator (2000)


Gladiator which released in 2000 is a historical epic film directed by Ridley Scott. The film was also honored with many Academy Awards.

The movie is tells us how the Emperor’s son avenges his father’s death. The film also gains the credit of reviving a long forgotten history.

Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl (2003)

Pirates of Caribbean

Pirates of Caribbean are another series of Action movies that stay immortal in our minds. The best in the series ofcourse was Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl released in 2003. This movie was directed by Gore Verbinski and Rob Marshall.

In this movie, Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner enter into an unexpected partnership and face a band of cursed pirates.

The other movies in this series are all exceptionally good. Other movies in the series include

  • Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • Pirates of Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  • Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Lord of The Rings Film Trilogy

Lord of The Rings

Lord of the Rings are a trilogy of Epic Adventure Films directed by Peter Jackson. The first of the series, Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring was released in the year 2001. These movies are brilliantly made and based on the book by the same title.

The other movies of this trilogy are

  • Lord Of The Rings,The Two Towers(2002)
  • Lord of the Rings, The Return Of The King (2003)

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix

This is one Science Fiction movie that created a new trend. This movie was directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski and continues to remain a watch worthy movie.

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