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From the man, the myth, the legend jovan_scorn: Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Action Movies of all time. Bolding the ones I've seen, and you can do the same if you wanna play along. Too lazy to count them all up but I'm batting nearly .500, and if this was baseball numbers like that would get you into the Hall of Fame.

The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Dr. No (1962, UK)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964, UK) ( # 19)
Zulu (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
The Train (1965)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Point Blank (1967)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Bullitt (1968)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
The Wild Bunch (1969) ( # 13)
Airport (1970)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Duel (1971)
The French Connection (1971)
Shaft (1971)
Deliverance (1972)
The Getaway (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Enter the Dragon (1973) ( # 15)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Jaws (1975)
Rollerball (1975)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Black Sunday (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
Mad Max (1979)
The Warriors (1979)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ( # 12)
Escape from New York (1981)
Mad Max 2 (1981) (aka The Road Warrior) ( # 4)
Nighthawks (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) ( # 3)
48 Hrs. (1982)
First Blood (1982)
Fitzcarraldo (1982, W. Germ.)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
Commando (1985)
Police Story (1985)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Runaway Train (1985)
Aliens (1986) ( # 2)
Raw Deal (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Lethal Weapon (1987) (and sequels) ( # 24)
Police Story 2 (1987)
Predator (1987) ( # 22)
Robocop (1987) ( # 14)
The Untouchables (1987)
Die Hard (1988) ( # 1)
Hard Boiled (1988)
Red Heat (1988)
The Abyss (1989)
Batman (1989)
The Killer (1989, HK)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
La Femme Nikita (1990, Fr./It.)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Total Recall (1990)
Backdraft (1991)
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Point Break (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) ( # 10)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Hard-Boiled (1992) ( # 9)
Passenger 57 (1992)
Patriot Games (1992)
Under Siege (1992)
Demolition Man (1993)
The Fugitive (1993)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Supercop 2 (1993)
True Romance (1993)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Drop Zone (1994)
Drunken Master II (1994) (aka The Legend of Drunken Master) ( # 23)
Fist of Legend (1994)
Iron Monkey (1994)
Leon (1994) (aka The Professional)
Speed (1994) ( # 11)
True Lies (1994)
Bad Boys (1995)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Desperado (1995)
Heat (1995)
First Strike (1996)
Independence Day (1996)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
The Rock (1996)
Set It Off (1996)
Twister (1996)
Air Force One (1997)
Con Air (1997)
Face/Off (1997)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Gattaca (1997)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Volcano (1997)
Armageddon (1998)
Deep Impact (1998)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Ronin (1998)
Run Lola Run (1998)
Rush Hour (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998) ( # 8)
Fight Club (1999)
The Matrix (1999) ( # 5)
Three Kings (1999)
Charlie's Angels (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) ( # 16)
Gladiator (2000) ( # 7)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Shaft (2000)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Spy Kids (2001)
Spider-Man (2002)
Kill Bill - Vol. 1 (2003) ( # 20)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ( # 17)
The Incredibles (2004) (animated) ( # 25)
Spider-Man 2 (2004) ( # 21)


EW ranked the Top 25 by number, in case you're curious. Though the list is kind of suspect - Titanic isn't exactly what I'd call an "action movie", at least not in the same vein as Rambo, Terminator, or Robocop. But it's still a fun way to kill some time on a Sunday afternoon.

[EDIT]: Finally counted them all up after all. Very nearly hit 75%...apparently I'm a big fan of senseless violence. Who knew?
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