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The "250 key movies" rated and reviewed in the book Action! The Action Movie A-Z (1997) by Marshall Julius.

Author's ratings:
1-14 *****, 15-22 ****½, 23-51 ****, 52-92: ***½, 93-140: ***, 141-182: **½, 183-211 **, 212-226 *½, 227-244 *, 245-250 ½

"Vengeful cops and car chases, lunatic villains and martial arts masters, male-bonding, gun fights and super secret agents, swords and sorcerers, wartime Nazi-bashing, boys' own adventures, casual destruction and general death-defiance... this is what we want to see, and if you feel the same way, "Action!" is for you, a fan's guide to the wackiest genre of 'em all, with 250 key movies rated and reviewed" -Introduction

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  1. 1 +4

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 17 top lists Check
  2. 2 +44

    Commando

    1985, in 2 top lists Check
  3. 3 +62

    Die Hard

    1988, in 21 top lists Check
  4. 4 +64

    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 17 top lists Check
  5. 5 +73

    Enter the Dragon

    1973, in 14 top lists Check
  6. 6 +79

    First Blood

    1982, in 5 top lists Check
  7. 7 +116

    Lethal Weapon

    1987, in 5 top lists Check
  8. 8 +123

    Mad Max 2

    1981 — a.k.a. The Road Warrior, in 14 top lists Check
  9. 9 +163

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981 — a.k.a. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, in 29 top lists Check
  10. 10 +177

    RoboCop

    1987, in 15 top lists Check
  11. 11 +195

    Speed

    1994, in 9 top lists Check
  12. 12 +196

    Star Wars

    1977, in 40 top lists Check
  13. 13 +210

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 27 top lists Check
  14. 14 +208

    The Terminator

    1984, in 24 top lists Check
  15. 15 +27

    Cliffhanger

    1993, in 3 top lists Check
  16. 16 +58

    Jui kuen

    1978 — a.k.a. Drunken Master, in 9 top lists Check
  17. 17 +91

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    1984, in 11 top lists Check
  18. 18 +104

    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 23 top lists Check
  19. 19 +164

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 18 top lists Check
  20. 20 +56

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  21. 21 +186

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    1977, in 4 top lists Check
  22. 22 +228

    Zulu

    1964, in 8 top lists Check
  23. 23 +70

    48 Hrs.

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  24. 24 -20

    Adventures of Don Juan

    1948, in 1 top list Check
  25. 25 -19

    Aliens

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  26. 26 -18

    American Ninja

    1985, in 1 top list Check
  27. 27 -18

    American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  28. 28 +3

    Blue Thunder

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  29. 29 +26

    Death Race 2000

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
  30. 30 +32

    Demolition Man

    1993, in 1 top list Check
  31. 31 +32

    Desperado

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 32 +32

    Diamonds Are Forever

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  33. 33 +47

    Escape from New York

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
  34. 34 +53

    Flash Gordon

    1980, in 5 top lists Check
  35. 35 +64

    Goldfinger

    1964, in 15 top lists Check
  36. 36 +69

    Highlander

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 37 +87

    Lethal Weapon 2

    1989, in 4 top lists Check
  38. 38 +89

    Live and Let Die

    1973, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 39 +91

    Mad Max

    1979, in 13 top lists Check
  40. 40 +122

    Ging chaat goo si

    1985 — a.k.a. Police Story, in 10 top lists Check
  41. 41 +125

    Predator

    1987, in 9 top lists Check
  42. 42 +133

    Rapid Fire

    1992, in 1 top list Check
  43. 43 +142

    Road House

    1989, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 44 +147

    Romancing the Stone

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
  45. 45 +153

    Shogun Assassin

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 46 +58

    The Hidden

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  47. 47 +149

    The Running Man

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  48. 48 +183

    Timecop

    1994, in 1 top list Check
  49. 49 +183

    Total Recall

    1990, in 8 top lists Check
  50. 50 +187

    Under Siege

    1992, in 2 top lists Check