101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

The same editors who produce the yearly 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Books have also created six companion books to go with them. They concentrate on six genres - Action, Cult, Gangster, Horror, Sci-fi, and War. They are named 101 [one of the six genres] Movies You Must See Before You Die.

These are not completely separate lists of movies, though. Of the 607 total movies (Action has 102 entries) 261 of them also appear in the main 1,001 Movies list. That leaves 346 entries that are unique to these genre books.

The list below are the 102 Action movies (the two Kill Bill movies appeared as a single entry). If you go into List view it…

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  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Perils of Pauline
  • Safety Last!
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • Captain Blood
  • The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • The Mark of Zorro
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Wages of Fear
  • North by Northwest
  • From Russia with Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Thunderball
  • Come Drink with Me
  • Our Man Flint
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Airport
  • The Anderson Tapes
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Dirty Harry
  • Five Fingers of Death
  • The Getaway
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • Slaughter
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Foxy Brown
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Death Race 2000
  • Rollerball
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Cannonball
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • The Driver
  • Drunken Master
  • The Five Venoms
  • Superman
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • Knightriders
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 48 Hrs.
  • First Blood
  • The Shaolin Temple
  • Commando
  • Police Story
  • Top Gun
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Bloodsport
  • Die Hard
  • Batman
  • The Killer
  • La Femme Nikita
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Point Break
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Patriot Games
  • Under Siege
  • The Fugitive
  • The Heroic Trio
  • In the Line of Fire
  • Iron Monkey
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • The Crow
  • Fist of Legend
  • Leon: The Professional
  • Speed
  • True Lies
  • Bad Boys
  • Desperado
  • GoldenEye
  • Mission: Impossible
  • The Rock
  • Air Force One
  • Face/Off
  • Con Air
  • Armageddon
  • Blade
  • Taxi
  • Ronin
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Gladiator
  • X-Men
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • Spider-Man
  • The Transporter
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
  • District B13
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Casino Royale
  • 300
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Dark Knight
  • Iron Man