The 25 Best Action Movies
They don’t call ’em motion pictures for nothing. At its heart, film is about motion, forward movement, momentum, unfolding spectacle. In a word, action.
There’s no medium like the movies for telling stories that are about the pure joy of movement, the heart-pounding excitement of grand events taking place before your eyes, the thrill of witnessing brave and foolhardy deeds you’d never attempt in real life. No wonder action films are a beloved movie genre. And these are 25 of our favorites.
(Note: While the overlap with action-oriented subgenres like fantasy, sci-fi and superhero mandated their inclusion here, we did not include Westerns or war films.)