In many cases, a good action movie allows the viewer to switch their brain off for a while and just enjoy the exciting visuals on the screen. But the greatest action movies of all time offer so much more than amazing stunts and huge explosions!

Top 10 Action Movies of All Time

And… action! A count down of picks for the Top 10 Action Movies of All Time. Some serious action and mayhem in these movies!

Die Hard (1988)

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The greatest action film ever? Probably. It spawned a host of sequels, dozens of pale imitations and a handful of quotable catchphrases!

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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You might not be able to breathe for around 120 minutes if you are watching this feast of action. Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa takes no prisoners!

The Matrix (1999)

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Forget the sequels. As a standalone film, The Matrix is almost peerless as an action film. Almost every five minutes there's a new coolest scene ever!

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark introduced us to one of cinema's greatest heroes: Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. One of the best films of any genre ever.

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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The iconic buddy cop movie. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover start getting too old as LAPD officers Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh.
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