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The 100 best action movies: actors, directors and stunt performers, A-L

The world’s leading action stars, directors and critics pick the best action movies ever, including martial-arts movies, explosive stunts and the best action thrillers

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How did we choose the 100 best action movies of all time? We went straight to the experts and polled people who have created some of the greatest action films ever made. We asked each of them for their ten favorite action movies. From there we calculated the top 100 overall best action movies. Here, you'll find the personal selections of actors, directors and stunt performers including Gareth Evans (director of The Raid and The Raid 2) andJohn McTiernan (director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October).

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John McTiernan

John McTiernan

John McTiernan is the director of Die Hard (1988), Predator(1987) and The Hunt for Red October (1990), among other films.

1. Alien (1979)
2. Avatar (2009)
3. Chinatown (1974)
4. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
5. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
6. The Duellists (1977)
7. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
8. Fargo (1996)
9. The Horse Soldiers (1959)
10. The Hour of the World (1968)
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