Sunday, 24 July 2011

CRAIG'S TOP 10 GENRE SERIES - ACTION

“Action film is a film genre where one or more heroes is/are thrust into a series of challenges that require physical feats, extended fights and frenetic chases. Story and character development are generally secondary to explosions, fist fights, gunplay and car chases.”

#1. THE DARK KNIGHT - 2008
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart


 #2. DIE HARD - 1988
Director: John McTiernan
Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia


#3. CON-AIR - 1997
 Director: Simon West
Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, John Cusack


 #4. SPEED - 1994
Director: Jan De Bont
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock


#5. CASINO ROYALE - 2006
Director: Martin Campbell
Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench


 #6. RAMBO - 2008
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone


#7. CLIFFHANGER - 1993
Director: Renny Harlin
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker


 #8. THE ROCK - 1996
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris


#9. THE EXPENDABLES - 2010
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li


 #10. VANTAGE POINT - 2008   
Director: Pete Travis
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whittaker 


Though this is one of my favourite genres, it was tough to actually name a list of strong action films, with a couple of contenders on here not exactly being well received by many. Then I realise I'm the film buff and it's my choice for the fact these films actually entertain me a lot and are worthy of the list though most of them won't make my top 100 overall. Tough call to win this but I chose DARK KNIGHT as it was an awesome experience on the big screen to watch though I suppose DIE HARD or CON-AIR would have been more stronger contenders if they too had been watched in a cinema. Next up is ADVENTURE.

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