Time Out New York reveals the 100 best action movies, as decided by leading film industry figures.
[New York, NY] November 3, 2014: A poll of action cinema’s leading directors, performers, stunt people and film experts have revealed John McTiernan’sDie Hard (1988) as the best action film ever. Time Out New York surveyed over 50 experts to determine the definitive list of the 100 best action movies of all time.
The list, featuring films ranging from the 1890s to present day, reflects a remarkable diversity, with supercharged Hollywood classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Wild Bunch sitting alongside a global bounty of martial-arts masterpieces, including Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon and Jackie Chan’sDrunken Master II. While action cinema is beloved by millions worldwide and enormously successful, the experts also praised lesser-known titles that have gained cult traction, such as Richard C. Sarafian’s 1971 road movie Vanishing Point and William Friedkin’s Sorcerer, which made the cut along with his Oscar-winning The French Connection.