10 Best Classic Action Movies, Ranked


In the action genre, there are certain classic films that stand out for their high quality and entertaining storylines. These movies have remained engaging throughout the years and feature iconic characters and scenes. Here are ten of the best action films:

1. Bullitt (1968) - Steve McQueen stars in this film, which is best known for its iconic extended chase scene through San Francisco.

2. Air Force One (1997) - In this film, Harrison Ford plays a friendly President who must save his plane from terrorists. The movie also includes thrilling aerial dogfights.

3. The General (1926) - Buster Keaton takes on a different role in this film about a train engineer chasing down Union soldiers who have taken his lover.


4. Face/Off (1997) - John Travolta and Nicholas Cage take on each other's identities in this action-packed film. The movie features iconic moments and a unique plot.

5. The French Connection (1971) - Gene Hackman plays an NYPD detective who is determined to apprehend a French drug lord. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

6. First Blood (1982) - Sylvester Stallone stars as Rambo, a Vietnam War veteran who must navigate the struggles of post-war life. The film raises awareness of the challenges faced by veterans.

7. Dirty Harry (1971) - Clint Eastwood plays a tough San Francisco cop who goes up against a sadistic killer. The film features memorable quotes and intense action.


8. Police Story (1985) - Jackie Chan performs incredible stunts in this film about a police officer taking down enforcers. The movie combines impressive action with comedic moments.

9. Die Hard (1988) - Bruce Willis shines as Lt. John McClane, who single-handedly takes on a group of terrorists in a Los Angeles skyscraper. The film is known for its memorable dialogue and relatable characters.

10. Enter The Dragon (1973) - Bruce Lee stars in this film about a martial artist who infiltrates a criminal organization. The fight scenes are technically impressive and the final showdown is unforgettable.

These action films continue to captivate audiences with their thrilling plots and memorable characters.