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Hokit
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Hi again!

What action movies from the 80s do you guys think are the best?

I admit, there's an ulterior motive for this post - I'm curious to see if anyone will nominate titles that I've long forgotten! [Big Grin]

I'll start off with a couple of my faves: The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989). I gotta say I reckon Timothy Dalton should've replaced Roger Moore and Sean Connery as James Bond in all 007 movies in the 80s! And I do think Licence to Kill is one of the BEST Bond movies ever made. Period!

Sorry for the mini-rant [Wink] Can't wait to see the lists!

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The movies that remain to be my favorite 80's action films are:

Predator
Die Hard
Lethal Weapon
Mad Max

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Die Hard is the only 80s action movie. Every other one is "Die Hard, only not as good..."
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Is "The Terminator" Action or SciFi or both?
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First Blood?
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Die Hard
Terminator
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Lethal Weapon
Beverly Hills Cop
Aliens
Empire Strikes Back

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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:
Is "The Terminator" Action or SciFi or both?

I always kinda seen the first Terminator as horror, the second one as sci-fi and the third one as crap [Razz] [Wink]
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I don't know the difference between Action and Suspense and Thrillers....are they all the same?? Or different?

My favs...are:

Lethal Weapon
Die Hard
Tango and Cash
Commando
Silent Rage
48 Hours
Cobra
Nighthawks
Roadhouse
Wisdom

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A few that haven't been mentioned:

The Dead Pool
Raw Deal
Bloodsport

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Die Hard
Lethal Weapon
Nico: Above The Law
Police Story 2
Predator
The Killer
A Better Tomorrow

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First Blood (one of my all time favs)
Predator
American Ninja
Any Chuck Norris Movie

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I have seen Predator on video, too. I own as well the novel tie-in, which I ordered through Biblioquest.
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By the way, has anybody watched Predator 2? And if so, then what did you think of it?
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I'm going to have to go low budget and somewhat obscure here:

Ninja III: The Domination [Big Grin]

Seriously awesome! The opening ninja sequence is the ultimate ninja action ever.

Wish there was a nice widescreen DVD available.

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No Retreat,No Surrender
48 Hours
The Golden Child
Over the Top
Road House
Uncommon Valor
Red Dawn (probably my favorite action movie)

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Above the Law
Action Jackson
Aliens
American Ninja
Armour of God
A Better Tomorrow
Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop 2
Big Trouble in Little China
Bloodsport
Braddock: Missing in Action 3
Cobra
Code of Silence
Commando
Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Destroyer
The Dead Pool
Death Wish 2
Death Wish 3
Die Hard
The Empire Strikes Back
Escape from New York
The Exterminator
Exterminator 2
An Eye for an Eye
Firefox
First Blood
For Your Eyes Only
48 Hrs.
Gotcha!
Heartbreak Ridge
Heat (1986)
The Hunt for Red October
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Invasion U.S.A.
Kickboxer
The Killer (1989)
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
The Living Daylights
Lock Up
Lone Wolf McQuade
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Malone
Midnight Run
Missing in Action
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Murphy's Law
Never Say Never Again
Night Hawks
Octopussy
The Package
Police Story
Police Story 2
Predator
Prime Risk
Project A
Project A 2
The Protector (1985)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rambo III
Raw Deal
Red Dawn
Red Heat
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Return of the Jedi
Road House
The Road Warrior
RoboCop
Runaway
Runaway Train
The Running Man
Running Scared
Savage Streets
Sharky's Machine
Shoot to Kill
Silent Rage
Stakeout
Stick
Sudden Impact
Survival Quest
Tango & Cash
Tank
10 to Midnight
The Terminator
They Live
Tightrope
Uncommon Valor
A View to a Kill
Vigilante
The Young Warriors

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Yeah, what he said... [Big Grin]

Nice list journey...

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Definitely nice list Journey, also liked the ISIS if your into the whole brevity thing. What I didn;t see though was To Live and Die in LA . Another must see from 85 that stars William Petersen before he became Will Grissom. Gritty, unwashed, great beginning & soundtrack, turns you won't see coming, really frantic car chase and Willem Dafoe at his creepiest...and that's pretty creepy. You won't be disappointed.
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quote:
Originally posted by LoverswithCassie:
By the way, has anybody watched Predator 2? And if so, then what did you think of it?

It's well worth watching. Stupid, not nearly as good as the original but good fun and way better than AVP stuff.
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Predator 2 is Worth watching for Busey Alone
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quote:
Originally posted by Earl Keese:
Definitely nice list Journey, also liked the ISIS if your into the whole brevity thing. What I didn;t see though was To Live and Die in LA . Another must see from 85 that stars William Petersen before he became Will Grissom. Gritty, unwashed, great beginning & soundtrack, turns you won't see coming, really frantic car chase and Willem Dafoe at his creepiest...and that's pretty creepy. You won't be disappointed.

Good call on To Live and Die in L.A. - that definitely should have been on my list. Some others I forgot:

Blind Fury
Streets of Fire
Over the Top
Class of 1984
Maximum Overdrive
Outland
The Thing

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Beverly Hills Cop I
Back to the Future
Terminator

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I've only picked pure action movies. For example: no Back to the Future, Indy or To Live and Die in L.A.

1 Robocop
2 The Terminator
3 Savage Streets
4 The Road Warrior
5 Commando
6 The Killer
7 Road House
8 Rocky III
9 Legendary Weapons of China
10 Die Hard

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