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    Stalag 17

    Black and white movie about a bunch of American prisoners of war held in Nazi Germany. It is one of the first movies to have an antihero. William Holden plays a prisoner who is always finding ways to get stuff from his fellow prisoners (definitely not likable). But when it becomes clear that there is an informer in the barracks and Holden's character takes the blame, he uses his street smarts to first figure out who the informer is and then what to do about it.

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    Magnificent 7

    A absolute rip off of the Seven Samurai (which is also worth watching if you can handle black and white and subtitles), but despite that a great western. 7 gunmen agree to defend a small village from a large pack of bandits. Great shoot outs with Yul Brynner in arguably his most memorable roll.

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    Little big man

    Dustin Hoffman's next movie after the graduate. Hoffman plays an old man recollecting his days living as a Cheyenne and a white man. Richard Mulligan, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway also have memorable performances.

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    Cool hand Luke

    Kind of a borderline action movie, but it has some of the best movie lines of all time including:

    "What we have here is failure to communicate"

    "Nah, calling it you job don't make it right, boss"

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    King Kong (1933)

    Yes, the special effects are terrible by today's standards, but they were cutting edge 80 years ago. This movie spawned two remakes (a terrible one in the late 70's and a watchable one in 2005) because it was so good. The original story of how beauty killed the beast is well worth the watch.

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    Aliens

    This sequel surpasses the original movie (Alien). This movie is loaded with mom's kicking ass to protect children. Arguably Sigourney Weaver's most memorable movie roll at its apex.

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    Has anyone seen the trailer for World War Z? It looks immense!

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    Tarantino Movies always do the trick for me. Lots of action and really good acting/script.

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    Hate to DP, but Tony Ja movies are awesome if you are looking for martial arts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickalous View Post
    Has anyone seen the trailer for World War Z? It looks immense!
    World War Z wasn't all that great :/

    Although, Man of Steel was pretty good this year. I also like Tron Legacy. Why? The effects are awesome, and there are 3 different story-lines if you pay attention. 1: father and son, 2: love story between Quorra and Sam, and 3: God/Evolution.

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    Favorite Action Movies & Why

    Ong Bak (the 1st) - most wicked kick (crushes the guy's chest in the ring)
    Highlander - Immortals & head chopping
    Matrix - You really need to ask why?
    Full Metal Jacket - "slap!" What side was that, Private Pyle?
    Sin City - I wish my parole officer looked like that
    Batman - (w/ Bale & Ledger)
    Twilight - (take the teenage love campy stuff out of it)
    Clash/Wrath of Titans - Again, you really need to ask?
    Lord of Rings/Hobbit -
    X-Men 1st Class - For comic book adapting into movies, this really wasn't bad
    Anything Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or Jet Li is in.
    Bloodsport - (Frank Dux was a true bada$$)
    Kickboxer - I've met/sparred w/ Dennis Alexio

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    Braveheart - inspiring and yet sad
    Dragonheart - touching

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    Xmen movies are pretty badass

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    Matrix 1, Terminator 1, Star Wars Episode 4

    I really like Matrix 1, Terminator 1 and Star Wars Episode 4 which was actually also the first movie.
    Not often a second or third sequel makes it in my top 10.

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    brotherhood of the wolf

    A French action piece that most never heard of. Brotherhood of the Wolf. i have a ton more but i know no one will list this one.

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