The history of Action Movies part 1

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Dr No [DVD]
1.  Dr No [DVD] DVD ~ Sean Connery
The list author says:
  "1962 is when this begins. Dr. No has near enough everything that appears in later action movies."
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Goldfinger [DVD]
2.  Goldfinger [DVD] DVD ~ Sean Connery
The list author says:
  "This built on what Dr. No Created and upped the action."
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Where Eagles Dare  [1968] [DVD]
3.  Where Eagles Dare [1968] [DVD] DVD ~ Clint Eastwood
The list author says:
  "One of the most action packed movies of the 60's."
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Bullitt (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
4.  Bullitt (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Steve McQueen
The list author says:
  "The car chase. Thats all i need to say. Absolute classic the way chases should be done with no music and just the sound of the engine. This is also a good action movie for the 60s"
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service [DVD]
5.  On Her Majesty's Secret Service [DVD] DVD ~ George Lazenby
The list author says:
  "The last movie from the 60s on the list is certainly one of the great action movies."
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Dirty Harry - Special Edition [DVD]
6.  Dirty Harry - Special Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Clint Eastwood
The list author says:
  "Hello 70s and hello psychopathic heros and villans."
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The French Connection [DVD]
7.  The French Connection [DVD] DVD ~ Gene Hackman
The list author says:
  "A brilliant story with some great action sequences and is also an oscar winner which is very unusual for action movies."
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Get Carter [1971] [DVD]
8.  Get Carter [1971] [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Caine
The list author says:
  "Classic British action/gangster movie. A very Dark movie though."
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Shaft [DVD] [1971]
9.  Shaft [DVD] [1971] DVD ~ Richard Roundtree
The list author says:
  "Blaxploitation. This film is great, one of the best action movies of the 70s."
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Fist Of Fury: Platinum Edition [DVD]
10.  Fist Of Fury: Platinum Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Robert Baker
The list author says:
  "Although very different from the other is still an action movie and a good one at that."
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Enter The Dragon (Special Edition) [DVD]
11.  Enter The Dragon (Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Bruce Lee
The list author says:
  "The ultimate martial arts film with outstanding fight sequences and hasn't dated at all."
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The Getaway  [DVD]
12.  The Getaway [DVD] DVD ~ Steve McQueen
The list author says:
  "Another McQueen and another brilliant flick."
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Shaft's Big Score [DVD]
13.  Shaft's Big Score [DVD] DVD ~ Richard Roundtree
The list author says:
  "A decent action movie and decent sequal has some brilliant set pieces."
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McQ (Spanish Import)
14.  McQ (Spanish Import) DVD ~ John Sturges
The list author says:
  "Although not that good it has its moments expecially the chase on the beach."
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Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD]
15.  Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Mark Hamill
The list author says:
  "I think you can class this as an action movie if so its one of the greatest of all time and one of the best movies ever made."
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Mad Max [1979] [DVD]
16.  Mad Max [1979] [DVD] DVD ~ Mel Gibson
The list author says:
  "This is a great action movie alright. One of the best and saddest and a perfect close to the 70s"
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Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (Limited Edition) [DVD]
17.  Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (Limited Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Mark Hamill
The list author says:
  "The best star wars film ever is not only one of the best movies of the 80s but one of the greatest action films of all time."
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Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD]
18.  Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "This is my favourite film and generally im going to call it the ultimate action movie. Classic"
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Mad Max 2 - Road Warrior [1981] [DVD]
19.  Mad Max 2 - Road Warrior [1981] [DVD] DVD ~ Mel Gibson
The list author says:
  "Mad Max 2 what can i say about this that hasn't been said before this movie is near enough a flawless action movie and a gem of the genre."
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48 Hours [1983] [DVD]
20.  48 Hours [1983] [DVD] DVD ~ Nick Nolte
The list author says:
  "A rather funny film and one of eddie murphy's best films."
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First Blood [DVD]
21.  First Blood [DVD] DVD ~ Sylvester Stallone
The list author says:
  "Rambo. Need i say more. It the best Rambo film by far."
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The Terminator - Definitive Edition [DVD]
22.  The Terminator - Definitive Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
The list author says:
  "Terminator is a hi octaine ruthless and someways scary action flick."
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Beverly Hills Cop [DVD] [1985]
23.  Beverly Hills Cop [DVD] [1985] DVD ~ Eddie Murphy
The list author says:
  "Eddie murphy at his best in this exciting movie."
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A Better Tomorrow - 2 Disc Ultimate Edition (Limited Steelbook) [1986] [DVD]
24.  A Better Tomorrow - 2 Disc Ultimate Edition (Limited Steelbook) [1986] [DVD] DVD ~ Waise Lee
The list author says:
  "No action list is complete with out this. The start of the Slow motion stylish gun play."
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Aliens - Definitive Edition [DVD] [1986]
25.  Aliens - Definitive Edition [DVD] [1986] DVD ~ Sigourney Weaver
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest sequals ever made is also a different turn from the first film and its better. James Cameron at his best."
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