Tagged: Action

The best ’80s action movies arguably represents a list of the greatest action movies of all time. The Terminator, Die Hard, and Raiders of the Lost Ark were all released in the 1980s, after all. Those three films are just the tip of the iceberg. You also have Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, Aliens, and many more good 1980s action movies. What do you think are the top ’80s action movies? Vote up your favorites from the list of 1980s action films below. With all of these amazing choices, it may be tough to narrow down the very best ’80s action movies. What do you believe defines the greatest action movies of the ’80s? Should they be non-stop action from start to finish like Commando or can they build tension slowly like Predator? Are the top ’80s action movies ultra-violent like RoboCop or do you prefer something a bit goofier like Big Trouble in Little China? Good 1980s action films can even be more serious-minded fare like Platoon or Ran. You get to decide the best and the rest with your votes.

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Tron (1982)

Tron Quote: “Games? You want games, I’ll give you games ” – Kevin Flynn Disney’s “Tron” digitally dazzled the world as revolutionary work of art: the identity discs, the concept of a computerized world, and visuals that to this day haven’t been replicated in their inventiveness and effort. But one...

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Under Siege (1992)

Under Siege Quote: “My name is Jordan Tate. I’m Miss July ’89. I was hired to jump out of the cake, but I got really airsick on the way over here so this guy gave me these pills and I don’t know what happened, and I guess I fell asleep.”...

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Gleaming The Cube (1989)

Gleaming The Cube Quote: “Don’t give me a jerk-off handjob!” – Bobby Nguyen Gleaming the Cube (also known as A Brother’s Justice and Skate or Die) is an American film released in 1989. It featured Christian Slater as Brian Kelly, a 16-year-old skateboarder investigating the death of his adopted Vietnamese...

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Last Action Hero (1993)

Last Action Hero Quote: “Well I’m sorry to disappoint you but you’re gonna live to enjoy all the glorious fruits life has got to offer – acne, shaving, premature ejaculation… and your first divorce.” – Jack Slater Arnold Schwarzenegger considered “Last Action Hero” the beginning of the end of his...

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Road House (1989)

Road House Quote: “All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.” – Dalton “Road House” invented the good bad movie. But was...

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Heat (1995)

Heat Quote: “Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner….” – Neil McCauley Was “Heat” a star-studded, heart-racing heist movie or a bloated collection of subplots better suited to a mini-series?...

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The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator Quote: “I’m a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told she was here. Could I see her please?” – The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day...

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Big Trouble in Little China Quote: “When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right...