John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
McTiernan is responsible for three of the greatest action movies ever made: 'Predator', 'Die Hard', and 'The Hunt for Red October'. Doubly surprising when you consider he is currently incarcerated and bankrupt. Anyway, check out these and other action classics.
Terrorists have been having their asses handed to them for a long time now by the few and the brave. Check out these counter-terror golden-oldies, including the original 'Die Hard' and the 90s sensation 'Air Force One'!
Apparently Washington in the 1990s was pretty dangerous, judging by movies like 'Air Force One' and 'Clear and Present Danger' - thank God Harrison Ford was active at the time, or the whole country would have been screwed.
The giants of the action genre from 1980-1999, with every film on here being a complete gem, so it's hard to make a recommendation - but if you haven't seen 'Heat', 'Hard Boiled', or 'Robocop', you're missing out on so, so much. Also check out our 'Best Vintage Action' for even earlier action greats!
80s action screams bigger is better, and you won't find any bigger explosions, guns, or biceps than in this list of the decade's most action-packed movies, including 'Terminator, 'Die Hard', and the original 'RoboCop'!