Thursday, October 04, 2007

Greatest action sequences ever

As a self-professed movie nut I love compiling lists...and through the magic of YOUTUBE I can bring these scenes to you in vived color. So, respect the moment and crank your volume up to a righteous level and enjoy.

1. Without a doubt the best action sequence of all time is from Apocalypse can probably guess the scene...

2. This next scene is the best shootout ever recorded...Al Pacino & Robert DeNiro are just cool.

3. I had trouble not ranking this scene's the final chase sequence from The Road Warrior.


4. Fight scenes are a staple of any action flick, and this sequence is arguably the best opening fight scene of all time.

5. Matt Damon has blossumed into perhaps the best action star out there, and here is the unforgettable chase scene from The Bourne Identity.

6. This is the best foot chase ever...from the newest James Bond film, Casino Royale. WARNING: If you have vertigo or are afraid of heights, watch at your own risk.

7. It is true, a stuntman was killed during the filming of this scene but it is too stirring and gripping to leave off the list...I give you the chariot race from Ben Hur.

8. Though historically completely inaccurate the movie 300 was visually spectacular.

9. This scene is awesome visually...Enter the Dragon, end fight.

10. This next clip is a conglomeration of fight scenes from the 2003 version of Zatoichi and shows why you never should mess with a blind monk.

11. Foreign films capture in surreal fashion the grit and beauty of action cinema, and no movie was better at this than the French film Brotherhood Of The Wolf.

12. Ya gotta love fight scenes, especially when Jet Li is throwin' down. Here is the final fight in Romeo Must Die.

13. No countdown of great action scenes would be complete without the iconic car chase from Steve McQueen's Bullitt.

14. This next scene may go down as the best battle scene of all time, the charge of the Rohirrim from Return Of The King.

15. Raiders Of The Lost Ark started by grabbing the nape of your neck and never letting go.

16. Quite simply the lobby shootout in The Matrix was the coolest and most innovative scene of its kind to date.

17. For sheer imagery and coolness no fight scene beats the skeleton battle from Jason And The Argonauts.

More lists in the future...