Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Action Movies of All Time

Which action movie ranked above 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' 'Terminator 2' and 'Rambo?'

10. 'Die Hard'

By this point, the Die Hard series is basically about a superhero named John McClane who is impervious to death. He can take down a flying helicopter by ramming a car into it or face down 20 men with machine guns and walk away with barely a scratch. But back in the original 1988 movie, he was merely a New York cop trying to visit his visit his wife in Los Angeles when terrorists take over her office building. He bleeds. His feet hurt. He seems like a real person that just happens to find himself in an extraordinary situation. 

Every aspect of the movie is perfectly constructed. The screenplay has been hailed as a masterpiece and most every action movie director that made a film after this owes a debt of gratitude to John McTiernan. The series is slated to wrap up with one final movie where McClane travels to Japan and once again finds himself somehow entangled with the Nakatomi corporation. It'll be a nice way to bring the series full circle.