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Letterboxd's Top 250 Action Films

LATEST UPDATE: OCTOBER THE 1ST OF 2022

New to the list:
Antonio das Mortes at #84
Pale Flower at #88
The Woman King at #108
Athadu at #196

Gone from the list:
Hera Pheri (no longer classified as an action movie) - was #235
A Touch of Sin - was #248
Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash - was #249
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril - was #250

I was shocked to see no one had made a top 250 for action movies, so I made one myself. To prevent arguments, this list will work off the same rules as Darren Carver-Balsiger's top 250 horror movies list, meaning that if a movie is categorized on this…

  • Harakiri

    1

  • Seven Samurai

    2

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    3

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    4

  • The Dark Knight

    5

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    6

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    7

  • Ran

    8

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    9

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    10

  • Oldboy

    11

  • Inglourious Basterds

    12

  • Love Exposure

    13

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    14

  • M

    15

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    16

  • Children of Men

    17

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    18

  • Akira

    19

  • Star Wars

    20

  • Virumaandi

    21

  • Fallen Angels

    22

  • Inception

    23

  • Heat

    24

  • RRR

    25

  • Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2

    26

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    27

  • Samurai Rebellion

    28

  • Dersu Uzala

    29

  • Rififi

    30

  • The Matrix

    31

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    32

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    33

  • Who Killed Captain Alex?

    34

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    35

  • Aliens

    36

  • Vada Chennai

    37

  • The General

    38

  • On Probation

    39

  • Aaranya Kaandam

    40

  • Pudhupettai

    41

  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

    42

  • Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1

    43

  • 1917

    44

  • Kagemusha

    45

  • Hard Boiled

    46

  • The Incredibles

    47

  • A Touch of Zen

    48

  • Panchatanthiram

    49

  • Logan

    50

  • Stealing Raden Saleh

    51

  • Léon: The Professional

    52

  • A Taxi Driver

    53

  • Scarface

    54

  • Patlabor 2: The Movie

    55

  • Die Hard

    56

  • The Sword of Doom

    57

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    58

  • The Great Silence

    59

  • Hot Fuzz

    60

  • The Hidden Fortress

    61

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    62

  • Sanjuro

    63

  • The Killer

    64

  • Ibrahim El Abyad

    65

  • Thief

    66

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    67

  • Safety Last!

    68

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    69

  • Thalapathi

    70

  • Ghost in the Shell

    71

  • Green Snake

    72

  • Lady Snowblood

    73

  • Return of the Jedi

    74

  • Dragon Inn

    75

  • The Train

    76

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    77

  • Joint Security Area

    78

  • Sonatine

    79

  • Castle in the Sky

    80

  • Haider

    81

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    82

  • Aadukalam

    83

  • Antonio das Mortes

    84

  • The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral

    85

  • Gladiator

    86

  • Jigarthanda

    87

  • Pale Flower

    88

  • Police Story

    89

  • School on Fire

    90

  • Peking Opera Blues

    91

  • Aayirathil Oruvan

    92

  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    93

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    94

  • A Place in the World

    95

  • Heneral Luna

    96

  • Elite Squad

    97

  • Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

    98

  • Pedicab Driver

    99

  • Bullet in the Head

    100