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Our action movies list: Have at it!


French_l_2Now that you’ve had a week to take it in, how are you feeling about EW’s countdown of the 25 best action movies ever?

Full disclosure: I’m not really an action-movie kind of girl. My brain tends to wander if there’s too much happening too fast, and then I start thinking of what I need to pick up from the grocery store (mmmm… bacon), and then I either (a) fall asleep or (b) suddenly snap out of my reverie and ask my annoyed husband exactly how the hell Johnny Depp got out of Davy Jones’ locker.

BUT: I was thrilled to see that a movie I do love, Die Hard, got the No. 1 spot. Other flicks I like that made the cut: Spider-Man 2, The Incredibles (inspired!), The Bourne Supremacy (call me, Matt Damon!), Crouching Tiger, and Speed.

What’s missing? I was surprised to see that William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning film The French Connection(1971), with its legendary car chase (pictured), didn’t make the cut.(By the way, there’s a ”how they did it” tribute to the sequence’ssound effects at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, worth checkingout if you’re in town.)

Anyway… enough about what I think. What about you, PopWatchers?What movies were missing from this list? What got ranked too high/toolow? Compliments/complaints welcome below.