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Mennonite 12:14 PM 06-05-2021
Raiders of the Lost Ark and First Blood are classics, but I have a soft spot for the cheesier ones with bad one liners with over the top violence.


My favorite dumb (but awesome!) action flick is Invasion U.S.A. (1985) starring Chuck Norris and the immortal Richard Lynch.

You don't get scenes like this in modern action movies:




So what are some of your favorites?
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KCUnited 12:52 PM 06-05-2021
I'm a sucker for 80s era 'Nam movies and would love some recs

I remember watching wide eye as a kid and loving Uncommon Valor

Them Adidas


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Mennonite 12:59 PM 06-05-2021
Serious movies or cheesy?

Have you seen The Siege of Firebase Gloria? Hamburger Hill? Casualties of War?



Would movies about returning war vets qualify? You ever see Rolling Thunder starring William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones?
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KCUnited 01:23 PM 06-05-2021
Originally Posted by Mennonite:
Serious movies or cheesy?

Have you seen The Siege of Firebase Gloria? Hamburger Hill? Casualties of War?



Would movies about returning war vets qualify? You ever see Rolling Thunder starring William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones?
They're all serious to me

j/k, good question. I lean cheesy with an emphasis on action. I know they all have some serious baseline but I'm not into night ruiners like a Schindler's List.

I've seen Hamburger Hill, Platoon, etc. All awesome. Would love some more B-sides from the 80s in that style.

Not to sidetrack your thread though. All action recs are appreciated.
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Mennonite 01:37 PM 06-05-2021
Originally Posted by KCUnited:
They're all serious to me

j/k, good question. I lean cheesy with an emphasis on action.


Eastern Condors (1987)? Bullet in the Head (1990)? Welcome Home Soldier Boys (1971)?
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PurpleJesus28 02:04 PM 06-05-2021



The answer is always Predator,although it is action/sci-fi.I'll have to think of some other movies,theres plenty more to choose from.
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Deberg_1990 04:54 PM 06-05-2021
Anything with Steven Seagal
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CoMoChief 05:04 PM 06-05-2021
Expendables franchise
John Wick franchise
Under Siege
Tango and Cash
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ThaVirus 05:31 PM 06-05-2021
I feel like Terminator 2, Predator and Aliens have to top anyone's list.

Total Recall is awesome.

I'm not sure if it's action or more action adventure but I love the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies.
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eDave 06:41 PM 06-05-2021
I'm a closeted Fast & Furious franchise fan.

Indiana Jones, Star Trek and Star Wars are great action movies for me as well.

And Face Off. It's so bad but I love it. I've just recently been able to flip past Road House without watching. Point Break needs another run on cable (and not the new one).

Other mentions: Die Hards, Terminators, Wicks, Matrices, Mad Maxs, The Wild Bunch.
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srvy 07:12 PM 06-05-2021
Escape from NY Snake Pliskin.


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srvy 07:15 PM 06-05-2021
Big Trouble in Little China.


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Deberg_1990 07:38 PM 06-05-2021
Originally Posted by eDave:
I'm a closeted Fast & Furious franchise fan.

Indiana Jones, Star Trek and Star Wars are great action movies for me as well.

And Face Off. It's so bad but I love it. I've just recently been able to flip past Road House without watching. Point Break needs another run on cable (and not the new one).

Other mentions: Die Hards, Terminators, Wicks, Matrices, Mad Maxs, The Wild Bunch.
F&F is ok, but uses waay to much sped up camera trickery and fake CGI for my taste.

All the others you mentioned are great.
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lawrenceRaider 07:48 PM 06-05-2021
Originally Posted by srvy:
Escape from NY Snake Pliskin.

Soldier is a great one.
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Buehler445 07:58 PM 06-05-2021
Originally Posted by Deberg_1990:
F&F is ok, but uses waay to much sped up camera trickery and fake CGI for my taste.

All the others you mentioned are great.
Physics man. Itís blatant disregard for physics. First one worked back in the day.

Didnít see anymore for awhile until I was flipping through and there were two mustangs pulling a safe. It was the dumbest shit Iíve ever seen ever. That was written produced filmed and edited by guys that have never pulled a load ever.

Physics. I can only suspend disbelief so far.
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