According to film buffs, the first action movie ever made was probably "The Great Train Robbery" back in 1903. At a whopping 12 minutes long, it was also an early example of a Western and, you know, featured a train robbery. Action movies have come a long way since then and we've had a wide variety of styles and themes. You have sci-fi action like "Alien" and "Terminator" and martial arts action like "Enter the Dragon." There are Western action movies like "The Magnificent Seven" or war-themed action movies like "The Great Escape." You can pretty much mix action with any other genre and make a heck of a fun movie as a result. It's one of the only genres where it doesn't even matter if the story is good so long as the action is all top notch. Fun is key in an action movie.
There have been some killer action flicks over the years, especially throughout the '80s and '90s. Some clearly stand the test of time and have carved out a niche for themselves as classics of the genre. They're so good that you can watch them again and again and just put yourself right in the action, too. Of course, if you were an actor you could have legit been in those movies. The question is, which one? Why not take our quiz and see?
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