They don't call 'em motion pictures for nothing. At its heart, film is about motion, forward movement, momentum, unfolding spectacle. In a word, action.
There's no medium like the movies for telling stories that are about the pure joy of movement, the heart-pounding excitement of grand events taking place before your eyes, the thrill of witnessing brave and foolhardy deeds you'd never attempt in real life. No wonder action films are a beloved movie genre. And these are 25 of our favorites.
Trends come and go, but Hollywood's always been good at blowing stuff up. With ''Die Hard 4'' about to strike, we rank the movies that delivered the biggest bang for the buck, from No. 25 to No. 1