Where do action movies fall on your list of cinema genres? Obviously, that’s a rhetorical question because they are always near the top of the list! So, if we’re talking to you, there’s only one thing to say, in the best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice possible…
Can you create your top five action movies of all time? Better yet, if you were among a group of cinephile friends, could you draft a team of five surefire action movie hits? To that, we say, “Put on your big boy pants and let’s get started!”
If you missed it, we have done a couple of great movie genre drafts on our podcast “Down the Rabbit Hole.” Our great horror movie tournament is ending, which means it is time to deep dive into another genre. This time, we need an adrenaline spike — action movies!
What films made your jaw drop, got your blood pumping, practicing fighting moves in the mirror, and even going back to the gym?
Lock in Your Calendars for Action, Nov 7-8
On November 7 and 8, 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT, MoviesMatrix will bring you an action movie draft of Xenomorph Queen proportions! The draft will consist of 20 teams — each to select their favorite five action films available in the draft. And like always, we’re doing it live on our Podcast both nights.
Each team will be entered into a single-elimination tournament where the winners will be selected and voted on Twitter by you. The champion of the tournament will be crowned with the ultimate form of respect as the Action Cinephile Grand Champion!
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This edition of MoviesMatrixMadness will take over “The Greatest Movie Draft” in action — 20 teams, 100 movies. That’s not enough room of the collection of fantastic action movies cinema has treated us.
In fact, we have a variety of genres these action movies draft will span — and there are several. Let’s take a brief look at just a few of the movies under each genre from which our steroid-induced cinephiles will get to select:
- The Matrix
- T2: Judgement Day
- Men in Black
- Die Hard
- Dirty Harry
- Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse
- The Dark Knight
- Avengers: Endgame
- The Bourne Identity
- Casino Royale
- MI: Fallout
- Saving Private Ryan
- First Blood
- King Kong
- Jurassic Park
- Kill Bill, Vol. 1
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Choice is Yours
As part of their deal upon winning their respective championships, each winner is permitted a little spotlight time, so here are the past draft winners:
- Animated Movie Draft: Chad
- Comic Book Movie Draft: Amanda
- Sports Movie Draft: Jason
- Comedy Movie Draft: Deibs
- Greatest DC Comics Film/TV Series Draft: Deibs
- Horror Movie Draft: Larry
- Action Movie Draft: You Decide