Special Report

Best Action Movies Ever Made

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
> Combined score: 2.8 — #42 highest out of 17,276 movies in all genres
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean
> Domestic box office gross: $315.5 million — #84 highest out of 4,230 movies in all genres

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

4. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
> Combined score: 2.8 — #41 highest out of 17,276 movies in all genres
> Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies
> Domestic box office gross: $225.7 million — #169 highest out of 4,230 movies in all genres

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
> Combined score: 2.8 — #25 highest out of 17,276 movies in all genres
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom
> Domestic box office gross: $342.5 million — #62 highest out of 4,230 movies in all genres

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

2. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
> Combined score: 2.8 — #17 highest out of 17,276 movies in all genres
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
> Domestic box office gross: $291.7 million — #101 highest out of 4,230 movies in all genres

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
> Combined score: 2.9 — #13 highest out of 17,276 movies in all genres
> Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine
> Domestic box office gross: $533.7 million — #15 highest out of 4,230 movies in all genres