This one was harder to do than the previous decades as I tried to stick to more traditional action films and left out SW and CBM's. 10. The Fast & The Furious I never thought this would turn into a deacade plus spanning franchise that is about to deliver it's 6th movie, but the first was a cool slice of a little known sub-culture with a great heist sequence and a fantastic final showdown between Dom and Brian that worked as an adrenaline pumping set piece and as a character scene. 9. Man on Fire Quentin Tarantino called it "The Godfather of Revenge movies", critics with PC mindsets didn't like it, some people had issues with the editing style Tony Scott used, I personally think it's badass with Denzel at the top of his game and a sweet central story of hope between his burnt out killer and Dakota Fanning's upbeat little girl, amidst the dynamic violence. 8. The Bourne Identity Comfortably my favourite of the amnesiac assassin trilogy, it has the most heart, the best car chase, a great sequence in the Swiss bank and my favourite fight scene of the series, the way that assassin crashes through the window still makes me jump lol. 7. Shooter I think this one is really underrated, a quality political thriller with a couple of great set pieces that utilizes the lead characters sniping expertize really well. 6 Bad Boys II Crass, politically incorrect, overlong they cry! I don't care is my reply. The action is just badass with not one but two of the best car chases ever and some great shootouts, along with some laughs as Smith and Lawrence play off each other so well. 5. Mission Impossible II I think this film is harshly critiqued, the car chase/dance is beautiful, the infiltration sequence is masterful and the bike chase/shootout finale is one of the finest action sequences ever crafted IMO. 4. A Bittersweet Life I hesitate to call it an action movie as while it has two outstanding action sequences it is more of a drama/thriller, but the two sequences are so good and the intensity of the revenge and redemption story knit them together beautifully. 3. Live Free or Die Hard Not enough f bombs and blood for some but for me this is the best sequel in the franchise and a damn fine action film. The analogue McClane against a digital era threat was a good set up and the action sequences were superb as McClane faces a parkour specialist assassin and takes on an F-35 with a big rig truck! 2. Mission Impossible III The most emotionally charged MI movie with the best villain of the series, portrayed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman with a chilling performance. The rescue mission, the Vatican infiltration and kidnap, the amazing bridge sequence and Ethan's race to save Julia all deliver on the action front. 1. Casino Royale The greatest secret agent of them all returned yet again with a new face but the same director as the similarly outstanding Brosnan debut. For me this is the best Bond film ever with a great journey for the character and some great action sequences, including the stunning opening foot chase and the airport ROTA-esque sequence as Bond tries to prevent a plane being bombed. Bond was back in a big way!