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action movie (plural action movies)

  1. A motion picture whose storyline involves fast-paced activity and conflict, usually including such elements as a heroic protagonist, violent fights, acrobatic stunts, chase scenes, and gunplay.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger is an iconic star of action movies.
    • 2017 December 1, Tom Breihan, “Mad Max: Fury Road might already be the best action movie ever made”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      It takes a whole lot to turn The Road Warrior into an afterthought. George Miller’s second Mad Max movie, released in 1981, is a total masterpiece, and it’s one of the defining action movies of the ’80s, the golden age of the action movie.


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