The art of the action movie trailer has always been of huge interest to me. Since i was a child, I’ve loved watching movie trailers, the old video tapes would have several trailers before the main feature, i would watch my favourites over and over, even if I had already seen the movie. The work that goes into a trailer for an action movie has always impressed me… The editing, the voice over, the music… It’s a perfect blend when it’s done right, and if a trailer doesn’t make you hungry for the movie, then it hasn’t done it’s job.

As any movie fan knows, from the many genres in movies, action movies have always been given the very best trailers, so here’s my personal favourites, the 20 best, ranging from blockbusters to B-movies, from buddy cops to hard-edged thrillers, it’s all here, featuring the greatest stars and some of the greatest filmmakers in action cinema. Plus a healthy dose of cheese….

I’ve tried to keep things mostly to one movie per series, to leave room for others. And although the movie has yet to be released, I had to include the incredible first trailer for the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, as it’s the perfect example of how much a trailer can make you want to see the movie, a stunning movie trailer to wrap things up, let’s hope the movie lives up to it. So in the words of the Joker… Here we go…

The Rock

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Die Hard 2

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUg4gWjOgXs’]

Money Train

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Odo80-WFgM’]

Delta Force 2

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkO2o_auRik’]

Face/Off

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zebJ_NoduE’]

Bad Boys

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GaPkMqAS44′]

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eajuMYNYtuY’]

Judge Dredd

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43-BefmjMFg’]

Mission: Impossible 2

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIpqpRuGrq4′]

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHRf01Gjosk’]

Casino Royale

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK7PbujRUOk’]

The Dark Knight

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ5U8suTUw0′]

Universal Soldier

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TFssY9ZF0′]

Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHhZK-g7wHo’]

Con Air

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXgcE6_xfR0′]

Man Of Steel

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6DJcgm3wNY’]

Turbulence

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arr-4RGgJvU’]

Sudden Death

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyq2TbL1OG8′]

Eraser

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31_OEhX30sY’]

Mad Max: Fury Road

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akX3Is3qBpw’]

If you have any personal favourites of your own, tell us about them in the comments.

 

 

 

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