Die Hard on an IMDB POLL

by john-hitchcock | created - 14 Jan 2015 | updated - 17 Feb 2015 | Public

The "Die Hard on an X" subgenre of the action film was first popularized by the success of the 1988 movie Die Hard (1988). In the 90's, there was a wave of imitators that would put the setup of Die Hard into a variety of different contexts. Some were actually good, some were very bad, but which is your favorite?

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1. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 342,708 | Gross: $117.54M

Die Hard in an airport.

2. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 498,594 | Gross: $285.76M

Die Hard in a house.

3. Toy Soldiers (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

46 Metascore

A group of troublemaking boys decide to take a stand when terrorists seize control of their boarding school.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 19,992 | Gross: $15.07M

Die Hard at a boarding school.

4. Passenger 57 (1992)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher

Votes: 45,861 | Gross: $44.07M

Die Hard on a commercial plane.

5. Under Siege (1992)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

58 Metascore

An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones, Erika Eleniak

Votes: 79,766 | Gross: $83.36M

Die Hard on a boat.

6. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

Votes: 121,920 | Gross: $84.05M

Die Hard on a mountain.

7. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

78 Metascore

A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 337,285 | Gross: $121.25M

Die Hard on a bus.

8. No Contest (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Andrew Dice Clay takes over a hotel during a beauty pageant taking several pageant contestants hostage since one of them is a rich senator's daughter.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Shannon Tweed, Robert Davi, Andrew Dice Clay, Roddy Piper

Votes: 824

Die Hard at a beauty pageant.

9. Sudden Death (1995)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry, Whittni Wright

Votes: 32,876 | Gross: $20.35M

Die Hard in a hockey arena.

10. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

52 Metascore

Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 44,615 | Gross: $50.02M

Die Hard on a train.

11. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

62 Metascore

When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

Votes: 52,049 | Gross: $56.57M

Die Hard on a commercial plane... again.

12. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 318,439 | Gross: $134.07M

Die Hard in Alcatraz.

13. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 281,160 | Gross: $101.12M

Die Hard on a prison plane.

14. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

23 Metascore

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 76,215 | Gross: $48.61M

Die Hard on a boat... again.

15. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 183,859 | Gross: $172.96M

Die Hard on the President's plane.

16. Point Blank (1998)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Earl Beesley | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Frederic Forrest, Werner Schreyer

Votes: 1,574

Die Hard in a shopping mall.

17. Icebreaker (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama

At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.

Director: David Giancola | Stars: Sean Astin, Bruce Campbell, Stacy Keach, Suzanne Turner

Votes: 1,037

Die Hard at a ski resort.

18. Derailed (2002)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

On an out of control train holding hostages and high-tech bio-weapons agent Kristoff (Van Damme) becomes a one man army to derail the terrorists and save the lives of everyone on board!

Director: Bob Misiorowski | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tomas Arana, Laura Harring, Susan Gibney

Votes: 7,323

Die Hard on a train... again.

19. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

PG | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

39 Metascore

When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez

Votes: 105,072 | Gross: $20.82M

Die Hard in a shopping mall... again.

20. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 259,011 | Gross: $13.41M

Die Hard in a dystopian apartment building.

21. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

41 Metascore

Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 261,994 | Gross: $98.93M

Die Hard in the White House.

22. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

Votes: 209,925 | Gross: $73.10M

Die Hard in the White House... again.

23. Non-Stop (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

56 Metascore

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 253,564 | Gross: $92.17M

Die Hard once again on a commercial airplane.

24. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

72 Metascore

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 807,135 | Gross: $83.01M

I prefer the original Die Hard first and foremost.



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