Shawn's Top 30 Films - #10: Die Hard

We’re into the big shit now!

As much as A Good Day to Die Hard seemingly tried to sully the good name of the franchise, nothing could ever taint the original Die Hard. It was so influential that it birthed the whole concept of the “Die Hard on a ____" sub-genre of action movies. You have a fantastic central performance by Bruce Willis (back when he gave a shit) portraying one of the greatest protagonists in cinema history. He squares off against Alan Rickman, who in turn is portraying one of the greatest villains in cinema history. You put those characters in the middle of a fantastic script and you get….well you get Die Hard. Fuck analogies, don’t need ‘em. Die Hard is amazing.