1. Die Hard, 1988
Rotten Tomatoes: 8.4/10
This action-packed movie follows Bruce Willis as John McClane, an NYPD officer, as he jumps through elevator shafts and climbs through air vents. McClane is off-duty on Christmas Eve when he flys out to LA to reconcile with his estranged wife at her employer’s Christmas party, the Nakatomi Corporation. The party is well under way when the leader of a crime group, Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), arrives at the party with his henchmen. Gruber and his men seize the tower and take everyone inside as hostages- except McClane, who is able to slip away. Gruber has planned a lucrative heist and with no backup or ability to reach the police, McClane takes things into his own hands to save the hostages, and his wife.