Running time: 2h 12min
Directed by John McTiernan
Written by Roderick Thorp (based on the novel by), Jeb Stuart (screenplay by), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay by)
Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Not everyone has seen Die Hard, but most people will at least recognize the name. The original Die Hard from 1988 was a smash hit that started a very successful film franchise and boosted Bruce Willis’s career in Hollywood enormously. The film is considered by many to be one of the best action films ever made – maybe even the best. I do not personally find it to be quite that superb, but it is objectively a great and extremely influential action film, and I understand why some people think it deserves the gold medal in the action genre. It has also been called one of the best Christmas films, and there is, in my opinion, some merit to that as well.