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NFT: Rank the Die Hard Movies

Essex : 6/16/2019 8:46 am
1. Die Hard
2. Live free or Die Hard (Die Hard 4
3. Die Hard 2
4. Die hard with a Vengeance (Die Hard 3).
5. A Good Day to Die Hard (Die Hard 5).

Donít think any question at 1 and 5, but lots of debate in middle

I thought 2 was one of the worst.  
robbieballs2003 : 6/16/2019 8:47 am : link
I'd put 3 above 2.
RE: I thought 2 was one of the worst.  
MadPlaid : 6/16/2019 8:50 am : link
In comment 14473435 robbieballs2003 said:
I'd put 3 above 2.

Agree. Iíd put 2 last
It's been so long since I've seen them. The first is the only one  
Ira : 6/16/2019 8:50 am : link
that's outstanding. But 2, 3 and 4 are very watchable. I've never seen 5. Maybe that's a good thing.
Die Hard  
pjcas18 : 6/16/2019 9:28 am : link

with a big gap between #1 and the rest

Die Hard with a Vengeance
Die Hard 2
Live Free or Die Hard

Never saw #5
FranchiseQB : 6/16/2019 9:30 am : link
1. Die Hard

Rubbish. All the others.
RE: Ok  
mfsd : 6/16/2019 9:36 am : link
In comment 14473456 FranchiseQB said:
1. Die Hard

Rubbish. All the others.


Whichever one had Samuel Jackson in it was awful, I gave up on the franchise after that.
you're insane if it's not  
mattlawson : 6/16/2019 9:45 am : link
Die hard 1.
Die hard 3.
Did they make any others?
Die Hard 2  
Phil in LA : 6/16/2019 9:57 am : link
is horrible. Terribly directed with major timing issues. One is great and 3 is fine.
1's a classic  
Torrag : 6/16/2019 10:36 am : link
3's a good movie.

The rest are forgettable.
Hans Gruber  
RobCarpenter : 6/16/2019 11:11 am : link
Such a fantastic, fun, absurd villain.

Only the first one had a great sense of humor. The rest were just money grabs. Especially 2.

Although I did enjoy the part in the one with Kevin Smith where they are driving around Woodlawn MD - which is where I once worked - and it looked nothing like it whatsoever.
Are we going to rank the Jaws movies next?  
Mad Mike : 6/16/2019 11:14 am : link
Cause it's pretty much the same list that goes 1 deep.
1, 4, 2, 3  
RomanWH : 6/16/2019 12:11 pm : link
3 was a good one until about 3/4 through the movie... the ending was a massive letdown. IMO, the movie becomes overrated due to the finale with Simon.

2 always gets bashed but held true to what made Die Hard great. Terrorists take over a thing, hold it hostage, one cop has to try to save the day from within; 1 was a building. 2 was an airport. 3 was NYC. 4 was the country. 5 was hot garbage and should be stricken from our memories.
5 was incredibly bad  
Earl the goat : 6/16/2019 12:14 pm : link
But thatís what happens to sequels 90% of the time
1, 3, 4, 5, 2.  
Klaatu : 6/16/2019 12:56 pm : link
I put 3 second because I thought Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson gave very good performances. 4 third for Timothy Olyphant and Justin Long. Also very good, but a notch below Irons and Jackson.
Insanity that anyone would think 5 was not the worst Die Hard Movie  
SirYesSir : 6/16/2019 4:33 pm : link
absolutely awful.


The correct list is

1. Of course
3. A strong movie
2. Under-rated. If you ranked it second I wouldn't argue
4. also good, but lacks the grittiness of the first three

5. so, so stupid
The one with Maggie Q was awful  
Vanzetti : 6/16/2019 4:41 pm : link
Was that 4.0?

Have not see the last one, Probably watch it one night after a bad Giants loss
If you like them enough to watch all five.  
81_Great_Dane : 6/16/2019 7:13 pm : link
Then may I suggest this for your reading pleasure.
Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History - ( New Window )
I never saw 5  
BestFeature : 6/16/2019 8:01 pm : link
I thought 4 was the worst. I don't even remember 2, I can't remember when I last saw it. Might be close to 20 years ago. I always felt that Die Hard with a Vengeance was easily the best. I know it's not a popular opinion. I like that the movie takes place in different settings. The first Die Hard took place all in one building. It's very good don't get me wrong, but I thought the third one was more dynamic. I also really like that Die Hard with a Vengeance took place mostly during the day. This may sound stupid but it was more uplifting to me as a result. Too many dark scenes can be depressing.
Die Hard 6: Natural Causes  
madgiantscow009 : 6/17/2019 1:10 am : link
(not my joke, read it on internet).
Purchased the DVD set yesterday...  
Route 9 : 6/17/2019 3:32 am : link
Die Hard 1
Die Hard 3
Die Hard 4
Die Hard 2

Never saw 5, will get to it sometime. 4 wound up being not as bad as I thought it'd be, a lot of the friends in my inner circle weren't interested. So, meh, didn't care and saw it anyway. I'll watch LFODH when it comes on and I thought Timothy Olyphant did a great job as the main villain.

Just liked that time in my life... June 2007: Benoit story was hot, Sopranos ending, Britney is nuts, started to travel more.

Side notes: How forced Justin Long was in the 2000s? What on earth did he do to land in so many movies back then? I still really feel LFODH could've been better if he wasn't in it. Never thought his typecast, wimpy, awakward, nerd, male character was ever useful to me in every sense of the world, and he just wasn't funny at all.

As crazy as this sounds they shouldve put a female along side Bruce for that one. Zooey Deschanel or something, haha. Those big eyes watching things explode.
Kind of scary that they made 5 of them  
Jimmy Googs : 6/17/2019 6:22 am : link
and scarier that people on here know that...
RE: Kind of scary that they made 5 of them  
Klaatu : 6/17/2019 7:25 am : link
In comment 14473965 Jimmy Googs said:
and scarier that people on here know that...

Why is it scary? Hollywood has been making sequels and series's (I hope that's correct) almost from the time they began making movies. Why should a Die Hard series be "scarier" than any other?
Well even The Godfather  
Jimmy Googs : 6/17/2019 9:11 am : link
stopped at 3...
RE: Well even The Godfather  
Klaatu : 6/17/2019 11:04 am : link
In comment 14474048 Jimmy Googs said:
stopped at 3...

Which really is an anomaly.
The first one is still great after all these years.  
Heisenberg : 6/17/2019 11:13 am : link
the rest are mostly crap. I thought #3 was really good until they got to this part.

The Raylan Givens hacker one was preposterous and I never made it through the Russian one with the son.
RE: The first one is still great after all these years.  
x meadowlander : 6/17/2019 1:39 pm : link
In comment 14474188 Heisenberg said:
the rest are mostly crap. I thought #3 was really good until they got to this part.
They're all shit. Fun shit.

I don't understand how the truck pipe fight scene is what put you over the edge - did you expect that NOT to happen? I'm surprised they didn't add sharks to it!
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