Last Updated on 26 February 2024

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 50 best Christmas action movies of all time.

I found 23 different ranked lists online of “best Christmas action movies of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation. You may not consider them all to be Christmas movies, but the people who made these lists did. See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 23 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print out, followed by the ranked list.

  1. Die Hard (1988)
  2. Lethal Weapon (1987)
  3. Batman Returns (1992)
  4. Violent Night (2022)
  5. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
  6. Die Hard 2 (1990)
  7. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
  8. Reindeer Games (2000)
  9. Fatman (2020)
  10. Enemy of the State (1998)
  11. Home Alone (1990)
  12. Iron Man 3 (2013)
  13. Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
  14. Shazam! (2019)
  15. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
  16. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  17. The Tower (2012)
  18. Cobra (1986)
  19. Rocky IV (1985)
  20. Gremlins (1984)
  21. Dark Angel (I Come In Peace) (1990)
  22. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)
  23. Death Race (2008)
  24. First Blood (1982)
  25. Jingle All the Way (1996)
  26. Silent Night (2023)
  27. RED (2010)
  28. The Silent Partner (1978)
  29. The Ice Harvest (2005)
  30. Riot (1996)
  31. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  32. The Jacket (2005)
  33. Snowpiercer (2013)
  34. The Day of the Beast (1995)
  35. 12 Monkeys (1995)
  36. End of Days (1999)
  37. Rare Exports (2010)
  38. Ronin (1998)
  39. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
  40. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
  41. Run All Night (2015)
  42. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
  43. The Bourne Identity (2002)
  44. Powder Blue (2009)
  45. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
  46. Death Wish 3 (1985)
  47. Detective Knight: Redemption (2022)
  48. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
  49. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  50. Christmas Bounty (2013)

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