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After a major assist from "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," 2016 edged past 2015 to become the biggest year ever at the domestic box office.

Action movies dominated the top 10 films of the year, from superhero blockbusters like "Deadpool" to the "Jungle Book" remake. To celebrate the genre that gave us Hans Gruber and a two-hour car chase, PrettyFamous, an entertainment data site by Graphiq, ranked the greatest action movies of all time.

The data experts looked at all action films with over 15,000 IMDb votes and ranked them on their Smart Rating -- a score out of 100 that takes into account a movie's IMDb rating, Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer and Audience Score, Gracenote rating, Metacritic Metascore and the inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross. Ties were broken on box office gross.

From classics like "Seven Samurai" to modern greats like "The Hurt Locker," here are the top action flicks of all time.

Note: Descriptions are sourced (with minor edits) from Gracenote.

Compiled by Alex Greer, PrettyFamous.com