Tangled List: Action Movies, 1983-2008

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Can you name the best action movies from 1983-2008, according to Entertainment Weekly?

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Four foreign-language movies appear on the list in reverse chronological order (1, 2, 3, 4). There is also one English-language sequel to a foreign-language movie (5).
Movies representing seven trilogies appear on this list. Three are the first film in their trilogy (6, 7, 8), three are second (9, 10, 11), and one is last (12).
If we stretch beyond trilogies, there are six movies (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) from four-part franchises, as well as the next-to-last movie of a 22-part series (19).
Three movies on this list were nominated for the Best Motion Picture Oscar, but lost (20, 21, 22).
Two movies on this list were scored by Michael Giacchino (23, 24).
Only one writer makes four appearances on this list (25, 26, 27, 28), three of which he also directed.
Four movies on this list had fights choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping, and appear in the list in reverse chronological order (29, 30, 31, 32).
Movies on this list include actors famous for playing Severus Snape (33), Sirius Black (34), Albus Dumbledore (35) ...
... Padme Amidala (36), Mace Windu (37), and a Charlie's Angel (38).
One of the movies above this position on the list was directed by the lead actor of the movie in this position (39).
Four movies are adapted from books (40, 41, 42, 43), and one is adapted from a comic book (44).
One of the movies above this position on the list was written by the actor who played Hawkins in the movie in this position (45).
'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is too old, but list movies include one each from its director (46), its star (47), and the guy who said, 'You throw me the idol ...' (48).
One of the movies above this position on the list featured a character named Pick-Up Guy (49), played by the director of the film in this position.
Three movies are directed by a man named John (50, 51, 52), two by a Paul (53, 54), one by a George (55) and none by a Ringo.
There's more than one kind of 'best picture' Oscar for feature films. Three 'best picture' winners are on this list, each winning a different sort of Oscar (56, 57, 58).
Three movies take place centuries past (59, 60, 61), while three take place primarily in the future (62, 63, 64).
Two movies on the list have no prequels and exactly one sequel (65, 66).
Only one film on the list also has its sequel on the list (67).
The main characters in five of the films are municipal police officers (68, 69, 70, 71, 72).
Actors who played main/title characters named Jack (73), James (74), Dutch (75) and Tequila (76) appeared as other characters in movies on the list (respectively, 77, 78, 79, 80).
There are only two movies in which the (human) title character dies (81, 82).
The forgotten action movie 'Assassins' is not on the list, but there are movies from its director (83), writers (84), male lead (85), second male lead (86) and female lead (87).
Only one movie takes place off-Earth, although two movies are named for extraterrestrial characters (88, 89).
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