Die Hard

Lists: Action, Thriller, Christmas movies

Brief Synopsis: "NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down."

Overall Ranking: 215 (Rank from 1988: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 68.18%
Regular 22.73%
Half-Popped 9.09%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Other Movies in the Series

  • Die Hard 2
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Good Day To Die Hard, A
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  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Sober Film Critic James Brown100(full review)
    James Patrick100
    Tim The Film Guy100(full review)
    Jay of Life Vs Film100(full review)
    Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews98(full review)
    Gorgon Reviews97
    Dave Examines Movies97(full review)
    Matt Wells97
    Dan O'Neill95 - Die Hard is a great action classic, filled with over-the-top action, little shades of humor, and a very realistic protagonist. Without this film we wouldn’t have the big-time action films of the 90′s or today.
    (full review)
    Skooch95(full review)
    CinemaVisitor Erik90
    Patrick Devitt90
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest88(full review)
    Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
    David Baruffi88
    Bryan Lienesch81 - Greatest/only Christmas action movie of all time.
    Thomas Pollock80
    Today I Watched A Movie80(full review)
    Carrie B80
    Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael70(full review)
    J Collins60

    People Involved

  • Bruce Willis (John McClane)
  • Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber)
  • Reginald VelJohnson (Sgt. Al Powell)
  • Bonnie Bedelia (Holly Gennero McClane)
  • Alexander Godunov (Karl)
  • Paul Gleason (Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson)
  • William Atherton (Richard Thornburg)
  • Devoreaux White (Argyle)
  • Hart Bochner (Harry Ellis)
  • Dennis Hayden (Eddie)
  • James Shigeta (Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi)
  • Robert Davi (FBI Special Agent Johnson)
  • Bob Jennings (Cameraman)
  • (Director)
  • (Director)
  • John McTiernan (Director)