25 best 80s movies of all-time

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Actor Michael J. Fox attends the Back to the Future reunion with fans in celebration of the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD on October 21, 2015 at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Actor Michael J. Fox attends the Back to the Future reunion with fans in celebration of the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD on October 21, 2015 at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) /
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CENTURY CITY, CA – JANUARY 31: Actor Bruce Willis attends the Twentieth Century Fox Celebrates 25 Years Of “Die Hard” event at Fox Studio Lot on January 31, 2013 in Century City, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) /

The best 80s movies of all-time No. 10: Die Hard

Speaking of Christmas movies (yes, it is, folks), let’s talk about one of the greatest action movies of all time, Die Hard. The film is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever for those at home who aren’t aware.

John McClane is a police detective who gets mixed up in a terrorist takeover upon visiting his estranged wife. Schwarzenegger and Stallone turned down the role of McClane, and they finally settled in on Bruce Willis, whose life was never the same after the movie came out.

One man vs. Twelve terrorists sounds like a daunting task for any man, but McClane is willing to risk his life to ensure the safety of his wife. I loved the strategic way that writers Jeb Stuart and Steven de Souza wrote the character because McClane isn’t a likable guy and he really doesn’t want to save the day, but by the end of the movie, he becomes the hero he didn’t want to be.

Willis was fantastic casting because he elevates the part to another level. He nails the one-liners to a T and takes that sarcastic tone of McClane and runs with it.

Die Hard was one of my first introductions into the world of Action and like the franchise itself, neither of us have looked back.