mad max fury road“Mad Max: Fury Road.”Warner Bros.Not just a contemporary phenomenon, action movies have been a consistent box-office draw for decades and the best of them have earned laudatory reviews from film critics.

The list we compiled here from the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes includes the site’s most critically acclaimed films featuring an “Action & Adventure” tag. We excluded animated films and any movie that leaned more toward adventure than action.

The site ranked movies by an adjusted critical score that Rotten Tomatoes derived from a weighted formula to account for the variation in number of reviews for each film.

Their eclectic list includes several entries from the James Bond franchise, a number of classic Westerns, and contemporary acclaimed hits like “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Baby Driver.” 

Here the 73 best action movies of all time, according to critics: