2) Dark knight - directed by Christopher Nolan in 2008, budget of $185,00,000, made a box office in the UK of £11,191,824 and in the USA $158,411,483. The action in this is incredible. It is not the 'sterotypical' gun-violence associated with action films, but a fantasy-style action-thriller with comedy at parts.
3) Spider-man 3 - directed by Sam Raimi in 2007, budget of $258,000,000, made a box office in the UK of £11,827,013 and in the USA $151,116,516. With a budget this large, and based as a fantasy action film, this is a sure of favourite mine. I love the story-line in general throughout the trilogy of spider-man films.
4) Saving private Ryan - directed by Steven Spielberg in 1998, budget of $70,000,000, made a box office in the UK of £2,704,522 and in the USA of $30,576,104. Great film in general, out of all my choices is the most action-based with frequent gun fights throughout the film and exciting action.
5) The hangover - directed by Todd Phillips in 2009, budget of $35,000,000, made a box office in the UK of £2,249,747 and in the USA of $44,979,319. This film is one of my top 5 because of the insane hilarity which is almost a constant throughout. It is second comedy to only my number 1 choice.