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The Die Hard film series is one of the most critically and commercially successful and popular action film series released by Hollywood. The series is composed of the five Die Hard films: Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Day to Die Hard. which all follow reluctant hero John McClane as he finds himself in the "wrong place at the wrong time" and must fight terrorists and save his loved ones. Combined, all five films have so far grossed over $1.2 billion dollars from the original released in 1988 to the fifth film's release in 2013.

The series has also spawned six video games and a comic series Die Hard: Year One.

Due to it's popularity and cult-like status, the Die Hard series has also become a magnet of pop culture parodies, references, and homages.


Die Hard (1988)[]

Main article: Die Hard

In the franchise's first film, McClane takes on an internationally-based group of thugs who seized control of the Nakatomi Plaza and took hostages in the 30th floor in an attempt to steal $640 millions of bearer bonds in the building's vault. The main antagonists in this movie are Hans Gruber, Karl Vreski, Theo and Eddie.

Die Hard 2 (1990)[]

Main article: Die Hard 2

In the second film, McClane battles a rogue former military unit who takes control of the landing systems and instruments of Dulles International Airport during a night time blizzard to rescue an imprisoned drug lord from custody. The main antagonists in this movie are Colonel Stuart, General Ramon Esperanza and Major Grant.

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)[]

Main article: Die Hard with a Vengeance

At the third film, the suspended McClane teams up with shopkeeper Zeus Carver to play a terrorist's sadistic game of "Simon Says" to stop a series of bombings in New York City The main antagonists is this movie are Simon Gruber, Mathias Targo and Katya.

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)[]

Main article: Live Free or Die Hard

In the fourth film, McClane and computer hacker Matt Farrell tries to stop a group of cyber-terrorists who are performing a deadly cyber-attack to shut down the entire infrastructure of the United States. The main antagonists in this movie are Thomas Gabriel, Mai Linh, Trey and Emerson.

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)[]

Main article: A Good Day to Die Hard

In the fifth film, McClane travels to Russia to help his estranged son John "Jack" McClane Jr. held in a Russian prison and discovers that Jack is a CIA operative out to prevent Russian terrorists from getting their hands on weapons-grade uranium. The main antagonists in this movie are Yuri Komarov, Viktor Chagarin, Irina Komarov and Alik.