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Die Hard
is my favorite action movie (obviously) but the concept of multiple assailants taking on a lone hero in a single location is genius and therefore allows for multiple great movies with similar scenarios (although most films are just cheap imitations). Therefore, I like all the Die Hard Scenario films in their own special way, even the bad ones.

Also, I should probably mention Nothing Lasts Forever, the absolutely brilliant, dark novel that started it all. As a writer myself I hope to publish a series of DHS novels called "Security Breach" and also additional DHS titles that are darker than the conventional action film. 

My Top 11 Favorite DHS Films:

Why top 11? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xgx4k83zzc

  1. Air Force One (Die Hard on Air Force One)
  2. Brake (Die Hard in the trunk of a car)
  3. Dredd (Die Hard in a Mega City One housing projects) 
  4. Cliffhanger (Die Hard in the Rocky Mountains)
  5. White House Down (Die Hard in the White House, and no the other film shall not be named)
  6. Speed (Die Hard on a bus... with a bomb)
  7. Con Air (Die Hard on a convict plane)
  8. 16 Blocks (Die Hard in a section of New York City)
  9. Panic Room (Die Hard in a Brownstone panic room)
  10. Under Siege (Die Hard on a battleship)
  11. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (lighthearted, comedy version of Die Hard in a shopping mall)

Honorable mention: Phone Booth (Die Hard in a phone booth) and High Noon. 

My Top 11 Least Favorite DHS Films:

  1. Passenger 57 (Die Hard on a plane. Only good for the villains)
  2. Skyscraper (Die Hard in a skyscraper. Wait, AGAIN?)
  3. Olympus Has Fallen (Die Hard in the White House. Just stupider.)
  4. Speed 2: Cruise Control (Die Hard on a cruise ship)
  5. Snakes on a Plane (Die Hard on a plane... with snakes)
  6. London Has Fallen (Since I hated OHF so much, I doubt LHF will be any better)
  7. Toy Soldiers (Die Hard at a private school)
  8. Icebreaker (Die Hard at a ski resort)
  9. No Contest (Die Hard at a... beauty pageant?)
  10. Firestorm (Die Hard in a forest. Sub-par thriller)
  11. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (Die Hard on a train. Not bad but not nearly as good as the first)

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