Top 10 Smartest Decisions In Action Movies

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    Fighting can only get action heroes so far, sometimes they need to outsmart the bad guys! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Action Films! But what will take the top spot on our list? Tricking the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, fighting the Xenomorph Queen with a powerloader in Aliens, or heading back to the Citadel in Mad Max: Fury Road? Watch to find out!
    #10. Attaching the Explosive Charge to the Villain
    #9. Placing Weapons in the Escape Route
    #8. Counting Down the Pen Grenade
    #7. Closing Their Eyes When the Ark Is Opened
    #6. Taping a Gun to His Back
    #5. Using Mud as Camouflage
    #4. Capturing the Bus Cam for a ReRun
    #3, #2, #1?
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  •  2 месяца назад +27

    This video and Action Week is brought to you by Just Cause 4! Own it now!

    • Moon kitty paws Ladynior 36
      Moon kitty paws Ladynior 36 2 месяца назад

      Top 10 Japanese monsters

    • Johnny Fountains
      Johnny Fountains 2 месяца назад +1

      I loved Janelle from t2

    • Real King K
      Real King K 2 месяца назад

      More of smartest choices plz

    • 1211scotty
      1211scotty 2 месяца назад the Arnold Schwarzenegger (Predator war cry) scene sparked and idea - top 10 most Alpha (or badass) scenes in action movies

    • Byson's Life
      Byson's Life 2 месяца назад

      I'm 12

  • nstacpoole
    nstacpoole 4 дня назад

    Directive 4 on Robocop. Removed Robocops “superhuman” strength and reduced him to ensuring he had absolute proof to capture his criminals. And what about that “Dick, Your FIRED!!!”, “Thank you” boom boom boom.

  • Keith
    Keith 7 дней назад

    Smartest decision was when Rorschach mailed his journal to the press before confronting Ozymandias in The Watchmen. Also, if you haven't seen The Watchmen, that is a poor decision.

  • Ahhdidzz matrix
    Ahhdidzz matrix 11 дней назад

    John Wick From Fortnite yay!!! 2:25

  • TheMattwolf
    TheMattwolf 12 дней назад

    Danny going back through his tracks to fool his dad in The Shining.

  • Howard  Wilson
    Howard Wilson 13 дней назад +1

    #5 should've been #1.

  • DIO Brando
    DIO Brando 14 дней назад

    Jontron: Clock Tower
    Jon Uses Ham To Kill Scissorman

  • Joe Sycamore
    Joe Sycamore 17 дней назад

    Ripley is the best and her one liner unbeatable

  • toh ping Tiang
    toh ping Tiang 19 дней назад

    It has a special internet browsing history in the ark

  • Mr Memes
    Mr Memes 21 день назад

    *Lets not split up, ok?*

  • Dat Tall Guy
    Dat Tall Guy 23 дня назад

    T-800: Your foster parents are dead
    John: Like I ever gave a shit about them...

  • ThatGuyNorm
    ThatGuyNorm 24 дня назад

    Goldeneye is still my favorite BOND movie

  • Yavuz Yurur
    Yavuz Yurur 25 дней назад

    How about taping a gun to the toilet and coming out shooting ?

  • Robert Byrd
    Robert Byrd 26 дней назад

    Aw... you didn't show what the T-1000 did to the foster father. I mean, there must have been milk everywhere!

  • ms nicole
    ms nicole Месяц назад


  • Lucy_ Playz8
    Lucy_ Playz8 Месяц назад

    sexy female characters in horror movies will most likely die
    •they trip over air
    •there boobs weight them down (it’s true)
    •they scream about everything which would lead the killer to them
    •they always try to flirt with the killer

  • Anna Fowdy
    Anna Fowdy Месяц назад

    Ian nearly died, but at least the kids were safe.

  • Terror TV
    Terror TV Месяц назад

    "Get away from her you b***h!"

  • Tanke Royale
    Tanke Royale Месяц назад

    Smartest decision switching to Geico before high adrenaline high speed chase with explosions and gunfire.... Saved so much money!

  • Victor Escamilla
    Victor Escamilla Месяц назад

    so starlord is in both smarterst and dumbest decisions in movies... one is honorable mention, the other should be the first one tho..

  • Canisticus
    Canisticus Месяц назад +1

    My favorite is “Dick... you’re FIRED!!” (RoboCop, 1987)

  • Tycho Petri
    Tycho Petri Месяц назад

    Smartest action heroes: James Bond or somebody playd by Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Charles M
    Charles M Месяц назад

    How about killing the son in the Mist? Turned out the crazy cult lady was right.

  • LK HartlyLion
    LK HartlyLion Месяц назад

    I actually clicked on this video to check if they included that ship ramming from The Last Jedi cause if they did, *May They Have Mercy* :/

  • Russell McKinney
    Russell McKinney Месяц назад

    There's supposedly a deleted scene in Empire Strikes back where the rebels are retreating from Hoth, one of the rebels rips a do not open sticker off of a door. A storm trooper opens the door and is grabbed by a Tampa. Another storm trooper shuts the door and hears the first one being eaten.

  • Daniel Skrivan
    Daniel Skrivan Месяц назад +3

    Safe - the girl's decision to shoot the bad guy instead of letting Statham fight him.

  • Michael Richter
    Michael Richter Месяц назад

    Alien: "Dang, Ripley in her yellow mech suit!! Im foiled, foiled I tell you!!...oh woe is meeeee!!"

  • SergeantPsycho
    SergeantPsycho Месяц назад

    Probably not entirely high on the list, but in Star Trek: First Contact, Worf repairs his ripped space suit using a cable from a borg drone while fighting on the outside of the Enterprise's hull.

  • Gabriel Divine
    Gabriel Divine Месяц назад

    JC4? Really? Well .. bad for you :)

  • Stuart Hollingsead
    Stuart Hollingsead Месяц назад

    #1 lists are subjective
    #2 this list sucks
    #3 Indiana Jones and the last crusade Holy Grail?
    #4 Star wars use the force luke?
    #5 Jurrasic park, Stand still, it can't see you.
    #6 The Godfather eleminate dirty cop
    #7 Ben Hur chariot race
    #8 The sandlot - kid faking drowning
    lists suck dude, move on

    • Anna Fowdy
      Anna Fowdy 26 дней назад

      Bogus. T-Rex had binocular vision even better than an eagle's.

  • João Lucas Lopes
    João Lucas Lopes Месяц назад

    More honorable mentions:
    - check the pulse (pacific rim)
    - keep an extra memory of jarvis (avengers: age of ultron)
    - drop the fuse out of the boat (batman: the dark knight)
    - keep secret about your evil plan (watchmen)

  • João Lucas Lopes
    João Lucas Lopes Месяц назад

    Sorry my english
    8:32 in that case i think the villain that was really dumb
    8:42 dammed malcom, i would replace that with the kitchen scene
    9:12 oh yeah

  • Mick J
    Mick J Месяц назад

    You could say tho that the dumbest decision was Indy wasting his time with the Nazi's at all since they would have died anyway

  • T@wesomE
    T@wesomE Месяц назад

    Always think twice before act i always say!

  • Theema Leelanusman
    Theema Leelanusman 2 месяца назад

    Predator is a horror film.
    edit: alien too.

  • Metal13 Wolfgang
    Metal13 Wolfgang 2 месяца назад


  • Metal13 Wolfgang
    Metal13 Wolfgang 2 месяца назад


  • greg20067
    greg20067 2 месяца назад +3

    I think number 1 is indiana Jones just shooting the guy with the sword

  • gumm cottente
    gumm cottente 2 месяца назад


  • Sr. El Boogie
    Sr. El Boogie 2 месяца назад

    You talk as if these characters are real ...thank the screen writers .

  • Benjámin Kurilla
    Benjámin Kurilla 2 месяца назад

    As much as I love Predator, I don't consider using mud as camouflage a smarter than avarage decision, since Arni discovered it's effect accidently.

  • Carl Stawicki
    Carl Stawicki 2 месяца назад

    [SPOILER] Bruce Willis in the Death Wish remake worked it out so he could legitimately kill the bad guys in the end. He purchased guns legally and waited for the bad guys to break into his home before finishing them off. It was legit home defence in the eyes of the law.

  • The Meme Master
    The Meme Master 2 месяца назад

    *Always shoot twice*

  • Russell McLaurin
    Russell McLaurin 2 месяца назад

    this watchmojo was brought to you by just crash 4, Gameplay at its finest, 20 minutes at a time!

  • Crazywrestler2000
    Crazywrestler2000 2 месяца назад

    The smartest decision is when PFC Jenette Vasquez becomes John Connor's foster mother.

  • The Retro Brooklynite 007
    The Retro Brooklynite 007 2 месяца назад

    Thought it was cool that James Cameron, John Mctiernan, and Martian Campbell each had 2 of their movies on this list

  • Victoria Dixon
    Victoria Dixon 2 месяца назад

    #1 is clever. I forgot about that.

  • Yvette Szentesi
    Yvette Szentesi 2 месяца назад

    "Get away from her you B*TCH!"
    Chew on that Rey! That is what a female lead role is all about.

  • Darth Bane
    Darth Bane 2 месяца назад

    This video should be all the times when the hero actually kills the villain.

  • sibsing
    sibsing 2 месяца назад


  • sibsing
    sibsing 2 месяца назад +1

    Let's go beit shemesh;-);-);-);-);-)

  • JAM 20
    JAM 20 2 месяца назад

    4:37 - John Cena or Thomas Haden Church, Please Let Me know

  • Karim Godoy
    Karim Godoy 2 месяца назад

    Olvidate de esas baleadas!

  • MarvelFox Morty
    MarvelFox Morty 2 месяца назад

    *Your Foster Parents is dead*

  • Tino5135
    Tino5135 2 месяца назад

    Seriously try it with your parents ask about the dog with the wrong name! If they agree with you with the wrong name don't go home is T-1000

  • Colin Maghran
    Colin Maghran 2 месяца назад

    Anyone else think of Fortnite when they said john wick?

  • Caleb Davis
    Caleb Davis 2 месяца назад

    *24/7 the thunder will roll*

  • Shanbo26
    Shanbo26 2 месяца назад

    Actually, he had a 50/50 chance of it going boom or not. Best to play the safe side.

  • Jason Toddman
    Jason Toddman 2 месяца назад +2

    Too bad Ripley wasn't smart enough to think to check the motion sensors before leaving the dropship and re-entering the main hold aboard the Sulaco. Observation courtesy of how It Should have Happened.

  • Nick Butler
    Nick Butler 2 месяца назад

    I wish It had Hannibal Lecters escape

  • Rayan
    Rayan 2 месяца назад +2

    Is no one gonna mention that in infinity war tony observed everyone's power and came up with a plan on how to defeat Thanos...

  • Anubhav Sinhq
    Anubhav Sinhq 2 месяца назад +34

    I saw a movie once where instead of fighting the ghost the hero ran away to get the police and stood outside and let the cops do their job , in my opinion that was the smartest move ever

    • General Coma
      General Coma Месяц назад

      +Anubhav Sinhq Actually, the smartest thing possible for him to do would have just been to run away and put the whole thing out of his mind since he wasn't one of the people the monster was going after. The only reason it attacked him at all was just because he was in the house where it was all going on.

    • Anubhav Sinhq
      Anubhav Sinhq Месяц назад

      +General Coma yup the police failed but he was alive at the end of it, and that was because of his decision to flee and go the police station and bring the cops with him, so he did the smartest thing possible.

    • General Coma
      General Coma Месяц назад

      +Anubhav Sinhq Except if you remember, the cops failed horribly at stopping the monster. Plus, in reality the police never respond in time to actually help people,just to clean up the mess afterwards.
      Remember: When you only have seconds to spare, the cops are just minutes away.

    • Anubhav Sinhq
      Anubhav Sinhq 2 месяца назад +4

      +nik 227 yup lights out.. haha I was laughing at that scene but then realised damn that man is smart.

    • nik 227
      nik 227 2 месяца назад +7

      Lights out

  • OriginalTharios
    OriginalTharios 2 месяца назад

    The top 5 should've been...
    1) Ripley (you might be a badass, but you will never be "Ellen Ripley fighting an alien horror in a mech-suit" badass)
    2) Taken (there were ridiculous parts, but that was the best thing she could do, and props to her character for being able to do it)
    3) T2 (really a classic move...but the movie was just so good anyway)
    4) Predator (good awareness, good use of the environment)
    5) Die Hard (never show your cards...)

  • KingOfMadCows
    KingOfMadCows 2 месяца назад

    Nuking the site from orbit was a good decision too.

  • cpav2
    cpav2 2 месяца назад +15

    Actually the Terminator screwed up. He should have played along and told the T-1000 that he (John Conner) would be home for dinner late that night. The T-1000 would have stayed at the house and John and the Terminator would have a head start to pick up Sarah Conner without interference.

    • jp3813
      jp3813 Месяц назад

      +Marcos Nonato He did that b/c the T-800 abruptly hung up on him.

    • Marcos Nonato
      Marcos Nonato Месяц назад +1

      There's a deleted scene where after, the T-1000 kills the dog and check its nametag. So..

    • enigmayshi
      enigmayshi Месяц назад

      It's also possible that the T1000 picked up on the fact that it was a Machine Imitating Johns voice and the T800 knew that if it wasn't Johns Mom that the T1000 would realize that. Hence him hanging up right after getting the T1000 to say the wrong name for the dog.

    • Merc Kitsuné
      Merc Kitsuné Месяц назад

      even as a highly avanced robot,you cant analyse every situation without errors.

  • J Harley Media
    J Harley Media 2 месяца назад

    Bad Ass idea! Loved it!

  • Vincent Dilworth
    Vincent Dilworth 2 месяца назад +2

    The smartest decision was in payback,when the bomb rigged to mel Gibson's house phone was used to kill the big bad in the end.

  • Plz Cme
    Plz Cme 2 месяца назад

    Honorable Mentions for the Top 10 Jojo fight comebacks.

  • FBI Agent lmao
    FBI Agent lmao 2 месяца назад +1

    Us arresting tekashi 69

  • Ps2 Gamer
    Ps2 Gamer 2 месяца назад


  • moldvox
    moldvox 2 месяца назад

    Choosing the katana in Pulp Fiction.

  • Raptor Jesus
    Raptor Jesus 2 месяца назад

    everyone knows that all of these pale in comparison to the smartest move ever!
    "splitting up to cover more ground!"

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil 2 месяца назад

    Speaking to Eywa for help before the battle - Avatar.

    • Sam Kresil
      Sam Kresil 2 месяца назад

      But Avatar is more Sci-Fi, anyway.

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil 2 месяца назад

    Jurassic Park is more of Sci-Fi.

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil 2 месяца назад

    Suck on that, Ellis.

  • JasonWadeDunn
    JasonWadeDunn 2 месяца назад

    You guys aren't trying very hard, are you.

  • CoD / DC fan
    CoD / DC fan 2 месяца назад +1

    Now matchmojo sponsoring Games

  • Sam Toshner
    Sam Toshner 2 месяца назад

    Have they done a Dumbest Decisions in Action Movies? Cause No. 1 might have to be chasing after the Predator in order to "have me some fun"

  • Michael Song
    Michael Song 2 месяца назад

    Now that I think about it, instead of T800 hanging up the phone, the smarter thing to do would have been to give the T1000 a fake location. Saying stuff like...
    "You wouldn't believe me, but some guy tried to kill me, and another guy showed up and saved me. So now, we're heading to North to Canada. Not sure where though. I'll let you know when things cool down." Then hang up. This has the dual effect to send the T1000 the wrong way, (they were headed to Sarah's prison, which was in California), but vague enough to be realistic. At the same time, T1000 knows John is telling the truth, since T1000 is the one who chased him in the afternoon.

    • Michael Song
      Michael Song Месяц назад

      +Malky24 You have it wrong. T800 said that he would try to acquire John from his foster parent's house, not Sarah's prison. What's more, T1000 only searched for Sarah, because T800 hung up the phone in such way that T1000 knew he was made. If "John" made it sound genuine, then T1000 would have just killed the foster parents and searched somewhere in Canada (instead of staying in the States).
      Consider this: John (from the future) never reconnected with Sarah. As far as the kid John was concerned, Sarah was some crazy woman, and he left her there for good. Both T800 and 1000 knew that. The only reason John even went to Sarah was because T800's existence proved that Sarah was telling the truth. The movie even indicates that.

    • Malky24
      Malky24 Месяц назад

      The T1000 knew John would always return for his mother. Once it knew he wasn't coming back to his foster parent's home it was never going to go anywhere else but to Sarah Connor's prison, Arnie even says so in the movie. He knew what it was going to do because he was programmed the same way, it was just a case of getting to the prison before the T1000.

  • Michael Song
    Michael Song 2 месяца назад

    Hmm. Many of these "smartest decisions" was actually co-incidental. Specifically, Arnold discovering Predator unable to see through mud was purely co-incident (numerous science facts indicate that Infrared should be able to see through a thin layer of wet mud, and certainly dry mud -- and if the mud was too thick, it would crack if Arnold moved).
    And fighting the alien queen with the power loader wasn't very smart, since it was a military ship, there should have been plenty of guns around. Hell, there were plenty of guns in the smaller ships. Having said that, Ripley coming out with her power loader and saying, "Get away from her, you bitch" was one of the most awesome and satisfying moments of cinema history.

  • eddieabq
    eddieabq 2 месяца назад

    I'm so glad Mojo has sold it's soul to Just cause 4 for no reason at all, except for the money.

  • Tyrone Taylor
    Tyrone Taylor 2 месяца назад

    Days Of Thunder: Cole's fake out on Rowdy.

  • pervy sage
    pervy sage 2 месяца назад +1

    I'm surprise you didn't mention A Fistful of Dollars (1964) when Clint Eastwood's character the Man with No Name used A metal plate as Body Armor under his Sarape.

    • Nathaniel Anderson
      Nathaniel Anderson 2 месяца назад

      pervy sage also in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; when he tells Tuco the wrong grave and also gives him the unloaded gun in the duel

  • Jon Philspector
    Jon Philspector 2 месяца назад

    Keanu Reeves stole the idea from an classic Hon Kong acrion movie !

  • Roe Queso
    Roe Queso 2 месяца назад

    Jean Reno: Knock three times and enter...

  • RantingRamsay
    RantingRamsay 2 месяца назад

    Did they really just call the "power loader" "cargo loader"... for crying out loud, WM...

  • theholyhermit
    theholyhermit 2 месяца назад

    The T-Rex flare thing is flat out ridiculous. The entire concept is nonsense.

  • legionaireb
    legionaireb 2 месяца назад

    For Alan, the flare was a smart decision. For Ian, it wasn't.

  • TheGroundedAviator
    TheGroundedAviator 2 месяца назад

    Why I fear cunning over aggression.

  • Andreas B. Stasiak
    Andreas B. Stasiak 2 месяца назад

    Play tick tac toe with WOPR in Wargames.

  • Pprokop87
    Pprokop87 2 месяца назад

    what about droping a dead terrorist out of the window on the police patrol car? (Die Hard)

  • Tyler Rader
    Tyler Rader 2 месяца назад

    Poor Max. As much as I love the director's cut of T2, it always makes me sad to see the T-1000 kill the dog after it realizes it was tricked. Sure we don't actually see the dog die, but when we see the T-1000 holding the bloody collar, we know what is implied.

  • spiritofthewolf15x
    spiritofthewolf15x 2 месяца назад

    So nice that the classics are getting the respect they deserve.

  • Geoffrey Mendelssohn
    Geoffrey Mendelssohn 2 месяца назад +1

    I imagine anything Jason Bourne did could've been included like firing a shotgun to scare birds from a field to find who else was amongst him in Bourne Identity, the embassy escape, his pen fight, magazine fight or his fight in Tangier where he ran across rooftops and then later stole from Noah Vosen's office using a thumbprint on some tape and a recording of him saying his name to get into his safe. Brilliant work in Bourne Ultimatum.

  • B M
    B M 2 месяца назад

    The move at the end of the Commuter

  • Diggy22
    Diggy22 2 месяца назад

    What about Galaxy Quest? That space mine assault was epic, even if it was a sci-fi comedy

  • BluntEmmetal89 Aguilera
    BluntEmmetal89 Aguilera 2 месяца назад

    What about in the movie the raid where they had to shoot the floor to escape the shoots out and putting stuff on the door to buy them some time

  • illkickyouinthenuts
    illkickyouinthenuts 2 месяца назад

    Ripley isn't smart.
    She is on a marine ship full with weapons and she comes back with a forklift

  • Ryan sharlotte
    Ryan sharlotte 2 месяца назад

    Weren't there clues in raiders throughout the movie and Indie just worked it out?

  • The Noobguy
    The Noobguy 2 месяца назад

    What about on the movie The Mummy, when Jonathan mimicked the mind-controlled folks of the city to stay alive, started saying "Imhotep". That's one real smart move!!