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50 Action Movies Inspired By Die Hard

The Last Hour (1991)

Die Hard In An… Office Block.

What Would John McClane Do: Crack some snarky one-liners about his co-stars’ terrible acting, then team up with Danny Trejo’s gun-slinger to rescue poor old Shannon Tweed.

Or, you know, drop her off the top of the building. Whichever comes first.

Octopus (2000)

Die Hard On A… Submarine (Vs A Giant Mutated Octopus).

What Would John McClane Do: He’d get swallowed by the monster octopus and blow it up from the inside.

That’s just how McClane rolls.

Under Siege (1992)

Die Hard On A… Battleship.

What Would John McClane Do:
Pretend to be a chef.

Then cook the terrorists in a big oven.

Snakes On A Plane (2006)

Die Hard On A… Plane (With Snakes).

What Would John McClane Do: Kill every snake on the plane, then land it himself in typically explosive fashion.

Failing that, kill every snake on the plane, then tie them all together to use as a rope to get off the damned thing.

No Contest (1995)

Die Hard At A… Beauty Pageant.

What Would John McClane Do: We imagine it would resemble something akin to Miss Congeniality , only without McClane getting an eye-watering, leg-waxing, dress-donning make-over.

Unless things got really desperate.

Executive Decision (1996)

Die Hard On An… Airliner.

What Would John McClane Do: Commandeer his own plane (after a quick flip through a flight manual) for a one-man rescue mission – without having to deal with boring intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) and his team.

Like all great artists, McClane works better alone.

Panic Room (2002)

Die Hard In A… Panic Room.

What Would John McClane Do: He wouldn’t be hiding in the panic room, that’s for sure.

Unless he was in there turning scraps of food and clothing into a massive incendiary device so powerful it would knock out the thieves’ teeth.

Tube (2003)

Die Hard In A… Subway.

What Would John McClane Do: Probably something similar to what James Bond did in Skyfall , only with a few more fireballs.

This is McClane, after all.

Dredd (2012)

Die Hard In A… Slum Tower Block.

What Would John McClane Do: Please. Tower blocks are McClane’s speciality, whether they’re futuristic drug dens or not.

We’d like to think he’d deal out similarly harsh justice as Dredd himself. With a handful of sarky one-liners to boot.

Toy Soldiers (1991)

Die Hard In A… Boarding School.

What Would John McClane Do: He’d assume the role of head teacher, and use an array of educational weapons to take down his opponents.

Chalk hand-grenades, cane explosives, apple cherry-bombs…