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A History of Violence

Tom Breihan of the AV Club lists the most important action movie of every year from the emergence of its current archetype in 1968 (Bullitt) to 2017 (Wolf Warrior 2).
Addendums not reflected in the below list: The French Connection is also extensively covered in 1971, while 1981 also covers Escape From New York and The Road Warrior. 300 was to be the 2006 entry, but was shifted to 2007, bumping Elite Squad.
Source: avclub.com · Added by FictionIsntReal
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Required scores: 1, 14, 21, 28, 32   
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Bullitt (1968)
2
The Wild Bunch (1969)
3
The Chinese Boxer (1970)
4
Dirty Harry (1971)
5
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
6
Enter the Dragon (1973)
7
Death Wish (1974)
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Dolemite (1975)
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
10
Rolling Thunder (1977)
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The Driver (1978)
12
The Warriors (1979)
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13
The Octagon (1980)
14
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
15
First Blood (1982)
16
Project a (1983)
17
The Terminator (1984)
18
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
19
Aliens (1986)
20
Lethal Weapon (1987)
21
Die Hard (1988)
22
The Killer (1989)
23
Total Recall (1990)
24
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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25
Hard Boiled (1992)
26
The Fugitive (1993)
27
Speed (1994)
28
Bad Boys (1995)
29
The Rock (1996)
30
Face/Off (1997)
31
Blade (1998)
32
The Matrix (1999)
33
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
34
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
35
The Bourne Identity (2002)
36
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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37
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
38
SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
39
Casino Royale (2006)
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