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Welcome to the 2nd part of “Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list”

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Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list – Part 1


Six, “Die Hard 4” (2007)

Director: Len Wiseman

Screenwriter: Marc Baum Baker

Starring: Bruce Willis / Maggie Q / Justin Long / Mary Elizabeth Winstead / Timothy Olyphant

Genre: Action / Crime / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States / United Kingdom

Language: English / Italian / French

Duration: 128 minutes / 129 minutes (unrated version)

Also known as: Live Free or Die Hard / Die Hard 4: Virtual crisis / struggling students do rather heroic death / Die Hard 4.0


Die Hard 4 “Plot

In a July 4 weekend, was on leave of John • McAllen (Bruce Willis • ornaments) received a new mission: • arrest hacker Matt Farrell (Justin Long • ornaments), and then sent to FBI There trial.

In fact, things did not seem so simple: extreme terrorist After careful planning, ready to use hacking techniques, Independence Day in the United States so that the whole US computer systems of collective paralysis, so as to achieve their conspiracy to control the world. Moreover, behind Thomas • Gabriel (Timothy • Oulifente ornaments) in order to prevent McAllen intervene in this matter, as he prepares a lot of organ disorders, including the kidnapping of his daughter Lucy.

Old heroes encounter a new problem, in Matt • Farrell’s help, McAllen continued to “live”



Seven, “Face off” (1997)

Director: John Woo

Screenwriter: Michael Colleary / Mike Werb

Starring: John Travolta / Nicholas Cage / Joan Allen / Alessandro Nivola / Gina Gershon

Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States

Language: English / Latin

Release date: 1997-06-27

Length: 138 minutes


” Face off “Synopsis

Kester (Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage • decoration) is a terrorist, he would have to kill the detective Sean (John Travolta John Travolta • ornaments), but manslaughter of Sean’s son, Sean more and Kester forged sworn revenge. Kester brought to justice after the arrest, he thought I could come to an end, but that Kester has put a poison gas bomb run on a crowded corner.

In order to detect the bomb site, Sean decided to use plastic surgery, the coma Kester’s face change in his body, to disguise the identity Kester set out his brother to tell the truth. It belongs to the highly confidential FBI, only a few people know.

Kester woke up, this time he has Sean’s face. So he decided to count on the meter, after which the informant to kill, he became Sean ……

Film review

“Face Off”: poppy-like fragrance violence

Thanks in advance to know “face” of the strange circumstances, but also did not intend to look at as a great film – Police and bandits swap FACE, this gimmick, worrying its texture, fearing it would harm intended to resign that types, and it was labeled a Hollywood action film label, this film, like the highway encounter every day, from the “007 series”, we all know it will be a kind of toward the.

I found myself badly wrong. Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, the two can not be ignored in the name itself, quietly taught me. Two heavyweight actors support their own performance space, I have experienced, it was once in the “stolen FireWire” in order to feel kind of scared drunk, staggered fate of the characters and roles, as spirits choking, people have a huge After the trance.



Eight, “First Blood” (1982)

Director: Ted Cote Qiefu

Screenwriter: Sylvester Stallone / Michael Kozoll

Starring: Sylvester Stallone / Richard Crenna / Brian Dennehy / Bill McKinney / Jack Starr Reiter

Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States

Language: English

Release date: 1982-10-22

Duration: 93 minutes

Also known as: Rambo / Rambo: First Blood

First Blood “Synopsis

Veterans Rambo (Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone • ornaments) returning from Vietnam, he returned to the place of origin has become a strange town, the local sheriff (Brian Dennehy Brian Dennehy • ornaments) see this Veterans From first glance, it began picking Rambo, even wanton insult him back to the police station, after the spanking Rambo unbearable assaulting escape. Sheriff convene large number of police hunt launched for Rambo, Rambo fled into barren hills wild forest, continue with their grasp of guerrilla tactics in the Vietnam War fought back against the police, he robbed a weapons truck burned the town to return to the store Legal and weapons can stop a Rambo. Rambo’s chief colonel during the Vietnam War (Richard Crenna Richard • Ke Lina ornaments) appears persuaded to lay down their arms Rambo, Rambo has long been resentful blast out their own confusion and unwilling ……

 Movie Trivia

The film and the original novel are not the same, such as the novel ended with Rambo killed.

· In fact, the crew had to shoot another Rambo suicide ending, but in the movie preview audience agreed to reflect too depressed, so the crew left a way out for Rambo sequel subsequently emerged.

· A stuntman falls back jumping in the shooting lens.

· “Rambo” actually stems from the apples.

Kirk Douglas is playing Colonel Samuel initial candidate, but he insisted that the film should be like Rambo died at the end of the novel, because the comments can not agree, Douglas eventually quit.




Nine, “Speed” (1994)

Director: Jan de Bont

Screenwriter: Graham Yost

Starring: Keanu Reeves / Sandra Bullock / Dennis Hopper / Jeff Daniels

Genre: Action / Crime / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States

Language: English

Length: 116 minutes

Also known as: defending Men




Speed ​​”Synopsis

Retired bomb expert Payne (Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper • ornaments) because of dissatisfaction with the government’s retirement policy, resulting in the idea of ​​revenge on society.He first bomb installation in the elevator, the taking of hostages to extort $ 1 million ransom, but was SWAT Jack (Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves • ornaments) removed the bomb, rescue the hostages. Payne disarray escape.

A total fail, Payne did not give up, he continued his crazy plan. This time he blew up a bus, and a bus is installed on another bomb, as long as the bus more than 50 miles per hour you can not slow down, otherwise it will cause an explosion. When Jack catch this bus, the bus is already full of passengers traveling on the highway, at speeds over 50 miles too long.

Jack is commonly known as the “guts hairy,” he ventured on the bus, and between Speed ​​Payne began.

– Review

In the history of cinema, like “Speed” so “new” piece of a surprise after a gun fight red showing examples are rare. There are many reasons for it new: the film’s director Jane de Bond is directorial debut, but a blockbuster, indeed new; the two stars are not big stars, but little-known young novice: Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, two people acting natural mature style fresh and smooth, with perfect, after the success of this film, the individual also a great success, becoming the film star, but also a new; in addition, the film content and on skills than in the past thriller there are many innovative breakthroughs.





Ten, “Transformers” (2007)

Director: Michael Bay

Screenwriter: Roberto Ozzie / Alex Kurtzman

Starring: Shia LaBeouf / Megan Fox / Josh Duhamel / Bernie Mac / Jon Voight / Tyrese Gibson / Rachel Taylor / John Turturro

Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States

Language: English / Spanish

Length: 144 minutes



Transformers “Synopsis

“Decepticons” forays cyclones and scorpion attacked the US military base in Qatar, at the same time, help his partner roadblocks confusion sneaked into the US presidential plane Air One, was informed by the computer, in order to find Granville skies must find Witwicky family askew glasses, Megatron scanned on energy blocks above, and its current owner • Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf • ornaments) has become a “tyrant Days Tiger “targeted.

Sam is high school students, the school no one believes him about the history of this pair of glasses is about, disappointed, Sam put the glasses online auctions, but never of interest to buyers. Then the father sent him a broken car, the car is exactly the “car people” Hornet deformation. Bumblebee helps Sam handed a beautiful girlfriend (Megan Fox • ornaments), but soon suffered a “Decepticons” attacks, Optimus Prime with other “car people” arrived, a robot Thus the war began.

Shooting reason

In 2003, producer Don Murphy originally wanted to shoot a “GI Joe GIJoe” movie in the Iraq war, but he eventually and Hasbro (Hasbro) to discuss the company was “Transformers” adaptation. Tom DeSanto in “X- Superman” another outstanding ability screenwriter Don quite appreciated, so DeSanto was invited to the basic idea of ​​the story line. Meanwhile, Don also discussing the movie with many American fanboy friends on his personal website. DeSanto Transformers movie in a lot of research, after comics, heartfelt laments: “Transformers characters, although most of them are robots, but all flesh and blood, full of personality,” “If you can show in a truck on the silver screen distortion 20-foot-tall robot, it must be an unprecedented thing. ”

Vincent Fang began when the producer and director Michael Bay on the post of the negotiations, the Michael Bay movie that just a “stupid toy movie.” However, Michael Bay did not immediately reject the invitation, he carefully studied at the “Transformers” series of ins and outs, and formally identified in April 2005 as a director. Thus, the live-action film Transformers style design accordingly began.

These are the top ten classic Hollywood action movie list, there is time to quickly go and see! Also recommend “Avatar” to everyone, we have to look at Oh!










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Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list below, take a look:

The vast majority of Hollywood movies can be roughly classified as two major types: soft film (romantic drama, comedy and musicals, etc.) and hardcore movie (westerns, gangster films and war films, etc.). Action movie in the traditional sense can mean all the hardcore movie, but in the modern sense of the action film is in the integrated elements of a new type of a variety of actions and plot settings later.

First, the “stolen FireWire “(1995)

Ten classic Hollywood action movie list
Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list

Director: Michael Mann

Screenwriter: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino / Robert De Niro / Val Kilmer / Jon Voight / Tom Seitz mole / Amy Brenneman / Ashley Judd / Natalie wave Man

Type: Crime / Drama / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States

Language: English / Spanish

Length: 170 minutes

Also known as: fire Titans / heat / chase / fanaticism

 ”Stolen FireWire” Synopsis

• Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino • decoration) is a Los Angeles police homicide detective, to work actively involved, without mercy against crime, thus, family life crises, currently third marriage also face disintegration; • Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro • ornaments) are career criminals, were removed from the political arena for many years, things neat, and ruthless, leaving troubles, men successful organization armored car robbery case that he was a police “special attention.”

By chance, graphic designer Neil met Edie, two fall in love, to see men have stable family life, Neal also want to grasp their own happiness, then thinking about quitting. However, at the last bank robbery in action, because the traitor is betrayed, men dead and another injured, the already escaped Neil, with Edie on the way to the airport, that the traitor’s news, he decided for men revenge, and also Vincent • Hanna final contest ……

Behind the scenes

Pacino and De Niro two acting first starred opposite superstar, although only two have been let the audience look forward to endless (“The Godfather sequel” Because the role of different times, without a co-star of the lens). Restaurants in absolute classic scenes, like the two chat, plain and intriguing. Al Pacino plays written grumpy Los Angeles police detective, a failed family life villain; Robert De Niro plays the bandit group leader portrayed as calm and righteous hero.Movie dramas take the opposite point of view is quite strong to characterize the two main characters of the personality, in addition to several full sense of violent action scenes, nearly three hours Duration (only shortcoming) between the majority on the track and another gangster counter-surveillance of the battle of wits process, the two sides also describe family life focus. In addition, the “stolen FireWire” first-class level of shootout, the two actor and a lot of stars is enough to lift the appetite of the most demanding audience.


Second, the “Terminator 2” (1991)

Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list
Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list

Director: James Cameron

Screenwriter: James Cameron / William Wisher Jr.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger / Linda Hamilton / Edward Furlong / Robert Patrick

Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: USA / France

Language: English / Spanish

Duration: 137 minutes

Also known as: Terminator 2: Judgment Day / Terminator 2: Doomsday / Terminator 2: Doomsday / Terminator 2 / Terminator 2 / T2


Terminator 2 “Plot

On one, the super computer “Skynet” to prevent the birth of the human resistance leader John Connor action fails, after a lapse of 13 years, before the “Judgement Day”, “Skynet” send a more advanced chemical and biological robot T-1000 (Robert Patrick ornaments) from 2029 BC has grown back to Los Angeles to kill John Connor, at the same time, John also sent a robot T-800 Model 101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger ornaments) back to protect the young themselves.

At this point, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton ornaments) because strange words and deeds live in the spirit of the nursing home, John Connor (Edward Furlong ornaments) are and live with foster parents, rebellious behavior. T-800 Model 101 to find them, kill the T-1000 in the escape process, he gained the trust of two people.

In order to change the future of history, to save the destiny of humanity, Sarah Connor, John Connor … the one, the super computer “Skynet” to prevent the birth of the human resistance leader John Connor action fails, after a lapse of 13 years, in “The Trial Day “before the arrival of” Skynet “send a more advanced chemical and biological robot T-1000 (Robert Patrick ornaments) from 2029 BC has grown back to Los Angeles to kill John Connor, at the same time, John also sent a robot T-800 Model 101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger ornaments) back to protect the young themselves.

At this point, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton ornaments) because strange words and deeds live in the spirit of the nursing home, John Connor (Edward Furlong ornaments) are and live with foster parents, rebellious behavior. T-800 Model 101 to find them, kill the T-1000 in the escape process, he gained the trust of two people.

In order to change the future of history, to save the destiny of humanity, Sarah Connor, John Connor and the T-800 Model 101 found Father “Skynet” and, Dr. Peter Silberman (Earl Boen ornaments), to convince him to destroy everything about “Skynet” The information at this time, police and T-1000 came at the same time, they fall into the multi-party battles.

 Wonderful tidbits

· T2 in John Church T-800 had a famous saying “Hasta la vista, baby” is a Spanish phrase was widely read fans. It means “until I see you, baby”, translated in the film can be “See you later, baby.”

· Edward Furlong is to stand out from the hundreds of candidates, he was waiting in line to enter the club when a casting director found.

The film shooting and a total of over one million feet photofinishing film, and the last version we see it is far less than 1%.

· Very surprising it is that the “West epoetin system” and “Skynet” really real. Search online, “West epoetin system” can be found to connect 8000, which is actually a multimedia computer.The “Skynet” there are 14,000 connections, a lot of network services or sites are called “Skynet.”

• When filming a woman walked into the bar knight motorcycle, that this is really a bar, completely ignoring the trucks carrying sets and cameras, lights. When she saw Shiwaxinke standing at the bar, only wearing boxer shorts, he asked him how this is going, Schwarzenegger replied, being held here, “Men striptease night.”



Third, “The Rock” (1996)

Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list
Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list

Director: Michael Bay

Screenwriter: David Weisberg / Douglas Cook / Mark Rosner

Starring: Sean Connery / Nicolas Cage / Ed Harris / John Spencer / David Morse

Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States

Language: English

Length: 136 minutes

Aka: The Rock (Hong Kong) / Jedi task


 ”The Rock” Synopsis

USMC flange (Ed Harris Ed Harris • ornaments) because of dissatisfaction with the government of ex-generals, military personnel and their families killed compensation and benefits, led his men to the US newly developed chemical and biological weapons –VX gas bombs – smuggled into Rock Island, the island being kidnapped 81 tourists, control the island. Blackmail the US government paid a ransom of 100 million yuan within 48 hours or they will kill the hostages with poison gas bombs in San Francisco.

Rock Island before the US defense was the most rigorous prison, easily defensible. US government stumbled from the archives of the former British agent Mason (Sean Connery Sean Connery • ornaments) had successfully fled from the prison, so they brought in Mason, asked him to lead the special forces captured within 30 hours of this “devil island”……

Wonderful overview

The film’s many music often cited some exciting occasion, reached a familiar point.Throughout the entire soundtrack is filled with distinctive rhythms, surrounded in the film played a very good role heighten tensions. With brass and strings, seamless, magnificent, magnificent broad, the grand performance of the head of a movie scene.



 Fourth, the “True Lies” (1994)

Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list
Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list

Director: James Cameron

Screenwriter: Claude Giddy / Simon Michaël

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger / Jamie Lee Curtis / Tom Arnold / Bill Paxton / Richard Alden · Heston

Genre: Action / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States

Languages: English / German / Arabic / French

Length: 141 minutes

Also known as: True Lies / devil Great: True Lies


True Lies “Synopsis

Harry (Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger • ornaments) is an American senior FBI agent, he was ordered to investigate the case together with the transnational smuggling of nuclear weapons. For security reasons, Harry even 15 years of marriage his wife Helen (Jamie Lee • • Jamie Curtis Lee Curtis ornaments) did not tell his true identity.

Helen is an ordinary white-collar workers, ordinary life has made her heart is tired. Once, FBI agents posing as car dealers Simon, Helen slipped family pretended to be hunted down. Exciting experience so soon fascinated Helen.

All this has not escaped the real FBI agent Harry eyes. Harry investigative techniques in order to use spy Simon spectacle is full, and when he tried to make a French molested Helen, was suddenly attacked by terrorists, they are held hostage to a tropical island. Harry and Helen can eventually escape, foiled a terrorist plot?


· US government for the film provides a three Sea Harrier fighter aircraft, crew remuneration to be paid to the pilots up to more than 100,000 US dollars, their wage is $ 2,410 per hour.

Schwarzenegger grabbed from a helicopter Jamie Lee Curtis out of the woods and fly over the surface of the lens is not completed by the avatars, hanging below the helicopter is indeed Curtis himself, is director James Card Mellon allow her to do so. In a television interview, Curtis said it was Cameron’s idea originally, she asked Cameron: “? I’m hanging in the air, that you’re doing,” Cameron replied: “stuck cabin, with hand-held camera to shoot your picture. “To these words, Curtis adhere to what it preaches, and that day happens to be her birthday.

· There are 71 characters in the film died.

In the film, when Helen strippers wear underwear is Jamie Lee Curtis himself.

· In the striptease plot, the Jamie Lee Curtis grabbed the bedpost fall, it is not designed to plot the script, but accident actually happened. When shooting the footage, Curtis is very nervous, sweaty palms, then slip occurs unexpectedly fell to the ground, if you look closely, you will find Schwarzenegger ready to get up to help. Director James Cameron particularly like the footage, then retained.



Fifth, the “Con Air” (1997)

Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list
Top ten classic Hollywood action movie list


Director: Simon West

Screenplay: Scott Rosenberg

Starring: Nicolas Cage / John Cusack / John Malkovich / Gavin Rui Musi / Steve Buscemi

Genre: Action / Crime / Thriller

Producer countries / regions: United States

Language: English

Duration: 115 minutes / USA: 123 (extended version)

Also known as: The earth-shattering air / air inmates / offenders trip


Con Air “Synopsis

Con Air transport is the United States the nation’s most dangerous criminals and dedicated aircraft. Cameron (Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage • ornaments) get on the tour plane, not because he was heinous, but in order to catch his daughter’s birthday, a gift to his daughter personally and application of a flight. He performed well in prison, the warden agreed to his request. However, there is a problem – on the tour plane, also escorted a gang killing spree.

Detective very mindful danger that may arise at any time, but very hard to detect is that during the flight the mob or gang kidnapped all of the police on the plane, Cameron was forced to escape to help them complete the task.

Federal troops decided to ground the aircraft lay, the fanatics clean sweep, in danger of Cameron in the air to escape this prison?


· Inspiration from the film tells the story of a prisoner of aircraft carrying newspaper news.

· Movie theme song “How Do I Live” in the Oscar nomination for best original song, while also being nominated for a Razzie worst song, but in the end what prize did not have to.

· According to a letter received from her daughter’s Cameron Poe, aircraft took off July 14, the day the French National Day, the day of the fall of the Bastille.

· Las Vegas hotel scene is legendary Sands Hotel shooting. 1996, when the crew knew this landmark building will be torn down, they quickly set up a multi-camera, so we’ll see it again in the movie.





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top 10 best horror movies


 Looking for top 10 horror movies??? You are at  the right place. I have searched and listed below the top 10 horror movies of all time, some of them are based on true stories. Some people love to watch scary movies as it builds self confidence to them, some are dragged by the their curiosity relating to fear of the unknown. Hence we can say horror movies are often worth watch. So lets get ready for the horror adventurous to start.

1.The Exorcist


This super natural horror film is based on novel of the same name.It is the greatest grossing horror film, grossing over $441millions. An actress Chris MacNeil is temporarily living in Washington D.C with her 12 year daughter. Suddenly weird changes both in looks and behaviour of her pre-teen daughter starts taking place after playing with an Ouija board. Her mother seeks medical help but doctors find nothing wrong with her. Two priests performs exorcism to get the evil out of her.


2.The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)


   The film was released in North America on Oct 17, 2003, bringing the worldwide gross to $107,071,665. In this film five young elders are on their way to Lynyrd Skynyrd concert where they became victim of a leather face and its psychopathic family. The cast includes Jessica Biel as Erin (The heroine), Andrew Bryniarski as Thomas Hewitt (a serial killer who wears a mask of human skin because he has a skin disease that let him disfigured), Eric Balfour as kemper (Erin’s boyfriend), Jonthan Trucker as Morgan ( A close friend of Erin and Kemper who is accompaning them in the trip).


3.The Conjuring(2013)


The film is directed by James Wan, Saturn award winning film for best horror film category.The film is based on the curse of a witch who killed her 7 days old baby as a sacrifice to Satan and killed herself too. A family starts living in the house and experienced paranomal activities and the mother is possesed by the witch. Two paranomal investigators are trying to help the family. The film gained positive reviews from the critics and audiences gave the film A grade.It grossed $300 million worlwide making it one of the highest grossing horror movie.

4.The Ring (2002)


The psychological horror film that grossed upto $249 million. The film is about a videotape that is killing each and everyone who watch it. A journalist Rachel trying to find out the mystery behind the tape. Rachel and her son watch the tape and race against the time starts. Now we have to see either she can reveal the mystery of the ‘Ring’ or she will be a victim of the curse.




Do Aliens really exist in the universe? Some people don’t believe in aliens, evils and spirits and other fear of them. Well its all upto yours believes. The film grossed about $104 to $203 millions worldwide, Directed by James Cameron with a budget of approx. $18 million. In near future a commercial space-craft named Nostromo with 5 astronauts is on a return trip to earth,they receive a distress signal that was actually a warning from a planetoid. After landing on Planetoid, found an alien ship and some egg shaped objects. One of the egg is hatched and the creature attacks the officer and another alien starts growing in the host’s body n turns to a 7 inches tall monster That is the moment you should hide behind your pillows as the real fear is going to start.




A Spanish horror film, with 3 sequels ‘Rec2’, ‘Rec3’ and ‘Rec4’. The story is followed by a reporter and her cameraman.They are making a documentary in a fire station. The phone rings and a woman asks for help as she is got stuck in her building. When they arrive at the building, informed that the people in the building are infected by a dangerous virus. Both the reporter and the cameraman got stuck in the building with the firefighter. More and more people are infected by the virus and they both are trying to escape from the building.




The film was released in 2010, Directed by James wan. A family with their son Dalton and an infant daughter Calie shifted to a new house.Dalton falls in coma after an accident in the attic. He got back to house without getting cure. But after that some supernatural activities are experienced by his mother and then attacked. After shifting somewhere else the problem still exists then the mother seeks help of paranormal experts. The boy has the born ability to mentally travel to astral-plane. He lost in ‘The Further’ and his body is being possessed by the spirits.


8.The Grudge


The film describes that how curse creates when a person dies. It is based on a curse of a house which destroys everyone who enters. A family is happily living in Tokyo in that house but the wife had an affair with her college professor when her husband get to know about it he kills her wife and the son too. He himself then killed by her wife’s ghost. After years another family shifted to that house and became a victim to that curse. One by one people were killed . Keran is a nurse assigned the task to care take of an elderly american women and was faced with supernatural powers. Now let’s see will she be able to stop the curse or will be a victim the ‘Grudge’


9.Let the Right One In

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A film with a budget of $4.5 million and grossed over $11,227,336 million. A romantic horror film in which an overlooked boy Oskar fall in love with a Vampire girl Eli. She kills people for her need of blood. Eli helps the boy by encouraging him to stand up himself in order to take revenge from his stronger class mates who regularly bullies him. Eli tries to fed blood from a girl but the attack fails. After that girl starts experiencing changes in her and realizes what has happened to her. The film is having a different and unique story which won many awards.


10.As Above,SO Below

It was released in 2014, directed by John Erik Dowdle. It grossed $40.1 million worldwide. The story moves around Scarlett Marlowe who is a Professor and is very passionate about searching the Philosopher’s stone, a substance that has the ability to turn metal into gold and comes across many terrible situations.


Top 10 Best PHP CMS
Top 10 Best PHP CMS


In my article I will show you top 10 PHP CMS to power up your website. CMS means a content management system. CMS is a web application that allows you to manage your pages, posts and your website design. These are made to store and retrieve huge amount of data from database. In the modern era of technology CMS are becoming more powerful to ease your website creation and managing tasks. I gathered information from top level CMS and created this top 10 PHP CMS to power up your website.


  1. WordPress, PHP CMS
Wordpress, Best PHP CMS
WordPress, PHP CMS

WordPress is the best CMS in the Internet world and also in my top 10 PHP CMS list. Matt Mullenweg and Mile Little developed it on 27th May 2003. WordPress is the easiest and most efficient content management system. WordPress users can easily manage their pages, posts, design, and plugins. It is very easy to change functionality and look without touching any piece of code in WordPress CMS. You can switch your website themes in a very easy way in WordPress appearance section. There are thousands of plugins as well as themes available. The WordPress users can extend the functionality of website like 1 2 3.


Using themes and different plugins you can simply change your website according to your specifications. You can change your website to social networking website. You can change your website to discussions site. You can add more power to your blog using extended widgets.

Strong Points

  • Totally User-friendly admin panel.
  • Easy to manage posts, pages and other content.
  • Easy to switch.
  • Thousands of Plugins.
  • Thousand of themes.
  • Huge community of developers.
  • Pretty much help and documentation available on the Internet.


  • Couple of security issues.
  • Many security vulnerabilities in a standard installation.
  • Overkill basic websites.
  • No official forum available to help users issues.



  1. Joomla
Joomla, Best PHP CMS
Joomla, PHP CMS

Joomla is on the 2nd in “top 10 PHP CMS to power up your website”. It is a powerful open source content management system. It enables you to create websites and web application. The Joomla Project Team developed it on 17th August 2005. Joomla has more than 2000000 very active users and contributors. It is the 2nd largest content management system. It uses MySQL to save information and it is based on object-oriented programming. Joomla users can easily create websites. Joomla has a lot of plugins and themes to customize the look and feel of your websites.

Strong Points

  • User authentication using OpenID, Google and many others.
  • More than 7500 extensions to extend the functionality.
  • Huge documentation.
  • Very active users and contributor community
  • Strong security.


  • The admin panel is not user-friendly.
  • Not very good themes are available compare to other CMS.
  • Overkill for simple websites.



  1. Drupal


Drupal is another very popular content management system powering millions high profile websites and web applications. It is an open source content management system. The Belgian Software programmer develops it in January 2001. It can store and retrieve information from MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, SQLite and PostgresSQL.


Drupal has active users and contributor community. It has well-organized documentation. By reading the documentation you can install, configure, modify and use Drupal. The documentation includes pretty much help for theme designers and developers, plugin designers and developers and more.


Drupal has more than 6,500 add-ons to extend its functionality according to your requirements. You don’t need to touch any code to change the functionality because there are a lot of modules to change or extend the functionalities.


Strong Points

  • Great community support.
  • IRC Channels for support.
  • Face to face meetings for support.
  • Drupal is highly extensible.
  • More than 6,500 add-ons.
  • Many companies offering paid support for Drupal website or web applications.


  • Lack of free high quality themes as compared to other content management systems.
  • Lack of commercial high quality themes as compared to other content management systems.
  • Overkill for simples sites
  • Overall Complicated theming system.





MODx is a free, open-source CMS. It is also a web application framework. MODx is used to create many online solutions. It is award-winning CMS. Managing content is really easy in MODx. It uses MySQL for storing data.


MODx is developer-friendly CMS and it is very easy to customize for PHP developers. MODx is also a designer-friendly. It has great theming functionality.


In MODx Modules or plugins are called “Extras”. MODx users can install Extras within the admin panel.

Strong Points

  • Powerful content management system.
  • Standard coding.
  • Very useful in search engine optimization.
  • Easy maintenance.
  • Freedom for designers to implement the design.
  • Freedom for developers to implement code.


  • Not fit for small projects.
  • Lack of themes compares to other CMSs.
  • Lack of extensions compares to other CMSs.





  1. CMS Made Simple
CMS Made Simple, PHP Best CMS
CMS Made SImple, PHP CMS

CMS made Simple ranked at 5th Position in our top 10 best PHP CMS list. Ted Kulp developed it on 28 July 2012 as a content management system and community. It uses MySQL database for storing information. It uses PHP template engine Smarty for its template system.


CMS Made Simple is the faster and easier management of website content. This is scalable for small and large corporations.


Strong Points

  • Easy to install.
  • Fast and easy management.
  • SEO Friendly.
  • Customizable themes.
  • Good Help and support
  • Many add-ones.


  • Memory Intensive.
  • Lack of quality themes.
  • There is a performance issue.
  • Slow speed for large websites.




  1. ExpressionEngine, PHP CMS
ExpressionEngine, Best PHP CMS
ExpressionEngine, PHP CMS

ExpressionEngine is a commercial and open-source content management system. It is built on CodeIgniter. ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter both are products of EllisLab. There are a lot of websites built on Express Engine CMS.


There are not many plugins and extensions. ExpressionEngine have 22 modules and 100 official plugins only. But, the modules and plugins are most likely to be used. It has wiki, discussion forum, member management, eCommerce, mailing list and more plugins and modules.


Strong Points

  • Paid Support System.
  • Powerful member management.
  • Better Security.
  • Designers-Friendly.


  • Expensive for commercial websites.
  • Overkill simple and smaller sites.
  • Lack of modules and plugins.




  1. PyroCMS, CodeIgniter Based PHP CMS

PyroCMS is open-source content management system. It is built on CodeIgniter. It is a modular CMS. It is very lightweight and customizable system. It is perfect for CodeIgniter developers to kick-start their projects. It has a cleaner codebase.


There are many features that make PyroCMS a very powerful for your website. It has a very easy theme and plugins development. It is really a developer friendly CMS.


Strong Points

  • Easier Theme Development.
  • Based on MVC.
  • Easy to extend.
  • Great Admin Panel.


  • Lack of Quality themes.
  • Lack of Plugins and modules.
  • Not Blog Friendly.




  1. Contao, PHP CMS
Contao, Best PHP CMS
Contao, PHP CMS

Contao has a great user interface. It uses Ajax and Web 2.0 features to improve user usability. It has advanced content editing feature. Contao users can edit multiple records at once.


Contao has many built-in modules. It is perfect for medium and large websites. It has a flexible form generator, built-in file manager, built-in newsletter module, built-in calendar module and many others.


Strong Points

  • Designer-friendly.
  • Impressive built-in modules.


  • Lack of quality themes.
  • Less Documentation.
  • Lack of tutorials.




  1. Concrete5, PHP CMS
Concrete5, Best PHP CMS
Concrete5, PHP CMS

Concrete5 is a powerful content management system. It is also a framework for developing web applications. Designer websites using Concrete5 is very easy. You can customize theme styles without touching any piece of code. It is easy to create your own theme if you are familiar with HTML and CSS.


Concrete5 allow user to edit website content directly form rather than going to the admin section and it makes concrete5 very user-friendly for non-technical users. Concrete5 follows best practices in terms of security.


Strong Points

  • Easy to convert HTML to concrete5 website.
  • Active users and developers community.
  • Paid business-class hosting + support package.


  • Lack of quality themes.
  • Less Documentation.
  • Lack of tutorials.
  • Plugins are costly.
  • Incomplete documentation.
  • Workflow still I development.
  • Paid support is costly if you do not host with them.




  1. CushyCMS
CushyCMS, Best CMS

CushyCMS is hosted CMS in our top 10 PHP CMS list. It is a new approach to consent management system. Editing a site is very easy with CushyCMS like using a word processor. All common icons are on top of the editing window.


Strong Points

  • Easy content management.
  • Suitable free plan.
  • Very easy to get started.


  • Lack of quality themes.
  • Less Documentation.
  • Lack of tutorials.
  • Paid plans are costly if you are not using it for multiple websites.
  • Email support is not for free version.
  • Too basic for large websites.




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