Tom Cruise's terrifying climb up the tallest building in the world and other sequences that made our hearts stop
The fourth and best Mission: Impossible movie, Ghost Protocol, is out on DVD this week. The film racked up strong reviews and commercial success upon its December release, and it's worth re-watching not only because it's a smooth, confident, masterfully executed spy thriller. It's also deserving of recognition for having one of the single finest action sequences ever put to film (see below).
Which got us thinking: What are some of the other astonishing action sequences of recent movie history? In the interest of brevity, we decided to confine ourselves to films released in the current century. The picks:
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