It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Die Hard.

Bruce Willis as a goodie, Alan Rickman as a baddie, bulk explosions and some of the most quotable quotes ever are all jammed into this pinnacle of action moviemaking.

Die Hard really is quite possibly the greatest action film ever. It features the finest villain ever in Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber and well heck, that lead guy Bruce is pretty good, too. You likely know the basic story – New York cop John McClane (Willis) visits LA for Christmas with the family, pops by his wife’s work, gets caught up in the midst of a “terrorist” situation and starts picking off bad guys one-by-one. Beyond the perfectly-paced action, Die Hard is a celebration of family, friendship and, of course, blowing things up – and for many its by far the best Christmas flick ever made…

Die Hard

Four reasons why Die Hard rocks:

1. Alan Rickman, never bettered as an action movie villain.

2. “Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.”

3. So, so, so many quotable lines.

4. The fire hose roof jump.

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Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.