Best cop action franchise: 'Lethal Weapon' or 'Die Hard'? | The Tylt

Best cop action franchise: 'Lethal Weapon' or 'Die Hard'?

"Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" are the two most badass cop action franchises from the late '80s. So, it makes sense the franchises have been compared by moviegoers for three decades now. "Lethal Weapon" came out 31 years ago, spun off both three sequels and a television show, and earned $955.2 million at the box office. But the "Die Hard" franchise has five beloved films and a bigger worldwide box office draw of $1.4 billion. So, which action franchise is more iconic? 🎥

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Below is the synopsis of the original "Lethal Weapon," per IMDb:

A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.

"Lethal Weapon" series managed to remain a successful franchise for more than a decade. It's no easy feat to remain relevant, garner critical praise movie after movie and a huge box office draw for so long. And it's all thanks to the chemistry of actors Danny Glover and Mel Gibson.

Watch their onscreen magic from the first blockbuster below.

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Below is the synopsis of the original "Die Hard," per IMDb:

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

"Die Hard" is so badass that WatchMojo made a list of the most iconic moments from the franchise. Many other action films and franchises have tried to emulate the success of the "Die Hard" franchise, but couldn't. Some franchises these days are all about mindless action. Yes, the "Die Hard" franchise is about big, explosive, gritty action. But it also has a lot of heart, and that's thanks to Bruce Willis in his most iconic role as John McClane.

Check it out below. 

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Best cop action franchise: 'Lethal Weapon' or 'Die Hard'?
#TeamLethalWeapon
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamDieHard