Die Hard was the Matrix of the 80s, it reinvigorated the action genre, raising the bar for anything that had to follow it, as well as helping Bruce Willis to become a fully-fledged movie star.
In these 4 films Bruce plays John McClane, a hard living, hard drinking New York police detective who just seems unfortunate enough to always been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Die Hard finds McClane visiting his estranged wife at her LA office only to find the building being taken over by terrorists. Die Hard 2: Die Harder sees him facing more terrorists as he attempts to meet his slightly less estranged wife at the airport, while Die Hard 3: With A Vengeance pits him against a ruthless criminal mastermind intent on holding New York to ransom.
Die Hard 4.0 brings the series right up to date and once again finds McClane in the thick of the action as he gets mixed up with a group of terrorists who are determined to take America back to the stone age by destroying all the computers in the country.