Fights, blood, explosions, shootings, chases, among others. These are the necessary and ideal ingredients for a great action movie. It become a part of the collective mind and remain in our memories forever.
We have to recognize that an excellent action movie pleases us all. It is very difficult to resist a great action movie that contains all those ingredients that make it so great. Nothing better than being able to watch many explosions, big jumps, great and iconic fights. To leave our mouths open in front of the screen and enjoy excellent company, with family and obviously some good popcorn.
If you want to carry out a plan like this, here we leave you with a list that is quite difficult to make. Because of the amount of great action movies that have existed but that will surely be worth remembering.
Best Action Movies Ever:
Air Force One
United States President James Marshall, played by Harrison Ford, returns from a trip to Russia. He go to commemorate the overthrow of the Kazakhstan dictator on board the Presidential Boing 747, widely recognized as Air Force One. In this one there were the members of the presidential team, and the president’s family, his wife and daughter. But in this occasion a small group of journalists was invited to the trip, who turned out to be a group of Russian terrorists, these criminals are supported by the agent of the secret service Gibbs. Gibbs supplies them with the necessary weaponry to hijack the plane with all its crew members.
They try to get James to safety by taking him off the plane but he never gets off. The terrorists take over the plane and demand the release of the Radek dictator. The only option is to slowly kill the terrorists and try to take control of the plane. This leads to deaths on the part of the presidential team and the discovery of traitors. In the end, James manages to survive and escape the collapse of Air Foce One and survives in the company of his family.
Martin Riggs played by Mel Gibson is a CIA-trained LAPD officer who was suicidal after the death of his wife in a car accident. Riggs was trained to perform secret operations, with great experience and recklessness, which made him a man to fear. While Roger Murtaugh, played by Danny Glover, is just the opposite. He is a very responsible and mature homicide cop, a good family man who is Riggs’ partner on the job. Both hate working together, but are forced to share in order to survive. When a routine murder investigation leads them to an international heroin trafficking organization. Far more dangerous and difficult than they could have imagined.
This peculiar couple of police officers will forge a great and close friendship between many shots, chases and jokes. This spectacular film ends with a great confrontation without limits between Riggs and his angel of death (Gary Buses), this exceptional final scene includes three different styles of martial arts.
Robert McCall played by Denzel Washington is a former special operations commander. Robert faked his death years ago in order to have a quiet life in Boston. Robert is a mysterious person, quiet, very perfectionist, who was limited to fulfill his duties in a Home Mart like any other person. He lives alone and his hobby to have free time is to read and help others. In conclusion a person who lives with a very low profile, but little by little we are seeing how it is really known who he is.
All this changes when Robert meets an underage prostitute named Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz) and slave of a Russian mafia. Robert tries to pay the Russian mafia for Teri’s freedom. They obviously don’t accept his deal, and he decides to kill them. From this moment on a literal war breaks out between Robert and the Russian mafia led by Vladimir Pushkin who has no choice but to send his best man to investigate who caused these deaths, this man is Teddy (Marton Csokas) a rather cruel and ruthless person.
Robert not only managed to finish off Teddy and the Russian mobsters in Boston, he freed Teri and then traveled to Russia, entered Pushkin’s mansion and killed him. In the end McCall continues to use his skills to help those in need, offering his service through online ads where he identifies himself as “The Equalizer”.
It’s the fifth film in the sequel to Fast and Furious. Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel) is taken to but his sister Mia and his brother-in-law the former policeman Brian O’Conner carry out an assault to the bus where they take him, this one turns over on the pavement and they manage to free Dom, from here they flee to Rio de Janeiro.
While waiting for Dom to arrive, Mia and Brian join their friend Vince and other participants in a job to steal three cars from a train. Brian and Mia discover that DEA agents are also on the train and that the cars are seized property. Mia manages to take the car she took and they examine it to verify why it is so important to Hernan Reyes (a criminal who owns the cars) and it turns out that the car contains a computer chip with the complete financial details of Reyes’ criminal empire, including the location of some $100 million in cash.
Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his team arrive in Rio to arrest Dom and Brian. With the help of local officer Elena Neves. Luke and his elite group get Dom and the rest of the group, arrests them and when he tries to take them to the airport to extradite them to the United States, the convoy is found by Reyes’ men, and a heavy firefight begins where the entire elite group is killed, Dom and his team help Hobbs and Elena so that they are not killed, and when they begin to flee they shoot Vince who later dies. Hobbs decides to avenge his group and joins Toretto and the rest of the team in order to steal the money from Reyes’ vault. The vault is located inside a police station, which does not prevent them from taking it with their cars dragging it all over the city, which generates a big chase.
Hobbs enters the chase and kills Reyes, to honor his dead group. But he doesn’t want Dominic and Brian to be able to escape, he gives them a 24-hour head start to go after them, only on the condition that they leave the vault. They both leave, but when Hobss opens the vault, he realizes it’s empty. Dom’s group splits the money, and sends Vince’s wife a portion of it to live quietly and happily with their son. The group splits up and they go their separate ways.
John McClane (starring Bruce Willis) is a New York City cop who visits his wife in Los Angeles. She attended a company Christmas party held in a skyscraper in Los Angeles called Nakatomi Plaza on the 30th floor, and McClane decides to go see her there. While he changes his clothes in a bathroom, a group of terrorists arrive at the building and take the guests hostage, John being the only person in the building without the terrorists knowing about it.
This building is taken over by 13 very well armed terrorists. They go to the 30th floor to try to find Mr. Takagi and give Nakatomi Corporations a greedy one. John is armed with a simple gun and starts following them, goes up to the roof and tries to tune in the police to ask for help, but he tunes in the police channel which informs him that he must use his phone or they will have to notify him as a severe infraction. Seeing that he has no way to communicate for help, he decides to take the law into his own hands, this generates a true and epic fight to the death between the terrorists and Lone John, resulting in a victorious McClane and freeing all the hostages from the hands of these terrorists.
The Matrix is about a simulated world, where people are the source of energy that sustains “a world” that is dominated by intelligent machines. Neo is the one chosen to save men (man outside the Matrix world) from those machines.
Is the world what it seems? Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves), a programmer for a major software company and a computer hacker by the name of Neo will find out that it is not. He will be contacted by a strange group led by Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne), who will show him the true reality behind the apparent: a world dominated by machines, which enslave Humanity to use our bodies as a simple source of energy. But, and our mind, where is it then? the answer is in the Matrix.
Former elite special forces agent Bryan Millis (Liam Neeson) gets caught up in a difficult plot of a criminal organization of human trafficking and prostitution. When he tries to save his only daughter Kim, the main drawback is that he only has 96 hours to rescue her before he can lose track of her, and more never hear from her.
His daughter Kim takes a trip with her friend Amanda to Paris. Kim watches as strangers break into the apartment and kidnap her friend. While she talks on the phone with her father. These thugs then go after her and take Kim’s phone, Bryan being on the other end of the line and throwing them a threat that he would finally carry out.
Bryan flies to Paris, discovers that the kidnapping gang is made up of Albanians dedicated to white slave trade. Bryan uses all his knowledge to discover and finish off all those involved with this mafia, finally recovering his daughter Kim within the time limit.
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a former contract killer, one of the best that could have existed. Wick, after retiring from the world of murder, manages to marry the love of his life. Helen, who dies of a terminal illness. Soon after her death, John receives a final gift from his wife, a puppy named Daisy. To help him cope with his grief. On any given day John is at a gas station in his 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. Also, he meets three Russian gangsters, whose leader Iosef insists on buying the car, which John refuses.
This makes Joseph and his henchmen decide to follow John home to steal his car and not content with that. They decide to kill his puppy that did not stop barking. The big mistake they make is that they do not kill Wick, only leave him injured. The death of his beloved wife’s last gift unleashes an insatiable fury in John. Adding that, this begins a real war between Wick and the men of the Russian mafia leader Viggo Tarazov, father of Joseph. Viggo offers a reward to anyone who succeeds in taking Wick’s life. John, in his thirst for revenge, succeeds in killing everyone who gets in his way to kill Joseph and Viggo.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Sarah Connor, the single mother of rebel John Connor who is 10 years old at the moment, is in a mental hospital. A few years earlier, a time traveler had revealed to her that her son would be the savior of humanity in a machine-dominated future. She then became a kind of warrior and educated her son John in survival tactics. This is why she is confined to an asylum. When a new android upgrade, a T-1000 (Robert Patrick), arrives from the future to kill John. An old model T-800 will be sent to protect him (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
The fight between these two androids of the future unleashes one of the most epic battles in history. One to annihilate the future savior of mankind and the other to prevent it. In the end the T-800 manages to make the evil android T-1000 fall into a cauldron of molten metal, melting completely. But thinking that everyone else will survive. The T-800 (Arnold) makes the decision to self-destruct so that no chip is safe and Skynet is created, with this, apparently the “Doomsday” is avoided.
Batman: The Dark Knight
The mythical Batman/Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) returns to continue his war against crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham City. The triumvirate proves its effectiveness, but suddenly a new villain appears. Batman was not counted on by the Joker (Heath Ledger), a new criminal who unleashes chaos and has the citizens terrified.
A criminal like never seen before, with no ambition for power and money. Simply a person who only wanted to see the world burn. The Joker pushes Gotham into anarchy and forces. The dark knight to cross the thin line between hero and vigilante. He seeks to have Batman reveal his true identity or he will generate chaos and death ceaselessly throughout the city, seeking to bring out the darker side of Gotham’s inhabitants as well.
In any of these 10 movies you will find action, fights, explosions and without a doubt enjoy a movie with a lot of emotions.