Action films are an excellent way to pass time while getting some adrenaline rush. We tend to feel the adventure and enjoy the specular plot rollout while watching this kind of movie. In this article, we highlight the 8 best action movies of all time.
1. The Dark Knight (2008)
This is a 2008 superhero movie based on Batman, the DC Comics character. The plot revolves around a gang of criminals who rob a Gotham mob bank. Batman and Harvey Dent, a District Attorney, work together to beat this organized crime. This is a must-watch movie particularly if you are into the action-packed type. You got a full dose of both heroism and vigilantism.
2. John Wick (2014)
This is a neo-noir American action thriller written by Derek Kolstad and starring Keanu Reeves (among other top actors). The first film in the John Wick series, the movie follows men who break into a home and kill a very important puppy. The main character, John Wick, sets to find out these evil doors that distract his life and unknowingly disturb a very sensitive part of his past.
3. The Raid Redemption (2011)
This is a 2011 action thriller from Indonesia that was released in 2009. It features an elite squad that is tasked with infiltrating a high-rise crime center in Jakarta’s slums. The movie garnered a lot of positive ratings from critics. In fact, it was so successful that it was followed by a sequel. If you are looking to sit on the edge of your seat with one of the best action movies ever, The Raid is as good as they get.
4. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
This is a 2015 post-apocalyptic film starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byme, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington0Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, and Abbey Lee. The film is staged in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where water and gasoline are some of the scarcest commodities. The action on set comes across as one of the best road battles in film history.
5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
This is a 2018 American action spy movie directed by Christopher McQuarrie after Rogue Nation. The cast features Tom Cruise along with Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Monaghan, and other top actors. The film revolves around Ethan Hunt, who is tasked by the CIA to infiltrate a deal where plutonium is on sale. The movie is packed with high-stakes action that will certainly push you to the edge of your seat.
6. The Bourne Identity (2002)
This was the first movie in the Bourne series, which is inspired by Robert Ludlum’s novels. The film follows Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), an amnesic operative who’s trying to unearth his identity while also battling a conspiracy theory in the CIA. The film is a high-stakes thriller that will keep your eyes open right to the end. The Bourne Identity was a Box Office success with an initial box office gross of $214 from a budget of $60 million.
7. Hanna (2011)
This is a 2011 action-thriller starring Saoirse Ronan. Hanna is a teenage girl who’s raised in the wilderness by her Ex-CIA father. She’s trained to be a dangerous assassin before the CIA sends a senior operative to try to track the girl and her father down. Hanna is eventually captured by special forces and moved to an underground complex where a decoy is sent to interrogate her. But the action gets intense when she gets started with people while still in holding.
8. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
This is one of the best military action movies of all time. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and staged during the World War II Invasion of Normandy. This movie offers a graphic portrayal of the war, particularly what happens during the Normandy landings. Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) is a U.S. Army Ranger who leads a squad that is searching for a lost paratrooper behind enemy lines. Saving Private Ryan was an instant box office success, and secured an 8.6 average rating on IMDb and a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes.