10 Hollywood Action Films You Cannot Miss
The Matrix (1999)
Winner of four Academy Awards, The Matrix draws inspiration for its action sequences from Hong Kong cinema, especially “wire-fu”. This classic movie, considered one of the greatest sci-fi films, also brought the “bullet time” into the mainstream.
2.kill Bill Vol 1 and 2 (2003, 2004)
Kill Bill was meant to be Tarantino’s homage to grindhouse cinema. Originally a single volume, the film was split into two because of its over 4-hour runtime. Kill Bill is classic Tarantino abundant gore, en pointe music, and an anime sequence.
3. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Arguably the best film of the trilogy as well as one of the best superhero films of all time, Spider-Man 2 picks up two years after where it left off in the first installment. Peter Parker loses everything he holds dear and faces the evil Doctor Octopus. For its VFX, the film picked up the Academy Award for Best Special Effects at the 2005 Academy Awards.
4. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
A fast-paced thriller, The Bourne Ultimatum follows the eponymous psychogenic amnesiac Jason Bourne in his quest for information about his past. The highest rated film in the Bourne franchise, it also won Academy Awards in all the three categories it was nominated in.
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Tom Long of The Detroit News wrote, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens returns to the spirit of the original films, leaving the ungainly and unneeded clumsiness of the subsequent prequels far behind.”
5. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Pre-production for Max Mad: Fury Road began in 1997; it took 17 years for the movie to finally see release. Considered one of the best action films ever, the Mad Max reboot is particularly praised for its portrayal of women. Watch it for its gloriously insane stunts.
6. Deadpool (2016)
The highest grossing X-Men film is an insanely hilarious ride as the Merc with a Mouth pursues Francis, the man who activated his mutant genes while also physically scarring him. With the abundant fourth wall breaking, enjoyable profanity and action, Deadpool is worth every repeat view you will go in for.
7. Wonder Woman (2017)
Wonder Woman’s eponymous character is a character of unconquerable faith in the humanity’s capacity for good; she would fight Ares even having witnessed its equal capacity for evil. Patty Jenkins’ DCEU debut film went far beyond entertainment, it inspired millions of people.
8. Logan (2017)
Grossing over $619 million, it ranks behind Deadpool as the fourth highest grossing R-rated movie ever. In a first, Logan — a live-action superhero film — was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com wrote, “Logan has stakes that feel real, and fight choreography that’s fluid and gorgeous instead of just computer-generated effects.”
9. Black Panther (2018)
The 10th highest grossing film of ALL time, Black Panther is considered one of MCU’s best films. The critic consensus on Roten Tomatoes says, “Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU’s most absorbing stories—and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.”
10. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity war created a huge record within just a few days of its release. Avengers is one of the biggest action films and has so many fight scene between superheroes and supervillain Thanos. Avengers unite again to stop Thanos in his mission to collect all the six infinity stones. Avengers: Infinity War is the second most expensive film ever made.