Action movies are liked by everyone around the world. So here we have listed down the best action movies of all time so that you do not waste time thinking about what next to watch…
Cinema is a great medium for emitting out the emotions we cannot express in real life or simply pursuing a course of action we cannot take . Cinema and movies in general give you the chance to watch a life on screen you cannot lead.
They make you experience the thrill of something you have never seen, done or experienced before. And, action movies are maybe the most sought after genre because we do not fight an underworld don or an extraterrestrial creature or fight the bad guys on a daily basis.
Rather, it is what we want to experience. We want to feel the adrenaline rush and the excitement of beating up bad guys and being the victor who stands up for all that is good. After all, nobody wants to be a sidekick or a showpiece.
Action movies have a great demand. And, they make it with a big budget. The advancement of VFX has also helped in revolutionising the way we perceive action films. Action films with little drama and spice have all the features of a good box office collection.
So, we have listed down some of the best action movies of all time. They are not ranked from good to best. So, it is a random list.
These are some of the best action movies of all time:
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight is one of the best superhero movies ever. The action sequences are simply superb and so clean . This action movie also has so many quotable quotes such as “Why so serious?” “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
The Dark Knight has also introduced us with the most cherished villain of film history. With the underlying philosophy and talks, this movie becomes a must watch.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mad Max Fury Road is an installment in the legendary action movie series. Set in the post- apocalyptic world, this is a story of survival. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy star in this amazingly made film which tells us a lot about humans and the world.
Avengers Endgame (2019)
It would be really crazy if we do not give Avengers Endgame it’s due place in this list. It is the highest grossing film of all time that has some of the most influential actors on this planet. The action sequences of this movie are gives the viewers goosebumps. The Russo brothers Anthony and Joe sure made a movie to remain perennial.
Iron Man (2008)
Another marvel movie that is a favourite of millions of people. This movie gave us one of the coolest superheroes Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr who breathed life into that suit. The action packed film with the right doses of comedy and drama was a blockbuster. Iron Man stands as an evidence that superhero movies are far from cliché and outdated.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Released in 1991, Terminator 2: Judgement Day is an action classic. A movie that displays the stunts and the power of action king, bodybuilder turned actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. James Cameron directed this box office success. The CGI effects are worth praise. And, so the movie is still loved by the younger fans.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Steven Spielberg directed this magnum opus called Saving Private Ryan. This movie is credited to bring to screen the most real visuals of a war. The legendary actor, Tom Hanks is seen in the role of Captain John H. Miller who is given the task of bringing home Private Ryan who is the last standing man of a military family . Saving Private Ryan is work of excellence that is considered one of the best movies ever made.
The Matrix (1999)
A list of action movies would be incomplete without mentioning The Matrix. A science fiction movie that has some of the most fascinating action sequences. The movie has all the features of a quintessential action movie such as Kung fu, machine guns and one liners. The Wachowskis directed this and was a critical as well as commercial success.
Mission Impossible series
Mission Impossible released in 1996 and was a masterstroke . The Tom Cruise starrer movie grossed 457 million at the box office when it was released. The movie really gives some great action shots. The Mission Impossible franchise continued to give blockbuster hits with even greater levels of action and drama. However, it was not critically acclaimed.
Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix starrer Gladiator is simply awesome. It is a trailblazing action movie which is filled with drama. This is one hell of an action movie classic that you shouldn’t miss even for the world. Gladiator would keep you on the edge, make you fight in your mind against the evil and the wrong. A story set in ancient times, Gladiator is directed by Ridley Scott.
Die Hard series
Die Hard just cannot be missed. It has to be here in this list where it belongs. Bruce Willis is the protagonist of the movie. This series gives you a taste of a typical action movie with machine guns, explosions, hostages, villains and romance sprinkled here and there.
Die Hard was an instant success. And,so many more follow up movies were made out of which all of them garnered immense success commercially. The first movie was Die Hard released in 1988, Die Hard 2 in 1990, Die Hard with a vengeance released in 1995, Live Free or Die Hard came in 2007 and A good day to Die Hard came in 2013.
Skyfall can be said to be the most suave James Bond film. It has all the traits of a James Bond film such as one liners, sexual innuendos, henchmen deaths and martinis. Skyfall indeed gives us some superhero actions. But, along with it also shows some deep themes and explores them.
If you are a fan of action movies, then surely do watch these if you haven’t already . These are some of the best action movies of all time. They are juicy, fast paced and just right for you if you are into this stuff.