Cinema is neither more nor less than a mirror of the society that composes it. That is why, given the increase in violence in the streets, numerous films appeared to portray it. Whether in wars, mafias or power disputes, the excessive use of force is manifested in shocking films that took place over time. Spoiler made a selection and separated the nine best action movies that exist.
This genre is not only marked by the weapons, the fire and the shots, but also by deep stories that put the viewer in context. In addition, in recent years they have used awesome special effects to make confrontations that sometimes include explosions more and more real.
As well as in other themes, American cinema has historically stood out for making the best and most violent productions. Among the favorites by the fans there are many, but the most beloved were those that had a plot behind that trapped the fans from beginning to end.
The best action movies ever
10-The Origin (2010)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe y Michael Caine.
An expert in the art of appropriating, during sleep, the secrets of the subconscious of others. Cobb’s uncanny ability has made him a highly sought-after man in the world of espionage, but it has also doomed him to be a fugitive and consequently to give up leading a normal life.
9-The Raid (2014)
Director: Gareth Evans
Actors: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Pierre Gruno y Ray Sahetapy.
In Jakarta, everyone knows that in the slums of the city there is a building that serves as a refuge for the most dangerous criminals in Indonesia. Despite this, a group of elite special forces will try to break down his defenses and penetrate his guts. But the operation does not go according to plan and the police will find themselves trapped in the building, with no possible escape and surrounded by murderers and gangsters.
8-Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Director: George Miller
Actors: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult y Hugh Keays-Byrne.
Mad Max is drawn into a group fleeing through the desert in a War Rig driven by an elite Empress: Furiosa. They escape from a Citadel tyrannized by Immortan Joe, from whom they have taken something irreplaceable. The Warlord mobilizes all his gangs and hunts down the rebels in a high-revving “highway war”.
7-Subway Rescue 1 2 3 (2009)
Director: Tony Scott
Actors: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, James Gandolfini and John Turturro.
A New York City Subway controller named Walter Garber faces a car hijacking by a gang led by Ryder that takes passengers hostage. There is an enigma that Garber cannot solve and that is how the criminals will be able to escape from taking over the riot.
6-Maximum Speed (1994)
Director: Jan de Bont
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels y Beth Grant.
Los Angeles police officer Jack Traven receives one of the greatest challenges of his career: he must track down a terrorist who planted a bomb on a city bus that will explode if it slows down below 50 miles per hour.
5-Kill Bill (2003)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen y Daryl Hannah.
A professional assassin is attacked by some members of her own gang, who obey the orders of Bill, the head of the organization. He survives the attack, but remains in a coma. She wakes up four years later dominated by a great desire for revenge.
4-Fast and Furious (2001)
Director: Rob Cohen
Actors: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster y Rick Yune.
A gang of criminals is dedicated to stealing trucks from sports cars. The police decide to infiltrate a man in the world of illegal racing to discover possible suspects. Brian walks in and meets Dominic, the absolute leader and number one suspect, but things get complicated when he falls in love with his sister.
3-Mission Impossible (1996)
Director: Brian De Palma
Actors: Tom Cruise, Emmanuelle Béart, Jon Voight, Jean Reno y Ving Rhames.
A super spy is chosen to carry out the most dangerous mission with the maximum efficiency possible. He is accompanied by agent Jim Phelps, who reunited his men to participate in the mission: to prevent the sale of a stolen disc containing secret information.
2-Hard to Kill (1988)
Director: John McTiernan
Actors: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov, Paul Gleason y Reginald VelJohnson.
A terrorist group took over a Los Angeles building and held people hostage. Only one man, NYPD John McClane manages to escape. Although alone and off duty, McClane will face the kidnappers. He is the only hope for everyone to save their lives.
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso, Jack Starrett, Bill McKinney y Alf Humphreys.
A green beret veteran learns that an old colleague has died in the aftermath of the war. Some time later, the police arrest him for being on the street and they are cruel to him. Then he remembers the torture he suffered in Vietnam and reacts violently to the security forces.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Guardians of the Galaxy 3