Article: Top 10 Action Movies

10.Die Hard

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. This is pure entertaining with absolutely amazing stunts that bring with comic timing especially from De’voreaux White who play the taxi driver Argyle, he is so hilarious with the cynical baddie Alan Rickman who certainly very sinister. In this watchable action film.


A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. An adrenaline fuelled action packed film that bring with colourful characters that including Dennis Hopper which he is perfectly creepy, An all-star cast with a superb story that is so tense and the stunts are unbelievable in this film and it certainly give you an action packed time.


James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When M16 comes under attack, OO7 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. This is definitely the best Bond film of all time due to the performance of Javier Bardem as the nasty villain in this film, the ever-reliable Daniel Craig it certainly suave, the story is excellent in this well-made film with an ending you will never every forget.

7.Air Force One

Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C, while the president, a veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board. This is nerve shredding tension and with brilliant and convincing acting especially from Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, the stunt in this film is certainly out of this world and a brilliant story as well.

6.John Carter

John Carter, a Civil War Veteran, who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is asked by the Army to join, but he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes and he ended up hiding in a cave and there is someone else living in the same cave and he holding up a medallion, so John Carter transported to another world. A thought-provoking film with a superb story to this film and it blended well with the fantasy element into the action scene, this is certainly watchable.


The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic. This certainly come out of nowhere in this action science fiction film that fleshed out its characters and they are a likeable bunch, a great story that is simple to follow and death-defying stunt and it gorgeous to look at and the amazing CGI and the special effect.

4.Knight And Day

June has a garage in Boston, At an airport heading home, a man bump into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He’s under FBI surveillance, they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. This is pure entertaining and action packed from start to finish with great chemistry with the two lead, a simple story to follow and brim with comic timing as well.

3.Batman (2005 – 2012)

After witnessing the death of his beloved parents in front of his face, billionaire Bruce Wayne vows himself to protecting the good people of Gotham City against evil forces that threaten the city, defending the city with numerous villain that appears. This is a proper action film as it is multi – layered with a really good story and the cinematography is absolutely amazing and spot on casting and the wonderful baddies.

2.I, Robot

In 2035 a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity. A superbly crafted story that echoed to be a gem of a movie, that is certainly to be entertained and thrilled you at the same time, the ending of this film is certainly unpredictable, in this thought-provoking film.

1.In Time

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage – a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. The reason why I picked this as my number one is, it has all the element of a action and science fiction with all the emotional aspect with the acting is brilliant in this perfect film.

One thought on “Article: Top 10 Action Movies

  1. Catching up on my emails and I can see you have been busy with different postings. Some great picks again Mark, and I think these are worth considering in the action category:
    Mission Impossible, Lethal Weapon, Indiana Jones are all series full of action
    The Seven Samurai and even the Magnificent Seven which was a US remake of the original Japanese film.
    The World War II movies are almost a forgotten genre but there are still some great examples of action films. Where Eagles Dare is one that immediately springs to mind.


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