When you justify the best action movies, you might wonder how much fighting can make an action movie the best one. If you can understand the fast-moving violence, you will get enchanted by hundreds of such scenes in the famous action movies. Watching the stunts repeatedly which just caught your eyes you will definitely enjoy limitless thrill. You can try these top-rated action genre movies to make your vacation fully delightful.
Best action movies ever made
Hot Fuzz | 2007 | UK | 7.8/10 (IMDb) | 91% (RottenTomatoes)
The director Edgar Wright and the actor Simon Pegg wrote the screenplay of this comedy film with the inspiration of 100 action movies. Jim Broadbent, Nick Frost, and Pegg stars in this film. The story advances with two police officers investigating some unusual homicides in a village. The ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy consists of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz(2007) and The World’s End (2013). Hot Fuzz won the Empire Award, UK(2007) and National Movie Award, UK(2008) as the best comedy.
Headhunters | 2011 | Norway | 7.5/10 (IMDb) | 93% (RottenTomatoes)
This suspenseful movie, directed by Morten Tyldum is by far the most successful Norwegian film ever. The story originates from Jo Nesbo’s novel named Headhunters (2008). The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Synnve Macody Lund, and Aksel Hennie. The story follows a man living an aristocratic life who secretly steals paintings for a living. He takes an attempt to steal a precious painting for a better employment opportunity. Headhunters received numerous nominations, including four Amanda Awards and a BAFTA Award.
Baahubali: The Beginning | 2015 | India | 8/10 (IMDb) | 89% (RottenTomatoes)
This is one of the best action movies produced in India. This movie has acquired the third position as the most-grossing Indian film in the world. V. Srinivas Mohan designed the VFX of this epic fantasy made by S.S Rajamouli. Its story follows Shiva and Avanthika on a quest to free Devasena, Mahishmati’s former queen from the grasp of Bhallaladeva, the tyrannical king. The story ends with the 2nd part of the movie- Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017).
The major film stars are Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Nassar, Ramya Krishna, and Sathyaraj. It was the first Indian film to receive a Saturn Award nomination and the first Telugu film to win the National Film Award for Best Special Effects and Best Feature Film.
The Man from Nowhere | 2010 | South Korean | 7.8/10 (IMDb) | 100% (RottenTomatoes)
Lee Jeong-Beom wrote and directed this thriller movie filled with violence. The film depicts a strange man who pursues a deadly rampage to save a child. The renowned actor Won Bin bagged a bunch of awards – including Cine21, Grand Bell, KOFRA Film, Max Movie, University Film Festival of Korea award as Best Actor – for starring in this film. Furthermore, Do-Ahn Jung and Jung-Ryu Park won the Blue Dragon Award for Best VFX and Best Technical Award for martial arts respectively. Besides these, Lee Jeong-Beom got Max Movie, and Philadelphia Film awards as Best Director.
Raid Redemption | 2011 | Indonesia | 7.6/10 (IMDb) | 82% (RottenTomatoes)
Gareth Evans, a Welsh filmmaker, has filled this film with breathtaking action scenes from first to last. In this film, an elite squad, trapped in a building full of killers, has no option but to fight them off. Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian, starring in the film, worked on the action choreography. The film was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness section. This thriller film won Best Film and Audience awards at Dublin International Film Festival, Prix du Public Award at Festival Mauvais Genre, and Silver Scream Award at Imagine Film Festival.
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno | 2014 | Japan | 7.6/10 (IMDb) | 82% (RottenTomatoes)
The main theme of this film comes from the Japanese Manga series Rurouni Kenshin. Kyoto Inferno is the second installment of the Rurouni Kenshin Pentalogy. The film advances as Kenshin takes his sword up to stop a pure evil, and save the country. Takeru Satoh played the title role of the film. Keishi Ohtomo won the Festival Prize at Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2016 for the direction. ‘The Final’, the 4th version, was released on June 18, 2021, while the 5th installment ‘The Beginning’ will be released on July 30, 2021.
Ong Bak | 2003 | Thailand | 7.2/10 (IMDb) | 85% (RottenTomatoes)
This martial arts movie has become one of the best action movies for action movie fans. Tony Jaa, the Thai martial artist, comes to the limelight by playing a lead role in this film. It tells the story of a young man living in a village who takes down an entire gang of town-people to bring the head of Buddha’s statue back to his village. Prachya Pinkaew won Action Asia Award at Deauville Asian Film Festival 2004, and Orient Express Award at Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival 2003 for making this film.
IP Man | 2008 | China | 8/10 (IMDb) | 76% (RottenTomatoes)
This biography film, made on IP Man- the Martial arts Mentor of Bruce Lee, got 1st place in the Hong Kong box office at its opening week. This is the first film of the IP Man series (Four parts) directed by Wilson Yip. The story, written by Edmond Wong, shows how Ip Man established the dignity of the Chinese people throughout the Japanese invasion of China, even when survival was difficult. Donnie Yen got the ‘Beijing College Student Film Festival award’ and ‘2nd Iron Elephant award’ as best actor. Sammo Hung and Tony Leung Siu-hung won the ‘28th Hong Kong Film’ award, ‘46th Golden Horse Film’ award, and ‘2nd Iron Elephant’ award for the Best Action Choreography.
District 13 | 2004 | France | 7.1/10 IMDb | 80% (RottenTomatoes)
To safeguard the B13 district, an undercover detective and an ex-thug strive to infiltrate a gang to defuse a nuclear bomb. This is the story, written by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri, the film advances with. But the interesting thing is, there are lots of jumping over the adjacent buildings in the film. The jumps of David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli, starring in the film, will give you so much thrill that you have to keep your jaw tight the whole time. This film is directed by Pierre Morel and produced by Luc Besson.
Avengers: Infinity War | 2018 | America | 8.4/10 (IMDb) | 85% (RottenTomatoes)
If you are truly an action movie lover, you must have been involved in a debate about which marvel superhero is the mightiest. After its first installment, this franchise literally has broken and rebuilt the Sci-fi-Action genre. Every one of Avenger series (Four parts), made by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo has broken the previous box office records.
The famous comic writers the late Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought down the prime concept. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt, starring in the film, already made their name tangled with Marvel’s iconic figure. This superhero film got the Oscar 2019 nomination for the best VFX.
The advanced technology and the creativity in filmmaking are serving the best action movies. The unprecedented action choreography and the new trend of camera positioning are changing the way of evaluating action movies. Though there is hardly any limitation in your imagination in this era of VFX, the action movies somehow managed to startle you.
Source: United News of Bangladesh