Now, it has grossed in record time, knocking James Cameron's Titanic out of the number two spot of biggest blockbusters. Evans also blended genres to great effect, ramping up the tension throughout the film's running time by mixing in elements of a survival horror flick. Released November, 2006 Perhaps the most cerebral of all 007's adventures. If you want to know why this year's Point Break remake is so maligned as it heads to theaters, take the original for a spin one night. An unstoppable secret agent has to balance his home life with his professional one.
Macy, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Peter Stormare, John Carroll Lynch, Tony Denman Plot: A an indebted man hires hit men to kidnap his wife when it all goes wrong and he tries to fix the problems. Year of Release: 1996 Overall Rating: 3. The style in this movie was so unique, movies and video games have been copying it for years since. The only movie standing between Endgame and the top spot? That strong substance complemented the thrilling action audiences could really care about, giving this franchise humble and appreciated beginnings. Featuring one of Stallone's finest dramatic performances his last scene is gut-wrenching , First Blood was very raw and authentic, especially compared to the over-the-top sequels that it spawned.
The Lion King 1994 Ever since Avengers: Endgame was announced, Hollywood insiders had no doubt it would be a box office smash. The technology allowed the filmmakers to push boundaries and break action movie conventions, as heroes could dodge bullets and bounce off of walls as they fought against their foes. We present Screen Rant's 10 Best Action Movies Ever Made. The dynamic between the loose cannon Riggs and by-the-books family man Murtaugh was interesting to watch and added moment of tension even when they weren't trying to solve their case. Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 The newest film on this list, perhaps unsurprisingly, is yet another entry in the Star Wars saga.
Part war movie, part spy thriller and all action-adventure, Where Eagles Dare follows a team of allied agents tasked to infiltrate a Nazi castle perched on a snowy mountain-top castle and rescue a captured American officer. Harrison Ford was obviously the right choice for the lead, but his co-stars weren't slouches either. The film is a remarkably simple story — devoid of plot devices constructed to milk emotions from the audience — about survival amid destruction. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Check out the voting page here, If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at : Check us out at Twitter.
Fun fact: both Quentin Tarantino and Aaron Sorkin did un-credited rewrites on the script. Director Kathryn Bigelow attacks these sequences with such ferocity and style that it's hard to imagine a better pairing of the film's disparate elements — the physicality of the surfing, screwing and fighting with personal ideals and character-based beliefs. Don't forget the likes of Spider-Man 2, X-Men 2 or the original Blade, either. The style of this movie has yet to be outdone. But that silly, snarky dialogue…apparently and not surprisingly , we have screenwriter Joss Whedon to thank for that.
True Lies 1994 Between Terminator 2 and Titanic, James Cameron made this super fun spin on the spy genre. Year of Release: 1996 Overall Rating: 2. The plot, however, is irrelevant. The actor plays to his strengths in both comedy and action as a martial artist who becomes more proficient the more he drinks. It's like a heavy metal album cover come to life, and we meant that in the best possible way.
The Matrix 1999 The Matrix surprised audiences, became a worldwide phenomenon, and changed the way modern action movies are still made to this day. Returning players like Damon, Joan Allen, and Julia Stiles added layers to their characters with compelling and honest performances. It's a difficult thing to narrow down, choosing a comic book film to wedge amongst the best action movies of all time, because there are plenty of worthy candidates. Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 action movies of the 1990s. Wright, Jimmy Avitts and Zombiekilleryamato for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo. It's hard to imagine the industry thriving if it weren't for action movies, as they have been popular for generations of audiences. Yes, some criticized Bad Boys for being more style than substance, but that didn't stop it from being entertaining to watch.
Like so many other entries on our list, what really elevates Bourne Ultimatum to the top is the sheer amount of substance that Greengrass unpacked to make the film interesting as well as exciting. Goldfinger and Casino Royale pictured rank among the top. Year of Release: 1996 Overall Rating: 3. In the meantime, our ranking follows. It was a revelation at the time, and it's still a darned good watch nowadays.
Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace 1999 George Lucas. That distinction belongs to Philip Seymour Hoffman as arms dealer Owen Davian, still the best villain these movies have offered up. His techniques behind the camera allowed him to craft one of the best made action movies from a directorial perspective in recent memory, as it relied more on practical stunt work than anything else. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear. Not everything is how is seems, but giving away the twist s to those of you who haven't seen it would be a crime. Patrick Swayze brought his own adrenaline-fueled charm to the character of Bodhi, as you can see in the scene where Swayze himself leaps off a plane on-camera. An interesting take on the hero's journey archetype, The Matrix was wholly original, filled with concepts and ideas that instantly became a part of cinematic lore.