Action movies are some of the most exciting movies that one can watch. Not only are action movies very exciting to watch, but they also tend to generate massive box office returns. In this post, we have compiled a list of the best Hollywood action movies of all time. Let’s get started.
Here Are The Best Hollywood Action Movies Of All Time
Lethal Weapon, which has been remembered for years with its lines, brings together Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. When he’s about to retire, police officer Roger Murtaugh and his intrepid new partner Martin Riggs find themselves on a mission that turns out to be far more intense than they’ve ever investigated.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The most popular of the Terminator series, which has seven different films, is Terminator 2: Judgment Day, directed by James Cameron, which was released in 1991. In this movie, a cyborg soldier sent from the future tries to protect his former target, Sarah Connor’s son, John. Fighting other cyborgs will not be easy. Proving that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a legendary actor, each of the Terminator movies is action-packed.
One of Bruce Willis’ most memorable performances, this one is a “Christmas classic”. The first movie shot in 1988 is the most acclaimed movie from the audience. New York police officer John McClane finds himself in the middle of an attack by German terrorists when he arrives in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his ex-wife. It is John’s new duty to save people by using all his skills in the attack that took place on Christmas.
We can say that RoboCop, which takes place in a time when criminal organizations proliferate in the future, is a movie that raised a generation. Murphy, a police officer who is badly injured in a shootout, is fused with the super-powerful robot body. Even though his body is destroyed, RoboCop, who remembers that he is human and what he has been through, will not be able to prevent his sense of revenge while fighting evil. RoboCop, made in 1987, has sequels RoboCop 2 and 3, as well as a reinterpreted version in 2014.
Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers, considered one of the geniuses of the cinema world, The Matrix presents the virtual world with a different deception. Set in a time when virtuality has taken over all humanity and life, The Matrix is about the adventure of breaking the cycle, which the software developer who calls himself Neo realizes is a deception.
The Gray Man
CIA agent Court Gentry is about to become a living legend with his silent, professional assassinations, but a decision made by his superiors turns him from hunter to hunted. It won’t be long before Court Gentry uncovers the plot against him. Trying to save his client’s life despite everything, Gentry must simultaneously ensure that his own family is safe.
Leon: The Professional
Leon, in which Natalie Portman starred with Jean Reno and Gary Oldman at the age of 13, is about the story of being in an extraordinary family and experiencing love. Cold-blooded killer, Leon is forced to take care of Mathilda, whose entire family was murdered and who survived the murder at the last moment. A new window will open for Leon, who has experienced a sense of fatherhood with Mathilda in his life, which is quite lonely and far from love.
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
If you like Western movies as much as action movies, you should watch this cult movie. Starring Clint Eastwood, the movie is about the events that take place on his journey to find a buried treasure. The fight between cowboys, who are defined as good, bad, and ugly, in illegal ways to earn money will make them look at everything from a different perspective.
The legendary Al Pacino plays the lead role of Tony Montana in Scarface, which has become a cult classic. Tony, who immigrated to America from Cuba, continues the dangerous business he got involved in his own country in Miami as well. Ready to do anything to make money and become what he calls a strong man, Tony will soon become well-known in the underworld.
Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise, revolves around an amateur soldier who comes back to life over and over after he dies. All military units in the world come together and fight against the aliens that come to Earth. Cage, who joins the war for the first time, makes a critical mistake and dies because he is an inexperienced soldier. But this death of Cage is not the last, it is an experience that strengthens him and he starts every day anew. Learning from his mistakes that caused his death, Cage grows stronger every day he comes back to life and eventually plays an important role in the course of the war.
Tango & Cash
The movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell is a must watch; The movie entertainingly interprets the action scenes. Two successful cops on duty in Los Angeles, Tango, and Cash, are trapped and go to jail for a crime they didn’t commit. The task of proving their innocence and rescuing themselves also depends on the plan they both make.
The movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the productions in which director Christopher Nolan has proven himself and his genius. Dom Cobb, who has a special ability to steal the subconscious while people are dreaming, got involved in dirty work. Despite winning financially, Cobb has lost everything in his private life and must accomplish an impossible task to regain his loved ones.
The Dark Knight
Dark days await Gotham City. The Dark Knight, which most people consider to be the best Batman movie of all time, is about the relentless struggle with the Joker. The movie, directed by Christopher Nolan, with Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as Joker, impresses with its action scenes.
On his way to explore the mysterious catacombs of Ancient Egypt, Rick O’Connell’s path crosses with the Carnahans, British siblings who are researchers and adventurers. While researching and exploring an ancient city, they read a text they shouldn’t have read and accidentally awaken a vengeful mummy. The awakening of the mummy, who still carries the anger of the injustice he experienced centuries ago, will not be good for anyone. Using all his strength to take revenge, the mummy has no choice but to succeed in re-sleeping.
Gal Gadot gives a great performance as Wonder Woman and every second of the movie is action-packed. The movie, which begins with the Amazon Princess Diana displaying her superior fighting skills, continues with the fighter plane crashing into the country and the injured pilot needing help. Going to the war-ravaged world with the pilot, Wonder Woman will have to deal with people being so cruel as she fights to make the world a better place using her abilities.
Mad Max: Fury Road
This movie is a modern incarnation of the 1980s Mad Max movies starring Mel Gibson, with Tom Hardy playing the titular character. The action-packed movie, directed by George Miller as in the first trilogy, managed to get a lot of love from the audience with its exciting scenes. Mad Max: Fury Road, is set in a world that is on the way to extinction and where the end of humanity is approaching, is about the encounter between Furiosa and Max Rockatansky, who go back and forth between life and death. Difficult days await the duo, who are fighting against Immorten Joe, who dominates everyone.
Although Harry, who hides his identity from everyone, introduces himself as a marketing person, he is actually an agent working for America and taking dangerous jobs. While trying to hide his identity from those around him, he has to fight terrorists who claim to have bombs that threaten the world. The movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is directed by Oscar winner James Cameron.
Avengers: Infinity War
An action movie list without the Avengers is unthinkable. Avengers: Infinity War, with Marvel’s favorite characters Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Black Panther, and Spider Man, is a movie that flows with action scenes. Joining forces against Thanos, the evil that threatens the world, the heroes will do their best to save humanity.
Almost 30 years after its release, Jurassic Park, which is still talked about, is about the accidental return of dinosaurs to the world. Scientists, who combine the parts they took from fossils from ages ago with other living things in a laboratory environment, cause dinosaurs to come back to the world. It will not be easy to fix the chaotic environment that started with the dinosaurs escaping from the area they are holding. The classic scenes of Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, remain impressive even today.
Trying to get his life in order after going through tough times in the army, Wade learns that his cancer is incurable. His only chance to continue his life is to participate in a treatment that is in the trial process and has not been announced yet. After treatment, Wade transforms into an extraordinary superhero. Wade, who has developed a sense of humor unlike other superheroes, will continue his life as Deadpool and will work to take revenge on those in his past.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark, the movie where we meet Indiana Jones for the first time, the coolest professor of all time, is a must-watch for every action movie buff. Commissioned by the American government to find the Ark of the Covenant, Indiana Jones must find this lost treasure before Hitler’s soldiers. Steven Spielberg directs the 1981 film starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.
The Old Guard
Starring Charlize Theron as the Scythian Andromache, The Old Guard has attracted great attention since its first day on Netflix. Immortal soldiers, who have lived in different geographies and different societies for centuries, have to struggle with the pharmaceutical company that wants to seize them in order to research them. A sequel is also expected to come, which will feature the very extraordinary story of Andy’s friend, Quynh, whose mind and heart remain.
Kill Bill, starring Uma Thurman and directed by Quentin Tarantino, is a memorable movie with its scenes as well as its script. The bride, who is attacked on her wedding day, wakes up from her coma for four years and kills those who did it in order to take revenge on those who caused it. Uma Thurman, who has perfect fight scenes with her yellow outfit, is definitely worth watching. Kill Bill also has a sequel.
Sherlock Holmes, the most popular detective of all time, is a movie that will be watched by action and mystery lovers. Guy Ritchie sits in the director’s chair in the movie in which Detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner play a corner snatch against the enemy that threatens the entire country. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
If you want to accompany the fearful and action-packed moments of a surfer in deep waters, you can watch The Shallows. In the movie in which we watched Blake Lively in the lead role of Nancy; it all starts with her going to a deserted cove in Mexico to commemorate her mother’s life after her mother died from cancer. When Nancy, surfing in waters with only a few people, is attacked by a great white shark, there is no one around to save her. For Nancy, getting out of the sea where no one is left will be a miracle from now on.
Godzilla, the most famous monster in the movie industry and the world, may not be as scary as people think! Godzilla, who emerged to protect humanity from monsters produced by unethical studies in the laboratory environment, is the savior despite his appearance.
The Day After Tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow, which deals with the danger that awaits the world in a sudden climate change, attracted a lot of attention in 2004 when it was screened. In the film, which is about the world entering a new ice age with a sudden storm, the northern hemisphere is covered with ice in an uninhabitable way, and great chaos occurs as people try to go south to continue their lives.
All the movies of the Mission: Impossible series, starring Tom Cruise, are full of action and breathtaking scenes. But we can say that the first movie of the series, which was released in 1996, is the most popular. One of the factors that make Mission: Impossible so effective, is the incredible work ethic and desire of actor Tom Cruise who is never shy about doing his own stunts.
Tenet is another mind bending Christopher Nolan classic. The movie, in which we watched John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, has a confusing and interesting scenario. Living in a different time, the protagonist targets key figures and defies their powers to protect the world from impending dangers.