It’s time to turn those action fantasies into a reality!
Summer might be on its last legs, but that doesn’t mean that the summer blockbusters have to stop! If you’ve been on an all-out action binge coming from Avengers: Endgame all the way to John Wick: Parabellum and want to keep the momentum going, then we’ve got just the read for you.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our top action movies that every action junkie needs to watch. From samurai swords to bullet-time, this list has something for every action junkie out there. We even threw in a little recommendation at the bottom in case you want to take your action hero dreams to the next level.
Can we have kicked off this list any other way? Twelve terrorists. One cop. You probably know the rest. In case you’re not familiar, Bruce Willis breathes life into his role as John McClane, perhaps the definitive reluctant good guy, as he single-handedly tries to win back a building taken over by a crew of deadly German terrorists (led by the late, great Alan Rickman). If you haven’t seen this one, you’re in for a treat.
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Still looking for that Avengers fix after watching Avengers: Endgame? Captain America: Winter Soldier might just be the flick for you! Espionage, double-agents, and a hefty serving of America’s Ass, the second installment in the Captain America series is the definitely worth a couple of re-watches.
Proving that Keanu Reeves had action chops long before John Wick, Speed is a high-octane action thriller that today’s generation might have missed out on. A young Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves take on a fun and fast-paced premise: they need to survive driving a bus (full of innocent people, of course) that’s rigged to explode if it ever goes under 50/mph. This one is definitely worth tracking down and watching.
Definitely one of the most underrated and under-the-radar films on this list, Equilibrium is unquestionably worth the watch. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where gung-fu exists and emotions are illegal, Christian Bale stars in this action-packed film that is as much of a thinker as it is a shooter.
Kill Bill Vol 1.
Let’s put the guns down for a minute and take our action into a more old school direction. A stunning, violent homage to classic martial arts flicks, Kill Bill Vol. 1 ranks among director Quentin Tarantino’s most popular films (which is no small feat!) and portray’s the story of Uma Thurman as a betrayed and formally betrothed assassin out of revenge. Expect bloodshed, sword fights, and a truly distinct and memorable style.
Our second Keanu Reeves flick on the list- and boy, is it a big one. From bullet-time to mind-bending physics, Matrix is a mix of equal parts heart-pumping action and brow-furrowing philosophy that has influenced countless of other films and genres and is definitely a must watch for any action junkie.
Nicolas Cage. John Travolta. The two of them trading faces. Does it get more over-the-top 90’s than this? It might not make a lot of sense, but it definitely makes for good action- so turn your brain off and enjoy two-and-a-half hours of fun, ridiculous, and satisfying shoot-outs, set pieces, and slow-motion sequences.
Whoever thought that a 56-year old Liam Neeson would be the perfect face of a new action franchise was an absolute genius. If you somehow haven’t seen this worldwide hit series about a family that can’t seem to not get kidnapped (sometimes it’s his daughter, sometimes it’s his wife, sometimes it’s Liam Neeson himself) and don’t buy that Liam Neeson is a bonafide action star, then all you need to do is watch this famous phone call and be convinced.
Of course we had to end the list with the current reigning king of action and assassinations. With John Wick 3 just coming out, now would be the perfect time to freshen up and relive the tale of why you definitely do no want to mess with this guy’s dog.
If just watching blockbusters isn’t doing it for you, then you can live out your action hero dreams (in a safe and responsible manner, of course) at Jethro Shooting Indoor Range!
Jethro Indoor Shooting Range
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