Do you want some adrenaline? That’s what the action movies, and some of them are essential and you should see them at least once (but preferably more) in order to die with a clear conscience.
Sometimes the world leads us to live very boring lives, without adventures and marked by responsibilities, tasks and office hours, so the cinema is a good way to put some excitement in it to all that, with stories of persecution, murder, time travel, of superheroes fighting to save the world, or even animated films with the most unexpected protagonists.
There are a lot of good movies out there, but only a few have gotten one. perfect grade (from critics and fans) and while that is no guarantee that you will like them, at least you can be sure that, according to most, you will not waste your time if you decide to watch them.
Strangely, the saga of John Wick it does not even reach a 90% rating, while there are a few films of Disney that, although they seem more dramatic and made us all cry, they are at the top. The interesting thing is that the list of the best is very varied, so surely you are going to run into something interesting.
The action movies you should see, according to Rotten Tomatoes:
Seven Samurai, 100%
Directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa, this 1954 film (in black and white) took two Oscar nominations. The story takes place in a poor village in Japan, which is attacked by brutal bandits, so its inhabitants decide to recruit seven unemployed samurai to protect them in exchange for food. We are not going to tell you the end, but there is an epic battle that closes the story.
The Terminator, 100%
This classic from James Cameron 1984 marked the cinema in many ways, and today its influence on science fiction can continue to be seen. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, the film begins when a humanoid robot is sent to the past, where he must make sure to kill the woman who will become the mother of the only man who can stop the apocalypse of the machines.
Doesn’t this movie sound familiar to you? Well it was directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in the 70s and won a special award at the Cannes Film Festival. The story takes place in an area called The Zone, where a mysterious room called The Room is found, which is believed to have the ability to grant wishes to those who find it. The government declared The Zone a no-go area, but a writer and professor hire a guide, a man known as a stalker, to help them find the place and find out if what is said is true.
Starring Sean Connery in 1964, this film in the saga of James Bond has one of the most iconic scenes in cinema, involving a woman painted gold. Directed by Guy Hamilton, this film featured Bond Girl Pussy Galore and villain Auric Goldfinger (and his “assistant” Oddjob), and follows Bond as he investigates a tycoon’s plan to infiltrate Fort Knox and destroy the worldwide economy.
Yes, this movie is a drama and it made us all cry with the story of love and loss of its protagonist, but Up It is also an adventure, where an older man decides to use thousands of helium balloons to fulfill his wife’s dream of visiting some famous waterfalls before it is too late. The adventure includes a boy scout, a mysterious bird, and a disgraced explorer seeking to regain his reputation.
Apocalypse Now, 98%
This movie from Francis Ford Coppola It was very controversial (for its use of real corpses and its hard days of filming), but it is a classic that won two Oscars. Starring Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando, the film follows a special forces officer who, while serving in the Vietnam War, is assigned to assassinate a colonel who lost his head and fell ill with power.
Kubo and the Two Strings, 97%
Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey y Ralph Fiennes are the main voices of the cast of this Stop Motion film, which was also nominated for best animated film in 2017. This is the story of a boy without an eye who, after losing his mother, must find the lost armor of his father to be able to destroy a mysterious and vengeful spirit that wants to trap him and spread darkness in the world.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout, 97%
The whole saga of Mission Impossible it’s good, but Fallout it is something special and is the highest rated of all. In this film (where Tom Cruise performed some of his most dangerous tricks), Ethan Hunt and his team must correct a mission that went wrong that allowed a terrorist group to escape with three plutonium scepters that are going to be used to plant bombs at strategic points, so they must find them before it’s too late.
Mad Max: Fury Road, 97%
Considered one of the best action movies of the last decade (and winner of 6 Oscars), this film is a kind of reboot of the franchise of the 80s, where Tom Hardy he becomes Max, a lonely man who, after being captured, must help a group of women escape from a tyrant who controls the few resources left in the world.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse, 97%
The best movie of Spider-Man it is animated, it is a fact. Into the Spider Verse overtook the MCU to explore the multiverse (plus it has a great soundtrack) through the story of Miles Morales, who joins different versions of Spider-Man from other realities to try to destroy a dangerous villain who could destroy them all.
Other movies with very good ratings:
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 97%
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople, 97%
- Aliens, 97%
- Black Panther, 96%
- Baby Driver, 92%
- Spider-Man: Homecoming, 92%
- The Suicide Squad, 91%
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 90%
- Ghostbusters (1984), 97%
- Back to the Future, 96%
- The Fugitive, 96%
- Bullit, 98%
- Apollo 13, 96%
- The Lion King (1994), 93%