Action movies are where the plot moves from one dramatic event to another barely giving your heart an opportunity to stop racing. The thrill is in the adrenaline in the scenes where the hero in the movie is constantly put in dyer situations. Below are the top five action films that keep you at the edge of your seat and envious of the main characters impressive skills.
Top 5 action movies
1. Dark Knight (2008)
2. Star Wars (1977)
3. Aliens (1986)
4. The Matrix (1999)
5. Live Free Die Hard(2007)
1.) The Dark Knight starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger is a battle of good versus evil. Based on the Batman comic book, this movie is a constant struggle between the Joker and Batman, with the safety of Gotham City’s residents hanging in the balance.
2.) Star Wars has won 6 Oscars for its amazing performance as an action film. Luke Skywalker abandons his planet to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. This is another classic case of good versus evil that travels across space to unknown planets.
3.) In Aliens Ellen Ripley is the only survivor of a previous alien attack. She was kept alive in “cryostasis” for fifty years after the attack. Humans colonized the planet, but the aliens were still there. Ripley is brought back to eliminate the aliens and search for anyone who may have survived. This is an action movie not about good and evil, but about survival of the human race.
4.) The Matrix, a world in which things aren’t really how they appear, where human beings are plugged into computers and are shielded from the true world. The main character Neo works in an office building until one day finds that the future of Zion and the “real world” lay in his hands. This film is about what it means to be human, and fighting for those rights.
5.) Live Free Die Hard stars one of the most known action movie actors, Bruce Willis. As John McClane, a New York City cop performs a fairly routine pickup of a computer hacker wanted for questioning, he realizes there is nothing routine about it. This movie is about a fire sale, where everything must go, in which a dangerous man plans to take out the United States transportation system, electricity grid, and steal money from Social Security. This action movie leaves you wondering, “Could this really happen?”
Exact movie titles and dates produced found on IMDB the international movie data base.