10 Action Movies of Hollywood

Hollywood Movies are known for their unbelievable special affects, mind blowing script, confusing yet controversial topics, and on screen bold intimate scenes. They have forged some of the well known movies in the history of cinema.

Some of the Hollywood movies not only turned iconic due to their edgy execution, but also became influential for the whole world.

Here is a list of 10 most known action Hollywood movies. Most of them are the recent ones, so if you haven’t gone through any of these, you need not to worry about your next selection of movie this evening.

1. The Bourne Identity

Released: June 6, 2002

IMDB rating: 7.9/10

Total Collection: 214 million USD

Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Julia Stiles, Chris Cooper

Director: Doug Liman

The movie was so popular that it garnered a franchise. The sequels and spin offs were equally amazing.

The movie is about an amnesiac man who is desperate to find answers of is past. It may sound a bit boring but it is a twisted take on the spy genre. Instead of glorifying the life of a spy, they depicted the dangers and reality of the life a spy.

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2. The Dark Knight

Released: July 18, 2008 (India)

IMDB rating: 9/10

Total Collection: 1.005 billion USD

Cast: Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman

Director: Christopher Nolan

The movie redefined the superhero genre and is a dark and gritty adaption of the comic book superhero. It was part of the Nolan’s trilogy and sequel to Batman Begins.

If you believe superhero movies are childish, you need to check the whole trilogy.

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3. Edge of Tomorrow

Released: May 28, 2014

IMDB rating: 7.9/10

Total Collection: 370.5 million USD

Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

Director: Doug Liman

If complicated movies are cup, here is your solution. Edge of tomorrow blends sci-fi, thriller, and action of course.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt gave heartwarming performances. The special effects were as realistic as possible and the concept of time loops was presented in a comedic yet grave way. This might tickle your funny bones at several times.

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4. Kill Bill

Released: October 10, 2003

IMDB rating: 8.1/10

Total Collection: 180.9 million USD

Cast: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino needs no star power to promote his films. He is a star in himself. He has directed some of the best Hollywood action movies. Sadly, I am putting only one out of his several masterpieces.

Kill Bill takes revenge to a whole new level. The film draws inspiration from multiple genres like martial arts, anime, and western spaghetti.

If the movie doesn’t make sense to you after completion, fear not. There is a sequel that finishes the saga.

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5. Taken

Released: February 27, 2008

IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Total Collection:

Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Director: Pierre Morel

A father will go to any length to make sure the safety of his daughter. Liam Neeson, who plays the protagonist, tears apart a whole gang responsible for human trafficking.

The movie is intense, touches emotional depth, brings family drama, and has every element to make it an entertaining flick.

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6. The Matrix

Released: March 31, 1999

IMDB rating: 8.7/10

Total Collection:

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, CarrieAnne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Have you heard of bullet time? If yes, then get ready to know the movie that invented it.

The matrix is known as being one of the most mind bending action movies. It changed the way we perceive our reality and induced various conceptual themes.

The beginning may not make it look like a possible action movie, but as the time will pass, the true face will start to uncover. Make sure to stay tuned.

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7. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Released: July 6, 2000

IMDB rating: 7.9/10

Total Collection: 213.5 million USD

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chow Yunfat, Chang Chen

Director: Ang Lee

If you are in deep love with martial arts movie, you need to check this one out.

Ang Lee is known for his wide range. This one was co produced by multiple nations. The movie is now considered among the best movies based on martial arts. It won several prestigious awards along with the hearts of the millions.

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8. Die Hard

Released: July 15, 1988

IMDB rating: 8.2/10

Total Collection: 140.8 million USD

Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Director: John McTiernan

This is an old movie compared to rest of the entries on this list. The style was so influential that some of the recent action hits of Hollywood draw inspiration from Die Hard.

The movie ignited a successful franchise, though all the movies of the series didn’t achieve equal financial or critical success.

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9. Mad Max: Fury Road

Released: May 15, 2015 (India)

IMDB rating: 8.1/10

Total Collection: 378.4 million USD

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays,

Director: George Miller

The first installment of the movie came out 25 years ago. The fourth installment took while to come out, but it didn’t let down the fans. George Miller, who directed the first installment, directed this one too.

The action paced movie is destined to become a cult classic in the following years.

10. Terminator 2: Judgment day

Released: August 24, 1991 (India)

IMDB rating: 8.5/10

Total Collection: 519.8 million USD

Cast: Edward Furlong, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Joe Morton

Director: James Cameron

James Cameron has given multiple hits in the past. He has directed some of the most iconic and financially successful movies in Hollywood. If you can’t recall them, let me tell you some of them. What about True Lies, Aliens, Titanic (the movie is not only iconic but held the record for being the most successful movie for several coming years), Avatar (the most financially successful movie).

The prequel is as entertaining as the sequel (can’t say the same for the following sequels though). Arnold Schwarzenegger became a major name in Hollywood since his success with Terminator series.

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