Action films have been a thing to reckon with for entertainment purposes. Combine that with superhero characters and you get the perfect adrenaline. How about a revenge mission from the famous fast and furious series?
For that and more action movies best of all time, here are the 20 best of 2015.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Director: George Miller
It is in the wasteland future where water and gas are a rare resource. Imperator Furiosa, joined by a few women and Max Rockatansky have to outsmart tyrannical ruler Immortan Joe. Find out how the road rage turns out!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (8.0)
Director: J.J. Abrams
Years have passed since the emperor was subdued. However, a new soul is rising and causing trouble to the first order of defense. Check out the action film to find out what happens to defector Finn.
Director: Ridley Scott
Space exploration has always been a futuristic event. Matt Damon is mistakenly left on Mars as his crew escapes a dust storm. He has to use his scientific knowledge to survive the tough days ahead as he reaches out to his crew for rescue. This joint US-UK production is a great survival thriller.
Director: Dennis Villeneuve
The US-México border has often been associated with being a gateway through which drugs find their way into US-soil. Kate Macer is recruited to aid in a government task force along with other DEA agents to bring down a famous Mexican drug cartel; The Sonora Cartel. Find out what transpires around her.
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Billy Hope is a boxing champion who loses his wife, Maureen to a bullet from Hector, Miguel’s brother. In the depression that follows, he loses his daughter to the authorities after he tries to kill himself. He has to get his life in order if he is ever to see his daughter again.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
When it comes to action films, vigilante missions, skilled fighting and getting rid of the bad guys without much commotion, Tom Cruise is the guy for that job. The fifth in the Mission Impossible series, Tom and his skilled crew have to prove to the CIA that a syndicate group they believe is non-existent truly does exist.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Director: Joss Whedon
Loki lost his scepter. Wolfgang finds it and uses it to develop superhumans in his hydra facility. The Avengers raid the hydra only to be met by super-twins; the superfast Pietro Maximoff and mind manipulator Wanda Maximof. Successfully overpowering them and retrieving the scepter, Iron man discovers he can use its Artificial Intelligence to create Ultron, a global defense system. Ultron turns rogue, wanting to kill all humans with its robot drones. The fate of the world is the Avengers' hands, Are they going to save humans from extinction?
Director: Peyton Reed
Another one from the sci-fi division, ant-man gets to this list of action films. We seldom get enough of the superhero guys. This film from Marvel studios stars Paul Rudd as ant-man. A former bugler, he just got out of prison and he vows never to steal as he intends to win his daughter back. Unfortunately for Paul, no business owner can hire a former convict; he, however, gets an employer, who wants him to steal a suit. The super suit allows him to shrink while awakening his inner superhero. Together with the suit’s creator Dr.Hank Pym, he has to pull a mission that is aimed at saving the world. Does he pull it and most notably, does the superhero win the girl? Find out!
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Udo Teller is conducting a nuclear experiment to aid the Germans. The CIA and KGB knowing the experiment’s potential outcome send agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuyakin respectively to investigate with each to secretly present the findings to their governments. What follows is a mind-boggling turn of events. Do they succeed?
Director: James Wan
Coming at the 10th position by rating in this action films list is Furious 7. Cars, revenge, action, romance, adrenaline; just to name but a few. It is the 7th of the Fast and the Furious series.After Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and their crew had been pardoned for the crimes following furious 6, they settle to a quiet life in the US. However, the team’s hopes of putting the wheel to rest are reawakened when Deckard Shaw seeks revenge for his brother, he starts by killing Han (a member of Diesel’s team) in Tokyo. The events that follow are a true adrenaline test, Are they ever going to rest?
Ip Man 3
Director: Wilson Yip
Mike Tyson (Frank), a successful property developer has his eyes in a school where Donnie Yen’s (Ip Man) son is studying. He wants to develop the land and he sends a local gang to force the headmaster into selling the property. Ip Man has to protect the school and the students. This Karate, judo and fighting action film, a third in the Ip man series is a must watch for all fighting enthusiast.
Director: Paul Fei
Judging by this action movie’s name, Melisa is on a spying mission. What are the odds of letting a bullet out of a gun when one sneezes? Melissa McCarthy, CIA’s desk analyst is helping field agent Bradley Fine who is infiltrating a terror suspect’s home. Unfortunately, Bradley is “killed” and Melissa has to finish the mission. She has to put down an arms dealer who poses a threat to world peace.
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Director: Colin Trevorrow
Jurassic park owner, Simon Masrani gets his scientists to genetically modify a dinosaur to attract more visitors to his park. Unfortunately, the dinosaur runs rampage killing everything on the island. Owen (Chris Pratt) has to stop it.
In the heart of the sea
Director: Ron Howard
As docile as whales are documented to be, this film brings to your screen the experiences of whaling sailors Owen Chase and his crew after their ship was destroyed miles from land by a whale. As they struggle to survive for days on end, do they make it alive?
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Owen Wilson and his family have just moved to an Asian country for work. Unlucky for him, he lands on a violent uprising which sees many foreigners in the hotel that his family stays in killed. Do they escape?
Director: Neil Blomkamp
Chappie makes it to this action movies list. A futuristic setting full of crime, robots are used as cops. Chappie, an android, goes missing and resurfaces later with its memory chip altered to enable it to feel and think. How is it going to conduct law and order?
Director: Sam Mendes
Ian Fleming is a master of Investigative action thrillers. James Bond, MI6’s most valued agent is on a mission to unearth what lies behind S.P.C.T.R.E. while his boss M fends off political forces to keep the MI6 active.
Saving Mr. Wu
Director: Ding Sheng.
A tyrannical criminal mastermind Qianyuan is on a money making spree where he abducts the wealthy. Unluckily for Mr. Wu, Qianyuan hits the lottery when he and his crew impersonate police officers and abduct him. Wu has to stay safe as his life is on the edge. Do the cops get to him in time before being strangled to death?
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Director: Justin kurzel
Macbeth gets to know of a prophecy from three witches that he was the destined future king of Scotland. However, not letting time works its magic and; letting into his wife’s pressures, he assassinates the king and takes over the crown.
Director: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell
Turbo kid sums up the all-time best action movies of 2015. Munro Chambers (The kid), a comic fan awakens the hero in him, joins forces with Apple and Frederic to fight Zeus. Water is a hard resource in this 1997 wasteland, besides fighting the warlord, the kid has to rescue his friend.
If looking for a movie to watch during your fine afternoon or weekends, one from this list of action films is sure to make your day.
Source: Yen Newspaper