Four of the Best Action Movies in the Last Five Years
Action is a genre in the world of films that is a favorite with numerous movie buffs. Over the years, we’ve had many action films from across the globe that stole hearts of millions of movie buffs. If you are an action movie fan, it’s impossible to pick one, more so when there’s an overlap of various genres starting from sci-fi, to comedy and thrillers to martial arts. In case you are a huge aficionado of big-budget adventure movies and superhero flicks, here’s a list of the best movies that hit the screen in the past five years. These are the ones you can’t afford to miss.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road, essentially one of the greatest action movies ever made, is a combination of a lot of stuff – explosions, scary villains, fiery car chases, et al. The film is full of violence. Still, none of it is impractical and unjustified. There is an abundance of CGI, but you would never feel that it overshadows the actual storyline. The concerns about climate change that runs in the background are quite legitimate.
Mad Max: Fury Road deals with the crisscrossing of raw power and a real scenario of the crisis that the world is facing. It also explores the possibilities of how far mankind can go to combat the oppositions and why this holds a lot of importance for civilization. This action flick is amazingly feminist, an attribute which you would hardly witness in an action film. Mad Max: Fury Road was a huge hit at the box office. It earned 10 Oscar nominations and won 6.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Captain America is one of the most high-profile action movies to date. It stands out for bringing 12 characters from Marvel under one umbrella, which no other flick has achieved before. Captain America: Civil War is way more than just Batman vs. Superman. Of course, these are concrete reasons why anyone would fall in love with it.
However, there is more to it. The action scenes have flawless execution, and everything about it is perfect that it’s impossible to find a loophole in it. The fight scene at the climax where the superheroes wage war against each other is a complete masterpiece. Building start collapsing in the background, and cars flying in from above can keep you glued to your seat. This 2016 release was a grand success, and what it did best was that it left the audience asking for more. That’s where a film’s success lies.
Mission: Impossible — Fallout (2018)
The Tom Cruise starrer is probably among the top 5 action flicks ever made. It happens to be the sixth installment of the iconic Mission Impossible franchise that has had Cruise playing the lead in all of them. Mission: Impossible — Fallout is full of action sequences you would expect, such as shooting, running, jumping, etc. and it doesn’t disappoint at all.
Fallout did carry the legacy of its predecessors forward. Cruise portrays the character of Ethan Hunt. The flick is full of intense action scenes and is a rollercoaster ride from start to end. Cruise has made his rooftop jumps look seamless, and that has indeed been one of the most significant factors behind its enormous success at the box-office. As with every other excellent action movie, Mission Impossible: Fallout has a fantastic script, a perfect blend of all the technical elements. In short, it has all that is necessary to make a memorable action flick and great performances from all the cast members.
John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019)
When you have Keanu Reeves in a movie, you already know that it’s going to be a class apart. The Matrix actor is back, this time with John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum. The previous two chapters in this series have been simply outstanding. And one can without an iota of doubt say that the third one has outdone its predecessors.
The haggard assassin, portrayed by Reeves, goes on a murder spree. He does everything from killing people with knives, bare hands, and pools. It showcases beautifully the ultraviolence that’s suitable for a display at the theaters. Technically too, the flick is an absolute class. Parabellum also stars Halle Berry alongside Reeves.
With this list of top-notch action movies from the past five years, at your fingertips, there is no point in wasting time. Just dive in them and treat yourself with some classy and unmatched action sequences. These are bound to stay with you for days after you’re done watching the film!
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