Want some great battles? In the mood for some lightning speed car chases? Think you want to watch some explosions? What you need is a top-rate action flick. Here, we list the top ten action movies.
- Of Arabia – This 1962 movie is a real classic. It talks about the English T E Lawrence, who rallies the Arabs to fight against the Turks in the First World War. Peter O’ Toole is simply brilliant in this movie, and cinematography-wise, the movie is a perfect 10.
- Paths Of Glory – This movie was directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1957. It’s an anti-war movie, with great battle scenes. Watch out for Kirk Douglas in this one.
- The Bridge On The River Kwai – Also a 1957 movie, Alec Guiness won an Oscar for his performance as a British army officer who goes slightly mad. With strong moral implications, this is a classic movie everyone should watch.
- Saving Private Ryan – This movie by Steven Spielberg has great fight sequences, and is overall a wonderful action movie to watch.
- Apocalypse Now – This 1979 movie has chaos, madness, and horror all rolled into it. A Captain is sent into the Cambodian Jungle to kill a Colonel adjudged insane, in the middle of the Vietnam war.
- Platoon – A 1986 movie, extremely realistic in its portrayal of the horrors of war. A brilliant move film by Oliver Stone, with a great performance by Charlie Sheen.
- All Quiet On The Western Front – Very powerful anti-war film, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. It talks about some idealistic students who leave the comforts of their classroom to fight in the war.
The Kill Bill movies – Uma Thurman is absolutely stunning. Watch out for some great well-choreographed fight sequences. The martial arts are top-class, and the cinematic brilliance is… well… brilliant. The script too, is quite strong.
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy – Really dazzling in terms of cinematic achievement, with fantastic performances from each and every cast member. The eternal battle between good and evil, combined with a magical world. The special effects are really wonderful, the costumes are great, the creatures out-of-this-world, and of course, Viggo Mortensen is simply yummy.
The Star Wars trilogy – These movies by George Lucas are really great.