top of page

The Thrill in Film: Action

Updated: Feb 12

Movies leaving you at the edge of your seat !

Bourne Franchise Action/Thriller

Jason Bourne is a series of movies that perfectly captures the action-thriller genre. It begins with a series of unanswered questions being proposed in the film, keeping you wanting to watch more. The films take action to the next level with the stunts and fighting scenes, making it all the more realistic with the well thought out story line that does not reach beyond reality.

1) The Bourne Identity ★★★★★

2) The Bourne Supremacy ★★★★★

3) The Bourne Ultimatum ★★★★★

4) The Bourne Legacy ★★★★☆

5) Jason Bourne ★★★☆☆

Matrix Franchise Action/Sci-Fi

This movie franchise consists of 4 feature films starring Keanu Reeves. It is quite the iconic movie that you just have to watch. The concept, the idea and the execution is phenomenal. It is something like never before and actually makes you think about what the world is and what it is presented to be. A really enjoyable film with thrilling action scenes and plot twists.

1) The Matrix ★★★★★

2) The Matrix Reloaded ★★★★★

3) The Matrix Revolutions ★★★★★

4) The Matrix Resurrections ★★☆☆☆

James Bond Franchise Action/Thriller

James Bond is a fictional character created in the 1950s, his character has been portrayed by multiple actors in multiple films over the decades. The films consist of the classic action and thriller in the movies we all love. Must watch for action fans.

Mission Impossible Series Action/Thriller

A franchise of 7 spy filled action films starring none other than Tom Cruise. A must-watch. Full of action, suspense and great stunts. The plots are well thought out and will not leave you bored for even a second.

1) Mission: Impossible ★★★★☆

2) Mission: Impossible 2 ★★★☆☆

3) Mission: Impossible 3 ★★★★☆

4) Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol ★★★★☆

5) Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation ★★★★★

6) Mission: Impossible Fallout ★★★★★

7) Mission: Impossible (2023)

Fast and Furious Series Crime/Thriller/Mystery

This franchise includes a series of action films that are largely concerned with street racing, heists, spies, and family. These movies will have you on the edge of your seat, laughing, shocked and crying. One of bacon's favourites that must be watched. The best plots, the best action and the best cars.

1) The Fast and the Furious ★★★★★

2) 2 Fast 2 Furious ★★★★★

3) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift ★★★★★

4) Fast & Furious ★★★★★

5) Fast Five ★★★★☆

6) Fast & Furious 6 ★★★★★

7) Furious 7 ★★★★★

8) The Fate of the Furious ★★★★☆

9) F9 ★★★☆☆

10) Fast X (2023)

Inception Action/Sci-Fi ★★★★★

Bacon's MUST-BINGE. Amazing concept, ming-blowing idea, spectacular actors, extraordinary cinematography, of course it is a Christopher Nolan film. Quite mind-bending and truly interesting to watch. Stunts paired with an intriguing plot making it so appealing to watch.

John Wick Franchise Action/Thriller

John Wick is a former hitman who is forced back into the criminal underworld he had abandoned. Contains thrilling storylines with realistic stunts and fight scenes. Classic Action.

1) John Wick ★★★★☆

2) John Wick: Chapter 2 ★★★★★

3) John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ★★★★★

4) John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)

Top Gun Franchise Action/Drama

This movie is just incredible. The storylines was really fun and it was full of just the right amount of humour that was funny, and never cringey. It was never boring for even a second and packed with action scenes. Tom Cruise acted out beautifully in both films and they really portray classic action the best.

1) Top Gun ★★★★☆

2) Top Gun: Maverick ★★★★★

Bad Boys Franchise Action/Comedy

If you love comedy and peak humour paired with action, you must watch this. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Has some of the funniest scenes in all of film history acted out with the best characters. Must watch.

1) Bad Boys ★★★★★

2) Bad Boys 2 ★★★★★

3) Bad Boys for Life ★★★★☆

Logan Action/Adventure ★★★★★

Logan comes out of retirement to escort a young mutant named Laura to a safe place. He meets with other mutants, who run from an evil corporation that has been experimenting with them, along the way.

If you've seen the X-Men and love them, you will surely enjoy this film. It takes on Wolverine in a new light and is so action packed with the best stunts ever. One of the best action films for sure.

Deadpool 1&2 Action/Adventure/Comedy ★★★★★

The best, top tier comedy (for adults!), with jam packed action and thrill. Starring Ryan Reynolds, how could you not watch this. Ajax, a twisted scientist, experiments on Wade Wilson, a mercenary, to cure him of cancer and give him healing powers. However, the experiment leaves Wade disfigured and he decides to exact revenge. An intriguing plot and truly enjoyable film.

The X-Men Series Action/Adventure/Superhero

X-Men is an American superhero film series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The order of the movies can get a little confusing and half the movies are with different characters. However, the X-men are classic comics and the movies don't fail to disappoint. One of the best superhero films and amazing characters that have the most extraordinary powers. The CGI does for sure get better in the newer movies but the old ones are an example of classic superhero action.

1) X-Men ★★★★☆

2) X2 ★★★★★

3) X-Men: The Last Stand ★★☆☆☆

4) X-Men Origins: Wolverine ★★☆☆☆

5) X-Men: First Class ★★★★★

6) The Wolverine ★★★★☆

7) X-Men: Days of Future Past ★★★★★

8) X-Men: Apocalypse ★★★★☆

9) Logan ★★★★★

10) Dark Phoenix ★☆☆☆☆

11) The New Mutants ★☆☆☆☆

The Hunger Games Trilogy Action/Sci-Fi

The Hunger Games film series is composed of science fiction dystopian adventure films, based on The Hunger Games trilogy of novels by American author Suzanne Collins. These films really grasp true dystopian literature paired with action, drama and love. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, these films are ones you must-watch, especially if you enjoyed the books. Amazing plot line.

Katniss volunteers to replace her sister in a tournament that ends only when one participant remains. Pitted against contestants who have trained for this all their life, she has little to rely on.

1) The Hunger Games ★★★★★

2) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ★★★★★

3) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 ★★★★☆

4) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 ★★★★☆

The Marvel Movies Action/Adventure/Superhero

There is a separate article by Bacon on this! Must-read Marvel Guide.

The Dark Night Trilogy Action/Superhero/Fantasy

Based on the DC Comics superhero, Batman. One of the most classic superhero trilogies with movies you must watch. Directed by Chritopher Nolan, these are definitely movies not to miss out on. An unforgettable thrill ride from start to finish. The acting performances in this film are truly as great as they come. Heath Ledgers infamous take on the Joker is undoubtedly one of the most captivating, disturbing, and iconic villain performances in film history.

1) Batman Begins ★★★★★

2) The Dark Knight ★★★★★

3) The Dark Knight Rises ★★★★★

The Batman Action/Superhero/Adventure ★★★★★

Based on the DC Comics superhero, Batman. Batman is called to intervene when the mayor of Gotham City is murdered. Soon, his investigation leads him to uncover a web of corruption, linked to his own dark past. Starring Robert Pattinson, this film is one you certainly do not want to miss watching. It is spectacular from the screenplay to the cinematography to the acting and the action. A captivating plot, just like any other Batman movie that never disappoints.

bottom of page