The Netflix Instant universe is vast and filled with many delicacies from all corners of cinema. Chances are, if you’re in the mood for a certain genre, there are at least 11 movies that itch you. That’s why, every week at Cinema Blend, we’ll bring you the 11 most exciting deals of a genre, all available to stream through your Netflix account.
Last week was our list of 11 awesome sci-fi movies, and this week we’re bringing it back to where the action is! With Jason bourne resurfacing in theaters this Friday, we pay tribute to those movies that explode, explode and make their way offscreen and into your living room! We caution the faint-hearted not to continue reading this list, as it may cause enough excitement to overtake our most sensitive readers. As for the rest of you rough-and-ready readers, get ready for our picks for the 11 best action movies to hit Netflix Instant!
Mission: Impossible III
While Brian DePalma is Impossible mission was one hell of an update to the legendary ’60s spy saga, John Woo’s Mission: Impossible 2 was, for lack of better terminology, a bloody mess. Fortunately, Paramount hired a TV show creator by the name of JJ Abrams, building on the success of his hit show. A.k.a, to give the franchise the shot it deserves. Of Mission: Impossible III success, the series would not only find a visual style to cling to for each of the subsequent films, but it would also set the series on a trajectory that raised the bar with each of those subsequent films. On the action side, you’ll be treated to highlights like a shootout on the Cheaspake Bay Bridge, excellent action paces in Shanghai and Phillip Seymour Hoffman getting out of a cargo plane!
When it comes to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career, there are three phases: his rise and maintenance as a reliable action star, his stint as Governor of California, and his return to comedy as a medium. to invoke nostalgia. The end of the initial phase of Arnold’s bankable roles was marked by the film Gum, a movie that couldn’t be more from the ’90s if he tried. Schwarzenegger plays John Kruger, a man who puts people in relocation witnesses and, in some cases, puts people who try to find them in the ground. Neither a plane crash, nor alligators, nor electronic pulse rifles can stop Kruger as he protects Vanessa Williams’ alleged whistleblower from a villain he really should have seen coming. It’s a silly but fun ’90s action that you can enjoy with a smile on your face and a line in your heart.
Black hawk down
Action isn’t always used to entertain, as it can also serve as visceral support for a dramatic story. More often than not, such stories take place in times of war, and Black Hawk Down is not only one of the best action movies, it is also one of the most entrenched. Based on a 1993 military action in Mogadishu involving US military forces attempting to capture a local warlord, the film directed by Ridley Scott chronicles one of the longest sustained battles that have not involved full war. The heartbreaking heroism of everyone involved is only compounded by the sense of fatigue that sets in as the conflict progresses. What was supposed to be a simple “in-and-out” operation has turned into a hellish race for survival, and it is portrayed with reverence by a star cast who give the subject matter due deference. .
outraged The matrix trilogy, the dystopian action thriller has very few champions on its own. One of those top tracks is Kurt Wimmer’s cult hit, Balance, which has seen Christian Bale, Sean Bean and Taye Diggs make their way through a world where emotions and art are forbidden. Bale plays John Preston, a cleric in a world where a pharmaceutical veil has been cast over the population, in the hope of preventing war once and for all. Of course, John ends up getting curious, skipping his meds, and switching sides in the fight with emotions. Now, while the film has more of a Matrix-y look at it, it separates itself from its predecessor with one crucial factor: Gun Kata. Don’t google, watch any clips, just watch the movie and let the glow of the action wash over you.
The action genre might use a few more entries that involve closed parameters, just like Everly Is. Salma Hayek plays the main character, a prostitute who turns out to be working with the police to take down the crime boss who enslaved her. It’s a 92-minute movie that uses every second to its advantage, primarily by limiting the action to Everly’s apartment and increasing the level of action with each wave of attackers. Without speaking about, Everly represents the rare female-centric action flick that manages to kick ass as much as any other movie starring more male counterparts. If that screenshot above with the ridiculously big gun doesn’t help you sell this movie, then nothing will.
The sum of All Fears
Since Harrison Ford left the role after Clear and present danger, the Jack Ryan franchise found itself in a very confusing, but still viable situation. The first scheduled reboot of the franchise, The sum of All Fears, saw Ben Affleck take on the newly aged role of Ryan, who is now a promising analyst for the US government. While Affleck is indeed the star and has his share of the action to contend with as he tracks down neo-Nazi terrorists, Liev Schrieber’s John Clark reboot steals his violent action scenes and full of repartee. mind, making us wish that planned spinoff series involving his solo adventures was actually something that happened. If there was one streak we could send you in this movie looking ahead, we’d say John Clark’s role in the movie finale should be this one.
True story: Fast 8 Not only is F. Gary Gray its director, but he also introduces Charlize Theron and Jason Statham as villains who, more than likely, will have a soft spot for drive-thru combat. The reason we mention this is that 13 years ago Gray remade the English comedy classic. Italian work as an adrenaline-fueled American action caper, with Theron and Statham working alongside Mark Wahlberg, and engaging in some fantastic vehicular action. So if this almost classic age adventure involving stealing gold for the ages is any indication, we’re in a hell of a time Fast 8 finally makes its way to our eyes and ears. It’s quick, it’s witty, and it’s refreshing for a revenge plot, so Italian work is a movie that should rush to your queue ASAP.
After years of inaction and a mediocre sequel that didn’t involve his presence, Vin Diesel finally decided he had to return to The Fast and the Furious franchise, revitalizing the series just at the right time to propel it for several future installments. This success is perhaps the reason why Diesel decided to return to the xXx franchise, because we are not very far from the release of xXx: The Return of Alex Cage. Since the trailer was recently released online, now is the time to brush up on your knowledge of the original film, which helped put Vin Diesel on the map as an extreme sports athlete drafted to play Super -spy and save the world. Do not hesitate to take advantage xXx, but whatever you blast xXx: State of the Union, because even Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe couldn’t save this turkey.
2 Fast 2 Furious
Speaking of The Fast and the Furious franchise, 2 Fast 2 Furious is, in fact, a lower than average entry into the Fast and furious cannon. That’s not to say it’s a bad movie, as it’s actually a pretty entertaining episode from the days when the show was more focused on street racing and criminal investigation. However, compared to the likes of Fast Five and furious 7, it’s hard to come back to this one with the same eyes we saw in 2003. Still, seeing Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson play crime fighting buddies for the first time is a treat, and the racing still holds up as a visually exciting affair. Without speaking about, 2 Fast 2 Furious introduced Chris “Ludacris” Bridges to the franchise, and if there’s one thing we should thank this movie for, it’s this.
Fans of Clive Cussler, turn away! You will absolutely hate us for suggesting Sahara like a genuinely entertaining affair. While fans of Dirk Pitt’s books will tell you they hate this movie, Sahara In fact, it’s a pretty straightforward action comedy that’s full of charm and wit. You can thank the incredibly skillful trio of Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, and Penelope Cruz for such an enjoyable ride, as the three actors light up the screen in a relatively silly action thriller. Without their performances the movie would be a little more unbearable, but luckily they are the version of Sahara that exists in this universe. Come for the Indiana Jones / National treasure like the action, stay for the jokes and ass kicks.