Top 10 must watch Hollywood action movies

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Today, a Hollywood film can be described as an expensive American film. Hollywood was initially an 1886-founded ranch and was transformed into an agricultural village in 1903. Seven years later, barns were to transform into film studios. The rest is history.

Do you want to get your seat and begin an adrenaline-inducing trip through the heart-pounding universe of Hollywood action films? From fast-paced car chases to thrilling fight scenes, some exciting and heart-pounding cinematic experiences have blessed film’s silver screens. In this piece, we’ll dive into the world of must-see Hollywood action films that set the bar for thrills and entertainment. Whether you love thrilling blockbusters or need an exciting movie evening, these top 10 movies will surely keep you on edge.

1 . The Avengers (2012)

Marvel’s 2012 film, The Avengers, stars a talented ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Loki, a member of the Avengers, defeats the Chitauri using the Tesseract energy source, uniting the Avengers and being acquitted of his crimes.

Director: Joss Whedon
Writers: Joss Whedon
Zak Penn
Stars: Robert Downey Jr.
Chris Evans
Scarlett Johansson
company: Marvel Studios
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates: April 11, 2012
May 4, 2012 (US)
Running time: 143 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: 220–225 million
Box office: 1.519 billion

cast :

Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark

Chris Evans is Steve Rogers

Scarlett Johansson is Natasha Romanoff

Jeremy Renner is Clint Barton

Mark Ruffalo is Bruce Banner

Chris Hemsworth is Thor

Tom Hiddleston is Loki

Clark Gregg is Agent Phil Coulson

Cobie Smulders is Agent Maria Hill

Stellan Skarsgård is Selvig

Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury

Gwyneth Paltrow is Pepper Potts

Paul Bettany is Jarvis

Alexis Denisof is The Other

Tina Benko is NASA Scientist

Jerzy Skolimowski is Georgi Luchkov

Kirill Nikiforov is Weaselly Thug

Jeff Wolfe is a Tall Thug

2 . The Bourne Identity (2002)

The Bourne Identity, a 2002 action thriller, stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne , a character in the CIA conspiracy series inspired by Robert Ludlum’s 1980 novel.

Italian fishermen rescue an American man, Bourne, who steals everything except his gun. CIA assigns Castel, Manheim, and Professor to execute Bourne, who evades Swiss police.

Director: Doug Liman
Writers: Tony Gilroy
William Blake Herron
Robert Ludlum
Stars: Franka Potente
Matt Damon
Chris Cooper
companies: Kennedy/Marshall
Hypnotic Productions
Distributed by: Universal Pictures (US)
United International Pictures
Release dates: June 6, 2002
June 14, 2002 (US)
September 26, 2002 (Germany)
October 17, 2002 (Czech Republic)
Running time: 119 minutes
Languages: English
Budget: 60 million
Box office: 215 million

cast :

Franka Potente is Marie

Matt Damon is Bourne

Chris Cooper is Conklin

Clive Owen is The Professor

Brian Cox is Ward Abbott

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is Wombosi

Gabriel Mann is Zorn

Walton Goggins is Research Tech

Josh Hamilton is Research Tech

Julia Stiles is Nicolette

Orso Maria Guerrini is Giancarlo

Tim Dutton is Eamon

Denis Braccini is Picot

Nicky Naudé is Castel

David Selburg is Marshall

Demetri Goritsas is Com Tech

Russell Levy is Manheim

Anthony Green is Security Chief

3 . Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron, co-written by William Wisher Jr., and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, and Edward Furlong.

In 2029, Earth is devastated by Skynet and human resistance. Skynet kills John Connor while Sarah teaches Skynet a new microprocessor. Sarah destroys the T-800.

Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron
William Wisher
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Linda Hamilton
Edward Furlong
companies: Carolco Pictures
Pacific Western Productions
Lightstorm Entertainment
Le Studio Canal
Distributed by: Star Pictures
Release dates: July 1, 1991( Century City)
July 3, 1991(US)
Running time: 137 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: 94–102 million
Box office: 519–520.9 million

cast :

Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminator

Linda Hamilton is Sarah Connor

Edward Furlong is John Connor

Robert Patrick is T-1000

Earl Boen is Dr. Silberman

Joe Mortoni is Miles Dyson

S. Epatha Merkerson is Tarissa Dyson

Castulo Guerra is Enrique Salceda

Danny Cooksey is Tim

Jenette Goldstein is Janelle Voight

Xander Berkeley is Todd Voight

Leslie Hamilton Gearren is Twin Sarah

Ken Gibbel is Douglas

Robert Winley is Cigar Biker

Pete Schrum is Lloyd

Shane Wilder is Trucker

Michael Edwards is Old John Connor

Jared Lounsbery is Kid

4 . Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator is an 2000 film about a historical drama produced by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe. It follows Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius as he seeks revenge for his family’s murder.

In 180 AD, Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius returns home after defeating Germanic tribes. Still, Emperor Marcus Aurelius deems his son, Commodus, unfit for rule, leading to his murder and overthrow.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: David Franzoni
John Logan
William Nicholson
Stars: Russell Crowe
Joaquin Phoenix
Connie Nielsen
companies: DreamWorks Pictures
Universal Pictures
Scott Free Productions
Red Wagon Entertainment
Distributed by: DreamWorks Distribution
Universal Pictures
Release dates: May 1, 2000
May 5, 2000 (US)
May 12, 2000 (UK)
Running time: 155 minutes
Language: English
Budget: 103 million
Box office: 503.1 million


Russell Crowe is Maximus

Joaquin Phoenix is Commodus

Connie Nielsen is Lucilla

Oliver Reed is Proximo

Richard Harris is Marcus Aurelius

Derek Jacobi is Gracchus

Djimon Hounsou is Juba

David Schofield is Falco

John Shrapneli is Gaius

Tomas Arana is Quintus

Ralf Moeller is Hagen

Spencer Treat Clark is Lucius

David Hemmings is Cassius

Tommy Flanagan is Cicero

Sven-Ole Thorsen is Tigris

Omid Djalili is Slave Trader

Nicholas McGaughey is Praetorian Officer

Chris Kell is Scribe

5 . The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix is a 1999 Wachowskis science fiction film set in a dystopian future, focusing on Neo, a computer programmer, as he fights against machines and humans.

Trinity, a superhuman hacker, escapes with agents, while hacker Neo is informed Morpheus offers solutions. Agents offer to wipe Neo’s criminal history in exchange.

Directors : Lana Wachowski
Lilly Wachowski
Writers:Lilly Wachowski
Lana Wachowski
Stars: Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Carrie-Anne Moss

companies: Warner Bros.
Village Roadshow Pictures
Groucho II Film Partnership
Silver Pictures

Distributed by: Warner Bros. (worldwide)
Roadshow Entertainment (Australia)
Release dates: March 24, 1999
March 31, 1999 (Us)
April 8, 1999 (Australia)
Running time: 136 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Language: English
Budget : 63 million
Box office; 467.2 million

cast :

Keanu Reeves is Neo

Laurence Fishburne is Morpheus

Carrie-Anne Moss is Trinity

Hugo Weaving is Agent Smith

Gloria Foster is Oracle

Joe Pantoliano is Cypher

Marcus Chong is a Tank

Julian Arahanga is Apoc

Matt Doran is Mouse

Belinda McClory is Switch

Anthony Ray Parker is a Dozer

Paul Goddard is Agent Brown

Robert Taylor is Agent Jones

David Aston is Rhineheart

Marc Aden Gray is Choi

Ada Nicodemou is Dujour (white rabbit girl)

Deni Gordon is Priestess

Rowan Witt is Spoon Boy

6 . Inception (2010)

Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by his wife, Emma Thomas. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional burglar who steals data from targets’ minds.

Cobb and Arthur use dream-sharing technology to spy on corporate targets, targeting Robert Fischer. They design sedative dreams, frame Mal, and infiltrate a fortress, but Mal kills Robert.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Elliot Page

Production companies:

Warner Bros. Pictures

Legendary Pictures


Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Release dates: 

July 8, 2010 

July 16, 2010 (United States and United Kingdom)

Running time: 148 minutes

Countries: United States

United Kingdom

Language: English

Budget: 160 million

Box office: 839 million

cast :

Leonardo DiCaprio is Cobb

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Arthur

Elliot Page is Ariadne

Ken Watanabe is Saito

Tom Hardy is Eames

Dileep Raov is Yusuf

Cillian Murphy is Robert Fischer

Tom Berenger is Browning

Marion Cotillard is Mal

Pete Postlethwaite is Maurice Fischer

Michael Caine is Miles

Lukas Haas is Nash

Tai-Li Lee is Tadashi

Claire Geare is Phillipa

Magnus Nolan is James

Taylor Geare is Phillipa

Johnathan Geare is James

Tohoru Masamune is a Japanese Security Guard

7 . John Wick (2014)

John Wick is an American action thriller directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, featuring Keanu Reeves as John Wick, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, and I am McShane.

Grieving his wife Helen’s death, John Wick receives a beagle puppy. Russian gangsters, led by Iosef Tarasov, assault and kill John. Viggo berates Iosef, revealing John was a hitman. John kills a hit squad, and Viggo offers a 2 million bounty. John confronts Iosef, destroys Viggo’s cache, and kills him. He kills Viggo and adopts a pit bull puppy.

Directors: Chad Stahelski
David Leitch
Writer: Derek Kolstad
Stars: Keanu Reeves
Michael Nyqvist
Alfie Allen

companies: Thunder Road Pictures
87Eleven Productions
MJW Films
DefyNite Films

Distributed by: Summit Entertainment
Release date: October 24, 2014

Running time: 101 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: 20–30 million
Box office: 86 million


Keanu Reeves is John Wick

Michael Nyqvist is Viggo Tarasov

Alfie Allen is Iosef Tarasov

Willem Dafoe is Marcus

Dean Winters is Avi

Adrianne Palicki is Ms. Perkins

Omer Barnea is Gregori

Toby Leonard Moore is Victor

Daniel Bernhardt is Kirill

Bridget Moynahan is Helen

John Leguizamo is Aurelio

Ian McShane is Winston

Bridget Regan is Addy

Lance Reddick is the Hotel Manager

Keith Jardine is Kuzma

Tait Fletcher is Nicholai

Kazy Tauginas is Ivan

Alexander Frekey is Alexander

8 . The dark knight (2008)

The Dark Knight, a 2008 film by Christopher Nolan, follows Batman, James Gordon, and Harvey Dent as they ally to dismantle organized crime in Gotham City.

Batman, Dent, and Gordon work together to eliminate Gotham’s organized crime, but the Joker betrays and kills Batman. Batman supports Dent, Gordon is promoted, and Dent avenges Rachel’s death.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan
Christopher Nolan
David S . Goyer
Stars: Christian Bale
heath ledger
Aaron Eckhart


companies: Warner Bros. Pictures

Legendary Pictures: Syncopy

Distributed by : Warner Bros. Pictures

Release dates: July 14, 2008 (New York City)

July 18, 2008 (US)

July 25, 2008 (UK)

Running time: 152 minutes

Language: English

Budget: 185 million

Box office: 1.006 billion

cast :

Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne

Heath Ledger is the Joker

Aaron Eckhart is Harvey Dent

Michael Caine is Alfred

Maggie Gyllenhaal is Rachel

Gary Oldman is Gordon

Morgan Freeman is Lucius Fox

Monique Gabriela Curnen is Ramirez

Ron Dean is Wuertz

Cillian Murphy is Scarecrow

Chin Han is Lau

Nestor Carbonell is Mayor

Eric Roberts-Maroni

Ritchie Coster is Chechen

Anthony Michael Hall is Engel

Keith Szarabajka is Stephens

Colin McFarlane is Loeb

Joshua Harto is Reese

9 . Die Hard (1988)

John McTiernan directs an American thriller based on Roderick Thomas’ 1979 novel.

Christmas Eve, Detective John McClane returns to Los Angeles to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly. Argyle drives him to Nakatomi Plaza, where German radical Hans Gruber steals Bearer Bonds.

Director: John Mc Tiernan
writers: roderick thorp
Jeb Stuart
Steven e de Souza
stars: bruce willis
alan rickman
bonnie bedelia

companies: Gordon Company
Silver Pictures
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release dates: July 12, 1988
July 15, 1988
Running time: 132 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: 25–35 million
Box office: 139.8–141.5 million

cast :

Bruce Willis – John Mc Clane

Bonnie Bedelia – Holly Gennaro Mc Clane

Paul Gleason – Dwayne T.Robinsonn

William Atherton -Thornburg

James Shigeta – Takagi

Alan rickman – Hans gruber

Reginald vel johnson- Sgt Al Powell

Devereaux white – Argyle

Hart Bochner – Ellis

Alexander Godunov – Kari

Bruno Doyon – Franco

Andreas Wisniewski – Tony

Clarence Gilyard jr – Theo

Joseph Plewa – Alexender

Lorenzo caccialanza – Marco

Gerard Bonn – Kristoff

Dennis Hayden – Eddie

Al leong- Ulli

10 . Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max Fury Road is a 2015 Australian spot vision action film directed by George Miller,

Max Rockatansky, a survivor, is imprisoned and used as a “blood bag” for an unwell War Boy, Nux. Furiosa, an officer from Joe’s, is placed on an armored “War Rig” to exchange items. Nux sacrifices to take down the Rig, but Joe’s army defeats them. The Bullet Farmer stops Joe’s pursuit, and Nux escapes.

Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Brendan Mc Carthy, Nick Lathouris
Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Release Date: May 15, 2015 in (US)
Country of Origin: Australia
Languages: English, Russian
Filming Location: Namib Desert, Namibia
Production Companies: Kanedy Miller Production
Timing: 2 Hrs


Tom Hardy-Max Rockatansky

Nicholas Hoult-Nux

Haugh Keays Byrne- Immportan Joe

Nathan Jones -Rictes Erectus

Riley Keough – Capable

Courtney Eaton -Cheedo the Fragile

Richard Carter -The Bullet Farmer

Angus Sampson – The Organic Mechanic

Megan Gale -The Valkyrie

Charlize Theron -Imperator Furiosa

Zoe Kravitz – Toast the Knowing

Josh Helman – Slit

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – The Splendid Angharad

Abbeylee – The Dog

John Howard – The People EatKer

Lota – The Doof Warrior

Jennifer Hagan – Miss Giddy

Melissa Jaffer – Keeper of the Seeds


Hollywood action films continue to thrill audiences with their high-octane excitement and adrenaline-pumping thrills. The top 10 must-watch Hollywood action movies offer a wide range of adrenaline-pumping charges, from blockbuster action films to gripping thrillers. Whether you enjoy jaw-dropping action or intense fight scenes, these films will keep you on your toes. Grab some popcorn, crank up the volume and prepare for an action-packed film night that will have you wanting more. Enjoy the magic of Hollywood action films.

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