Wed. Sep 30th, 2020

Get your popcorn ready for these 10 old-school action movies

From ‘Enter the Dragon’ to ‘Bad Boys’, these action classics will give you a jolt from the comfort of your couch.

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Car chases, explosions, hand-to-hand combat, special effects and compelling storytelling: These are 10 evergreen action movies (in no particular order) to give you the best bang for your binge watch.

1. ‘The Matrix’

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Keanu Reeves in ‘The Matrix’

The Matrix is one of the best sci-fi movies of all time. This classic revolutionised the field of special effects and is full of notable characters, iconic stunts and scenes that make it a great action film. The Matrix won four Academy awards and turned the heads of critics and viewers worldwide.

2. ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a beautifully executed film that has superb physical fight choreography along with romance. It follows the destiny surrounding one warrior’s coveted sword.

3. ‘Mission Impossible’

Starring Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible has everything you need in an action movie. With an iconic theme song and insane action scenes, this movie raked in $457m at the box office when it was released in 1996.

4. ‘The Bourne Identity’

The Bourne Identity is a slow-build-up action movie that combines mystery with character development. It supports hand-to-hand combat and gunfights with aplomb.

5. ‘Bad Boys’

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‘Bad Boys’ starred Martin Lawrence, left, and Will Smith

This ’90s classic starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence centres around guns and explosions, just a few of the key ingredients for a great action movie.

6. ‘Taken’

Throat punches, car chases and gunfights, Taken also has all the ingredients for the perfect action movie. Liam Neeson’s speech is the highlight of this movie that will give you chills.

7. ‘Lucy’

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Scarlett Johansson in ‘Lucy’

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Lucy explores elevated consciousness and human existence. This action film is full of slick gun fights and hand-to-hand combat that makes it a must-see.

8. ‘Face/Off’

What do you get when you swap Nicholas Cage’s face with John Travolta’s face? The perfect action movie of course! Enjoy double gun shoot-outs, speed boat chases and action dives in this ’90s classic film.

9. ‘Die Hard’

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Bruce Willis starred in a series of ‘Die Hard’ films

No action movie list would be complete without Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. This action packed series of films stars Willis as a policeman who saves his wife from terrorists.

10. ‘Enter the Dragon’

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The late Bruce Lee in a fight scene from ‘Enter the Dragon’

Undeniably one of the greatest kung fu films ever, Enter the Dragon presents a series of master fighting scenes by Bruce Lee in a variety of martial arts styles that should have you glued to your screens.

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