As I see it, adventure films are the quintessence of Hollywood and lately of Bollywood. I bet that there is no modern human being, at least in the West, who has never watched an adventure film with loads of action. Indeed, it is far from rare for someone to identify himself with a movie star – who wouldn’t like to live a life similar to that of Indiana Jones or James Bond? Below are some of the hundreds of action films that I’ve watched and that I would definitely recommend to anyone:

1) Natural Born Killers (1994)   

   Natural born killers (1994)  

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

2) The Big Bang (2010)

The Big Bang (2010)

A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.

3) Unknown (2011)

Unknown (2011)

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him.

With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

4) The Bourne Legacy (2012)

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum’s novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

5) Nine Queens (2000)

Nine Queens (2000)

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the “nine queens”).

6) Romanzo Criminale (2005)

Romanzo Criminale (2005)

Set in the 1970s, it’s the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

7) Kill the Irishman (2011)

Kill the Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970’s.

8) Leon the Professional (1994)

Leon the Professional (1994)

A professional assassin rescues a young girl whose parents were killed in a police raid.

9) Road to Perdition (2002)

Road to Perdition (2002)

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman’s son witnesses what his father does for a living.

* Brief summaries are derived from IMDB movie database…


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