|9/5/2021 Sunday, 6:45pm Philippine Time|
Hi there. How are you?
Happy weekends 🙂 One of the most beautiful things about weekends is spending it with your family.
Aside from it, it’s the time to relax and refresh yourself from the stressful weekdays. I like it when the weekends is spend really with quality-family time. This pandemic one of the things that we can enjoy doing even at home is watching movies. I love watching movies especially those action-filled and thrilled or suspense movies. On the other hand, I wouldn’t prefer watching horror films, maybe at daytime?
So as of writing, these are my top 10 action movies that are still available in Netflix because movies come and go in Netflix. And yes these are still available so while you can still access them through Netflix subscription, go ahead and watch them out.
1. John Wick (Chapters 1-3)
John Wick (John Wick: Chapter 1) is a 2014 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski, in his directorial debut, and written by Derek Kolstad. It stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nygvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Willem Dafoe. This movie is the first installment in the John Wick franchise. The story focuses on John Wick (Reeves) searching for the men who broke into his home, stole his vintage car and killed his puppy, which was a last gift to him from his recently deceased wife Helen.
John Wick (John Wick: Chapter 2) is a sequel to 2014 movie John Wick: Chapter 1. The film was released in the United States on February 10, 2017. It is the second installment in the John Wick franchise. It stars Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Ricardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo and Jan McShane. The plot follows hitman John Wick (Reeves), who goes on the run after a bounty is placed on him.
John Wick (Chapter 3 – Parabellum) is a third installment in John Wick franchise released in 2019. It is the sequel to John Wick 2014 and John Wick 2017. It stars Keanu Reeves as eponymous character, alongside with Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston and Ian McShane. In the film, John Wick goes on the run from a legion of assassins after a bounty is placed for his murder.
2. Behind Enemy Lines.
It is a 2001 American war film directed by John Moore in his directorial debut and starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. The movie plot is that Lt. Chris Burnett is a US Navy helicopter pilot who is part of the NATO force observing the peace treaty during the conflict in former Yugoslavia. Bored with routine duties, he flies off his designated route and spots Serb forces breaching the peace agreement, but they spot him too and down his craft. Behind enemy lines and with the Serbs on his trail, his only hope is that his commander sends in a rescue mission.
Extraction is a 2020 American action-thriller film starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Sam Hargrave (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Joe Russo, based on the graphic novel Ciudad by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando León González, and Eric Skillman. The film’s cast also features Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi and David Harbour and follows a black ops mercenary who must rescue an Indian drug lord’s kidnapped son in Dhaka Bangladesh.
Netflix released Extraction on April 24, 2020. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances and action sequences, but criticized the plot and excessive violence. It became the most watched original film in Netflix’s history with a reported 99 million households in its first four weeks. A sequel is in development.
4. Escape Plan (1-3)
The Escape Plan franchise stars Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin, one of the world’s foremost security analysts who helps design the most protected and fortified prisons — and finds their security flaws by breaking out of them. With a supporting cast that includes Dave Bautista, Jim Caviezel, Vincent D’Onofrio, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger, these high-octane action-thrillers are full of explosive fights, high-tech intrigue, and edge-of-your-seat escapes.
The Escape Plan 2013. Security expert Ray Breslin’s work consists of being imprisoned in high-security prisons, then attempting to escape to highlight flaws in their security. Accepting a job offer to escape a specialized maximum-security prison—on the condition that he does not know its location—he finds himself incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, “The Tomb”. When the plan goes awry and he finds himself actually incarcerated for life, Breslin must team up with his fellow prisoners and use his skills and experience to escape.
The Escape Plan 2: Hades. Years after escaping The Tomb, Ray Breslin has expanded his security company’s operations, hiring a team and working a wide range of operations. After a team member goes missing during a routine operation, Breslin and his associate Trent DeRosa must work to rescue them from their high-tech off-the-grid prison known as “HADES”.
The Escape Plan 3: The Extractors. When a business magnate’s daughter and her entourage are abducted, Ray Breslin and his team must work with her former bodyguard to rescue them from the top secret black site they are imprisoned in, operated by the vengeful son of his former business partner who betrayed him years prior.
5. Tears of the Sun.
Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action thriller film depicting a US Navy Seal team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. Lieutenant A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U.S citizen Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Belluci) before the approaching rebels reach her jungle hospital. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua. The cast of Tears of the Sun includes actual African refugees living in the United States.
Turmoil erupts in Nigeria following a military coup d’etat in which the president and his family are killed. Foreigners evacuate the country and Lt. A.K. Waters and his US Navy Seal team consisting of Zee (Eamonn Walker) Slo (Nick Chinlund), Red (Cole Hauser), Lake (Johnny Messner), Silk (Charles Ingram), Doc (Paul Francis), and Flea (Chad Smith), board the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, to be dispatched by Captain Bill Rhodes (Tom Skerritt) to extract Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci), a U.S. citizen by marriage and the widowed daughter-in-law of a U.S. senator. Their secondary mission is to extract the mission’s priest (Pierrino Mascarino) and two nuns (Fionnula Flanagan and Cornelia Hayes O’Herlihy), should they choose to come.
6. The Mechanic.
The Mechanic is a 2011 American action thriller film directed by Simon West, starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster. Written by Lewis John Carlino and Richard Wenk, it is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. Statham stars as Arthur Bishop, a professional assassin who specializes in making his hits look like accidents, suicides, or the acts of petty criminals. It was released in the U.S. and Canada on January 28, 2011 to mixed reviews. A sequel, Mechanic: Resurrection, was released on August 26, 2016.
Assassins is a 1995 American action thriller film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by The Wachowski and Brian Helgeland. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas and costars Julianne Moore. The Wachowskis stated that their script was completely rewritten by Helgeland, and that they tried to remove their names from the film but failed.
Assassin Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) plans to retire, haunted by the memory of murdering his own mentor Nicolai several years ago. While on an assignment, Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas), another assassin, manages to eliminate Rath’s target first. Bain then reveals his plan to kill Rath and become the world’s best assassin.
Salt is a 2010 American action thriller film directed by Philip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angeline Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, who is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent and goes on the run to try to clear her name.
Evelyn Salt is tortured in a prison in North Korea on suspicion of being a U.S. spy. Her boyfriend, arachnologist Mike Krause, generates so much publicity about Salt’s imprisonment that the CIA is forced to arrange a prisoner exchange despite the agency’s policy against it. Salt’s CIA colleague Ted Winter greets Salt at the border. As they drive away, Mike proposes marriage, despite Salt’s admission to Mike that she is, in fact, a CIA operative.
9. The Commuter.
The Commuter is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi and Ryan Engle. The film stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, and Sam Neill. It follows a man who is unwittingly recruited into a murder conspiracy after meeting a mysterious woman while on his daily train commute.
Michael MacCauley, an NYPD officer turned insurance agent, takes the same daily train commute on the Hudson Line from Tarrytown to Grand Central Terminal. He is abruptly laid off from his job, endangering his family’s financial security. Waiting to reveal his dismissal to his wife and son, he instead confides in Murphy, his ex-partner still on the police force. On the train home, Michael meets a mysterious married woman, Joanna, who proposes a “hypothetical” situation: she asks him to locate “Prynne,” the alias of an unknown passenger who Joanna claims has a stolen item. Joanna tells Michael that he will find $25,000 in the bathroom and be paid a further $75,000 when his task is done. Alluding to Michael being a former cop, she departs, and he finds the $25,000.
10. Sweet Girl.
Sweet Girl is a 2021 American action thriller film directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza in his feature directorial debut and written by Philip Eisner and Gregg Hurwitz. The film stars Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Raza Jaffrey, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James and Amy Brenneman.
In Pittsburgh, a woman named Amanda Cooper falls ill with a rare form of cancer. Her husband, the survival expert Ray Cooper, is told that a potentially life-saving drug for Amanda was pulled off the market days before her treatment was set to begin, due to BioPrime CEO Simon Keeley paying the manufacturer to delay production. Watching Keeley on a live debate with Congresswoman Diana Morgan, Ray calls in and threatens Keeley, saying if he doesn’t reverse his decision, he’ll kill him. Keeley doesn’t take the threat seriously and Amanda passes away soon after, devastating Ray and their daughter, Rachel.
Which of these movies did you already watch in Netflix? Let me know your thoughts about them.
Cheers for a happy and blessed weekends,