Story Behind Action Movies
If we categorized the themes and plot of the movies, there are many like love, romance, science, fiction, dramatic, comedy, thriller and actions. The most common among these is Action films. This is common worldwide and binds with most of fans and followers. The action movies are moreover plotted on fights, spy, chase, robbery, crime scenes. If we talk about fans and followers, then it is estimated that action heroes, spy characters are most searched and followed on social media.
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They are listed with millions of fans worldwide. If its about movie release, the most viewed films in theaters, multiplex is action based movies. But there a psychology about personal taste and preference in choosing a movie category to watch. According to one research action movies, play a safe role in getting one out of stress and even is good for making viewers confident to face challenges in life and circumstances. However enjoying a movie is quite deeper subject to think and to analysis. Watching an action film is not only entertaining, but at some level can relax your mind, which is beneficial for health. Spy actions are super act of humans and are motivational specially for men. Males are more likely to action movies than females. Down below are action movies with the count at ten.
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Hollywood Top Ten Action Movies
1. Casino Royale (2006):
James Bond series are worldwide most popular theme based movies on spy and action plots. And if it’s about Casino Royale, this particular is a high ranked film in Hollywood. This is the 25th film of James Bond Series. The film is directed by Martin Campbell, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, screenplay by Paul Haggis. The lead role is played by versatile actor Daniel Craig as, “Bond, James Bond” as a spy officer at British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) assigned to arrest a bomb maker in city Madagascar.
In the movie the plot is set with a mission and James Bond is assigned with 00. in support with Bond, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) is sent by M16 mission boss in Casino Royale to defeat the weapon dealer in a poker game. The game in the movie rise with a turn in blood, money, violence and dirty tricks and reached with cunning climax. The movie scored 8 out of 10 in Imdb ranking and 95% in Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is honored with many awards and nominations, here the brief details. The overall estimated budget of the film was US$ 150 million and at the box office grossed about US$599 million.
The movie awarded the Film Award for Best Sound in year 2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. Also nominated for 8 BAFTA awards, also nominated by Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film of the Year, Best Screenplay, Best film Music, Best Cinematography, best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects and Best Actor. In the event of Art Directors Guild, the movie won Excellence in Production Design Award. The movie was even nominated under 5 different categories in Saturn Award for Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Writing and for Best Music. In the same year 2006 Golden Tomato Awards announced the movie, “Casino Royale” the Wide Release Film of the Year.
2. Crank 2006:
This is an American Action film, based on comedy plot. The film is directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, produced by Michael Davis, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Skip Williamson, Richard S. Wright. The story of the movie is written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The budget of the movie is almost $12 million, and earned $42.9 million at the box office. The imdb raking of the film is 7/10, 61% popularity in Rotten Tomatoes and 57% at Metacritic. The storyline is about a British contract killer, Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) in Los Angeles, who is working for organized crime syndicate, leaded by Carlito (Carlos Sanz). Carlito assigns Chev Chelios to murder a mafia head Don Kim (Keone Young), who is occupying Carlito’s business.
The film got little dangerous with acts of actions, police chase, fighting, illegal drug taking scenes, and the love affair of Chev and Eve Lydon (Amy Smart). The scenes are little complicated when Chev Chelito got injected with syringe of a poisonous drug named, “ The Beijing Cocktail” by Ricky Verona (Jose Pablo Cantillo). At last, Chev Chelios manages to kill those who injected him that poisonous drug and saves his girlfriend and finish up the mission for which he was hired. The movie was nominated by Golden Schmoes Awards (2006) under the category for Most Underrated Movie of the Year, Trippiest Movie of the Year and awarded by WFCC Award (Women Film Critics Circle Awards-2006) for Most Offensive Male Character to Jason Statham. The film was also honored with an award by Taurus Award (2007) for Best Specialty Stunt (Michael Nicely and Sean Graham).
3. Taken (2008):
Is an American-French language action-thriller film, directed by Pierre Morel, produced by Luc Besson, written by Robert Mark Kamen and Luc Besson. The movie is about two teenaged girl’s kidnapping for sexual slavery. The gross budget of the film was $22 million, but earned 226.8 million at the box office worldwide. The movie earned almost average popularity among fans, 58% count in Rotten Tomatoes, 50% in Metacritic and scored 7.9 stars marking out of 10 through imdb count. The lead is played by Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, father of a teenage girl and retired agent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Maggie Grace as Kim Mills, daughter of Bryan Mills and Amanda character is played by Katie Cassidy (Maggie’s friend).
The storyline is about when Kim Mills and Amanda travel to Paris and by their innocence they share a cab with a stranger named as Peter (Nicolas Giraud). Sharing their personal details with strangers leads to scene of kidnapping of both the girls by pimp mafias and force them to be in prostitution profession. Later, Bryan Mills come to know about Marko Hoxha (Arben Bajraktaraj), leader of illegal Albanian sexual crime. Bryan rushes to France to save his daughter and her friend from sex trafficking operations. At last the movie ends by saving both teenage girls from illegal sexual profession by Bryan Mills and return back to US.
The movie is based on crime, gangsters, violence and fights, even discovers the picture of red- light areas and the illegal sexual profession, and mark a question on society with a deep logic about the illegal crime of sex, which forces women to be a prostitute and how they are used and misused in by mafias to be in sexual profession. The movie was honored by BMI Award (Broadcast Music, Inc) for BMI Film Music Award, Golden Schmoes Award for Best line and ranked 2nd place in Biggest Surprise of the Year. The movie was also awarded by Saturn Award for Best International Film.
4. Ronin (1998):
This is an American spy movie, plotted in the subject of action-thriller. The film is directed by John Frankenheimer, produced by Frank Mancuso Jr., screenplay by John David Zeik and David Mamet (Richard Weisz). The movie’s cast, crew are many versatile artists, Robert De Niro as Sam, Jean Reno as Vincent, Natascha McElhone as Deirdre.
Stellan Skarsgard portrays as Gregor, Sean Bean as Spence, Jonathan Pryce plays as Seamus O’Rourke and many more actors are in various roles. The story score with actions almost a remarkable rating on imdb 7.3 /10. The producing budget of the film was counted US$ 55 million and earned publicity with US$ 70, 697, 479 million worldwide at the box office. The movie ensures a suspicious thriller and spy actions. The story is focused on the heavy metal guarded briefcase and a team is hired to steal that mysterious case, the actions, the car chase, track down missions, bullets and firing are active actions of the movie.
The movie is well praised for its action scenes and car chase. The movie was awarded by Young Hollywood Award (1999) for Best Soundtrack (Elia Cmiral), further movie was nominated by Saturn Award (1999) under the category of Best Action/ Adventure/ Thriller Film, even nominated for Golden Reel Award (1999) for Best sound Editing- Sound Effects and Foley (Brady Schwartz). More nominations of the movie were by MTV Award (1999) under the category of Best Action Sequence for Car Chase in France.
5. Hot Fuzz (2007):
This film is actually an action-comedy movie, produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Nira Park, directed by Edgar Wright, Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. The script is developed about a mysterious death in Sandford village and how two policemen are serving to solve death mystery. The lead role in the movie is played by Simon Pegg as Nicholas Angel, (nickname- Nick), who is one of the wonderful high ranked police constables in the Metropolitan Police Service, the other supporting actor is Nick Frost as Danny Butterman, who played the role of a police constable.
They both are perfect public cops and are honest police officers on duty. The things go little freaky and random deaths in Stanford, cause mysterious plot in the movie. At last they both resolve the murder mystery and confront NWA (Neighborhood Watch Alliance and Associates) and tries to arrest them and Simon Skinner (Timothy Dalton) and his associates confess about the murder mystery and their motive behind the scenes of death. The film was nominated for the British Comedy Award (2007) for Best Comedy Film.
In the event of Empire Award, UK (2008) the movie was nominated under three categories Best British Film, Best Actor (Simon Pegg) and Best Director (Edgar Wright), and won as Best Comedy. The film was also honoured by Golden Schmoes Awards (2007) with a nomination under Best DVD/Blu-Ray of the Year, Best Action Sequence of the Year (Final Shoot-Out) and ranked with 2nd place as Best Comedy of the Year. International Film Music Critic Awards- IFMCA (2007) nominated the film under Best Original Score for a Comedy Film.
6. Heat (1995):
Is an American action film based on crime track. The movie is directed and written by Michael Mann and produced by Art Linson and Michael Mann. The total budget of the film was US$ 60 million and grossed worldwide US$ 187.4 million in box office. The picture score 8.2/10 in imdb and 76% popularity in Metacritic and 86% at Rotten Tomatoes. The movie portrays various characters which are played by many versatile artists of Hollywood, the movie starts with the lead role of Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley, Al Pacino as Lt. Vincent Hanna, Tom Sizemore as Michael Cheritto, Diane Venora as Justine Hanna, Amy Brenneman as Eady, Ashley Judd as Charlene Shiherlis, Mykelti Williamson as Drucker, Wes Studi as detective Sammy Casals, Ted Levine as Detective Mike Bosko, Jon Voight as Nate, Val Kilmer as Chris Shiherlis. The storyline is plotted around a heist and professional team of robbers. In the movie Neil McCauley is one of the best professional thief carved with more members in his team as crew thieves, who all execute a car robbery of about US$ 1.6 million in department security by Roger Van Zant (William Fichtner) and in hurry Kevin Gage as Waingro kill an armed guard and forcing other robbers to kill another two so as not leave them as witnesses. In this scene later, Neil McCauley tries to kill Wingro, but he runs away.
Later in the movie professional investigator of the Los Angeles Police Department, Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) leads the investigation of the heist with team members and found that McCauley and his team robbers execute the precious metal robbery. If we compare both the characters of the opposite side, Neil McCauley and Lieutenant Vincent Hanna, they both faced troubles in personal lives and marriages. At last there is a change of heart in McCauley behavior and he confess about the heist and his forced circumstances mark him as a professional crime planner. Apart from crime and action, the movie shows up many other conditional circumstances and release horrifying plot.
The movie portrays various characters which are played by many versatile artists of Hollywood, the movie starts with the lead role of Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley, Al Pacino as Lt. Vincent Hanna, Tom Sizemore as Michael Cheritto, Diane Venora as Justine Hanna, Amy Brenneman as Eady, Ashley Judd as Charlene Shiherlis, Mykelti Williamson as Drucker, Wes Studi as detective Sammy Casals, Ted Levine as Detective Mike Bosko, Jon Voight as Nate, Val Kilmer as Chris Shiherlis. The storyline is plotted around a heist and professional team of robbers.
In the movie Neil McCauley is one of the best professional thief carved with more members in his team as crew thieves, who all execute a car robbery of about US$ 1.6 million in department security by Roger Van Zant (William Fichtner) and in hurry Kevin Gage as Waingro kill an armed guard and forcing other robbers to kill another two so as not leave them as witnesses. In this scene later, Neil McCauley tries to kill Wingro, but he runs away. Later in the movie professional investigator of the Los Angeles Police Department, Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) leads the investigation of the heist with team members and found that McCauley and his team robbers execute the precious metal robbery. If we compare both the characters of the opposite side, Neil McCauley and Lieutenant Vincent Hanna, they both faced troubles in personal lives and marriages. At last there is a change of heart in McCauley behavior and he confess about the heist and his forced circumstances mark him as a professional crime planner. Apart from crime and action, the movie shows up many other conditional circumstances and release horrifying plot.
The film honoured with many awards and nominations under many categories- Saturn Award (1996) nominated for Best Action/Adventure Film and Best Supporting Actor (Val Kilmer), Awards Circuit Community Award (1995) honoured the movie with 2nd place for Best Stunt Ensemble. At the award ceremony of Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (1996) the casting crew and film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Diane Vernora), Best Cinematography (Dante Spinotti), Best Original Score (Elliot Goldenthal), Cinema Audio Society Award, USA (1996) nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Feature Films. The movie was honoured with a nomination at Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards (1996) for Best Picture Silver Ribbon (1997) nominated for Best Cinematography. The other nominations were done in the event of MTV Awards (1996) for Most Desirable Male.
7. Inception (2010):
Is a science-fiction-action movie released in the year 2010. The film is based on thrilling heist action, directed and written by Christopher Nolan and produced by Emma Thomas and again Christopher Nolan. The movie shows the scenes of action and criminal history in subconscious of mind activities. The ranking ration of the film in Imdb is 8.8/10 and scored 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, 74% in Metacritic. The box- office success of the movie grossed US$825. 5 million, at worldwide, which is much more than the movie’s actual budget of US$160 million.
The lead role in the movie is played by Leonardo DiCaprio as (Dom Cobb), who is professionally skilled with stratagem secrets from others by entering their dreams, but is a professional thief too. The additional casting crew in supporting roles includes, Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page as Ariadne, a graduate student of architecture, who is enrolled to construct and describe dream world, Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays as Arthur (Dom Cobb’s partner), who manages who manages the mission, Tom Hardy played the role of Cobb’s supporter, but actually an identity theft in forgery profession. The plot of the story surrounds with a plan in dream escape, when the mind is in the most endangered state.
The movie is picturised in the layers of dream with plot of getting business tricks. By the ability of reading minds in subconscious stage Dom Cobb is hired by Japanese businessman Mr. Saito (Ken Watanabe) to enter the mind of Robert Michael Fischer (Cillian Murphy), to know about the secret of his business empire. Later movie grows more complex emotions and story in the dream also shows the wife and previous life of Dom Cobb. Dom’s ability to read minds in subconscious dreamy way projects, actions, murder, suicide and discovers a plated idea of dream world. The film was honored with many nominations and awards under various categories. The movie was nominated in Oscar Awards (2011) for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, Best Achievement in Art Direction and at the same awarded for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing, best Achievement in Visual Effects.
The award winning ceremony of Golden Globe Award (2011), nominated the film for Best Director-Motion Picture, Best Screenplay-Motion Picture, Best Original Score- Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture-Drama. In the event of BAFTA Film Award (2011), there were many nominations under various categories, Best Screenplay (Original), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Director and won for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Special Visual Effects. Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011), honored artists for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture. Saturn Award (2011) nominated under Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Production Design and accolade under Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Music, Best Special Effects. AAFCA-2010 (African-American Film Critics Association) honored Christopher Nolan as Best Director and ranked the movie with 3rd place in Top 10 Films. However, the total nominations for the film are counted as 198 in number and accolades with 147 winning awards for many categories.
8. Mad Max- Fury Road (2015):
Is an American-Australian action movie plotted with futuristic earth journey in deserted land. The movie is directed and written by George Miller, with Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris, produced by Doug Mitchell, Pj Voeten and George Miller. The movie budget was almost US$150 million and earned remarkable gross after releasing in theaters of US$378. 4 million at the box office. The raking score board shows 8.1/10 in imdb and over take 90% popularity in Metacritic and 97% in Rotten Tomatoes.
The plotting unit of the movie includes many multi-talented artists, Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky in the lead role, with supportive actors in strings Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as The Splendid Angharad, Riley Koeugh as Capable, Abbey Lee as The Dag, Zoe Kravitz as Toast The Knowing, Courtney Eaton as Cheedo the Fragile. The theme of the film is about the earth after a nuclear apocalypse, there is widespread of destruction all over and the world becomes deserted with scarcity of water, gasoline and other resources.
The people who leave this destructive world, tries to struggle to live to escape, and which leads to road battle, as the world is fired with blood, with no hope of humanity. The storyline is plotted crazily where homes were destroyed and five of the women struggles in search of a new home to breed their children, and the world is shown without law. The Movie is erupting with actions, stunts, fire and blood, with no mercy in the hearts of humans. The movie was awarded 207 winning trophies and 186 nominations in the year 2016. The film was nominated in Oscar (2016) under many categories, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Visual Effects and won under Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Makeup and hair styling, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing, Best Achievement in Production Design. The movie was also nominated for Best Motion Picture-Drama and Best Director-Motion Picture by Golden Globe Awards (2016). In the event of BAFTA Film Awards (2016), the film won awards for Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hair and nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects.
Saturn Award (2016) nominated under, Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Actress, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Makeup, Best Special Effects, Best DVD/Blu-Ray Collection and many more events honored the film with various nominations and awards.
9: The Furious 7 (2015):
Is an American-Action movie, even termed as, “Fast and Furious 7”, is actually the seventh sequel of Fast and Furious movie series. The film is based on Characters by Gary Scott Thompson, directed by James Wan, Written by Chris Morgan, produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell. The film grossed US$1. 516 billion and was a blockbuster hit at the box office worldwide, counted as third highest grossing film in the year 2015.
The earned popularity is much more than the movie budget itself, US$190 million. The praise, popularity of the film scored 7.3/10 in imdb and 81% at Rotten Tomatoes, 60% in Metacritic. The picture casting crew portrays many characters Vin Diesel or Mark Sinchar as Dominic Toretto, Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Chris Bridges as Tej Parker, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Djimon Hounsou as Mose Jakande, Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, and many more all rounded actors in various roles.
The feature theme is based on high jump speed street racing, split into action theme. After defeating Owen Shaw in previous series of fast and furious 6, Dominic Toretto and his friends/crew mates in racing were living back in the United States and leading a normal life. But Owen’s elder brother, Deckard Shaw enters with a plotted revenge with his crew and challenge to steal, “God’s Eye” in a flash drive in Abu Dhabi. By stealing the God’ Eyes from a billionaire they can turn any technological device into weapon to terror. The stunts, car landing from heights, chase in between the vehicles swiftly are the heart breathing acts.
The movie accolades are specifically 18 wins and 25 nominations in various categories, Golden Globe Award (2016) nominated the movie for best Original Song- Motion Picture. Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 nominated actors in Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture. In the event of Saturn Award (2016) nominations were under Best Action/Adventure Film, Best Editing, Best DVD/Blu-Ray Special Edition Release. AFFCA (2015) awarded the movie for Best Song. The award ceremony by Critics Choice Award (2016), accolade for Best Original Song and nominated for Best Action Movie, Black Reel Award (2016) praised the movie with an award for Outstanding Original Song. The movie accolades with many more winnings and nominations for many outstanding performances.
10: Phone Booth (2002):
Is a Psychological thriller based on action plot. The film is directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Gil Netter and David Zucker, the story is written by Larry Cohen. The imdb rating of the film is 7.1/10 and scored 56% in Metacritic and 71% in Rotten Tomatoes. The lead role is played by Colin Farrell as Stuart Shepard (Stu), who becomes the target of a mysterious caller inside a telephone booth. Kiefer Sutherland as the mysterious caller who calls Stu at the phone booth and terrorize him for life.
The other character in the movie is- Forest Whitaker as Capitan Ed. Ramey, who was giving backing support to Stu, Katie Holmes as Pamela McFadden, Radha Rani Amber Indigo Ananda Mitchell or just Radha Mitchell portrays the role of Stu’s wife. And many more actors. The movie plot is about a mysterious unnamed call on roadside telephone booth in New York City, which was attended by Stu and that call start threatening Stu’s life. Stu’s with that intelligent sniper is bound to listen and follow his words of mind game, the caller says about Stu’s personal life with his wife and how is he cheating her. His confession gives enough of time to police to trace the phone call. In-fact, Stu warns the caller about police and that psycho man on the other side replies, that if the police will catch him, he will definitely kill his wife, Kelly.
At last movie ended with defeat of that mysterious caller and end with evil fighting at the phone booth. AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (2004) awarded Joel Schumacher as Best Director. Black Reel Award (2004) nominated under Film: Best Supporting Actor (Forest Whitaker), In the event of Image Award (2004), Forest Whitaker was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. MTV Movie Awards (2004) nominated Kiefer Sutherland for Best Villain category. The total nominations for the film were 8 and winning was at one event.