This will be my brief ranking of my top 5 favourite action films of all time.
5: Casino Royale (2006)- Limiting myself to only one JB film on this list, “Casino Royale” is my all time favourite in the series. Daniel Craig’s debut as Bond had me loving every moment of this action packed instalment. Throw in Mads Mikkelsen as the antagonist and you have yourself a fantastic film. It showed a much more vulnerable and emotional side to Bond. One which we had never seen.
4: The Raid 2 (2014)- Never have I seen more brutal martial arts than in this film. It is full of heart-stopping action from start to finish. The choreography, camera-work and sequence design, all make for a fantastic action film. With some memorable characters and A LOT of memorable fight scenes, you will never forget your first time watching this.
3: Predator (1987)- This glorious Sci-Fi action has me watching it almost every year (at least). I love this film. With its simple story it more than makes up for it with its incredible characters. Arnold Schwarzenegger fighting an alien predator in a jungle. What’s not awesome about that?
2: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)- Indiana Jones is still one of my favourite movie franchises to this day and this instalment is my favourite. It captures everything I love about adventure, characters, story and creativity while all being blended into one great film. With George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at the helm you know you’ve got yourself a great film.
1: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)- Arnold once again appearing on this list. This time he plays a cyborg tasked with finding John Connor and protecting him from other, evil cyborgs from the future. Judgement Day is arguably the best in the franchise as it is so dark, gritty and full of blood-pumping action that is still adored today.