Ever wondered what to do when the crew comes over? Watch an epic action movie of course! This year has been jam packed with enough action and adventure film to satisfy even the most rowdy of movie lovers. What better way to pass the time than with a cool 6 pack, your buddies and the right movie playing on screen? Check out this list of best action films of 2016 for an instant fix.
1. The Magnificent Seven:
We believe this movie was trying to go for that Tarantino feel, and although it doesn’t quite cut it, it has its own charm. As the name might suggest, it is about 7 hired guns out of which most are outlaws, thieves and gambler, just ‘bad’ men of a sort. They are hired by the townspeople of Rose Creek to protect themselves against a zany industrialist who wants to take control of the town. This is a fun twist on the cowboy action films of the 90’s, with a little bit of oomph! With a cast like Denzel, Pratt, and Hawke, it is a must watch.
2. Hardcore Henry:
This one might have slipped under your nose, but it is the very first wholly POV action film and an absolute must watch! You experience this movie as the main character, named Henry, who wakes up with no recollection of his life. His wife wakes him up, and within a few minutes you’re being shot at, the wife has been kidnapped and all hell breaks loose. A whole series of exciting events takes place from then on out, a rollercoaster ride of a movie!
3. The Divergent Series: Allegiant
How cute is Shailene Woodley? We say pretty damn cute, and she does an excellent job in this film as a strong female lead. After the colossal truths ‘Insurgent’ reveals, Tris (Shailene) must leave the city of Chicago by crossing the great wall and find out what mysteries lay beyond. What they find throws everything they know into doubt, and tests her courage, allegiance and love!
Don’t we all love a little bit of action-packed-saving-the-world-from-an-international-terrorist film? Well, that’s exactly what you get with ‘Criminal’. The memories and skills of a top notch CIA officer have been transferred into the mind of a dangerous criminal in hopes ofan end to the plans of an international terrorist. If you are into pure action and thrill, this movie will surely tickle your fancy, especially with the excellent cast of Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman , Tommy Lee Jones, and Ryan Reynolds. Check it out!
You can’t get more action packed than a film with Bruce Willis, Dave Bautista, and Christopher Meloni. This movie is about a bank robbery that incriminates its owner (Bruce Willis) and his high-powered clients initially, but as the FBI (Melone, Bautista) investigate deeper, they find that there are larger powers at play over here. They go through a bunch of windows, rain of gunfire, and whole lot of action packed scenes to get to the bottom of it! A must watch for Willis fans.
6. London Has Fallen:
This movie is a sequel to the worldwide hit ’Olympus Has Fallen’. The story follows Gerard Butler who plays a secret service agent that has to stop the murder of the leaders of the western world at the funeral of the British Prime Minister. A group of terrorists are taking the opportunity to target leaders and terminate them, while also destroying most of Britain’s’ landmarks and revealing a horrid vision of what they want the future to be. The President and an English MI-6 agent assist him in saving London, and the world.
7. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back:
No one does action better than good ‘ol Cruise! He returns as Jack Reacher in this sequel only to find that he is being accused of a 16-year old murder and to top it off, he might be the father of a child he has never met. With supporting actors like Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh and Robert Knepper, add this one onto the list of must watch or even must re-watch films!
8. Central Intelligence:
If Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson doesn’t scream action, we don’t know what does! Kevin Hart bring the element of absolute hilarity into this gut wrenchingly good film about a former bullied geek, current badass CIA agent who comes home for his high school reunion. Bob (The Rock) claims to be on a top-secret mission and convinces Calvin to help him on it. Calvin used to be “the man” back in high school, but is now droned down by the mundanity of a normal adult life. What follows suit is a hilarious series of dangerous, tricky, and twisty situations. A fun twist on the typical action film, plus the great chemistry between the two leads makes this a must watch!