Loved “The Old Guard” and searching for more movies like this to enjoy being at home during this pandemic? Well, if you look over the web, you can get a hell a lot of movie suggestions. Being a movie lover, I am suggesting here Top 10 picks for best action movies to watch if you have enjoyed “The Old Guard”.
“The Old Guard” released on 10th July 2020 on Netflix and everybody loved that action and the flawless acting of Charlize Theron. It’s her time now. If her name is associated with any movie, then that movie becomes blockbuster. Netflix these days giving very good content in terms of web series and movies. This movie is based on a comic book with the same name “The Old Guard” and it’s more than just vehicle action sequences.
1. Atomic Blonde
Released in 2017 with Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, and directed by David Leitch, co-director of John Wick Movies. This movie is also based on a novel and its action scenes are well depicted from papers to screens. The plot of the movie revolves around 1989 and Agent Lorraine (Theron) has to survive on her impossible mission. And on her mission, she gets the support of David (James McAvoy) to complete out the mission of finding the smuggled double agents. Theron really dominates the fighting scenes and Sofia Boutella did her part very well in the movie, though her role was very short. Producers are working on the sequel of this movie and that will be available on Netflix. Atomic Blonde is famous for calling the Female version of John Wick.
2. Triple Frontier
It’ very hard to find a movie which is packed with various well-known actors and they are together for the perfect action. Also, the screen time of each of the character are distributed equally and plotted well and that’s showed the value of every character. Triple Frontier does this precisely well. The fan of The Old Guard surely gonna love the way of showing the game’s forward-moving storyline. 5 special forces people reunite for planning a heist on the border of South America. And in their entire prestigious career, for the first time, they have taken the dangerous mission on themself rather than the country. But then, unexpected things happen and their epic battle is shown in this movie.
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
Being the fourth installment of the Mad Max movie series, released in 2015 with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and directed by George Miller; it has also won 6 Academy Awards. It’s kind of a soft reboot of the fan-favorite movie. Mad Max all previous three parts came before the 90s. A sequel was meant to be in production, but there’s a financial issue going on in between the producer and the movie studio, so the project gets shut down before even started. This also includes a special four-issue comic book scene that serves as a prequel to the film, showing the movie characters to us. The futuristic world should attract anime fans if they have not seen it yet, to watch this movie.
Directed by Dave Wilson with Vin Diesel and Eiza González. Based on a comic character that first appeared in Valiant Comics released in 1992, created by Kevin VanHornand 2 others. Bloodshot is an action movie in which Vin Diesel appears as Raymond Garrison, the superhero character in Bloodshot. The movie begins with Diesel and his military unit, in the midst of some rescue operation. After the mission Garrison and his wife Gina go on a vacation in Italy. Garrison is confronted by Martin Axe and they are caught. And then, Vin Diesel becomes a superhero which is shown in the movie very flawlessly. A must watch movie, if you loved The Old guard or you are a Vin Diesel Fan.
Extraction released in 2020 on Netflix and becomes the most-watched movie of all time on Netflix. Directed by Sam Hargrave and written by Avengers movie writers Russo Brothers with Chris Hemsworth, extraction is breaking all records of Netflix. The movie shoots in Bangladesh in which Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) is on his life deadliest extraction of a kid who was kidnapped by an international crime lord. With Bollywood star Randeep Hooda, this movie is completely an action pack.
If you are a fan of John Wick and Blade runner for the genre of action and futuristic world, then, Upgrade is one of the movies that you can compare with these two. The movie plot set in the near future where technology leads everything. But when Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) lives gets changed. His only aim is to destroy the experimental computer system chip implant. Directed by Leigh Whannell, Upgrade was released in 2018 and has an IMDB rating of 7.5/10. This movie was overlooked by the people and when it released on DVDs and OTT, then people realized that they have missed this masterpiece to watch on big screens. Upgrade on the path of Robocop and Blade Runner and taken The Matrix narrative tact, becomes the most loved movie that has not the basic concepts of action movies.
7. The Matrix
The Matrix first part was released in 1999. Unlike simple action movies, it’s a kind of mindfuck story like Nolan’s. Directed by Lana Wachowski with Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne. A computer hacker learns about his true abilities and then play an important role in a war against their controllers. When this movie was released, it was beyond the audience movie choices of that time. Currently, it still holds the best place in the list of sci-fi action movies for both fans and critics. The futuristic world of super-powerful computer programs surely made you see this masterpiece.
8. Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049 is the great follow up of all the Blade Runner movie which was released in 1982. This movie directed by Denis Villeneuve With Ryan Gosling as lead actor in 2017. The movie was not a big hit but a classic movie that was just of the future. Still managed to get 8/10 on IMDB but not get success in theatre. The plot of the movie revolves around a new Blade Runner “K” (Ryan Gosling) reveals a long-buried secret of the society and in return, he has to find an ex blade runner who was missing from 30 years. The graphics are stunning and also nominated for Oscars but it didn’t win any award in VFX and cinematography.