Top 10 Action Movies On HBO Max In 2022

News - 18th May 2023

10. Days of Thunder (1990)

There are many classic action movies in the car racing sub-genre, but Days of Thunder by Tom Cruise is filled with stock car action. The film is about a young stock car driver who has the opportunity to race at the highest levels of competition but discovers that his volatile personality clashes and conflicts with everyone around him. Although stock car racing is a niche, some viewers may not be interested in the film. However, the interpersonal storyline adds depth and character to the movie. Cole's struggles with his temper and racing are both part of the film. It is thrilling to see him almost lose his chance.

9. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Smokey and the Bandit is the perfect film to capture 1970s car culture. Bandit, a hotshot driver, is hired to drive point to haul illegally transported beer from Texarkana into Atlanta. The film's action scenes are spectacular, but the film is also hilarious and has a fast pace that doesn't slow down for a minute. Smokey and the Bandit was not just one of the greatest drive-in movies ever made, but it was also a huge box office hit that was copied by countless southern-fried actors.

8. Bullitt (1968)

The 1960s were a decade of change for filmmaking. It was also a time when genres began to merge. Bullitt tells the story of a cop who sets out to find the killer of a witness who was under his protection. Steve McQueen is cool and cool in the film. His all-black look extends to his hot rod car that follows the streets of San Francisco. It is not a film about the typical cop, but the film also has exciting car chases through San Francisco's slanted streets. The film's backdrop in San Francisco was a deliberate choice, which also included elements from the 1960s counterculture.

7. Police Story (1985)

Jackie Chan, long before he became a celebrity in the U.S., was a true action hero in China. Police Story portrays Chan as a good officer who is tainted by a drug lord for the murder of another officer. Police Story's stunts are among the most outrageous of Chan's career. Chan also suffered serious injuries during production. The film has a great mix of comedy, suspense and action. It is clearly Chan's dedication to his craft.

6. The Road Warrior (1981)

Although Mad Max is a classic independent film, The Road Warrior is an excellent sequel that surpasses it in scope and quality. After a nuclear explosion, Max is left to rebuild the society that existed in the first film. Max discovers a settlement while wandering through the wasteland and decides that he will help them defeat a band of marauders. The action in the first film was gritty and intense, but The Road Warrior's production was able to improve on what was already present. The film's unique costumes and bizarre mix of comedy and action adds to its atmosphere and establishes the Mad Max legendos.

5. Lethal Weapon (1987)

Lethal Weapon is a classic of the decade that made it. It's widely regarded as one the greatest action films of 1980s. The film is about a couple of cops who have to put aside their differences in order bring down a drug smuggler gang. The story is standard, but it is the performances that elevate this film from the rest of the action-oriented films. It is hilarious to see the diametrically opposite personalities clash and to watch them attempt to solve this case together. The action sequences are a bit too outrageous and contain just enough '80s cheese.

4. The Bourne Identity (2002)

Jason Bourne has two hands on a gun in The Bourne Identity Action franchises are not new. But the Jason Bourne story was a new hero for the new millennium. Bourne is found in the Bourne Identity, being pulled from the ocean by a boat fishing. As he tries to regain his memory, he is plagued by bullets and amnesia. Although the franchise would go on in more elaborate directions in the future, the original series is the most straightforward. As Bourne unravels the mystery, Matt Damon gives a brilliant performance. The action sequences are simple, but they work well with the plot.

3. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

The Hidden Fortress, directed by Akira Kurosawa, is one of his most iconic films. The story is about a couple of peasants tricked into helping a princess and her general to enemy territory. The film is set during the feudal period of Japanese history and contains elements of historical fiction, as well as some great action from the 1950s. Kurosawa's superb directing shines through the straightforward plot. The film is also anchored by the tension between the characters. The Hidden Fortress is action-packed, but it also has some political commentary.

2. Jurassic Park (1993)

Although the term blockbuster has been used in a lot of film history, Jurassic Park is a case where it seems almost too weakly to be called. The movie follows a paleontologist who finds himself in a new park with dinosaur-themed dinosaurs. Things quickly go wrong, and the dinosaurs get free on the island. Even though it's almost three decades old Jurassic Park is still in great shape. The special effects are among the best ever created. The film blends computer and practical effects seamlessly, creating a frighteningly real experience. Although it contains elements of horror, Jurassic Park is memorable for its action sequences. They are just as grandiose and impressive as the film's premise.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

It seems that superhero franchises are remade every few years. However, The Dark Knight is a rare example where a reboot works to perfection. The film portrays Batman's battle against The Joker, a murderous maniac who threatens to destroy Gotham City. The Dark Knight avoids the silly humor of many comic book movies and is as gritty as any action movie. Performances are often the best parts of the film, and Heath Ledger is one of the most memorable portrayals of The Joker in film history. The action sequences are epic in scale and include a variety of practical effects that only increases the tension.