Invigorating shootouts: 10 action-packed shooters

Ready to cheer up under machine gun fire and bone crunch? Then at your service is a selection of dynamic action films that will raise the level of adrenaline and will not let you fall asleep while watching. In action films with selected action, good will defeat evil with fists, bullets and other weighty arguments. Jokes are bad with the heroes of these stories – serious guys will make you feel sorry for everyone who crossed their path.

Nobody (2021)

Modest law-abiding auditor Hutch lives an ordinary life, until one day robbers break into his house. The clerk decides to track down the villains in order to return the stolen item to his daughter. On the bus, a man witnesses an outrageous incident and gets into a fight, and having scattered the company of hooligans, he forgets about what happened. Only one of the victims turns out to be the brother of the head of the local Russian mafia, and the gangster does not intend to get away with beating a relative.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:  
Nobody

Genre:  
Action, thriller, crime

Actors:  
Bob Odenkirk, Alexei Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:  
18+


Tyler Rake: Operation Rescue (2020)

The list of the most dynamic action films of recent years includes a peppy film with an abundance of chases, fights and shootings. In the center of the plot is the mercenary Tailer Rake. He is assigned to free the son of an international criminal. The boy found himself between two fires, and it is on the heir of the mafia that the outcome of the war of influential drug lords depends. The hostage is in the capital of Bangladesh – a place where it is easy to get, but to get out, the hero will have to risk his life more than once.

Original title:  
Extraction

Genre:
Action, crime

Actors:  
Chris Hemsworth, Golshifte Farahani, Rudraksh Jaiswal …

Country:  
USA, Canada, Thailand

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


Trigger Day (2019)

A fantastic action movie loaded with drive, dynamic action and daring jokes. Day after day, Roy, caught in a time loop , lazily brushes off killers, machine gunners and demolition men. He has been killed a hundred times already, the guy’s everyday life has become like a video game with an infinite supply of lives. A former commando lives through Groundhog Day with a gun in his hands, until one day he finds out that his ex-wife is dead. He decides to find out why she died, and also to find out what is happening to him, how he got here and how to stop this strange game.

Original title:  
Boss Level

Genre:  
Fiction, Action

Actors:  
Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:  
18+


Hardcore (2016)

The unusual Russian action movie is filmed in the first person, which allows the viewer to feel in the place of the hero of a dynamic shooter. Henry wakes up in the lab and sees a girl who introduces herself as his wife. Soon, the powerful criminal Akan breaks in and kidnaps her. Now the guy’s main goal is to save his beloved and stop the villain who plans to create an entire army of super soldiers in his image.

Actors:  
Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Hayley Bennett …

Genre:  
Action, fantasy

Country:  
Russia, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:  
18+


John Wick (trilogy, 2014, 2017, 2019)

In the center of the plot of a very popular dynamic action movie is the recluse John Wick. The man leads a secluded life and tries to forget about the criminal past. However, the invasion of strangers into his house and the murder of his only friend – a dog donated by his deceased wife, forces him to take up arms again. What will one of the most dangerous killers in the world do with enemies for his dog ?

Original title:  
John Wick

Genre:
Action, thriller, crime

Actors:  
Keanu Reeves, Mikael Nykvist, Alfie Allen …

Country:  
China, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:  
16+


Lucy (2014)

Until recently, Lucy was the most ordinary girl who came to a foreign country to learn the local language. But here the foreigner gets in touch with the underworld and works as a drug courier . When a bag of drugs bursts in her stomach, Lucy doesn’t die, but her mind changes completely. Now she is the only one in the world who can use her brain to 100%. This makes the heroine of the action movie perfect and at the same time the most dangerous creature on the planet.

Original title:  
Lucy

Genre:  
Action, fantasy

Actors:  
Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik …

Country:  
France

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:  
18+


The Great Equalizer (dilogue, 2014 and 2018)

A former CIA agent with a difficult past is trying to return to a calm measured life. Once in a bar, a man makes acquaintance with a prostitute who works for the Russian mafia. Soon he learns that his new friend is in intensive care due to the beatings of a pimp. An elderly retiree decides to restore justice and avenge the girl. Robert McCall takes up arms again and becomes a fighter for justice.

Original title:  
The Equalizer

Genre:  
Action, thriller, crime

Actors:  
Denzel Washington, Marton Chokash, Chloe Grace Moretz …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:  
16+


Raid (dilogue, 2011 and 2014)

Indonesian dynamic action movie with a gripping storyline and high ratings. The special forces detachment has to perform a difficult task. In Jakarta, there is a high-rise building that has become a lair for criminals of all stripes. A drug lord is hiding here, guarded by an army of armed bandits. The mission of the team is to penetrate the high-rise building as quietly as possible and take into custody an influential criminal. Once inside, the operatives act according to plan, but one wrong step changes the course of the entire operation.

Original title:  
Serbuan maut

Genre:
Action, crime, thriller

Actors:  
Iko Weiss, Joe Taslim, Donnie Alamsha …

Country:  
Indonesia, France, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:  
18+


Shoot ’em (2007)

One day, Smith, a desperate outcast who cannot forget a tragedy from a past life, witnesses an attack on a pregnant girl. The child is still born, but his unfortunate mother dies from the bullets of bandits. Our hero decides to save the newborn. Unwittingly, Smith becomes embroiled in a government conspiracy. To look after the baby, a man turns to a familiar prostitute. Together they try to help the child and uncover a secret involving one of the high-ranking officials.

Original title:
Shoot ‘Em Up

Genre:
Action, Thriller

Actors:
Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.6

Age Limits :
18+


Adrenaline (dilogue, 2006 and 2009)

Killer Steve wakes up in his apartment and realizes that he doesn’t have long to live. The fact is that someone injected the guy with a drug that reduces the level of adrenaline, which, in the end, will lead to cardiac arrest. However, our hero is not used to giving up, and from now on, what is happening in the film will move at breakneck speed in non-stop mode. Crazy chases, dynamic shootouts, fierce showdowns keep adrenaline at the required level, but will Steve have time to take revenge on those involved in his poisoning?

Original title:
Crank

Genre:
Action, thriller, crime

Actors:
Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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