Action Movie SUBGENRES

ADVENTURE |  ALL FOR LOVE  |  ARNOLD MOVIES |  BOND  |  BUDDY  |  CHASE  |  FIGHT   |  GRRRL POWER  |  HEIST
MARTIAL ARTS  |  REVENGE  |  SUPER COP
|  SUPERHERO  |  SUPER SOLDIER

This is a huge, ongoing project that I live to work on :D  If a movie that you think should be in a category is not there,
it's probably because I haven't gotten around to re-watching it to be sure. Same thing, if you see any glaringly wrong placements
of films in categories, please email me:  ripley@actionmoviefreak.com. For a list of movies, see my Hit List.


HEIST 

"WHERE'S THE VAN?!" I'd say for Saturday afternoon fun, Action Movie FREAKS would rather watch a good Heist movie over Adventure any day.  There's something about the extra level of cleverness in executing a plan, and of course, getting away with it.  We want to KNOW how they did it. We want to watch them pulling it off. Don't gloss over the details cause you can't think of something clever enough—hell, why even make that movie?  Drop a safe three floors into a canal, drive an armored car off a bridge, pretend to be the fire department so you can steal $75 million in jewels and scuba away, whatever it is, we want to be impressed! Deep down we all want to steal money, get away clean, and live the good life somewhere exotic. Really, who wants to work?!

ACTION MOVIE
SUBGENRE

HEIST


Under Siege

HEAT
  (1995)

THREE KINGS

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II

3,000 MILES TO GRACELAND

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS

THE ITALIAN JOB

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

STANDER

INCEPTION

TAKERS

PARKER

 


 (not "Action")
LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS

OCEAN'S ELEVEN
OCEAN'S TWELVE
OCEAN'S THIRTEEN

 

 

 

 

 

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the-taking-of-pelham-1-2-3-movie-poster

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Under Siege (9 Oct 1992)
Erika Eleniak's titties. Yeah, I know, pretty spectacular (and I'm a girl and I have to lead with that).  It's probably most of the reason guys own this movie.  For male Action Movie Freaks, its just a bonus for another great Steven Seagal movie.  Tommy Lee Jones plays the bad guy and it's great to watch him be defeated.  Another bonus: Gary Busey! Before Gary Busey was in a motorcycle accident (1988), he was everyone Action Movie Freak's favorite character actor. This movie is entertaining every time you watch it. It's probably equal parts Seagal, Action, and Tommy Lee. It's a pretty ballsy idea to hijack a Navy battleship, and it has the best kind of countermeasure:  BAD ASS already on board.  Kick it up a notch? He's a cook and make it Steven Seagal.  As heists go, it's kind of slow and violent, but the fun is in seeing how Seagal fucks it up for them.  


Heat (15 Dec 1995)
m.  


Three Kings (1 Oct 1996)
or them.  


Mission: Impossible II (24 May 2000)
em.  


3000 Miles to Graceland (23 Feb 2001)
em.  


The Fast and the Furious (22 June 2001)
em.  


The Italian Job (30 May 2003)
em.  


Stander (10 Oct 2003)
them.  


The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (12 June 2009)
em.  


Inception (16 July 2010)
em.  


Takers (27 Aug 2010)
em.  

Jason Statham as Parker in a blue suit and white Stetson on the balcony
Parker (25 Jan 2013)
When this movie was first listed on IMDb, it was not listed as "Action" even though it contains one of the greatest fight scenes ever. They remedied that, however. Don't let the fact that Jennifer Lopez is in this movie keep you from watching if you don't like her. If you do like her, she's perfect in this movie. She's just ditzy/pretty enough to be believable as a Realtor, and just human enough that you like her, root for her, and relate to the everywoman in her character.  Statham's character, however, is otherwise engaged. There's a good bit of comic relief in the Moron #1, Moron #2 vein. The bad guys are entertaining and the perfect foil for Statham as a total Bad Ass. He takes a licking and keeps on ticking. This is one of those enjoyable-every-time-you-watch-it movies.
Oh yeah, and he looks great in a Stetson!  Read more . . .


Action Movie SUBGENRES
ADVENTURE |  ALL FOR LOVE  |  ARNOLD MOVIES |  BOND  |  BUDDY  |  CHASE  |  FIGHT  |  GRRRL POWER  |  HEIST
MARTIAL ARTS  |  REVENGE  |  SUPER COP
|  SUPERHERO  |  SUPER SOLDIER