From martial arts movies to stories about bank robbers, the best action films of the 21st century breathe new life into the genre. As the tools with which filmmakers craft their works have continually advanced, a sort of renaissance has begun wherein action films stepped firmly into their own. It made the movies highly power pack action films that we couldn’t find in regular movies. These movies have supernatural factors that make the film worth to watch even 10times. All most all of these movies have made history and having its series as much popular. Although there is much action-packed performance, we could find out in the 21st century but we have her make the list of 10 best action films of the 21st century.
1. The Dark Knight (2008)
The one and only action block blaster extravaganza of Hollywood. Starts from its plot to performances (particularly Ledger’s), visual effects, direction and breathtaking action everything set numerous records for all the time. The film opened with Gotham City besieged by crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal. It’s certainly loud and violent but it’s not mindless actions that aren’t just entertained but keep your interest alive even while checking out 10th time.
2. The Departed (2006)
A remake of the sleek, Hong Kong police thriller Infernal Affairs, the movie has become fatter, coarser, and more self-indulgent than the original. The film starred one of the best trio pairs of Hollywood, Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg with Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson and Alec Baldwin in supporting roles. The movie is basically about a conflict between the police and an Irish gang in South Boston. The police assign undercover state trooper William “Billy” Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello’s crew, “Frank” Costello and Colin Sullivan played by Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon respectively.
3. Inception (2010)
Inception’s title itself tells everything about the film as it is the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. The film stars Leonardo Di Caprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious and is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. The film’s hero tests a young architect by challenging her to create a maze, and Nolan tests us with his own dazzling maze. Chris Nolan has made a fine, intelligent, and viscerally engaging cinematic experience that is one of the most entertaining pictures of the year.
4. Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man is an American superhero film starring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film is about a Tony Stark is a billionaire industrialist who builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity but at the moment he realizes he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he decides to protect the world and named it “Iron Man”. Robert Downey Jr. was twice nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe winner, best known to fans as the handsome, charismatic and witty star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s trilogy of Iron Man films.
5. Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator is considered as one of the best spectaculars of all Roman Empire epics. The film is loosely based on real events that occurred within the Roman Empire in the latter half of the 2nd century AD. Its plot turns around the fictitious Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius fighting for his life and freedom in order to avenge the murder of his family. Crowe portrays Hispano-Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. The film had won so many prestigious awards including Best Picture, Best Actor for Crowe and three other Oscars at the 73rd Academy Awards.
6. The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers is an epic from all the time merged all the Marvel Comics superhero team Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. The film is about the director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster and found the dream team that saves the globe. He recruits the superheroes team and tried to save the globe.
7. Casino Royale (2006)
Casino Royale is the twenty-first action-spy film in the series of James Bond starring Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Daniel Craig gives us the 007 from Fleming’s early novels, a blunt instrument filled with morose purpose and self-doubt. He had set out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro. The casino is then overrun by secret agents and a battle ensues, but the building explodes, killing all inside.
8. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Kill Bill is an action masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino and it depicts the revenge journey of a hit-woman who sets out to kill her previous associates. But in his epic, two-part martial-arts masterpiece he hired Yuen Woo-ping — he’s a master if that’s not clear yet — to create some of the most entertaining and character-driven martial arts of the modern age. The elaborate fight scenes rival those of any contemporary martial arts film, particularly the showdown with a 17-year-old girl whose weapon of choice, the Meteor Hammer, is a spiked ball on a chain. The four-hour affair is a bloody spectacle so epic in scope that it deserves to be seen as a complete whole.
9. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road is an action film starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Hugh Keays-Byrne. The film is about a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search of her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max. Charlize Theron’s character as Imperator Furiosa is a warrior to a real woman, on a quest for redemption. Charlize is a total badass in this film.
10. The Raid (2011)
The Raid is a classic action movie that revolves around an Indonesian SWAT team who fights against enemies in Jakarta slum. The film stars Iko Uwais, who previously worked with Evans in another action film Merantau, released in 2009. The name of the film was changed to The Raid: Redemption in the United States. The crossover festival hit introduced scores of audiences to the punch-packing power of the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat and reasserted the dominance of martial arts in general when it comes to delivering original action offerings.