Men’s Cinema – action movies you must see!

Men’s Cinema – action movies you must see!
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Action cinema did not end in the 80s and 90s with the passing of Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson or other Hollywood tough guys’ fame. Nowadays, there is also a demand for movies with intrigue that keeps the viewer hooked until the very end. Here are some suggestions that you should consider when planning your movie night.

Tough guys, the essence of action cinema

What would action cinema be without characters played by iconic tough guys? It is known that each decade brings a different set of characters, without which action movies would not be the same. However, there are names permanently connected with such cinema, which even broke into mass culture

Icons of action cinema

From unforgettable roles became famous first of all:

  • Vin Diesel, or Dominic Toretto from “The Fast and the Furious”,
  • Chuck Norris, who played the protagonists of “Missing in Action” and “Texas Ranger”,
  • Clint Eastwood, best known as a tough guy from westerns (“For a Handful of Dollars”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”),
  • Charles Bronson, aka Paul Kersey from “Death Wish.”
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme from “Blood Sports”,
  • Bruce Willis – in his case the list of titles is long and includes, among others, “Die Hard” series and “Sin City”,
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, famous for his roles in “Terminator”, “Conan” and “Predator”,
  • Sylvester Stallone, aka “Rocky” and “Rambo”

Action movies you need to know

Intrigue, daring chases and explosions – in these films certainly do not lack them:

“Lethal Weapon”

The 1987 film with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover is a classic of the genre, where fast-paced action combines with elements of comedy and crime. The adventures of the contrasting pair of policemen turned out to be a box-office hit – the film with a budget of $15 million earned more than $120 million, which resulted in the shooting of subsequent parts.

“The Glass Trap”

The story of Bruce Willis as John McClane began in the first part of the series, which appeared in theaters in 1988.Corporate skyscraper in Los Angeles, a Christmas party and terrorists who want to rob the vault. Surely they could have done it, if not for a New York policeman who found himself by chance in a “glass trap” and decided to rescue the hostages, among whom was his wife

Movieclips Classic Trailers – Die Hard (1988) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers


A suggestion for fans of the talent of Robert De Niro playing a ruthless thief this time. The 1995 film also features Al Pacino, Val Kilmer and Jon Voight


Directed by Robert Rodriguez, this film with Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and the distinctive Steve Buscemi in supporting roles is another classic of action cinema. On set, explosions are interspersed with guitar music

“Beverly Hills Cop”

In the film from 1984, Eddy Murphy proved that he also excelled in crime comedy. When a friend is murdered, police officer Alex Foley decides to investigate on his own. His methods are definitely unconventional


Rambo is a classic of action cinema from 1982, which has influenced cinematography for many years. A veteran who can’t find his place after returning from Vietnam comes into conflict with the brutal police of a small town. It soon turns out that the ex-soldier is a real killing machine

Movieclips Classic Trailers – Rambo (2008) – Official Trailer – Sylvester Stallone Action Movie HD

“Enter the Dragon”

There had to be a place in the list for a movie with Bruce Lee (1973). This time he decides to take part in an illegal martial arts tournament as an agent. He goes there, of course, directly from the famous Shaolin Monastery

“Speed: Dangerous Speed”

Keanu Reeves as Jack Traven in the 1994 film tries to save a bus full of passengers from a bomb set off by a dangerous terrorist. Among the hijackers is Annie Porter, played by Sandra Bullock, who helps him. Unfortunately, if the vehicle slows down below 50 miles per hour – the bomb will explode and everyone will die.


Also could not miss Arnold Schwarzenegger, who this time played the role of the titular Terminator. He goes back from 2029 to 1984 in order to kill Sarah Connor, the mother of the later leader of people in their fight against cyborgs. Will he succeed?

“The Fast and the Furious”

Movieclips – The Fast and the Furious Official Trailer #1 – (2001) HD

The 2001 film marked the beginning of a whole series of action films where the fast-paced storyline is enhanced by numerous chases in super fast cars. Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner are already almost cult roles


In the 2002 film, the role of the tough guy was played by Jason Statham. While working as a courier for criminal organizations, he gets entangled in a dangerous intrigue. Of course, this has to do with a beautiful woman

“Mad Max”

The film from 1979 made Mel Gibson famous. In a post-apocalyptic world, police officer Max Rockatansky wants to be an exemplary father and a tough law enforcement officer. When he accidentally kills a motorcycle gang member and loses his family, the rules change.

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