The catalog of action films in Prime Video is characterized by its wide cinematographic offer of this genre that ranges from classics and cult works that date back several decades, to the most outstanding titles of recent years.
Today we present you a selection of the best action movies that you can find within the Amazon streaming service catalog. Productions headed by figures such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves or Tom Cruise, by authors such as the Wachowski sisters, Nicolas Winding Refn, Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu or Edgar Wright.
The Warriors (Dir. Walter Hill, 1979)
A battle of great proportions will take place in the slums of New York City. Members of the Warriors try to survive in the urban jungle after being wrongly accused of the murder of the leader of a rival group.
Sol Yurick was based on the story Anabasis by the Greek historian Xenophon to write the novel that would inspire this cult film by Walter Hill. The Warriors became a document of a specific moment in North American counterculture through its colorful production and costume design. At the time accused of inciting juvenile crimes, the film slowly gained a loyal following and spawned a universe of memorabilia with comics, video games and even rock bands.
Matrix (Dirs. Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 1999)
Thomas Anderson works as a computer programmer by day and is a hacker by night, operating under the pseudonym « Neo. » Through this activity he meets Morpheus, who has some interesting news for him: nothing that happens around him is real.
The Wachowski sisters marked a cinematic milestone at the end of the 20th century with the premiere of a science fiction film with a strong philosophical charge and revolutionary digital effects that took their sequences influenced by the series b and martial arts cinema to a new level. Little more can be added about that primeval film that won four Oscars: Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Special Effects and Best Editing, this was followed by 2 more sequels and a third is currently in production.
The survivor (Dir. Peter Berg, 2013)
A US Navy SEAL group led by Marcus Luttrel is sent to capture an Al-Qaeda leader in the mountains of Afghanistan. When they are ambushed by the Taliban who outnumber them, they will call on their skills and courage to survive until they can be rescued.
Perfectly filmed and with remarkable performances by its protagonists Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch, director Peter Berg immerses us in the action and delivers loads of adrenaline that will make us suffer alongside the characters. With a design and sound environment that earned it an Oscar nomination, we will be participants in this heartbreaking, epic and shocking story based on the real operation « Red Wings »
Hot Fuzz: Super Cops (Dir. Edgar Wright, 2007)
London officer Nicholas Angel is so good at his job that he makes his peers look lazy in comparison, so he is « promoted » to serve in the quiet town of Sandford. But a series of horrific incidents lead him to suspect that the town is not as peaceful as it appears.
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg once again joined forces in this action comedy, which at the same time parodies and pays tribute to the most famous films of the genre, particularly buddy cop such as Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys. The second installment of what would come to be known as the Cornetto Trilogy also makes an ingenious display of special effects when it comes to featuring gunfights, explosions and a small dose of gore.
The day of the end of the world (Dir. Ric Roman Waugh, 2020)
John Garrity is an architect from Atlanta who lives with his ex-wife Alison and their son who suffers from diabetes, they organize a party to see the passage of a comet which begins to fragment and fall to the ground. John receives a text message informing him that he must get to a shelter with his family before it is too late.
Director Ric Roman Waugh brings us this film starring Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin and Roger Dale Floyd full of action and tense moments that despite not being an innovative film within the catastrophe cinema, the charm of the characters and the fast pace The film makes the tension build as the film progresses, engaging the viewer until the end credits.
Drive (Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)
Ryan Gosling plays a driver who works daily in a garage and as a stuntman in movies, but some nights he works as a pilot for criminals. Her world changes when she comes into contact with her beautiful neighbor Irene, her son Benicio and her husband Gabriel, who has just been released from jail.
We entered the field of arthouse cinema with the hypnotic work Nicolas Winding Refn, which won him the Best Director award at Cannes. An adaptation of the James Sallis novel, Drive is masterful in its execution with impeccable directing work; a powerful photography by Newton Thomas Sigel and an enviable musical selection by Cliff Martinez. He also has one of the strongest ensembles of a genre film in recent memory: Gosling, Carrey Mulligan, Oscar Issac, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks.
Revenant: the reborn (Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2016)
In 1823, Hugh Glass commanded a group of fur hunters and sellers. Hugh is attacked by a bear that leaves him badly injured and is abandoned by his companions thinking that he will die. When he recovers, he vows revenge on those who left him to fend for himself, especially John Fitzgerald.
This entry into action movies on Prime Video earned Alejandro González Iñárritu his second Oscar. The Revenant is a superbly directed revenge story accompanied by beautiful photography by Emmanuel Lubezki. A brutal film that ends up being complemented by the incredible performances of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
Edge of Tomorrow (Dir. Doug Liman, 2014)
In the not too distant future, one of the action movies on Prime Video deals with a race of aliens invading Earth. Commander William Cage is sent on a suicide mission that takes him into a time loop, in which he is forced to fight and die, over and over again. But the many battles it fights could be the key to saving humanity.
Based on the acclaimed light novel Ōru Yū Nīdo Izu Kiru by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Doug Liman’s sci-fi war feature film was a surprise during 2014, presenting a well-constructed universe, both technically and narratively, catches the eye. audience from the initial minutes. Dion Beebe’s photography, coupled with production design and solid visual effects, are committed to realism; while Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt manage to provide the story with enough humor and emotion.
John Wick 3: Parabellum (Dir. Chad Stahelski, 2019)
Another of the action movies on Prime Video, John Wick is excommunicated after taking the lives of several members of the Upper Table, the assassins’ guild to which he belonged. An army of mercenaries tries to hunt down Wick, whose head is priced at $ 14 million.
The series directed by Chad Stahelski and starring Keanu Reeves has grown with each installment in locations, the construction of its universe and the planning of its sequences, from mind-blowing chases to stylized combat choreography. The cast also continues to expand with award-winning actors such as Halle Berry or the martial artist and stuntman Mark Dacascos in the antagonistic role.
Terminator 2: The Last Judgment (Dir. James Cameron, 1991)
Years after a time traveler revealed to her that her son would be humanity’s savior in a future dominated by machines, Sarah Connor has dedicated herself to preparing the rebel John for that day. Everything changes when the modern T-1000 appears to destroy the young John Connor.
One of the best sequels in the history of cinema. James Cameron decided to take everything that worked in the initial 1984 installment, which rubbed shoulders with the horror genre, and heighten the stakes in a much more ambitious sequel in scale that was focused on action. It was the most expensive production of the time with a budget of $ 100 million dollars that were fully displayed on screen and iconic characters played by Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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