My Most Rewatched: Action Movies

Who doesn’t love a good movie?
When I started writing this post, I was going to list all of my favorite movies to rewatch in a bunch of different genres. As I continued to add movies to the list, I discovered that there were way too many to put in one post.
So, welcome to part one of the My Most Rewatched.
Action/drama is one of my favorite genres, but the number of ones I would willingly rewatch is very small. Today I’m sharing my favorite action-based movies; some of these are action comedies, and some are more on the mystery-thriller side of things.

 

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) PG-13

Rated for action, mild language, and thematic elements

In the early 1960s, C.I.A. agent Napoleon Solo and K.G.B. operative Illya Kuryakin engage in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. While also protecting Gabby Teller, the daughter of the scientist in charge of the nuclear experiments.

Henry Cavill(Solo), Armie Hammer(Kuryakin), Alicia Vikander(Teller), make a fantastic trio in this spy action-comedy. It has everything, implausible action scenes, great music, subtle comedy, and fabulous costumes. While the movie is based on the show that ran from 1964-1968, it is very loosely related, but much like its predecessor, it has a distinct James Bond vibe.
The main thing I love about it is that it’s just a blast.

 

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39 Steps (2008) P.G.

Richard Hannay is caught up in a deadly conspiracy a member of the British Secret Service barges into his flat. Soon German spies arrive, kill the man and flee the scene, leaving Hannay to take the rap. Hannay struggles on the run to decipher a coded message left behind, hoping to complete the man’s mission. That not only threatens his life but the safety of Great Britain. As Hannay attempts to unravel the mystery and save his country from attack, he forges an unlikely alliance with a feisty suffragette.

Starring Rupert Penry-Jones(Hannay) and Lydia Leonard(Victoria Sinclair) This is a Mystery/ Thriller, based on a novel by John Buchan published in 1915. This movie is a classic, in my opinion. There is plenty of dry humor, and the characters are relatable. It has suspense, romance, and some great plot twists.

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Murder On The Orient Express (2017) PG-13 

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, Hercule Poirot interrogates all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

What can I say? This movie is a masterpiece; seeing it in theaters was so fun because the visual is incredible. The cast is fantastic too, Kenneth Branagh, a new spin on Poirot, and I love it.

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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) PG-13

Rated for action, mild language, and thematic elements

Blamed for a terrorist attack on the Kremlin, Ethan Hunt, the team are forced to go “off the grid,” They must somehow clear the agency’s name and prevent another attack.

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Mission Impossible Rough Nation (2015) PG-13

Rated for action, mild language, and thematic elements

With the I.M.F. now disbanded and Ethan Hunt out in the cold, a new threat called the Syndicate soon emerges. The Syndicate is a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks.

These movies are crazy and implausible, but so much fun. They will definitely leave you wondering how on earth is Tom Cruise still alive, also, has there been a Mission Impossible that the team wasn’t disavowed?

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Master and Commander: Far Side of the World (2003)PG-13 

Rated for violence, brief language

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey(Russell Crowe) was ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. His trusted friend, the ship’s scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), dreams of a scientific expedition to the Galápagos Islands.

Fun fact about me, I adore seafaring movies.
It has been a few years since I have rewatched this one, but it is so good! You instantly fall in love and root for the characters, and there are epic battles, sweeping ocean shoots plenty. I would say it is pretty realistic for ocean warfare of the day, so it is violent; if you have problems with amputations and people doing surgery on themselves, this may not be for you.

 

There are definitely more that I love, but these are the six that came to mind immediately.

What are some of your favorite Action movies?

 

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