When we talk about top 10 best English action films of all time, there are a number of films that can be included in the list. But here are the top 10 films whose action scenes were breath taking and was loved all over the world for their action sequences. It is quite a tough task to select top 10 when we have a number of awesome action English movies.
10. 300 (2007)
300 is an Action movie which was released on 9th March 2007. This is one of the best action American movies which are ever made. The movie is about King Leonidas and his brave army which had 300 brave soldiers. They all were courageous and had no fear. These 300 Spartans fought against Persian King whose name was Xerxes. King Xerxes had a huge army full of latest weapons and brutal soldiers. These 300 Spartans soldiers caused a heavy damaged to King Xerxes’s army and later on when the Spartan Council gave the permission for the war; they finally defeated the Persian King and saved their motherland. Throughout the movie these 300 Spartan soldiers were like a nightmare for the King Xerxes’ and his army.
9. Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai is a Japanese movie which was released on 26th April 1954. This movie had lots of amazing action sequences. Seven Samurai is one of such Japanese movie which is considered as the greatest Japanese movie ever made. The movie is about a time in Japan when its villages were hugely disturbed by the attack and torture of the bandits. At that time one Samurai came forward to help them. He along with six more Samurai from his village came together and formed a group to teach bandits a lesson. They teach the village people how to defend themselves. Finally they had huge battle with a group of 40 bandits who attacked the village.
8. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight is the sequel of the movie Batman Begins and was released throughout the world on 18th July 2008. The Dark Knight is the most successful movie of this Batman Series. A sequel to this movie was made and released in 2012 by the name the Dark Knight Rises. Christian Belle played the character of the comic superhero Batman. This movie collected over 1 billion US dollars as its revenue all over the world. This film also created history on getting a hopping eight Academy Award Nomination. This movie revolves around a Joker who is keen on to increase crime in the city of Gotham. Batman along with his helping hands come together to save Gotham city from this monster.
7. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Terminator 2 is the sequel of the Terminator movie. Terminator 2: Judgement Day was released on 3rd July 1991. The breath taking action sequences by Arnold Schwarzenegger is loved by all those people who love to watch action movies. This movie received as many as four Academy Awards in different categories. In this sequel it is shown that ten years have been passed since a Terminator failed to kill Sarah and his son who still was not born. So Skynet sent another Terminator to kill her son, John. But here future John also sends a Terminator to save the kid. So finally its Terminator vs. Terminator in this movie.
6. The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix is another American Action movie which was released on 31st March 1999. This is one of the best Science fiction action movie ever made. The movie revolves around Thomas Anderson who is also called as Neo. He plays a character who is a genius software techie. One day he meets a woman called as Trinity who in turn makes him meet to another mysterious character named Morpheus. Then Morpheus awakens Neo into a world which is full of machines that have overtaken the humanity. They then fight to save mankind.
5. True Lies (1994)
True Lies is another action thriller which has its main character being played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. This film was released worldwide on 15th July 1994. The main character of the movie is Harry Tasker. He is a government agent but at home everyone knows that he is a computer salesman. He goes on a mission to save the nuclear weapons from getting into the hands of terrorist. On other hand he also plays a macho character to save his marriage as his wife wanted some adventure.
4. The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator is the first installment of the Terminator series that were later on made. This movie has Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the character of the Terminator. This is one of the most successful American action movie ever made. This film got released on 26th October 1984. This movie is about a human looking machine called as Terminator. It was sent on Earth to kill Sarah Connor and his unborn son John Connor. Doing so will stop John Connor in coming into existence who later on helps humans to fight a battle against the machines. Kyle Reese comes so as to confront Terminator and to save John Connor.
3. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill was released on 10th October. Later on its sequel was also released. Originally both movies were to be released together but that made it of 4 hour so it was decided to release it in two parts. The Bride is the lead character of the movie who used to be a member of Deadly Viper Assassination Squad which was run by Bill. On finding that she was pregnant with Bill’s baby she decides to leave the group. She then moves on to Texas. On the day of her wedding she was attacked by the group for whom she used to work. After four years when she wakes up from coma, she realizes that her child was killed and then she plans to take revenge from Bill.
2. Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard is one of the best action movies ever made. This movie was released on 15th July 1988. Till date three sequel of this movie is already made and the fourth one is about to get released. The movie revolves around a detective in New York police department named John McClane. He moves on to Los Angeles to spend time with his family during Christmas holidays. But in Los Angeles, the terrorist then captures several civilians and make them hostage in Nakatomi Plaza building. He now does not have any other option but to ruin his holidays and acts so to the life of thee civilians.
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
A raider of the Lost Ark is undoubtedly the most famous and the best action movie of all times. This movie was released on 12th June 1981. This movie is one of the highest grossing movies of all time. A raider of the Lost Ark won as many five Academy Awards where it was nominated in nine categories. The movie is about a professor who studies Archaeology. His name was Indiana Jones. He searches for a golden statue in the American jungles and there he gets caught in a trap from where he somehow manages to escape. He later learns about The Ark of the Covenant. He then fights everyone who comes in his way to get this amazing piece.