The action genre flourished throughout the 2010s. During the decade, many famous projects premiered, from Mad Max: Fury Road To Mission Impossible – Aftermathsecuring action as one of the most popular and enduring film genres.

Virtually every year during the 2010s, there was an embarrassment of wealth in regards to action films. However, many of the best and most exciting action movies came out a decade ago, in 2013, which was a game-changer. From groundbreaking superhero films to tense and gripping thrillers, these action films have dazzled audiences by upping the ante and proving that nothing is impossible. another genre as exciting or invigorating.



10 ‘Olympus has fallen’

A man stands in front of the burning White House in Olympus Has Fallen.
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Gerard Butler stars in Olympus has fallen opposite Aaron Eckhart And Morgan Freeman. The film follows a disgraced Secret Service agent and his efforts to save the President of the United States from an attack by North Korean guerrillas.

Olympus has fallen this is an amazing B-movie that knows exactly what it is. It doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a hell of a good time, with the entire cast showing off acting and amazingly dedicated performances in the service of a ridiculous plot that never makes any sense. However, Olympus has fallen quite fanatical in its entertainment efforts, perhaps the best a movie can do.

9 “Oblivion”

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Tom Cruise officially entered its all-star action era in the 2010s, beginning with Joseph Kosinskisci-fi oblivion. The film also stars Andrea Riseborough And Olga Kurilenko and focuses on a couple of technicians on a seemingly deserted Earth devastated by a war with aliens. When they find a female shipwreck survivor, they begin to have doubts and question everything they know.

oblivion far from the best Cruise and Kominsky novel, but it’s a decent sci-fi work with interesting themes and ideas. Cruz is at the height of his star power, aided by an impressive supporting cast that also includes Morgan Freeman. And though his reach far exceeds his grasp, oblivion an excellent sci-fi action adventure worthy of praise.

8 ‘Iron Man 3’

Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man kneeling as multiple Iron Man suits fly behind him in Iron Man 3.

Shane Black took over directing duties for the latest entry in iron Man trilogy. Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr. like Tony Stark, who must fight his most infamous enemy, the Mandarin. Gwyneth Paltrow, Don CheadleAnd Ben Kingsley also a star.

Iron Man 3 very controversial film. The changes made to Mandarin remain controversial today and are often considered one of the worst aspects of the MCU. However, Iron Man 3 is a smart and sometimes insightful exploration of Tony’s psyche, dealing with his trauma and legacy, and plenty of the action that fans have come to expect from their MCU content.

7 “Tai Chi Man”

Keanu Reeves looks at Tiger Hu Chen in Man of Tai Chi (2013) (1)

Keanu Reevesdirectorial debut, Man Tai Chi, sees a beloved actor play something that audiences rarely see in him: a villain. The plot follows a young martial artist who is desperate for money and enters the world of underground fighting.

Man Tai Chi greatly benefits from Reeves’ amazing command of the camera and Chad Stahelskikinetic action scenes. The plot is simple, but impressive leading twist Tiger Chen and Reeves’ palpable respect for the world he portrays makes Man Tai Chi a solid martial arts film that may not go over the top, but succeeds as a love letter to the best films.

6 “World War Z”

A zombie horde climbs the walls of fortified Israel in World War Z
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Based on the 2006 novel of the same name. World War Z stars Brad Pitt led a large ensemble. The plot revolves around Jerry Lane, a former UN investigator who travels the world in search of the source of a dangerous virus that turns people into wild, vicious creatures.

World War Z far inferior to the novel, but succeeds thanks to several non-stop, heartbreaking, gripping action sequences. Problems with the film’s production resulted in an uneven plot that never satisfies properly, but World War Z remains an extremely entertaining action movie, even if it never reaches the heights of the best zombie movies of all time.

5 ‘Fast & Furious 6’

Michelle Rodriguez as Letty fixing a car in Fast & Furious 6.
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Fast and Furious the franchise began its world domination storyline with the release of Fast & Furious 6. The plot centers on Dom, Brian and their family working with DSS agent Luke Hobbs to take down British mercenary Owen Shaw in exchange for a pardon for their crimes.

Fast & Furious 6 famous for the revival Michelle RodriguezLetty after her alleged death in the fourth part and for the introduction Jason Stathama villain who became an ally of Deckard Shaw. The film brilliantly and humorously depicts the now classic Fast formula: high-speed chases, amazing action sequences, memorable villains, and more than a few rude family references.

4 ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Peeta and Katniss portray the Mockingjay symbol in Catching Fire.
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Expectations were high for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after the huge success of 2012 The Hunger Games. In the story, Katniss and Peeta return to the arena of the Games after inadvertently becoming symbols of a revolution against the Capitol.

Delving into the social and political issues that made the first film a superb entry in the Youth genre, sunbathing this is the best movie in The Hunger Games row. The film was a resounding box office success, turning the franchise into Hollywood’s top player and cementing Jennifer Lawrence as the defining star of his generation.

3 ‘Captain Phillips’

Tom Hanks stars in Paul Greengrass’ biographical action thriller Captain Phillips. Based on the hijacking of an American cargo ship in 2009. Maersk AlabamaThe film tells the story of Richard Phillips, whose ship is taken hostage by four Somali pirates.

Captain Phillips was a critical and commercial success. The film was praised especially for his portrayal of Barhad Abdi as Abduwali Muz, the leader of the pirates. Abdi received universal acclaim, including an Oscar nomination and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. Captain Phillips also benefits from Hanks’ portrayal and Greengrass’ claustrophobic approach, resulting in a tense thriller that will keep viewers on their toes.

2 ‘Man of Steel’

Henry Cavill as Superman looks up and stands proudly in Man of Steel
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The fight against the DCEU officially began in 2013 with the release of Zack SnyderX Man of Steel. Henry Cavill stars as the Last Son of Krypton, with Amy Adams like Lois Lane and Michael Shannon like General Zod. In the movie, Superman must use his powers and protect the Earth from Zod, recently released from the Phantom Zone.

Man of Steel was and still is a deeply divisive film. While many praise Snyder’s grounded approach, others lament that Superman is portrayed as an overly stoic character who is more like a god than a hero. Still, Man of Steel is an undeniably bold picture that combines several intriguing ideas about human nature and heroism that will become key to the superhero genre throughout the 2010s.

1 ‘Through the Snow’

Promotional image featuring characters from the film Snowpiercer (2013)
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Chris Evans stars in Bong Joon Ho’post-apocalyptic thriller Through the snow. On a train carrying the last remnants of humanity Through the snow follows the uprising of the lower class passengers against the train’s ruling elite.

Like most bong movies, Through the snow full of intriguing ideas and critical remarks about the most important socio-political problems that plague the real world. Using its unique sci-fi setting to represent humanity at its lowest level, Through the snow is a gripping dystopian exploration of humanity’s instinct for survival and further proof that Bong is one of the best directors working.