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January 14, 2014

Cory G’s All Time Favorite Action Movies

I love action films. Which is pretty obvious as you’re reading this on The Action Elite; and because you’re obviously big Cory G fans you want to know what my favorite action films are.

Well let me tell you; unfortunately the good old USA doesn’t make a lot of good ones these days.

So you may notice a heavy Asian influence on this list. And I will start off by saying, no one, no one, can do action like the great John Woo.

So here are my personal favorite 10 action movies:



10.) Rapid Fire: Brandon Lee proves he’s better than his dad, yes I do really mean that, as he must defend himself from Mobsters, and crooked cops who are out to kill him.


9.) The Crow: Brandon Lee again makes the list. This time he plays a dead rock singer who comes back to avenge the murder of himself, and his girlfriend. Fantastic dark comic book film which was sadly Lee’s last role. He died during filming.


8.) The Killer: John Woo, the godfather of action films presents the tail of a hit man who is double crossed by his employers, and must team up with the cop who’s after him.


7.) Death Race: The new Death Race, with my personal favorite tough guy, Jason Statham. Not a remake, but a re-telling. Statham is framed for the murder of his wife, and sent to a prison where they broadcast Death Race… which is exactly what it sounds like. A race to the death, in cars equipped with weapons.


6.) Hard Target: John Woo’s first American film, which stars Jean-Claude Van Damme. In this JCVD plays a Cajun, being hunted for sport by Lance Henriksen. Out of this world Slow motion action scenes make this a must see.


5.) Rumble in the Bronx: The film that made Jackie Chan a house hold name in America. Jackie comes to New York (which looks just like Canada in this film) to help his uncle out in his grocery store. Once there, the store is terrorized by a biker gang. Nonstop action and stunt work ensue.


4.) Transporter 2: Jason Statham does what Denzel Washington tried to do in Man on Fire, only better. He must save a boy he has been hired to drive to school, when the kid is injected with a deadly strain of virus. Car chases, gun fights, amazing chase scene with a jet ski on a free way, and nonstop martial arts action make this essential.


3.) Drive: Not the new film with Ryan Gosling, no this stars Marc Dacascos, Britney Murphy, and Dwayne Wane from a Different World. Dacascos stars as man with a chip inside him that can enhance his reflexes. He’s on the run from hit men who want the chip. This features some of the best martial arts fight scenes in film history.


2.) Face Off: John Woo returns with the best action film ever made in America. John Travolta and Nicholas Cage star as two men who trade faces. A revolutionary medical technique allows an undercover agent to take the physical appearance of a major criminal and infiltrate his organization. Both actors get a chance to play the hero and villain. This has some of the best choreographed action scenes of all time.


1.) Hard Boiled: John Woo does it again. This time an undercover agent teams with a street tough cop to bring down a ruthless criminal organization. This is every action fan’s wet dream. Over 2 hours of gun fights, chases, explosions, you name it. Sliding down stairs while firing two guns is amazing to watch here. The ending features a 20 minute + shoot out at a morgue, that must be seen to be believed.


Do you agree or disagree?  Please feel free to comment.

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Cory G
Cory G
I have a deep love for cinema, and from time to time I enjoy sharing my views on different films and topics.

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