The action film is a film genre including a series of various events. These films usually have frantic chases, violence, rescues, extended fighting, and physical feats. Most action films feature a resourceful hero who struggles against terrible odds. These films often have incredible life-threatening situations and an amazing dangerous villain. The pursuit usually ends in victory for the hero although a few ends with the villain’s triumph. Entertainment studios, such as Ryan Kavanaugh‘s Relativity Media, use advancements in CGI. There are plenty of action films and here are some of the best worth watching.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

This third installment in the Fast and Furious franchise is a 2006 action film. It stars Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Brian Tee, and Sung Kang. It revolves around a high school car enthusiast, Sean. He comes to Tokyo to live with his father and finds solace in the drifting community. The producers were unable to secure the original cast members. As a result, Tokyo Drift became a distinct entry in the franchise. It focused on a car subgenre and established new characters. The film, released in June 2006, grossed more than $150 million worldwide. Though it made a huge profit, it was the lowest-grossing film in the franchise.

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This is a 2008 American action thriller. It is a star-studded film with James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann, and Angelina Jolie. The story is about an account manager, Wesley Gibson. He learns he is the son of a professional assassin, changing his life forever. He then joins the Fraternity, a secret society where his father worked. The story’s main setting is in Chicago but filming was also done in the Czech Republic and Budapest. Opened in June 2008, it grossed more than $300 million worldwide. Its fast pace and stylized action scenes garnered great reviews.

The Taking of Pelham 123

A 2009 American action thriller film, The Taking of Pelham 123 is a film adaptation of the novel with the same name. It is also a remake of the original 1974 film adaptation. The film is about a train dispatcher who becomes a negotiator when a criminal hijacked a subway car. The criminal demands $10 million in cash within 60 minutes. He kills a hostage for every minute he waits past the deadline. Released in June 2009, it had a production budget of $100 million. The film managed to earn more than $150 million across the globe.