Here are 42 movies Like The King’s Man that are a must-watch if you loved this movie. After a lengthy wait, The King’s Man debuted in theaters. Matthew Vaughn directed The King’s Man, a prequel to the Kingsman movie series, from a script he co-wrote with Karl Gajdusek and a plot he invented. The eagerly awaited film recounts the history of the independent intelligence service that serves as the series’ focal point.
Among the film’s impressive cast are Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance. A thrilling, epic action-spy film, the prequel, which is set in World War I, seems to be what fans are hoping for. Other spy movies are available and worth watching besides The King’s Man. And if you want to watch other top-notch movies in the genre before or after watching the movie, no problem. Check out this selection of related movies for more thrilling, action-packed spy adventures.
42 movies Like The King’s Man You Cannot Miss Watching
1. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be enjoyable if you enjoy the spy comedy model that the Kingsman franchise adopts. The 2015 Guy Ritchie movie received some harsh criticism, but in my opinion, it deserves more praise. With a stellar ensemble that includes Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, and others, the film is exceptionally well-directed. The story centers on a CIA agent and a KGB agent who team up to battle a nuclear weapons-related criminal enterprise. Although I must admit that at times the humor feels a little stilted, the script is excellent, and Cavill looks fantastic in a suit.
In this Guy Ritchie-helmed spy-action movie, two agents from the CIA and KGB must work together during the height of the Cold War to avert a crisis that could kill the world. The movie is based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name. It incorporates the ideas from a spy film from the 1960s and is funny, lighthearted without being a satire and heavy-hearted. The movie’s plot is a bit of a jumble, but it is made up for by some witty dialogue, solid action sequences, and meticulous attention to detail. Watch this film to see Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer’s performances; their on-screen chemistry is what makes it interesting.
2. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
One of the best films in the entire Mission Impossible series, which is arguably the most well-known secret agent action franchise ever created, is Ghost Protocol. In the 2011 movie, Tom Cruise plays the lead character, Ethan Hunt, alongside Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg.
All MI movies have a similar save-the-world storyline. However, I thought the Ghost Protocol had the best action scenes and a more interesting story. After being falsely accused of involvement in a bombing, they had nothing to do with, Hunt and his squad must demonstrate their innocence. In most nations, you may watch The Ghost Protocol on Netflix, but there may be some issues with the newest installment, Mission Impossible: Fallout.
3. The Dark Knight Rises
Out of all the Batman adaptations to date, I adore the Christopher Nola/Christian Bale trilogy the most. My favorite Batman film of all time is undoubtedly The Dark Knight Rises from 2012. It features detective-like aspects and amusing high-tech gadgets similar to those found in The Kingsman. Many fans are also unaware that Kingsman was first published as a comic book.
Bruce Wayne makes a comeback in The Dark Knight Rises with Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman’s assistance to battle Bane, a foe who is perhaps even physically strong than he is. Heath Ledger’s Joker was the ultimate evil, but Tom Hardy did a fantastic job as Bane, and the film as a whole was immensely enjoyable to watch.
4. The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Although the sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard didn’t get as well reviews as the original, they both share a similar sense of comedy. The chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson is undeniable, and the plot is pretty original. The story centers on an expert bodyguard who lost his position of authority after one of his clients was shot and killed by a sniper.
After being tasked with guarding a professional hitman who is the sole living witness who can testify against a previous White Russian tyrant, he is given a chance to make amends. While Michael is the total antithesis of Darious, who is a potty-mouthed, cold-blooded killer.
This movie follows a top protection officer who is tasked with guarding one of the most notorious hitmen in the world as he testifies before the International Criminal Court. We follow their outrageous and hilarious adventures, which include a lot of high-speed car chases, ridiculous boat antics, and fights with a ruthless East European dictator.
Yes, this is another buddy-action movie with a formulaic and predictable plot, but it also has its share of funny moments and exciting action scenes with lots of gore. The connection between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, the two stars, really elevates this summer action popcorn movie.
Kick-Ass and the Kingsman series are quite dissimilar yet very similar. The feel is identical between the sophisticated, suit-wearing aesthetic of Kingsman and the superhero comedy Kick-Ass, despite the plot of the former having nothing in common. It’s possibly because Jane Goldman contributed to the writing of both films, which were both directed and written by Matthew Vaughn. Oh, and both films are remakes of works by Mark Millar. The dark comedy Kick-Ass features a person who decides to become a superhero despite having no true superpowers because he wants to better his life. In this entertaining movie, Aaron Taylor-Johnson excels. In most places, you can watch it on Netflix if you haven’t already.
The story of a typical New York teenager who dreams of becoming a real-life superhero is told in this superhero black comedy film, which is once again directed by Matthew Vaughn and is based on the extremely violent comic book of the same name by Mark Millar. The teenager accomplishes this goal by donning a costume and fighting crime. Soon after he becomes a local sensation, he teams up with a father-daughter crime-fighting team to destroy a local mob boss’ underground operations. This movie’s snappy narrative, action scenes that are expertly directed, stylish clothing, and use of dark humor all contribute to its attractiveness.
6. Johnny English
Even though Johnny English might not be as “serious” as the Kingsman, the movie fits the genre. It is a fun parody of a Rowan Atkinson-starring secret agent movie. Johnny is the luckiest bastard in the world, and despite being foolish, awkward, and silly, he always succeeds. If you enjoy Mr. Bean and similar British comedies, you’ll laugh out loud at Johnny English. Since it’s not the “smartest” humor in and of itself, some people might find it a little too over the top or simply “too much.”
The legendary Rowan Atkinson plays the titular British spy in Johnny English, a spy comedy with even more lighthearted overtones. The absolute last person you want handling a delicate situation is Johnny English, a silly James Bond parody. However, this gullible and incredibly conceited spy is hired to find out who is behind a plot against the monarch after all other MI7 agents are instantly killed. Although Johnny English is primarily a comedy, it does contain just enough spy content to be included in the genre. Also hilariously funny is Rowan Atkinson’s portrayal of the bumbling spy.
7. The Equalizer
The action and humor in The Equalizer are a little different from those in Kingsman, but it’s still a fantastic movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat for more than two hours. The 2014 movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, skillfully blends action, criminal, and thriller themes in a head-and-tail plot.
Denzel is a man who desires to leave his peculiar (and possibly violent) past in the past. However, when our main character comes across a young girl in immediate danger, he pulls out his pistols to aid her in fending off the vicious Russian criminals. Even though some contend that the TV series on which the movie was based was superior and the sequel largely received unfavorable reviews, the 2014 film was the ideal action movie for a relaxing movie night with your better half.
8. The Bourne Identity
The Jason Bourne series has established a significant presence in popular culture since the release of The Bourne Identity in 2002. Matt Damon has played the protagonist, who isn’t aware of his true identity for a very long time.
The movie has all the super spy and secret agent elements you could want, but it lacks the humor of The Kingsman. Even though it is a little more realistic than a typical spy film, the uniqueness of the story will keep you interested from beginning to end. And that’s coming from someone who usually doesn’t give Matt Damon much thought.
9. The World’s End
The classic dark action comedy The World’s End stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the Shaun of the Dead writers. It lacks a horror vibe, but it does have a hilarious sense of humor that you’ll adore. Along with the main two guys, Rosamund Pike and Martin Freeman also play important roles. Five friends reunite to have fun and drink in pubs in the novel; but, in an odd turn of events, they end up being humanity’s final hope for survival. There is a ton of sci-fi action in this film, along with some humorous parts that will make you chuckle one minute and tense up the next.
If there weren’t any Edgar Wright movies on this list, it wouldn’t be complete. The third movie in director Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy follows a group of friends who reconvene in their hometown and attempt an enormous pub crawl after learning of an extraterrestrial invasion, at which point they find themselves once more humanity’s only hope for survival. Similar to the first two installments of the renowned Cornetto Trilogy, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost once again work their inventiveness and ingenuity magic to create a classic comedy movie of epic proportions.
10. John Wick
Action films have their classics, and John Wick is one of them. It’s incredible how Keanu Reeves handled the part over the entire franchise (soon to be a tetralogy). Even if you’re not a fan of action films, John Wick just seems right.
John Wick is the person you send to kill the boogeyman; he is not the boogeyman. All hell breaks loose when some punks kill Wick’s dog, and Wick exacts his vengeance on each and every one of the perpetrators. It causes John new issues, but a highly skilled assassin who kills men using books and pencils has nothing to fear. I’ve heard it’s mandatory for everyone who enjoys action or secret agent movies to watch every John Wick film.
11. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Yes, my dear! Before Kingsman was even considered, Austin Powers was a humorous secret agent in a suit—albeit a far more expensive outfit. At the heart of the humorous franchise is an eccentric, strange, even kinky secret agent who awakens after spending thirty years frozen in a cryogenic cell to face Dr. Evil.
Whether you like the film or not, you must watch it because Mike Myers absolutely nailed the role that finally made him famous. Although I don’t particularly enjoy the movies since I find the humor to be a bit forced, the story works, and thus I definitely recommend it to fans of espionage films.
12. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
When I was younger, this was one of my all-time favorite movies. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was based on a dystopian comic book about a bunch of people embarking on a covert operation, so it’s not quite the same as the Kingsman franchise.
The story takes place in an alternate reality where well-known figures from science fiction, fantasy, and other genres team up to go on a joint mission. These individuals include Tom Sawyer, Dante, Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Dr. Henry Jekyll (Jekyll & Hyde), Dorian Gray, and others. Although the movie has received terrible reviews from critics, if you give it a chance and don’t have high expectations, it just might become your guilty pleasure like it is mine.
13. Now You See Me
The clever plot and investigative elements that the Kingsman series does so expertly are present in Now You See Me even though it doesn’t center on spies or secret agents. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Common, Michael Caine, and Isla Fisher were among the actors who starred in the 2013 film.
The movie shows a group of amazing magicians and performers robbing banks while onstage, but instead of keeping the cash for themselves, they give it to their audience. Both movies are still worth your time, even if you don’t enjoy them as much as you did the first one.
14. Men In Black II
What movie comes to mind when you think of men in dapper suits going on covert missions to protect the world from prying eyes? The Men in Black series naturally comes to mind in addition to Kingsman. Because I adore that scene the most from Men in Black II, I chose to include it on this list.
As Jay and Kay in a new conflict with the aliens, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones make a comeback. It would be sinful not to include at least one element from the comic book-based MIB film series on this list. The MIB, like the Kingsman film series, is based on comic books.
15. Atomic Blonde
What you would anticipate if you imagined a female John Wick is The Atomic Blonde. A covert MI6 spy is questioned about earlier events in Cold War-era and post-World War II Berlin by the stunning Charlize Theron. She was tasked with obtaining a list of all known double agents, which was extremely sensitive and might tip the global balance of power.
I was blown away by it when I first saw it, even though it had a lot less humor than The Kingsman. With only the actors’ names as a gauge of quality, I was expecting a snarky action movie, but the movie exceeded my expectations in every way. Without a doubt, you’ll enjoy the soundtrack as much as I did.
16. James Bond: Casino Royale
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without at least one James Bond film on it, as that series represents arguably the most significant milestone in the history of secret agent/superspy films. I selected Casino Royale because it has the most complex plot, incredible technology, and absolutely incredible action in opulent attire that reminds me of the Kingsman movies.
Although Daniel Craig’s tenure as 007 ended recently with “No Time To Die,” it was his first action as the character. All of his James Bond films will be regarded as having updated the series and given it a new lease on life.
17. Sherlock Holmes
A year after completely dominating his role as Iron Man in 2008, Robert Downey Jr. took on the part of the renowned Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate what a superb actor he is. Even though there is fierce competition for the honor of portraying Sherlock Holmes best, only RDJ or Benedict Cumberbatch from the TV series can win.
Jude Law fought alongside RDJ as Watson, his sidekick, against a foe who was nearly as intelligent as Sherlock. Along with Downey Jr.’s outstanding performance, Guy Ritchie’s direction brought out the best in the supporting actors. The movie is available on Netflix in most countries, including the US.
18. Get Smart
We’re now returning to a spy film style that is more comedic in nature, featuring the renowned Steve Carrell. I think the 2008 movie, which was directed by Peter Segal and divided the reviewers, was nonetheless a very interesting action comedy that I still enjoy seeing occasionally.
An attempt is made to thwart a terrorist attack planned by another spy group known as KAOS by the bright but terribly stupid spy Maxwell Smart. The stunning Anne Hathaway and Dwayne Johnson make up Carrell’s outstanding supporting ensemble. Get Smart is the pinnacle of action comedies with an espionage theme. Almost every country where Netflix is available for streaming offers the opportunity to watch it.
Even though I’ve seen RED at least four times, it was a fantastic movie from 2010 with an outstanding cast that I still enjoy watching. It was a fantastic film, so I’m not sure why it isn’t mentioned on action movie lists more frequently. What more could you want when John Malkovich, Morgan Willis, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman are bringing the outrageous and comic action? Former black ops agent Frank Moses now lives a peaceful life. But when an assassin tries to kill him, he calls together his team once more to find and kill the killers. It turns into a spectacular mayhem that you’ll love so much before the next Kingsman movie.
When a former CIA agent is falsely accused of carrying out an assassination, he must work with the other top agents who are also being held accountable and draw on all of their combined knowledge to avoid being caught and survive. The group known as RED—Retired, Extremely Dangerous—soon finds itself on a cross-country trip with the aim of infiltrating the CIA’s top-secret headquarters and exposing the plot. The ensemble cast, which includes Hollywood A-Listers like Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich, together with its well-shot action sequences, catchy one-liners, and some nice humor, more than make up for the film’s lack of an original premise and nonstop thrill ride.
I-Spy, which debuted in 2002, was one of the first spy action comedies I ever saw in a theater. Because Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy made such a fantastic acting duo, I’m a little disappointed that the film’s plot wasn’t stronger. Even so, there were some parts that were absolutely hilarious and had me laughing out loud.
A US government agent needs help from a professional athlete, according to the plot, in order to find and recover a lost plane. Despite the fact that the comedy takes precedence over the spy elements, you’ll still get that fantastic hidden spy sense. The movie is generally available on Netflix, but it is also on DIRECTV.
21. American Ultra
I suppose the timing wasn’t ideal when American Ultra was released because it didn’t perform well at the box office. It was a solid action comedy, though, and it definitely deserved more acclaim than it got. Nima Nourizadeh’s 2015 film, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, was put into production.
Call it a miracle, but Eisenberg is fantastic in a comedy, as usual, and for the first time ever, I loved Kristen’s performance in a movie. In the film, he portrays a secret agent/stoner who is hunted down and killed after his relatives write him off as a liability. He avoids all of their attacks with Stewart’s help because his training and cannabis frequently allow him to stay one step ahead.
Another comic book movie on our list is Deadpool. However, compared to Kingsman, it contains a little more superhero material. But because the humor is so great, the audience first accepted it far better than the detractors. The figure, like the Kingsman, immediately entered popular culture with the 2016 release of the film. Wade Wilson, a cancer patient who underwent experimental treatment and nearly became immortal, becomes a mercenary in the plot. As he searches for those responsible for the experiments and his repulsive look, he spits out dark comedy along the way.
Yes, it’s our favorite obnoxious superhero! This superhero movie made a list because it features a good romantic plot, a script that doesn’t take itself too seriously, nonstop laughter with a variety of humor, clever use of pop culture jokes, and the ability to mock itself. It also has some fantastic action sequences with guns and swords that are followed by some graphic violence.
There is no mystery as to why Deadpool, although not well-known to all comic book readers, became immediately popular with all moviegoers. It makes us root for this quick-witted mercenary who, after surviving a rogue experiment and being endowed with superhuman strength and quick healing abilities, is on a mission for vengeance as well as to save his love.
23. X-Men: First Class
Another comic book movie, X-Men: First Class, combined aspects of drama, comedy, action, and the superhero genre so masterfully that I firmly believe it to be one of the best X-Men films. The movie was released in 2011 and starred James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, and many more. As with Kingsman, it was another Matthew Vaught-Jane Goldman collaboration, so if you liked the aesthetic of our favorite secret spy designers and their movie, you would undoubtedly enjoy this X-Men installment as well.
Because it examines Magneto and Professor X’s friendship as well as their conflicting and divergent ideologies regarding the protection of mutants—something we haven’t seen in previous X-Men films—this X-Men film, which is also directed by Matthew Vaughn, is a prequel and a soft reboot of the series. This movie’s setting in the 1960s, when Cold War tensions were at their peak, and incorporation of Cold War spy themes, particularly in the first half of the movie, are what makes it so endearing.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Many fans believe that Captain America: The Winter Soldier has the best writing of any movie in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, aside from Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. I couldn’t agree more, especially given that it also featured suspense, comedy, drama, action, and mystery as the plot developed, and we learned who the Winter Soldier was.
The Russo brothers performed superbly, as usual. In the movie, Captain America, the Black Widow, and the Falcon team up to track down the Winter Soldier and prevent him from wreaking havoc. There aren’t many better movies you can watch before the new Kingsman than this one, which has a star-studded cast if you enjoy comic book-based plots.
We’re going back to comedy a little more with The Spy, a funny, action-packed comedy from 2015. Melissa McCarthy starred in it. If you like spy-based, undercover mission-style films with humor on top of all the fantastic action, then this movie is for you. In order to avert a terrible global catastrophe, McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who typically works behind a desk but is given a field assignment to try and smuggle weapons onto the black market. Although she runs into a few difficulties as a beginner, everything turns out okay. Even though it didn’t receive as much praise as some of Melissa McCarthy’s other movies—some of which were much worse than this one—it’s still a worthwhile watch.
This action-comedy espionage movie, which was directed by Paul Feig, centers on the unassuming, desk-bound CIA analyst named Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), who longs to be in the field. Then she is given a chance to participate by offering to go extremely covert in order to infiltrate the world of a dangerous arms dealer in order to avert a catastrophe for the entire planet. This movie, which is also a parody of James Bond movies, doesn’t take itself too seriously but also avoids being a parody. It has its funny moments, but Paul Feig’s excellent direction and Melissa McCarthy’s excellent acting move the story along.
26. Trading Places
The lives of Eddie Murphy’s poor street hustler character and Dan Akroyd’s wealthy commodities broker character are brought together in this film when they unwittingly become involved in a complicated bet. They join forces to exact revenge on the two brothers who unintentionally included them in their experiment after realizing they are both subjects in it. While Akroyd’s character is forced to live in the slums, Murphy’s character enjoys a luxurious lifestyle. One of the first of its kind to be used in a movie is the Prince and the Pauper theme, in which the prince turns into a pauper and the pauper into a prince.
This film, which is undeniably wacky, and clever, and has a premise that is completely over the top, is made quite hilarious to watch thanks to the great chemistry between Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy. In general, it is a well-known comedy social satire. Not to be overlooked!
27. The Ipcress File
The Ipcress File, starring Michael Caine as British agent Harry Palmer, was the first Harry Palmer motion picture. Sidney J. Furie’s The Ipcress File, which won praise, was made as a more restrained substitute for the James Bond movies.
In the movie, Palmer is asked to look into the kidnapping of a scientist. As Palmer follows several leads in the pursuit of his target, he uncovers a terrible plot while using a risky new tactic of psychological warfare. The Ipcress File is regarded as one of the best spy movies ever made, and Caine went on to appear in four additional Harry Palmer movies.
28. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
This one is, to put it mildly, difficult. The comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill is loosely adapted from “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Additionally, comic book writers loathe the film for deviating too much from the original story, which makes it a generally despised film.
In fact, the film received such negative reviews that its creator, Stephen Norrington, hasn’t produced a motion picture since its debut in 2003. The majority of people will advise you to avoid it at all costs. Most people are not like me. There are, in my opinion, three good reasons to watch The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It features the late Sean Connery, has a gorgeous gothic vibe, and combines some fantastic characters from well-known literary works.
Although it isn’t a really good film, it is nonetheless a lot of fun to watch for an hour and fifty minutes. The movie also stars Naseeruddin Shah as Captain Nemo, Peta Wilson as Dr. Mina Harker, Tony Curran as an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray, Shane West as Tom Sawyer, Jason Flemyng as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde, and Richard Roxburgh. Sean Connery plays English adventurer Allan Quatermain in the movie. These varied personalities are drawn together to decode the conspiracy and prevent a world war as a terrifying new enemy threatens to start one. Grab some popcorn, set your expectations low, and just enjoy the journey.
29. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
One of the greatest espionage movies of all time, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, was based on the 1974 John le Carré novel of the same name. Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Simon McBurney, and Mark Strong are among the cast members in Tomas Alfredson’s 2011 film.
Gary Oldman’s character, retired agent George Smiley, is given the task of finding a mole at the top of the British Intelligence Service by his former employer. His investigation has been hampered by the existing service leaders’ suspicions and their awareness of a Soviet spy who has been providing information to the British. What follows is a grim tale of deceit and intrigue that captures all the horror of actual espionage.
30. The Man Who Never Was
This 1956 motion picture tells the tale of Operation Mincemeat, one of the most significant real-life instances of misdirection used by the Allies during World War II. It is an adaptation of the same-titled book by Lieutenant Commander Ewen Montagu. Despite some dramatizations, The Man Who Never Was is a mostly accurate account of how the British tricked the Germans into thinking the Allied invasion of Sicily was happening somewhere else.
Gloria Grahame, Clifton Webb, and Stephen Boyd star in the excellent WWII story The Man Who Never Was. The fact that the movie is based on actual events makes it even more entertaining, and in many ways, it has become a cultural icon. This film is a must-see for any fan of the genre because it features one of the most exciting espionage stories out there. The 2022 release of Operation Mincemeat will also include a retelling of the historical incidents that served as the inspiration for the film. The cast of the upcoming movie includes Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn, and Jason Isaacs.
31. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
With Christopher McQuarrie as the film’s first long-term director, Tom Cruise’s renowned action-thriller series’ sixth installment showed no signs of slowing down. With the aid of a greatest-hits collection of supporting cast members, Cruise’s superteam fights to avert the nuclear apocalypse in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Fans of the Kingsman series’ whimsical choreography will adore the care taken with each action scene’s stunts and composition.
Two years after Solomon Lane was captured, the remnants of his terrorist group, The Syndicate, have reformed under the name Apostles and taken up the “Terror for Hire” stance. For John Lark, an extremist who intends to use them in three nuclear bombs, they are attempting to acquire three stolen plutonium cores. The Apostles intervene and kidnap comrade Luther Stickell when IMF agent Ethan Hunt sets up a meeting to buy the cores as part of his mission to collect the plutonium. Ethan makes the decision to allow the Apostles to steal the cores in order to save Stickell. The IMF team then captures Nils Delbruuk, a nuclear weapons expert from Norway who the CIA believes is building weapons for Lark.
32. Olympus Has Fallen
Olympus Has Fallen is a very entertaining movie of a similar caliber, despite not being nearly as heavily focused on the spy/secret agent components as Kingsman is. The stunt choreography in this movie, as well as its two sequels, is incredible, and it’s unquestionably something that sets them apart from movies like Kingsman. When it comes to violent crime, this is especially true. Despite both shows having excellent action, Olympus Has Fallen lacks the same level of humor as Kingsman, but a few funny jokes manage to sneak in.
Mike Banning, a former U.S. Army Ranger who now works as a Secret Service agent and detail commander in the Presidential Protection Division, keeps in touch with President Benjamin Asher, First Lady Margaret, and their son Connor on a personal level. The Presidential Limo carrying the First Family skids off the road on an icy bridge as it is being driven through the snowy Christmas countryside from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser. Asher is extricated from the car by Banning, but Margaret is killed when she falls.
33. The Losers
It is simple for certain works to fall between the cracks in a time when comic book movies are so popular, as The Losers did for many. Through its action-packed narrative, the film, which stars well-known actors like Chris Evans, Idris Elba, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, offers a tonne of really clever humor.
The Losers are a select group of American Special Forces personnel sent to Bolivia as part of a search-and-destroy mission for a drug lord complex. The group’s leaders Clay, Roque, Pooch, Jensen, and Cougar, are also present. The Losers try to stop the attack after spotting slave children in the compound while painting a target for an approaching air raid, but their leader, Max, ignores their cries. After exhausting all other options, the Losers break into the complex, successfully rescue the children, and kill the drug lord. Max orders the helicopter to be destroyed as it approaches to pick them up because he believes they know too much, unaware that they had decided to rescue the children first.
34. Wonder Woman
Diana Prince, who is currently living in Paris, is reminded of her background when Wayne Enterprises sends her a photo of herself with four men that were taken during World War I. Diana, the daughter of Queen Hippolyta, was raised on Themyscira, a secret island that is home to the Amazons, female warriors who were bred by the Olympian gods to defend humanity.
Diana is given a history lesson by Hippolyta that includes the narrative of Ares’ envious destruction of humanity. Except for Zeus, who used the last of his might to injure Ares and make him retreat, all of the other gods who sought to stop him were killed by Ares. To prepare them for Ares’ return, Zeus left the Amazons a weapon, the “god-killer,” before he passed away. Hippolyta grudgingly consents to allow General Antiope, her sister, to instruct Diana in combat skills.
When US pilot Captain Steve Trevor’s plane crashed off the shore of Themyscira in 1918, Diana, who is now a young lady, saves Trevor. Soon after, German forces that were after Steve invaded the island. Despite suffering significant losses, the Amazons defeat the German landing force, with Antiope giving her life to save Diana. Steve is questioned by the Lasso of Hestia and confesses that he is an Allied spy and that a tremendous conflict is engulfing the outer world.
Patrick Stewart’s Professor X is cared for by Hugh Jackman’s worn-out Logan in a remote outpost on the Mexican border. When he encounters a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is remarkably similar to him, his strategy to hide from the outside world is upended. Logan must now defend the girl while fending off the evil forces trying to kidnap her.
Logan is in pain because his healing abilities are fading as he matures in 2029, a year in which no mutants have been born. While he works as a limo driver in El Paso, Texas, he takes care of 90-year-old Charles Xavier, the man who founded the X-Men, in an abandoned smelting complex in northern Mexico with mutant tracker Caliban. Due to his dementia, Xavier experienced destructive psychic seizures, one of which the previous year resulted in the deaths of several X-Men and 600 injuries.
Bruce Willis’ character, David Dunn, is the lone survivor of a tragic train accident. Samuel L. Jackson plays a mysterious stranger named Elijah Price, who offers a weird explanation for how David managed to leave without suffering any injuries. This explanation poses a serious threat to David’s family and his way of life.
David Dunn, a security guard at a collegiate football stadium and a former All-American quarterback, boards Eastrail 177, which accelerates quickly before crashing. Joseph, David’s son, recognizes the train David was on as he watches television coverage of a train catastrophe. Everyone is shocked to see David alive and unharmed when he awakens at the hospital.
A message asking how long David has been ill and inviting him to “Limited Edition,” an art gallery run by comic book specialist Elijah Price, is left on David’s car windshield after a memorial ceremony for the victims. With one exception, David has never been ill, and as a result, he joins Joseph in seeing Elijah, who has brittle bone disease, after realizing this.
37. Tokyo Gore Police
In the 2008 Japanese-American film Tokyo Gore Police, which was also co-written, produced, and directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Eihi Shiina plays the furious Ruka, a police officer. Tokyo Gore Police was presented at a number of North American film festivals. Reviews were mostly favorable, praising how gory, wicked, and odd it is, living up to its namesake.
The movie takes place in a chaotic, near-future Japan. The “Key Man” (Itsuji Itao), a deranged scientist, has developed a virus that transforms people into monster creatures called “Engineers” that sprout strange weaponry from any wound. To address this new engineering threat, the Tokyo Police Force was privatized, and an elite unit of officers known as the “Engineer Hunters” was formed. The Engineer Hunters, a private quasi-military group that uses brutality, sadism, and public executions to uphold law and order, differ from the typical police force in this regard.
38. Captain America: Civil War
James “Bucky” Barnes, a brainwashed super-soldier, is sent in 1991 from a Hydra outpost in Siberia to stop a car that is transporting a case of super-soldier serum. Present-day Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff stop Brock Rumlow from taking a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos, around a year after the Avengers beat Ultron in the country of Sokovia. Rumlow detonates himself in an effort to assassinate Rogers. Maximoff mistakenly destroys an adjacent building and kills many Wakandan aid workers when he telekinetically diverts the explosion.
Daniel Bruhl, who portrayed Helmut Zero in the grand spy film Captain America: Civil War, is another actor who plays a significant part in The King’s Man. The film is mainly action-packed and feels more grounded than the typical MCU entertainment, despite the fact that Bruhl just watches Iron Man and Captain America spar.
In 2020, Christopher Nolan will direct and write the science fiction action thriller Tenet, which he will also produce with his wife Emma Thomas. John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh all appear in this British-American co-production. The movie depicts a former CIA agent who discovers how to control time in order to stop a future attack that could destroy the present planet. For the creation and release of the movie, Nolan maintained his partnership with Warner Bros. and his production business Syncopy.
In every role he takes, from Kick-Ass to Avengers: Age of Ultron to Godzilla, Aaron Taylor-Johnson faces off against an almost insurmountable force; in Tenet, that force is time-traveling supervillains. Fans of Kingsman should like Tenet, a mind-bending film in which the star tries to stop a doomsday weapon from going off in the last act.
40. In The Loop
The King’s Man is just one of the movies that showcase Tom Hollander’s acting prowess, among many others. Hollander isn’t particularly well-known to the general public, but it’s easy to recognize him because he shows up in so many high-profile movies, such as Mission: Impossible and Pirates of the Caribbean. But the movie that best displays his acting skills is In the Loop, a political comedy in which a politician starts a war to defend his own interests. It is a spin-off of the BBC series The Thick of It and one of the most underappreciated comedies of the twenty-first century.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Minister for International Development Simon Foster accidentally says that conflict in the region is “unforeseeable” at a time when the UK and the US are considering military engagement in the Middle East. Malcolm Tucker, the Director of Communications for the Prime Minister, chastises Simon and orders him to follow orders. Toby Wright, Simon’s new assistant, gets Simon into the Foreign Office meeting that day with the help of Suzy, his girlfriend.
In this remake of William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, Ralph Fiennes both directs and stars. The scenario is changed to a contemporary conflict zone, and actors like Gerard Butler and Jessica Chastain are added for some more oomph. It’s a complex tale of politics and honor, but it’s also a stunning spectacle that shows how seamlessly Fiennes can combine action and superb acting.
Riots are currently taking place in Rome as a result of inhabitants being denied access to grain supplies and having their civil liberties curtailed as a result of the city’s battle with the nearby Volsci. The great Roman general Caius Martius, whom the rioters hold responsible for the city’s issues, has particularly infuriated them. The rioters run upon Martius during a march, who openly disdains and does not conceal his disdain for ordinary people. Martius is regarded as a mortal adversary by the leader of the Volscian army, Tullus Aufidius, who makes a vow that their next encounter in combat will be their final one.
42. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson wrote the screenplay and filmed the comedy-drama movie The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014. As Monsieur Gustave H., the renowned concierge of a twentieth-century alpine resort in the imaginary Eastern European nation of Zubrowka, Ralph Fiennes heads an ensemble cast of seventeen actors. Amidst the backdrop of an advancing fascist state, Gustave and his recently befriended protégé Zero (Tony) set off on a search for fortune and a precious Renaissance painting after being falsely accused of killing a wealthy dowager (Tilda).
The movie was made by Scott Rudin and Steven Rales of Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Anderson’s American Empirical Pictures. The Grand Budapest Hotel was supported by tax rebates from the German and Indian governments, with Fox Searchlight overseeing its commercial release.
Ralph Fiennes plays a hotel concierge in Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel, who is forced to flee after being falsely accused of murder. Despite being as cartoonish as a live-action film can be due to the use of miniatures for establishing shots, a brilliant color scheme, and usual symmetry, which is what Anderson is known for, the film has an oddly touching conclusion.