10 Best Action Films To Watch If You Liked ‘The Old Guard’ – A Must Watch List

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Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road

Charlize Theron is possibly the most popular actress employed at the moment. It’s almost as if her appearance in any film would guarantee her success. Although the same can be said for the ‘Old Generation,’ the Netflix film has enough firepower to do well on its own. The film is based on a comic book of the same name and features a rather stellar premise that is more than just a vehicle for action sequences.

1. Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde can be called a female-led Jhon Wick League film.

This hit action flick is directed by the John wick co-director David Leitch and is based on a graphic novel that also likes action drawn into papers. The plot of the film found her hunting down a list of double agents who were smuggled into the West on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Still, you’re here to see Theron dominate some of the fighting scenes, and Sofia Boutella does an excellent job in the limited sequences she has. The sequel to this film is in early development and will be on Netflix. Atomic Blonde can be called the female equivalent to the Keanu starter hit flick john film.

2. Triple Frontier

Netflix Original action film which has an ensemble cast

It’s rare to find a movie that pulls together so many well-known stars in one action-packed cinema and still have a scenario where everybody gets the right amount of screen time for the plot to run and the characters to grow. But that’s precisely what Triple Frontier is doing and doing well. The fans of The Old Gaurd will be in love with the game’s forward-moving storyline, and like everyone else watching this game, they will find the conclusion not just heartbreaking but rewarding.

3. Mad Max: Fury Road

The fourth film in the Mad Max franchise.

It is the fourth film in the mad max movie franchise, released in 2015 and directed by George Miller; it also has received six Academy Awards. It’s sort of a gentle revival of the fan-favorite series, a sequel was supposed to be in the works, but there’s a money-related problem going on between the producer and the production company, and the project doesn’t go any forward. This also has a four-issue exclusive comic book sequence that acts as a prequel to the film, illustrating the characters of the movie to us. The dystopian atmosphere will attract anime enthusiasts to watch this movie if they haven’t seen it yet.

4. Bloodshot

Official poster of Bloodshot

Bloodshot is an action flick based on the comic character that first appeared in comics published by Valiant Comics in 1992, the character was created by Kevin VanHorn, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton. Vin Diesel stars as the titular character Raymond Garrison in Bloodshot. The film starts in the middle of a rescue mission, with Diesel and his military team. Garrison and his wife Gina are on vacation in Italy, following the mission. Martin Axe interrogates Garrison and they are captured.

5. Joker

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker

Joker has been one of the best movies of the last year, and what a movie is that amazing. Pheonix plays Joker and has won an oscar for his performance, which was also mind-blowing if you missed out on the theaters, then go check it out. Todd Philips did a pretty good job of directing and writing this script, and he made this version of joker a little different from the one never seen in comics or video. Several portions of the film are adapted from the killing joke as the basis of both the comic and the film that he was a bad comedian.

6. Upgrade

A sci-fi action flick that people missed out in theatres

Add John Wick as an action and Blade Runner as a futuristic world, and then you’ll get Upgrade, which is much better than the movies that inspire it. The film is still overlooked, and now people are thinking about how they missed seeing this jewel movie in theatres. A follow-up film is also in works so brace yourself. From start to end, Upgrade takes a form of Blade Runner by way of Robocop by way of The Matrix narrative tact, with Whannell miraculously spinning an entirely original, action-packed sci-fi tale from those lofty influences — one that has far more fun with its haughty-yet-silly concept than most action movies would dare.

7. The Matrix

Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves from The Matrix

Until Christopher Nolan’s mind-f**k movies like Inception, there was The Matrix trilogy, which was way beyond the league of audiences at the period when it was released. It still retains its place on numerous lists of best Sci-Fi movies by fans and critics. The Matrix has various elements that are often used in adult and action-oriented films; from the dystopian, cyberpunk setting to the in-depth combat and its philosophic themes.

8. Blade Runner 2049

Ryan Gosling as K in Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is probably the best sequel film of all time. It serves as a follow-up to Blade Runner, which was released back in 1982, which influenced many films, particularly science-fiction films, and was considered a cult classic. This film was not a box office success, but a classic film, and was well ahead of its time, like its predecessor, who also floated in the box office. It’s a stunning treat, and it’s been nominated for the Oscars, but struggled to get any in the categories of VFX and cinematography.

9. Sorry to Bother You

Lakeith Stanfield is one of the best actors working in the industry right now

The best thing about Sorry to Bather You is his convincing story, followed by Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a young black man who is a telemarketer who realized he was a magician when he placed his “white accent,” but this is simply the basic premise of Boots Riley’s satirical satire on society, capitalism, literature, masculinity, and trade. It’s not a movie that works 100 percent of the time, it has an overwhelming passion and it’s funny, wicked, and funky.

10. Ghost in the Shell

The Old Gaurd has so much in common with this classical anime.

The film is based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow, which influences many other films around the world, especially the matrix trilogy, and there are many similarities between the two. The film asks the deep question that what is the identity of a person is considered a masterpiece in the cyberpunk genre. It also has numerous adaptation and follow-ups latest to follow this is a Netflix original anime named Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. The film follows Major Motoko Kusanagi’s attempts to track down a hacker known as the Puppet Master in a futuristic world where everything is interconnected via an electronic network.

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  • Himanshu Bhardwaj

    Hello!, This is Himanshu. Hardcore DC Fan and love to read and write about comics and films. Cowboy Beebop Heeeehaaa and Linkin Park Forever. Reach out to me at himanshu@otakukrt.com

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