Action-thrillers are crowd attractors. There is no other genre which sees audience swarming into theatres like bugs on a hot June afternoon. Taut storylines and incredible music are characteristics of a well-made action thriller, though the definition is under renovation. When a discussion for thrillers is up, David Fincher’s name invariably finds itself as part of the conversation. Many of the spots in the list are taken by his movies and deservedly so. I tried to make the list as diverse as possible and have therefore included some foreign movies as well. Here is the list of top action thriller movies ever made. Some of these are crime action thrillers made in Asia, where others are Hollywood action thrillers. You can watch some of these action thrillers on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
15. The Raid (2011)
‘The Raid’ is set solely in a 15-story building. The plot concerns Rama and his team of special operatives who get trapped in a safe house belonging to drug lord Tama. Rama now must come up with a way to fend off the incoming horde of goons with almost non-existent ammunition. Violence characterizes this well-shot and choreographed movie. Harsh plot turns and a continuous stream of action sequences keep the movie going and empowers it to become a cult action movie.
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14. Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)
The ‘Mission Impossible’ series is very underrated. The originality of their set pieces and the infectious charm of its lead star often culminate in an enjoyable experience. Ghost Protocol saw Ethan Hunt and team seeking to restore the tainted name of the IMF by hunting down a neo-fascist professor and futile his plans to destroy the US. The Burj Khalifa stunt is purely a joy to watch and certainly stands out as a chic, stylish and clever action-thriller.