Among a slew of original films that Netflix is backing up this year, ‘Triple Frontier’ is the one that has got me the most hyped up in years. The cast is an absolute dream of an assembly: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal and Garrett Hedlund play five ex Special Forces operatives who find themselves on the other side of the law as they plan a heist on a drug lord in a forsaken part of South America, with the heist leading to some unwanted consequences. The film remained in development hell for close to ten years, switching between studios, actors and directors, until finally getting picked up by Netflix for an early 2018 production. The reviews of the film are great. The film premiered in movie theaters on 8th March, 2019 and on Netflix on 13th March. In case you are interested in watching movies that are mix of suspense and action, much like Triple Frontier, you are at the right place. Here’s the list of movies similar to Triple Frontier that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Triple Frontier on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Pain and Gain (2013)
On the surface of it, this may look like the safest Michael Bay film, but be warned. Everything that he missed doing in the ‘Transformers’ films, including blood, gore, nudity, torture, and some over the top hilarity, he does here. Had the amount of blood and gore in this film not been presented in the cartoonish manner that it is, apparently played out for laughs, it would have given slasher flicks a run for their money. However, ‘Pain and Gain’s saving grace is the trio of bodybuilders at the centre of it, aspiring to the American dream, and in the process kidnapping a restaurateur that they intend to extort. Needless to say, things don’t go as planned and the hilarious Whalberg and Johnson commit botch up after botch up as they try to masquerade through a crime they didn’t have the brains to pull off, while brawns could only get them that far.
9. The Expendables 2 (2012)
We all know that the entire ‘Expendables’ franchise rests upon some heavy lifting action stars coming together in the ensemble of the decade, but I include the second instalment in this guilty pleasure franchise rather than the original one in this list, simply because even though it follows the same blueprint as the other two, it is better, more explosive and more entertaining by miles. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme and basically anybody who has been in a hit Hollywood action flick has atleast one kickass action scene and a heavy dialogue to deliver in this action extravaganza.
8. Fast Five (2011)