Movies are moving pictures along with sound that tell us stories or inform people about a particular topic. They are a mode of entertainment for the people. Movies are of various categories such as comedy, romantic, adventurous and action movies. Some of the top 10 action movies are described as follows:
- Jurassic Park: it is a science fiction adventurous movie. It is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen and one of the finest among all the top 10 action movies. The movie is based on the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. The movie casts Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and many more. The movies total expenditure was dollar 63 million and earned dollar 1.029 billion at the box office. The movie is about a billionaire philanthropist and a small team of genetic scientists who have created a wild life park of cloned dianosaurs on the Central America’s Pacific Coast near Costa Rica. The film won three Academy Awards. It has three sequels The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park 3(2001) and the Jurassic World (2015).
- Die Hard: it is an American action movie whose director is John McTierman. It is written by Steven E.Souza and Jeb Stuart. The movie is based on Roerick Thorp’s 1979 novel “Nothing Lasts Forever”. The cost of making the film was dollar 28 million but earned dollar 140 million when it was released. It received a positive response from the critics too. The cast of the movie were Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald Vel Lohnson, Paul Gieason, and William Atherton. The movie was nominated for best sound editing, best film editing and best visual effects. The movie has four sequels Die Hard 2, Die Hard with A Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, and A Good Day to Die Hard. The movie is about John McClane an off duty police officer of New York who is against a group of criminal led by Hans Gruber.
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day: it is an American science fiction action film which is directed and produced by James Cameron. It is written by James Cameron and William Wisher. The cast of the movie are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Robert Patrick. The total budget in making the movie was dollar 102 million and earned an amount of dollar 519.8 million on its release. The movie won British Academy Film Award, Saturn Award, 18th People’s Choice Award, 64th Academy Award, 1992 MTV Movie Award, and Hugo Award for various categories. Its sequels include Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys. The movie is about a lady, Sarah Conor and her ten year old son who is pursued by a terminator sent back in time to kill John Conor and prevent him from becoming the leader of human resistance.
- The Matrix: it is a science fiction film. The director of the movie is The Wachowskis starring Keanu Reeve, Laurence FishBurne, Carie Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Joe Pantoliano. The producer is Joel Silver. The cost in the total film making was dollar 63 million and earned dollar 463.5 million at its release. It has two sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. The movie depicts a dystopian future as perceived by most humans that is actually a simulated reality called as Matrix.
- The Dark Night: it is a super hero film directed by Christopher Nolan, produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, and Christopher Roven. It is written by Christopher Roven and David S Goyer. The total cost in movie making was dollar 185 million and earned dollar 1.005 billion at its release. It casts Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. It is the second part of Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Trilogy” and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins’s. The movie is about the dismantling of the organized crime in Gotham City by batman, old man and Eckhart but is menaced by a criminal mastermind called the Joker (Ledger) who seeks to create chaos.
- 300: it is an epic fantasy war film which is based on a comic series. The movie is directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Gianni Nunnari and Jeffrey Silver. The cast of the movie are Gerard Butler, Lena Headley, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro and Dominic West. The cost of the total film making was dollar 65 million and earned dollar 456.1 million on its release. The movie is about a King Leonidas who fights a battle against Persian God King Xerxes and his army of 300,000 soldiers. The King has only 300 Spartans with him to fight the battle. All the events in the movie are revealed to be a story told by Dilios the only to survive among the 300 spartans. It’s one of its sequel is “Rise of an Empire”.
- Gladiator: the movie is a historical drama; it is directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Douglas Wick, David Franzoni and Branko Lustig. The movie casts Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi and Richard Harris. The cost of movie making was dollar 103 million and earned dollar 457.6 million at the box office. A Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius is betrayed by Commodus, an ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. He murders his father and seizes the throne. Maximus slaved rises through the gladiatorial arena and avenges the murderers of his family. The film has won multiple awards.
- The Lord Of The Rings- The Return Of The King: it is a high fantasy adventure film that is directed by Peter Jackson and produced by Berrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Stephen Sinclair. The movie casts Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Lic Tyler and many more. It is a film series consisting of three movies subtitled as The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of The King (2003). The total budget in movie making was dollar 281 million and earned dollar approximately 3 billion on the box office.
- Saving Private Ryan: it is an American epic war drama film that is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn and Steven Spielberg. The casts are Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sixemore. The total cost of film making was dollar 70 million and earned dollar 481.8 million at the box office. The movie depicts the Omaha Beach assault during the Normandy landings. The movie is about the search and survival of James Francis Ryan a paratrooper by the United States Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller and its squad. The film won 11 Academy Awards.
- Inception: it is science fiction film that is co-produced written and directed by Christopher Nolan and co-produced by Emma Thomas. The cost of film making was dollar 160 million and earned dollar 825.5 million at the box office. The casts of the film include Lenardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard and many more. The movie is about a thief who steals information by infiltring the subconscious. The thief gets a chance of “Inception” that is implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious by erasing his criminal history.
These top 10 action movies are the heart throb of all the individuals. The scenes in these movies creates an environment of excitement to such an extent that people cannot leave there seats from cinema halls. Hats off to the dedicated team work of people behind the cinemas for such an entertainment.