‘Extraction’ directed by Sam Hargrave is an action-thriller that features a mercenary named Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) who is tasked with rescuing an Indian drug lord’s son Ovi (Rudhraksh Jaiswal). The film, with its suspense-filled plot, is predominantly navigated through its stunts and fights. The enriching action film keeps one hooked till its finished line.
Like many characters, Rake has his own issues brewing at the back of his mind as he tries to rescue Ovi for a large sum. An unexpected twist of events, lead this mission to an almost dead-end, till Rake, overcome with emotion as a father himself, vows to take Ovi home. Emotions aside, the film works with clever and gripping action scenes that will have you holding on to the sides of your seat. Understandably so, if you are here to get a much-needed dose of adrenaline heavy movies like ‘Extraction,’ we have prepared just the list for you. You can several of these movies like Extraction on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
7. Extraction (2015)
That’s right; there is another film called ‘Extraction’ that brings on the gambit of choreographed action. Starring Bruce Willis, as an undercover CIA agent, the plot begins when he is kidnapped, and his family is held hostage. However, as he breaks free, all hell breaks loose on the kidnappers. Tight with tension and action, the film delivers to the genre.
6. John Wick (2017)
Directed by Chad Stahelski, the film is packed with action and does justice to itself. Starring Keanu Reeves, the film is about a retired assassin who sets out to seek revenge against his murdered dog that was a gift from his wife who passed away due to terminal illness. John Wick is confronted with his former employee, who then becomes his arch enemy. As John Wick gears up to seek his ultimate revenge, it is one ride you definitely want to be a part of.
5. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
The film directed by Antoine Fuqua is a politics based action thriller that has an interesting plot. Former Army Ranger, Mike (Gerard Butler), is now a Secret Service agent who is in charge of the President (Aaron Eckhart) and his family’s detail. Months after the death of the First Lady, an attack on the White House breaks out, and Mike is on a mission to prevent the President and his son from being taken as hostages. The film thus provides much suspense and action. As the enemy closes in, Mike brings in his top game to save the day.
4. Taken (2008)
‘Taken’ is an eventful action thriller that has a hard-hitting plot. Directed by Pierre Morel, the film stars Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, a former CIA operative whose teenage daughter and her friend are kidnapped by a group of sex traffickers. The film is perhaps one of the few action films to give much attention to its plot as well. The action-packed drama is also clubbed with clever strategies that make it a more refined action film.
3. The Transporter (2002)
‘The Transporter’ directed by Corey Yuen and Louis Leterrier is a classic film that led Jason Statham to fame. His character Frank Martin is a tight-lipped mercenary who goes by the name Transporter. A man of few questions, he transports anything, no questions asked. However, the whole game changes when he is tasked with transporting an item that turns out to be a woman, tied and bound. The film with its stunts, and unraveling plot is a true entertainer.
2. Die Hard (1988)
This classic action thriller even has Christmas lights in its background. Directed by John McTiernan, the film is about detective McClane (Bruce Willis), who is tasked with protecting the hostages of the Nakatomi Corporation. Although off duty and in desperate need to reconcile with his wife, everything blurs into the background as the company building is attacked by a group of armed men, headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). The film is not the kind to disappoint as all of its characters are in their pure elements. Though a classic, if this is a film you haven’t watched, now is probably a good time.
1. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Directed by Paul Greengrass, the action thriller hooks its audience through its plot and intense action. The film, which is the third installment of its film series, is one of the best because of its action-packed narrative. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), wakes up to find his identity wiped away and his family murdered. This film has Bourne getting intense flashbacks from his past. Coupled with more obstacles and dangers, he tries to get to the root of things. The film goes down on the list as one of the most intense thriller action films for the unrefutable manner in which it grips its audience.
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