To help readers of action movies, Bula has put together a list of the 15 best of its kind that are available in streaming: eight on Netflix and seven on Amazon Prime, the two most popular platforms in the country. The selected features were well evaluated by the specialized critic and, in addition to many action scenes, they have intelligent plots, which manage to involve the viewer. Among those chosen, “John Wick 3 – Parabellum” (2019), by Chad Stahelski; “Jadotville” (2016), by Richie Smyth; and “Jack Reacher – The Last Shot” (2013), directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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After killing an Italian crime boss inside the Continental Hotel in New York, the legendary John Wick begins to be chased by all the assassins who are members of the High Summit. Whoever hands over his head will receive a reward of 14 million dollars. Now, in order to survive and escape the city, John Wick needs the help of his former partners in crime.
After the villain Thanos put together the six Jewels of the Universe and decimated half the world's population, the Avengers are suffering from the loss of their friends and loved ones. With the world in crisis, Ant-Man decides to reunite the surviving superheroes. Together, they travel through the dimensions of time, changing the outcome of past events to prevent Thanos from stealing the Jewels of the Universe.
John Wick is one of New York's most feared hired killers. Depressed by the death of his wife, he decides to retire. But a few days after the funeral, his house is stolen by Russian mobster Iosef Tarasov, who kills his dog, his only companion. To honor the memory of his wife and pet, Wick decides to return to active duty and take revenge on Tarasov.
Lucy, a young American woman living in Taiwan, is forced by the mafia to smuggle a new synthetic drug, surgically implanted in her stomach. Lucy's body begins to absorb the substance and she develops superhuman powers, such as telepathy, telekinesis and the absence of pain. Lucy runs away to try to save the lives of the other women who were also carrying the drug. Meanwhile, she is chased by Jang, the mafia leader.
In Pennsylvania, an armed terrorist kills five people. The man flees, but the police investigate the clues and arrive at James Barr, a former sniper in the US army. He is arrested, but claims to be innocent. Jack Reacher, a former military investigator, learns of the case and decides to investigate it on his own. Jack believes that Barr is not a criminal and that there is a conspiracy behind the attack.
During the day, a mysterious driver works as a stuntman in Hollywood films. At night, he uses his talent to be an escape pilot in robberies. Silent and lonely, he sees his life change when he meets Irene, a waitress whose husband, Standard, has just been released from prison. Realizing that Standard is in danger because he owes a lot of money to criminals, he offers to help him as a pilot in an assault.
Agent Ethan Hunt is disallowed by the President of the United States, who blames the Mission Impossible Task Force (IMF) for a terrorist attack in Russia. The government initiates the “Phantom Protocol”, placing Ethan and other agents on the police wanted list. Alone, Ethan and his team are looking for a way to clear the organization's name and find the real culprit for the attack.
Tyler Rake, a black market mercenary, is tasked with rescuing Ovi, the son of one of India's biggest drug dealers, who is being held hostage by the city of Dhaka. Tyler needs to circumvent the kidnappers, the police and get out of town with the boy safely. If he succeeds, he will receive a great reward. But, even though he is physically prepared, Tyler is emotionally shaken by trauma from the past.
Based on the comics by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, the film tells the story of a group of immortal soldiers led by Andy. They live through the years disguising themselves among ordinary people and offering their services as mercenaries to those who can afford it. But, an emergency mission gets your superhuman abilities exposed. It is now Andy’s responsibility to protect his group.
The film tells the story of US Army doctor Desmond T. Doss. Serving in World War II, he defends his religious ideals and refuses to take up a weapon to kill people. During the bloody Battle of Okinawa, he manages to evacuate 75 men behind enemy lines without firing a single shot. Desmond was decorated, becoming the first opponent in history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The true story of the siege of Jadotville in 1961, when 150 Irish soldiers, commanded by Patrick Quinlan, were attacked by a group of 3,000 Congolese, led by French and Belgian mercenaries who worked for mining corporations. In 2005, Irish soldiers were recognized as war heroes and won a monument in the city of Athlone, Ireland.
The film is set in 1822 and tells the story of Hugh Glass, an explorer who sets out for the American West to earn money as a hunter. Attacked by a bear, he is seriously injured and is left to die by his team members. Resisting pain and betrayal, Glass remains alive and begins an arduous journey to avenge himself.
Adapted from the eponymous book, the film tells the real story of Chris Kyle, a sniper from the United States Navy special forces. During the Iraq War, he kills more than 150 people and receives many awards for his performance. When he finally returns home, Kyle must face a new mission: to leave the memories of the war in the past and dedicate himself to his wife and children.
In a world where it is possible to enter the human mind, Cobb is able to invade people's dreams and steal secrets from the subconscious. Wanted by justice, he is a fugitive and is prevented from returning to the United States. Desperate to see his children again, Cobb accepts an almost impossible task: planting an idea in a person's mind. If his mission is successful, he can return to the USA.
Bob Lee Swagger, a sniper, withdraws from the American army after a betrayal. Isolated in a mountain retreat, he is summoned again, as the president's life is at stake and only his skills as a long-range sniper can save him. Bob agrees to go back to work, but soon discovers that it is a ploy to convict him of the president's death.