In many of our childhood plays, almost all of us have played the role of a ‘Rambo’ inspired warrior or a ‘Bond’ inspired superspy. We enjoy adventure as much as — if not more than — any romance. Adventure heroes save the world from cold-blooded villains by driving fancy cars, wielding strange weaponry, and saving humanity. An action adventure picture is more than just an adrenaline rush; it’s our doorway to feed the explorer in all of us. After a long week of work, a movie like ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ may save our weekend. With that in mind, here’s a list of great adventure films on Amazon Prime that you can watch right now:
Table Of Content
- 1 Annihilation (2018)
- 2 Bad Company (1972)
- 3 Cartel Land (2015)
- 4 Iron Man 2 (2010)
- 5 Logan Lucky (2017)
- 6 Mad Max (1979)
- 7 Shoot to Kill (1988)
- 8 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
- 9 The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
- 10 The Man From Nowhere (2010)
- 11 The Retrieval (2014)
- 12 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
- 13 The Matrix (1999)
- 14 Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
‘Annihilation’ is about Kane, an Army Special Forces member who goes missing during a covert operation. Despite the fact that Kane is considered dead, his wife Lena discovers him in their bedroom one night. Kane appears frail and has no recollection of what happened to him. He is taken to the hospital by Lena. On the way, however, the couple is kidnapped by unknown government agents. Kane was part of an expedition into ‘the Shimmer,’ an environmental disaster zone, which Lena learns about. He appears to be the solitary survivor from the Shimmer.
Lena intends to follow in her husband’s footsteps with an all-female squad as Kane is dying. She joins a team that includes an anthropological, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist for the risky excursion into ‘the Shimmer.’ The squad enters the mysteries of the ever-expanding and gleaming membrane as it crosses the border. The film is directed by Alex Garland and is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel of the same name. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac star in ‘Annihilation.’
Bad Company (1972)
‘Bad Company’ is a Western set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Drew Dixon is a young man who wanders through the treacherous West in order to avoid being inducted into the Civil War Corps. Dixon becomes part of a group of young guys who promote the romanticized American West of fortune seekers and exploits. The naive men quickly learn that neither nature nor the authorities are on their side. The would-be criminals quickly devolve into a loose band of desperate guys. The reality of tracking down innocent civilians whose lives had been ruined by the Civil War was too much for them. ‘Bad Company’ is an irreverent twist on the Western genre that also happens to be a pitch-perfect Western story. Robert Benton directs the film, which is based on a script he co-wrote with David Newman. In the film, Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, and Jim Davis play pivotal parts.
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Cartel Land (2015)
The docudrama ‘Cartel Land’ is about vigilante groups combating the deadly Mexican drug cartels. The film is set in the Mexican state of Michoacán and follows Dr. Jose Mireles, aka “El Doctor,” as he leads a small-town rebellion against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel. Criminals create havoc in the neighborhood, making public life a nightmare. El Doctor leads the insurrection and strives for a peaceful future. On the American side, Tim ‘Nailer’ Foley, a war veteran, leads the paramilitary outfit Arizona Border Recon. They protect Arizona’s Altar Valley, widely known as Cocaine Alley, from drug traffickers from Mexico. They keep the violent drug battles from spilling over into the United States. The dramatic portrayal of vigilante gangs that thwart organized crime along the Mexican–American border won ‘Cartel Land’ excellent reviews. Matthew Heineman is the director of the documentary film.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
The sequel to 2008’s ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Iron Man 2’ is the third installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tony Stark’s dual life as a millionaire businessman and the armored superhero Iron Man has been revealed. He is being pursued by the government, the press, and the general public for his ground-breaking invention. Stark, on the other hand, is adamant about keeping his prized technology. Furthermore, he has gained new foes who are interested in the idea. Stark joins forces with Pepper Potts and James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes to construct a defensive line to protect his innovation and the Stark empire from all enemies. Jon Favreau is the director of ‘Iron Man 2.’ Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, and Samuel L. Jackson star as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the film.
Logan Lucky (2017)
‘Logan Lucky’ is a thrilling roller coaster ride through an edgy theft attempt. Jimmy Logan, who loses his job one fine morning, is the protagonist of the film. Jimmy, desperate and furious, has only one option for retaliation: rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during a NASCAR race. He persuades his brother Clyde and sister Mellie to assist him in carrying out the heist. However, they require the assistance of Joe Bang, an experienced safe-cracker who is currently serving his sentence. Now the Logan family must break Joe out of jail, blast open the racecourse safe vault, depart with the loot, hide the massive sum of money, and return Joe to prison. Except for a family curse that looms over the Logans, everything in their plan appears to be going well. ‘Logan Lucky,’ directed by Steven Soderbergh and based on a screenplay by Rebecca Blunt, stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, and a surprise new Daniel Craig.
Mad Max (1979)
The events of ‘Mad Max’ take place in a dystopian Australia in the near future. The film follows Mad Max, an Australian police officer, as he explores the desolate landscapes ruled by crooks and thugs. The gangs fight over gasoline and scrap metal, and they assault everyone who crosses their path. After a bloody encounter with one of the highway hooligan gangs, the highway patrolman loses his wife and child. He goes on a vengeance spree across the parched land of death and drought in quest of the gang members. George Miller directed ‘Mad Max,’ which stars Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, and Hugh Keays-Byrne in leading roles.
Shoot to Kill (1988)
‘Shoot to Kill,’ Sidney Poitier’s comeback vehicle after a long absence, is a cat and mouse battle between an FBI agent and an elusive killer. FBI agent Warren Stantin is on the hunt for a criminal mastermind who has vanished into the Pacific Northwest wilderness. Stantin, an urban investigator, reluctantly teams up with Jonathan Knox, a superb tracker, to seek down his deadly foe in the endless wilderness. In a guided hiking trip lead by Knox’s fiancée, Sarah, the killer disguises himself as a hiker. Stantin and Knox now have the killer right in front of their eyes, but they have no idea which of the hikers is the one they’ve been hunting for. Roger Spottiswoode directs ‘Shoot to Kill,’ which stars Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Clancy Brown, Andrew Robinson, and Kirstie Alley.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ follows three individuals on a search for fortune set against the backdrop of the horrific Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy. ‘The Beneficial’ Blondie is a proficient gunfighter with his sights set on the cash. ‘The Bad’ Angel Eyes is a mercenary who will go to any length to complete his mission. ‘The Ugly’ is a film that is based on a true story. Tuco is the most wanted criminal on the run from bounty hunters. They search the American Southwest together for a strange safe containing stolen gold worth $200,000. The plot centres around the three characters’ fragile triangle, in which they must keep each other alive in order to find the gold hidden in an anonymous grave in a cemetery. Sergio Leone directs ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,’ which stars Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef in leading roles.
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
‘The Pope of Greenwich Village’ is based on Vincent Patrick’s novel of the same name. Two cousins plot a robbery in this black comedy. Charlie is hell-bent on realizing his ambition of owning his own restaurant. Paulie is a con artist who makes ends meet by working as a waitress. Charlie and Paulie devise a strategy to steal $150000 in order to improve their situation. They intend to put the stolen funds into a’sure bet,’ such as a racehorse. Paulie has some exclusive information on the horse that will help her win the wager. However, after the heist attempt, the duo finds itself at conflict with the local Mafia boss and the corrupt New York City police force. Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan, and Burt Young star in ‘The Pope of Greenwich Village.’ Stuart Rosenberg is the director of the picture.
The Man From Nowhere (2010)
‘The Man from Nowhere’ is a South Korean action thriller about a retired secret agent named Taesik. Following the death of his wife, he works as a pawnshop owner in a lonely environment. Somi, an adorable little girl who lives next door, is Taesik’s sole friend. Apart from Somi, Tasik’s only interaction is with his few customers. But when Somi is kidnapped by a gang, Taesik has no choice but to revert to his previous identity as a secret agent. Apart from protecting the small child, he has a horrific past to hide from the world. Taesik puts everything he has on the line to save his one and only buddy, whom he refers to as “the man from nowhere.” Won Bin, Sae-ron Kim, and Tae-hoon Kim star in the film, which was written and directed by Jeong-beom Lee.
The Retrieval (2014)
Slavery is the central theme of ‘The Retrieval,’ a Civil War-era drama. The story revolves around a young boy who is dispatched to the north by a nasty gang of bounty hunters in order to apprehend a deadly criminal. Will, a little child, wanders through war-torn tiny towns in 1864. Will and his uncle are both members of Burrell’s bounty hunter group. The gang makes a fortune by tracking down fugitive slaves and criminals on the run.
Will had been living under the protection of his exploiting uncle since his family had disintegrated. The bounty gang employs the boy to cross the perilous union lines in order to reclaim Nate, a freed slave and fugitive murderer. Will tracks out Nate, who is serving as a gravedigger for Federal forces. The youngster concocts a story about Nate’s dying sibling, and the two of them embark on their journey together. Will’s uncle, bounty hunters, and the authorities, on the other hand, have three distinct plans for Nate’s head. Chris Eska wrote and directed ‘The Retrieval.’ Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John, Bill Oberst Jr., Christine Horn, and Alfonso Freeman play the key characters in the film.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
‘The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes,’ a parody of the famed detective mastermind, is directed by Billy Wilder. Wilder preserves Holmes’ wit while also delving into the other aspects of his personality. Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes take on the case of a gorgeous woman whose husband has vanished without a trace. The investigation takes Holmes and Watson to a group of monks, dwarfs, and an ancient Scottish royal palace. Their trip comes to a conclusion when they meet Holmes’ brother, Mycroft, who is building a mystery submarine for the British Navy. In comparison to the other adaptations, Wilder’s Holmes is far more compassionate and emotive. Robert Stephens plays Sherlock Holmes, and Colin Blakely plays Doctor Watson in the film.
The Matrix (1999)
‘The Matrix’ is a sci-fi film set in the twenty-first century. The story follows Thomas A. Anderson, who works as a computer programmer during the day and as a hacker, Neo, at night. Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker and terrorist, disrupts his double life. After learning about Neo’s relationship to Morpheus, the cops decide to pursue him. He ventures out of his den into the real world, a wasteland ruled by a sophisticated race of machines. To survive, they take human body heat and electrochemical energy and trap human minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. Neo joins a band of underground militants who are aware of the Matrix’s true nature. Humans rise up in revolt against the machines’ authority. The Wachowski brothers wrote and directed ‘The Matrix,’ which stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
The sequel to the classic action film ‘The Terminator,’ ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day,’ is out in theaters. Despite the fact that humanity won the fight against the machines, the angry machines were able to send an advanced Terminator, the shape-shifting T-1000 type, back in time from 2029. The T-1000 arrives to alter the war’s conclusion by eliminating John Connor, who is raised by his foster parents. John Connor also sends back a modified T-800 Terminator to defend his history. After ten years have passed after the events of the previous film, Sarah Connor reprises her role as the mother of the resistance’s future leader. The T-800 Model Terminator, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is also back. James Cameron directs ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day,’ based on a script he co-wrote with William Wisher. Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, and Edward Furlong play key parts in the film.
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