The 7 Greatest Action Films to Watch if You Loved the John Wick Franchise

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Die Hard

Directed by John McTiernan, Die Hard follows a lone ranger on a mission to rescue people held hostage in a skyscraper by a bunch of terrorists. The action sequences are magical, the dialogues are laced with humour and the film stars Bruce Willis in the lead role.

Seven Samurai

In this Akira Kurosawa directorial, a group of samurai unite to protect the village from being plundered by bandits. We see the desperation of the farmers who are afraid of losing their crops, and the skill of the samurai, who fight with grace and wisdom.

Police Story

Directed by and starring Jackie Chan, we see his tireless attempts to protect state witness Brigitte Lin. Here, choreography and slapstick merge to create an unforgettable film.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film saw the explosion of one set piece after another and was a testament to the potential of computer-generated effects.

Kill Bill

In this Quentin Tarantino film, we see Uma Thurman's sword-wielding character exact revenge on her former associates who abandoned her and her unborn child when she most needed them.


Directed by John Woo and featuring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, we see a cop grafting the face of a criminal onto his head, and the latter retaliates by surgically modifying his face to look like the cop. The movie is bold and entertaining.

The Matrix

A computer programmer sets out to battle powerful computers that manipulate his reality at every turn. The movie is directed by the Wachowskis and has Keanu Reeves as the lead.

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