It all started in the 1960s. However, the action movies were all an all-time high in the happening 80s! 1980 was the time period when there were some of the best movies on the silver screen to be enjoyed. These movies were action-packed, obviously, but more than that they had an insight into them.
The genre of action has been going through a major transformation during this time. And this time period certainly is a proof of much improvement from its preceding years.
Here are the top 5 1980’s Action movies which will give you a taste of the kind of growth the genre of action went through.
The Terminator (1984)
When one is talking about the 1980’s and action movies, it is impossible to not mention, The Terminator, the ultimate action movie. It till date has a large fan following and for all the right reasons.
Directed by the spectacular, James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, this movie is the ultimate destination for all sci-fi and action lovers. The futuristic plot and amazing storyline make it a must watch for everyone, even for those who are not much fond of action films.
Die Hard (1988)
Directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart, this movie was the first in the series of many others. It is another iconic action thriller which became the talk of the town as soon as it was released in the hall. The movie starring Bruce Willis is about a policeman who got stuck in a building during the Christmas because of a heist. This movie will provide you with guaranteed action and entertainment, for sure.
Action mixed with sci-fi and horror? Who wouldn’t want that now! Predator is a perfect example of how genres can be mixed to create a masterpiece. Directed by John McTiernan, this movie follows an interesting plot and boasts of lots of action which will give you an adrenaline rush.
The movie is capable of keeping the audience at the edge of their seats at all times. This movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and like all his other movies, it will not disappoint to entertain you.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon, directed by Richard Donner, is an action-comedy about two cops completely opposite to each other.
The Mel Gibson and Danny Glover starring action-packed film was one of the biggest hits of the year in which it was released. The movie is humorous in a way it showcases two cops who are mismatched assigned a case together. But, the action scenes will not disappoint you. This movie is a perfect combination of adventure and entertainment.
This movie is not only good for its action scenes but also because of its dystopian theme, where it explores corruption, media influences, greed, capitalization, etc. Apart from the thrill of action, this movie also gives a sufficient amount of food for thought as well. A complete package is what this movie is!
Action movies since their inception have only been improving. Their themes, combination, and modes are becoming more varied and vivid. Action movies have been growingly rapidly and these movies show us how!