Whether it’s Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, Hollywood has for a long time been enamored with the idea of turning successful movies into franchises by spinning off characters into their own stories. Some of these movies have achieved everlasting greatness and are still being used as the inspiration for more recent films today. That being said, these are the 5 greatest action movie franchises of all time, ranked in ascending order –
Jackie Chan is a fantastic director of action films. He combines the roles of both being a perfectionist who shoots countless takes until he gets it right and being the stunt man as well. Chan’s style is best exemplified in his Police Story movies and he even passed this skill down to his son, Jaycee Chan.
Not even nuking the fridge could sour what is now one of the most beloved and recognizable icons in all of movie history. From those who have never even seen any of the films, Harrison Ford has become synonymous with Indiana Jones, a character that we’ve grown to know, love, and can’t wait to see more of on-screen once again. Of course, movies are just movies so for those who want to experience this iconic story as well as live a bit closer to your own adventures you can choose from our wide range of fantastic toys.
Keanu Reeves is hotter than ever thanks to his role in the John Wick series of films. An act of ex-assassin seeking revenge for the death of his puppy is a simple premise, but Reeves’s dedication to the physicality of his role, as well as Stahelski’s sumptuous neo-noir visuals, has elevated the first film to instant classic status and launched a lucrative franchise. They plan on bringing forth ever greater challenges with the sequels they will be shooting back-to-back.
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise broke new ground in 2008 when Batman Begins became the very first movie ever to be shot entirely in IMAX. But it wasn’t until The Dark Knight that Nolan actually won his Oscar for best director. The Dark Knight trilogy is already considered by many critics and fans alike as one of the greatest movies ever made.
George Miller is the man when it comes to car-based sci-fi. Mad Max and its sequel have become two of the most iconic action movies of all time. While Fury Road is still considered one of the best, Road Warrior has proven itself to also be a phenomenal action film that paved the way for all future car movies. The only movie in the franchise that isn’t considered a true classic is Beyond Thunderdome.