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10 Best Movies To Watch After Watching Bullet Train

by David Leitch High-speed train is an action-packed, star-studded thriller adapted from the 2010 novel by Kotaro Isaka. The film stars Brad Pitt as Ladybug, an assassin looking to leave the profession but is called in for one last job. The mission leads Ladybug aboard a Japanese bullet train, where he finds himself among other assassins who soon discover that their goals are all connected.

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High-speed train is another addition to a list of movies that tackle brutal violence with comedic sensibilities. These films have appealed to wide audiences for their ability to find humor in the darkest moments and give their characters an added level of depth that goes beyond visual spectacle. Additionally, Leitch’s background in stunt work and his contributions to projects like John Wickand dead Poolhelped inject a fresh perspective on the action genre and gave it a solid foundation to work with in creating and managing a High-speed trains proportions.

ten John Wick reinvents the action movie genre

David Leitch rose to prominence with his directorial debut, John Wick. Although uncredited, Leitch’s contributions to John Wick arguably redefined the landscape of action movies. His background in stunt work helped Leitch create a style of fighting influenced by East Asian cinema that uses wider shots and meticulous choreography to achieve heightened artistic expression.

John Wick is a visual spectacle in its own right, but the film also does well to provide a level of depth to Keanu Reeves’ character that isn’t often seen in the action genre. Likewise, the success of John Wick helped spawn equally successful sequels, with John Wick: Chapter 4 arrive in theaters in March 2023.

9 Kill Bill is Tarantino’s revenge classic

Quentin Tarantino is known for his use of bloody, stylized action sets, with the Kill Bill series being one of his flagship films. Kill Bill Vol. 1 follows The Bride (played by Uma Thurman), an assassin set up to die by her ex-lover Bill. However, the thirst for revenge and retaliation on behalf of her unborn baby drives the bride on a hunt for everyone involved in her attempted murder.

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Kill Bill Vol. 1 was a critical and commercial success, earning over $180 million and being nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. Tarantino draws influence from Asian martial arts action films and other genres, creating heightened reality in service of his cinematic pleasures.

8 Guarantee sees Tom Cruise become a major villain

Tom Cruise established himself as an action hero with films like the Impossible mission franchisee, but Collateral sees Cruise step into the role of a villain. Cruise plays Vincent, a hitman who employs the services of Max (a taxi driver played by Jamie Foxx) to drive him through town to complete the ordered hits.

Collateral’s simple premise allows its actors to drive the story through the development of their characters. Moreover, Michael Mann’s affinity for hard crime allowed him to design a film whose action serves as an extension of its characters.

seven Knives Out is a classic thriller for modern audiences

Rian Johnson’s take on the mystery genre resulted in the release of Knives outa thriller reminiscent of the greatest works of Agatha Christie. Knives out is a gripping mystery that explores the dynamics of a wealthy family, its secrets, and how dysfunctional and dangerous those relationships can become when said wealth is at stake.

Knives Out became a critical and commercial success, grossing over $300 million at the box office, helping greenlight the second and third installments in an impressive deal with Netflix.

6 Bad Times At The Royale is a star-studded thriller

Although it is not a Quentin Tarantino film, Bad weather at the El Royale is definitely rooted in a love for the cult-classic filmmaker. Whatever, Bad weather at the El Royale is full of talented actors who play well with each other.

The film does well to create space for each of its characters. Told in a non-chronological format, Bad weather at the El Royale feels like he owns a shared kinship with pulp Fiction. Unfortunately, bad times did not perform well at the box office, just failing to break even on its $32 million budget. Nonetheless, fans of Tarantino and star-studded sets will find Bad weather at the El Royale be a pleasant surprise.

5 Mr. & Mrs. Smith puts a new spin on the bad marital patch

Mr. and Mrs. Smith introduced the now-ex Brad and Angelina to audiences around the world. The film unknowingly pits the pair against each other as John and Jane Smith are tasked with killing the same target and, eventually, each other.

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The film proved to be an action-packed and box office hit, grossing over $50 million in its opening weekend and $400 million worldwide. Mr. and Mrs. Smith mixes elements of the action and romantic comedy genres, providing audiences with an entertaining plot that will keep them guessing what happens next.

4 Logan Lucky lends rustic charm to this detective adventure

Steven Soderbergh once again joins forces with frequent collaborator Channing Tatum in Lucky Logana rural version of the Rat Pack and oceans trilogy. Although the project is led by oceans director Steven Soderbergh, Lucky Logan doesn’t feel derivative of the heist films directed by George Clooney. Instead, strong performances all around (but especially from Tatum and Daniel Craig) help solidify Lucky Logan as a stellar film and an addition to the caper genre in its own right.

Despite critical acclaim, Lucky Logan did not become a box office success as many had hoped. Much of its disappointing performance is due to Soderbergh’s experience with the current movie marketing model, which he has since admitted to be a failure. The film is available to stream on Hulu.

3 The Hateful Eight explores the strangers’ darkest secrets

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film took audiences to a post-Civil War town in Wyoming where eight travelers wait out a blizzard and learn who, if anyone, they can trust. As The Hateful Eight progresses, the true intentions of the characters are revealed. The film culminates in a battle of violence and bloodshed, two characteristics that have become almost synonymous with Tarantino.

The Hateful Eight makes great use of its staging, resembling a theatrical production rather than a film. Plus, Ennio Morricone’s original score becomes a character in its own right and rightly deserves its Oscar for Best Original Score.

2 The Nice Guys brings comedy to the crime genre

Shane Black’s 2016 neo-noir, The good ones, revitalizes the buddy cop genre in its ode to 1970s Los Angeles and the crime novel. The film makes excellent use of its writing, delivering witty dialogue at every turn and deeply human moments amidst all the action.

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Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe play well against each other, developing a chemistry that rivals Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Deadly weapon. Although it was overlooked when it hit theaters, The good onesIts ability to find humor in melancholy and violence makes it an essential film.

1 Hotel Artemis thinks people should care about criminals too

Hotel Artemis creates a future where criminals receive the care they need without being persecuted. At a members-only hospital, The Nurse (played by Jodie Foster) runs her organization with a strict set of rules. However, these rules will be tested when Los Angeles erupts in riot and a group of criminals come through its doors.

This futuristic action-thriller didn’t do well at the box office, grossing an estimated $13 million against a budget of $15 million. Despite the mixed reception, Hotel Artemis‘ gives audiences the chance to watch a stellar cast and entertaining action sets.NEXT: 10 Dangerous Movie Stunts That Almost Gone Wrong


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