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Top 16 action movies of the 1980s from worst to best

BingMag.com Top 16 action movies of the 1980s from worst to best

After Ronald Reagan took office in the 1980s, many US policies changed and the rebellious and disorganized society of the United States changed in the 1970s. As the people of the country moved away from the atmosphere of the Vietnam War and the wounds of a hated president like Richard Nixon were healed, he found a little calm. This calm also led to the emergence of a new cinema in which the pessimism and paranoia of the 1970s could no longer be seen, and the re-emergence of the heroic American hero who saves everyone and everything can be seen. In this list, we will review 16 typical action movies of the eighties, which well show the atmosphere of cinema in that decade. Had no precedent in world cinema; Men relied on arm strength who were able to remove any obstacle in front of them and did not feel the need for anyone's help. The action of this decade is a time of testosterone and male hormone dominance over the brain and thinking, which is why its main stars are actors such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, followed by Bruce Willis. All three of these actors are symbols of the immortal superhero that every enemy must flee from fear when they see them, and if he stands and fights, he will have no fate but death. This is why the action cinema of the 1980s is unique in the entire history of cinema. And the disability should proceed only on the basis of the hero's conquests, and the conditions should always be ready in such a way that the audience enjoys the heroism of this immortal man more than before. For these reasons, the action of the eighties is a male cinema that was also made for male audiences and targeted most of the fantasies of the world.

From this point of view, this cinema may be called the cinema of the optimistic era; On the one hand, it is time to console the veterans of the Vietnam War, on the other hand, the Soviet Union, with the coming to power of Dmitry Gorbachev, the last leader of the country, is no longer the hornless giant that the Western world fears, and on the other hand The Reagan administration's propaganda has promised the American people a life in a world in which the United States alone will be a superpower. To be selected from among the soldiers of the Vietnam War; The film The First Blood is a good example of this. After this election, the hero went to war with the forces that had either harmed the people of his country in the past or were now considered a serious danger; This damage was no longer of external origin and affiliated with the global left, and was generally a threat to domestic crime; That is what the Reagan administration promised. So American cinema, like the people of this country, did not feel threatened by the Soviet side, and the major end of these films was to achieve the happiness and beautiful world promised by politicians.

But all this does not mean that Pessimistic films, which also contain a bitter look, are not news in the eighties. James Cameron, meanwhile, instills fear of the bitter future of human life by building a destroyer, and Andrei Konchalovsky recalls the paranoia of the 1970s during a trip to the United States. On the other hand, different countries do not join hands and continue to make their important films. Especially the country of Hong Kong, where the action of the eighties is famous in the world and even led to the cinema of many of the world's great directors in the next decade: filmmakers like Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

Years since then The past and the audience of the new generation do not care about the optimism of the Ronald Reagan era, nor do they understand the horrors of the Cold War. What remains of that cinema and the action world of those films are a number of thrilling films that are unparalleled in any era. From this perspective, action cinema owes much to the 1980s; Because it gave identity to this genre and made this kind of cinema a global phenomenon. If before, some films of different genres only had an action atmosphere and the action sequences were limited to a few fights or chases so that the director could tell his story with more pomp, then there is a new cinematic mood. The whole reason for its existence was the same scenes of clashes and chases with explosive detonation as well as the force of the hero's arm.

16. Commando

BingMag.com Top 16 action movies of the 1980s from worst to best

  • Director: Mark Lester
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano
  • Product: 1985, USA
  • IMDb movie rating: 6.7 out of 10
  • Raton Tomitoz movie rating: 69.

Arnold Schwarzenegger became a good choice for character-driven action movies based on the strength of a hero's arm after shining in James Cameron's Terminator. Although the face of this Austrian did not convey much emotion and for this reason he never became a great actor, but action cinema owes a lot to him. Arnold is exactly the American champion of the 1980s; A man who can take care of everyone and everything and ultimately restores peace to the people.

In such circumstances, Commando tells the story of a man who likes to be safe. But the past life grabs him by the collar and forces him to fight full-time to save himself and his child. In the hands of the filmmaker, this story has become an excuse to line up the action sequence as much as possible. In fact, Commando is the story of men who constantly fight and kill each other, and now they exchange a few lines of dialogue.

Commando is a good example of a review of action movies in the eighties. ; Because both the optimism of the Reagan era is evident, the veterans are portrayed as heroes, and the presence of a big actor like Arnold Schwarzenegger relieves the audience of the sense of calm.

But apart from that, the film Commando contains several examples of action sequences from the history of cinema. Including the kidnapping of the main character's daughter, as well as her escape from a rising plane.

"John Matrix is a veteran trying to enjoy life with his child; For this reason, he lives in a remote place and has made a quiet corner for himself and his daughter. But someone is killing former members of his military group. John's former commander informs him of this. Until he comes to his senses and decides to fight, he realizes that his own daughter has also been kidnapped "

15. Beverly Hills Cop Police

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  • Director:
  • Actors: Eddie Murphy, Jaj Reinhold
  • Product: 1984, USA
  • IMDb movie rating: 7.3 out of 10
  • Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 83.

Eddie Murphy became an international star by starring in the Beverly Hills Police movie and its sequels. Martin Brest, on the other hand, established himself as a leading action filmmaker by making this film. In fact, the film's success brought them both bread and butter, and satisfied moviegoers around the world. Is. Eddie Murphy has great potential as a comedian and has proven this many times. On the other hand, the process of cause-and-effect relationships is such that tearful scenes are not devoid of laughter, and this factor has caused the logic of the fantasy world of the comedy genre to overshadow the atmosphere of the work and make the audience think of the happy ending of the film. Be comfortable.

Beverly Hills Police was originally set to be made with Sylvester Stallone. If that were the case, we would definitely be dealing with a completely different film, but the presence of Eddie Murphy led to the creation of a central comedy action that relies on his acting abilities. The storyline relies on the same theme: that is, in a way that the comedian can show off his art of making the audience laugh. Two more sequels persuaded him in 1987 and 1994.

"Detective Axel Foley encounters his old friend Mickey on his way home in the evening. Mickey talks about his business and that he has some customs papers with him. A few hours later, news of Mickey's murder reaches the detective, who tries to escape. In this way, his foot opens to Beverly Hills

14. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

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  • Director: George Miller
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence
  • Product: 1981 Australia
  • IMDb movie rating: 7.6 out of 10
  • Raton Tomitoz movie rating: 94. <

Before George Miller made the successful Mad Max: Fury Road movie in the United States with staggering budgets and a familiar international team, the same story and hero and apocalyptic atmosphere In the late 1970s and early 1980s in his hometown in the form of an exciting trilogy. The first installment of the series was released in 1979 and tells the story of a man who tries to find his way in an unfinished riot and rely on his own power. Turned into a prominent actor. The second part of this series was made in 1985 and can be called the best part of this trilogy. This time, George Miller mixed his apocalyptic story with elements of action cinema and, unlike the former, which tended more towards horror cinema, created the story in a fantasy world. Almost the entire film takes place on the same road, and the characters and the two parties involved in the story have no choice but to jump and fight. It can be seen in the same film; The importance of going the route and finding a way to get rid of the existing evil. There is importance to the road even in the story of the film, and both stories are based on the chase factor.

The theme of helping people and forgetting the past life is in the same story as the newer version. Crazy Max 2: The Road Warrior, on the other hand, tells a moral story; Because he has a hero who listens to the voice of his conscience even in the worst possible circumstances and rushes to the aid of the oppressed.

It also shows directing and creating rhythm; What he does with the movie Crazy Max: Road to Rage.

"Max is someone who was a police officer in the pre-destruction world. After the destruction of the world, he does his best to survive. In the meantime, he encounters gangs of motorcyclists who harass a number of defenseless people. Max decides to defend one of these poor people. But

13. Top Gun

BingMag.com Top 16 action movies of the 1980s from worst to best

  • Director: Tony Scott
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Wall Kilmer
  • Product: 1986, USA
  • IMDb movie rating: 6.9 out of 10
  • Raton Tomitoz movie rating: 58.

Tony Scott had his own style of directing action cinema. The culmination of his work in presenting this style can be seen in various collaborations with Denzel Washington and especially the film Man on Fire. The shaky camera and the blurring of objective shots into mental images that capture the chaotic atmosphere around the protagonist as well as the fast rhythm of the story are elements of Tony Scott's style. Another point in dealing with his cinema is his emphasis on characters and their development along with defining the story.

On the other hand, Tony Scott was a master of using music in his films; The images of his films go well with the music used in the film and draw the audience to the heart of the story. Now he has brought all this stylistic perfection into a fighter pilot film and defined a story in which American forces can easily overtake Eastern Bloc military fighters.

Top Gun is the best-selling film of the year. 1986.

"On a reconnaissance flight over the Indian Ocean, Lieutenant Mitchell and his comrades are fighting several enemy MiGs. They succeed in overcoming the enemy. This allows them to attend the Air Force Elite Pilot School in California

12. Lethal Weapon

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  • Director: Richard Danner
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover
  • Product: 1987, USA
  • IMDb movie rating: 7.6 out of 10
  • Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz site: 80%

Another Deadly Weapon was another film that became famous. Mel Gibson helped. The combination of him and Danny Glover made an attractive combination that persuaded many spectators to go to the cinema. In the meantime, the comedic atmosphere of the film made the whole heads of the two main characters take on a funny color and smell, and the audience was more encouraged to watch the film; All of this made the first film in the series so famous around the world that three sequels were made based on the presence of these two characters.

At first glance, white Mel Gibson and black Danny Glover have nothing to do with each other, but Richard Downer can take advantage of them and their differences. Add to that the many action scenes as well as the film's police theme to make sure you enjoy watching the movie.

"A Vietnam War veteran named Martin Riggs is called to the police station. It has recently been revealed that a number of returnees led by General McAllister are involved in drug trafficking. Martin is set to work with Detective Roger Merto to arrest them. But there is a problem in the way of these two people

11. Predator

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  • Director: John McTiernan
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kevin Peterhall
  • Product: 1987, USA
  • IMDb movie rating: 7.8 out of 10
  • Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz site: 82.

The advantage of the horror genre is that it can be easily integrated with other cinematic genres. In the sense that the action atmosphere can be seen in a science-fiction film such as The Cameroon directed by James Cameron or a comedy film such as the examples above. So it is not surprising to see this type of cinema in integration with the horror genre. Looter is based on this kind of storytelling and tells the story of skilled soldiers who accidentally encounter a group of space creatures and their struggle to survive turns into a bloody struggle.

After watching The Looter can easily be seen in American society looking for a way to appease its war heroes. The atmosphere of the film is very similar to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia and Vietnam. A group of soldiers have also been sent on a mission, but what is different from the war films of the 1970s is the kind of enemy that confronts this elite group. Here the American soldier is dealing with the absolute devil, a creature who only kills; So the question of his legitimacy in this battle is automatically justified.

But beyond these margins, the filmmaker makes good use of the expertise of the combat unit of American soldiers to highlight the power of the evil enemy of the story. In the light of such power, few actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger can convince the audience that invading space creatures can be defeated. Another point that the filmmaker has used well is the factor of darkness and its effect during the storytelling process. This has made even astronauts look like soldiers who can see around using night-vision cameras. The centrality of this creature is strange and of course destructive. The same factor indicates the popularity of this creature.

"An elite group of the US Army enters the forest areas to kill a group of mercenary assassins. From the beginning, they realize that a large number of people have been slaughtered in this forest. At first, it is thought that this crime is the work of the same group of killers, but a space creature has taken refuge in the heart of the forest; A powerful creature that has a high ability to camouflage

10. Iron Police (Robocop)

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  • Director: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen
  • Product: 1987, USA
  • strong> IMDb movie rating: 7.6 out of 10
  • Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz site: 90%

Iron police became a global phenomenon immediately after its release. Many generations remember this film, and the story of the man who returns from death to make the world a better place has inspired many people around the world. Especially since a well-known director like Paul Verhoeven has taken over.

The story of Iron Police is not a new story. In the past, a series called The Six Million Man with a similar story was made in the United States, which had many fans around the world, especially in our country. 2001: (2001: a space odyssey) . .

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9. (Midnight Run)

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  • IMDb : 7.5 10
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8. (Batman)

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  • IMDb : 7.5 10
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7. (Raiders of The lost Ark)

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  • IMDb : 8.4 10
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6. (Die Hard)

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  • IMDb : 8.2 10
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5. (Escape from New York)

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  • IMDb : 7.2 10
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4. (The Terminator)

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3. (First Blood)

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  • IMDb : 7.7 10
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2. (The Killer)

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  • IMDb : 7.8 10
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  • IMDb : 7.2 10
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