Are you a fan of the John Wick franchise ? Here is a big list of breathtaking action movies like John Wick you will definitely enjoy watching.
1. The Equalizer (2014)
Besides the fact that the title role in the John Wick franchise is played by the ever-lovable Keanu Reeves, you probably love the films because of all the action. You’ll surely love The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington.
It follows the story of Robert McCall (Washington), a retired Marine and Defense Intelligence Agency operative who turned into a vigilante.
Once you’re done with it, don’t miss the chance to watch the second installment, The Equalizer 2 where Denzel Washington stars opposite Pedro Pascal.
2. Taken (2008)
“I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” This is a part of the phonecall speech that Liam Neeson’s character, Bryan Mills, said on the phone to his daughter’s kidnappers. This line, and the rest of his phone speech, will forever be immortalized because of the brilliance of this action film.
Taken was written by no other than Luc Besson, so you can expect nothing less. This film will have you craving more action, so we suggest watching the two other installments, too.
3. Oldboy (2003)
Now here’s one twisted film. Besides the action, you got to see this if you’re in for some twisted plot. Oldboy is a South Korean film starring Choi Min-sik. It was directed by Snowpiercer director, Park Chan-wook.
By the way, there’s also an American “reinterpretation” released in 2013 starring Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, and Elizabeth Olsen.
4. Mad Max (1979)
Mel Gibson’s Mad Max has got some similarities with Keanu Reeves’ John Wick. They both lost their wives and they’re both out for revenge.
The only difference is that Max was out to avenge his wife and child, while John was out to avenge his dog. Regardless, just watch Mad Max and enjoy insane car chases and stylized violence.
5. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
We like to treat these two films as one because really, you’ll have to watch both to fully appreciate and enjoy the story. The films’ director, Quentin Tarantino, conceived the two-part film as an homage to grindhouse cinema.
Starring Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2 is the epitome of girl power in films, the violent version.
6. Leon: The Professional (1994)
An offshoot of Le Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional stars John Reno and the young Natalie Portman. Just like John Wick, it centers on revenge, although balanced with just the right dose of emotion.
7. Point Blank (1967)
Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Even John Wick director Chad Stahelski admitted that Point Blank is one of the biggest inspirations for the film.
Point Blank stars Lee Marvin and John Vernon. A stylish thriller, it was presented in a non-linear narrative that would give Quentin Tarantino a run for his money.
8. The Protector / Tom-Yum-Goong (2005)
Want an overload of martial arts? You should definitely watch this Thai film.
Starring Tony Jaa, The Protector follows the story of the young fighter Kham, who goes to Australia to take back his stolen elephant. You might think that plot is too simple, but believe us — the fight scenes aren’t.
9. In Order of Disappearance (2014)
This Norwegian film that stars Stellan Skarsgård is a unique mix of action and black comedy. It tells the story of a father who is stricken by grief over his son’s death.
In Order of Disappearance is one underrated film that deserves more audience, so go and check it out now!
10. Machete (2010)
Just judging by the title, you can expect a lot of slashing from this film. Machete stars Danny Trejo as the titular character.
As Robert Rodriguez’s homage to grindhouse cinema, Machete is one film that’s fun to watch — that is if on-screen violence has a special place in your heart, which is likely, since you’re here looking for more movies like John Wick.
Check out our other movie lists form the top menu if you liked this list of movies like John Wick, thanks for reading!