Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
You know a one man army movie when you see one because on the poster a) the dude is walking towards you angrily, b) the dude is chilling sitting with a gun in the dark just thinking about how awesome it will be to shoot you, or c) the dude is actually point a gun at you. All movies post 2000.
With a stunning Mad Max reboot and another surprisingly solid 'Mission Impossible' sequel, as well as the obligatory Marvel fare, action fans were not left hungry in 2015. Check out 'Sicario' for a gritty alternative to standard blockbuster fare.
Typically playing hard-bitten cops, cowboys, or criminals, Ed Harris' CV is wide and diverse. A hugely talented character actor and director who absolutely hates litter, look at that face, then reconsider the next time you drop your burger wrapper on the street.
Movies in the vein of 'Drive': sleek, sexy, dark, pessimistic, and gritty, these contemporary Crime-Noirs prove the genre has not faded to black; make sure to check out 'Blue Ruin' for a recent addition to the oeuvre!
Apparently the young men of Hollywood are no longer auditioning for action star roles, and the burden falls upon the same chaps who flexed their biceps in the 80s schlockfests of yesteryear. Hey, we're not complaining. We like Cruise, Willis, & the rest. But aren't they getting tired?
A man with a very particular set of skills, and a host of great starring roles, including the 'Taken' trilogy, 'A Walk Among the Tombstones', and his lesser known part in 'Rob Roy' (although of course we'll always remember him best as Qui-Gon)!
Focusing more on the criminals than the cops, this list features some serious underbelly badasses. Because the bad guys are much more fun! Make sure to check out 'Seven Psychopaths' for some Tarantino-esque fun!