Nothing can destroy the bond that is forged in the hot fires of mutual adoration for an intense and memorable action sequence. In fact, seeing good action movies can elevate more than just your heart rate, it can elevate your mutual attraction with your date. With many movies coming out each week, it is hard to select the best flicks to go to. Some cinemas regularly screen some of the best action films- even if they aren’t new releases. Here are five great ones you should take your date to.
James Cameron’s masterpiece set into motion an obsession with the combination of sci-fi and action. This second film in an initial installment of three boosted the adrenaline level from the slow and suspenseful Alien (the first movie) filmed by Ridley Scott. Taken in a new direction, it is not so much whether this film is better or worse, but rather it stands on its own as a completely different style of Alien movie. Nonetheless, it has withstood the test of time and many viewers continue to see it.
2. Die Hard
A cult Christmas favorite, this movie has Bruce Willis starting as police officer John McClane who has the unfortunate luck of being the only guest not hijacked during a Christmas party attack. Stuck in a high rise building and under siege by terrorists it is up to John to save the day and his estranged wife. Filled with good action, clever acting, and some holiday cheer this film has become a classic during the holiday season.
3. Terminator 2
The second film in the Terminator series sees Arnold Schwarzenegger returning as a cyborg known as a Terminator. However, this time his model is the “good guy” seeking to stop a T-1000 model from going back in time to destroy the leader of a resistance that would give mankind hope from the apocalyptic rise of the machines.
4. The Bourne Ultimatum
What if in the future top soldiers were psychologically enhanced and manipulated into becoming super soldiers? What if this came at the risk that when one went rogue all heck would break loose? This is just the premise of the Jason Bourne films starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. It is a film that tests your decision on which side to take while allowing you to agree that the action and fight scenes are top notch.
5. The Matrix
If you have ever wondered if your entire reality was a computer simulation then the movie The Matrix may hit a bit too close to home. Starring Keanu Reeves, Neo finds out that he is just an incubated human being used for fuel. Once he is set free by Morpheus- the leader of the resistance- Neo must come to grips with what is real and what is not and decide if ignorance really is bliss.
Take your date to anyone of these films when they replay at a theater near you for a fun and action-filled night.