A good movie is a very subjective term. Sometimes you just need some intellectual movies with a lot of thought and meaning behind them. Sometimes, however, you just need some badass movies that will get your blood rushing through your veins. No fear, we’ve collected some films that can offer both. We all have that one mood and there is no better way to feed into it. So, in case you’re unsure of what badass movies actually invoke, we’re here to help. We know exactly the kind of feeling they’re supposed to ignite and this is what we went with. Read ahead, set the timer on your popcorn, get comfortable on the touch, and let’s get started.
#1 Django Unchained
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Most of Quentin Tarantino’s works can be classified as badass movies when you really think of it. Every time he announces a new project, all of the people coordinating gun stunts and blood special effects must be popping champagne bottles. Django Unchained brings Jaime Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio together in a Western-like movie set during the peaking time of slavery in America. It doesn’t get any better than a slave-turned-bounty hunter going guns blazing for revenge in the name of love.
#2 No Country For Old Men
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The Coen brothers definitely have a bit of a formula for their stories by now, but the best materialization so far has to be No Country For Old Men. The movie is a Coen-typical tale about a treasure hunt or, rather, a hunt in general. Llewellyn Moss does manage to snatch a highly sought-after loot, but in the aftermath of his heed, he is now being chased by a sheriff and some murderers. One of said murders is no other Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh, one of the most chilling antagonist performances ever put on film.
#3 The Grey
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Compared to the other aforementioned entries, The Grey isn’t necessarily as critically acclaimed. It will either be a hit or a miss. For us personally, this Liam Neeson film is a definite hit. It’s a hardened and gritty movie, telling the story of a group of plane crash survivors who are trying to adapt to the harshness of the frozen environment. Did we mention there is a dangerous pack of wolves lurking around too? It’s definitely not an optimistic movie, but we’d call it one of the more badass movies out there.
#4 The Expendables
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Wait, are you saying that you were looking for badass movies which require you to shut off your brain? Are you looking for something that can get you to pump your fist and scream “hell yeah!” at the top of your lungs? There’s no better movie for this than The Expendables, the motion picture that brings together some of the greatest 90s action icons of all time. It’s like the fanfiction we never knew we wanted. Sylvester Stalone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Bourne, and Bruce Willis all kicking serious butt and make hilarious references? Sign us up!
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Skyfall is arguably one of the greatest James Bond movies ever made. The directing was phenomenal, the acting and writing were stellar, and Adele’s Oscar-winning soundtrack is the perfect cherry on top. Spy-related movies are definitely instant choices for badass movies and this one might just be the best. Each one of us must have sat down at some point and wondered what life as a spy would be like. So, if you want to see lots of action, fancy gadgets, luxurious cars, and beautiful women, be ready to immerse yourself in this world of top-notch espionage and feel the thrills.
By the time you’ve finished reading this article, your popcorn must have gotten ready. So, go fetch it, and log into your Netflix account for a session of badass movies that will definitely put you in an energized mood. And if not, hey, at least you witnessed a lot of proper (well-executed) action!