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'Mission Impossible' To 'John Wick': 5 Blockbusters That Have Left An Indelible Mark On The Landscape Of Action Drama

From 'Mission Impossible' to 'John Wick', there are several films that have emerged as game-changers, pushing the boundaries of the genre and influencing the way action dramas are crafted.

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In cinema, action dramas are staple and they entertain the audiences with adrenaline-pumping sequences, compelling characters, and gripping narratives. Over the years, several films have emerged as game-changers, pushing the boundaries of the genre and influencing the way action dramas are crafted. Today, we will talk about five such films that have left an indelible mark on the landscape of action drama, inspiring filmmakers and audiences with their groundbreaking approaches to storytelling, visuals, and action choreography.

'Iron Claw'

'Iron Claw' is a gripping biographical sports drama that showcases the lives of the legendary Von Erich brothers, who left a mark on the world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Directed by Sean Durkin, the film shows the inseparable bond shared by the brothers as they navigate the fiercely competitive arena of professional wrestling, striving for greatness under the watchful eye of their formidable father and coach. It is a rollercoaster of triumphs and tragedies. The star cast include Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, and Lily James. You can watch the film in the theatres near you.

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'The Dark Knight'

'The Dark Knight' is one of the best works of Christopher Nolan. It presents Batman with his most formidable adversary. The enigmatic Joker who threatens to plunge Gotham City into chaos. With its dark, gritty portrayal of Gotham City and its inhabitants, the film goes beyond the superhero genre, offering a realistic examination of the challenges faced by its iconic characters. It stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Gary Oldman. The film explores the blurred lines between heroism and villainy as the enigmatic Joker challenges Batman's resolve to uphold justice in a world teetering on the brink of chaos. You can stream it on Jio Cinema, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix.

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'John Wick'

The American action thriller is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. The film is about the titular character, played by Keanu Reeves, who is a retired hitman pulled back into the deadly world of assassins after a gangster's son steals his prized car and murders his beloved dog. Wick has a face off against the entire criminal underworld in a heart-pounding battle. There is some electrifying action sequences and Reeves' compelling performance makes it worth watching.

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'Black Panther'

'Black Panther' was one of the groundbreaking American superhero film of 2018. It expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with its rich storytelling and evergreen characters. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film follows T'Challa as he returns to his technologically advanced homeland of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king after his father's passing. However, his reign is challenged by a formidable enemy with ties to his family's past, threatening the safety of his nation. While delivering amazing action sequences, this film takes us into themes of identity, heritage, and responsibility, making it a standout entry in the MCU. With its stellar cast and immersive world-building, the film sets a new standard for superhero cinema, earning praise from critics and audiences alike for its innovation and depth. You can stream 'Black Panther' on Disney+ Hotstar. 

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'Mission Impossible'

'Mission: Impossible' is an iconic American multimedia franchise, tracing its origins back to the 1966 TV series created by Bruce Geller. Centered around the covert operations of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), the franchise follows the daring exploits of agent Ethan Hunt, portrayed by Tom Cruise. Spanning across television and film, Mission: Impossible has captivated audiences with its high-stakes espionage, pulse-pounding action sequences, and intricate plots. With its enduring popularity and box office success, including the latest installment ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning' the franchise continues to solidify its status as one of the most beloved and lucrative in entertainment history.

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Which film are you going to add to your watchlist this weekend?

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