Although it’s working to remove some of its titles from the platform, the best movies on Max are all worth your time. Among Max’s most essential titles are some of the greatest action films ever made. These films range from modern masterpieces to hidden gems that didn’t get the love they deserved upon their initial release.
Although choosing just three titles means leaving out a bunch of great films, that’s exactly what we’ve done here. These are three action movies about Max that you absolutely need to watch.
Furious 7 (2015)
Perhaps the last great Fast & Furious movie, Furious 7 manages to balance thrills and sentiment, even as things continue to get wackier and wackier. The film is of course marred by the death of Paul Walker, which occurred during filming.
The film’s final moments serve as a fitting farewell for Walker’s character, and they prove to be a remarkable reminder of what this franchise has always been about at its best. There are the cars, of course, but underneath, there’s the family, and it’s the bond between these characters that will make you cry at the end of this beautiful, stupid action film.
Based on a science fiction book that many believed to be unadaptable, Dune was a triumph when it was released in 2021. Set in the distant future on a desert planet called Arrakis, this film focuses on a young man who discovers that he might be chosen for a greater purpose. If it sounds a bit like Star Wars, that’s largely because George Lucas took much of his inspiration for this story from Dune.
Dune is darker and weirder than Star Wars, and that’s to its credit. While it may be one of the most gripping sci-fi blockbusters in recent years, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. Thanks to superb central performances and remarkable direction from Denis Villeneuve, Dune is convincing throughout.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Even if we can quibble about the quality of its sequels, it is undeniable that Kingsman: The Secret Service was a deserved success when it was released in theaters in 2014.
The film, which follows a young man who quickly becomes a spy, is funny and profane and features some of the sharpest action choreography you’ll ever see. King is decidedly an action comedy, but it fits that mold perfectly, and Taron Egerton gives a star turn in his central role. Director Matthew Vaughan threads the needle very precisely here, but King was a success because he did it successfully.