Angelina Jolie is a well known american actress, producer and director. She is the best female “Goddess” action star in the film industry. She’s hot and she knows how to kick serious butt. She achieved worldwide fame with video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and established herself as a leading action star.
And she followed up with series of action thriller stunner: Wanted (2008), Ms. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Salt (2010) and The Tourist (2011). Angelina Jolie does most of the stunt herself which can be seen in her movies. Her intelligence, knowledge of world affairs, and experience in foreign countries and war zones in real life that allows her to be so much more intense and interesting than most actors. Let’s see Angelina jolie’s 10 most amazingly choreographed action thriller movies.
1. Wanted (2008)
When his father dies, Wesley Allan Gibson (James McAvoy) comes to find out that his father was a member of an elite group of assassins called The Fraternity. He is recruited by Sloan (Morgan Freeman) and trained by Fox (Angelina Jolie), The Repairman (Marc Warren), The Butcher (Dito Bakhtadze), and Gunsmith (Common) to assassinate his fathers killer, Cross, who was once a member of the Fraternity but he betrayed them.
James McAvoy draws the audience in from the very beginning with his expert performance. His chemistry with Jolie is unrivaled in comparison with any on-screen duo in films. Angelina Jolie as Fox was perfect. I had never heard of actor that played the lead prior to this movie, but I will definitely pay him more attention! I highly enjoyed their acting and the fight scenes were choreographed quite well.
“Wanted” doesn’t disappoint and will keep you thoroughly entertained. I highly recommend it!
2. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Every 5,000 years the planets in our solar system go into a planetary alignment. The night this alignment begins Lara finds a clock that has begun to count down. She now must finish her father’s work and find the Triangle of Light. She is in a race against time to beat the Illuminati, a secret society, to this artifact that has the ability to control time and space.
The film is flashy and entertaining on a very simplistic level – just like the video game it is based upon. Angelina Jolie was the best possible Lara Croft. If your looking for action, Tomb Raider has a great deal. Whether its in a very nice looking mansion or in an ancient temple in Cambodia. All the action scenes are well done and are not tiresome. The Visual Effects are mostly good. The cinematography is also beautiful in Cambodia.
3. Evelyn Salt – Salt (2010)
The story told in the movie is fast-paced and full of action right from the very beginning, and there are some really nice twists and turns of events along the way. The story deals with Russian agents trained to infiltrate and sabotage USA, which seemed fairly nice enough. And we follow Evenlyn Salt as the main character.
The Plot is noting special, but it works for the moment, Jolie and the other actors like Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hunt Block and the other actors does a good job with there performances. Would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Do yourself a favor and base your judgement off the movie itself instead of the reviews because if you don’t see it you will regret it!
4. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
John and Jane Smith (Pitt and Jolie, of course) are a happy married couple. After five or six years of marriage, they’ve gotten pretty bored with everything as they’ve built a marriage of lies, having the space between them build up with whatever they don’t say to each other. We join them in a hilarious marriage counseling session at the film’s opening act. However behind this marriage of silence and lies consists of both of them hiding their true identities of being the top assassins of their secret organizations. When both are after the same target , they get into each other’s cross hairs and decide to take each other out.
This film was a joy to watch! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s chemistry was magic. It was delightful to see them exercise their comedic skills. And then, to add Vince Vaughn to the mix was the frosting on the cake! The film’s pacing was lightning fast, as needed for the broad farce it was meant to be. I’ve seen a lot of spy flicks and Mr. and Mrs. Smith is as crazy as it gets.
5. The Tourist (2010)
“The Tourist” stars Angelina Jolie(Elise) and Johnny Depp(Frank).Elise (Angelina Jolie) randomly sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. The police have been following Elise for two years waiting for her to contact her lover who embezzled over $2 Billion. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money he stole.
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp do an excellent job playing their characters. The one liners are also enjoyable and the whole film is stylish, in a great setting and smooth. The Tourist may not be an action packed blockbuster however it was entertaining and enjoyable to see Jolie and Depp step out of their comfort zone with respect to acting, and do very well in the other area.
6. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Famous scientists around the world have mysteriously disappeared and Chronicle reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) along with ace aviator Sky Captain (Jude Law) are on the investigation. Risking their lives as they travel to exotic places around world, can the fearless duo stop Dr. Totenkopf, the evil mastermind behind a plot to destroy the earth? Aided by Franky Cook (Angelina Jolie), commander of an all-female amphibious squadron, and technical genius Dex (Giovanni Ribisi), Polly and Sky Captain may be our planet’s only hope.
The acting on some fronts left a lot to be desired, and Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi were exquisite. Jude Law carried the lead role pretty well. You will need a large screen to take this landmark, visually stunning piece in – maybe even several times over.
7. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Angelina Jolie returns as Lara Croft, a sexy adventurer that you should not mess around with. She joins former colleague Terry to find the Pandora’s Box, a box of legend. But first, they have to get the orb that will guide them to the box from Jonathan Reiss, a scientist who wants to use the contents of the box to create incurable, devastating diseases.
The cast is top notch. Gerard Butler has chemistry with Angelina but his accent is a bit too thick in some parts to understand. Cirian Hinds is a dignified enough villain. Djimon Honsu is good in an real authentic looking African role. The film has plenty of action to satisfy an audience that wants to see a clear story, exciting stunts, beautiful and exotic locales, and one heroine that kicks.
8. Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000)
Memphis has been set a challenge, he must steal fifty cars in one night otherwise local gangster Calitri will kill Memphis’s brother, Kip. So Memphis must re-connect with his old crew to do the impossible. Nicholas Cage is brilliant as the older brother trying to help his younger brother; Angelina sizzles on screen as the sexy Sway; the rest of the cast provide satisfactory performances but it great to see British veteran Eccelstone opposite Cage; his Calitri is very menacing.
If you want to enjoy a film including amazing cars, an interesting and innovative plot and obviously if u want to see the beautiful Angelina Jolie, this is the film for you. The film gives you an interesting view into the life of modern and old school car thief’s. The film always keeps you excited and might have some twists.
9. Hackers (1995)
Hackers is a movie about a group of friends who are framed for setting up an oil tanker to spill over into the ocean, which is owned by a company that employs Eugene Belford or `The Plague’ played by Fisher Stevens. Eugene has framed the group of hackers to throw off the powers that be to his illegal embezzling of his company’s money. Angelina Jolie stole the show as she often does. Looking like a cyber-elf straight out of Shadowrun, she’s sexy in a way most actresses these days can’t manage.
The cast is fresh, the visuals and costumes striking and the score replete with catchy techno-hooks that add just the right flavor. It’s the kind of movie that sucks you right into it’s fantasy world and washes over you like an energy wave. It’s not perfect so just forget the mistakes, and you will enjoy this one! Besides, Angelina Jolie is in it!
10. Cyborg (1993)
“Cyborg 2” is set during the future in the year 2074 where two companies control the market in cyborg technology. The American based Pinwheel Robotics wants rid of it’s main competitor the Japanese based Kobayashi Electronics & develops a virtually undetectable explosive called Glass Shadow which is carried inside a state of the art cyborg named Casella ‘Cash’ Reese (Angelina Jolie) who is programmed to attend a Kobayashi conference & detonate killing all of it’s top executives & leading the way for a complete buy-out by Pinwheel. Jolie is nothing special, but I fear that the majority of people who want to see this movie are only interested in one scene, I must warn you, every ten seconds or so the scene cuts to Jack Palance looking moody.