In honor of the recent release of the highly recommended ‘Predator: Prey,’ this week’s dose of recommendations is going to be 4 great movies that mix science fiction and action with great success to see on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney + and HBO Max.
As alternatives, I remind you that we have a list of great science fiction movies that unfairly failed, another of great movies set in space, also of essential futuristic movies and one of the best science fiction movies of recent years. All of them with titles available in streaming.
In addition, you may be interested in taking a look at our review of the best Netflix movies in 2022 or the best cinema of the year on Amazon. And maybe you want to bring back some of the best action movies of 2021 now that virtually all of them are available on platforms. Without more to add, I leave you with today’s chosen:
‘Predator’ (‘Predator’, 1987)
Address: John McTiernan. Distribution: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Sonny Landham, Bill Duke, Elpidia Carrillo, Richard Chaves, Jesse Ventura, Shane Black, RG Armstrong, Kevin Peter Hall
It may be a bit obvious to recommend the first installment of the franchise, but it is still the best of all, since it is a model film that plunges us into the jungle to attend a savage fight for the survival of a group of mercenaries. Being a fully John McTiernan behind the cameras, it was obvious that the action scenes were going to be first class, but he also knows how to play very well with the science fiction element to go a step further in the role of assassin relentless.
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, 2015)
Address: George Miller. Distribution: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Angus Sampson, Zöe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nathan Jones, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Megan Gale, Melissa Jaffer, Stephen Dunlevy
A great and overwhelming savagery that was called to be a before and after both in science fiction cinema and, above all, in action. Unfortunately, her influence has been less than many of us expected, but that does not mean that it is a great film that hits the accelerator from the first moment and does not give the viewer respite, not even when its characters are momentarily stopped. .
Review of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
‘Small warriors’ (‘Small Soldiers’, 1998)
Address: JoeDante. Distribution: Gregory Smith, Kirsten Dunst, Jay Mohr, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, Denis Leary, Dick Miller, David Cross, Alexandra Wilson, Jacob Smith, Ann Magnuson, Wendy Schaal, Tommy Lee Jones
It is true that Joe Dante has better films, but we often forget about this remarkable film that contains the characteristic bad grapes of his best works and also much more care than it might seem at first glance. An effective hooligan pastime perhaps not suitable for the most sensitive children, but in return with the possibility of connecting with the whole family.
Address: James Cameron. Distribution: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Rick Rossovich, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Dick Miller, Bill Paxton, Franco Columbu, Brian Thompson, Brad Rearden
The birth of a myth that later his own james cameron took several steps further in terms of action in ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’. Unfortunately, that second installment is not currently available on any streaming platform, but it is not a bad plan to recover the mythical first installment. In addition, there is a terrifying component that was never so present in subsequent installments of a saga that I must be the only one who enjoys -some more than others, of course- in its entirety.