1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
This WW2 epic directed by Steven Spielberg was a masterpiece and something that has never seen before. Spielberg brought to life on screen the d-day landing in France that would lead to the liberation of Europe from the clutches on Nazi Germany. The opening scenes of the allied troops being cut down by German machine guns were both shocking and vivid to the true events. The film gained a great deal of praise for its accuracy by veterans.
2. Avatar (2009)
This sci-fi broke so many record it hard to keep count; James Cameron’s film was truly excellent. A film about a Marine needed to take the place of his scientist brother on the unforgiving planet of Pandora. Here this young marine must take control of an avatar of the local tribe the Navi to infiltrate them and find out their weaknesses to benefit the invading human forces, but the Navi will not go down without a fight.
3. Terminator 2 Judgement Day (1991)
This classic, was probably the only sequel better than the original, it seen the evil terminator return as the good guy and protector of John Connor against the new and improved T-1000. Some of the greatest action sequences seen that decade.
4. The Matrix (1999)
This record breaking film was an original, introducing bullet-time giving a whole new aspect to action films. Unfortunately this great story was not carried on very well in the sequels the Matrix Reloaded and Revelations. Great scene at the end when Neo and Trinity storm the office building.
5. Aliens (1986)
Another of James Cameron’s work, action packed sequel to the more horror-esque Alien. This sees a group of Marines sent in to rescue a group of colonists only to find they have came to a gritty end to the hands of the Aliens, now the marines must fight for their survival and escape the planet.