10 Movies You Must Watch if You Love ‘Jack Reacher’

Some movie characters are handsome/beautiful, peaceful, well-behaved, and diligent, yet when they are messed with, they are unstoppable and can bring down an entire gang of criminals in a matter of seconds. The film Jack Reacher exposes us to such a character and teaches us the actual meaning of the term “badass.”

Tom Cruise’s character, Jack Reacher, is an ex-military investigator tasked with determining who is responsible for the deaths of five innocent individuals. One can witness how he maintains his calm and confidence while solving his case while yet becoming an unbeatable warrior if someone interferes with his maters. What makes his character more attractive is the manner he delivers his dialogues which are forceful and gives a “kick” to the listener. With that said, here’s a list of movies we think are similar to Jack Reacher. Several of these films, such as Jack Reacher, are available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

10. Red

Actor Bruce Willis is generally regarded as a fierce action actor, but he does it even better while providing hilarious lines during a gunfight. Willis plays retired black-ops C.I.A. agent Frank Moses in this film, who sets out to find out who the primary persons behind the operation are when some assassins try to assassinate him. The film is an adaptation of a limited comic book series. As the film progresses, the conversation and events get increasingly amusing. When Moses fights the evil people in the film, they are portrayed to be powerless, and the primary thing that suits the persona of Frank Moses is the full form of R.E.D., which stands for Retired Extremely Dangerous. Those who enjoy seeing older stars, such as Bruce Willis, remain young and robust, will enjoy this film.

9. The Foreigner

Based on the novel “The Chinaman,” the film follows the storey of Ngoc Minh Quan (Jackie Chan), an immigrant residing in London who seeks vengeance after his daughter is killed in a bomb blast. Quan is a dangerous guy because, although living a normal life, he is a former Vietnam War special forces operator, and he sets out to discover the terrorists responsible for the bombs using the abilities he learned during his training. All Jackie Chan fans will see him in a radically different movie character, but one thing stays constant: he still conducts his own stunts, making him a tough guy both on and off screen.

8. Atomic Blonde

The phrase “Badass” does not have to be associated with men. Some “Bad Girl” movies suit perfectly in the same category of Jack Reacher like the movie Atomic Blonde. It stars Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton, an M.I.6 agent tasked with tracking out double spies brought into the West following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It is a unique film to watch because Charlize Theron is portrayed as a fierce woman, and her action scenes are breathtaking. The film is well recognised for having a fifteen-minute action scene that was shot continuously without retakes. The film is directed by David Leitch, who formerly worked as a stunt coordinator and is best known for co-directing the epic action film John Wick.

7. Mission: Impossible 2

Which of the Mission Impossible movie features Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) as the toughest version of himself? If the answer is Mission Impossible 2, you are absolutely accurate. From the free-hand rock climbing in the beginning to the bike pursuit action scene towards the end of the movie, we don’t truly feel like we are seeing a spy thriller but a high octane action movie. The plot revolves around I.M.F. agent Ethan Hunt travelling on a mission to identify and eliminate the virus known as Chimera, which was stolen from a biochemical lab by Hunt’s former partner Sean Ambrose. In this picture, director John Woo’s style is very much appreciated for using Hong Kong cinema style gunfights and slow motions. Hunt would have simply retrieved and destroyed the virus samples, but because the antagonist messed with him by imprisoning Hunt’s love interest, he ends up killing Ambrose and his entire crew, something that a Real Man would do.

6. Street Kings

Before the release of John Wick, if there was any film in which Keanu Reeves was portrayed as a “tough guy,” it was Street Kings. In this film, Reeves plays the role of Tom Ludlow, a police detective who sets out to locate the killers of his former partner, which leads him to the truth about the corruption inside his unit. When he discovers that he, too, has been steadily sucked into his unit’s dirty games, he defies all odds and begins hunting them down one by one. His character is portrayed as a dedicated and honest cop who solves cases with his wits and the type of person who can become a cruel man when confronted with a criminal. The fighting scenes appear to be very realistic, but the level of violence may be upsetting to some viewers. Aside from that, it’s a fantastic cop movie to see.

5. Haywire

Another “Tough Girl” film that M.M.A. fans will enjoy because it stars U.F.C. fighter Gina Carano as the protagonist. Anyone would like watching the lead actor conduct his or her own stunts, which Carano accomplishes beautifully in the film. The film’s plot revolves around Mallory Kane, who works for a business that handles covert operations for the government and is tasked with identifying the true perpetrators of an assassination attempt for which she has been falsely implicated. Director Steven Soderbergh’s attempt to craft an action film is admirable, and the film does not disappoint. The action scenes are incredible to behold, and Carano delivers an outstanding performance.

4. Die Hard

The movie Die Hard has established itself as one of the pearls of action-thriller movies and the term “One Man Army” really associates with this one. The film follows an off-duty New York Police Department officer, John McClane, who is trapped inside a skyscraper in Los Angeles when a group of terrorists stops the building and traps numerous others, including his wife. When we start to wonder how one man will save all of the people in the building, we acquire a sense of stress. McClane’s character has been portrayed as the type of cop who, even when not on duty, is always responsible for saving people in times of peril. The film is well recognised for its innovative action scenes and gunfights, which were uncommon in action films at the time. The film’s critical and commercial success spawned four further sequels, making it a must-see for all action lovers.

3. Taken

This is another outstanding action-thriller film that helped Liam Neeson establish himself as an action star. Despite his age at the time of the film’s premiere, the character of Neeson, Bryan Mills, fits in perfectly. The plot revolves around retired CIA field agent Mills, who travels to Paris to retrieve his daughter, who was kidnapped by Albanian sex traffickers while on vacation in France. What makes the film a classic is Neeson’s portrayal of his character as an unshakeable strong and crafty man who is also a caring and responsible parent who goes to any length to recover his daughter. The realistic-looking action sequences, good conversations, and the progressive storey make the film so watchable that no one can stop thinking about it long after they’ve seen it.

2. Casino Royal

When one thinks of a Real Man movie character, the first, and most likely only, name that springs to mind is James Bond. A dynamic, active, and strong-willed individual who has complete trust in his agency is the type of man everyone should look for in a spy-thriller film. Daniel Craig, as Bond, is possibly the only actor that fits the role the best out of all the others. The plot revolves around Bond’s first job as Agent 007, in which he is tasked with bankrupting a terrorist financier in a poker game. They say that a true man never deviates from his duty and ensures that nothing goes wrong, and we see this in Bond when, after discovering that he has been duped by the lady he loves, he denounces her as a traitor when she drowns and dies. This makes Bond a dutiful man who is devoted to the agency for which he serves. This is one of the best Bond films and a must-see for all Bond fans.

1. John Wick

Upon its first release, this film quickly established itself as an all-time action classic, and Keanu Reeves’ performance as John Wick adds to the film’s allure, as no one else could have done justice to the part. If someone wants to see what it’s like when a calm and decent individual enjoying a serene and uncomplicated existence is disrupted by some unwelcome want tobes, they should definitely watch this film. The plot centres around John Wick, a former hitman out for vengeance after his stolen automobile and the death of his puppy, both of which were gifts from his deceased wife. The film incorporates retro Japanese-style gunfights, which are uncommon in Hollywood films. The plot of the film is straightforward, but the representation of each character in the film is superb. When directors work with professional stunt coordinators, it results in a superb action film. Everyone should see this film, and those who aren’t fans of action films may change their minds after seeing it.