Jason Statham has been one of many world’s prime motion stars to be in movie over the previous 20 years or so.
He has a cool, masculine charisma, easy struggle choreography and he may also be fairly animated at occasions when he must be. Beginning out as an Olympic diver earlier than ultimately discovering himself in gangster films, Statham as gone a protracted technique to discover himself atop of the motion star heap.
So for those who’re eager to get you Statham repair, beneath I’ve put collectively an inventory of his highest movies, filled with motion to your adrenaline-filled enjoyment.
Right here they’re, in no explicit order….
Statham’s Motion Movies together with Martial Arts
OK, I break up the checklist. It’s in no ‘explicit order’ however I kinda lied, there’s a free order:
- Movies with Martial Arts
- Movies with out Martial Arts
- An Honorable Point out
So yeah… listed below are the highest martial artwork films Jason Statham stars in. Get pleasure from!
The Transporter Motion pictures
The primary Transporter was an absolute basic.
It was a well-balanced motion movie, Statham performed Frank Martin, an fascinating character with a army background who transported shady items for a charge. The precision and rule-based philosophy he had behind his enterprise was type of cool and easy. However double cross him and out come the martial arts abilities of Jason Statham!
This movie confirmed us how entertaining Statham might be in a struggle scene, with the favored bus depot/oil struggle, it had it’s stand out moments that offer you a visible reminder of why this movie was so freakin’ cool.
Then the second Transporter movie got here out, superior martial arts (even a bit higher than the primary at occasions) backed by an excellent tacky script and loopy unbelievable motion. For those who’re prepared to disregard some crappy CGI and cringe-worthy motion scenes you’ll be handled with some glorious martial arts sequences that greater than make up for it.
With the third movie, they discovered a greater steadiness. It’s inferior to the primary but it surely’s not as loopy because the second. The Transporter 3 some kick-ass struggle scenes, a superb villain and a well-balanced motion movie total.
If you wish to see Statham in one in all his signature roles, don’t ignore these movies!
You possibly can seize them on Amazon!
The Expendables movies are one other trilogy of kick-ass fights however with extra emphasis on old-school 80’s motion. Explosions, punch-ups, chases, muscle, one liners, tacky however cool dialogue…
…it’s all there!
The primary movie did nicely introduce ‘The Expendables’ a mercenary crew that works for the greenback consisting of Stallone, Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Randy Couture. It was a extra critical movie that appears into the code of doing the fitting factor and killing a bunch of individuals whilst you’re at it!
Statham has a superb scene the place he faculties and abusive boyfriend on the basketball courtroom (pic above) – it’s such a spot on anger launch scene which followers love.
The second movie is sort of a revenge flick and is a little more enjoyable! Extra one-liners, Van Damme and Scott Adkins play unhealthy guys and Arnold Schwarzenegger steps up from his older cameo position right into a barely bigger one as he groups up with Sly and his crew. Oh, did I point out Statham vs Adkins? What about Jet Li smashing guys up with Pot and Pans? ’nuff stated.
The third movie will not be fairly nearly as good however has a cool solid together with Ronda Rousey and some others, the however the actual gems are the primary and second movies. Test them out on Amazon for those who’re eager!
The Mechanic 1 & 2
He’s the murderer who makes his sufferer’s murders seem like an accident! The Mechanic is a cool Jason Statham movie that earned a sequel a number of years later.
There may be some first rate motion on this movie, however Statham’s character is simply actually cool to look at, seeing his ‘unintended demise’ plans come to life is fascinating and entertaining, backed up with some good fights. ‘The Mechanic’ (Statham) brings on an apprentice to show him his craft – however his new ally is a bit more than meets the attention (no, he’s not a transformer – you’ll simply have to look at it).
General, each movies are simply enjoyable motion flicks however I extremely advocate them to followers of Statham. Once more, on Amazon!
Protected is one other cool movie as Statham performs a washed up MMA fighter named Luke Wright, who steps again into the felony underworld to wreck some people who killed his household. After seeing the identical folks going after a younger Chinese language woman Luke cleans up his appearing on goes on the motion spree.
It’s enjoyable, there’s some first rate motion and it builds as much as finale that has you sitting on the sting of your seat… till an sudden twist comes that you could be be a bit disenchanted by, however attempt to snort it off. It’s nonetheless one in all Statham’s higher movies!
Statham performs Parker on this movie, the appropriately named…uh…’Parker’.
Parker is a extremely profitable thief who backs out on a neighborhood crime boss after a job gone unsuitable. Naturally, these dudes suppose they will tackle Statham (sorry, Parker) and go after him whereas he groups up with Jennifer Lopez (nicely, her character at the very least).
This movie is enjoyable and once more Statham reveals off some strikes and reminds us why he’s the person.
This can be a movie that has some actually satisfying moments in it as Statham’s character, Phil, will get pushed round by small-town rednecks which he tends to unload on a number of occasions within the movie (fairly satisfyingly).
However he pisses off a neighborhood drug vendor performed by James Franco and naturally the scenario escalates and there’s loads of violence – which Phil doesn’t need as he moved to this small city to flee his previous as a DEA agent and cool down.
The small city setting is cool and a bit completely different for Statham, however nicely value a watch!
That is (you guessed it) accessible on Amazon.
Statham kicks off after his cameo within the earlier Quick & Livid movie, to play the most effective unhealthy guys the franchise has seen, full with kick ass martial arts abilities – which he makes use of on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson very early within the movie.
General these motion movies could be tacky however they’re so filled with a various vary of motion, automotive stunts, and martial arts struggle scenes that they’re laborious to disregard. With a man like Statham as one of many villain, he’s the cherry on prime!
Oh, however I forgot to say, the movie additionally stars Tony Jaa and Ronda Rousey. Extra martial arts to moist your urge for food with – not unhealthy for a Hollywood movie 🙂
Livid 7 additionally pays tribute to the late Paul Walker, with a really touching tear-jerker ending that needs him farewell.
I’m not crying! YOU’RE CRYING!
Sniff, additionally on Amazon.
Destiny of the Livid
One other Quick and Livid movie with Statham – solely he’s a superb man? Rattling.
Very similar to the final movie, solely no Paul Walker (or Tony Jaa or Ronday Rousey, sadly), Statham performs a small half, will get right into a struggle with Dwayne Johnson once more and kicks some asses. It’s not unhealthy, however inferior to the earlier movie. I’d nonetheless watch it although!
The ‘non-martial arts’ inclusive movies
Simply to be full, I believed I’d embrace the Statham movies which additionally constructed his profession however have nearly no martial arts in them!
So we’ll begin with some apparent ones and transfer on from there…
Lock, Inventory & Two Smoking Barrels
Statham was fairly younger in Lock, Inventory, and Two Smoking Barrels. It was his first movie!
He performed a man named Bacon. True Story.
Principally, a card recreation triggers a bunch of men starting from gangsters toand mortgage sharks to have little run-ins with one another and a collection of sudden, random and extremely entertaining occasions. These occasions all happen for the sake of weed, money and two vintage shotguns (therefore the title, see that?).
It’s a humorous movie and helped him launch Statham’s profession.
The SEQUEL to Lock, Inventory and a pair of Smoking Barrels…
Okay, not likely, however I believed it’d be humorous to say. Dying Race is basically a race convicted prisoners take part in, solely it’s brutal and many individuals meet their deaths on this so referred to as….race.
OOnly our man Statham is locked up and framed for a criminal offense he didn’t commit. However he intends get out, cease unhealthy guys and do the same old motion film factor however first – he has to win the race (and never die, type of factor.)
Jason additionally received into SERIOUS form for this position. For those who’re mirin’, that is the movie to look at.
Crank 1 & 2
The Crank films have a really fascinating premise.
This professional murderer named Chelios (Statham, you guessed proper) is injected with a poison that may kill him if his coronary heart charge drops. So hee nds up operating round doing insane shit to maintain his coronary heart pumping all whereas formulating a plan to kill the person accountable.
Each movies are fast-paced, crude, enjoyable, humorous and simply actually entertaining! That is one in all Statham’s all-time hottest movie franchises, so give it a shot for those who’re eager!
The Italian Job
Now we’re going again!
Statham performs Good-looking Rob, a man who’s a part of a crew lead by Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg, or his character and due to this fact not the rapper/actor) who intends to rob a former ally. This enjoyable heist movie was one in all Statham’s earliest however nonetheless reveals off his onscreen charisma and presence.
Once more enjoyable, not too dramatic or emotional, The Italian Job is a take a look at the younger Jason earlier than he grew to become one of many prime motion stars on the earth.
Statham performs the lead on this Gangster movie referred to as Snatch.
Very similar to ‘Lock, Inventory and a pair of Smoking Barrels’, Snatch is a humorous movie with numerous seemingly random run-ins and conditions which can be extremely entertaining to look at. Statham’s character Turkish has a superb chemistry together with his facet kick Tommy as they banter and he provides him the ‘older brother’ routine, educating and taking the piss at any alternative.
I kinda lied concerning the martial arts although, there’s a good struggle scene on the finish with Brad Pitt – however not Statham, so this movie made the ‘non-martial arts’ portion of the checklist.
Honorable Point out – The One
The One is a cool Jet Li movie showcasing his martial arts and motion.
Statham performs a supporting position and sadly, doesn’t kick or punch as we’re used to. However I believed I’d point out this movie as I appreciated Statham in it, and it’s only a actually cool Sci Fi movie which has Jet Li’s character preventing off one other, murderous model of himself from a parallel universe. Jet Li vs Jet Li – actually cool.
Did I miss something?
I hope you discovered one thing right here you should use!
As all the time, for those who disagree or suppose I ought to add a movie – then let me know within the feedback beneath. In any other case thanks for studying and I hope to see you once more quickly!