Watch. Relive. Repeat.
Escape into a world of Unforgettable Entertainment this week, as from now ’til 21st March, you can sit back, relax and dive into a huge celebration of awesome movies and incredible deals across the UK’s Digital stores!
While some offers like this are limited, fear not my fellow film lover, as BBC Studios, Lionsgate, The Movie Partnership, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Spirit Entertainment, StudioCanal, Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros have films on offer and, even better, if you’ve got any of these services: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV app, BT TV Store, CHILI, Google Play, Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Rakuten TV, Sky Store, or Virgin Media – then we’ve got some great titles for you!
Out of these nine film and TV distributors, there’s a huge range to choose from but today we’re going to highlight the Top 10 action-thrillers you can watch now! While we’ve found these on Prime Video (click here to head there now), you can try any of the services listed above for a wide, wide range of titles, you ready to settle in? Let’s begin…
1. Con Air
Put the bunny back in the box! Directed by Simon West, Con Air is one of the ultimate thrillers, starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich – and so many more! If you haven’t seen it for ages, it’s a great re-visit and if you’re new to it, well! Cage plays paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe, who finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
2. Dark City
If you’ve never visited Dark City, well, prepare to have your head taken on one hell of a journey in this unique slow-burning thriller. Starring Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland and Jennifer Connelly, follow John Murdoch, who awakens alone in a strange hotel to learn he is wanted for a series of brutal killings but he can’t remember if he did or didn’t commit these murders.
Now this is a must-watch, and you’ll be hanging onto every moment. Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and Jamie Bell, Bong Joon-ho‘s outstanding film takes you into a post-apocalyptic ice age that forces humanity’s last survivors aboard a globe-spanning super train. One man (Evans) will risk everything to lead a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world.
4. Leon [Director’s Cut]
Luc Besson‘s Leon is one of the finest thrillers you’ll ever see. Starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman, this film changed the thriller-world with an original, unique story back in 1994. When 12 year old Mathilda’s family is murdered by a crooked DEA agent, she joins forces with a reluctant hitman to learn his deadly trade and avenge her family’s deaths…
5. Olympus Has Fallen
Training Day director Antoine Fuqua teams up with Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman for this non-stop, action-packed thriller that takes us directly into the US Presidency… When unidentified aircraft is spotted approaching the White House, the Secret Service rush the President, his cabinet and visiting officials to the safety of the presidential bunker. But will this be sanctuary enough? As the Oval office and its environs sustain an aerial and ground attack, disgraced former U.S. Secret Service man, Mike Banning (Butler), thinks not.
Non-Stop is seriously underrated and will keep you on the edge of your (plane) seat right up to the conclusion! Taken action-star Liam Neeson goes all out again in this thriller but, this time, set in the air! Bill Marks (Neeson) is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky.
7. Jason Bourne
Keep the Bourne goodness going with 2016’s Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon reunion, as the latter returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal operative drawn out of the shadows. I LOVE IT.
8. The Invisible Man
One of my favourite films of last year, and while it might be sneaking in a part-thriller, part-horror, it’s an absolute must-watch as Leigh Whannell‘s re-imagination of the Universal classic takes the superb Elisabeth Moss onto an utterly compelling thriller. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding… but when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax.
Christopher Nolan’s space-travelling epic needs a revisit and while it might hold the balance between drama and thriller, I think it has a host of the latter throughout. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, follow a team of explorers who travel beyond this galaxy to enter a wormhole to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars…
Michael Bay’s genuine epic is a proper thriller to revisit! Starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler and so many more, after NASA discovers that an asteroid the size of Texas is hurtling towards Earth and will destroy and all its inhabitants in 18 days, the US military wants to use a nuclear warhead to blow it up and it’ll take some real heroes to take on the challenge…
The UNFORGETTABLE ENTERTAINMENT celebration runs exclusively from now to Sunday 21st March with all digital stores. Offers and titles, of course, may vary.