Mar 27, 2024
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Top 10 Best Jason Statham Movies You should Watch

Top 10 Best Jason Statham Movies You should Watch

Jason Statham (born 26 July 1967) is an English actor and martial artist. He is known for portraying characters in various action-thriller films who are typically tough, gritty, or violent. Statham has been credited for leading the resurgence of action films during the 2000s and 2010s. 

One of very few English actors to find success in American action films, Because of his high-octane films and international appeal with moviegoers of both genders, Statham emerged as one of the 21st century's most bankable action stars.

Jason Statham continues to be a reliable source of fun action stories, while also being a mainstay in movies. Ranging from comedy to gritty action, the actor has shown an impressive amount of range for his signature genre and has starred in some of cinema's most bizarre and unique projects. For fans who want to enjoy some fun entertainment, Statham's movies are a good place to go.

Now let's get into the good stuff: Read on to see our list of the 10 best Jason Statham movies.

1. Transporter (2002)

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Release Date: October 11, 2002

Cast: Jason Statham , Francois Berleand , Matt Schulze , Ric Young , Doug Rand

Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes

Director: Louis Leterrier , Corey Yuen

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Frank Martin, a former member of the US special forces, after moving to France, he became a shipping expert with 3 principles: 1 - Keep the contract, 2 - Do not ask the shipper's name, 3 - Do not see the package content. All his deals follow the principle, but he faces the challenge of discovering a beautiful girl in the package, which brings him into a human trafficking case from China to France masterminded by her father.

2. The Italian Job (2003)

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Release Date: May 30, 2003

Director: F. Gary Gray

Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Charlize Theron , Edward Norton , Jason Statham , Seth Green , Mos Def , Donald Sutherland

Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Island Chase: A super thief gang, consisting of unlocking experts, good drivers, talented hackers and professional explosive engineers, executes a delicate retaliation plan. Under the direction of an excellent strategist, they will face dangerous challenges to ensure that everything goes perfectly in the artistic breakthrough. Will they be able to succeed, as every move determines their fate?

3. Transporter 2 (2005)

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Release Date: 2005

Director: Louis Leterrier

Cast: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta

Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.3

After retiring from a transportation job in Miami, Frank Martin, a former Special Forces employee, began working as a driver for the wealthy family of Billings, along with his cute son. Frank became an exemplary person revered by two children. When two children are kidnapped to blackmail the rich boss, Frank decides to act alone without reporting to the police to rescue them.

4. Crank (2006)

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Release Date: 2006

Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Cast: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz

Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Statham delivers his defining performance in Crank as hitman Chev Chelios, who wakes up one day to discover that he has been injected with a synthetic drug that will kill him if his heart rate drops below a certain level. Determined to stay alive and take revenge against those who poisoned him, Chev embarks on a frantic and chaotic rampage through the streets of Los Angeles that must perpetually keep his adrenaline pumping.

As he races to find an antidote, Chev leaves a trail of destruction in his wake, encountering eccentric characters and engaging in outrageous stunts along the way. Crank just keeps upping the ante as it rolls along, with Chev's attempts at raising his heart rate getting wilder and wilder. Fueled by relentless action and dark humor, Crank is pure fun from start to finish and the perfect showcase of everything that makes Statham entertaining as a performer. It crams an unbelievable amount of mayhem into its 88-minute runtime.

5. The Horrible Robbery (2008)

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Release Date: 2008

Director: Roger Donaldson

Cast: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore

Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.2

The Robbery of Horror, also known as the Gang, is an action and criminal masterpiece produced in the US. The film is about a huge diamond of great value stolen by a famous robber. He started looking for a famous Gypsy in America to entrust the diamond, but on his journey, the super thief plunged himself into difficult situations when he visited London instead of going directly to New York. This incident caused him to be surrounded by countless Gypsies and faced the risk of losing this precious diamond.

6. Transporter 3 (2008)

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Release Date: 2008

Director: Olivier Megaton

Cast: Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova

Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.1

In the movie Transporter 3, Frank Martin faces great pressure when he has to escort Valentina - the kidnapped daughter of the head of the Ukrainian Environmental Protection Agency, Leonid Vasilev. The long journey from Marseilles to Stuttgart and Budapest, before finishing in Odessa, led him into a tense confrontation. Despite the support of Inspector Tarconi, Frank Martin constantly struggled with opponents sent by Vasilev, and faced Valentina's non-cooperation. Despite Valentina's suspicious attitude, Frank and the girl must work together to overcome dangerous situations that threaten their lives.

7. Death Race (2008)

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Release Date: 2008

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast: Jason StathamJoan AllenTyrese Gibson

Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Under the cruel plot of the enemy, Jensen Ames - the legendary racer, is thrust into a death race in a special prison for dangerous criminals. Accepting the challenge, he must fight in a monster car armed with machine guns, grenades and flamethrowers. Jensen not only races to survive but also to gain freedom in the deadly race against cruel opponents. The race lasts 3 days, and everything can happen in this dangerous world.

8. Super Action Team (2010)

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Release Date: 2010

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Super Action Team is an action film about a special team called Super Action Team who is hired to infiltrate a South American country with a big plot to overthrow the ruthless dictator who is reigning... At the beginning of the mission, the group suddenly realizes that things are not happening like when they appeared. Then they realize that they themselves are trapped and they are plunged into a bunch of dangers of deception and betrayal.

9. The Mechanic (2011)

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Release Date: January 28, 2011

Cast: Jason Statham , Ben Foster

Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Statham plays Arthur Bishop, a skilled hitman known for his meticulous methods and cold demeanor. He reluctantly takes the young Steve (Ben Foster) under his wing, training him in the art of assassination. Steve is the son of Bishop's friend and mentor, Harry McKenna (Donald Sutherland). His father has just been murdered, and he's out for revenge. However, what Steve doesn't know is that Bishop was the one who killed him.

This tension about the secret of Harry's death forms the dramatic heart of the movie. Bishop begins digging deeper into the hit and starts to suspect that his employer may be manipulating him. Soon, Bishop and Steve are facing down hordes of henchmen. As with Safe, The Mechanic is somewhat formulaic but compensates with intense action sequences, impressive stunts, and Statham's signature brand of tough-as-nails charisma.

10. The Expendables 2 (2012)

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Release Date: August 17, 2012

Cast: Jason Statham , Jet Li , Dolph Lundgren , Chuck Norris , Terry Crews , Randy Couture , Liam Hemsworth , Sylvester Stallone

Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Dangerous action continues with Expendables, as the team this time faces a dangerous mission in Nepal. In the fierce battle, the member of the team is murdered, promoting the determination to take revenge on the whole team. The Expendables 2 is not only a masterpiece of top-notch action, but also contains the spirit of sacrifice for a noble goal.

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