4) Olympus Has Fallen
I still remember the trailer for this movie, then soon afterwards they showed a clip on late night television where Gerard Butler smashed the head of a Communist invader with a giant bust. I was sold instantly.
It’s hard to not put this near number one, but it’s damn near equal to the next movies on the list. Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson and Ronald Reagan would all be proud of this brutal movie. A throwback and a Die Hard clone. It’s almost like it didn’t give a fuck about what trending was, no capes, no PG-13, just taking aim at a particular audience (us) and saying, oh, you like that huh? Gerard Butler is a manly actor too, good in the role.
This movie stomped its girlie man rival, White House Down. It destroyed that sissy movie with its horrible backgrounds and soft assed ‘violence’!