The 10 Best Action Scenes of the 21st Century

'Atomic Blonde' features two killer action set pieces that could give these recent favorites a run for their money.

  1. Red Circle Club – John Wick

Atomic Blonde director Leitch was an uncredited co-director on this 2014 action extravaganza, so it’s not much of a surprise that Blonde’s fights are so above-average. Mr. Wick (Keanu Reeves) is equally proficient with his gun and his fists; he uses the former here to stalk and shoot the Russian gangster offspring who stole his car and killed his dog. The villain escapes, but Wick offs a whole lotta bad guys in the process, in a sequence that’s memorable not for its body count, but for the near-balletic grace of the shoot-out choreography (by both the performers and the camera).