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Jason Statham's best movies

Jason Statham was born in England. He has practiced kung fu, kickboxing, karate since he was a child. He joined the national diving team and competed at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Statham then became a model for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi’s before being cast in directorial crime films. fellow actor Guy Ritchie.

The success of low-budget films gave Statham the opportunity to have his own brand work: Transporter and many subsequent action blockbusters. Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam tells you the best movies of Jason Statham.

1. British Gang – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Jason Statham British Gang movies

This is the film that marks Jason Statham’s first steps on the film path. He plays Bacon, a lazy young man who, along with his friends, spends 100,000 pounds on Eddie, so that Eddie can cheat in a three-card game.

However, the whole group fell into a huge debt of up to 500,000 pounds with the cunning Harry. Harry extended his debt repayment within a week and hired two debt collectors to keep an eye on Bacon’s group.

They all looked everywhere hoping to find a bargain to repay their debt. Finally, the group decided to go hunting for a large amount of money lost in a robbery.

2. Jason Statham’s best movies: Transporter – Transporter series (2002-2008)

Jason Statham's best movies: Transporter

From 2002-2008, Jason Statham appeared regularly on the big screen as Frank Martin in the film The Transporter.

Frank Martin is a former special agent who fought in dangerous battlefields such as Lebanon, Syria and Sudan. Due to dissatisfaction with his superiors, he quit his job and made a living as a freight carrier under the name “The Transporter”. In transactions, he has 3 rules:

• When the goods are delivered, the task is completed.
• Do not ask for names.
• Never open the package.

Part 1: He was hired to transport 3 robbers.

Part 2: He was hired to transport a bag containing a bound and gagged woman.

Part 3: He is hired as a private driver for a wealthy family and their young son. When the child is kidnapped, he must find every way to protect this “goods”.

3. The Traitor – The Italian Job (2003)

Jason Statham in The Italian Job (2003)

John Bridger is a professional safecracker. He gathered a group of skilled artists with the goal of robbing gold worth $35 million from an Italian gang’s safe. Statham plays “Handsome Rob” who specializes in driving duties.

The mission was completed but then the group was stopped while on their way to Austria. A member of the group betrayed and shot John dead. Rob hurriedly drove the truck over the bridge and into the water and saved the lives of others, but could not save the gold.

A year later, when they discovered clues about the traitor, the group gathered together with John’s daughter and planned revenge.

4. Live Signal – Cellular (2004)

Cellular (2004)

Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger) is a high school teacher who lives with her husband Craig and son Ricky. One day, after putting her son on the bus to school, Jessica returned home and discovered five intruders. They locked her in the warehouse and broke the landline phone so she couldn’t contact anyone.

However, while they weren’t paying attention, Jessica tried to use the broken phone’s cord to contact a random phone number. The person who answered the phone was a strange young man named Ryan (Chris Evans).

Jessica told Ryan she was kidnapped and asked him to report it to the police. Even though he was skeptical, Ryan still reported it to the police and went to save Ricky himself when he heard the ringleader’s voice saying he would come to the school to kidnap the boy.

The movie is a breathtaking chase against time, Jason Statham plays the villain Ethan, the leader of a group of kidnappers with a cunning, scheming mind.

In 2008, this film was remade by China and renamed Please Don’t Hang Up with the participation of Louis Koo, Tsui Xiyuan and Liu Ye.

5. The Expendables – The Expendables series (2010 – 2014)

The Expendables - The Expendables series (2010 - 2014)

Expendables is a group of professional mercenaries, each member has a unique skill. Jason plays Lee Christmas, who specializes in using knives. The film has the participation of many famous stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Jet Li…

Part 1: The hired squad infiltrates a South American country to overthrow the reigning dictator. But when they got into battle, they suddenly realized they had been trapped by a cunning former CIA agent.

Part 2: Lee attacks a guerrilla base in Nepal to rescue a Chinese billionaire. The Expendables were then pursued by an international gang led by Jean Vilain.

Part 3: This part revolves around the character Church played by Bruce Willis. A group member was assassinated while on duty, the group decided to return to the enemy’s lair to neutralize a murder weapon and avenge their brother.

6. Jason Statham’s best movies: Lady Spy – Spy (2015)

Jason Statham's best movies: Lady Spy - Spy (2015)

This is a rare and extremely unique comedy film by Jason Statham. Although he still plays the spy, the stage has been given to “heavyweight” actress Melissa McCarthy as “oversized” CIA agent Susan Cooper. Because her appearance was too inconvenient, she was only assigned to a desk job and never went into the field. However, in the mission to investigate Tihomir, she had to appear to solve a case with no clues.

Jason Statham plays Rick Ford, an agent with the ability to tell lies with a cold face, like: “I completely broke this arm and used my other hand to sew it back on”, or “I used to use defibrillator on my own body”…

His character is highly entertaining with countless funny and sad situations that Rick encounters.

7. Too fast and too dangerous – Fast & Furious series (parts 6-7-8)

Fast & Furious - Fast & Furious series (parts 6-7-8)

From 2013 – 2017, Jason Statham participated in the blockbuster Fast & Furious series as the villain Deckard Shaw.

In part 6, Jason Statham only appeared in a brief cameo at the end of the movie to introduce the character of Deckard Shaw, Owen Shaw’s brother and the person responsible for Han’s death.

In part 7, Deckard Shaw breaks into the US Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) to get files on Dominic “Dom” Toretto’s group. He encounters security agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and explodes, seriously injuring Hobbs. Shaw then sent a letter bomb from Tokyo to Toretto’s house to provoke a fight.

Part 8: At this time, Shaw was taken to prison by Dom’s group. Hobbs then also had an incident and was sent to this prison. The two fought in prison and escaped together. Afterwards, the two were approached by agent Mr. Nobody recruits to find Dom and capture female techno-terrorist Cipher.

8. Jason Statham’s best movies: Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw  – Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Jason Statham's best movies: The Fast and the Furious: Hobbs and Shaw

The film is about two supporting characters of the Fast and Furious series , former security agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and mercenary and special forces assassin Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).

Having been enemies in the previous two Fast & Furious parts , this time Hobbs and Shaw must work together to find Hattie, a female agent who disappeared with a highly contagious virus. Ironically Hattie is Shaw’s sister.

Compared to previous episodes, this work exaggerates the characters’ abilities in a superhero movie direction. Hobbs and Shaw both have superior strength, judgment and fighting ability. But their enemy, the evil Brixton (played by Idris Elba), also has extraordinary superpowers.

9. Super tyrant shark – The Meg (2018)

The Meg (2018)

This time, Jason Statham will work side by side with the beautiful Ly Bingbing to rescue people from the giant Megalodon shark at the bottom of the ocean.

The film is about a ship exploring the deepest area on Earth – the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean – to discover species unknown to humans. Here the expedition team discovered a giant 25m long shark, believed to have gone extinct millions of years ago.

Megalodon could kill a humpback whale with just one bite. The scary thing is that there is not just one Megalodon and they are moving towards the mainland where many people are swimming.

Jason Statham as a diver will have to do everything he can to destroy the super shark before it wreaks havoc on the coast.

10. Jason Statham’s best movies: Wrath of Man (2021)

Jason Statham's best movies: Deadly Fury

Jason Statham reunites with director Guy Ritchie in a movie about a revenge assassin that just hit theaters, receiving many positive reviews.

The film follows Patrick Hill, a cold-hearted employee working for a security company, responsible for transporting hundreds of millions of dollars across Los Angeles every week. One time, Hill’s team encountered a group of ferocious robbers, but surprisingly, Hill saved them all thanks to fighting skills rarely seen in a normal person.

From here, Hill’s motives gradually became clear. It turns out that Hill’s son died in a robbery, and his wife blamed him and left. Hill is determined to find the robbers to get justice for his child.

Above are the best movies of Jason Statham. If Tom Cruise or Henry Cavill are always heroes saving the world, then Jason Statham is considered the counterpart of the heroes. His career has many interesting villain roles. Even when playing the main character, the character’s personality is not 100% honest. The audience likes to watch his “rogueness” and so after more than 20 years since his debut, the image of Jason Statham holding a gun and shooting is still highly anticipated.

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