Top 10 Father Hero Action-Thriller Films

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To celebrate the release of Age of Kill starring Martin Kemp in his first action hero thriller out in cinemas, digital and VOD on 12th June, and on DVD and Blu-Ray on 15th June, we take a look at the Top 10 Action Father Hero films of all time.

Age of Kill (2015) starring Martin Kemp

When the daughter of disgraced special ops sniper Sam Blake (Kemp) is taken hostage by a mysterious terrorist, Blake is forced to carry out their evil bidding and assassinate six seemingly random targets within six hours on the streets of London.

  1. Stolen (2012) starring Nicolas Cage

After being released from prison, Will Montgomery (Cage) tries to regain a relationship with his daughter Alison. Only a couple of minutes after meeting, Alison is abducted and will only be released on the condition that Will must pay $10 million within twelve hours or risk losing his daughter for good.

  1. The Expatriate (2012) starring Aaron Eckhart

Ex-CIA agent, Ben Logan (Eckhart) and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence and is targeted for termination.

  1. Hanna (2011) starring Eric Bana

Trained to be a perfect assassin by her father (Bana), Hanna is sent into the world on a mission across Europe while trying to evade a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives who are tracking her every move.

  1. Kick-Ass (2010) starring Nicolas Cage 

In a world full of home grown superheroes, former police officer Damon Macready (Cage) trains his daughter Mindy to become the father-daughter crime-fighting duo Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, seeking revenge on crimelord Frank D’Amico.

  1. Taken (2008) starring Liam Neeson

When the daughter of retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Neeson) is kidnapped by a group of human traffickers in Paris, Mills heads to Paris in search of his daughter and promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let her go.

  1. Live Free or Die Hard (2007) starring Bruce Willis 

Twelve years after stopping Hans Gruber, John McClane (Willis) is faced with an Internet-based terrorist group who are slowly taking over America. When the group decide to kidnap his daughter Lucy, McClane will stop at nothing to get her back.

  1. Ransom (1996) starring Mel Gibson 

Self-made millionaire Tom Mullen (Gibson) faces a nightmare when his son is abducted. Turning the kidnapping on its head, Mullen appears on a TV show, publicly placing a large bounty on the heads of the kidnappers.

  1. True Lies (1994) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger 

Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger) is a secret agent, but as far as his family is concerned he is a computer salesman. With a terrorist network threatening to bomb the US, Tasker’s must reveal his secret identity to ensure his families safety.

Patriot Games (1992) starring Harrison Ford 

While on holiday in England, former CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Ford) witnesses an IRA terrorist attack on a member of the royal family. After successfully preventing the assassination, Ryan and his family are targeted by the IRA faction, forcing him to return to the CIA and hunt them down before the terrorists strike again.


AGE OF KILL is in cinemas and Digital/Vod on 12th June and on DVD/Blu-ray 15th June

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