12 Exciting Movies That Will Hold Your Attention From Start to Finish

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Recently, a user on Reddit noted he struggled with ADHD and needed a movie that would keep his attention. According to the advice of other users, these movies will keep you engaged and entertained from start to finish.

Whether you’re in the mood for a fast-paced action film or a thrilling crime drama, there’s something for everyone on this list.

1. Cast Away (2000)

Cast Away is directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks. It is a survival drama film about a FedEx executive, Chuck Noland, who is stuck on a deserted island after a plane crash. 

He is forced to use all his skills and ingenuity to survive while facing the emotional struggles of being alone. The movie also explores themes of survival, loneliness, and human resilience.

2. Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, is a crime thriller film that follows the story of a man named Keller Dover, whose daughter and her friend go missing. 

Desperate to find them, he takes the law into his own hands and starts investigating the case. The movie explores themes of grief, loss, and moral ambiguity.

3. RRR (2022)

RRR, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, is an Indian action epic film that stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan. The story is set in the 1920s and is about two childhood friends fiercely loyal to their country, India.

They both go on to become influential leaders of the Indian independence movement. The film features a huge star cast and is one of the most expensive Indian movies.

4. Dredd (2012)

Pete Travis directs Dredd. It stars Karl Urban as the titular character and is an action film set in a future with rampant crime. The story follows a law enforcement officer known as “Dredd” as he teams up with a trainee to take down a powerful criminal organization. The movie is known for its intense action sequences and dark and gritty tone.

5. Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry, directed by Ilya Naishuller, is a first-person action film that follows a man who wakes up with no memory and must fight to survive as he tries to discover his past. The movie is shot entirely in the first-person perspective, which gives it a unique and immersive feel.

6. The Fifth Element (1997)

Directed by Luc Besson, The Fifth Element stars Bruce Willis as a taxi driver. It is a science fiction film in a unique and imaginative world filled with colorful characters and fast-paced action. 

The story follows the protagonist’s journey as he becomes the key to saving the world from an ancient evil. The film is known for its impressive visuals and its imaginative world-building.

7. Uncut Gems (2019)

Uncut Gems is a crime thriller directed by the Safdie brothers, starring Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweler who is always looking for the next big score.

However, when he discovers a valuable opal, Howard gets caught up in a dangerous game of high-stakes gambling and deception.

8. Calibre (2018)

Calibre is a psychological thriller directed by Matt Palmer, starring Jack Lowden and Martin McCann as two lifelong friends who take a hunting trip to a remote Scottish village. Still, things take a darker turn when a tragic accident occurs.

9. Arrival (2016)

Amy Adams in Arrival
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Arrival is a science fiction drama directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Amy Adams as Louise Banks, a linguistics professor recruited by the military to communicate with alien spacecraft that have landed on Earth.

10. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

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Top Gun: Maverick is an action drama directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a naval aviator who returns to the Top Gun program as an instructor. It’s a legacy sequel that many in the thread said surpassed the original.

11. Bullet Train (2022)

Bullet Train is an upcoming action thriller directed by David Leitch and starring Brad Pitt as a hitman who finds himself on a speeding Japanese bullet train with other criminals, where they learn that one of them is tasked with killing the others. It twists, turns, and has humorous moments.

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12. Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

Everything Everywhere All At Once is an upcoming drama directed by Andrew Cividino and starring Asa Butterfield as a high school student with ADHD struggling to fit in. Still, when he discovers a mysterious notebook that can predict the future, he starts to change his life for the better.

What do you think? Did Reddit get this right, or is there another film more serving of a spot on this list? This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Boss Level Gamer.


Written by Elizabeth Ervin

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