Parkour is a fascinating extreme sport, and it is entertaining to watch it on big screens. The addition of Parkour (aka Freerunning) makes the films thrilling and full of action. It is the reason you can see it in nearly every action movie, but only a few best parkour movies are available which display the actual Parkour.
Best Parkour Movies of All Time
While creating the list, I added french parkour films here as well because the origin of Parkour is from France and no one knows it better than them. For your ease, the Movies which are present on Netflix are also labeled in the description.
1: Casino Royale (2006) – Top Movie with Parkour
This movie has a lot of differences from other James Bond movies with little to silly gadgets or n*de scenes. Most of the movie binds its to reality rather than floating in the world of imagination with world-dominating villains. It is also one of the longest James Bond movies.
As I said that the movie connects to reality, it means that the hero does get hurt in the movie more than any other of his movies. But still, you would see him doing impossible Parkour moves and in bed with beautiful women.
In terms of locations and scenes, the movie satisfies the users with spectacular views of Londan, Prague and also the amazing high-speed mountain chase. You can not miss the fight with the Ugandan terrorist while writing the review. In short, it is one of the best parkour movies.
It is a mystery and thriller movie with Daniel Craig as a special agent on the mission to prevent a mob banker from winning a poker game with a very high value.
2: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) – Parkour-Packed Film
The movie will not disappoint you because of the clever storyline and incredible effects. Infact, if you are already watching Sherlock Holmes then you might be waiting for this one to release.
The editing is brilliant, but sometimes it might feel unnecessary. For example, the slow-motion effects were more than usual. The actors played well as always, and the storyline was emotional too. It can make you laugh, cry, and wonder. Overall, it was a great movie.
I would not like to give any spoilers but would love to talk about the character of Professor James Moriarty. He is playing the role of a criminal mastermind and a very compelling villain. He is intelligent and cunning like a wolf.
In short, it is a great movie but with less element of surprise than that found in previous movies.
Just like other Sherlock Holmes’ movies, this one is another detective movie in he with his partner investigate series of murders. This movie is the sequel to Sherlock Holmes (2009). So, you must watch that first for better understanding.
3: District B13 (2004) – French Parkour Movie
If you are looking for the real stunts performed by athelets like David Belle, this is the movie you are looking for. This movie is the refined version of all the parkour actions you have seen in the past 100 years.
More importantly, David Belle (founder of Parkour), is present in the movie. He showed that skills in the film, which took him 20 years in just learning. It means that most of the stunts you are going to see will be real and performed without and computer effects.
The plot of the movie is like a usual action movie with nothing so special or out of the box. Something, really appreciative of the plot is that there are no scenes where actors are doing stupid moves or things were better alternative was possible. In short, the plot is unimaginably perfect and aligned. It is the most perfect movie with no plot holes you can find.
A local drug lord got hands on a neutron bomb and to get it out, an undercover cop tries but he could not do that alone. So, he gets the help of an ex-thug whose sister is also kidnapped by the same drug lord. Would the be able to safely get the bomb and girl out?
4: Live Free or Die Hard (2007) – Parkour Action Movie
This film has a perfect shot and absolutely on-point editing. As the movie is relentless, it is hell awesome and entertaining to watch. As it is a parkour action film, many viewers had complaints that John McLane is presented as a superhero in the film. Although, this is true to some extent, yet this movie is not short on entertainment.
This movie does have a lot of stunt work with Parcour action packed into it, yet the tech talks get lengthy and tedious in it. Those who like tech and hackers may rank this movie on the top of Die Hard movie series, while others who are always seeking action and entertainment may rank it better than part 2 only.
In short, it is a good movie but compared to its part to 1 and 3, it still lacks a bit in realism.
This parkour film revolves around John McClane, who join hands with a young hacker to go against a terrorist Thomas Gabriel of Washington D.C.
5: The Bourne Legacy (2012) – Parkour Movie on Netflix
There is a sudden drop in quality of action and the end was totally unexpected, sudden and boring for me. In previous Jason Bourne Trilogy and other parkour action movies, you can expect more twisting story, more adventure and better chase scenes.
In this movie, the hero was different and the story was pretty obvious but you can still expect some good chase and hyper-action thriller scenes.
This movie shows another agent trying to understand reality and get freewill, who was the result of experimental abuse and now he is on run to save his life as the program is closed.
6: District 13: Ultimatum (2009) – Parkour France Movie
The film is all about action, thrill, excitement, enjoyment, brilliant stunts, and great choreography. The hero of the movie Cyrill Raffaelli plays a very good role and makes movies more enjoyable. When the police planted the heroin in his kitchen and arrested him he showed a very brave and fearless character. The second important and good character is David Belle that also makes the movie more thrilling and exciting.
From the start of the movie to the end there is complete noisy action, good stunts, and fast movement, and scenes on the buildings and apartments give a real touch of flying. In my opinion, it is the best action movie and they should also make its third part.
This movie is the sequel to District 13 but in this, the heroes have to settle the differences between the gangsters otherwise local secret agencies would put their hands in the situation and it won’t do any good to both parties.
7: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) – PK Action Movie
The movie is about the game of Prince of Persia. It has action thrills and enjoyment but the script of the movie is just average. Jordan Mechner’s involvement in the movie makes it more enjoyable and successful. He plays the role of Prince of Persia in a very good way.
The dialogues and choreography of the film are very simple and everyone can understand them. The film also has action but the chemistry of male-female is very awesome. Some people do not like the movie because maybe they did not like the game prince of Persia but in my opinion, the movie is good and enjoyable.
Mixed with Arabian stories, this movie is all about a prince who tries to get access to “Sands of time”, which allows mortals to control time.
8: Breaking and Entering (2006)
The movie is very attractive because of its visuals and optics. All the scenes are captured with great perfection that builds more interest in the movie. Whether it is day time and night and running of the fox all scenes are designed and art with great perfection.
The movie mainly shows the difference of immigrants living to brits in England and also shows how the person investigates the broken things in their lives as well as the needed thing in their lives. It also shows the difference between races and escaped persons who come and live in England to escape from their past. Overall, the movie is good and lesson full to learn the England values.
Will (Jude Law), a landscape architect in London, is in the middle of a life crisis. His relationship with Liv (Robin Wright Penn), a depressive Scandinavian, is going nowhere
9: Yamakasi (2001) – Best Parkour Movies
The good conspiracy in the movie was that, What we can do to save a life without an outlaw?
Chiefly, in the movie, it is told how we can survive. It does not matter whether you are rich, poor, and live; for your survival, you have to steal things. There are two groups of people: Yamakasi and another one is the police.
It is one of those movies which made its way to youngsters’ hearts, opening a new skyline of sports. It also increased the sales of the best parkour shoes and other parkour gear.
I feel irritated when a group behaves Curley and thinks they are fresh in the movie, and also, the role of the hero is completely jerked. Maybe they do these things to give a new look to Paris ghettos.
The movie is nothing much important and moral full simply it is just an action movie nothing special. As long as, the movie is also very enjoyable, a part of art and a few scenes are very nicely shot. Mainly the main actors are a great sportsman and practice parkour.
Yamakasi is bad ones do illegal things and police are good ones do illegal things. I have just wasted my two hours in the movie because nothing is new in the movie just like all movies fight between robbers and police and also it lifts more questions than it answers.