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USA - 59 years old
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The true king of the contemporary Hollywood blockbuster. Bay cultured his very own style and brings it as loud and over-the-top as the budget will allow him. His films should be shorter, apart from that I actually appreciate the boldness of his films.


6 Underground

2019 / 128m - USA
Comedy, Action
6 Underground poster

Big and bold action spectacle that carries Bay's stamp from start to finish. Realism is thrown out of the window in favor of crazy stunts and bad-ass choreographies. Maybe it feels just a little lazy in places, with Bay sticking closely to what he knows best, but apart from that action fans have little to complain about. Good fun.

Transformers: The Last Knight

2017 / 154m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
Transformers: The Last Knight poster

13 Hours

2016 / 144m - USA
Action, War
13 Hours poster

Pretty slick. Surprisingly convincing performance of John Krasinski, embedded in what is a typical Bay action film. A complete lack of subtlety, but the action is riveting and the cinematography lush and modern. A solid war film, done the Bay way.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

2014 / 165m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

Pain & Gain

2013 / 129m - USA
Comedy, Action
Pain & Gain poster

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

2011 / 154m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
Transformers: Dark of the Moon poster

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

2009 / 150m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen poster

Bad Boys II

2003 / 147m - USA
Comedy, Action
Bad Boys II poster


1998 / 151m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
Armageddon poster

Bay is the king of blockbusters. Don't expect his films to be reasonable or make any sense, just sit down and prepare yourself for lots of stuff blowing up. That's what Bay does best. There is some sentimentality to ignore (of course), but it comes in small doses and hardly gets in the way of the action. Good stuff.


2022 / 136m - USA
Action, Crime
Ambulance poster

Bay's latest didn't make many waves. Not too surprising maybe, as it's a pretty basic action flick, sporting some of Bay's usual touches, but not at their most extreme. What rests is pretty decent Hollywood action fare, which is fine while watching, but isn't the most memorable or recommendable.

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When his insurance isn't coming through, Will has to find another way to pay for his wife's experimental surgery. He seeks out his brother, a professional criminal, and together they plan a heist. They get away with the money, but the police are right on their tail. To escape, they hijack an ambulance.

The camera work is dynamic, which helps the action scenes a lot, but that's a given with Bay. The scope of the film is rather small, yet it still ends up feeling pretty epic and grand. The thing is, this is just another heist flick with some cool action scenes and a couple of police chases. The execution is solid, but that's all there is.

The Island

2005 / 136m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
The Island poster

The Rock

1996 / 136m - USA
The Rock poster

The rock is a decent action spectacle, though not quite the level of bayhem I prefer. There's a little too much talking going on and the camera work isn't as vital and energetic compared to his later films. It's an amusing little action film, with fun parts for Cage and Connery, it's just a little tame when putting it next to Bay's other films.

Bad Boys

1995 / 119m - USA
Comedy, Action
Bad Boys poster


2007 / 144m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
Transformers poster

Pearl Harbor

2001 / 183m - USA
Romance, War
Pearl Harbor poster