Best Action Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Action Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: exciting, surprise ending, suspense, psychotronic, intense and cult film. Plot: fight, gun, chase, danger, rescue, pistol, escape, explosion, violence and betrayal. Genre: Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Action Movies
Best Action Movies
TOP Movies: Tenet (2020), Night Hunter (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), The Matrix (1999), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Batman Begins (2005), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Die Hard (1988), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Black Panther (2018), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Deadpool (2016), The Dark Knight (2008).

List of Best Movies

 7.5
 249K
Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: cia agent, time travel, save the world, time, terrorist, espionage, time traveler, time paradox, apocalypse, airport, terrorism, time loop ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, norway, india, siberia, london ...
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 5.9
 14K
Night Hunter (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A police task force traps an online predator, only to discover that the depth of his crimes goes far beyond anything they had anticipated.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, profiler, tragic past, vigilante, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, fbi agent, investigation, psychopath, kidnap, pedophile, schizophrenic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, epic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural power, super villain, team, superhero, fight scenes, magic, supervillain, end of the world, battlefield, save the world, invasion, teenage superhero ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, chosen one, distopia, man versus machine, alternate reality, hacker, existentialism, virtual reality, save the world, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, batman, chaos and mayhem, explosion, double life, police detective, tragic villain, nuclear threat, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, italy, pentagon
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 8.0
 1.3M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, imaginary, teamwork, save the world, heroic mission, giant, evil alien, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and ...
Style: psychotronic, entertaining, epic, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: heroes, superhero, supernatural power, catastrophe, superhero team, spacecraft, time machine, army, alien, good versus evil, apocalypse, time travel ...
Time: 2020s, year 2012, year 1970, 2010s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, tokyo, san francisco, japan, norway ...
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Style: saga, futuristic, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, space travel, outer space, space wars, adventure, good versus evil, jedi, heroes, space and aliens, spacecraft, danger, space battle ...
Time: future, 2010s
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 8.2
 1.3M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, heroes, haunted by the past, disguise, fighting crime, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, himalaya, tibet, africa
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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Style: entertaining, intense, suspense, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: greek mythology, female protagonist, superhero, wonder woman character, strong female lead, princess, courage, immortal, superheroine, girl power, super strength, female warrior ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: cairo egypt, moscow russia, washington d.c., london, new york
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Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Peter Parker and his friends go on a summer trip to Europe. However, they will hardly be able to rest - Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of creatures that cause natural disasters and destruction throughout the continent.
Style: entertaining, comic, sentimental, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, heroes, teenage life, secret identity, superhuman powers, school trip, mutant, superhero, double life, escapades, illusion, love and romance ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: venice, europe, prague, tower bridge london, new york ...
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: comic, exciting, humorous, intense, suspense ...
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, disagreement, masked superhero, teamwork, costumed hero, teenage hero, brainwashing, ex soldier, police chase, death of father, escape ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 90s, year 1991
Place: romania, moscow russia, germany, vienna, russia ...
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego ...
Style: reboot, comic, psychotronic, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: supernatural power, superhero, teenager, mentor, costumed hero, high school, school, teenage life, moral dilemma, iron man character, tony stark character, spider man character ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., berlin germany, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventurer, holy grail, archaeology, artifact, map, escape, courage, father son relationship, ancient, underwater ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, year 1912 ...
Place: germany, venice, israel, jordan, alps ...
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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, man versus machine, master villain, save the world, supernatural ability, good versus evil, superhero team, androids and robots, imaginary, graphic violence, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, seoul, oslo norway, eastern europe, africa ...
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 8.2
 789K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, fbi, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, adventurer, treasure hunt, archaeology, artifact, escapades, journey, ancient, courage, good versus evil, treasure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, nepal, himalaya, south america ...
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 7.3
 621K
Black Panther (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, stylized, intense, cult film ...
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, technology, martial arts, king, warrior, panther, haunted by the past, spy, murder, loss of father, black hero ...
Time: future, 1990s, 2010s, year 1992, 20th century ...
Place: africa, oakland california, nigeria, south korea, london
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
Style: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: one man army, gunfight, criminal's revenge, vengeance, murder, tough guy, shooting, danger, crimes, martial arts, assassin, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, grand central station manhattan new york city, north africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, visually appealing, futuristic, scenic ...
Plot: star wars, space travel, rebel, rebellion, space battle, suicide mission, heroism, space opera, robot, jedi, female protagonist, spacecraft ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 898K
Deadpool (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new ...
Style: exciting, comic, dark humor, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, anti hero, superhuman powers, revenge, dark hero, anti heroes, mutant, immortality, supernatural ability, escapades, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 9.0
 2.3M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, batman, double life, good versus evil, organized crime, rivalry, super villain, dark hero, psychopath, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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 4.6
 2K
Vanguard (2020)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, danger, fight, hand to hand combat, contests and competitions, criminal, murder, mercenary, mercilessness, survival
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, future dystopia, time travel, save the world, post apocalypse, terminator, robot, artificial intelligence, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2020s, year 1995 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
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 6.0
 18K
Traffik (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
Style: sad, rough, suspense
Plot: sex trafficking, fight, escape, young couple, slave trade, death of loved one, violence, murder, death, human trafficking, kidnapping, blood ...
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 6.7
 152K
Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, swat team, one man army, human trafficking, ex special forces, chaos, kidnapping, sniper, child abduction, organized crime, death threat ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, alternate reality, post apocalypse, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, chosen one, mind control, precognition, save the world, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003 ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, colourful, entertaining, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: ship, adventure, pirate, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, british empire, treasure, ocean or sea, fantasy world, captain, boat, gold ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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 8.1
 284K
Ford v. Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, exciting, realistic, based on true events
Plot: racecar driver, car racing, racing, car, race, automobile racing, rise to the top, talented, car race, cars, ambition, fight ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the "classic Spider-Man mold", Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero. Until he learns by Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, that there is a multiverse, called the "Spider-Verse", in ...
Style: exciting, light, colourful, psychotronic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage superhero, superhero, secret identity, super powers, physics, teenage hero, alternate universe, giant monster, spider man character, giant creature, giant, teenager ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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