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: suspense, exciting, entertaining, surprise ending, visually appealing and intense. Plot: gun, chase, violence, betrayal, shot to death, fight, shot in the chest, death, tough guy and murder. Genre: Action, Thriller and Crime. Country: USA, UK and Australia.
Best Action Movies
Best Action Movies
TOP Movies: The Equalizer (2014), The Matrix (1999), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), The Equalizer 2 (2018), Wrath of Man (2021), The Bourne Identity (2002), Jack Reacher (2012), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Taken (2008), John Wick (2014), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Taken 3 (2014), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), 6 Underground (2019), Nobody (2021).

List of Best Movies

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: exciting, brutal, tense, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: one man army, vengeance, gunfight, criminal's revenge, tough guy, murder, martial arts, hitman, assassin, crimes, revenge, rescue ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: sahara, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, north africa, usa ...
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 7.2
 367K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, lone hero, one man army, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, fighting crime, tough heroes, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, moscow russia, russia, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
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: thought provoking, philosophical, mind bending, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, alternate reality, virtual reality, philosophy, martial arts, hacker, post apocalypse, existentialism, gunfight, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, near future, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, conspiracy, cia, spy, secret agents, fighting the system, manhunt, secret service, escapades, corruption, memory, dark past ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: langley virginia, london, moscow russia, paris france, europe ...
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, harsh, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, assassin, one man army, tough guy, warrior, violence, revenge, bounty hunter, betrayal, gangsters ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new york, manhattan new york city
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, breathtaking, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, mission, terrorist, frame up, gunfight, top secret, courage, race against time, teamwork, undercover ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington state, dubai, hungary, russia, budapest ...
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 6.7
 157K
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, one against many, cia, warrior, ex military, tough guy, vigilantism, loner, vigilante, kidnapping, martial arts, slutty attitude ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, brussels, europe, north america, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 170K
Wrath of Man (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate ...
Style: suspense, humorous, psychological, non-linear, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, crime boss, lone hero, heist, fighting crime, gangsters, security guard, robbery, fight for justice, working undercover, ex soldier, murder of son ...
Time: 2020s
Place: los angeles, north america, usa
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: intense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, amnesia, secret agents, on the run, one against many, escape, tough heroes, car chase, cia, assassin, secret past, black ops ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, greece, mediterranean sea, langley virginia ...
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: breathtaking, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, cia agent, mission, conspiracy, rogue agent, tough guy, cia, secret agents, adventure, terrorism, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, austria, vienna, europe, morocco ...
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 7.0
 339K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: loner, sniper, investigation, ex military, murder, lone wolves, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, assassin, gunfight, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Style: ridiculous, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, espionage, secret service, secret organization, mentor, british, undercover, tough guy, chase, secret society, undercover agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, year 1997
Place: england, london, united kingdom, britain, kentucky ...
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 7.8
 598K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, vigilantism, human trafficking, one man army, revenge, chase, dark hero, father daughter relationship, lone hero, secret service, abduction, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, usa, north america
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 616K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, neo noir, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, vigilante, revenge, one man army, gangsters, lone hero, gunfight, assassin, tough guy, killer, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, intellectual, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia, conspiracy, amnesia, espionage, assassin, secret agents, tough heroes, on the run, one against many, tough guy, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, berlin germany, europe, napoli italy, manhattan new york city ...
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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, entertaining, fairy tale, dark fantasy, colourful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, date night ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, treasure hunt, treasure, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, disney, british empire, pirate ship, weirdo, pirate captain ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, outer space, heroes, adventure, space travel, good versus evil, teamwork, spacecraft, space and aliens, escapades, intergalactic, space opera ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1988, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien invasion, alien, changing the past or future, evil alien, invasion, soldier, military, repeated event, time paradox, space and aliens ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, paris france, united kingdom, europe, england ...
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, road movie, suspense, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, desert, distopia, chase, future dystopia, car chase, car, dark hero, on the run, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 192K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, kidnapping, murder, runaway, on the run, frame up, hostage, police investigation, framed for murder, crimes, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, santa monica california ...
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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: futuristic, exciting, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, distopia, virtual reality, alternate reality, chosen one, post apocalypse, man versus machine, warrior, freedom, technology gone awry, save the world ...
Time: future, distant future, 23rd century, 2000s, near future ...
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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: epic, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, alien, invasion, super powers, super strength, final battle, fight scenes, team, battlefield, superhero team, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 172K
6 Underground (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.
Style: suspense, exciting, funny, entertaining, psychotronic ...
Plot: chase, mission, spy, teamwork, fight, good versus evil, justice, deception, brutality, machismo, paranoia, courage ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: paris france, middle east, california, florence, new york ...
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Nobody (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a "nobody." When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch's unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, funny, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: one against many, martial arts, home invasion, vengeance, tough guy, one man army, gangsters, russian mafia, crimes, nightclub, assassin, family relations ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, pentagon
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The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, exciting, tense ...
Plot: bounty hunter, dark hero, good versus evil, revenge, duel, small town, murder, showdown, corruption, battlefield, violence, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1870s
Place: california, sacramento california
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 743K
Logan (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Style: emotional, harsh, suspense, surprise ending, bloody ...
Plot: superhero, fight scenes, mutant, super strength, lone hero, x men, death of protagonist, father daughter relationship, invulnerability, rage, immortality, road trip ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 21st century, 2020s
Place: north dakota, el paso texas, austin texas, mexico, usa
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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: philosophical, saga, futuristic, exciting, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, post apocalypse, future dystopia, chosen one, alternate reality, man versus machine, prophecy, oracle, rebel, fight ...
Time: future, distant future, year 2003, 23rd century, 2000s ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 306K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, revenge, lone hero, one man army, brutality, chase, kidnapped, vigilante, torture, violence, police chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, europe, usa, balkan ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 196K
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: mercenary, rescue mission, one against many, swat team, kidnapping, ex special forces, one man army, machismo, child abduction, death threat, jungle, tough guy ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, australia, mumbai india
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 183K
Upgrade (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that ...
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, surprise ending, experimental, neo noir ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, microchip, cyborgs, revenge, murder, super soldier, distopia, surgery, evil wins, super computer ...
Time: future, near future
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