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, visually appealing, intense, surprise ending and entertaining. Plot: betrayal, gun, violence, fight, chase, murder, death, pistol, blood and danger. Genre: Action, Thriller and Adventure. Country: USA, UK and Australia.
Best Action Movies
Best Action Movies
TOP Movies: The Matrix (1999), 6 Underground (2019), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Jack Reacher (2012), Salt (2010), The Magnificent Seven (2016), Jurassic World (2015), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Inception (2010), Wrath of Man (2021), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), Escape Plan (2013), Live Free or Die Hard (2007).

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: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: one man army, gunfight, criminal's revenge, vengeance, tough guy, murder, shooting, danger, crimes, martial arts, assassin, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sahara, grand central station manhattan new york city, morocco, north africa, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.7
 1.7M
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: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, distopia, chosen one, philosophy, existentialism, man versus machine, alternate reality, mentor, virtual reality ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 150K
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, psychotronic, non-linear, surprise ending
Plot: street shootout, parkour, fight, mission, teamwork, paranoia, deception, courage, machismo, disguise, justice, brutality ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, paris france, florence, california ...
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, spy, espionage, mission, terrorist, courage, teamwork, top secret, frame up, female spy, save the day, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, mumbai india, seattle washington ...
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa
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, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, survival, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, car, brutality, danger, anti hero ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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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, captivating, semi serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural power, fight scenes, team, super villain, supervillain, superhero, super powers, magic, invasion, super strength, teenage superhero, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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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: exciting, suspenseful, ridiculous, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret organization, secret agent, undercover, espionage, secret service, british, undercover agent, mentor, tough guy, child spy, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s, year 1997
Place: england, united kingdom, britain, london, kentucky ...
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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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, chosen one, alternate reality, post apocalypse, man versus machine, virtual reality, rebel, precognition, save the world, prophecy ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, distant future, 2000s ...
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 7.0
 319K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ex military, investigation, loner, sniper, murder, lone wolves, crimes, drifter, dishonesty, frame up, female partner, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, baghdad iraq, ohio
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, heroic, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, friendship, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, battles, wizards, magical, elf, monster, sorcerer ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 303K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, cia, espionage, female spy, spy, double agent, strong female lead, secret service, secret agents, female assassin, cia agent, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, soviet union, ussr, russia ...
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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, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dark hero, battlefield, revenge, corruption, small town, violence, good versus evil, brutality, murder, criminal, deception, duel ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: sacramento california, california
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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, dark fantasy, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, sea battle, weirdo, treasure, british empire, fantasy world, gold, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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 7.0
 598K
Jurassic World (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, scenic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, dinosaur, animal attack, animal horror, adventure, tyrannosaurus rex, amusement park, theme park, island, genetics, survival, genetic engineering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: non-linear, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, vengeance, female assassin, female warrior, mentor, revenge, master warrior, death, sword fight, pride and honor, warrior, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: el paso texas, tokyo, japan, mexico
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Canada, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, humorous, tense, buddy movie ...
Plot: bodyguard, hitman, assassin, killer, two man army, on the run, chase, car chase, mercenary, one against many, criminal, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, united kingdom, amsterdam, manchester, manchester england ...
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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: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, freedom, alternate reality, man versus machine, chosen one, warrior, virtual reality, save the world, precognition, post apocalypse, resistance ...
Time: future, distant future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
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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, captivating, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien invasion, alien, changing the past or future, invasion, warrior, soldier, evil alien, deja vu, space and aliens, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, united kingdom, big ben london ...
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 8.8
 2.2M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, fantasy world, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, new york, tokyo ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 98K
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, non-linear, remake of french film
Plot: revenge, crime boss, robbery, fight for justice, heist, criminal, burglar, gunfight, fighting crime, gang, justice, crime investigation ...
Place: los angeles
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, corruption, danger, escapades, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, paris france, europe, london, united kingdom ...
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: female spy, terrorist, spy, hand to hand combat, plutonium, race against time, countdown, fistfight, terrorist group, rogue agent, cia agent, mi6 ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, kashmir, london, rome italy, france ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 234K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, outsmarting, prison escape, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, 80s ...
Place: usa, colorado, morocco, los angeles, new orleans ...
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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, one man army, lone hero, gunfight, police officer, bomb, chaos, heroes, hostage, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, new york, california
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 347K
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: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, hitman, heroes, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 190K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: serious, disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, runaway train, chase, race against time, train crash, save the day, helicopter, danger, determination, partners, chases and races, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california
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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, neo noir, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, warrior, hand to hand combat, bounty hunter, dark hero, manhunt, gun, tough guy, bandit, assassin ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 571K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, dark hero, gunfight, revenge, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 143K
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, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, neo noir
Plot: revenge, cia, ex military, warrior, murder, vigilantism, rape, kidnapping, martial arts, hostage, loner, unlikely hero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, boston, brussels, washington d.c., turkey ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 346K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airport, lone hero, fight scenes, christmas, airplane, terrorism, swat team, police officer, chase, save the day, mercenary ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1990, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
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