Best Action Movies of 2021

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Best Action Movies of 2021
Best Action Movies of 2021
TOP Movies: Wrath of Man (2021), Free Guy (2021), Jungle Cruise (2021), Nobody (2021), The Virtuoso (2021), Black Widow (2021), Fast & Furious 9 (2021), Jolt (2021), Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021), Kate (2021), Dune (2021), The Marksman (2021), No Time To Die (2021), The Protege (2021), SAS: Red Notice (2021), Infinite (2021), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), The Suicide Squad (2021), The Vault (2021), Red Notice (2021).

List of Best Movies

 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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 7.1
 354K
Free Guy (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bank teller realizes he's a background character in an open world action game.
Style: humorous, feel good, heroic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, video game, game, gamer, heroes, internet, changing lives, programmer, code, bank teller, bank robbery, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo
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 6.6
 182K
Jungle Cruise (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Disney’s live-action adaptation of its iconic theme park ride.
Style: scenic, colourful, captivating, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, amazon river, explorer, treasure, amazon jungle, artifact, adventure, snake, amazon rainforest, expedition, traveler ...
Time: 1910s, future, 90s, year 1916
Place: brazil, london
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 7.4
 236K
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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 4.9
 7K
The Virtuoso (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lonesome stranger with nerves of steel must track down and kill a rogue hitman to satisfy an outstanding debt. But the only information he's been given is a time and location where to find his quarry. No name. No description. Nothing.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: hitman, mysterious character, hunt down, police, killer, life risking, murderer, murder, mystery, mission, murder mystery, criminal ...
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 6.7
 363K
Black Widow (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Natasha Romanoff, on the run from the government following her disobedience to the Sokovia Accords and for aiding Steve Rogers, finds herself on her own and is forced to deal with some of the red in her ledger.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: female assassin, superhero, female spy, superheroine, female protagonist, heroes, strong female lead, secret agents, female agent, tough girl, spy, female killer ...
Time: 2010s, future, year 2016, 90s, year 1995 ...
Place: morocco, russia, norway, ohio, budapest ...
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Fast & Furious 9 (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The next installment in the franchise.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, captivating, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street racing, car, car chase, car race, brother brother relationship, family relations, showdown, cia agent, family, chase, female spy, fight scenes ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, 80s ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), scotland, edinburgh scotland, tokyo, london ...
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 5.6
 30K
Jolt (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lindy is an acid-tongued woman with rage issues who controls her temper by shocking herself with an electrode vest. One day she makes a connection with Justin, who gives her a glimmer of hope for a shock-free future, but when he’s murdered she ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, feminist film, surprise ending ...
Plot: female vigilante, female assassin, female protagonist, cia, strong female lead, anger management, chase, murder, fight, anger, vengeance, cia agent ...
Time: 2020s
Place: new york
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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: navy, one man army, terrorism, prison fight, prison, tough guy, u.s. navy, police, soldier, warrior, swat team, gunfight ...
Time: 2020s
Place: syria, usa, langley virginia, atlanta georgia, pentagon ...
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 6.2
 59K
Kate (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After she's irreversibly poisoned, a ruthless criminal operative has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies and in the process forms an unexpected bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: assassin, female assassin, vengeance, female protagonist, murder, yakuza, murderer, poison, revenge, female serial killer, violence, race against time ...
Time: 2020s
Place: tokyo, japan, osaka japan
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 8.0
 597K
Dune (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure ...
Style: epic, suspense, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien planet, desert, outer space, space opera, messiah, prophecy, survival, spy, space wars, giant creature, destiny, premonition ...
Time: future, distant future, 2020s, contemporary
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 5.6
 33K
The Marksman (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jim Hanson’s quiet life is suddenly disturbed by two people crossing the US/Mexico border – a woman and her young son – desperate to flee a Mexican cartel. After a shootout leaves the mother dead, Jim becomes the boy’s reluctant defender. He ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: drug cartel, u.s. mexico border, mafia, life is a bitch, ranch, boy, murder, desert, sheriff, truck, chase, death ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, mexico, arizona, new mexico ...
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 7.3
 382K
No Time To Die (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: James Bond is retired and living a peaceful life, but after a visit from Felix Leiter, Bond must follow the trail of a dangerous new villain with never before seen technology.
Style: exciting, epic, suspense, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, cia, cia agent, secret service, crimes, infection, british intelligence, british secret service, 007, agent ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: jamaica, london, havana cuba, italy, norway ...
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 6.1
 31K
The Protege (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer. When Moody, the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and ...
Style: suspense, captivating, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: female assassin, revenge, female killer, hitman, vengeance, spy, drone, assassin, murder, chase, female protagonist, female mercenary ...
Time: future, year 1991
Place: vietnam, london, bucharest
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SAS: Red Notice (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An off-duty SAS soldier, Tom Buckingham, must thwart a terror attack on a train running through the Channel Tunnel. As the action escalates on the train, events transpire in the corridors of power that may make the difference as to whether ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: hostage, swat team, soldier, underground, terrorism, hostile takeover, special agents, hostage situation, runaway, ends with a wedding, sniper, commando mission ...
Time: 2020s
Place: georgia, london, england, english channel, paris france
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 5.4
 48K
Infinite (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Evan McCauley has skills he never learned and memories of places he has never visited. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, a secret group that call themselves “Infinites” come to his rescue, revealing that his memories are ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, tense, spiritual ...
Plot: reincarnation, russian roulette, schizophrenia, final battle, destruction, secret, final showdown, struggle, past life, secret society, shock treatment, woman kills a man ...
Time: year 1985, 2020s, 80s
Place: london, himalaya, scotland, north america, usa ...
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Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Zack Snyder's definitive director's cut of Justice League (2017).
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, suspense, epic ...
Plot: superhero, heroes, superheroine, batman, superhuman, superhero team, time travel, justice league, team, alien invasion, god, gotham city ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, iceland, london, paris france ...
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The Suicide Squad (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The continuing escapades of the Suicide Squad.
Style: entertaining, intense, feminist film, epic, funny ...
Plot: superhero, super villain, supernatural ability, fight scenes, female warrior, villain turns good, giant monster, alien monster, graphic violence, gory violence, extreme violence, violence ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c., louisiana, south america
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 6.4
 24K
The Vault (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When an engineer learns of a mysterious, impenetrable fortress hidden under The Bank of Spain, he joins a crew of master thieves who plan to steal the legendary lost treasure locked inside while the whole country is distracted by Spain's World ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, bank, bank robbery, master criminal, engineer, perfect crime, burglar, plan, secret plan, criminal heroes, assault, safecracking ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2010
Place: spain, madrid, london
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 6.3
 264K
Red Notice (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world's most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI's top profiler and two rival criminals, there's no telling what will happen.
Style: funny, tense, exciting, ridiculous, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, agent, art thief, interpol, ruse, thief, mission, criminal, wanted, money, fight, art ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: cairo egypt, egypt, italy, england, london ...
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Trigger Point (2021)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nicolas Shaw is a retired U.S. special operative who becomes part of an elite 'invisible' team that quietly takes out the worst villains around the world.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: secret agents, special agents, cia, cia agent, bodyguard, black ops, memory loss, assassin, traitor, murder, showdown, operation ...
Time: 2020s
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Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden, Bulgaria, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, ...
Style: exciting, buddy comedy, captivating, funny, surprise ending ...
Plot: hitman, killer, bodyguard, terrorism, adventure, torture chamber, female agent, millionaire, mission, woman with a gun, crimes, nun ...
Time: future, 2020s, 50s
Place: russia, italy, athens greece, rome italy, london ...
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Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In her turbulent life as a professional assassin, Sam has no choice but to go rogue to save the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl in the middle of the gang war she has unleashed.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, feminist film ...
Plot: female assassin, assassin, female protagonist, strong female lead, family in danger, female killer, mother daughter relationship, revenge, agent, criminal, murder, showdown ...
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sequel to the box-office hit film "Venom."
Style: psychotronic, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: superhero, monster, villain, alien monster, human versus alien, alien parasite, alien creature, experiment gone awry, revenge, heroes, alien, sociopath ...
Time: 2020s, 90s, year 1996
Place: san francisco, california, north america, usa, mexico
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Army of Thieves (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A prequel to Zack Snyder's upcoming Army of the Dead that is said to be 'international'.
Style: suspense, romantic, disturbing, captivating, funny ...
Plot: heist, zombie, safecracking, thief, zombie outbreak, bank teller, organized crime, sting operation, red herring, safecracker, interpol, safe ...
Time: 2020s
Place: europe, munich germany, berlin germany, prague, california ...
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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Plot unknown.
Style: feel good, light, sincere, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dragon, female warrior, kung fu, disney princess, tough girl, travel, female protagonist, creature, imaginary kingdom, sword, magic, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, asia, southeast asia
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 5.6
 40K
The Ice Road (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, an ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, dramatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold, truck driver, mine, rescue, snow, trapped, avalanche, mission, ice, driver, self sacrifice, survival ...
Time: 2020s
Place: canada, north dakota
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Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy finds himself pursued by two assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert determined to protecting him - and a forest fire threatening to consume them all. Download : ...
Style: suspense, captivating, feminist film, neo noir, psychological thriller
Plot: female protagonist, murder witness, survival, home invasion, strong female character, assassin, strong female lead, murder, forest fire, crimes, runaway, fire brigade ...
Time: 2020s
Place: florida, montana
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The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ordinary man is recruited by time travellers from 30 years in the future to fight in a war against deadly aliens.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: time travel, alien invasion, future war, alien, military, evil alien, soldier, fictional war, resistance, father daughter relationship, final battle, alien monster ...
Time: future
Place: miami, dominican republic, russia, north america, usa ...
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 6.2
 29K
Copshop (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On the run from a lethal assassin, a wily con artist devises a scheme to hide out inside a small-town police station. However, when the hit man turns up at the precinct, an unsuspecting rookie cop finds herself caught in the crosshairs.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: jail cell, con artists, gunfight, hitman, police, assassin, murder, small town, prison, rookie, arrest, policewoman ...
Time: future
Place: nevada
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