Best American Action Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best American Action Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: exciting, psychotronic, surprise ending, visually appealing, intense and suspense. Plot: gun, fight, violence, chase, death, escape, rescue, betrayal, danger and explosion. Genre: Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi. Country: USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Best American Action Movies
Best American Action Movies
TOP Movies: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Avengers: Endgame (2019), The Avengers (2012), Ford v Ferrari (2019), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), The Incredibles (2004), Felon (2008), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), Deadpool (2016), The Matrix (1999), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Logan (2017), Black Widow (2021), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Traffik (2018).

List of Best Movies

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, time travel, future dystopia, robot vs. robot, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence, chase ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states, north america
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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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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: adventurer, archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, artifact, escapades, journey, ancient, courage, archaeology, treasure, secret place ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, nepal, himalaya, peru ...
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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, exciting, epic, humorous ...
Plot: heroes, superhero, supernatural power, army, time machine, catastrophe, spacecraft, superhero team, super powers, superheroine, alien, good versus evil ...
Time: near future, year 2012, 1940s, 2020s, year 1970 ...
Place: tokyo, new york, san francisco, new jersey, missouri ...
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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, heroic, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, imaginary, teamwork, monster, alien invasion, heroic mission, save the world, partners, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.1
 330K
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, race, racing, automobile racing, car, rise to the top, talented, car race, friendship, driver, cars ...
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, colourful, light, psychotronic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage superhero, super powers, alternate universe, teenage hero, superhero, secret identity, multiverse, physics, teenager, robot, spider man character, giant monster ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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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, outer space, space travel, jedi, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, spacecraft, danger, space battle ...
Time: future, 2010s
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The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, touching, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, disney, heroes, secret identity, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, family, disguise, family relations, parents and children, super strength ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: adventurer, treasure hunt, archaeologist, holy grail, archaeology, artifact, map, escape, courage, father son relationship, treasure, ancient ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, year 1912 ...
Place: germany, venice, israel, jordan, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 77K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, prison gang, fist fighting, life is a bitch, court, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life turned upside down, rivalry, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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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, captivating, intense ...
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, teenage hero, disagreement, masked superhero, teamwork, superhero team, comics, battles, brainwashing, showdown, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 90s, year 1991
Place: romania, moscow russia, germany, russia, eastern europe ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Style: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, captivating, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, sword fight, fantasy world, ship, supernatural, legendary, treasure, swashbuckler, magical, curses spells and rituals, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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, psychotronic, sentimental, surprise ending
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: teenage superhero, heroes, high school, school trip, teenage life, secret identity, superhuman powers, bodyguard, destruction, giant creature, spider man character, superhero ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: europe, venice, prague, tower bridge london, berlin germany ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 941K
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, stylized, parody, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, anti hero, anti heroes, superhuman powers, dark hero, mutant, revenge, dark humor, immortality, escapades, supernatural ability, immortal ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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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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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 ...
Is relevant ?
 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
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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, futuristic, scenic, exciting ...
Plot: star wars, space battle, space travel, rebel, rebellion, jedi, suicide mission, heroism, space opera, robot, spacecraft, female protagonist ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 8.1
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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: super strength, fight scenes, mutant, death of protagonist, superhero, lone hero, invulnerability, anti hero, protector, chase, immortality, rage ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: north dakota, usa, el paso texas, mexico
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 182K
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, exciting, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: female spy, strong female lead, female assassin, superheroine, heroes, tough girl, female killer, violence, kgb, russian, spy, marvel entertainment ...
Time: year 1995, 1990s, year 2016, 90s, 2020s ...
Place: russia, norway, budapest, morocco, cuba ...
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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: humorous, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, spacecraft, space travel, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, warrior, reluctant partners, save the world ...
Time: future, year 2014, 80s, 2010s, year 1988
Place: usa, missouri
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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
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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: comic, reboot, psychotronic, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: supernatural power, superhero, teenage superhero, teenager, super powers, technology, costumed hero, best friend, spider man character, mentor, school, teenage life ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., berlin germany, brooklyn new york city, new york, usa ...
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, supernatural ability, master villain, man versus machine, save the world, androids and robots, good versus evil, superhero team, graphic violence, imaginary, artificial intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, oslo norway, eastern europe, london, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 19K
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, slave trade, fight, escape, death of loved one, young couple, murder, death, kidnapping, human trafficking, blood, policewoman ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 817K
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, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem, fbi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 903K
Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, island, fantasy world, team, survival, animal attack, amusement park, theme park, natural disaster, tyrannosaurus rex, dangerous animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: costa rica, dominican republic
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 786K
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, hotshot hero, adventure, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, billionaire, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2012, year 1999 ...
Place: malibu california, california, tennessee, america, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 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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