The best action movies of all time

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How many of us enjoy a good action film or two at times? Adrenaline-pumping plots that make you want to break into a car and enter a race, or join boxing.

While comedy and thriller might be mainstream genres, action is a constant genre, which is a mix of riveting storylines, exceptional cinematography, and magnanimous screen appeal. We love to watch Jackie Chan perform his famous stunts or see John Wick kill the perpetrators, it is because the sense of calm that follows the storm of thrills is a great experience.

Have a look at this list below to satisfy your retinas with the all-time best action movies out there.

Casino Royale

Casino Royale Official Trailer (2006) James Bond Movie HD

Year: 2006

Director: Martin Campbell

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

James Bond has to stop Le Chiffre, who is a banker from the world’s most dangerous criminal organization, and who should not be winning such high stakes at a poker game. He is being assisted by Vesper Lynd, a British Treasury agent in completing his task.


Alien (1979) Trailer

Year: 1979

Director: Ridley Scott

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Streaming On: Disney+Hotstar

The crew of a spacecraft called Nostromo intercepts an SOS signal from another planet and goes on to investigate it. However, they are terrified when an alien invades their ship. This franchise has six films.

Shaolin Soccer

Shaolin Soccer | Official Trailer (HD) - Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao | MIRAMAX

Year: 2001

Director: Stephen Chow

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

A Shaolin follower, who has been out of the game for years tries to assemble his five childhood friends so that they can use their martial art skills to play a special type of Football and make Shaolin Kung Fu gain worldwide fame.

Bruce Lee Enter the Dragon

Enter The Dragon | 4K Ultra HD Official Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment

Year: 1973

Director: Robert Clouse

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Lee is a Shaolin martial artist who helps British intelligence in an undercover mission. It is to nab Han, who is involved in sex trade and drug trafficking.

Mission Impossible

Mission: Impossible (1996) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Year: 1996

Director: Brian De Palma

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Streaming On: Netflix

Ethan Hunt is falsely accused of disloyalty as a spy via an unfortunate incident. He has to prove his innocence and reveal the real traitor without any support from his organization and people. Will he succeed as a one-man army?


Lucy - Trailer (Official - HD)

Year: 2014

Director: Luc Besson

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Streaming On: Netflix

Lucy unknowingly becomes part of a serious drug trade, where sinister individuals insert weird chemicals into her body. They give her unique abilities, which are used by her to exact revenge against the people who have wronged her.

Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick - Official Trailer (2022) - Paramount Pictures

Year: 2022

Director: Joseph Kosinski

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

The official synopsis of the film reads, “Thirty years of service leads Maverick to train a group of elite TOPGUN graduates to prepare for a high-profile mission while Maverick battles his past demons.”


Crank (2006) - Official Trailer

Year: 2006

Director: Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Chev Chelios a British assassin, gets a poison injection that demands him to keep his adrenaline levels high to stay alive for which he resorts to unruly means to stay alive until a cure is found. Will this need to stay alive put innocent lives at risk?

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Everything Everywhere All At Once | Official Trailer HD | A24

Year: 2022

Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Streaming On: Sony Liv

The official synopsis of this Oscar film reads, “A Chinese immigrant gets unwillingly embroiled in an epic adventure where she must connect different versions of herself in the parallel universe to stop someone who intends to harm the multiverse.”


The Matrix (1999) Official Trailer #1 - Sci-Fi Action Movie

Year: 1999

Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Neo is a computer hacker and programmer who has always questioned the reality of the world around him. His hunch gets verified when Morpheus, a rebel leader gets in touch and reveals the truth to him, opening a new world to him.

Star Wars

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Year: 1977

Director: George Lucas

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Streaming On: Disney+Hotstar

With multiple movies in the franchise, the first film’s synopsis reads, “Princess Leia gets abducted by the insidious Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker then teams up with a Jedi Knight, a pilot, and two droids to free her and to save the galaxy from the violent Galactic Empire.”


SKYFALL - Official Trailer

Year: 2012

Director: Sam Mendes

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Bond is at the top of his game when an ex-MI6 agent steals a hard drive that contains top-secret information to carry out a ploy against Bond. Because of this, Bond has to face his past in a bid to try and save his overseer.


Logan | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Year: 2017

Director: James Mangold

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Streaming On: Disney+Hotstar

Logan is pulled out of retirement when he needs to escort a young mutant named Laura to a safe space. However, when he meets other mutants who run from an evil corporation that runs human trials on them, he decides to take revenge.


Rambo (2008) - Official Trailer - Sylvester Stallone Action Movie HD

Year: 2008

Director: Sylvester Stallone

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Rambo helps a team of Christian missionaries cross the boundary and enter Burma to help the suffering villagers. However, the missionaries were captured by Burmese soldiers and Rambo needed to rescue them.

Mad Max

MAD MAX (1980) | Official Trailer | MGM

Year: 1979

Director: George Miller

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Max (Mel Gibson), an officer with the Main Force Patrol, launches a personal vendetta against the gang when his wife (Joanne Samuel) and son are hunted down and murdered, leaving him with nothing but the instincts for survival and retribution.

Kill Bill Volume 1

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Official Trailer - Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu Action Movie HD

Year: 2003

Director: Quentin Tarantino

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

An assassin is pregnant and is code-named “The Bride.” She gets into a coma for four years after her ex-boss Bill brutally attacks her by going against her. When she wakes up, she is driven by revenge on her ex-boss and his loyal associates.