If you love fast fights, crazy car chases, and out-of-this-world action sequences, these are the best action movies to stream:
30. Wanted (Netflix)
Wesley is an office worker whose life is not going anywhere. His father is murdered, and he meets Fox, who recruits him into a secret society of assassins. Wesley is taught newfound abilities to the point where he feels like his life is now exciting and means something. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 71%.
29. Kick-Ass (HBO Max)
Kick-ass has an exaggerated style of violence and a ton of swear words. Teenager Dave decides to create a costume and reinvent himself as a superhero. He gets to work fighting crime and joins a father and daughter vigilante team to fight against a scheming mobster. This movie has a score of 76% on rotten tomatoes.
28. Bad Boys For Life (Fubo TV)
With all the twists and turns this movie takes, you will have at the edge of your seat. The wife and son of a Mexican drug lord embark on killing everyone involved in his trial and imprisonment, including Detective Mike Lowrey. A special tactical squad is formed, which means the old-school detectives must play nice with their new elite team. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 76%.
27. Gladiator (Netflix and Paramount TV)
The story follows Maximus Meridus, an army general and enslaved Gladiator in the Roman Empire. The movie features numerous Colosseum fights and brutal deaths but is very compelling storytelling. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 78%.
26. Birds of Prey (HBO Max)
The storyline follows Harley Quinn after her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a massive target on her back. She unexpecting has some allies on her side to fight against all the criminals that want her dead. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 79%.
25. Black Widow (Disney Plus)
Natasha, aka Black Widow, comforts her dark past when she unexpectedly encounters her sister, who is part of a dangerous organization. Natasha must deal with her history as a spy if she wants to bring down this organization. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 79%.
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24. The Old Guard (Netflix)
Mercenaries who are centuries-old immortals can heal themselves. Someone figures them out and is onto their secret, and they must protect their freedom. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 80%.
23. Lethal Weapon (Available to Rent or Buy)
Lethal Weapon has a huge number of recognizable one-liners and brilliant action scenes. It is about a mismatch between LAPD detectives who need to navigate their way working together as they solve a murder. Recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 80%.
22. Predator (HBO Max)
This movie is sci-fi horror meets action about an alien that hunts for sport. The Predator starts stalking an elite special forces team on a rescue mission. The film is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 80%.
21. Haywire (Peacock Plus)
Mallory is a highly trained operative for a government security contractor. Her missions take her to the most dangerous areas in the world. She is left for dead by someone in her agency when she successfully frees a hostage. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 80%.
20. The Bourne Identity (HBO Max)
The Bourne Identity might have fewer explosions than some of the other action movies. It makes up for it in hand-to-hand combat and gunfights. You combine it with amnesia and mystery with character development that supports the action. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 84%.
19. Deadpool (Disney Plus)
Wade is a former Special Forces Operative who now works as a mercenary. His world burns down when an evil scientist disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The experiment leaves Deadpool with healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 85%
18. Kill Bill Vol 1 (Fubo TV and Peacock Premium)
If you are in the mood for a blood bath movie, Kill Bill Volume 1 is the action movie for you. It is about an assassin’s ruthless revenge for killing her unborn baby and family members on her wedding night. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 85%.
17. Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney Plus)
Space adventure Peter Quill finds himself hiding from bounty hunters when he steals an orb from Ronan, a powerful villain. Peter has a mission to take down Ronan he forms a group with Rocket Raccoon, Treelike Groot, Gamora, and Drax, known as the destroyer. Not only filled with adventure but is packed with action scenes. There is an audience score on rotten tomatoes of 85%.
16. The Batman (HBO Max)
We have had lots of batman movies before, but this Batman movie is different. It is a dark theme with slow parts that lead to great action scenes. Batman tries to catch a sadistic killer leaving behind a trail of bodies. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 85%.
15. First Blood (HBO Max)
First Blood is the first in the Rambo series that follows John Rambo, a former Green Beret in the Vietnam War and wrongfully arrested by a dirty cop. There are massive explosions, giant guns, and warfare. Their score on rotten tomatoes is 86% recommended.
14. The Matrix (HBO Max)
The Matrix is not only a great film, but it has significant special effects. A movie filled with notable characters, quotable one-liners, and iconic scenes is a sci-fi masterpiece. It is recommended with a score of 88%.
13. Edge of Tomorrow (Available to Rent or Buy)
Tom Cruise stars in this action-packed sci-fi thriller movie that involves an alien invasion and looping time. They stand by a motto of life, die, and repeat as there are horrible deaths, battles with aliens, and massive explosions. The humans fight in a struggle to regain control of Earth. Rotten tomatoes are recommended with a score of 91%.
12. The Nice Guys (Netflix)
The Nice Guys is an action, mystery, and comedy, all rolled into one movie. It stars Ryan Gosling, who plays a private eye and is down on his luck in 1977 Los Angeles. He teams up with an enforcer who hurts people for a living to help a young woman that mysteriously disappears. Watching this movie is enjoyable and entertaining when you want to relax and have a good laugh. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 91%.
11. Jurassic Park (HBO Max)
Paleontologists Alan and Ellie and mathematician Ian are a select group chosen to tour the island theme park populated with dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While park owner John says the park is entirely safe, they find out otherwise when the predators break free and start to go on a hunt. This movie has a rotten tomato score of 92%.
10. Skyfall (Netflix)
Skyfall is one of the few movies in the Bond franchise bringing Bond’s storyline to an end. It still maintains the classic James Bond flavor with high stake chases, massive explosions, and all kinds of high-tech gadgetry. It was recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 92%.
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Amazon Prime and HBO Max)
This is the final installation in the Lord of the Rings saga. The action is intense as you see Frodo’s journey to destroy The One Ring. Rotten tomatoes are recommended with a score of 93%.
8. Thor: Ragnarok (Disney Plus)
Thor Ragnarok is filled with action from beginning to end. Thor races to save Asgard to stop his world’s destruction from his powerful sister’s hands. Recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 93%.
7. Speed (Peacock Premium)
Police officer Jack is trying to stop Payne when he takes hostages and attaches a bomb to a bus that will explode if it drops below 50 miles per hour. It is a perfect formula for an action movie. They are recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 94%.
6. Star War: The Empire Strikes Back (Disney Plus)
Arguably can be said it is the best of the original trilogy. The movie has brilliant storytelling and portrays significant story development for many of the characters. It is filled with just the right amount of action. Recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 94%.
5. The Dark Knight (HBO Max)
With the help of Batman allies, they have kept a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. A young criminal calling himself the Joker throws the town into chaos and begins the tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism. They were recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 94%.
4. Iron Man (Disney Plus)
Iron Man was the first release in the Marvel universe. Tony Stark develops mechanical weapons and tech to enhance himself and becomes a superhero. Not only filled with action, but you will enjoy the witty banter, visual effects, and the charismatic cast throughout the whole movie. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 94.
3. Avengers: Endgame (Disney Plus)
This is the ultimate superhero action-adventure movie. The Avenger team tries to figure out how to bring back their vanquished allies for their showdown with Thanos. An evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 94%.
2. MAD MAX: Fury Road (HBO Max)
Mad Max is a mix of apocalyptic landscapes, steampunk styling, and epic road battle that make an excellent mixture for an action movie. It is a compelling and visually dramatic telling of the collapse of civilization. It was recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 97%.
1. The Terminator (Fubo TV and Showtime)
An assassin who is a Terminator disguised as a human travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor. He is sent to kill Sarah because her unborn child will lead a revolution in the future. It is recommended on rotten tomatoes with a score of 100%.