Action Movies: Top 350 Movies You Need to See

When it’s time for some intense entertainment, you can’t go wrong with action movies. In this film genre, you’ll find protagonists grappling with events that typically include fighting and violence (often through extended scenes) along with plenty of heart-stopping chases and physical accomplishments. Common action scenes in action movies include:

  • Car chases
  • Explosions
  • Fistfights
  • Shootouts

Top Action and Adventure Movies of All Time

The best movies in this genre keep viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. In our list of 350+ action movies, we cover classic, modern, and kid-friendly movies:

Scene from “6 Underground”

Scene from “The 39 Steps” 

Scene from “Per un Pugno di Dollari” 

Scene from “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” 

Scene from “Air Force One”

Scene from “A Knight’s Tale” 

Scene from “Aliens” 

Scene from “American Ultra” 

Scene from “Annihilation” 

Scene from “Ant-Man and the Wasp” 

Scene from “Apollo 13” 

Scene from “Assault on Precinct 13” 

Scene from “Atomic Blonde” 

Scene from “Avengers: Infinity War” 

Scene from “Back to the Future” 

Scene from “Bad Boys” 

Scene from “Bad Boys for Life” 

Scene from “Badlands” 

Scene from “Black Panther” 

Scene from “Blood on Her Name” 

Scene from “Bloodshot” 

Scene from “Bloodsport” 

Scene from “The Bourne Ultimatum” 

Scene from “The Bridge on the River Kwai” 

Scene from “Captain America: Civil War” 

Scene from “Captain Marvel” 

Scene from “Charlie’s Angels” 

Scene from “Colombiana” 

Scene from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” 

Scene from “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” 

Scene from “Deadpool 2” 

Scene from “D.E.B.S.” 

Scene from “Den of Thieves” 

Scene from “Django Unchained” 

Scene from “Doctor Strange” 

Scene from “Dragonheart” 

Scene from “Drive” 

Scene from “Dr. No” 

Scene from “Edge of Tomorrow” 

 

Scene from “Extraction” 

Scene from “Fast & Furious 6” 

Scene from “The Five Venoms” 

Scene from “Free Fire”

Scene from “From Russia With Love” 

Scene from “Ghostbusters” 

Scene from “Ghostbusters” 

Scene from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” 

Scene from “Gojira” 

Scene from “Goldfinger” 

Scene from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” 

Scene from “The Grandmaster” 

Scene from “Guardians of the Galaxy” 

Scene from “Hanna” 

Scene from “Hardcore Henry” 

Scene from “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” 

Scene from “Haywire” 

Scene from “Hero” 

Scene from “The Hunger Games” 

Scene from “The Hurt Locker” 

Scene from “Inglourious Basterds” 

Scene from “In the Line of Fire” 

Scene from “IP Man” 

Scene from “GoldenEye” 

Scene from “Jaws” 

Scene from “Johnny Guitar” 

Scene from “Jupiter Ascending” 

Scene from “Jurassic Park” 

Scene from “The Karate Kid” 

Scene from “Kick-Ass” 

Scene from “Kill Bill” 

Scene from “The Killer” 

Scene from “King Kong” 

Scene from “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” 

Scene from “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” 

Scene from “Lawrence of Arabia” 

Scene from “The Long Kiss Goodnight” 

Scene from “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” 

Scene from “Lucy” 

Scene from “Mad Max” 

Scene from “Mad Max: Fury Road” 

Scene from “Marvel’s The Avengers” 

Scene from “Metropolis” 

Scene from “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” 

Scene from “Mortal Kombat” 

Scene from “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” 

Scene from “The Mummy Returns” 

Scene from “No Country for Old Men” 

Scene from “The Old Guard” 

Scene from “Olympus Has Fallen” 

Scene from “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” 

Scene from “Once Upon a Time in the West” 

Scene from “One False Move” 

Scene from “Outlaw King” 

Scene from “Panic Room” 

Scene from “Paths of Glory” 

Scene from “The Patriot” 

Scene from “Ran” 

Scene from “Red Eye” 

Scene from “Resident Evil” 

Scene from “Return of the 36th Chamber” 

Scene from “The Right Stuff” 

Scene from “Rio Bravo” 

Scene from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 

Scene from “Run Lola Run” 

Scene from “Salt” 

Scene from “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” 

Scene from “The Searchers” 

Scene from “Set It Off” 

Scene from “Sin City” 

Scene from “Snowpiercer” 

Scene from “Spartacus” 

Scene from “Spider-Man: Homecoming” 

Scene from “Star Trek” 

Scene from “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” 

Scene from “Sucker Punch” 

Scene from “Superman” 

Scene from “Swordfish” 

Scene from “Tank Girl” 

Scene from “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” 

Scene from “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” 

Scene from “Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)” 

Scene from “Thor: Ragnarok” 

Scene from “Throne of Blood” 

Scene from “Time to Hunt” 

Scene from “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” 

Scene from “Total Recall” 

Scene from “Train to Busan” 

Scene from “True Grit” 

Scene from “The Twilight Samurai” 

Scene from “Underworld” 

Scene from “V for Vendetta” 

Scene from “Wanted” 

Scene from “War for the Planet of the Apes” 

Scene from “Widows” 

Scene from “Wonder Woman” 

Scene from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” 

If you’re inspired by these films and ready to start your career in action movies, you can further your education today. Learn more about acting and directing action movies and how you can improve your skills by applying to the Nashville Film Institute.