The best action movies in which include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, rescues, and car chases. Here we have the best action-thriller, action-comedy, action-adventure movies of all time.

10. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is an action-comedy movie directed by Doug Liman. Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

 

The story follows a married couple who are assassins belonging to competing agencies and that they have been assigned to kill each other.

  • Initial release: June 7, 2005 (USA)
  • Director: Doug Liman
  • Based on:
  • Starring: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody
  • Music by: John Powell
  • Budget 110 million USD
  • Box office 487.3 million USD

9. Tomb Raider

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Tomb Raider (2018) is an action-adventure movie directed by Roar Uthaug Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu. It is based on the 2013 video game of the same name and is a remake of the Tomb Raider film series.
The story follows Lara Croft, who embarks on a journey to her father’s last-known destination, solving the mystery of his disappearance.

  • Initial release: March 2, 2018 (Germany)
  • Director: Roar Uthaug
  • Based on: Tomb Raider; by Crystal Dynamics
  • Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu
  • Music by: Tom Holkenborg
  • Budget 90–106 million USD
  • Box office 274.7 million USD

8. From Dusk till Dawn

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From Dusk till Dawn (1996) is an action horror movie directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Tarantino, and Juliette Lewis
The story follows criminal brothers who take a family as hostages in order to cross into Mexico, however, they find themselves trapped in a bar haunted by vampires.

  • Initial release: January 19, 1996 (USA)
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
  • Story by: Robert Kurtzman
  • Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis
  • Cheech Marin, Fred Williamson, Salma Hayek
  • Music by: Graeme Revell
  • Budget 19 million USD
  • Box office 59.3 million

7. Insomnia

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Insomnia (2000) is an American psychological action movie directed by Christopher Nolan. It is A remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same title, starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney.

The takes place in Alaska, where two Los Angeles homicide detectives investigating a murder in Nightmute.

  • Initial release: May 24, 2002 (USA)
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Based on: Insomnia by Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg
  • Starring: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney
  • Music by: David Julyan
  • Budget 46 million USD
  • Box office 113.8 million USD

6. Tenet

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Tenet (2020) is a science fiction action-thriller movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.
The story follows an agent who learns to manipulate the flow of time to prevent an attack from the future that threatens to annihilate the present timeline.

  • Initial release: August 12, 2020 (USA)
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki,
  • Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh
  • Music by: Ludwig Göransson
  • Budget 363.1 million USD
  • Box office 205 million USD

5. Gone Girl

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Gone Girl (2014) is an action-thriller film directed by David Fincher, it’s based on a 2012 novel of the same name. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, and Kim Dickens
The story follows Nick Dunne who becomes the prime suspect in the sudden disappearance of his wife Amy.

  • Initial release: September 30, 2014 (Buenos Aires)
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Based on: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
  • Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens
  • Music by: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • Budget 61 million USD
  • Box office 369.3 million USD

4. Zombieland: Double Tap

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Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) is a post-apocalyptic action comedy movie directed by Ruben Fleischer. It is a sequel to Zombieland (2009). Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone.
The story takes place ten years after their adventure at Zombieland, survivors Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock hunting down zombies while struggling with their emotional battles.

  • Initial release: October 9, 2019 (Taiwan)
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Based on: Zombieland film series
  • Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin
  • Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson
  • Music by: David Sardy
  • Budget 45 million USD
  • Box office 122.8 million USD

3. Alien

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Alien (1979) is a science fiction action horror movie directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto.The Alien and its accompanying artifacts were designed by the Swiss artist H. R. Giger
The story follows the crew of the space crew Nostromo, who encounter the eponymous Alien, an aggressive and deadly extraterrestrial set loose on the ship.

  • Initial release: Alien Resurrection (1997)
  • Directors:  Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Film series: Alien, Aliens, Alien3, Alien Resurrection, Prometheus,
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright,
  • Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto
  • Music by: Jerry Goldsmith
  • Budget 11 million USD
  • Box office 106.3 million USD

2. Heat

Heat (1995) is a drama action movie directed by Michael Mann, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Val Kilmer.[3] De Niro plays Neil McCauley Pacino plays Lt. Vincent Hanna.
The story is based on the former Chicago police officer Chuck Adamson’s chase during the 1960s of a criminal named McCauley.

  • Initial release: December 15, 1995 (USA)
  • Director: Michael Mann
  • Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora,
  • Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Val Kilmer
  • Music by: Elliot Goldenthal
  • Budget 60 million USD
  • Box office 187.4 million USD

1. Ocean’s Eleven

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Ocean’s Eleven (2001) is a heist action-comedy movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first part of the Ocean’s franchise, it is a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same title. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy García, Bernie Mac, and Julia Roberts.
The story follows friends Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan, who plan a heist of 160 million from casino owner Terry Benedict, the lover of Ocean’s ex-wife Tess.

  • Initial release: December 7, 2001 (USA)
  • Director: Gary Ross
  • Film series: Ocean’s
  • Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy García, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
  • Music by: David Holmes
  • Budget 85 million USD
  • Box office 450.7 million USD
The best action movies in which include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, rescues, and car chases. Here we have the best action-thriller, action-comedy, action-adventure movies of all time.

10. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

best action movies

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is an action-comedy movie directed by Doug Liman. Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

                         
  • Initial release: June 7, 2005 (USA)
  • Director: Doug Liman
  • Based on:
  • Starring: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie,
  • Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody
  • Music by: John Powell
  • Budget 110 million USD
  • Box office 487.3 million USD

9. Tomb Raider

best action movies
Tomb Raider (2018) is an action-adventure movie directed by Roar Uthaug Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu. It is based on the 2013 video game of the same name and is a remake of the Tomb Raider film series.
  • Initial release: March 2, 2018 
  • Director: Roar Uthaug
  • Based on: Tomb Raider; by 
  • Crystal Dynamics
  • Starring: Alicia Vikander,
  • Dominic West,
  • Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu
  • Music by: Tom Holkenborg
  • Budget 90–106 million USD
  • Box office 274.7 million USD

8. From Dusk till Dawn

best action movies
From Dusk till Dawn (1996) is an action horror movie directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Tarantino, and Juliette Lewis
  • Initial release: January 19, 1996 
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
  • Story by: Robert Kurtzman
  • Starring: Harvey Keitel,
  • George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino,
  • Juliette Lewis
  • Cheech Marin, Fred Williamson,
  • Salma Hayek
  • Music by: Graeme Revell
  • Budget 19 million USD
  • Box office 59.3 million

7. Insomnia

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Insomnia (2000) is an American psychological action movie directed by Christopher Nolan. It is A remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same title, starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney.

  • Initial release: May 24, 2002 (USA)
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Based on: Insomnia by
  • Nikolaj Frobenius,
  • Erik Skjoldbjærg
  • Starring: Al Pacino, Robin Williams,
  • Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney
  • Music by: David Julyan
  • Budget 46 million USD
  • Box office 113.8 million USD

6. Tenet

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Tenet (2020) is a science fiction action-thriller movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.
  • Initial release: August 12, 2020
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Starring: John David Washington,
  • Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki,
  • Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine,
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Music by: Ludwig Göransson
  • Budget 363.1 million USD
  • Box office 205 million USD

5. Gone Girl

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Gone Girl (2014) is an action-thriller film directed by David Fincher, it’s based on a 2012 novel of the same name. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, and Kim Dickens
  • Initial release: September 30, 2014 
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Based on: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Starring: Ben Affleck,
  • Rosamund Pike, Neil
  • Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
  • Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens
  • Music by: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • Budget 61 million USD
  • Box office 369.3 million USD

4. Zombieland: Double Tap

best action movies
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) is a post-apocalyptic action comedy movie directed by Ruben Fleischer. It is a sequel to Zombieland (2009). Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone.
  • Initial release: October 9, 2019
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Based on: Zombieland film series
  • Starring: Woody Harrelson,
  • Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin
  • Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson,
  • Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson
  • Music by: David Sardy
  • Budget 45 million USD
  • Box office 122.8 million USD

3. Alien

best action movies
Alien (1979) is a science fiction action horror movie directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto.The Alien and its accompanying artifacts were designed by the Swiss artist H. R. Giger
  • Initial release: Alien Resurrection 
  • (1997)
  • Directors:  Ridley Scott, 
  • James Cameron, 
  • David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Film series: Alien, Aliens, Alien3,
  • Alien Resurrection, Prometheus,
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney
  • Weaver, Veronica Cartwright,
  • Harry Dean Stanton,
  • John Hurt, Ian Holm,
  • Yaphet Kotto
  • Music by: Jerry Goldsmith
  • Budget 11 million USD
  • Box office 106.3 million USD

2. Heat

Heat (1995) is a drama-action movie directed by Michael Mann, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Val Kilmer.[3] De Niro plays Neil McCauley Pacino plays Lt. Vincent Hanna.
  • Initial release: December 15, 1995 
  • Director: Michael Mann
  • Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro,
  • Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora,
  • Amy Brenneman,
  • Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson,
  • Val Kilmer
  • Music by: Elliot Goldenthal
  • Budget 60 million USD
  • Box office 187.4 million USD

1. Ocean’s Eleven

best action movis
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) is a heist action-comedy movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first part of the Ocean’s franchise, it is a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same title. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy García, Bernie Mac, and Julia Roberts.
  • Initial release: December 7, 2001
  • Director: Gary Ross
  • Film series: Ocean’s
  • Starring: George Clooney,
  • Matt Damon,
  • Andy García, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
  • Music by: David Holmes
  • Budget 85 million USD
  • Box office 450.7 million USD

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