Action movies on Amazon Prime have always been a favorite for everyone, especially men. Almost everyone like this genre because this is a kind where you all can watch it with everyone at home. Amazon Prime Video is one such platform where you can get to see the end number of films with just a yearly subscription of a nominal fee.
Read on to know more about the best action movies on amazon prime video that we have set up for you. Do let us know your views in the comment section.
20. Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol
- Director: Brad Bird
- Writer: Josh Appelbaum,André Nemec
- Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton
- IMDb Ratings: 7.4/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94
After accusing Kremlin of a criminal assault on the US administration disavows Ethan Hunt, portrayed by Tom Cruise and the whole IMF (Impossible Missions Force) service, and the chancellor launches the Ghost Protocol. Chase should eventually restore the company’s reputation and avoid future assault after being compelled to go “over the network” — sans funds or assistance.
To make things even more complicated, Ethan (Tom Cruise) is tasked with completing the unachievable assignment with a gang of other IMF (Impossible Missions Force) that works in South America captives whose true objectives are unknown.
Author’s note- To be honest, this is a movie which many people like to watch because of Tom Cruise. He is known as the ‘action star’. It is full of action; includes numerous car chases.
- Director: Sam Mendes
- Writer: John Logan
- Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux
- IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63
Who does not like James Bond action films? Everyone does of course! But there are movies which are better than the other right? Therefore, here is Spectre for you with genre action. It can be easily found on the search bar of Prime Video.
James Bond discovers the existence of a deadly society known as SPECTRE upon conducting an illicit assassination. Bond goes on a solo quest to find his link to the party’s head and stop their worldwide monitoring infrastructure as M fights governmental powers to maintain the 00 division intact.
18. You Were Never Really Here
- Director: Lynne Ramsay
- Writer: Lynne Ramsay
- Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov
- IMDb Ratings: 6.8
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89
You were never truly yourself. Lynne Ramsay wrote and directed this 2017 proto spy thriller feature. It features Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman, John Kelly, and Judith Roberts and is based on Jonathan Ames’ 2013 book of the identical title.
Inside the movie, a congressman hires a traumatized soldier called Joe to discover and recover his child, who has just been abducted by an organization of bad guys, which Joe is ordered to eliminate by any necessary means.
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17. Blood On Her Name
- Director: Matthew Pope
- Writer: Matthew Pope
- Cast: Bethany Anne Lind, Will Patton, Elisabeth Röhm
- IMDb Ratings: 5.6
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93
For action thriller aficionados, this is a must-see. Every moment of this film was dedicated to the drastic turn you waited for without the use of genuine atrocity scenes. This movie is an instant cult classic. The narrative captivates you from beginning to end, demonstrating the intricacy of individual morality as well as the strength of passion! A woman’s desperate choice to conceal unintentional homicide spirals out of reach as her morality insists she delivers the deceased man’s corpse to his relatives.
16. The Tomorrow War
- Director: Chris McKay
- Writer: Zach Dean
- Cast: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons
- IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52
The alien invasion is something that is of quite an interest right? Read further to know about this movie, The Tomorrow War which is solely following the theme. This adventure stars Chris Pratt. This flick was directed by Chris McKay.
When a group of future time travelers tells people about a war they fight with aliens, Dan, a schoolteacher, vows to help them win so that his daughter’s future life can be secured. This movie depicts a lot about alien invasion and is excellent science fiction.
It’s an absolute masterpiece with a magnificent narrative telling a blend of action, excitement, emotions, and visually spectacular. It starts slowly but picks up after about 30 minutes; another plus is that this picture is designed for a theatre experience.
This film is appropriate for the whole family to see since the writer demonstrates strong family values, which are rarely seen in Hollywood films. With Chris Pratt as the protagonist, the picture generates a lot of intensity.
Author’s note- This one is highly rated by Amazon Studios. Do check out this film on Amazon Prime.
15. Fist of Fury
- Director: Lo Wei
- Writer: Lo Wei
- Cast: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien
- IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83
Bruce Lee is quite famous for his movies on Amazon Prime Video. This action thriller movie is sure to excite you. And as mentioned before, this thriller stars Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee die-hard fans should not miss this film. This movie has had a huge box office collection and the director is Lo Wei.
Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) has left China and traveled to Thailand to be with his family. Chen, who pledged to his mom that he should eschew bloodshed in his fresh life and even carries a bracelet to remember himself of his promise, is put to the test when he encounters conflict at work.
When he discovers that the factory where he works is a front for a drug cartel and that relatives of his family have been murdered by mafia leaders, he can no longer escape the fight and chooses to challenge his unscrupulous employer. This is one of the best action movies on Amazon Prime Video.
14. The Boondock Saints
- Director: Troy Duffy
- Writer: Troy Duffy
- Cast: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco
- IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28
This movie, The Boondock Saints is having somewhat touch of what you call a true story. This crime stars Willem Dafoe with many others. Norman Reedus directed this movie which comes in the category of both, based on true story and a ‘science fiction
Conner, played by Sean Patrick Flannery (also written as Sean Patrick Flanery), and Murphy (Norman Reedus), Irish Catholic twins or the MacManus Brothers, are moved by their beliefs to rid their community of wickedness with their particular kind of fanatical violence.
They emerge as divisive popular figures in the town as they track out and execute one prominent mobster and then another. However, an oddball FBI investigator named Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe) is going out of business on their bloody path. Having many intense fight scenes, this movie is sure to captivate all the die-hard fans out there.
13. The Big Boss
- Director: Wei Lo
- Writer: Wei Lo(screenplay)
- Cast: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien
- IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69
This action thriller movie shows us the famous Bruce Lee. The director(s) of this movie is Lo Wei and Wo Chia Hsiang. It also features Troy Duffy.
When the fresh guy demonstrates his martial abilities amid a workplace fight, the executives promote him to supervisor and promise him a conference with the bad guys, but whenever he learns of the business’s illegal activities, he takes off alone. One of the best sci-fi films out there, definitely worth trying where life and death are juggling here and there.
12. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
- Director: Sergio Leone
- Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone
- Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
- IMDb Ratings: 8.8
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97
This film is packed with adventure stars Lee Van Cleef and with the genre action. The director of this film is Sergio Leone.
A secretive foreigner, Joe (Clint Eastwood), and a Mexican criminal, Tuco (Eli Wallach), forge an uncomfortable connection in the Southwest during the Civil War: Joe brings in the criminal for the prize payment, then recovers him just before he is about to be hung.
When Joe’s gunshot at the gallows fails throughout one of their adventures, an enraged Tuco attempts to assassinate him. The guys re-team quickly, however, to defeat a vicious bandit and the Union troops, as well as discover $20,000 hidden in the sand by a warrior.
11. Mission Impossible- Fallout
- Director: Christopher McQuarrie
- Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
- Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames
- IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97
This film, Mission Impossible- Fallout is a complete package of what you all call a ‘genre action film.’ It includes so many packed fight scenes it; is an amazing thriller and is a must-see. To know more about the plot of the film, keep reading further.
To avoid a calamity of catastrophic dimensions, Ethan Hunt and the IMF crew partner up with CIA killer August Walker. Triple plutonium warheads will be used in a synchronized nuclear strike on the Vatican, Jerusalem, and Mecca, Saudi Arabia, according to weapons trader John Lark and a gang of terrorists branded as the Apostles. When the armaments go amiss, Ethan and his team have to sprint under the clock to save them from slipping into unwanted clutches.
10. The Matrix Resurrections
- Director: Lana Wachowski
- Writer: Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell, Aleksandar Hemon
- Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
- IMDb Ratings: 5.7/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63
Return to a world where there are two realities: regular life and what lurks beneath it. Mr. Anderson will have to choose to pursue the white rabbit once more in order to discover if his world is a construct and to fully know himself.
9. You Might Be The Killer
- Director: Brett Simmons
- Writer: Thomas P. Vitale, Brett Simmons, Covis Berzoyne
- Cast: Fran Kranz, Alyson Hannigan, Brittany S. Hall
- IMDb Ratings: 5.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60
Brett Simmons directed this film. When he starts remembering facts connected to his colleagues’ death, a counselor worries he’s the culprit. He goes to a graveyard to uncover the truth, but some other person beats him to it, with horrible effects. One of the best films covering psychological drama and thrillers.
8. King Kong
- Director: Peter Jackson
- Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
- Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody
- IMDb Ratings: 7.2
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84
Who has not heard this name in their early teenage years? Everyone has of course! The very famous Peter Jackson is the director of this film and it stars Jamie Bell.
The plot begins when the director Carl Denham and his team go from New York City to the eerie Skull Island to film a new feature in Peter Jackson’s sprawling adaptation of the 1933 blockbuster. After visitors arrive on the shore, dramatist Jack Driscoll and performer Ann Darrow are kidnapped by the gigantic gorilla Kong. While racing to save Ann, the team sees dragons and other monsters, and the actor develops a relationship with her primate prisoner.
7. The Lost City of Z
- Director: James Gray
- Writer: James Gray, David Grann
- Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
- IMDb Ratings: 6.6
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86
James Gray was the director of this flick which still has maintained its position as the most desirable movie to view. This stars many renowned faces like Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, etc.
Percy Fawcett, a British archaeologist, ventures into the Amazon around the turn of the twentieth century, where he uncovers traces of a heretofore undiscovered ancient society that would have otherwise once occupied the territory.
Upon being mocked by the academic community, which regards indigenous peoples as barbarians, Fawcett travels to his favorite jungle, accompanied by his loyal spouse, child, and assistant, to demonstrate his point.
6. Blade Runner
- Director: Ridley Scott
- Writer: Hampton Fancher
- Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young
- IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89
Ridley Scott directed this blockbuster. It features Harrison Ford, Sean Young, and others. Deckard (Harrison Ford) is compelled to return to his previous profession as Terminator Catcher by the local cops chief (M. Emmet Walsh).
His mission was to find and kill four fugitive Replicants who had landed on Earth from the outposts. Deckard visits the Tyrell Corporation before commencing the job, where he encounters Rachel (Sean Young), a Terminator female with whom he feels infatuated.
5. Minority Report
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Writer: Scott Frank, Jon Cohen
- Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
- IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96
Steven Spielberg was the director of this blockbuster film. The hero of this flick is Tom Cruise. John Williams is also playing a prominent role in this flick and it is always nice to see him. He has in total, 3 movies with Tom Cruise.
Minority Report is based upon a tale by renowned fantasy genre novelist Philip K. Dick, is an adventure novel that centers in 2054 Washington, D.C., in which police use psychic technology to capture and punish criminals while they execute their atrocity. Tom Cruise portrays the leader of this Precrime team, and he is the suspect of murdering a guy he never met in the distance.
4. Final Score
- Director: Scott Mann
- Writer: David T. Lynch, Keith Lynch, Jonathan Frank
- Cast: Martyn Ford, Gordon Alexander, Alexandra Dinu
- IMDb Ratings: 5.8/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71
Final Score is a 2018 British-American combat thriller film featuring Dave Bautista, Ray Stevenson, and Pierce Brosnan. The director is Scott Mann and the writer is David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch. When two mafia people abducted ex-soldier Michael Knox’s niece, he uses all of his capabilities to save her and maybe prevent a widespread scheme as well. This flick was invested upon by Saban films, under whose banner you can view it.
- Director: John McTiernan
- Writer: Jim ThomasJohn Thomas
- Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall
- IMDb Ratings: 7.8/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81
Predator is a 1987 futuristic fantasy thriller scary motion picture authored by siblings Jim and John Thomas and managed by John McTiernan. It features Arnold Schwarzenegger as the captain of an exclusive commando recovery squad on a quest to retrieve captives in the guerrilla-held area in the Central American jungle, who are stalked and hunted down by the ruthless Predator, a genetically superior extraterrestrial.
Author’s note- Arnold Schwarzenegger got various nominations for his role in this movie.
2. Now You See Me 2
- Director: Jon M. Chu
- Writer: Ed Solomon, Peter Chiarelli, Boaz Yakin
- Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson
- IMDb Ratings: 6.4/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34
This is a 2016 American theft action flick created by Jon M. Chu and written by Ed Solomon and Peter Chiarelli. It is the successor to Now You See Me, which was released in 2013, and the second episode in the Now You See Me franchise. The picture has a large array of talent, including Michael Caine and others.
The psychics renowned as the Four Horsemen, discover themselves in additional difficulty in Macau, China, following escape from a theatre production. The notorious performers are forced to seize a sophisticated microchip that can manipulate all of the globe’s largest systems by cunning technology genius Walter Mabry. Elsewhere, furious FBI analyst Dylan Rhodes plots his revenge on Thaddeus Bradley, the man he holds responsible for his dad’s passing.
1. Sherlock Holmes
- Director: Guy Ritchie
- Writer: Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Simon Kinberg
- Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
- IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6
Sherlock Holmes is a medieval adventure action thriller from 2009 that centers upon the same-named figure. On December 25, 2009, the drama was generally distributed in North America, and on December 26, 2009, it was distributed in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Pacific, and the Atlantic. The contemporary response to Sherlock Holmes has been mainly favorable.
When a series of gruesome executions terrorizes London, famed investigator Sherlock Holmes played by, Robert Downey Jr., and his eminent companion, Dr. Watson, played by Jude Law, are quick to track down the perpetrator, Lord Blackwood portrayed by Mark Strong.
Blackwood, a practitioner of the dark arts, has a larger plan in sight, and his assassination fits exactly into it. When Blackwood appears to resurrect from the dead, Holmes and Watson are thrown into a realm of occultism and odd inventions.
Author’s note- Robert Downey Jr has bagged multiple nominations and awards for this flick. It is a favorite for all the crim-suspense as well as action lovers. This one is quoted as one of the best action movies on Amazon Prime.
All of the movies listed here for you are at par with IMDb ratings. Utmost care has been taken to synchronize and arrange each movie with an apt description of the same for ease of access. However, ratings keep falling and increasing day by day, therefore, they might not always be the same.
There are various other action films that we have not added to the list. It includes Bloodsport by Jean Claude van Damme; Highlander by Christopher Lambert; The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, which lays a description of the Manchu Government and how it leads and follows the path of destruction; Paul Verhoeven played Robocop, which is one of the excellent science fiction movies on Amazon Prime Video.