Top 50 Action Movies and TV Shows



1. The Boys (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.7
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A group of vigilantes sets out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 174,455

2. Mulan (2020)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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67 Metascore

A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong, Jet Li

Votes: 48,315

3. Cobra Kai (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.

Stars: Xolo Maridueña, Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler

Votes: 62,035

4. Tenet (2020)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.8
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69 Metascore

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Juhan Ulfsak

Votes: 103,787

5. No Time to Die (2020)

PG-13 | 163 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | Completed

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris

6. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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60 Metascore

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 175,576 | Gross: $90.82M

7. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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40 Metascore

A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 123,053 | Gross: $30.93M

8. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.3
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Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,706,507

9. The New Mutants (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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43 Metascore

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga

Votes: 9,896

10. The Batman (2021)

Action, Crime, Drama | Filming

The plot is unknown.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell

11. #Alive (2020)

TV-MA | 98 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.2
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The rapid spread of an unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive in isolation. It is his story.

Director: Il Cho | Stars: Ah-In Yoo, Shin-Hye Park, Hyun-Wook Lee, Bae-soo Jeon

Votes: 11,535

12. Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgård, Georgia Hirst

Votes: 402,993

13. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 603,618 | Gross: $700.06M

14. The Mandalorian (2019– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 189,119

15. Ava (IV) (2020)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis

Votes: 10,417

16. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.2
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36 Metascore

Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 48,998 | Gross: $38.96M

17. The Suicide Squad (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

Plot is unknown.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Margot Robbie, Taika Waititi, Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian

18. Project Power (2020)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.0
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51 Metascore

When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 51,794

19. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 2,010,155 | Gross: $292.58M

20. Money Heist (2017– )

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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An unusual group of robbers attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history - stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain.

Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 270,572

21. The Witcher (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Stars: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Mimi Ndiweni

Votes: 269,728

22. The Owners (2020)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A group of friends think they find an easy score at an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the owners, an elderly couple, come home early, the tables are suddenly turned.

Director: Julius Berg | Stars: Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Rita Tushingham, Jake Curran

Votes: 1,771

23. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Pedro Pascal, Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine

24. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 115,688

25. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 760,848 | Gross: $858.37M

26. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 126,299

27. Star Trek: Discovery (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

Stars: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman

Votes: 82,538

28. The Last Kingdom (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.4
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As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Ian Hart, Arnas Fedaravicius

Votes: 76,928

29. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Stars: Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 97,366

30. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 149,657

31. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 195,204

32. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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84 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,248,355 | Gross: $534.86M

33. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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60 Metascore

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Director: Cathy Yan | Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett

Votes: 141,008 | Gross: $84.16M

34. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 97,244

35. The Old Guard (2020)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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70 Metascore

A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 103,073

36. Peninsula (2020)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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51 Metascore

Sequel to the 2016 South Korean zombie film Train to Busan (2016).

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Dong-Won Gang, Jung-hyun Lee, Re Lee, Hae-hyo Kwon

Votes: 10,445

37. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance

6.0
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55 Metascore

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth

Votes: 72,323 | Gross: $115.10M

38. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Zach Tyler, Jack De Sena, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

Votes: 232,887

39. Unhinged (2020)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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40 Metascore

After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage.

Director: Derrick Borte | Stars: Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman

Votes: 5,889

40. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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81 Metascore

Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 442,844 | Gross: $92.05M

41. Freaks: You're One of Us (2020)

TV-MA | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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Tipped by a mysterious tramp, a meek fry cook discovers she has superpowers -- and uncovers an unsavory, vast conspiracy.

Director: Felix Binder | Stars: Cornelia Gröschel, Tim Oliver Schultz, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Nina Kunzendorf

Votes: 2,913

42. The Gentlemen (2019)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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51 Metascore

An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 182,678

43. Ford v Ferrari (2019)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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81 Metascore

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe

Votes: 256,714 | Gross: $117.62M

44. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 6,530

45. The Flash (2014– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the next Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes

Votes: 299,995

46. 21 Bridges (2019)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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51 Metascore

An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Stephan James

Votes: 39,974

47. Doom Patrol (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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The adventures of an idealistic mad scientist and his field team of superpowered outcasts.

Stars: Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser

Votes: 30,480

48. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 463,125

49. Black Widow (2020)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr., David Harbour

50. Casino Royale (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.0
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80 Metascore

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 571,525 | Gross: $167.45M


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