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Best Hollywood action movies of all time

Wondering what to watch this weekend? Here’s a scoop for lovers of Hollywood action movies.

Best Hollywood action movies of all time

Posters of a few action movies. 

Last Updated: 08.52 PM, May 26, 2024


Do you love watching action movies? Do you want to experience an adrenaline rush with some high-octane actioners? From Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One to Captain America: Civil War, here’s a quick list of the best Hollywood action movies of all time. The list includes several movies, starring Tom Cruise. Have a look at the list below.

Top Hollywood action movies to watch on OTT

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One


Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the 2023 spy thriller Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One features Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. In this movie, Hunt and his IMF team are up against ‘the Entity’ which is a strong rebel artificial intelligence (AI). Cruise’s performance is amazing and so are the awesome action scenes that make this Hollywood action film worth watching.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Top Gun: Maverick

The 2022 action-drama film Top Gun: Maverick was directed by Joseph Kosinski with Tom Cruise portraying the lead role of Maverick, the naval aviator. The plotline follows Maverick as he trains a group of younger Top Gun graduates, including the son of his deceased best friend, for a dangerous mission. As one might expect, the film has incredible action scenes. Not only this, but the film has intense drama which will keep you hooked to the screens.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan directed the 2012 superhero film titled The Dark Knight Rises, which starred Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne. In The Dark Knight, terrorist Bane forces Bruce Wayne to don his Batman costume again after eight years in order to rescue Gotham City from being destroyed by a nuclear bomb. The Dark Knight Rises is an intense action movie that provides an entertaining ending to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

OTT Platform: Netflix

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is a superhero movie that released in 2016. The film is about a bill that forces those with superpowers to be answerable to the government in power. The government decides to sanction the Sokovia Accords, leading to a clash between Captain America and Iron Man. This movie is full of action sequences that you should not miss.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a superhero movie that came out in 2017.  Actress Gal Gadot played Wonder Woman, one of the main characters from the DC Comics series. Wonder Woman is tasked to end World War I, thinking that it was instigated by Ares, a traditional enemy of Amazons. This movie is full of women-led action sequences.

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

OTT Platform: Netflix

The Maze Runner

Based on James Dashner's novel, The Maze Runner is a dystopian science fiction film from 2014 that was directed by Wes Ball. The narrative takes place in an enigmatic glade that is encircled by a deadly maze that is always changing and home to creatures known as Grievers. When Thomas gets to this dangerous location, he has no memory of his past and joins a group of boys called Gladers. Thomas embarks on a risky journey with his fellow Gladers, driven by a determination to discover the secrets of the maze and make their escape. With its gripping storyline, thrilling action sequences, and memorable performances, the movie enthralls viewers and paves the way for an exciting franchise. 

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar

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