If you love action movies, you will find plenty to watch if you subscribe to the Hulu streaming video service. There are lots of films to enjoy that have fast cars, explosions, fights, and sharp one-liners. While one or two may have some interesting and deeper themes, action films are usually just meant to entertain, and Hulu certainly has many of them to stream. Here’s a list of the top 10 best action movies on Hulu that are currently available. If you want to sign up for Hulu or get the Disney Plus-Hulu-ESPN Plus bundle, you can do so at the links below.
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Editor’s Note: We will be updating this list as more action movies are added to Hulu and others are removed from the service.
1. Wolf Warrior 2
One of the biggest box office hits of all time, Wolf Warrior 2 is an epic action movie that, if you live in the US, you most likely have never heard of. This 2017 film from China features Wu Jing (who also wrote and directed the movie) as a former Chinese Army army soldier who now works as a mercenary. In the movie, he has to protect a medical group in Africa from an opposing force of mercs, lead by “Big Daddy,” who is played by American actor Frank Grillo. The movie has tons of high-octane action set-pieces, and that’s thanks in part to the movie’s partnership with Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Marvel movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The duo consulted on the movie and even allowed their movie stunt team to help create the big action sequences. Wolf Warrior 2 ended up making $874 million, mostly in China, but you can catch this Hollywood-level action movie on Hulu right now.
This 2018 film wasn’t a huge hit at the box office, but it remains a pretty cool B-movie, full of action and horror. During WWII, just before D-Day, US troops parachute inside enemy lines on a secret mission. However, their goal to destroy a Nazi radio tower is quickly changed as the troops discover that the Nazis have been conducting experiments. Yes, its a WWII zombie movie, and it is a lot of fun to watch. It’s definitely one of the best action movies on Hulu.
3. The Dark Knight
This 2008 film changed the game for super hero movies. Director Christopher Nolan took the idea of making “just” a Batman film and turned it into not just an entertaining action movie, but also made it into a look into the post-9/11 world. The loss of privacy in the same of safety is one of the big messages of this movie. It’s also the showcase for Heath Ledger’s Academy Award winning role as the Joker. It’s one of the best Hulu action movies.
4. Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
The fourth movie in the M:I movie series (based on the 1960’s TV show) is once again a great showcase for Tom Cruise. He uses this film series to not only give us some great action films, but it gives him the opportunity to do things no actor does, at least physically. In this case, his Ethan Hunt character has to climb the tallest building in the world in Dubai. The rest of this 2011 action movie is pretty cool as well, with a daring break-in at the Kremlin, and a final battle in India to keep an evil villain from launching a nuclear war.
5. Spider-Man 3
This movie doesn’t get a lot of love from many fans or critics, but we think this 2007 super hero film has some redeeming qualities. We loved seeing Thomas Haden Church as the Sandman, and there are some pretty cool action sequences, especially at the end. Give it a try if you haven’t watched in a while, or ever. You might be surprised.
6. Super 8
J J. Abrams wrote and directed this 2011 sci-fi action film. When you watch it, you may think you are watching a Steven Spielberg movie, and that’s intentional. However, Super 8 is a bit darker than films like E.T. A government train, holding a mysterious creature, crashes near a West Virgina town. It’s up to a group of teenagers who are making their own sci-fi home movie to solve this mystery before more people get hurt.
7. Universal Soldier
This 1992 movie is pure 1990s action at its best. It’s one of the best action movies on Hulu. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren are two US soldiers who “die” during the Vietnam War. Decades later, they and other dead soldiers are revived to become mindless, and highly violent, weapons. However, Van Damme starts to remember his former life and escapes. Lundgren also begins to remember who he was beforehand, and he’s not a nice person. This movie’s main focus is the battle between two action movie icons, and it still works.
8. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
This 2011 film is the third movie in the Transformers franchise directed by Michael Bay. It’s also one of the most action-packed (and that’s saying something). From battles on the streets of Washington DC to a final invasion of Chicago, this movie doesn’t let up for one second. It’s not the best Transformers movie, but it is one of the best action movies on Hulu.
This 2018 spin-off of the Transformers franchise is more of a family film than the five previous movies in this series. It centers on Bumblebee, who is on the run on Earth in 1987. He befriends a human teenager, played by Hailee Steinfeld, and together they have to fight evil Decepticons and the US military, lead by John Cena. It’s more humorous and heartwarming, but it still has some great action set pieces. This is definitely one of the best action movies on Hulu.
10. Mission Impossible: Fallout
Yes, it’s our second Mission Impossible movie on this best Hulu action list. The 2018 release of the sixth M:I film may be the best movie yet in this series. Tom Cruise once again plays IMF secret agent Ethan Hunt, who in this mission (which he, of course, accepts) has to retrieve three plutonium cores that he and his team manage to lose. However, as with all of the M:I films, there are lots of double and triple crosses, and many surprises in store for Hunt and his team along the way. Henry Cavill makes us forget (well, almost) that he was Superman, as he plays a CIA agent sent to monitor Hunt’s team. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie keeps us interested with a variety of action set pieces, including a HALO jump, a chase through Paris and one of the best fights inside a bathroom we have ever seen. Oh, and Cruise actually flies a helicopter for the film’s final sequence. Yep, he does that.
These are the best action movies on Hulu you can currently watch. We’ll add more titles to the list once they make it to the streaming service.