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The 16 best action movies on Hulu
If you love action movies, you will find plenty to watch if you subscribe to the Hulu streaming video service. There are many 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 16 best action movies on Hulu currently available.
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Best action movies on Hulu
Editor’s note: We will be updating this list as more action movies are added to Hulu and others are removed from the service.
Demolition Man (1993)
IMDb rating 6.7
Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes are perfect in this action-comedy. Stallone plays a cop who gets blamed for killing the hostages of Snipes’ evil terrorists. Both are sentenced to a new cryogenic prison, and both awaken in 2033, where everyone else is now politically correct to the extreme. Snipes wreaks havoc in this future, and it’s up to Stallone to stop him.
IMDb rating 7.5
Michael Keaton remains one of the best actors to put on the Caped Crusader’s mask. However, his debut as Batman and Bruce Wayne is topped by Jack Nicholson’s performance as the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker.
The King’s Man (2021)
IMDb rating 6.3
This 2021 prequel to the Kingsman spy action movies takes place during the First World War, where the new Kingsman organization has to stop the mad Russian monk Rasputin. Look for some truly insane action set pieces in this movie.
IMDb rating 7.8
Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer are excellent as the legendary Western gunslingers Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. They try to enforce the law in the town of Tombstone, Arizona, but they soon run afoul of a criminal outlaw gang. Look for lots of great Western gunfights in this flick.
Starship Troopers (1997)
IMDb rating 7.3
On the surface, this sci-fi action flick is just about Earth fighting off an army of alien bugs in the future. Below the surface, this satire has some good points about the dangers of fascism.
IMDb rating 8.0
This Marvel superhero gets adapted perfectly in this R-rated action-comedy. Ryan Reynolds is perfect as Wade Wilson, who gets turned into an immortal hitman, at the cost of a heavily damaged body. His goal now is to go after the people that made him this way. You can also watch Deadpool 2 on Hulu as well.
Boss Level (2020)
IMDb rating 6.8
This Hulu original action movie stars Frank Grillo as a retired soldier who keeps time-looping back to the day he was killed. He thinks he can break the time loop by going after a major criminal, played by Mel Gibson. This movie takes the time loop trope in some new directions.
IMDb rating 8.9
The classic Japanese anime movie is a must-watch for any action film fan. Its 2D animation still looks detailed and great, as we watch the story of a young man in a future Tokyo who starts to exhibit powerful psychic abilities.
The Nice Guys (2016)
IMDb rating 7.4
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling play an enforcer and private detective, respectively, in this movie set in 1970s Los Angeles. The two men reluctantly team up to find a missing woman, and run into some unexpected resistance in this excellent action-comedy.
IMDb rating 6.8
There’s no human villain in this action movie. Instead, it’s a massive runaway train that could kill thousands of people if it derails. Only Denzel Washington and Chris Pine can stop the disaster in this well-produced movie.
The Raid 2 (2014)
IMDb rating 7.9
This sequel to The Raid: Redemption may be one of the rare sequels that’s better than the original movie. It is also one of the best action movies on Hulu. Set hours after The Raid, the sequel shows the Indonesian police officer Rama (Iko Uwais) going full blast after the corrupt police officers that have been bought by the country’s crime syndicate.
Hell Hath No Fury (2021)
IMDb rating 5.3
This recent 2021 movie is set in World War II, and has elements of The Dirty Dozen and Kelly’s Heroes. A group of US soldiers force a French woman to lead them to a cache of gold. Of course, the Nazis also want to get to this treasure.
IMDb rating 6.4
The Predator alien race has been seen going to Earth to hunt humans. In this entry in the movie franchise, the aliens decide to ship humans to their own hunting preserve planet. However, they may have picked the wrong group of humans to hunt.
The One (2001)
IMDb rating 5.9
Jet Li plays two main roles in this sci-fi action film. One is a man killing his other selves in different parallel universes to gain power and become “the One.” The other is the last remaining version, and he has to stop his evil self from becoming whatever “the One” is supposed to become.
Charlie’s Angels (2000)
IMDb rating 5.6
The 1970s TV series was first rebooted with this comedic action film. Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu play the latest agents for the unseen detective Charlie. However, a simple case of corporate espionage turns into something more personal in this film.
10,000 BC (2008)
IMDb rating 5.1
From Roland Emmerich, the director of Stargate and Independence Day, comes this film set at the dawn of true human history, as a tribal leader tries to rescue his love from a rival tribe of hunters.
Here are a few more great action movies on Hulu that didn’t quite make our list:
- Stealth — An advanced fighter plane controlled by an AI takes matters into his own hands in this near-future movie.
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor — Brendon Frasier takes on a Chinese mummy threat, played by Jet Li.
- The Other Guys — Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play newly partnered cops in this action-comedy.
- Hitman: Agent 47 — Fans of the popular Hitman games might enjoy this movie adaptation.
- The Edge — Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin crash in the wilderness in this survival-action movie.
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.