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.
The 2002 movie was one of the first major films to feature a Marvel superhero, and it was an instant hit. Today, the effects are a little dated, but Tobey Maguire still shines as both Peter Parker and Spider-Man. Willem Dafoe is also a standout as Norman Osborn, who later goes over-the-top when he becomes the Green Goblin. This film showed that when you take the material seriously and stay faithful to its main concept (in this case, a superhero who has lots of flaws), audiences will respond to it.
Goldfinger was not the first James Bond movie released. However, the 1965 movie was the film that set the tone and formula that has been used for most of the Bond epics ever since. Sean Connery was never better at being 007 than he was in this flick. He runs into the evil Goldfinger, who loves gold so much he wants to break into the Fort Knox depository. Bond has to stop him, of course, but he has help from his many gadgets, his fully loaded Aston Martin DB5, and a number of women that he, um, assists. It’s still one of the best Bond movies and one of the best action movies on Hulu. You can also see many more Bond movies on Hulu as well.
5. Kill Bill Volume 1
The 2004 action movie from writer-director Quentin Tarantino is basically a love letter to Japanese and B-movie films. Uma Thurman plays an assassin who gets killed by her own teammates. At least, that’s what they think. In fact, she’s alive and is now out to kill every one of them. That includes their leader Bill, played by David Carradine. This movie plays with time a bit, but thankfully it’s never confusing. Look for an early and brutal fight between Thurman and one of her former teammates. Also look for an anime sequence that goes into the back story of another team member, played by Lucy Liu. Finally, there’s a massive sword and kung-fu fight in the end that’s like nothing you have ever see.
You can also see the second half of this massive epic, Kill Bill Volume 2, on Hulu.
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. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
If you are a fan of the original comics from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, then put those aside when you watch this 2003 movie adaptation. It only resembles the comics in concept only. Basically, it’s the Avengers of the late 19th century, with literary and pulp characters like Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man and more. They all team up to face a common foe who, naturally, wants to rule the world. It’s still a lot of fun to watch, and it’s also Sean Connery’s last film role, playing the famed hunter Allan Quatermain. It’s one of the best action movies on Hulu.
8. The Commuter
Liam Neeson has been a big action hero for some time. This 2018 film is just one example of how his older, but still dangerous, persona has shown up in movies. The Commuter has him playing a former NYPD cop who left the job to become an insurance agent. However, he has just been informed that he has lost his job, so he’s on his normal commuter train dealing with that news. However, things take a huge turn when a woman approaches him and tells him he will be paid lots of money if he finds a specific passenger on the train. Things, naturally, escalate from there. It’s an action thriller with more than a couple of twists.
9. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The 1982 movie is still the best Star Trek film ever made. It’s pretty easy to see why. The movie is a direct sequel to the Original Series episode Space Seed. Ricardo Montalbán played that episode’s villain Khan, a genetically engineered human who tried to take over the Enterprise. However, many years later, Khan and his group of supermen have returned, and its up to James Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the rest of the current Enterprise crew to stop him from taking a new device that could destroy an entire planet’s life. This is definitely one of the best action movies on Hulu.
10. Mission Impossible: Fallout
The Mission Impossible spy-action film series (based on the 1960s TV show) has had its ups and downs in terms of quality, but 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.