Top 2022-2023 Best Action Movie

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Here’s a look at some of the best action movies released in 2022 and 2023. This list includes a mix of big blockbusters, critical darlings, and some that flew under the radar

Please note: Streaming availability for movies changes frequently.

Please note: Act refer to Action

Blockbuster Hits

Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Action/Thriller 2h 11m

IMDb Rating: 8.2
After more than 30 years of service, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell must return to Top Gun to train a new generation of fighter pilots for a perilous mission. Confronting ghosts from his past, Maverick is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Paramount+, Amazon Prime Video with purchase/rent

The Batman (2022) Crime/Act 2h 56m

IMDb Rating: 7.8
In Batman’s second year of fighting crime, he uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family legacy while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler.
Likely Streaming Platforms: HBO Max

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) Sci-fi/Action 2h 19m

IMDb Rating: 8.3
This mind-bending film follows an aging Chinese immigrant as she’s swept into a crazy adventure to save the multiverse. She must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to stop a powerful threat.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Showtime, Hulu

RRR (2022) Action/Thriller 3h 2m

IMDb Rating: 8.0
A fearless Indian revolutionary and a British officer serving the crown become unlikely friends in this fictionalized, action-packed historical epic.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Netflix, ZEE5

Critical Acclaim

The Northman (2022) Act/Thriller 2h 17m

IMDb Rating: 7.1
This visually stunning Viking revenge saga follows a young prince on a brutal quest to avenge the murder of his father.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Amazon Prime Video with purchase/rent, Peacock

Prey (2022) Act/Sci-fi 1h 39m

IMDb Rating: 7.2
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, this film in the Predator franchise follows Naru, a skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Hulu, Disney+

Under-the-Radar Gems

The Woman King (2022) Act/Adventure 2h 15m

IMDb Rating: 6.7
Inspired by true events, this powerful historical action film tells the story of the Agojie, an all-female warrior unit who protected the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Availability may be region-dependent, check major platforms

The Gray Man (2022) Act/Thriller 2h 2m

IMDb Rating: 6.5
A skilled CIA operative known as Sierra Six uncovers dark agency secrets, becoming a prime target and triggering a global manhunt by ruthless assassins.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Netflix

Ambulance (2022) Act/Thriller 2h 16m

IMDb Rating: 6.1
A decorated veteran desperate for money gets talked into a bank heist that takes a wild turn. The brothers find themselves in an ambulance with a paramedic and wounded cop in a high-speed chase.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Peacock

Violent Night (2022) Act/Comedy 1h 52m

IMDb Rating: 7.0
A very different kind of Santa Claus (David Harbour) must step up to save a wealthy family when a team of mercenaries breaks into their estate on Christmas Eve.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Peacock

Bullet Train (2022) Action/Comedy 2h 6m

IMDb Rating: 7.3
Five assassins with connected missions find themselves aboard a speeding bullet train with lots of secrets and plenty of fighting. A quirky, fast-paced, action-comedy.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Netflix

Project Wolf Hunting (2022) Act/Crime 2h 1m

IMDb Rating: 6.5
A South Korean film with intense action as hardened criminals being transported on a cargo ship turn it into a floating battleground. Be warned, this one is violent and gory.
Likely Streaming Platforms: May require specialty streaming services that focus on Asian cinema.

Franchise Favorites

John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023) Act/Thriller 2h 49m

IMDb Rating: 7.4
Legendary hitman John Wick uncovers a path to defeating the High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe. Likely Streaming Platforms: Prime Videos

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) Act/Thriller 2h 43m

IMDb Rating: 7.7
Ethan Hunt and his IMF crew return in the seventh installment of this long-running spy action franchise. Expect high-stakes missions, incredible stunts, and globe-trotting adventure. Likely Streaming Platforms: Prime Video

Plane (2023) Act/Thriller 1h 47m

IMDb Rating: 6.6
A pilot crash-lands his commercial aircraft on a war-torn island, only to find himself caught between armed factions and facing a greater threat. Likely Streaming Platforms: Prime Video

Extraction 2 (2023) Act/Thriller 2h 3m

IMDb Rating: 6.7
Chris Hemsworth returns as black ops mercenary Tyler Rake, taking on another seemingly impossible mission with high-octane action sequences.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Netflix

Fast X (2023) Action/Crime 2h 21m

IMDb Rating: 5.9
The tenth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. Dom Toretto and his crew face a new threat with ties to their past. Expect over-the-top car chases and explosive action.
Likely Streaming Platforms: ZEE5, JioCinema, Prime Video, Apple TV

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre (2023) Act/Comedy 1h 54m

IMDb Rating: 6.8
Jason Statham stars in this Guy Ritchie action comedy. An elite spy must track down and stop the sale of deadly new weapons technology.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Prime Video, Apple TV

Shotgun Wedding (2022) Act/Comedy 1h 40m

IMDb Rating: 6.3
A destination wedding goes wildly off the rails when pirates take everyone hostage. The couple must forget their arguments and work together to save their families. Action and comedy blend in this one.
Likely Streaming Platforms: Prime Video, Apple TV

It’s challenging to get perfectly accurate OTT availability that changes quickly.

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