The 15 Best Action Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

Does your face light up at the sight of a thrilling car chase in movies? Are you easily entertained by fiery explosions and non-stop action sequences? Lucky for you, Amazon Prime has got you covered.

The streaming service offers a pretty impressive collection of titles, from Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible IV - Ghost Protocol to Jason Momoa’s action thriller, Braven. And if you enjoy a good fight sequence, there are also great options like Shanghai Noon and the classic Fist of Fury. Is your interest piqued? Read on to see 15 of the best action movies on Amazon Prime right now.

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1. ‘jungle’ (2017)

Inspired by the true story of Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg's trip into the Amazon rainforest, this gripping movie details his journey into the Bolivian jungle, where he and his friends struggle to survive. The talented cast includes Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell and Thomas Kretschmann.

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2. ‘gemini Man’ (2019)

In this action-filled thriller, Will Smith plays a skilled, 51-year-old assassin, Henry Brogan. After he retires from the Defense Intelligence Agency, he discovers a big secret, leading the government to hire a younger clone of himself to assassinate him. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

3. ‘bumblebee’ (2018)

Set in 1987, this movie follows 18-year-old Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), who receives an old yellow Volkswagen Beetle as a birthday gift. When she tries to repair it, however, the vehicle transforms into an Autobot that she nicknames "Bumblebee." When Bumblebee’s memories are restored, he realizes that he must save the planet from evil forces.

4. ‘the Peacemaker’ (1997)

George Clooney and Nicole Kidman team up as Lt. Col. Thomas Devoeas and Dr. Julia Kelly, who race to track down Russian nuclear weapons that go missing after a train collision. Before long, they discover that a dangerous terrorist named Dušan Gavrić (Marcel Iureş) has retrieved the weapons—and he's plotting a dangerous attack on New York City.

5. ‘the Lost City Of Z’ (2017)

Inspired by David Grann's book of the same name, it tells the fascinating true story of British explorer and archaeologist, Percy Fawcett, who vanished in 1925 during his expedition to find an ancient city. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland.

6. ‘gladiator’ (2000)

Set in AD 180, Gladiator follows Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), who seeks revenge after Emperor Marcus Aurelius’s (Richard Harris) son, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), kills the general’s family and seizes the throne. Prepare to see all the battle sequences.

7. ‘mission: Impossible Iv - Ghost Protocol’ (2011)

The infamous Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) are forced to go underground after getting implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin. As the president enacts the “Ghost Protocol,” Ethan must find a way to clear their name and stop another dangerous attack. As always, there’s no shortage of explosions and daredevil stunts.

8. ‘captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011)

Arguably one the best movies in the Marvel franchise, this installment follows Steven Rogers’ (Chris Evans) journey to becoming the famed Captain America. Set during World War II, the film sees Steve, who suffered a number of health issues, transform into a super soldier who leads the fight against a dangerous foe.

9. ‘fist Of Fury’ (1972)

The iconic Bruce Lee stars as Chen Zhen, who uses his martial arts skills to avenge the death of his master, Huo Yuanjia. Nora Miao stars as Yuan Li'er, Chen Zhen's fiancée, and Riki Hashimoto stars as Hiroshi Suzuki, master of the Hongkou dojo.

10. ‘eagle Eye’ (2008)

The lives of two strangers, Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) take a drastic turn when a mysterious woman starts to track their every move and control them through technology. Before they know it, they’re suddenly on the run as the country’s most-wanted fugitives.

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11. ‘train To Busan’ (2016)

It’s worth noting that this action horror is not for the faint of heart. In this terrifying thriller, a group of passengers find themselves trapped on a bullet train as a zombie apocalypse quickly spreads throughout South Korea, threatening the lives of everyone on board.

12. ‘shaft’ (2000)

Samuel L. Jackson is NYPD Detective John Shaft II, who sets out to investigate a racist incident that involves a severely beaten Black man. Packed with action and suspense, this one will definitely feel timely.

13. ‘tropic Thunder’ (2008)

In this brilliant satirical comedy, we follow Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson) and Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), a group of egotistical actors who are hired to make a Vietnam War film. But after they test the patience of their director (Steve Coogan), they’re left to fend for themselves in a dangerous jungle. Smart humor and action? Sign us up!

14. ‘american Animals’ (2018)

Based on a real heist that took place at Transylvania University in Kentucky in 2004, this crime docudrama follows four college friends who plan to steal a collection of rare and valuable books from their school's library. Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson star in this critically acclaimed film.

15. ‘shanghai Noon’ (2000)

In this martial arts Western comedy, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson play an unlikely team of heroes. Chon Wang, a Chinese imperial guard, works with Roy O'Bannon, a Western outlaw, to prevent a major crime from happening. From laugh-worthy moments to martial-arts sequences, there’s never a dull moment.

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