5 Best Action Movies of All Time You Must Watch

There are tons and tons of action films in the cinema industry. Among them, only some movies have good content and a perfect storyline to watch. Every action movie must need a strong character and a strong intention to fight the enemy. Without perfect characterization and proper story, can the audience connect to the movie?

So, we’ve listed out some of the greatest action movies that every movie lover should watch. Especially, if you’re an action movie lover, then you definitely cannot miss these epics films. I think you shouldn’t call yourself an action movie lover if you still haven’t watched these yet.

Before going into the list of best action movies of all time. Just to let you know that we didn’t include any movies relating to marvel or dc.

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1. John Wick

john wick

Hell Yeahh! John wick is the most loved franchise by the audience and film lovers. Everyone loved john wick films because of the characterization and insane stunt choreography. Keanu Reeves who portrayed as john wick did an excellent job. He became a social media star and many people love his humbleness and of course he is gentlemen. John Wick movies are so brutal and insane to enjoy thoroughly. It makes us stick to the screen.

Chad Stahelski, the director of the Johnwick franchise also a stuntman has done awesome choreography in the way everyone would freak out. In the same way, he has shown the storyline quite well and narrated it to the audience. As my personal taste, Johnwick is the most recommended acti0n franchise that I suggest to you. You will surely love JOHN WICK

Plot: John Wick, retired hitman seeks revenge for killingdog given by his recently deceased wife.

John Wick Franchise :

  1. John Wick
  2. John Wick: Chapter 2
  3. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum


2. Mission Impossible


Mission Impossible is probably the largest action franchise. It was started in the year 1996 and still, the franchise is ongoing. It is one of the most liked action series by the people too. The latest movie of this franchise is Mission: Impossible – Fallout which was a massive hit and loved by the audience. The sequel is currently in progress and scheduled to release in 2021 July 23. The reason why these films got a lot of hype  because of the actor Tom Cruise who is the main lead in this series. Tom Cruise is well known for his action movies and namely Mission Impossible Action Franchise. He is a great actor and has done spectacular stunts in the movies. Several directors for this franchise and one of them is Christopher McQuarrie who directed the latest movie and will also direct sequels as well. Regardless, you will enjoy thoroughly.

Plot: It follows the operations of the IMF’s main field team under the leadership of Hunt who is forced to take over after the team was betrayed from within during the first film.

Mission Impossible Franchise:

  1. Mission: Impossible
  2. Mission: Impossible 2
  3. Mission: Impossible III
  4. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  5. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout


3.Fast and Furious

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Fast and Furious / The Fast Saga is the largest action franchise and highest-grossing series at the box office following mission impossible. The first fast and furious installment was released in 2001 and the franchise is still going on aswell. It is one of the most loved franchises with an ensemble cast like Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sung Kang. However, in 2013, fast and furious and fans had to sustain the tragedy of paul walker which Fast & Furious 7 became his final performance.

Since the fast saga got a lot of hype and massive success. The franchise continues to exist. The ninth installment of this series is currently in post-production progress and scheduled to release in May 22, 2020, and it also has been said that that there is going to the final installment for this series. Also, it got a spin-off that was released in 2019 as Hobbs & Shaw.

Plot: The series concerned illegal street races, heists, and spies.

Fast and Furious Franchise :

  1. The Fast and the Furious
  2. 2 Fast 2 Furious
  3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  4. Fast & Furious 4
  5. Fast & Furious Five
  6. Fast & Furious 6
  7. Furious 7
  8. The Fate of the Furious




Terminator is one of the most loved and timeless sci-fi action movie franchise. The first installment came out in 1984. At that time, the film created a lot of hype and Arnold Schwarzenegger who was a professional bodybuilder became an action star with the terminator. The terminator franchise had potentially gained massive success from the box office. The most loved installment from this franchise is Terminator: Judgment Day which was directed by one of the visionary director James Cameron. Perhaps, this makes you watch terminator for sure. It is one of the best action franchises you can’t afford to miss. Terminator is an old franchise and the first franchise where you see lots of action and thrilling scenes. The series inspired so many filmmakers and several movies were influenced by the terminator. Therefore, Terminator always remains in the best action movie franchises list.

Plot: The battle for survival between the nearly extinct human race and Artificial intelligence

Terminator Franchise :

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  1. The Terminator
  2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  3. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  4. Terminator Salvation
  5. Terminator Genisys
  6. Terminator: Dark Fate


5.Mad Max

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Mad Max is one of the most popular action movie franchises in the cinematic world. It sets out in a post-apocalyptic world where humans struggle to get water. The first installment of this franchise came out in 1979. Among all mad max movies, Mad Max 2 and the latest Mad Max: Fury Road considered as the best movies from the series. In 2015, mad max fury road was greatly lauded by critics and audiences which may make you watch the film. The sequel to Fury Road is being delayed and currently in pre-production. According to some reports, the sequel tentatively named as Mad Max: The Wasteland. Although, recently, George miller who directed fury road announced a new prequel that explores the story of furiosa.


police officer in the future of Australia who is witnessing social collapse due to conflict and vital resource shortages. When his wife and child are killed by ruthless biker gang, Max kills them in vengeance and becomes lonely weirdo in the Desert.

Mad Max Franchise:

  1. Mad Max
  2. Mad Max 2
  3. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road

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  1. Hell yeah on including the Fast and Furious franchise! I always describe the series as “the movies are like when you’re a kid and are playing with hot wheels. Except they’re all real people.”

    Great post!

  2. I’m actually really glad you left out Marvel and DC, as there were so many great mentions! Plus I now really want to watch Mad Max: Fury Road again, as it was just so entertaining. I do think a lot of my faves seem to straddle the action/adventure side of things though with the Indiana movies and Kingsman.

    Quinn x

  3. I agree with John wick but that’s it 😋
    The list should totally include:
    Die hard
    Boondocks saints

    Okay I could keep going hehe

    Thanks for sharing

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