American action movies

List of the best American action movies selected by visitors to our site: Inception, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Gladiator, The Matrix, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Dark Knight, Braveheart, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Dark Knight Rises, Saving Private Ryan.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Inception (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersScammers, Spy
PlotDreams, Lucid dreaming, Adventure, Fight, Chase, Skirmishes, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleWorth watching, Interesting, Exciting, Smart, Disturbing, Action, Philosophical

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration03:21
CharactersWizards, Gnomes, Goblins, Orcs, Birds, Elves, Eagle, Friends, Warriors, Kings, Troll
PlotTime travel, Love, Fight, Magic, Chase, Betrayal, Witchcraft, Hiking trip, Fate, Adventure, Travel
StyleBest soundtracks, Atmospheric, Exciting, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Gladiator (2000)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.5)
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersGladiators, Warriors, Soldier, Heroes, Emperors
PlotRevenge, Power, Love, War, Betrayal, Intrigue, Adventure, Rivalry, Freedom, Slavery
PlaceRoman Empire, Spain, Mansions
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Fascinating, Interesting

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

The Matrix (1999)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Multi-part, Technology, Consciousness, Rivalry, Virtual Reality, Freedom
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Cyberpunk, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Deep Meaning, Exciting, Makes me think, Interesting, Philosophical, Spectacular

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPirates, Military
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Treasures, Sea battles, Love, Mystery, Chase, Mystery, Fidelity, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceSea, Ships, Uninhabited island, Islands, Prison, Mansions
Time18th century
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Exciting

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

The Dark Knight (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersSuperhero, Mafia, Psychopath, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Rivalry
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Worth watching, Exciting, Heavy

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Braveheart (1995)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.3)
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersWarriors, Heroes, Military
PlotRevenge, Death, War, Freedom, On real events
PlaceScotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleHeavy, Exciting, For men

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:17
CharactersRobots, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Chase, Time travel, Apocalypse, End of the world
PlaceLos Angeles, USA, Laboratory
StyleWorth watching, Gloomy, Exciting, Disturbing, Action, For men

Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:45
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Heroes, Criminals, Tough guys, Terrorists, Billionaires
PlotSurvival, Fight, Willpower, Love, Political, Mystery, Betrayal, Intrigue
PlacePrison, USA, Mansions
StyleDC, Gloomy, Exciting, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.6)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersSoldier, Friends, Military, Warriors, Snipers
PlotWar, Tanks, Death
PlaceFrance
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersInventors, Teens, Scientists, Partners, Losers, Musicians
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Adventure
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Smart

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersAliens, Military, Journalists, Friends, Warriors, Heroes, Soldier, Partners, Special Forces
PlotTime travel, Alien invasion, War, Death
PlaceLondon
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:08
CharactersDetectives, Police, Partners
PlotMystery, Investigation, Mystery, Adventure
PlaceLondon, England, Prison
Time19th century
StylePopular, Exciting, Fascinating, For men, Steampunk, Smart

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersPirates
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Magic, Freedom, Treasures
PlaceSea, Ships, Tomb
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Disney, Interesting

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.

Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, melodrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersCowboys, Scientists, Losers, Inventors
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Adventure, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Trains, Small cities
StyleExciting, Light, To cry

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.

Return of the Jedi (1983)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersAliens, Warriors, Heroes, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Death, Mystery
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, For men

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl. Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the dark side of the Force.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:11
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Scientists, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Rivalry, Supernatural, Superpowers
TimeFuture
StyleMarvel, Exciting

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersWarriors, Heroes, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Death, Mystery
PlaceSpace, Moon
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, For men

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice – Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring – the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes.

Heat (1995)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:51
CharactersCriminals, Thieves
PlotAdventure, Fight, Survival, Skirmishes, Rivalry, Obsession, Bank robbery, Robbery, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleAction, Disturbing, Atmospheric, Heavy, Exciting, Depressive, Tense

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.2)
Genreaction, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersArchaeologists, Fathers
PlotAdventure, Fight, Travel, Chase, Treasures
PlaceGermany, Tomb
StyleExciting, Fascinating

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.




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