Hollywood action movies 2023

 2023 has been a great year for action movies, with both franchise-based and stand-alone movies. These movies provided all manner of intense shoot-outs and stunning fight choreography. And this year we have got a few genuinely satisfying vengeance as well as world-saving action films. 

 Here, we’ve assembled the best action movies of 2023.

Best action movies 2023:

Plane [Jan. 13]

must watch Hollywood action movies 2023

Actors: Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Daniella Pineda, Kelly Gale

Director: Jean-Francois Richet

About the movie: Releasing on Jan. 13, ‘Plane’ kicked off a great year for action movies. Plane is about a pilot named Brodie (played by Butler) who’s forced to make a crash landing on an island without his knowledge about the island. When they get out of the plane, the passengers and crew are taken as hostages by the insurgents controlling the island. So Brodie teams up with a passenger Louis (played by Colter) who is a murder-accused to rescue the hostages and get the plane back into the air. This movie is full of thrill, camaraderie, and action.

Rating: 6.5

Fast X [May 19]

must watch Hollywood action movies 2023

Actors:Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Momoa, Charlize Theron

Director: Louis Leterrier

About the movie: Everyone’s favorite action family returned with a bang in ‘Fast X’. 

The 10th movie of the Fast franchise has the biggest cast so far- Momoa, Larson, Moreno, and Theron among many others. It is not just action-packed, it is also emotion-packed. If you have watched all the previous movies of this franchise, while watching ‘Fast X’ you will feel like a member of this Fast family.

Rating: 5.8

Mission Impossible-7 [July 12]

must watch Hollywood action movies 2023

Actors:Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

About the movie: This action movie so good, apparently, they had to split it in two – MI-7 is the first installment of the 2-part story.

Like the previous movies of the franchise, we see Tom Cruise with many stylish stunts.  The movie also has Fallout stars Ferguson and Kirby in their badass roles. It has high-speed chase, actions, and suspense – which makes it an almost perfect action movie.

Rating: 7.8

John Wick-4 [March 24]

must watch Hollywood action movies 2023

Actors:Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Donnie Yen

Director: Chad Sthaleski

About the movie: Continuing the action saga that defines the genre, ‘John Wick 4’ is a non-stop action ride where action scenes are bound to keep you at the edge of your seat. Keanu Reeves is simply wonderful in the character of John Wick. An enthusiast of action movies must not miss this one.

Rating: 7.7

The Creator [Sept. 29]

best action movies 2023

Actors: Gemma Chan, Allison Janney, John David Washington, Ralph Ineson, Ken Watanabe, and Sturgill Simpson

Director: G. Edwards

About the movie: This sci-fi deals with the topic of the moment- Artificial Intelligence. Set during a future war between the human race and the AI, an ex-special forces member called Joshua (played by John Washington) is given a daring mission. He must find and eliminate the Creator, the architect of the AI-system. However, he finds that the world-ending weapon he requires to destroy, has taken the appearance of a girl. 

Rating: 7.1

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts[June 09]

best action movies 2023

Actors:Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Peter Cullen, Peter Dinklage

Director: Steven Caple Jr.

About the movie: It brings new factions of the living robot race (and the return of Optimus Prime). Despite the characters being familiar to the audience, this movie manages to keep the story unpredictable. This movie has all the elements of previous Transformers movies along with stellar CGI and wit-sharp one-liners.

Rating: 6.1

The Equalizer-3 [Sept. 01]

best action movies 2023

Actors: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Gaia Scodellaro, and David Denman

Director: Antoine Fuqua

About the movie: It is the continuation of the hit franchise Equalizer. In this part, the story revolves around former CIA operative Robert McCall at the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The movie is thrilling and action-packed. If you’re a fan of action thrillers and have not watched the previous two movies of the franchise, be sure watch them too.

Rating: 6.9

Heart of Stone [Aug. 11]

best action movies 2023

Actors:Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jing Lusi and Paul Ready

Director: Tom Harper

About the movie: This is one of best spy thrillers of this year so far. Here, we see Gal Gadot as a secret agent who’s the only person who can prevent the loss of her global peacekeeping organization’s most valuable asset. Indian actor Alia Bhatt has also played her role quite well.

Rating: 5.7

Napoleon [Nov. 24]

best action movies 2023

Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Venessa Kirby, Ludivine Sagnier, Ben Miles

Director: Ridley Scott

About the movie: Ridley Scott’s movie ‘Napoleon’ is a historical epic about the history of Napoleon Bonaparte. Written and directed by David Scarpa, it essentially focuses on the French leader’s rise to power and his relationship with Empress Joséphine. J. Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby are playing Napoleon and Joséphine, respectively. This movie is a perfect blend of action, thrill, and drama. Overall, ‘Napoleon’ is so fascinating,  especially for those who are interested in history.

Rating: 6.7

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