best hollywood action movies that you must watch in 2023

Hollywood has always been ahead of the world in terms of creative film-making. Be it any genre: action, suspense, thriller, crime, horror or romance. We have seen them all. They have produced some amazing cult classics films in every genre, such as The Matrix, The Godfather, Conjuring, Titanic are only a few examples of their work. Therefore, we at wikibiotv.com have jot down a list of the top best Hollywood action movies that you should not miss in 2023. In fact, the listed action thriller movies have also topped the charts on IMDB platform.

Interestingly, the list comprises the best of old and new Hollywood action movies, which has redefined cinema and set a benchmark for the modern age film-makers from across the world.

So what are you waiting for…?

Get ready with your drinks and chips because these movies will get you thrilled with their action sequences in no time.

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List of Best Hollywood Actions Movies (Old and New)

1) Extraction 2

Extraction 2: Latest Best Hollywood action movie released in 2023
Main CastChris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa
Release Date2023
Runtime2h 2m
IMDB Rating7.0/10 based on 1,25,000 votes
DirectorSam Hargrave

Extraction 2 is the second instalment of the most popular American action thriller film ‘Extraction’, released in 2020. The film received a rating of 7.0/10 on IMDB, based on 1,25,000 user votes and 85% votes on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is full of action and fight sequences which makes its worth watching.

Tyler Rake who is just back from the Dhaka mission and decided to retire. But soon, he was approached by a mysterious man (Idris Elba) who came with a message that his (Tyler’s) ex-wife’s sister and her kids are held by her drug dealer husband in prison and their life is in big danger. Therefore, he needs to take on this mission to save the family and kids. Watch this super engaging action thriller film on Netflix.

2) Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond: Best classic action thriller film
Main CastLeonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly
Release Date2006
Runtime2h 23m
IMDB Rating8.0/10 based on 5,71,000 votes
DirectorEdward Zwick

Blood diamond is a best action adventure thriller film released in 2006. The film features Leonardo Di Caprio, Djimon Hounsou and Jennifer Connelly in the main lead. The movie received a rating of 8.0 out of 10 on IMDB with 5,71,000 user votes, says a lot about the content of the film. The film involves a lot of violent, gun firing and fire sequences which can be overwhelming for an average user. However, for a truly action enthusiast this is a must watch film even in 2023.

3) The Equalizer

The Equalizer: best hollywood action thriller film of all times
Main CastDenzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloƫ Grace Moretz
Release Date2014
Runtime2h 12m
IMDB Rating7.2/10 based on 3,96,000 votes
DirectorAntoine Fuqua

The Equalizer is the first action film from the Equalizer series released in 2014. The film is about a retired US Marine and DIA officer, Robert McCall, who is living a peaceful life in Boston. As soon as he came to know about his young prostitute friend ‘Alina’ is in danger. He takes on the mission to save her life from the Russian Mafia. The movie received a rating of 7.2 out of 10 on IMDB, based on 3,95,000 user votes. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua and features Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chole Grace Moretz in the main lead.

4) Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Terminator 2: Best action thriller film
Main CastArnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong
Release Date1991
Runtime2h 17m
IMDB Rating8.6/10 based on 1.1 million votes
DirectorJames Cameron

Arnold Schwarzenegger and action goes hand in hand, this sci-fi action thriller film will leave you in awe. From stunning graphics to the Arnold’s persona, everything will make you spellbound. Terminator 2 is 90’s made classic action film which has two Terminators. One’s job is the track and kill the Sarah Conner’s son ‘John’, while the other one has to protect. Terminator 2 is one of the top rated films on IMDB with 8.6 rating based on 1.1 million user votes.

5) Commando

Commando: Arnold's action movie to watch in year 2023
Main CastArnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Steven E. De Souza
Release Date1985
Runtime1h 30m
IMDB Rating6.7/10 based on 1,70,000 votes
DirectorMark L. Lester

Commando is a power packed action adventure film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in a special agent role. In this movie Arnold is playing the character of John Matrix, a retired army officer, who went on the mountains with his daughter. However, some criminals kidnap his daughter Jenny in search of revenge. Even though, he was received security from his army unit friend to protect Jenny, yet the kidnappers abduct both father and daughter. Soon the chief of the Kidnapping unit makes a deal with him to do a political assasination in return of his daughter Jenny’s freedom. John has no option but to accept his offer reluctantly.

6) Kill Bill

Kill Bill volume 1: cult action thriller film
Main CastUma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah
Release Date2003
Runtime1h 51m
IMDB Rating8.2/10 based on 1.2 million votes
DirectorQuentin Tarantino

Kill Bill is an action thriller movie which incorporates martial arts and sword fighting scenes. The story of Kill Bill is about a bride and ex-assassin ‘Beatrix’ who was betrayed by her colleagues and lover Bill who almost killed her on the wedding day. After four years she wakes up from coma and takes revenge from all the members of the squad who destroyed her life and killed her baby. Kill Bill Vol 1 is one of the best Hollywood action movies in history, which received an incredible rating of 8.2 on IMDB with over 1.2 million user votes.

7) Gladiator

Gladiator: Popular action thriller movie
Main CastRussell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen
Release Date2000
Runtime2h 35m
IMDB Rating8.5/10 based on 1.6 million votes
DirectorRidley Scott

Gladiator is the story of Roman empire where an emperor’s son got enraged when his father choose his General over him as his heir. Out of anger he kills his father and plans to kill the general’s family. Meanwhile, he pushes the General to slavery to train him as a common Gladiator. This epic action thriller released back in 2000 and received a top rating of 8.2 based on 1.6 million user votes on IMDB.

8) The Matrix

The Matrix: science fiction action thriller film
Main CastKeanu Reaves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss
Release Date1999
Runtime2h 16m
IMDB Rating/ Rotten Tomatoes8.7/10 out of 2 million votes
DirectorLana and Lili Wachowski

The Matrix is a sci-fi action thriller movie directed by Lana and Lili Wachowski, released in 1999. Computer programmer and hacker ‘Neo’ discovers the shocking truth about the machines that trapped the humanity inside a Matrix, Therefore, he join forces against machines, along with other people who got escaped from the Matrix. The film topped the IMDB charts with a rating of 8.7 with 2 million user votes.

9) Inception

inception: scifi thriller
Main CastLeonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
Release Date2010
Runtime2h 28m
IMDB Rating8.8/10 based on 2.5 million votes
DirectorChristopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan’s oscar winning Inception is a perfect sci-fi action film which revolves around Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a thief who has an ability to steal ideas from the people’s mind while they are asleep. However, this time instead of stealing, he has to plant an idea of the biggest heist in someone’s mind. Will he succeed in this task? Watch this science fiction thriller to know the complete story.

10) Leon: The Professional

Leon the Professional: top imdb rated Action thriller film
Main CastJean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman
Release Date1994
Runtime1h 50m
IMDB Rating8.5/10 with 1.2 millon votes
DirectorJoseph Kosinski

Leon: The Professional is an English language French action thriller film written by Luc Besson. The film released in 1994 and features Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman in the main lead. The film revolves around two primary characters Leon and Matilda. Leon is a professional hitman who reluctantly takes in 12 year old Matilda after her parents were killed by the drug mafia. Soon, they form a great bond and Matilda gets trained by Leon to become an assassin. This is one of the best hollywood action films which should not be missed. The film received a rating of 8.5 out of 10, based on 1.2 million votes on IMDB platform.

11) Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun Maverick: Tom Cruise action thriller film - Highest Tomatometer score and Rotten Tomatoes score.
Main CastTom Cruise, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly
Release Date2022
Runtime2h 10m
IMDB Rating/ Rotten Tomatoes8.3/10 and Tomatometer Score: 96%
DirectorJoseph Kosinski

Top Gun: Maverick is an American action drama film released worldwide in 2022. The film is the sequel of the original title ‘Top Gun’ that came out in 1986. The stars of the 2022 sequel are Tom Cruise, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly. The story is about Maverick confronting his past while training a group of Top Gun graduates for a dangerous mission. The movie is directed by Joseph Kosinski. The film received a rating of 8.3 on IMDB with over 6,29,000 user votes. Amazingly, the film also received 96% Tomatometer score and 99% audience score makes it a must watch.