Fancy some explosions tonight? Amazon Prime Video has you covered. With a plethora of dystopian thrillers, war dramas and suspenseful epics, the streaming service has plenty of jaw-dropping and jaw-dropping action movies to watch. Here are 20 great action movies you can stream on Amazon right now.
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Dwayne Johnson takes on crime bosses on the beaches of Miami in this R-rated action comedy update of the popular 1990s TV show, starring Zac Efron.
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A farewell party turns deadly when a giant monster attacks New York City in this found images thriller produced by JJ Abrams, which follows six beautiful people as they attempt to survive the chaos and slaughter the monster that sows the city.
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After his wife and daughter are assaulted (and his wife died of the attack), a mild-mannered Manhattan architect (Charles Bronson) turns into a street vigilante delivering his own form of justice. in this classic crime thriller.
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Enemy at the Gates
Jude Law’s Russian sniper plays a deadly cat-and-mouse game with Ed Harris’s German sniper in this WWII action drama set against the bloody Battle of Stalingrad in 1942.
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The ghost and the darkness
This true story stars Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer as two game hunters who must stop Tsavo’s infamous man-eating lions from killing construction workers building a railroad in East Africa .
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Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery star in the first film in the long-running Highlander franchise, which sees Lambert’s Scottish warrior travel through time to save all of humanity from an immortal foe who wants to enslave the planet.
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Nerdy high school student takes his love of comics to the next level by becoming a superhero, despite the lack of superpowers or special skills. But when his embarrassing exploits turn him into a viral star, a true crime boss sees him as a new threat to his business.
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Steven Soderbergh assembles a star cast – Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank and more – for this southern heist film about two brothers plotting to rob Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Male marathon runner
A Columbia University history student (Dustin Hoffman) unwittingly discovers a shocking international conspiracy and finds himself the target of a Nazi war criminal played by Laurence Olivier.
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Harrison Ford’s first outing as Tom Clancy’s hero Jack Ryan sees the CIA agent pursued by an IRA member seeking revenge after Ryan kills his brother while stopping a terrorist attack.
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This geopolitical thriller stars George Clooney as an army colonel and Nicole Kidman as a nuclear expert who uncover a global plot after a train crash in Russia results in the explosion of a nuclear missile and the disappearance of a second lethal weapon.
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The perfect storm
Based on Sebastian Junger’s bestselling book, Wolfgang Peterson’s film tells the true story of a team of fishermen (led by stars George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg) whose boat was trapped in a unique weather event.
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Charlie Sheen plays the role of a young recruit who gives up her privileged place in college to volunteer in Vietnam. He quickly learns that he is just a number rather than a key player in the conflict, and he suffers a psychological breakdown after witnessing the massacre at the hands of his comrades.
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A quiet place
A family (led by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) silently navigates a post-apocalyptic world, stalked every moment by monsters who hunt their prey with a supercharged sense of hearing.
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Patrick Swayze plays the pragmatic bouncer of a small Missouri bar called Double Deuce, whose duties soon extend to protecting his new hometown from corrupt businessmen and violent criminals.
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The running man
In a 2019 dystopia, the United States is a totalitarian police state (sounds familiar to you?)
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GI Joe-style toys come to life in this irreverent action comedy, with Frank Langella and Tommy Lee Jones lending their voices as miniature action figures unleash all-out war in the home of an unsuspecting family.
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JJ Abrams reignited the popular sci-fi franchise with this thrilling 2009 reboot, starring Chris Pine as James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.
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Lightning and Lightfoot
Clint Eastwood plays a semi-reformed bank robber who hides in the American West as a small town preacher. When his identity is discovered as a bank robber Thunderbolt, he teams up with a young man named Lightfoot (Jeff Bridges) and his former gang to carry out one last big heist.
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Tom Cruise takes the freeway to the Danger Zone – with Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards in tow – in Tony Scott’s still impressive military action in 1986.
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