The Best Action Movies Of 2023

2023 is proving to be an incredible year for high-octane action movies which is why we are ranking them from best to worst using votes from action film fans like you. From disaster films such as Gerard Butler's Plane to highly anticipated sequels like Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1. 2023 action movies are sure to top the best of last year with promising titles and franchise installments that audiences can't wait to see on the big screen. Now it's time to decide which of these movies deserves to be in the top ten and ultimately the number one spot. That's where you and your votes can help.

Vote up your favorite 2023 action movies and don't hesitate to vote down the films that you think others should skip, despite being fans of action flicks. You should also check back for upcoming and new action movies as they are added to the list upon being released. The other great part about this list is the Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and Paramount+ buttons below each film so you can stream them whenever you want.


  • Plane
    Video: YouTube
    15 votes

    Now that Gerard Butler has saved the president from a major assassination attempt in Olympus has Fallen, his family from an extinction-level event in Greenland, he must now save the passengers of his plane after crash landing in hostile territory.

    Pilot Brodie Torrance saves passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island -- only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When dangerous rebels take most of the passengers hostage, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare, an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI.
    • Actors: Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An, Tony Goldwyn, Daniella Pineda
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Jean-François Richet
  • Detective Knight: Independence
    Video: YouTube

    If you're a fan of the previous two Detective Knight films, you're definitely not going to want to miss the third installment in the franchise. Bruce Willis resumes his role as the titular detective who doesn't sleep well so everyone else can.

    Detective James Knight's last-minute assignment to the Independence Day shift turns into a race against time to stop an unbalanced EMT worker who's posing as a cop.
    • Actors: Bruce Willis, Jack Kilmer, Lochlyn Munro, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Willow Shields
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Edward Drake
  • Out of Exile
    Video: YouTube
    4 votes

    Out of Exile is a heist movie that keeps upping the ante from beginning to end. Peter Greene is definitely a highlight in this high-octane thriller.

    Recently paroled thief Gabe Russell is back at it again. After a botched armored car robbery turns up the heat from the FBI, he gets one last shot if he hopes to escape and provide a new life for himself and his estranged daughter.
    • Actors: Adam Hampton, Ryan Merriman, Kyle Jacob Henry, Karrie Cox, Jake "The Snake" Roberts
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Kyle Kauwika Harris
  • Jung_E
    Video: YouTube
    1 votes

    Science fiction action movies are some of the best movies of all time. So it's no wonder that the director and writer who brought us Train to Busan and Seoul Station would take a stab at this hybrid genre.

    In a post-apocalyptic near-future, a researcher at an AI lab leads the effort to end a civil war by cloning the brain of a heroic soldier -- her mother.
    • Actors: Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Gyeongsu, Kang Su-yeon
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
  • Shotgun Wedding
    Video: YouTube
    Darcy and Tom gather their families for a destination wedding, but the ceremony gets put on hold when gunmen take everyone hostage. Now, they must do everything they can to save their loved ones -- if they don't wind up killing each other first.
    • Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Coolidge, Sonia Braga, Cheech Marin
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Jason Moore