Best Action Movies on Disney Plus

Best Action Movies on Disney Plus

Scouring Disney+ for some action-based flicks but still can’t find one? Well, you’ve arrived at the perfect place. We’ve collected the definitive list of the 30 best action movies on Disney plus that you can binge-watch right from the comfort of your couch!

Disney Plus has a ton of action movies that are worth watching. Whether it be a superhero series or a sci-fi action movie, a family-friendly adventure film, or a thrill-filled romp, you can find all this on the amazing streaming service – Disney+. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive into exploring the 30 best action movies on Disney Plus available for streaming right now that feature exciting stunts, fight scenes, groundbreaking challenges, etc.   

1. Avengers: Endgame (2019) 

  • Release Date: April 26, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
  • IGN: 9.5/10 
  • Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Leading Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

After the events of Avengers: Infinity War, when the giant Thanos ruins the universe with its power and evil. Tony Stark, stuck in a drifting space with no food or water, sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to decrease. Meanwhile, all the remaining Avengers, including Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner, must reunite to bring back their conquered allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who destroyed the planet and the universe. 

2. Logan (2017) 

  • Release Date: March 3, 2017 
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1/10  
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
  • Metacritic: 77%
  • Directed By: James Mangold 
  • Leading Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

As a result of the development of genetically modified plants intended to reduce the powers of mutants in 2029, the population of mutants finally decreases. Logan is frail and aging since his powers and healing prowess are broken and diminishing. He was now supporting the elderly Professor X and living the life of a chauffeur.

When a strange woman offered Logan to aid a young mutant named Laura, who was made from his DNA, despite his refusal to assist, he discovers that Professor X protects her from the evil Reavers. Laura is sought after by scientists and other evil characters who seek to imprison her because of her remarkable fighting skills. Now Logan must use his remaining abilities to defend Laura from the evil forces.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 

GotG 2014
  • Release Date: August 1, 2014
  • IMDB Rating: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%
  • Letterboxd: 3.8/5 
  • Directed By: James Gunn
  • Leading Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel(voice), Bradley Cooper(voice)

The 10th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy, is a story revolving around a team of space heroes known as the “Guardians of the Galaxy” led by the Brash space adventurer Peter Quill. Peter captures a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. Now the superheroes must team up to fight against Ronan the Accuser, who wants to purge the universe with the orb’s true power and its cosmic threat. 

4. Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool 2016
  • Release Date: February 12, 2016
  • IMDB Rating: 8/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%
  • IGN: 7.4/10 
  • Directed By: Tim Miller
  • Leading Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller

Ryan Reynolds portrays the role of Wade Wilson, who now works as a disfigured mercenary with enormous superhuman abilities. He has earned the moniker “Merc with a Mouth” due to his penchant for breaking the fourth wall for comedic effect and running puns.

During a life-saving procedure, Wilson is knocked out by an evil scientist who then uses his errant experiment to convert him into the immortal but ugly-looking Deadpool. Wilson develops quick healing abilities and a crude sense of humor. With the aid of his mutant companions Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, as well as his newly acquired skills, Deadpool tracks down the person who almost wrecked his life and, most crucially, his appearance.

5. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor Ragnarok
  • Release Date: November 3, 2017 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
  • Common Sense Media: 4/5
  • Directed By: Taika Waititi
  • Leading Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Marvel Studios released a superhero action film based on the character of Thor, who is kept in a prison on the other side of the planet, Sakaar. The series also introduces a powerful villain, Hela, who wants to destroy his home world and the Asgardian civilization. On the other hand, Thor discovers himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger, Hulk. 

6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 

Rogue One
  • Release Date: December 16, 2016 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 84%
  • Fandango: 86%
  • Directed By: Gareth Edwards
  • Leading Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk 

2017 American superhero film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story features Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) as an Empire’s lead engineer. Garen used to live happily with his family, which includes his wife and a young daughter, Jyn. But, the evil Orson Krennic takes Galen away from this beautiful family. After spending several years, he became Empire’s lead engineer for the most disastrous weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. As Jyn comes to know that his father has the key to the deadly weapon, she joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters who are on a mission to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.  

7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) 

SW Force Awakens
  • Release Date: December 18, 2015 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
  • Letterboxd: 3.4/5
  • Directed By: J.J. Abrams
  • Leading Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

As the name suggests, this epic space opera film plots the scenario when Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his young allies reunite again to face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order after the defeat of the Galactic Empire.  Rey is a tough scavenger from the planet Jakku who finds a droid that knows the whereabouts of the long-lost Luke Skywalker. Rey joins forces with Han and Finn to ensure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the location of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights. 

8. The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) 

The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • Release Date: August 9, 2019   
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 45%
  • Fandango: 96% 
  • Directed By: Simon Curtis
  • Leading Stars: Kevin Costner(voice), Milo Ventimiglia, Jackie Minns

 “The Art of Racing In The Rain” is a comedy-drama movie with amazing car-chasing scenes and stunts performed by a Formula One race car driver, Denny Swift. He figures out that the strategies needed on the racetrack can also be utilized to successfully navigate everyday life. Apart from his career, Denny has three beloved people in his family — his beautiful wife, their young daughter, and his best friend, which is a wise old dog that desires to be reincarnated into a human. 

9. Torn (2021)

  • Release Date: 2021 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%
  • Filmaffinity: 7/10
  • Directed By: Max Lowe
  • Leading Stars: Conrad Anker, Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Alex Lowe

A National Geographic sports documentary that focuses on the adventures, actions, and extreme climbing by chronicling the experiences of some of the world’s greatest extreme climbers. It includes the footage from the late 90’s when the legendary climber Alex Lowe lost his way alongside cameraman and fellow climber David Bridges in an avalanche on the slopes of the Tibetan mountain, Shishapangma.

10. The Greatest Showman 2017 

The Greatest Showman
  • Release Date: December 20, 2017  
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 56%
  • Filmaffinity: 4.8/5
  • Directed By: Michael Gracey
  • Leading Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Phineas Taylor Barnum is an American entertainer who grew up Orphaned in the early 1800s selling lottery tickets in his childhood.  P.T Barnum’s ambition and creative mind motivated him to open a wax museum. Slowly and gradually, the Barnum & Bailey circus featured catchy musical numbers, exotic performers, daring acrobatic feats, and never-seen-before live acts, which turned out to become the greatest show on Earth.  

11. Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 

  • Release Date: February 14, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 61%
  • Vudu: 4.5/5 
  • Directed By: Robert Rodriguez
  • Leading Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

In a future time period, Ido, a sympathetic cyber-doctor, discovers the abandoned Alita in the Iron City scrapyard and brings the comatose cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita first wakes up, she has no recollection of who she is or of the environment she is in. Ido makes an effort to protect Alita from the secrets of her strange background as she adjusts to her new life and the dangerous streets of Iron City.

12. Black Panther (2018)

Black Panther


  • Release Date: February 16, 2018   
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%
  • Facebook: 4.7/5 
  • Directed By: Ryan Coogler
  • Leading Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa returns home to Wakanda, an African country, to assume the throne. T’Challa, as his nation’s new king, is unexpectedly forced into a conflict that imperils both Wakanda and the rest of the globe. In order to defeat his enemies and protect the Wakandan populace, the young king must work with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross, members of the Dora Milaje, and other allies to unleash the full force of the Black Panther.

Note: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is getting released on November 2022, which is intended to be the sequel to Black Panther and the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

13. Cruella (2021)

  • Release Date:  May 28, 2021  
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 74%
  • 5/10
  • Directed By: Craig Gillespie
  • Leading Stars: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry

In the Disney crime comedy “Cruella,” Emma Stone played Cruella de Vil. Teenage Estella starts her life with a desire and dream to become a fashion designer before she transforms into a renowned and infamously fashionable evil. Running alone and hopeless through London’s streets, Estella encounters two thieves who are impressed by her penchant for mischief. When Estella befriends fashion icon Baroness von Hellman, however, things change around, and she becomes a rowdy and vengeful Cruella.

14. Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin
  • Release Date: July 30, 2018 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 72%
  • Facebook: 4.9/5
  • Directed By: Marc Forster
  • Leading Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael

American live-action/animated fantasy comedy-drama film– Christopher Robin is a tale about a working-class family man who is working hard and focused onto to give his family a great life; suddenly, he meets a childhood friend from his past named Winnie the Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. 

15. West Side Story (2021)

West Side Story
  • Release Date: December 10, 2021  
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%
  • Facebook: 4.8/5
  • Directed By: Steven Spielberg
  • Leading Stars: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose

A musical where Romeo and Juliet are connected with New York street gangs in the present era. Two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds are engaged in a turf war on the rough upper west side streets. When one of the gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister, the situation becomes complex.

16. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Antman and the Wasp
  • Release Date: July 6, 2018   
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87%
  • Letterboxd: 3.1/5 
  • Directed By: Peyton Reed
  • Leading Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña

The film features the superhero Scott Lang / Ant-Man, who struggles with the consequences of his decisions as a superhero and a parent. As he continues to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once more put on the Ant-Man suit and battle alongside the Wasp as the crew works together to unveil secrets from their past.

17. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

  • Release Date: May 10, 2018
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 69%
  • Letterboxd: 3/5 
  • Directed By: Ron Howard
  • Leading Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Star Wars character Han Solo made his debut in the 2018’s American space Western film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Young Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside a group of intergalactic smugglers and Chewbacca, a 190-year-old Wookie. The crew comes up with a risky plot to go to the mining planet Kessel and steal some expensive coaxium since they owe the mobster Dryden Vos. Solo, in search of swift transport, encounters Lando Calrissian, the dapper owner of the Millennium Falcon, the ideal ship for the perilous expedition. 

18. The Lion King (2019)

Lion King 2019
  • Release Date: July 19, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 52%
  • Letterboxd: 2.8/5 
  • Directed By: Jon Favreau
  • Leading Stars: Donald Glover(voice), Beyoncé(voice), Seth Rogen(voice)

The American computer-animated musical drama film– The Lion King is a story about a  young lion prince Simba. Simba looks up to King Mufasa, his father, and embraces his own royal destiny on the African plains. However, not everyone in the kingdom is happy about the birth of the new cub. The former heir to the kingdom and Mufasa’s brother, Scar, have his own intentions. Simba is ultimately exiled as a result of the betrayal, tragedy, and drama that soon engulfs the war for Pride Rock. Simba must now learn how to mature and reclaim what is properly his, with the aid of a strange pair of newfound buddies.

19. Captain Marvel (2019) 

Captain Marvel
  • Release Date: March 8, 2019  
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79%
  • 5/10
  • Directed By: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Leading Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

Brie Larson depicted the role of Carol Danvers in the 2019 American superhero film Captain Marvel produced by Marvel Studios. She’s one of the universe’s most powerful heroes who finds herself caught in the middle of a galactic conflict between her race and the Skrulls. She is a 1995 Earth resident who frequently recalls her previous life as American Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. Captain Marvel, with the help of Nick Fury, works to learn more about her background while using her unique superpowers to put a stop to the conflict with the malicious Skrulls. 

20. Cars 3 (2017) 

Cars 3
  • Release Date: June 16, 2017
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 69%
  • Common Sense Media: 4/5 
  • Directed By: Brian Fee 
  • Leading Stars: Owen Wilson(voice), Cristela Alonzo(voice), Chris Cooper(voice)

The iconic Lighting McQueen is forced out of the sport he loves by a new generation of lightning-fast cars. He goes to Cruz Ramirez, a bright young techie with her own strategies for success, in an effort to get back in the game. The No. 95 team is getting ready to fight on the grandest stage in Piston Cup Racing by drawing inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and taking some unexpected twists.

21. The Finest Hours (2016) 

Finest Hours
  • Release Date: January 29, 2016 
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 63%
  • TV Guide: 58%
  • Directed By: Craig Gillespie
  • Leading Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster

A severe storm divided the SS Pendleton in half on February 18, 1952, trapping around 30 seamen within the tanker’s sinking stern. Engineer Ray Sybert gallantly assumes leadership to plan a plan for his fellow survivors. Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff of the Coast Guard in Chatham, Massachusetts, receives notice of the tragedy and authorizes a risky rescue operation. Coxswain Bernie Webber boards a lifeboat with three men despite the severe weather in an effort to save the crew despite the improbable circumstances.

22. Pete’s Dragon (2016) 

Pete's Dragon
  • Release Date: August 12, 2016 
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%
  • Common Sense Media: 4/5 
  • Directed By: David Lowery
  • Leading Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley

Woodcarver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) entertains neighborhood kids with tales about a mythical dragon that dwells deep in the Pacific Northwest woods. When Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), his daughter, encounters Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who claims to live in the woods with a huge, amiable dragon, she begins to question whether these stories are true. Grace embarks on an investigation to determine the veracity of this incredible claim with the aid of a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence).

23. Jungle Cruise (2021)

Jungle Cruise
  • Release Date: July 30, 2021 
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 62%
  • Facebook: 4.5/5 
  • Directed By: Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Leading Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez

Dr. Lily Houghton begins his journey on a peril-laden mission to change the world alongside her fashionable brother, MacGregor. Dr.Houghton takes the help of the arrogant, wisecracking riverboat skipper, Captain Frank Wolff, to take her down the Amazon in his rickety boat. Together look for a legendary tree with healing powers, a discovery that will transform the future of medicine. But they faced a ruthless aristocrat on their way who threatened to put an end to their ambitious plans. 

24. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) 

Prince of Persia
  • Release Date: May 28, 2010 
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 37%
  • Metacritic: 50% 
  • Directed By: Mike Newell
  • Leading Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley

The Sands of Time, which grant mortals the ability to travel through time, are located in the sacred city of Alamut. A dagger that grants entry to the Sands is acquired by Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), the king of Persia’s adoptive son after he leads an assault on the city. After being charged with killing his father, Dastan flees with Tamina, a princess of Alamut (Gemma Arterton). The two must thwart evil powers from the ancient treasure while revealing who killed the monarch.

25. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) 

  • Release Date: October 18, 2019   
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 39%
  • Letterboxd: 3/5 
  • Directed By: Joachim Rønning
  • Leading Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson

Maleficent visits an imposing old castle to celebrate the impending nuptials of young Aurora to Prince Phillip. There, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law, a cunning queen who crafts a cunning scheme to exterminate the fairies of the region. However, Maleficent teams up with an experienced warrior and a bunch of outcasts in an effort to stop the queen and her mighty army.

26. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) 

Rise of Skywalker
  • Release Date: December 20, 2019 
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 52%
  • Walmart: 4.8/5 
  • Directed By: J.J. Abrams
  • Leading Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

The rebels must move quickly to learn the whereabouts of the wicked Emperor Palpatine once it is revealed that he was not killed by Darth Vader. Rey anticipates her eventual encounter with Kylo Ren as Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to foil the First Order’s plans to establish a new Empire. Therefore, this movie has certain flashing-lights moments that can irritate viewers who are sensitive to light.

27. Eternals (2021) 

  • Release Date:  November 5, 2021  
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 47%
  • Vudu: 4/5  
  • Directed By: Chloé Zhao
  • Leading Stars: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie 

After the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), an unanticipated tragedy forces the Eternals, ancient aliens who have been secretly residing on Earth for thousands of years, to team up against mankind’s most enduring foe, the Deviants.

28. Dumbo (2019) 

  • Release Date: March 11, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 45%
  • Letterboxd: 2.7/5 
  • Directed By: Tim Burton
  • Leading Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito

A former celebrity and his two children are hired by struggling circus owner Max Medici to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant born with disproportionately large ears. When the family learns that the animal can fly, it quickly establishes itself as the major draw, drawing sizable crowds and reviving the dilapidated circus. The magical prowess of the elephant also catches the eye of V.A. Vandevere, a businessman who wants to use Dumbo as the centerpiece of his most ambitious entertainment project.

29. Mulan (2020)

  • Release Date: July 24, 2020  
  • IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 73%
  • Common Sense Media: 4/5 
  • Directed By: Niki Caro
  • Leading Stars: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Gong Li

Liu Yifei, a Chinese-American actress and model portrayed the role of Mulan in this Disney+ action-fantasy drama film directed by Niki Caro. Mulan’s character is shown as a fearless young Chinese maiden who hides her real identity and appears as a male warrior and battles northern invaders in China to save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army. 

30. Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020)

Second-born Royals
  • Release Date: September 25, 2020
  • IMDB Rating: 4.9/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 57%
  • IndieWire: 1/5 
  • Directed By:  Anna Mastro
  • Leading Stars: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Niles Fitch, Isabella Blake-Thomas

A rebellious and stubborn princess is shocked to discover that she has abilities and is a member of a secretive organization with a long history of maintaining peace in the kingdom.

Wrapping up! 

I hope you enjoyed reading the spoil-free synopsis of the movies listed above! It’s a great way to kick off your journey towards binge-watching a plethora of best action movies on Disney+  from amazing production houses such as Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, etc. 

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