15 Best Action Movies on HBO Go

What are the best action movies on HBO Go? Well, keep reading and you will find out. If you are an action movie fan and HBO Go subscriber, this is the list for you. HBO Go doesn’t have an extensive list of action movies like Netflix does, but there is still a good selection of them to watch.

If you are in for some action flicks and you don’t want to waste your time browsing through HBO GO, check the list, it will surely help. The list will be regularly updated as new action movies are added or removed from this streaming service. That way you will always have the list you can go back to at any time and it will be a current one.

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So, without further ado, here is the list of 15 best action movies on HBO Go that you should add to your watchlist right now (ordered by release date):

1. Black Rain (1989)

Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura

The movie focuses on two New York detectives (played by M. Douglas and A.Garcia) who must transport a Yakuza gangster back to Japan. Once there, the Yakuza is freed by fellow gangsters and detectives Nick and Charlie are forced to explore the dangerous Japanese underworld. In their pursuit for the fugitive they will get help from Japanese detective Masahiro.

Black Rain has become a cult movie and it was a huge box office at the time, grossing over $134 million worldwide in front of a production budget of $30 million.

2. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis

In this action-horror flick Tarantino (who is also a screenwriter) stars with George Clooney as a pair of America’s dangerous criminals, Seth and Richie. They are on the run after a bank robbery and in order to get over the Mexican border they kidnap the Fuller family. Once they cross the border, they drive to a Mexican trucker bar to meet a local thug. It turns out that this is not a typical bar, but a place full of blood-sucking vampires. Now two criminals and their hostages need to team up in order to survive this horrible place. From Dusk Till Dawn has become a cult film.

3. Equilibrium (2002)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Starring: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson

In the future, after World War III, the world is ruled by a totalitarian regime who outlawed all forms of art and emotion. Feeling is a crime punishable by death. Citizens are forced to take a drug called ‘Prozium’ to repress their feelings. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is an elite government enforcer responsible for hunting down Offenders, an underground resistance to the system. Cleric’s life will completely change when he misses his daily dose of ‘Prozium’. He will become the one to overthrow the system. Bear in mind that there are some epic fight scenes in this one.

4. The Rundown (2003)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken

The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle) is one of the best Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson movies. He plays a “retrieval expert” hired by a mobster Billy Walker to bring home his son from Brazil. He needs the money to open a restaurant and get out of bounty hunter business. The problem is that the boss’s son doesn’t not want to go back. A lot of action and a lot of comedy in this one.

5. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu

Kill Bill is a Quentin Tarantino’s story about the deadliest assassin called ‘The Bride’ (Uma Thurman). Upon realizing she is pregnant, ‘The Bride’ decides to leave the business and assume a new identity. On the day of her wedding rehearsal she is gunned down by her boss Bill and his circle known as The Vipers. Unluckily for them she is merely comatose. After awakening from a four-year coma, she sets out on a revenge mission pointed towards her former master and his deadly squad of assassins.

The film was originally set for a single release, but with the runtime of over four hours, was divided in two. Both parts were a commercial success and both received positive reviews, with very high IMDb score of 8.1 and 8.0 out of 10.

6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Genre: Action, Comics Adaptation
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the fourth installment of the X-Men film series. It is also a spin-off prequel to X-Men and the first installment of the Wolverine trilogy.

The film recounts the story of James Logan’s childhood years, his relationship with his mutant half-brother and entering the Weapon X programme. Having come to terms with their mutant abilities, the two brothers wander the world for an extensive period of time, surviving catastrophes due to their extraordinary healing powers. What eventually separates them is their membership in Major William Stryker’s Team X, which will prove overbearing for Logan, prompting him to leave.

7. Faster (2010)

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace

Immediately after being released from prison, a man finds his Chevrolet and gun, picks up a list of names and starts killing people from the list. It is the list of men from the past who ambushed him and killed his brother. What he will soon find out is that a hitman is after him.

8. X-Men: First Class (2011)

Genre: Action, Comics Adaptation
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

X: First Class is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series, a prequel and soft reboot of X-Men (2000). The film’s success re-popularized the X-Men film franchise.

It set the story primarily in the 60s during Cuban Missile Crisis, and focuses on the relationship between Charles Xavier and Magneto, and the origin of their groups.

9. Premium Rush (2012)

Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: David Koepp
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez

Wilee (Gordon-Levitt) is a fearless bicycle messenger working in Manhattan together with 1,500 other bike couriers. He has a special featherweight bike with one gear and no brakes, risking his head every time he heads into traffic. Things will become much more dangerous when a crooked cop starts chasing him throughout the city.

10. 2 Guns (2013)

Genre: Action, Comedy
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton

DEA agent Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) both work undercover, without being aware of each other’s roles. They act as criminals robbing the bank, when in fact they are both working to take down a Mexican drug cartel. The real problems begin when the Mexican cartel and their superiors go after them.

11. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Genre: Action, Comics Adaptation
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman

It’s the seventh installment of the X-Men film series and a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Wolverine (2013).

When powerful robots known as Sentinels kill many mutants and all the humans that tried to help them, the X-men company gathers in a Chinese monastery to devise a plan for survival. They find out that the way to do it is by going back to the past and stopping Mystique’s attempt to murder the Sentinels’ creator. The only problem is that nobody can travel through time right now because of the terrifying consequences that would follow – except for Wolverine.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is the second-best reviewed film in the X-Men film series following Logan. The film earned over $747 million worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing film in the series behind Deadpool, and Deadpool 2.

12. Aquaman (2018)

Genre: Action, Comics Adaptation
Director: James Wan
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe

Born from a queen of the underwater people and a human father, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) will discover that he holds a claim to the Atlantis kingdom deep under the waters. Unfortunately, the kingdom is being ruled by his malevolent half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), who is determined on declaring war between his seven underwater kingdoms and the world above – the surface world. In a visually stunning and epically portrayed sequence of events, Arthur will take matters into his own hands and become Aquaman, so that he could save the world from his half-brother’s malicious endeavours.

Interestingly enough, the movie’s development started as far as 2004, but wasn’t propelled forward until 2013, when Man of Steel was released. Aquaman earned more than $1.1 billion in the world’s cinemas, becoming the highest-grossing film of DCEU.

13. Hunter Killer (2018)

Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: Donovan Marsh
Starring: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common

While on a mission to find the suddenly-vanished US submarine, Captain Joe Glass (played by Gerard Butler) will end up in the Rusian naval base, where a military coup is taking place and the Russian President is taken captive. With the help of Navy SEALs, the unconventional Captain Glass will give his best to try and rescue the president and simultaneously prevent the Third World War.

14. Bumblebee (2018)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director: Travis Knight
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena

It is the sixth installment of the Transformers film series. Developed as a spin-off and a prequel, it was later declared a reboot of the franchise.

The year is 1987 and a struggling teenager Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld) stumbles upon a Volkswagen Beetle at a junkyard. The decrepit car turns out to be an Autobot, Bumblebee, sent to Earth by Optimus Prime with the task of setting up the Autobot regrouping base. Pursued by the Decepticons, the two of them join forces on a perilous but adventurous journey to try and defend the world.

15. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal

The world has changed after the last adventure of the Avengers and Peter Parker continued with his normal life. When mysterious creatures attack, he will be recruited by Nick Fury to face the new threat. Spider-Man is needed again.

7 Best Action Movies on HBO Go According to IMDb

According to IMDb, these are 7 best action movies on HBO Go (from the list above):

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) – 8.1 & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) – 8.0
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – 8.0
  • X-Men: First Class (2011) – 7.7
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) – 7.5
  • Equilibrium (2002) – 7.4
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) – 7.2
  • Aquaman (2018) – 7.0

7 Best Action Movies on HBO Go According to Box Office

  • Aquaman (2018) – $1.148 billion
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) – $1.130 billion
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – $748 million
  • Bumblebee (2018) – $468 million
  • X-Men: First Class (2011) – $354 million
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) – $373 million
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) – $330 million

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