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Looking for a little more adventure in your life? Turning on an action movie is a safe place to start. While you could get an adrenaline rush from riding a rollercoaster or walking through a haunted house, there's just something about getting one from the comfort of your own couch. And, sure, you'll be on the edge of your seat in anticipation as you hope to see Ant-Man and the Wasp make it out of their enthralling mission alive but you'll still get that undeniable rush that comes with streaming action movies at home.
Whether you opt for a superhero flick like Shazam! Fury of the Gods or want to see into the dystopian future with a movie like Assassin, this list is loaded with the best action movies that are packing a punch in 2023.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
In the latest installment of the Ant-Man and the Wasp movies, the heroes end up exploring the Quantum Realm, where they meet strange new creatures and embark on an adventure that pushes the limits of their powers.
Murder Mystery 2
In the sequel to 2019's Murder Mystery, the Spitzes are now private detectives launching their own agency. They find themselves in the middle of an international investigation when a friend of theirs is suddenly abducted.
Adam Driver's latest flick, 65, follows a pilot who faces a catastrophic crash that transports him to Earth 65 million years ago. Along with one other person, he must survive in the prehistoric world with a lot of dangerous creatures and dinosaurs.
This Korean-language flick is set in the year 2194 during a post-apocalyptic civil war. It follows an AI lab researcher as she attempts to end the war by cloning the brain of a heroic soldier — her mother.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
While Billy Batson and the rest of the foster kids are juggling their teen lives with their adult superhero alter egos, they're thrown into a battle with a vengeful trio of ancient gods who are on the hunt for magic that was stolen from them.
Cocaine Bear is a comedy, thriller, and action movie all in one (and wildly enough, it's loosely based on a true story). When a black bear accidentally consumes cargo full of cocaine, she goes on a drug-fueled rampage and wreaks havoc on a Georgia forest.
A teen runs away from home to follow in the footsteps of his dad, who's a legendary storm chaser.
The third Creed movie follows Adonis Creed as he faces Damian, a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, in the ring. Adonis' personal life is thriving at this point, but he puts his future on the line to settle the score in battle with Damian.
A 1970s-era undercover spy goes on a dangerous mission to expose a top-secret nuclear weapons program in Pakistan that could end the world.
In Assassin, a futuristic microchip technology allows secret agents to take over the bodies of other people to carry out deadly missions. When an agent dies during a mission, his wife takes his place to get back at the person who killed him.
Gerard Butler stars in this edge-of-your-seat action thriller about a pilot who gets caught in a war zone when his plane is forced to prematurely land during a tumultuous storm. To make matters worse, one of the passengers is an accused murderer being transported by the FBI.
John Wick: Chapter 4
Keanu Reeves is back for the fourth installment in the John Wick franchise.
This time around, John has discovered a way to defeat The High Table, but before he can gain his freedom, he'll have to go through one of the toughest battles of his life.
If you think your dating life is tough, wait until you see what one guy has to go through in this rom-com/action movie.
After going on an amazing date, Cole feels like he's found his person with Sadie. Unfortunately, he soon learns Sadie is a secret agent, which ultimately gets him caught up in an international escapade to save the world.
In this French movie, a special ops agent infiltrates a crime syndicate on a mission, but soon begins to bond with the crime boss's son.
Get ready to see Jennifer Lopez kick some serious butt in this Netflix original movie about an assassin who is forced to come out of hiding to save the daughter she had to give up.
Knights of the Zodiac
Release Date: May 12, 2023 in theaters
Mackenyu and On My Block's Diego Tinoco co-star in this movie that's based on the Masami Kurumada's manga, Saint Seiya.
The action-adventure film is about the exploits of a goddess of war who is reincarnated in the body of a young girl. When orphan Seiya learns his destiny is to protect the girl and save the world, he realizes that means he must soon face his past.
Release Date: May 19, 2023 in theaters
The latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise reunites us with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and the rest of the gang — and has Aquaman star Jason Momoa join the cast.
This time around, the family find themselves caught in the crosshairs of the vengeful Dante, drug kingpin Hernan Reyes's son.
Release Date: June 16, 2023 on Netflix
Chris Hemsworth is back in the sequel to 2020's Extraction as mercenary Tyler Rake. Though he barely made it out alive at the end of the first movie, he's back for yet another treacherous mission: getting a Georgian gangster's family out of jail.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Release Date: June 30, 2023 in theaters
Indy is back after more than 10 years since we last saw him on the big screen in 2008's Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
In this adventure, Indiana Jones, accompanied by his goddaughter, must race against time to locate a legendary dial that can alter the course of history.
Release Date: July 7, 2023 on Netflix
Owen suspects his fiancée's parents are secretly robbers, known as the Ghost Bandits, who hold up the bank he works at the week of his wedding.
Adam Devine and Nina Dobrev co-star in this action-comedy.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Release Date: July 12, 2023 in theaters
This marks the seventh film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, a senior field agent who must locate a dangerous weapon that can ruin humanity.
Meg 2: The Trench
Release Date: August 4, 2023 in theaters
Get ready for more prehistoric fun (and carnage) when the survivors of the crew from the first Meg movie are forced to take on more monstrous adventures with the giant, infamous shark that makes the creature in Jaws look like a cuddly teddy bear.
Dune: Part Two
Release Date: November 3, 2023 in theaters
Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya are back for the second half of the Dune saga that will continue the journey taken by Paul Atredies as he fights to avenge his family and save the universe.
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