Disney Plus is rapidly becoming one of the most popular streaming services. Considering Disney is one of the largest media companies in the world, this is no surprise. Star Wars, Marvel, The Muppets; Disney owns all of these and more! If you’ve recently signed up for Disney Plus and need a good movie to watch, look no further. These are the 10 best action movies on Disney Plus that you have to watch.
#10 – The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book is a live-action adaptation of the original book by Rudyard Kipling. You probably remember Disney’s cheery animated version from the ’70s, but this 2016 reboot is a much darker interpretation. Intense tiger chases and battling for survival make this version of Jungle Book thrilling. It also has a star-studded cast featuring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.
#9 – John Carter
John Carter is a sci-fi action film starring Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins. It’s about a civil war veteran named John Carter who wakes up on the surface of Mars and has to stop a war between two rival alien nations. The movie underperformed at the box office yet it still retains a loyal fanbase to this day. Check out this hidden gem for some great action scenes and impressive effects.
#8 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a spin-off of the popular Star Wars franchise. The movie follows a whole new set of characters as they try to smuggle the Death Star blueprints in order to destroy it. The main reason Rogue One isn’t a regular Star Wars episode is because it’s more action-focused. The combat scenes are militaristic and the film carries a grim seriousness not found in other Star Wars movies. If you’re looking for a change of pace, check it out.
#7 – X-Men: Days Of Future Past
X-Men: Days of Future Past is the 5th entry in the main X-Men film series. In this movie, the X-Men face a grim future where all mankind are either imprisoned or executed by deadly robots. In order to save the world, they send Wolverine back in time to prevent a key assassination. Most of the X-Men movies have great action, but Days of Future Past takes the cake. With stunning superpower effects and fast-paced action, this film is highly recommended.
#6 – Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy is a direct sequel to the original Tron from 1982. The story follows Flynn’s son Sam who gets trapped in the same digital world and has to fight in order to survive. Jeff Bridges returns as Flynn (as well as Clu) for an action-packed adventure that might be better than the original. If that’s not enough to convince you, the entire soundtrack was done by legendary EDM duo Daft Punk as well.
#5 – Black Panther
Black Panther is an action movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The film was one of the biggest superhero movies of all time with a whopping $1.344 billion at the box office. The movie centers around king T’Challa of the super-advanced African nation Wakanda. Out of all the Marvel movies, Black Panther has some of the coolest and most creative action scenes.
#4 – The Finest Hours
The Finest Hours stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in an action-packed blockbuster. Pine plays a coast guard officer in a mission to save a crew of 30 trapped in a sinking ship stern. Ferocious storms and huge waves won’t stop Pine and two other officers from rescuing the passengers. This film is thrilling and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
#3 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the 2nd installment in the Captain America series. Critics and audiences alike praise this film for being less of a typical superhero movie and more of a spy thriller. Captain America, with the aid of Black Widow and Nick Fury, goes on a mission to dismantle the evil organization Hydra and save his brainwashed best friend. This movie has the most realistic action scenes out of any Marvel film.
#2 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is the first installment in the long-running Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Johnny Depp stars in his classic role as Jack Sparrow, a dashing pirate with a wild sense of humor. This film is one of the greatest pirate movies ever made. For swashbuckling heroics and epic pirate battles, Curse of the Black Pearl is the best choice.
#1 – Avatar
Avatar is a sci-fi action film directed by James Cameron. It’s famous for it’s jaw-dropping special effects that look photo-realistic. For a long time it was the #1 highest grossing movie of all time with a box office of $2.79 billion. No action movie can compete with Avatar’s unique alien warfare and intense action. This is one movie you need to see.