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The best action movies on Hulu right now

There’s no shortage of action on Hulu, and this Disney-controlled streaming service can go a lot further than Disney+. In addition to a handful of superhero titles, Hulu has access to the vast film library of 20th Century Fox and a few movies from other studios that round out the selection. The result is a very robust lineup of action flicks for even the most discerning of moviegoers. But if you’re looking for your next action fix, you don’t even have to leave home. Just check out our list of the best action movies on Hulu.

We’ve also curated a guide to the best action movies on Amazon Prime Video, the best action movies on Netflix, and the best action movies on Disney+ if you’re looking for additional recommendations.

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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Alita: Battle Angel
53%
7.3/10
pg-13
122m
Genre
Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
Stars
Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Directed by
Robert Rodriguez
Watch on Hulu
Rosa Salazar headlines Alita: Battle Angel as the titular cyborg with an enigmatic past. After discovering Alita’s discarded head, Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz) gives her a new body and accepts her as his surrogate daughter. Alita also develops romantic feelings for Hugo (Keean Johnson), one of the local scrap dealers. But as Alita puts together the pieces of her life, she realizes that her city is under the thumb of Vector (Mahershala Ali) and his boss, Nova. And if she’s going to break free from their control, Alita will have to become a fighter once again.
Alita: Battle Angel | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

The Fugitive (1993)

The Fugitive
87%
7.8/10
pg-13
131m
Genre
Action, Thriller, Drama
Stars
Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pantoliano
Directed by
Andrew Davis
Watch on Hulu
There have been multiple iterations of The Fugitive, but this is the one that people love the most. In this action thriller, Harrison Ford stars as Dr. Richard Kimble, a man wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife, Helen Kimble (Sela Ward). Kimble knows who did it: It was the One-Armed Man (Andreas Katsulas). What Kimble doesn’t know is why it happened. But he doesn’t have much time to figure it out, as Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) and his team are coming to take Kimble in, dead or alive.
The Fugitive (1993) Official Trailer #1 - Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones Movie

Ultraviolet (2006)

Ultraviolet
18%
4.3/10
pg-13
87m
Genre
Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
Stars
Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund
Directed by
Kurt Wimmer
Watch on Hulu
Bear with us, Ultraviolet requires some explanation. In the near future, humanity has been split into two groups: normal people and the vampire-like Hemophages. And now the world is ruled by Vice-Cardinal Ferdinand Daxus (Nick Chinlund). Shortly after the film begins, a Hemophage super soldier named Violet (Milla Jovovich) stumbles upon Six (Cameron Bright), an apparent clone of Daxus. However, Violet’s decision to spare Six’s life makes her an enemy of both the Hemophages’ and Daxus’ forces. And unless she can figure out why Six is so valuable to Daxus, neither of them may survive the ordeal to come.

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Terminator Salvation
49%
6.5/10
pg-13
117m
Genre
Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars
Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Moon Bloodgood
Directed by
McG
Watch on Hulu
Almost every Terminator movie revolves around someone coming back in time from the future to save someone in the present from a killer cyborg. In Terminator Salvation, the future war between humanity and the machines is finally here. And John Connor (Christian Bale), the so-called savior of mankind, is having trouble living up to that description. Much to Connor’s alarm, the machines have apparently realized that young Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) is destined to go back to the past and become his father. To save his dad and himself, Connor has to trust Marcus Wright, a man who is somehow reborn and remade as a Terminator/human hybrid.
Terminator Salvation Trailer 3

Prey (2022)

Prey
71%
7.2/10
r
100m
Genre
Thriller, Action
Stars
Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush
Directed by
Dan Trachtenberg
Watch on Hulu
Usually, it’s a bad thing when a major franchise shifts from theatrical to streaming, but Prey proved to be the equal of the Predator sequels that previously hit theaters. Director Dan Trachtenberg sets the clock way back to 1719, for perhaps the first Predator hunt on Earth. Amber Midthunder stars as Naru, a young woman in a Comanche tribe who wants to show her people that she can be a warrior. Naru’s chance finally comes when a Predator (Dane DiLiegro) begins exterminating her tribe for sport. Somehow, Naru has to find a way to defeat this otherworldly threat with only the resources she has on hand.
Prey | Official Trailer | Hulu

The Princess (2022)

The Princess
43%
5.5/10
94m
Genre
Fantasy, Action
Stars
Joey King, Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko
Directed by
Lê Văn Kiệt
Watch on Hulu
Joey King is the titular heroine in The Princess, and she’s far from a conventional heroine. The Princess may live in a medieval era, but she’s a fairly modern woman. Instead of submitting to a docile existence, she trains as a warrior long before her skills are called upon. When her parents attempt to marry her off to the malevolent Julius (Dominic Cooper), the Princess leaves him at the altar and refuses to accept his hand. After Julius and his forces overthrow the castle and lock her away, the Princess escapes and fights to reclaim the kingdom that rightfully belongs to her.
The Princess | Official Trailer | Hulu

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man
73%
7.4/10
pg-13
121m
Genre
Fantasy, Action
Stars
Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst
Directed by
Sam Raimi
Watch on Hulu
There were many comic book movies before director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, but the web-slinger’s massive box office success ushered in the modern era for superhero flicks. Tobey Maguire stars as Peter Parker, a put-upon geek who is bullied by his classmates. During a field trip, Peter is bitten by a radioactive spider that grants him superhuman powers. This not only allows Peter to become Spider-Man, it also gives him a chance to win the heart of Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). However, Spidey’s powers also cost him the life of someone he loves, even before he attracts the attention of Norman Osborn/Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe).
SPIDER-MAN [2002] – Official Trailer (HD)

American Assassin (2017)

American Assassin
45%
6.2/10
r
112m
Genre
Action, Thriller
Stars
Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch
Directed by
Michael Cuesta
Watch on Hulu
Former Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien headlines American Assassin as Mitch Rapp, who was an ordinary young man until he and his girlfriend, Katrina Harper (Charlotte Vega), were caught in a terror attack. After Katrina is killed, Mitch physically transforms himself with intense training to take his revenge. However, the CIA intercepts Mitch, and Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) offers him a chance to work for the agency under Agent Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) and his black ops group. When a rogue intelligence officer, Ghost (Taylor Kitsch), steals a shipment of nuclear material, Mitch and his new team face their trial by fire to get it back.
American Assassin Official Trailer #1 (2017) Dylan O'Brien, Scott Adkins Action Movie HD

Looper (2012)

Looper
84%
7.4/10
r
118m
Genre
Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Directed by
Rian Johnson
Watch on Hulu
Before director Rian Johnson tried his hand at Star Wars and Knives Out, he helmed Looper, a twisty time-travel action movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as the same man from two different points in time. In 2074, criminals from the future hire killers in the present to murder the victims who are sent back in time. Young Joe (Gordon-Levitt) is one of those killers until he is contracted to kill his older self (Willis). But Old Joe has other ideas, and he breaks free with a plan to change the past by murdering the future crime boss when he was a child.
LOOPER - Official Trailer (HD)

Rogue (2020)

Rogue
4/10
106m
Genre
Action, Adventure
Stars
Megan Fox, Philip Winchester, Greg Kriek
Directed by
M.J. Bassett
Watch on Hulu
Rogue makes a strong case for Megan Fox’s transformation into an action star. Fox headlines the movie as Samantha O’Hara, the leader of a group of mercenaries that includes Joey Kasinski (Philip Winchester), Mike Barasa (Greg Kriek as), and Pata (Sisanda Henna). Sam’s team is hired to rescue Asilia Wilson (Jessica Sutton), the daughter of a local governor, from a warlord named Zalamm (Adam Deacon). While fleeing Zalamm’s forces, Samantha and her team encounter a murderous lioness who may truly be the queen of the wild. And this lioness is far more deadly than their bullets or their gadgets.
Rogue Trailer #1 (2020) | Movieclips Trailers

Shadow in the Cloud (2021)

Shadow in the Cloud
66%
4.9/10
r
83m
Genre
Horror, Action, War
Stars
Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale
Directed by
Roseanne Liang
Watch on Hulu
Chloë Grace Moretz takes the lead in Shadow in the Cloud, a film that is both a World War II story and a tale of terror. Moretz portrays Maude Garrett, a flying officer on a mission to transport special cargo on a B-17 bomber. While Staff Sergeant Walter Quaid (Taylor John Smith) treats Maude with respect, the rest of the crew seems openly hostile toward her. To complicate things even further, Maude also spots a creature that is seemingly sabotaging the plane. But it’s Maude’s personal secrets that may end her mission well before the creature can imperil the mission.
SHADOW IN THE CLOUD | Official Trailer | 2021 [HD]

Boss Level (2021)

Boss Level
56%
6.8/10
r
101m
Genre
Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars
Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts
Directed by
Joe Carnahan
Watch on Hulu
In Boss Level, Frank Grillo’s Roy Pulver dies almost as soon as the movie begins. Then it all happens again, again, and again. That’s the problem for the ex-Delta Force soldier. Someone wants Roy dead, and he would already be gone if he wasn’t stuck in a time loop. Fortunately for Roy, he’s been trapped for so long that he’s been able to anticipate the moves of his would-be assassins. Regardless, the odds are stacked against Roy as he tries to break the loop and save his ex-wife, Jemma Wells (Naomi Watts), from a dire fate. Each trip through the loop gives Roy more experience and intel. But is it enough for him to change his fate and escape with Jemma?

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