The best action movies on Disney +

Disney used to be characterized by having a poor and spaced catalog of action movies. Fortunately, the additions of Star Wars and Marvel have greatly nurtured the action film offering on Disney +. And honestly, it’s hard not to be satisfied with any movie from those series, but there’s more to it than jedis and superheroes on the Disney streaming service. Some of the original Disney action movies are pretty good, and there is competition to spare. There is more than you imagine, so we are going to make it easier for you to find the best action movies you can see right now on Disney +.

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Aladdin (2019)

Let’s be clear: no one can beat Robin Williams’ performance as the Genie. However, it is undeniable that Will Smith put a very personal touch on the character in the 2019 adaptation of Aladdin (Aladdin). It is a modernized version of the classic storyline, in which the tramp Aladdin (Mena Massoud) becomes “a diamond in the rough.” By getting the Genie’s lamp that will grant him three wishes, he will seek to conquer Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). Both actors perform a very sincere romance, but the one who truly takes the film is Scott’s Jasmine with a memorable musical performance.

Rotten Tomatoes: 57%
Gender: Musical, romance, fantasy
Distribution: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban
Director: Guy Ritchie
Rating: PG
Duration: 128 minutes

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

An image from Avengers: Infinity War

You will definitely enjoy it a lot more if you watched all the other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, Avengers: Infinity War (Avengers: Infinity War) works really well even if you don’t know the whole context. Josh Brolin plays the villain Thanos and his performance is so brilliant that he ends up outshining the other characters. The plot revolves around Thanos’ intention to gather the gems of the universe and gain its infinite power, which leads him to face the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and even Spider-Man. Heroes star in incredible moments of action and heroism, but Thanos is second to none.

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Gender: Action, superheroes
Distribution: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Rating: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Duration: 149 minutes

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Black Panther (2018)

There aren’t many superhero movies that can get a best picture nomination at the Oscars. Black Panther (Black Panther) did and it will probably be a long time until another movie pulls it off. Director Ryan Coogler consolidated a masterpiece by Chadwick Boseman into the lead role in T’Challa. But the movie transcends because its plot is surrounded by awkward questions about race, racism, class, and family. The film’s villain, Erik “Killmonger” Stevens (Michael B. Jordan), has legitimate complaints against T’Challa’s family and a worldview that forces Black Panther to reexamine everything he thought he knew.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Gender: Action, superheroes
Distribution: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright
Director: Ryan Coogler
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 134 minutes

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Captain America and the Winter Soldier (2014)

An image of Captain America and the Winter Soldier

Anthony and Joe Russo made a huge impression on the audience and on Marvel itself with Captain America and the Winter Soldier (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Chris Evans’ second performance as caption Steve Rogers is a riveting story that takes its inspiration from the political paranoia thrillers of the 1970s and in which Robert Redford, who plays the villain Alexander Pierce, plays a key role. The film also re-introduces Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier, Steve’s best friend turned unstoppable killer after decades of brainwashing. The consequences of the film play a key role in the new Marvel series Falcon and the Winter Soldier (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier).

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Gender: Action, superheroes
Distribution: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Robert Redford y Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 136 minutes

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John Carter (2012)

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After shining at Pixar, Andrew Stanton made his film directorial debut live action with John Carter, an adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs hero. Some critics and viewers said that John Carter I simply imitated Flash Gordon Y Star Wars, ignoring that the first story of John Carter, A princess from mars (1912) it was about to celebrate its centenary. Taylor Kitsch plays John, a former Confederate captain who ends up on Mars, where he ends up falling in love with the Martian princess and formidable warrior Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). Together they face a plot that threatens the throne of Mars and a behind-the-scenes enemy who manipulated the planet’s races in a millennial war.

Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Gender: Science fiction, fantasy
Distribution: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West
Director: Andrew Stanton
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 132 minutes

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Mulan (2020)

Disney spared no expense when it made the live-action adaptation of Mulan. The consequence is that the recreation is much more intense. Yifei Liu plays Mulan, a young woman who makes a drastic decision when her father, Hua Zhou (Tzi Ma), is called up to the Army to fight the army of Böri Khan (Jason Scott Lee). Refused to let her father fight with a leg injury, Mulan adopts the male identity of Hua Jun and joins the army to bring honor to her family. Under the orders and tutelage of Commander Tung (Donnie Yen), Mulan finds a warrior within and something stronger than she ever imagined.

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Gender: Drama, fantasy, action
Distribution: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Jet Li
Director: Niki Caro
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 115 minutes

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The Legend of the Lost Treasure (2004)

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Think about The legend of the lost treasure (National Treasure) as an Indiana Jones film directed by Michael Bay. It’s loud, it’s packed with explosive action, and its narrative has no complexes. Nicholas Cage stars as Benjamin Franklin Gates, the last representative of a lineage of ancestral treasure hunters. After years of hearing a family myth, Benjamin and his allies go in search of a Templar treasure lost since America’s Independence. And the map to find it is in the Declaration of Independence, so to start your adventure you have to steal the valuable document.

Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Gender: Action, adventure
Distribution: Nicholas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Rating: PG
Duration: 131 minutes

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

An image from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The first Pirates of the Caribbean movie is probably the best movie inspired by an amusement park attraction. Gore Verbinski directs Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, a rogue obsessed with retrieving his ship from the pirate Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Will Thurner (Orlando Bloom) turns to Captain Sparrow to rescue Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from Barbossa and her crew of ghost pirates. It is so well done that it gave rise to a millionaire series.

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Gender: Fantasy, adventure
Distribution: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Pryce
Director: Gore Verbinski
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 143 minutes

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The Princess Bride (1987)

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The engaged princess (The Princess Bride) is charming, although it is more of a romance than a typical action movie. A grandfather (Peter Falk) visits his grandson (Fred Savage) to tell him the story of Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her love boy Westley (Cary Elwes). Years later, their romance is threatened by Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) and his allies. Fortunately, Westley has as allies the giant Fezzik (André El Gigante) and the fierce warrior Íñigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin). It is a simple, but wonderful film that does not know ages.

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Gender: Fantasy, adventure, romance
Distribution: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Andre the Giant, Christopher Guest
Director: Rob Reiner
Rating: PG
Duration: 98 minutes

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