watch action moves online

There are dozens of movies streaming services, most if which will offer a free trial and many are worth trying. However, what if all you want is to watch good action movies. I have gone through dozens of streaming services to shortlist 15 which may be worth trying on a free trial with a fair selection of action to enjoy.

15 best movie streaming sites for watching action movies online with a free trial for a total of 22 weeks of free action movies. 

  • Starz -7 day free trial
  • Epix-7 day free trial
  • HBO -7 day free trial
  • Showtime -30 day free trial
  • Amazon Prime -30 day free trial
  • Brown Sugar -7 day free trial
  • CineFest -7 day free trial
  • Cinemax -7 day free trial
  • Fandor -7 day free trial
  • Mubi -7 day free trial
  • Magnolia Selects -7 day free trial
  • Pongalo Next-7 day free trial
  • Movie Sphere -7 day free trial
  • Warriors and Gangsters -7 day free trial
  • Hulu -7 day free trial

Top 3 Movie Streaming Services for Action Movies

If you trust my judgement and want to save time I have selected 3 services that I think are the top 3 for action movies and explained why I think you should try them. As always i have not included Netflix as you have probably already got it and it is also removing its free trial.

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Mubi 7 Day Free Trial -Despite only having 10 movies in its action section I have selected Mubi as the best service to try for action movies. The reason being is every movie is hand selected every week and every movie is worth watching. It is different to all other services and has mostly movies out of the mainstream cinema, please give it a try.

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Epix 7 Day Free Trial - Premium networks mostly have a good selection of action movies, however out of all of them Epix has the largest and best overall selection.

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Showtime 30 Day Free Trial - Rarely does this service get much credit from me, however at time of this award it has entire collections of Rocky, Terminator and Back To The Future within its action library, making this a bias option.

Best Streaming Service For Watching Action Sub-Genres Awards

Looking for a certain genre of action movie. I have awarded what i feel is the best streaming service for each genre of action film. This are awarded at time of writing and the content available (2020).

Platform

Trial Period

Content

Price

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7 Days

10 + Action Movies

$4.99 pm

CineFest does not have a lot of content, however it is constantly update with new movies. Its selection of action movies is small but I have included it as they always seem to have a selection of these ridiculous over the top action movies that are so bad that they are strangly enjoyable, so in my mind it is worth a 7 day free trial. You will find all kind of strange movies and the chances are the library will be completely different at time of writing this. Expect movies such as Sharknado or Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopuss and even some Chuck Norris movies, You may  also find some older cult genre action movies.


Pros

  • Hand selected movies regularly updated

 

Cons

  • Limited content
  • Lots of B-movies

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7 Days

Afro-American Movies and TV, Lots of 80-90s era classics

$3.99 pm

Brown Sugar is a streaming platform that focuses on Afro-American action movies. The content is full of classic movies from the last few 5 decades or so. It includes many action hits. At a low price and a 7 day free trial I would highly recommend this as the content is both unique and awesome. Content includes Cleopatra Jones, Blackfist, Blackcobra and much more.


Pros

  • Lots f classic hit movies

 

Cons

  • Lacks newer content


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7 Days

20+ Action Movies 

$4.99pm


Magnolia Selects is a great little service with well selected movies to enjoy for any movie fan. It dosn't have massive amount of content but does always have new selected movies. If you want to sit back and let them pick the movies for you then its a great option. Movies at time of writing are also quite good, with the Ong-Bak Trilogy (one of the best martial art movies in decades), Bronson, The Hunt and Head Hunters, all great action movies.

Pros

  • Hand Selected content
  • Always has great movies that you may have not heard of.

 

Cons

  • Limited content

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7 Days

150+ Action & Adventure Movies

$14.99 pm


HBO Now is one of the big players in Movie streaming and its Action & Adventure Genre does not disappoint. At time of writing you  will find Fats & Furious , Aquaman, John Wick, Xmen and Sherlock Holmes among many more. As HBO is a premium network expect content to be regularly rotated and a good seasonal collection such as more Xmas movies in December. 

Pros

  • Always has great movies
  • Seasonal Comedies at Christmas

 

Cons

  • More expensive than most other services offering Comedy

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30 Days

80+ Action &  Adventure Movies

$10.99 pm


Showtime has never been my favourite streaming service, however its action movie genre selection is probably one of its stronger points. At time of writing it has Rocky movies, Terminator movies  and Back To The Future movies. For me just those selection of movie franchises makes it a winner, although you may not like the same movies as me.  As Showtime is premium network expect content to be regularly rotated and a good seasonal collection such as more Xmas movies in December. 

Pros

  • Good seasonality content
  • Rotation of new content
  • 30 Day Trial
  • Rocky, Terminator and Back To The Future!

 

Cons

  • Weak in other genres of movies and TV

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7 Days

200+ Action & Adventure Movies

$8.99 pm


Starz has probably one of the most extensive collection for Action & Adventure movies, with over 200 action movies currently in their library. T time of writing not only are their loads of movies to choose from but the collection includes loads of popular hit movies such as Spiderman, Venom, Predator, Men In Black, Sicario, Scarface, Taken, Snatch and many more. Starz is also a network based service meaning they have a good rotation of content as well as good seasonal content.

Pros

  • Great Seasonal content
  • Available on Amazon Channels

 

Cons

  • Not much for those looking for action movies

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30 Days

Extensive library with selection of everything

$5.99 pm


Hulu has a number of options from their basic VOD service for a low price to Live TV and premium add-on networks such as HBO and Starz. The basic service is great value and always has an extensive colleciton of action movies. At time of writing you can enjoy such action as  Spiderman, Hobbs & Shaw, Men in  Black, Venom, Aquaman, John Wick and many more .  If you want more content then you can add premium networks such as HBO, Starz and Showtime

Pros

  • Lots of Content
  • Options to expand

 

Cons

  • The more extras you add the more expensive it will get

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7 Days

hand picked movies, 50 + action movies

$4.99 pm


MovieSphere, previously known asTribeca Short List is a service that curates a  selection of quality movies for the more discerning movie lover. If you want to discover new movies  regularly hand picked then this may be for you. I have included it in my action movie list as it as around 50 titles including Lord of War and Kickboxer. Most of the content you will not  heard of, however that is the point, great films that you have not yet seen. The overall collection is actually very good and not full of b-movies as we often see with these smaller services.

Pros

  • Fantastic selection of movies you probably have not seen
  • Available on Amazon Channels

 

Cons

  • Limited content

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7 Days

70+ action movies

$9.99 pm


Another Premium network service Cinemax has plenty of great action movies to enjoy. Being a network service it has  a good rotation of content along with a good seasonal collection. At time of writing action movies inlcude Tower Heist,  Contraband, Riddick, Open Range  and many more. Although the service does not have as much content compared to  competitors it does have better content as most movies are premium movies or well known classics. 

Pros

  • Mostly premium content without all the rubbish content that some other services offer.
  • New movies added regularly

 

Cons

  • Not as much content as some competitors at similar price

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30 Days

Hand selected independent cinema  100+ action movies

$3.99pm


Fandor is another service which curates films for its audience on a regular basis. This service focuses more on artistic, independent and cult movies. I have inlcuded it in the action genre as it offers a very different collection of content. The content is very good  despite the fact that you may not have sheard of many films on here. At time of writing there are movies such as Death Race 2000, Zulu Dawn, Full Contact and many more. All these services offering hand selected movies are worth a try and Fandor is no exception.

Pros

  • Hand selected movies
  • Blog posts and discussion attached to every movie for the real movie fan
  • 30 day free trial

 

Cons

  • Don't expect many blockbuster, hollywood movies

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7 Days

500+ action movies

$5.99pm


Epix is our final premium network on the list. For the most part premium networks always have an up-to-date library of action to enjoy as they manage to show what is available on their premium channels. Epix has  one of largets selection of action movies with currently over 500 movies, and all this at a very competitive  price. ta time of writing action movies includes Transformers, Captain America, Death Wish, Thor, Conan, Warrior. Tru Grit and the list really does go on. With the content and price it may be one of the best options if you are just after a lot of action movies.

Pros

  • Lots of Movies
  • Seasonal content
  • Cheaper than competitors

 

Cons

  • No Sit-Coms / Comedy TV

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7 Days

10 award wining action movies

$5.99pm


Mubi is the leading streaming platform that offers hand-selected movies from industry experts to bring you the collection of award winning movies. I know form a lot of experience that following what the experts at movie offer that you will discove load of great movies on Mubi. The action genre is not huge but every movie is worth watching and a new movies are added every week. With a constant roa#tating library by the time you see this the movies will be different, however expect movies such as Leon and The Invincibles.

Pros

  • Every Movie is worth watching

 

Cons

  • Limited content

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30 Days

Unknown amount of Action Movies and TV

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Amazon Prime has one if the biggest collection of all movie genres, possibly more than Netflix. At any time you should be able to find action movies with all the major names such as  Dwayne Johnson, Will Smith, Vin Diesel and Nicolas Cage. At time of writing there is Rampage, Olmypus has Fallen, Suicide Squad, American Sniper and many more

Pros

  • Some of its own unique content
  • Great Value
  • Also comes with music, some Audio/ebooks and free delivery when you shop on Amazon

 

Cons

  • Still disappointing compared to its main rival Netflix.

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7 Days

30+ great action movies

$2.99pm


By the name you should be able to tell that Warriors and Gangsters is going to be full of actions movies, and it definitely delivers. It dosn't have the biggest collection but does have a good selection. At time of writing you can watch Bronson, Headhunters, District 13 and the Ong-Bak trilogy

Pros

  •  Great selection of action movies

 

Cons

  • Limited content

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7 Days

All Disney owned movies

$6.99pm


Disney + has a lot more than princesses and cartoons. Although its library is limited to only Disney content and is rather stale and only really expands every-time Disney make a new movie there is loads of action to enjoy with Marvel, Star Wars and Pirates of The Caribbean.