There’s a reason action movies are so popular. A well-made action movie can thrill you with a dazzling combination of car chases, fight scenes, and special effects. A well-made action movie can also, and this is important, be wonderfully dumb. Indeed, the plot of an action movie is typically fairly unimportant, as long as the set pieces that get you from sequence to sequence are compelling enough.
If you’re looking for some great action, you don’t need to look much further than these, which are some of the best action movies on Amazon Prime. Whether your goal is to find something gritty and realistic or something completely silly but joyous nonetheless, Prime has plenty of great movies to choose from.
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A newer Amazon original release that delivers all of the over-the-top action and explosions it promises, The Tomorrow War is a whole lot of fun but might not be a great choice if you’re looking for something thought-provoking. The movie follows a group of time travelers from 2051 arrives in the present, and proceed to recruit whoever is able and willing to fight a war against an alien species that is smarter, faster, stronger, and scarier than any other threat to humans. The Tomorrow War isn’t a smart movie, exactly, but it’s tons of fun.
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