The best action movies on Disney +

The days when Disney had a poor catalog of action movies are long gone. The additions of Star Wars and Marvel have nourished it with a robust offer that has been materialized through the service of streaming Disney +. Although with both franchises it could be enough, there is more than jedis and superheroes. Proof of them are the the best action movies 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). This 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 play a very sincere romance, but the one who really 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)

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You will definitely enjoy it a lot more if you watched all the other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, Avengers: Infinity War it 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’s 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 It did and it will probably be a long time until another movie does. Director Ryan Coogler consolidated a masterpiece by Chadwick Boseman into the lead role of T’Challa. But the film transcends because its plot is surrounded by uncomfortable 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: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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Anthony and Joe Russo made a huge impression on the audience and on Marvel itself with 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 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 and 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 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 that 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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National Treasure (2004)

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Think about National Treasure like an Indiana Jones movie directed by Michael Bay. It’s loud, it’s packed with explosive action, and its narrative is uncomplicated. Nicholas Cage plays Benjamin Franklin Gates, the last representative of a line of ancestral treasure hunters. After years of hearing a family myth, Benjamin and his allies go in search of a Templar treasure lost since United States 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)

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The first Pirates of the Caribbean movie is probably the best movie inspired by an amusement park attraction. Gore Verbinski directs Johny 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 achieved 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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