Best Action Movies for Kids

Edge-of-your-seat action is one of the biggest thrills movies have to offer. If your kids are action aficionados, be sure to check out this hand-picked list of our favorite action movies, and grab one for your next family movie night. But be aware that some of these titles do feature tons of violence, including explosions, fights, and gunfire. If you're looking for even more high-energy picks, check out our favorite superhero movies and these awesome apps and games. You're sure to find an action-packed adventure that's just right for your kids.

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PAW Patrol: The Movie

age 4+

Brave, talented pups save the day in pre-K adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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The Lego Movie

age 6+

Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Big Hero 6

age 7+

Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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How to Train Your Dragon

age 7+

Thrilling adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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The Incredibles

age 7+

Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Spy Kids

age 7+

Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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Brave

age 8+

Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Flora & Ulysses

age 8+

Quirky, book-based tale has action, dramatic moments.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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The Mitchells vs. the Machines

age 8+

Action-packed family adventure tackles tech dependence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Raya and the Last Dragon

age 8+

Charming, epic adventure mixes monsters, humor, heart.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Sherlock Holmes and the Great Escape

age 8+

Some violence, peril in animated mystery tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Sonic the Hedgehog

age 8+

Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Spies in Disguise

age 8+

Odd-couple spy/buddy comedy is wacky fun; lots of action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Superman: The Movie

age 8+

Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1978)
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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

age 8+

Irreverent, immature comedy cleverly mocks superhero genre.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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We Can Be Heroes

age 8+

Rodriguez' superhero-kid adventure has action, humor.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Kubo and the Two Strings

age 9+

Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

age 9+

Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Captain Marvel

age 10+

Powerful female superhero story has some violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

age 10+

Playful paranormal reboot offers funny frights for families.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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