Best Action Movies for Kids

Edge-of-your-seat action is one of the best things movies have to offer. But it's often accompanied by tons of violence, including explosions, fights, and gunfire. 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. 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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The Lego Movie Movie Poster Image
Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Big Hero 6 Movie Poster Image
Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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How to Train Your Dragon Movie Poster Image
Thrilling 3D adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Incredibles Movie Poster Image
Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Spy Kids Movie Poster Image
Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Brave Movie Poster Image
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Superman: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Movie Poster Image
Irreverent, immature comedy cleverly mocks superhero genre.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2018)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Movie Poster Image
A classic action-adventure for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1954)
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The Goonies Movie Poster Image
Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Poster Image
Diverse, entertaining reboot has some language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Poster Image
Indy's first adventure is a rip-roaring action masterpiece.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster Image
Epic but violent adventure offers diversity, role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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X-Men Movie Poster Image
Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
Action-packed series reboot has lots to offer Spidey fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Black Panther Movie Poster Image
Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Jurassic Park Movie Poster Image
Terrifyingly realistic dinos run amok in sci-fi landmark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Movie Poster Image
Rip-roaring fun for kids who don't mind skeletons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Ready Player One Movie Poster Image
Intense virtual reality adventure will dazzle '80s fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Wonder Woman Movie Poster Image
Engaging, entertaining, empowering superhero adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Charlie's Angels Movie Poster Image
Edgy girl power fun. You go, girls!
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Goldfinger Movie Poster Image
Thrilling action comedy may be the best Bond.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1964)
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Mission: Impossible Movie Poster Image
Sensational, implausible, violent: Irresistible to teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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The Bourne Identity Movie Poster Image
Violent but thrilling first of the Bourne action trilogy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Dark Knight Movie Poster Image
Excellent sequel much darker, more violent than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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