Best action movies and series on Showmax

Best action movies and series on Showmax

Can’t get enough of car chases and fight scenes? We’ve trawled through the entire Showmax catalogue to pick our favourite hard-hitting action movies and series. Travel from war zones to outer space in this action-packed selection.

From gripping heists to the relentless pursuit for justice, heart-stopping hand-to-hand (or sword-to-sword) combat, war zone terror, high-stakes shootouts and the bloody quest for revenge, this curated selection of action-packed series and movies is sure to satisfy your craving for non-stop excitement.

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Retribution is on Showmax

Retribution (2023)

In this action thriller, a bank executive receives a bomb threat while driving his children to school – his car will explode if they exit.

Nomzamo Mbatha as Alexa in Assassin on Showmax

Assassin (2023)

South African star Nomzamo Mbatha stars alongside Bruce Willis in this sci-fi action thriller about a widow on a mission for vengeance.

Justice League Warworld is on Showmax

Justice League: Warworld (2023)

An action-packed fantasy animation. Transported to a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must form a resistance and lead the planet to freedom.

The Flash is on Showmax

The Flash (2023)

Ezra Miller breaks time and space in this superhero epic. Barry Allen uses his super speed to change the past, but his attempt to save his family has unforeseen circumstances. 

Supercell on Showmax

Supercell (2023)

A teenage boy runs away to follow his father’s footsteps, legendary storm chaser Bill Brody in this action movie.

The Equalizer 3 on Showmax

The Equalizer 3 (2023)

Denzel Washington takes his uniquely brutal brand of justice to Italy in this third and final chapter of The Equalizer movies.

David Oyelowo as Bass Reeves in Lawmen: Bass Reeves on Showmax

Lawmen: Bass Reeves S1

The story of Bass Reeves, a slave who became the first Black US Marshal in the American West in the late 1800s. 

Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning on Showmax

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (2023)

Ethan Hunt and his team face their most dangerous mission yet: to track down a terrifying new weapon before it falls into the wrong hands. 

Gran Turismo (2023)

Gran Turismo (2023)

An avid gamer has his dream come true by becoming a professional race car driver. Directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Archie Madekwe.

Heels S2 is on Showmax

Heels S2

Two brothers and rivals, one the “heel“ and the other a “face,“ war over their late father’s wrestling promotion.

65 (2023)

65 (2023)

After a catastrophic crash on a mysterious, unknown planet, an astronaut quickly discovers he’s not alone.

Fast X (2023)

Fast X (2023)

The 10th instalment of this internationally acclaimed blockbuster action franchise. Dom and his family confront their most lethal opponent yet: a terrifying threat from the shadows of the past.

The Diplomat is on Showmax

The Diplomat

Laura Simmonds and her Barcelona Consul colleague and friend Alba Ortiz fight to protect British nationals who find themselves in trouble in the Catalan city.

Plane (2022)

Plane (2022)

A pilot saves his passengers from a storm by landing on a war-torn island, putting all of them in the path of dangerous rebels.

Breaking (2022)

Breaking (2022)

A war veteran in mental and emotional turmoil holds several people hostage inside a bank in this poignant thriller.

Sylvester Stallone (aka Rocky Balboa) as Dwight “The General” Manfredi in Tulsa King S1

Tulsa King S1

An Italian mobster, played by Sylvester Stallone, is given the startling task of reestablishing his Italian mafia family in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Indemnity (2022)

Indemnity (2022)

A Cape Town ex-fireman with PTSD races to clear his name after he’s accused of killing his wife in this action-packed thriller.

The Equalizer on Showmax

The Equalizer S3

Queen Latifah plays Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

Violent Night (2022)

Violent Night (2022)

In this holiday action comedy, David Harbour plays Santa Claus, who is not your typical sweet old man. He faces a team of mercenaries when they invade a wealthy family’s home.

Warrior Season 3 is on Showmax

Warrior S3

The original dragon Bruce Lee wrote, pitched and had this story rejected. Fifty years later, Warrior made it to the screen.


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