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21 Best Blockbuster Action Bollywood Movies of all time (2022)

Blockbuster Action Bollywood Movies

Everybody loves to watch a good action movie every once in a while. Those kicks, the suspense, and the fighting scene are something that no movie belonging to any other particular genre can match. However, just like the other different genres of a movie it is also quite hard to find a good quality action movie.

And you might also not feel like that you would want to go through the entire list of the Indian action movies and if that is the case with you then we at Reviewsxp have decided to make all things terribly easy for you. And one of the best ways through which we can do is by making the list of the best action movies in all of Bollywood.

21 Top Blockbuster Action Movies that Ruling in the Bollywood is mentioned below:

Best Action Bollywood movies of 2019

1. Saaho

The action thriller film has mainly set in the make-believe city of Waaji which has an active underworld headed by the Roy family.
When their leader is killed, a race begins as to who will lead the pact and are after a black box, which contains the secrets to the ultimate treasure.
All this is investigated under the taskforce of an undercover agent Ashok Chakravarthy and another field agent Amritha Nair.
Though the movie could not perform very well in the theatres, the action sequences have been performed brilliantly by all actors and is a must-watch for fans of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor.

2. War

It is basically an action thriller Bollywood movie directed by Siddharth Anand and released in 2019. This movie features Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the main lead with a special appearance of Vaani Kapoor.

The story goes ahead with Khalid Rehmani (Tiger Shroff), a RAW agent, where he has to chase his former mentor Kabir (Hrithik Roshan), also a RAW agent and the best in his field, who has gone rogue.

The story is not as great as expected with the star cast and the movie, but the action sequences are shot amazingly and is definitely worth a watch.

3. Laal Kaptaan

Laal Kaptaan


Laal Kaptaan has been set in the 18th century and is an action drama movie, directed by Navdeep Singh. The film shows Saif Ali Khan in the main lead, portraying a Naga Sadhu, who is also a bounty hunter and goes by the name Gossain.

He sets out on a killing spree in order to earn money and comes across a bounty, Rehmat Khan who on another side is being chased by the Marathas on account of loot from their treasury. His journey will reveal some deep secrets about his past.

This is not your usual mirch masala movie, but you will definitely remember it as one of the most awesome action movies made in Bollywood with above-par performances.

4. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Manikarnika

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“Riding on the back of a horse with its lagaam in one hand and a swinging sword in other, an infant tied to her chest and fire sparkling in her red eyes- the valour of Jhansi ki Rani Lakshmibai is unforgotten”

This film speaks about the legend of Queen Lakshmibai, who fought for the throne by igniting an inferno through the “Indian rebellion of 1857” against the British Raj. Kangana Ranaut, who is herself the queen of Bollywood, paints the picture of that fierce warrior by portraying the utmost sense of chivalry rushing in her blood.

The movie will give you goosebumps as Kangana has not come undone this time! The remembrance of history lessons and the breathtaking power-packed scenes makes this one special. Though it is surprising to see that the movie could only get an unfair share of 6/10 IMDb ratings but kind words coming from the mouth of the audience were enough to give this one a heads up!

5. Thackeray Thackeray

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“The tiger of Maratha land is here to roar and every time the sun rises from the horizon, people will remember him”

Depicting the biopic of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, the making of this iconic film has brought justice to his portrayal as “The Marathi tiger”.  The film has a stunning depiction, majorly due to the creative use of colors- black & white cinematography for the early days of the character and colorful picturization for the rest of the part.

No one except Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is known for his magnetic acting, could imitate the senior Thackeray to near perfection.  The story illustrates the first half where Balasaheb Thackeray was a cartoonist for the profession and then takes a leap to the part where he makes his grand entry to politics as an influential Marathi leader.

6. Bharat Bharat

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The Drama Action movie is based on the post-independence story of protagonist Bharat, portrayed by the bhaijaan of Bollywood- Salman Khan. The perfectly timed Eid release and gilded star cast including Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Tabu, Jackie Shroff, etc. make this one a blockbuster hit. Adding more to the success, the film is crowned with the title of the third highest-grossing movie of 2019.

The scenes running through the movie are based on the portrayal of an ordinary man surviving the crisis at the time of Indian independence period. However, critics and audiences do not seem to agree with this. As critiqued by viewers- “The movie is laden with loopholes and the entertaining songs that lack sense does not seem to cover-up for the flaws”

7. Romeo Akbar Walter romeo akbar walter

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When John Abraham, the stunner of Action movies acted in trio-role in this movie, the audience could not control the ecstasy. The action thriller with first initials as RAW has a plot based on espionage in Pakistan. The movie is full of twists and turns and does not fail to surprise us, but at the same time seems complex and the messy leap of events does not add up.

The similar kind of Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Raazi’ made a soft corner in our heart, whereas RAW lacked certain points to reach that level. John is definitely the best thing about the movie and makes it a superb one-time watch.

8. Amavas Amavas

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With as low as 3.2 ratings on IMDb, this action thriller came to the silver screen in February 2019. If you are a light-hearted person, then the scary beginning and haunting scenes throughout is definitely not your cup of tea.

The storyline goes in a predictable manner and does not suit the thriller genre- absolutely anything new! A couple plans a week’s visit to their summer home and things turn into a nightmare due to the presence of a spirit that haunts them. The humorous punches by the caretaker of the villa will lighten the aura and you may giggle on his dialogues and enjoy the songs.

9. Uri: The Surgical Strike Uri:The Surgical Strike

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“How’s the Josh?”

Uri has managed to keep the josh still very high sir.

One can watch this masterpiece over & over again and still cannot forget the patriotism instilling performance of Vicky Kaushal. The real-life event-based film is an unparalleled depiction of Uri surgical strike performed by the Indian army. The energy flowing through the character of Major Vihaan Shergill will make you proud to be an Indian.

No man could do this better than our favorite Vicky Kaushal.  Reel meets real through this homage for the fallen soldiers of surgical strikes. The powerful visuals and josh-filled songs in the voice of Shashwat Sachdev have been honored with awards and appreciations time and again!

The success of the movie can be guessed by its re-release in the theatres on Kargil Diwas, so if you have not seen this epic movie, now is your chance!

10. Kesari Kesari

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The Battle of Saragarhi could not get a better portrayal than this action drama movie with Akshay Kumar as the hero. The golden history of this epic battle is known by less and the film was the perfect unveiling of the story. Sent on the forefront of fort Saragarhi due to his rebellious nature, Ishar Singh had to face his destiny with 20 Sikh soldiers.

It was a combat of 21 Sikhs and 10,000 Afghani Pathans. The story highlights the war drama enriched with bravery and valor of Sikh warriors in their Kesari turbans. It also keeps the audience engaged due to the patriotism arousing scenes.

11. Badla Badla

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Revenge will be taken but most unpredictably!

A crime mystery thriller involves an intense murder investigation on accused Naina Sethi for the murder of her lover and it will greet you will surprises that you would not be able to guess. The ending is everything and the audience is perplexed with utter shock.

The movie is based on a three-hour conversation set in a room between Badal Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan), the lawyer and Naina (Tapsee). The gripping and captivating storyline made this 10 crores budgeted movie to be in the league of 100 Crores club of the Bollywood.

12. Junglee junglee

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Rarely a movie is made focusing on animal abuse, and Junglee with such a theme has everything feel-good about it. The movie is based on the character of a vet named Raj who is determined with a mission to fight the international poaching racket at his father’s elephant reserve. Power-packed with martial arts and stunts, the movie will thrill you with the action scenes performed by Vidyut Jammwal.

The movie is also able to convey an awareness message to take a step against the poaching of elephants by avoiding goods made from their tusks.  The direction by the American director amidst the wilderness of Jungle is amazing.

13. Blank Blank

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“A movie starring Sunny Deol is the perfect recipe for an action movie”

Showcasing the major theme of terrorism, Blank stands a little above the average in terms of rating. The numbered views and housefuls of the movie are solely credited to Sunny Deol and his acting skills. The stunts and action scenes are full of energy.

A suicide bomber with a bomb attached to his heart is no less than a walking death and situations get worse when he has a lost memory. Innocent lives are at stake, the clock is ticking and the ATS officers can save them, but will they be able to make it on time?

14. India’s Most Wanted India’s Most Wanted

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A tale of capturing the most wanted International terrorist begins when five men embark on this mission in secrecy without getting their cover blown. The International Bureau and intelligence agencies have entrusted these heroes with a huge target on their broad shoulders. Arjun Kapoor acting as Prabhat Kapoor makes this movie a must-watch weekend chiller.

The movie got mixed reviews from critics and audiences. The film could be way crispier if some loopholes in the writing could be prevented, but these can definitely be ignored if you focus on the compelling story of these unsung heroes waiting to be unveiled in front of everyone.

Best Action Bollywood movies of 2018

1. Thugs of Hindostan

Thugs of Hindostan

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Star cast & Role in Film:

Amitabh Bachchan (as ”Khudabaksh Azaad, a commander of the Thugs”)

Aamir Khan (as ”Firangi Mallah, a small-time Thug from Awadh”)

Katrina Kaif (as ”Suraiyya, a dancer and performer”)

Fatima Sana Shaikh (”as Zafira Baig, a warrior-archer Thug”)

Lloyd Owen (as ”John Clive, a ruthless British East India Company officer”)

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub (as ”Shanichar, Firangi’s Friend”)

Ronit Roy (as ”Mirza Sikander Baig”)

Abdul Qadir Amin (as ”Azhar Ali”)

Directed by: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Produced by: Aditya Chopra
Budget: ₹300 crore
Box Office India:

In India Collection

Day 1 [1st Thursday] ₹ 50.75 Cr

Day 2 [1st Friday] ₹ 32 Cr * Approx

India Net Collection – ₹ 82.75 Cr

Overseas Collection – ₹ 10 Cr

Telugu+ Tamil:

Day 1 – ₹ 1.50 Cr

Day 2 – ₹1.00 Cr

Box Office Worldwide:  ₹ 119.20 Cr

2. Padmavat


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Star cast & Role in Film:

Deepika Padukone (as ”Padmavati”)

Shahid Kapoor (as ”Ratan Singh”)

Ranveer Singh (as ”Alauddin Khalji”)

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Produced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sudhanshu Vats, Ajit Andhare
Budget: ₹215 crore
Box Office India: ₹301 crores
Box Office Worldwide: ₹565 crores

If you live anywhere across our country that has a stable network connection then you must be aware of the huge controversy that was caused by the release of this movie. While we won’t go into all the details of that entire controversy we will still say that this movie is definitely worth a watch.

This movie was released on 25 January 2018 and was directed by the incredibly talented Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The basic plot of this movie revolves around queen Padmavati who is happily married to a Rajput ruler. But soon things take a turn for the worst when a tyrant Sultan who was named Alauddin Khilji enters both their lives and start to wreak havoc.

Alauddin Khilji develops an obsession for the queen and calls a war on their kingdom. This movie is actually based on a poem that was written a very long time. This movie is also the eighth highest-grossing Indian movie in the entire worldwide market. This movie is one of the best gems of our Bollywood cinema and hence, we suggest that you should definitely try this movie out.

3. Raazi


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Star cast & Role in Film:

Alia Bhatt (as ”Sehmat Khan”)

Vicky Kaushal (as ”Iqbal Syed”)

Jaideep Ahlawat (as ”Khalid Mir”)

Directed by: Meghna Gulzar
Produced by: Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Budget: ₹35–40 crore
Box Office Collection: ₹194.06 crore

This is the last movie that we have on our list of the best action movies in Bollywood. This movie was released in the year 2018 and was directed by the incredibly talented Meghna Gulzar.

The basic plot of this movie revolves around Sehmat Khan who is actually an undercover RAW agent. And this undercover RAW agent is married into a Pakistani family so that she can get some kind of valuable information from their enemy. This movie did extremely well in the box office and was also quite well received.

Best Action Bollywood movies of 2017

1. Tiger Zinda Hai

The film is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and was the biggest action movie of the year with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the main lead.

It is the sequel to the 2012 movie Ek Tha Tiger and shows the aftermath of the lives of Tiger and Zoya. Abu Usman, a chief militant of ISC, has held hostage 40 nurses, both Indian and Pakistani, in a Syrian hospital and it is up to Tiger and Zoya to protect them and set them free.

The direction was not very strong, but the action and our Salman Bhai’s performance is definitely worth a watch.

2. Baadshaho

This film is set in the Emergency Era of India from 1975-77. At a time when the ancestral reign was over, an Indian Queen, Maharani Gitanjali belonging to a royal family in Rajasthan, has her gold seized by the Congress party.

In an attempt to get that treasure back, the maharani asks her bodyguard/trusted lieutenant, Bhawani Singh (Ajay Devgan) to set a plan for the same. The storyline includes many twists and turns and is fun to watch. The acting performances by the actors are quite commendable and have good action sequences all over the film.

3. Commando 2

Commando 2

Commando 2 is an action thriller based film, released in the year 2019 and directed by Deven Bhojani. The story goes ahead with commando Karanveer Singh Dogra, inspector Bhavna Reddy and the gang, set on a mission to eradicate all the black money that is being siphoned off to the banks located in abroad locations.

The main leads of the movie have been played by Vidyut Jammwal (Karanveer Singh Dogra), Adah Sharma (Bhavna Reddy) and Esha Gupta as Maria. Although the acting has been sub-par and the direction was not too good, but the action sequences are worth a watch in the film.

4. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

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Star cast & Role in Film:

Prabhas (as ”Amarendra Baahubali”)

Rana Daggubati (as ”Bhallaladeva”)

Tamannaah (as ”Avanthika”)

Anushka Shetty (as ”Devasena”- Amarendra Baahubali’s mother)

Ramya Krishnan (as ”Sivagami”)

Sathyaraj (as ”Kattappa”)

Nassar (as ”Bijjaladeva”)

Directed by: S.S. Rajamouli
Produced by: Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni
Budget:  ₹250 crore
Box Office India: ₹1,429.83 crore
Box Office Worldwide:  ₹1810.60 crore

You wouldn’t believe that we could even consider moving to the year 2018 without mentioning the much waited and the widely anticipated sequel to the movie Baahubali: The Beginning? The prequel of this movie ended at a cliffhanger which left everybody wondering about what turn this movie was going to take, however, this part of the entire series ended up taking all those questions and let us on a wild emotional ride while finding the answers to all those questions.

As expected this movie was also directed by the genius S. S. Rajamouli and was released during the year 2017. The basic plot of this movie revolves around a king named Bhallaladeva who has conspired against his brother to get become the king of the kingdom which was named Mahishmati. Bhallaladev eventually succeeds and ends up killing his brother and imprisoning his wife.

After some years later her son returns to take revenge on Bhallaladev. This movie did incredibly well on the box office and ended up being the second highest-grossing Indian movie in the worldwide market.

If you have watched the prequel of this movie then we wouldn’t even convince you to watch this but if you haven’t then we would seriously ask you to spare around 6 hours and watch both of these movies on end. You’ll thank us for recommending this Bollywood action movie to you.

5. Raees


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Star cast & Role in Film:

Shah Rukh Khan (as ”Raees”)

Abdul Kareem chala (as ”young Raees”)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (as ”IPS Jaideep Ambalal Majmudar”)

Mahira Khan (as ”Aasiya”, Raees’ wife)

Directed by: Rahul Dholakia
Produced by: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Gauri Khan
Budget:  ₹127 crore
Box Office India: ₹139 crores
Box Office Worldwide: ₹291 crores

This is another great Bollywood action movie that was released in the year 2017. And this movie was directed by the extremely talented Rahul Dholakia. And the basic plot of this movie revolves around Raees Alam who is the owner of a bootlegger business. But his entire business is under threat because of an ACP named Majmudar who decides to get the better of him.

Throughout this entire movie, we see how Raees try to keep his business and the trade running by going against the ACP Majmudar. This movie has a rather interesting plotline and the various twists and turns that the movie takes are bound to keep you hooked to the screen while this great movie continues to run.

This movie is also considered as the sixth highest-grossing Bollywood movie in terms of the worldwide market. Apart from all this you also get to see some of the best performances given by the talented Shahrukh Khan. So, we definitely suggest you give this movie a try and get that bucket of popcorn.

Best Action Bollywood movies of 2016

1. Sultan

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Star cast & Role in Film:

Salman Khan (as ”Sultan Ali Khan”)

Anushka Sharma (as ”Aarfa Ali Khan née Hussain”)

Randeep Hooda (as ”Fateh Singh/Sultan’s coach”)

Amit Sadh (as ” Aakash, Pro Takedown founder and Sultan’s presenter”)

Directed by: Ali Abbas Zafar
Produced by: Aditya Chopra
Budget: ₹80 crore
Box Office India: Rs 300.45 crore
Box Office Worldwide: Rs 589.25 crore

If you are a huge Salman Khan fan and a fan of action movies then you are bound to love this movie that we have on our list today. This movie was released in the year 2016 by the genius Ali Abbas Zafar.

The basic plot of this movie simply revolves around a middle-aged wrestler whose name is Sultan Ali Khan. Tragedy strikes and Sultan Ali Khan ends up losing his son and this incident shatters him completely because of which he ends up giving up the sport.

A few years later motivation returns as he needs the prize money and Sultan Ali Khan sets out again to get back his career and his lost reputation. This movie did incredibly well and is further considered as Bollywood’s seventh-best grossing movie worldwide. This movie isn’t just filled with awe-worthy action scenes but further contains a long list of songs that are bound to provide you with the ultimate Bollywood action movie experience.

2. Dangal


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Star cast & Role in Film:

Aamir Khan  (as ”Mahavir Singh Phogat”)

Sakshi Tanwar (as ”Daya Shobha Kaur, Mahavir’s wife”) 

Fatima Sana Shaikh (as ”Geeta Phogat, Mahavir’s oldest daughter”)

Zaira Wasim (as ”Young Geeta Phogat”)

Sanya Malhotra (as ”Babita Kumari, Mahavir’s second daughter”)

Suhani Bhatnagar (as ”Young Babita Kumari”)

Aparshakti Khurana (as ”Omkar”)

Girish Kulkarni (as ”Young Omkar”)

Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari
Produced by: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Budget: ₹70 crore
Box Office India: ₹370 crores
Box Office Worldwide: ₹2001 crores

A father’s and daughter’s bond is sacred and this movie just goes on to show how sacred and beautiful that bond truly is. This movie was released in the year 2016 and was directed by the brilliantly talented Nitesh Tiwari. This movie is further based on the true stories of our country’s two best female wrestlers named Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari.

The basic plot of this movie revolves around a wrestler named Mahavir Phogat who was not able to fulfill his dream of winning a gold medal for his country in the Commonwealth Games.

However, he has two daughters and he vows to train both of his daughters and make sure that they are able to bring a gold medal for the country in a Commonwealth game. But he has to against the pressure of society and face many other obstacles to do just that. This movie is filled with action scenes and it will further pull at your heartstrings too.

This movie further contains a large list of some of the best songs you might have heard in a long while which all just ends up making this movie an absolute treat. This movie is also the highest-grossing Indian movie in a number of different overseas markets.

3. Mohenjo Daro

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Star cast & Role in Film:

Hrithik Roshan (as ”Sarman”)

Pooja Hegde (as ”Chaani”)

Kabir Bedi ( as ”Maham”, the Senate chief)

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker
Produced by: Siddharth Roy Kapur, Sunita Gowariker
Budget: ₹115 crore
Box Office India: ₹58 crores
Box Office Worldwide: ₹107 crores

This is another great Bollywood action movie that we have on our list of the latest action movies Bollywood. This movie was also released in the year 2016 and was directed by the incredibly talented Ashutosh Gowariker.

The basic plot of this movie revolves around a poor farmer who is named Sarman. Sarman arrives in a city named Mohenjo Daro and this city is ruled by a tyrant named Maham. This poor farmer named Sarman ends up learning about the entire history that his family shares with the tyrant who is ruling the entire city. Sarman ends up making a great plan on how to take his revenge on Maham.

This is a movie that is packed with a number of action scenes and you are bound to love watching this movie. So, go ahead and give it a try!


Best Action Bollywood movies of 2015

1. Bajirao Mastani

Bajirao Mastani

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Star cast & Role in Film:

Ranveer Singh (as ”Maratha Peshwa Bajirao”)

Deepika Padukone (as ”Mastani ”)

Priyanka Chopra (as ”Kashibai”- Bajirao’s First Wife)

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Produced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kishore Lulla
Budget: ₹125 crores
Box Office India: ₹184 crores
Box Office Worldwide: ₹358 crores

We start this list of the best Bollywood action movies with a bang and a movie that certainly caused a lot of controversies for that bang to be made. This movie was released in the year 2015 and was directed by the incredibly talented Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The plot of this movie basically revolves around a heroic warrior whose name is Peshwa Bajirao who is married to a woman who is named Kashibai. However, he falls in love with another woman who is named Mastani who is also a warrior princess but she is in a state of terrible distress.

Their conservative families and the society create a number of problems for them but they try to struggle continuously against all that to make their love triumph.

This movie did incredibly well on the box office and chances are that you might have already watched this movie but if you haven’t then we would seriously recommend watching this gem of a Bollywood action movie.

2. Baahubali: The Beginning

Baahubali: The Beginning

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Star cast & Role in Film:

Prabhas (as ”Amarendra Baahubali”)

Rana Daggubati (as ”Bhallaladeva”)

Tamannaah (as ”Avanthika”)

Anushka Shetty (as ”Devasena”- Amarendra Baahubali’s mother)

Ramya Krishnan (as ”Sivagami”)

Sathyaraj (as ”Kattappa”)

Nassar (as ”Bijjaladeva”)

Directed by : S. S. Rajamouli
Produced by : Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni
Budget: ₹115 crores
Box Office India: ₹420 crores
Box Office Worldwide: ₹587 crores

If you have been living at the edge of the entire world and have heard of Bollywood and not of this incredible movie named Baahubali: The Beginning then you are in a serious need of some real Bollywood exposure.

This movie took the entire Bollywood and even the world by storm. This movie is probably one of the best action movies mentioned in this list. This movie was released in the year 2015 and was directed by the incredibly talented S. S. Rajamouli. And the basic plot of the movie revolves around Shivudu who is living in a kingdom named Mahishmati and while pursuing the love of his life he eventually starts to learn about the deeply sad and troubling truth about his past.

He learns everything about his family and their legacy. He further learns about his arch-enemy and now he must prepare to finally defeat that arch-enemy of his. The runtime of this movie is around 2 hours and 39 minutes and trust us guys you will love every single second of it. You’ll probably end up wanting more which is exactly what you can get from our list of Bollywood action films.

3. Rudhramadevi


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Star cast & Role in Film:

Anushka Shetty (as ”Rudrama Devi”)

Allu Arjun (as ”Gona Ganna Reddy”)

Rana Daggubati (as ”Chalukya Veerabhadra”)

Vikramjeet Virk (as ”Mahadeva Nayakudu”)

Krishnam Raju (as ”Ganapati Devudu”)

Prakash Raj (as ”Shiva Devaiah”)

Directed by : Gunasekhar
Produced by : Gunasekhar, Raagini Guna, Neelima Guna, Yukthamukhi
Budget: ₹60 crores
Box Office India: ₹68 crores
Box Office Worldwide: ₹86 crores

This movie was released in the year 2015 and was directed by the incredibly talented Gunasekhar. The basic plot of this movie revolves around the king Ganapathi Devudu who does not have a male heir and actually fears that nobody will accept his daughter as the new ruler after his death.

So, he decides to raise his daughter like a boy but the real test begins when their kingdom is attacked by the enemies and all those learned skills must be put down to the test. This movie has a rather interesting plot and because of this, we suggest that you should definitely try this movie out.

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Best Bollywood Action Movies of the 2000s

1. Omkara

Omkara is essentially a crime action film, which has its adaptations from the novel of Shakespeare, ‘Othello’, and has been directed by Vishal Bharadwaj. It features many leads including Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vivek Oberoi, and Bipasha Basu.

The story starts when Omkara Shukla (Ajay Devgan) kidnaps his love Dolly Mishra (Kareena Kapoor) from her own wedding and gets away with it. His troubles begin when he denies promotion to his right hand Langda Tyagi (Vivek Oberoi), who then starts conspiring against him.
This movie is a masterpiece and a treat to watch in itself and is definitely worth a watch if you love good cinema.

2. Khakee

Released in the year 2004, this film has a vibrant star cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya rai and Ajay Devgan in the lead.

The storyline goes on ahead when a group of inspectors has the responsibility of escorting a wanted criminal from a small city of Chandangarh to Mumbai, for a special court hearing, but the difficulty increases with the incoming of an ex-policeman who will stop at nothing to defeat them. It has good action sequences and is definitely worth a watch due to the amazing acting done by all the actors.

This film was supposedly one of the highest-grossing movies of the year and was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.

3. Wanted (2009)

Directed by Prabhudeva, this film is a remake of the Telugu film ‘Pokiri’ and has Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia and Vinnod Khanna in the main lead. Radhe, played by Salman Khan, is a gangster who kills for money and is eventually hired by an international don, Gani Bhai, for assassination purposes.

The movie goes on with the mysterious past of Radhe which will come back to him in order to defeat Gani Bhai and his gang. His love interest has been played by Jhanvi (Ayesha Takia), who does not like his line of work and wants him to change his ways. All Salman Khan fans and others as well can rejoice with this amazing action thriller to watch over the weekend.

4. Dhoom 2

This movie was a 2006 release and directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The star cast is amazing with Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu and Uday Chopra in the main leads. A daring thief, Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan) is fond of rare artifacts and steals them while leaving his sign after every robbery.

The rest of the movie is the ultimate heist between special op cops Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), Ali (Uday Chopra), with Shonali Bose (Bipasha Basu) and Mr. A with another thief Sunheri (Aishwarya Rai), who also happens to be the love interest of Mr. A. The whole film is a treat to your eyes and has amazing actions and performances by everybody.

5. Don: The Chase Begins Again

The action thriller movie has been directed by Farhan Akhtar and features a star cast including Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Boman Irani.

When the police force is after the leading mafia, Don, in Kuala Lumpur, he gets wounded in the process and goes into a coma while fleeing from the police. The commissioner of police finds his look-alike and adds him to Don’s gang in order to help them take the gang down. This film is the remake of the 1978 film with the same name that features Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman and Pran in the main leads.

6. Race (2008)

The film is directed by the duo Abbas Mastan and falls in the action-thriller genre. The story explores the distressed relation between two brothers Ranvir Singh and Rajiv Singh, played by Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna respectively.

When money gets involved in the matter, the story takes a lot of twists, and the whole movie is about who wins at the end of all this. Other main leads include Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu and Anil Kapoor. The movie is definitely full of suspenseful turns and you will definitely enjoy this cinematic experience.

Best Bollywood Action Movies of the 90s

1. Karan Arjun

This action fantasy movie was released in the year 1995 and was directed by Rakesh Roshan. The star cast includes the two big Khans of the Bollywood industry together, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan, with Rakhee Gulzar, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni and Amrish Puri in the main leads.

The plot essentially includes the reincarnation of the two brothers Karan (Salman Khan) and Arjun (Shahrukh Khan) who realize their past and are set to plot revenge against their uncle for the murder of their father as well as their own selves. All the Bollywood fans must come forward and watch this film at least once in their lives to fulfill their cinematic experience.

2. Ghayal

We have another action movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi in the list and was released in the year 1990. The movie showcases Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Babbar and Amrish Puri in the main lead.

The story revolves around an amateur boxer, Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) and his revenge plot against an evil and corrupt businessman, Balwant Rai (Amrish Puri) when his brother mysteriously dies. The death of his brother and Balwant Rai, both are connected and it is up to Ajay to take action for the same. This film was super hit at the box office during the 90s and is a must-watch for all the action lovers in the country.

3. Border

Released in the year 1997, this war drama film is filled with action and more action. Directed, written and produced, all by the same person, J.P. Dutta, had major star cast, including Sunny Deol, Akshaye Khanna, and Jackie Shroff in the main leads.

The story is based on the real events of the Battle of Longewala fought in the year 1971. A group of 120 are posted in the Longewala region of the country, where they will have to keep up with a large Pakistani force all night until they get assistance from the Air Force, headed by Jackie Shroff, the next morning. The movie became quite a fuss about the brilliance of performances and the plot.

4. Mohra

This 1994 movie has been directed by Rajiv Rai and was a blockbuster hit at the cinema at that time. Being an action thriller movie, it has a vibrant star cast, including Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Poonam Jhawer and Naseeruddin Shah in the main lead.

The story goes ahead with Vishal Agnihotri, played by Sunil Shetty, who is in jail for the murder of four criminals, who raped and murdered his sister-in-law. Learning about this, Roma Singh, a journalist (Raveena Tandon), helps free him and Vishal further goes on to become a hitman for Mr. Jindal (Naseeruddin Shah), soon realizing his plan and sets to catch him with the help of inspector Amar (Akshay Kumar).

5. Khiladi

The movie was released in the year 1992 and directed by Abbas Mastan. It was an action thriller film with the main leads including Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, and Sabeeha.

The movie sets ahead with the story of four college friends, Raj, Boney, Neelam and Sheetal, who like to wager bets for fun as well as money. Their lives will turn upside down when they set to bet with Sheetal’s father who is a minister, to demand money from him for the kidnapping of Sheetal. Things soon turn upside down and they have to survive in order to stay safe.

6. Vaastav

Being released in 1999, this action crime movie was directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, with casting including Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Narvekar and Namrata Shirodkar in the main leads. The story revolves around Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar, aka Raghu (Sanjay Dutt) and Dedh Footiya (Sanjay Narvekar) end up in Mumbai underworld.

This movie tells you the harsh realities of the underworld and things operated there. It is also said that this movie is loosely based on Chhota Rajan, the Mumbai underworld gangster, though it has ever been proved.The film turned to be the highest-grossing movie if the year, winning critic acclamations and is definitely worth a watch.

7. Baadshah

The film was released in the year 1999, directed again by Abbas Mastan. The star cast includes Shahrukh Khan and Twinkle Khanna in the main leads. The genre is an action-comedy, the story goes on with a small-time detective Raj (Shahrukh Khan), who runs Baadshah Detective Agency in a small office in the city of Mumbai.

When he and the gang finally get a case and have to go Goa for the same, Raj (AKA Baadshah) is mistaken for a CBI agent with the same pen name, who now has to save Gayatri Bachchan, chief minister of the state from an assassination attempt, with the help of Rosie (Twinkle Khanna) and his gang.


These were some of the best action movies up to now to binge-watch this weekend if you are an action lover and above all a Bollywood lover. All these movies have received good reviews and it will be a great pass time to binge-watch with your friends or family.

Go get that bucket of popcorn and a cup of soda to start the movie marathon:)

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