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10 Action Movies and Franchises Guaranteed to Give You an Adrenaline Rush

Here are 10 movies that’ll have you jumping out of your seat to fight alongside (or against) their characters.

By Wyatt Gildea

Want a movie that gets your blood pumping and heart racing? Lucky for you, Peacock has ton of action-thrillers to do just that. To make the choice easier for you, we’ve compiled ten movies guaranteed to get your pulse pounding.  

1. Kick-Ass (2010) 

Do you ever wonder what you would be like a superhero, even if you didn’t have any powers? So did Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a Staten Island teen whose love of comic books convinced him to suit up as hero named Kick-Ass. Only once he meets other superheroes Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloë Grace-Moretz) does he learn of the more sinister plot at hand.  

Watch Kick-Ass on Peacock. 

2. Dredd (2012) 

In the year 2080, the United States is in a post-war, apocalyptic state, with only the “Judges” (a police force that acts as judge, jury, and executioner) to keep order.  After three people are killed in a slum, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and his recruit (Olivia Thirlby) are sent to investigate. Safe to say that the only thing you’ll be Dredd-ing is the end of the movie.  

Watch Dredd on Peacock. 

3. Creed (2015) 

Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) was one of the most famous characters in Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky (1976). *Spoiler warning, but not really because it’s the premise of the movie* Creed is killed in the ring by Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) in Rocky IV (1985), leaving behind his son Adonis. Years later, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) is entering the boxing world, and there’s no one better to train him than Rocky Balboa (Stallone).  

Watch Creed on Peacock. 

4. Point Break (1991) 

Watch what happens as federal agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) goes undercover in a criminal gang... of surfers. The head surfer Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) leads his crew along a string of robberies to keep their adrenaline pumping. The only thing keeping Utah from arresting them all is falling in love with one of their own.  

Watch Point Break on Peacock. 

5. American Ultra (2015) 

There’s not much going on in Mike Howell’s (Jessie Eisenberg) life besides getting stoned and drawing a superhero monkey — until the CIA tries to kill him. Realizing that he’s a former sleeper agent, Mike is forced to use his past training to outrun the law and stay alive.  

Watch American Ultra on Peacock. 

6. The Hunt (2020) 

In this adaptation of The Most Dangerous Game, twelvw random civilians are thrust into the wilderness while hunted by wealthy elites. With the odds heavily stacked against them, they’re forced to survive by any means necessary, but everything changes when one of the elites turns on their colleagues.  

Watch The Hunt on Peacock. 

7. Ride On (2023) 

Filmed in China, Ride On follows Luo (Jackie Chan), a former stuntman who calls his horse his best friend. When his family tries to auction off his horse, Luo fights the debt collectors, making him and the horse instant celebrities.  

Watch Ride On on Peacock. 

8. 13 Assassins (2010) 

In this remake of the 1963 film of the same name, thirteen elite assassins are hired by secret government officials in 1800s Japan to kill a lord who has been attacking his own people. The nation’s best samurai against the nation’s best bodyguards. You won’t want to miss this. 

Watch 13 Assassins on Peacock.  

9. Centurion (2010) 

Based on the disappearance of Rome’s Ninth Legion in ancient Scotland, Centurion follows the legion as they rescue one of their own men. After the rescue, the legion is attacked viciously by native Scots, who want to kill off the legion one man at a time.  

Watch Centurion on Peacock. 

10. Perrier’s Bounty (2009) 

Michael McCrea (Cillian Murphy) is in a lot of trouble. After failing to pay off his debt, he’s the number one target for a Dublin gang led by Darren Perrier (Brendan Gleeson). Now on the run with his father (Jim Broadbent) and his neighbor (Jodie Whittaker), McCrea will have to trust his instincts to stay alive.  

Watch Perrier’s Bounty on Peacock.  

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