The 10 Best Action Movies to Stream on Foxtel Now
Choosing a movie to watch on demand on Foxtel Now can be pretty overwhelming. The streaming services has an ever-expanding library which currently holds over 1,200 ad-break titles available to stream. So if the Movie Pack is part of your subscription, you can take your pick. From big-screen blockbusters to raunchy comedies to family-friendly entertainment, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re into heart-racing action flicks, the selection is particularly impressive. Here are the 10 best action movies you can stream on Foxtel Now, whether a current a subscriber or taking advantage of the 2 weeks Free trial offer.
The 10 Best Action Movies On Foxtel Now
#1 The Magnificent Seven
In this remake of the 1960 film of the same name, seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. If you miss watching a good western, this movie will be right up your alley. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke, The Magnificent Seven is visceral, action-packed, and plain good fun. With Denzel doing a marvelous job leading the gang and Pratt providing some much-needed comic relief to the situation, you’ll be in for a treat.
If you haven’t seen Deadpool yet, you’re definitely missing out. The synopsis is pretty straight-forward: a fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge. And yet, Deadpool is so much more. With incredible humor and superlative action scenes, it will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more. Luckily, you’re going to get it – the sequel is scheduled to come out in 2018.
Snowden tells the infamous story of Edward Snowden, the NSA employer who leaked thousands of classified documents highlighting the agency’s illegal surveillance techniques. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role, the movie does a wonderful job at giving viewers a new perspective on the whistleblower. We get to see not just the events that lead to him releasing the documents, but also how the pressure of the job affected his relationships with loved ones. A thought-provoking movie for sure.
#4 Point Break
With an FBI agent going undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers, this movie is 100% pure adrenaline. And if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s the perfect time to give it a go. With an impressive cast led by Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, Point Breakfeatures some of the most amazing and well-done action scenes to ever grace our screens. The movie premiered back in 1991 and remains an underrated classic you’ll want to watch over and over again.
If you’re a fan of the James Bond franchise, you can’t miss this one. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz. Although the movie received mixed reviews when it came out, it remains a treat for veteran Bond fans.
#6 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. If this synopsis caught your attention, you’ll like end up enjoying the crazy ride that is The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The movie is witty, action-packed, and extremely enjoyable. After all, it’s directed by Guy Ritchie. That should be enough to convince you to give it a shot.
#7 The Dark Knight Rises
The last installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series lives up to the hype. Eight years after the Joker’s reign of anarchy, The Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. Dark and exhilarating, this movie provides a stunning conclusion to this epic trilogy. If it doesn’t blow you away, we don’t know what will.
#8 V For Vendetta
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Rings a bell? The movie is set in a future British tyranny, where a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V”, plots to overthrow the government with the help of a young woman. Powerful, thought-provoking, riveting, and extremely well-acted, V for Vendetta is one of those movies you need to watch at least once in your lifetime. Although when you give in, you’ll realize that one viewing is simply not enough.
#9 Kill Bill Vol. 1
When it comes to Quentin Tarantino, you either love him or hate him. And yet, after watching this movie, we really think you’ll fall into category number one. The flick follows The Bride, who wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her – a team she was once part of. Bloody and fun, Kill Bill Vol. 1became an instant classic when it came out; and it still holds up today.
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. Snatch is hilarious, unexpected, and colorful; it’s highly entertaining and definitely action-packed. With Brad Pitt and Jason Statham giving amazing performances, we couldn’t recommend it more.
To be able to watch the above selections on demand you need the Movies Pack, which costs $20/month. This is a premium pack, so you can only get if you are already subscribed to one of the base packs. Lifestyle, Kids, and Docos are $10/month each, while Drama and Pop are $15/month each. You can watch Foxtel Now on laptops, mobile devices, Telstra TV, Chromecast, and PS4. You pay month-to-month and you can cancel, pause, or change your subscription at any time. Selected titles are available in HD. Ready, set, marathon!