The best movies on Stan: a list of the top films streaming in Australia now

If you're a fan of muscular action films, you've come to the right place. Stan has a great selection of high-octane, testosterone-fuelled movies for adrenaline junkies. Here are our picks for best action movies on Stan.

Mad Max Fury Road

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Mad Max Fury Road

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

The world has gone to hell following a cataclysmic event, plunging headfirst into madness and chaos. All that remains is a wasteland governed by tyrannical men, populated by downtrodden hordes, and hopefully, rescued by mythical heroes. Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) rules with an iron fist, doling out meagre amounts of water to the masses, while keeping a stable of wives for himself to breed future warlords. His most trusted Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) has betrayed him and freed these women from their lives of sexual slavery. Now, the chase is on, as Immortan Joe and his party of warboys set out to retrieve their "property". If Furiosa and co. are to succeed, they’ll need the help of Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a wandering road warrior in search of a cause. Director George Miller has crafted the most dynamic, vibrant and sensational action blockbuster of the decade with Fury Road. it’s an inventive, high-octane kick in the guts to a film industry that has played it safe for far too long. The chases and stunts in this film are unparalleled. Best of all, the film's cut-to-the-chase plot manages to sneak in a powerful and extremely timely rebuttal to patriarchy.

IMDB Rating: 8.1, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

The Crow

The Crow

(Image credit: Miramax)

One of the great comic book movies of the nineties, nay, of all time, The Crow is a visually spectacular revenge film that sees a murdered rock star return from the grave to kill the men responsible for killing him and his fiancee on the eve of their wedding. Tragically, lead star Brandon Lee lost his life in a freak accident on set involving a faulty prop gun. Set to be a breakthrough role for Lee, son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, the film was eventually completed by director Alex Proyas in an effort to honour his star and friend. Though this is a tough film that's mostly dark, rainy and violent, there's a warmth to The Crow that shines through the darkness, proving that when all hope seems lost, love can transcend even death.

IMDB Rating: 7.6, Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

The entire James Bond collection 

Yes, you read that correctly: all 24 Bond films are now available to stream exclusively on Stan. Best of all, each film is presented in glorious 4K quality, which is something that was previously unavailable outside of expensive iTunes purchases. Join Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig as they each take turns in the iconic role of MI6 agent and super spy, James Bond. Sure, not all of the 007 films are great (we're looking at you, Die Another Day), but they're always entertaining. And, thanks to the 4K visual upgrade, you may be more inclined to suffer through some of the lesser entries on the picture quality alone!

Stream the Bond collection on Stan now

Kill Bill

Quentin Tarantino's grand homage to exploitation cinema, Kill Bill sees star Uma Thurman go on a roaring rampage of revenge, killing everyone who was involved in her attempted assassination. Fresh out of a coma after several years, this former assassin will make her old associates pay, one-by-one, for ruining her life. And when that's done, she's taking her blood-drenched katana on a trip to meet Bill (David Carradine), her former boss and lover. Split into two pieces (both of which are now streaming on Stan), Kill Bill is a violent revenge masterpiece. 

IMDB Rating: 8.1, Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator

(Image credit: Orion Pictures)

In the original Terminator, Arnold played a cyborg killing machine sent back in time to kill a great military leader's mother, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), before she can even conceive him. Well, the terminator failed. Set years later, Terminator 2: Judgment finds Arnie sent back through time again, only this time, his mission is to protect adolescent John Connor (Edward Furlong) from another, more advanced terminator (Robert Patrick) which has the ability to shape-shift. An action classic of the highest order and one of the best sequels of all time, Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a must-see for any action fan.

IMDB Rating: 8.6, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Mad Max

Long before he reached Fury Road, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) was a highway cop in a particularly rough part of Australia – his beat ravaged by murderous and borderline savage street cretins. When Max's family and partner are killed by a gang with a vendetta, he gets mad. Extremely mad. One of Australian cinema's most classic films, Mad Max is high-octane revenge thriller that boasts some of the greatest scenes of vehicular carnage ever committed to celluloid. Max would eventually end up in a post-apocalyptic future, but his humble origins should never be forgotten.

IMDB Rating: 7.0, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Stephen Lambrechts
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Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

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