7 Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies: Binge-worthy Hybrid Movies of all time

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Hybrid Genre Movies, you might have heard about them, you might have seen them too, but do you recognize a movie as of Hybrid Genre after watching them? Maybe not. We also didn’t know what genre we were watching before. This article is going to help you understand the hybrid genre and by the end, you’ll leave with the list of Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies.  

What is a Hybrid Genre and how is it interesting? Hybrid Genre (or Cross-Genre) fuse together two or more themes or genres. It was already happening with literature across the world. The most popular example of Hybrid genre literature is William Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell, this epic book has a mix of poetry, prose, and engravings.

The interesting part about movies of the Hybrid Genre, in particular, is that you can never know in what direction the story may go further. The strength of these movies is their Unpredictability. Here is the list of 7 Amazing Action Hybrid Genre Movies that are unpredictable as hell-

  1. Bad Boys (1995)
  2. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
  3. Free State of Jones (2016)
  4. A Simple Favor(2018)
  5. Dolittle(2020)
  6. Naked (2017)
  7. Life Is Beautiful(1997)

The thrill that comes with action movies is unparalleled. I mean one has to be a fool to not like action. Now if that action comes with a blend of, say, drama or comedy or thrill. I don’t know about you but I cannot wait to watch these movies again.

7 Binge-worthy Action Hybrid Genre Movies of all time

The movies listed below are chosen because of their hybrid nature and all of these have done a great deal of work in their respective action genres. There is a good probability that you have already heard about these as all of them have got the best ratings from the critics as well as from the audience.

1. Bad Boys (1995)

Bad Boys: best hybrid action genre movies
Source: Sony Pictures

Why is it in the list of Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies?

Bad Boys is an American film of genre action comedy starring Will Smith and  Martin Lawrence. The two stars are shown as narcotics detectives. The movie revolves around the investigation of these two for the heroine stolen from the ‘secured’ police vault. They have to recover the drugs (with the cost of $100 million) within five days otherwise their entire department would be shut down. 

The movie was made with a budget of $19-23 million and grossed over $140 million, proving to be a massive financial success.

IMDb- 6.9

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2. 300: Rise of an Empire(2014)

300 Rise of an Empire: best hybrid action genre movies
Source: Movies Anywhere

Why is it in the list of Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies?

Only the Gods can defeat the Greeks
300 is an action film with a mix of epic period fantasy. The movie stars beautiful actors like  Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headley, and Hans Matheson. The story is about the state of war between Persia and Greece. The man-turned-god king of Persia helps in winning the war but faces the whole united armies of Greece nations.   

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A total of $110 million were required to make this epic historical fantasy movie, which turned out as a hit and grossed $337.6 million at the box office.


3. Free State of Jones (2016)

Matthew McConaughey in Free State Of Jones: best hybrid action genre movies
Source: All About History

Why is it in the list of Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies?

The Free State of Jones is an American war film starring the very handsome Matthew McConaughey. The movie is based on the real-life story of Newton Knight who in the 1860s lead the rebellion against the Confederacy.

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It is about the time in America when local farmers were called upon for becoming soldiers because of the decisions of the higher officials. The Free State of Jones is truly a great movie. The first reaction of the native Americans after watching it was that how did they not know about Netwon Knight before! 

 IMDb- 6.9

4. A Simple Favor (2018)

A Simple Favor Poster: best hybrid action genre movies
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Why is it in the list of Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies?

If you are dying to watch some black comedy thriller, then ‘A Simple Favor’ is your answer. It is a very rare genre to be seen and the director, Paul Feig, has done a good job making it.

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The movie starts on a light note when Stephanie (the very pretty Anna Kendrik ) meets Emily at her kid’s school. She is a single mother and tries to be friends with Emily, an upper-class woman. The movie is on a real comedy note when suddenly Emily goes missing and Stephanie begins to investigate it.  

The movie grossed $97.6 million having made a budget of $20 million.

IMDb- 6.8 

5. Dolittle (2020)

Dolittle Poster: best hybrid action genre movies
Source: Universal Pictures

Why is it in the list of Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., this movie is a fun treat for anyone who just wants to laugh watching some fantasy. Dolittle has more famous actors like Tom Holland, Selena Gomez, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Sheen, John Cena, and Rami Malek.

The movie is packed with comedy and some action in the end.  The plot is that a physician (RDJ), who can talk to the animals, is on an adventure to find an island.

Made with a budget of $175 million, Dolittle got $251.4 from the box office.

IMDb- 5.6

6. Naked (2017)

Naked (2017) poster: best hybrid action genre movies
Source: Netflix

Why is it in the list of Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies?

Naked is the one movie that is going to make you ROFL! It is a comedy film with tints of action and drama. The lead of the movie Marlon Wayans is nervous about his marriage that is happening in less than an hour when he is stuck and has to live in the same hour over and over again until he gets everything right.

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It’s like he is in a time loop that will only end if cracks get things done correctly. It gets funnier whenever he has to go through the same hour again and again. 

IMDb- 5.4

7. Life Is Beautiful(1997)

Life Is Beautiful Poster: best hybrid action genre movies
Source: HBO Max

Why is it in the list of Best Action Hybrid Genre Movies?

Life is Beautiful is an Italian war movie that has received 3 Oscars. It is an amazing comedy-drama movie showcasing the scenes from the life of a Jewish-Italian bookshop owner who shields his son from the horrors of Nazis.

It has scenes from the Concentration Camps where he tells his son it is all part of the game. Make sure you have some tissues while watching this one, cause it surely will make you weep.

Life Is Beautiful was made with a budget of $20 million and grossed an epic amount of $230.1 million.

IMDb-  8.6

Summing Up

With time the directors from all over the world started to make movies mixing up different genres and themes. Sometimes unintentionally. But everyone has seen what magic and intrigue these movies create among the viewers. Out of all the Action Hybrid Genre Movies from this list, ‘A Simple Favor’ got me excited the most. What are you going to watch this weekend from this list? Comment below for your answers and suggestions. Have a nice day!

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