June 4, 2023

The world of cinema in Indonesia is currently on the move. Filmmakers continue to create more and more interesting shows, not inferior to films made by Hollywood, especially when it comes to action films or action.

As a result, several domestic action actors have appeared in a number of international films, including Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim and Yayan Ruhian. The producers were also quite fascinated by their actions in films in Indonesia. They are testament to the rapid progress of genre films action in Indonesia.

So, below, we have selected a list of Indonesian action films that are not inferior to foreign ones. Bacaterus has made brief reviews of a number of films action Indonesia that you must watch.

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1.The Big 4

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The Big 4 (2022) deserves to be called the most successful Indonesian film in 2022. Not shown in theaters, this film directed by Timo Tjahjanto was a huge success globally.

This original Netflix Indonesian film has succeeded in becoming the second most successful non-English language film on Netflix. The extraordinary actions of Abimana Aryasatya, Putri Marino, Lutesha, Arie Kriting and Kristo Immanuel were indeed no joke.

The film itself tells of a young police officer named Dina who just finds out that her father has four foster children. The difference is, these four people work as contract killers.

But the police and these criminals instead work together to find out their father’s killer. Dina with Typhoon, Jenggo, Alpha and Pelor desperately fight the figure that killed her father.

2. Sri Asih

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Sri Asih is one movie Super hero which the Indonesian audience has been waiting for. The second film from the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe is quite star-studded because it hooked famous names such as Pevita Pearce, Reza Rahadian, Jefri Nichol, and Ario Bayu as the cast.

The story centers on a girl named Alana who is confused because she is always filled with anger, even though she tries to fight back. Alana also finds out about her past and other mysteries.

It turns out that she was born when a volcano erupted, and because of this Alana was separated from her parents. It was from here that Alana also learned that she was the reincarnation of the Goddess of Mercy, the Goddess of Justice.

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On the other hand, there are evil groups that intend to resurrect the Fire Goddess, a figure that has been provoking Alana’s anger. Alana must face them and prevent that from happening. Did Alana manage to do it?

3. Qodrat


don’t get me wrong, Qodrat (2022) is not just a horror film. The reason is, this film also presents a variety of action scenes that are quite entertaining.

The film, which stars husband and wife Vino G. Bastian and Marsha Timothy, tells the story of the devil’s interference with humans. It all started when Qodrat lost his son named Alif, after this child was possessed by an evil demon.

To calm down, Qodrat decided to return to his Islamic boarding school. However, the condition of the hut and the surrounding community is very strange and mystical.

Sure enough, almost everyone in this village fell victim to a mystical disturbance. But what made Qodrat shaken, it turned out that the mastermind behind all this was his own best friend who now worships the devil.

4. Satria Dewa: Gatotkaca

Satria Dewa Gatotkaca

Dewa Satria: Gatotkaca is an action movie and Super hero other Indonesian origins that you must watch. This film directed by Hanung Bramantyo is the first film from Satria Dewa Universe.

This film stars a row of young celebrities who incarnate as descendants of the Pandavas. For his first film, Rizky Nazar, Yasmin Napper and Omar Daniel will be lined up to be the main actors.

This film tells the story of a young man named Yuda who tries to unravel the mystery of the death of his best friend. Soon, Yuda’s mother became one of the victims of this mysterious serial killer.

Feeling compelled to find out the mastermind behind the killing of his loved ones, Yuda accidentally meets Dananjaya, a descendant of the Pandavas who helps him discover his true identity. From this meeting, Yuda learns that he is the incarnation of Gatotkaca, the guardian of the Pandawa clan.

Besides finding his identity, Yuda also finds the mastermind behind the serial murder case that befell his best friend and mother. Did Yuda succeed in getting his revenge?

5. Gundala


Starring Abimana Aryasatya, Gundala (2019) is one of the action films and Super hero Indonesia that should not be missed. This film directed by Joko Anwar is the opening act of the Bumilagit Cinema Universe, which adapted superheroes from local comics that were popular in the 60s.

Abimana Aryasatya played with Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Ario Bayu to Rio Dewanto in this film. Gundala tells of a man named Sanchaka. Having a hard life, who would have thought that Sanchaka would instead become a hero for the people.

The lightning strike that revived him turned out to be useful against the Pengkor. They intended to poison pregnant women so that future generations would be destroyed. Will Gundala be able to prevent Pengkor’s evil plans?

6. Ben & Jody

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Ben & Jody is an Indonesian action film directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko. The film, produced by Visinema Pictures, stars Rio Dewanto and Chicco Jerikho. The characters they play are also still being adapted from the novel entitled Coffee Philosophy written by Dee Lestari.

This film tells the story of Jody’s efforts to save her friend, Ben, who is involved in a land dispute with a large company. Ben, who is trying to protect the farmers in his hometown, ends up being held captive by a group of illegal loggers.

In a different place, Jody is preparing to launch the new concept of Coffee Philosophy. He must have invited Ben to attend. But because Ben didn’t show up, Jody tried to find his friend’s whereabouts.

Shocked by Ben’s condition in his hometown, Jody tries to help. The two of them are involved in an adventure that brings them to meet with the village’s indigenous community group and try to fight the forest loggers. Did the two succeed in reclaiming the land belonging to the farmers?

7. 9 Dragons


9 Dragons tells the story of three friends named Marwan, Lenny, and Donny. They work as assassins.

As time goes by, they begin to realize that their job does not promise a better future. In addition, the risk it bears is also very large.

The story begins to get interesting when various unexpected events occur. Since then, they have felt disgusted with what they have done while being assassins. All three are trying to fix these mistakes. The struggle of these three friends is certainly very worthy to accompany your weekend.

8. The Last Wolf

The last wolf

The last wolf tells about the friendship of a group of teenagers who live on the outskirts of Jakarta. The five main characters are Ale, Jarot, Lukman, Sadat, and Jago. Among them, Ale and Jarot stand out the most.

When a fight occurred, Jarot killed one of his enemies to protect Ale. Jarot finally went to jail. But while he was behind bars, none of Jarot’s friends visited him.

The conflict peaked when Jarot left prison and was brought by someone into the drug gang headquarters. Jarot also has to deal with his old friend. As a result, fights were inevitable.

The last wolf be one of the movies action Indonesia that you must watch. In addition to the criminal world, love stories also grow here.

9. Wandering


wander maybe it could be the beginning of the rise of the name Iko Uwais. In this film, Iko becomes a young man from Minangkabau who has to go abroad to fulfill his village’s traditions. Yuda had to leave his mother, Wulan and older brother, Yayan. Jakarta is Yuda’s destination city

In that city, Yuda meets the orphan Adit and his sister, Astri. It turned out that the two orphans were victims of an illegal organization that trafficked people. Yuda also intends to save Adit and Astri from the organization.

The three of them have to run away from the thugs and pimps who want to take Adit and Astri back. Will Yuda succeed in saving Adit and Astri?

Besides wanderalso find out the titles of other Iko Uwais films in the film article starring Iko Uwais.

10. Red and White

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This film tells about the Indonesian struggle against the Dutch army in 1947. Five soldiers named Amir, Thomas, Soerono, Marius and Dayan who were attending military training at the Bantik Barracks in Semarang were shocked when their camp was surrendered by the Dutch military.

The five of them desperately fought and tried to hide considering they were outnumbered. Unfortunately, only Amir, Thomas, Dayan and Marius survived. They eventually joined the guerrilla army in the interior of Java.

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