The best action films from Indonesia: No less cool than foreign films!

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Indonesia's best action film, The Raid 2: Berandal.  Photo: Wikipedia

This article contains recommendations for the best action films by Indonesian children that are no less cool than action films abroad.

Watching movies is indeed an activity that is loved by many people. Films certainly have many types or genres or genres. Starting from drama, action or action, comedy, horror, to documentaries.

In general, action movie lovers have a lot of fans. However, many think that the best action movies come from Hollywood or other countries. In fact, Indonesia also has the best action films, you know! Curious? Here, Hops summarizes the best action films by the nation’s children, as reported by Katadata.

The Raid

This 2011 action film, starring Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim, tells the story of a police group who raids a gangster’s headquarters in an apartment. This film received a lot of national and even international appreciation.

The Raid 2: Rogues

This film is a continuation of the first sequel film, The Raid. Released in 2014, The Raid 2: Berandal is still played by Iko Uwais as a police officer. He tries to dismantle the corruption of the police at his place of work.

Indonesia’s best action film, The Raid 2: Berandal. Photo: Wikipedia

Night Bus

The film ‘Night Bus’ directed by Emil Heradi which was released on April 6, 2017 is one of the best action films from Indonesia. This film also received many awards, one of which was the Citra Award for Best Feature Film.

This fictional action film is inspired by the resistance in Aceh. Taking the point of view of the lower middle class who do not have the power to fight back. Night Bus is played by Teuku Rifnu Wikana, Edward Akbar, and there is also Arya Saloka, an actor who is currently on the rise.

Night Buses.  Photo: Wikipedia
Night Buses. Photo: Wikipedia


The film, directed by Joko Anwar, which aired on August 29, 2019, successfully attracted the attention of the public. The reason is, this film is included in the Bumilangit cinema universe, aka the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe, which is abbreviated as BCU.

Played by Abimana Aryasatya, Pevita Pearce, and Tara Basro, tells the story of the harsh life of Sancaka who is also a hero named Gundala.

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