Hollywood heavyweights bring the heat with M-Net Movies Action HQ pop-up channel

10 March 2023
From 17 March, viewers can enjoy big names such as Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, and Dwayne Johnson on a channel geared at action lovers.
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High-octane Hollywood blockbusters will be reporting for duty at new headquarters on 17 March 2023. For 17 days, top action stars will take the lead on M-Net Movies Action HQ, an exciting new pop-up channel on DStv Channel 111. 

Highlights from the 107 movies airing on M-Net Movies Action HQ include adrenalin-fueled blockbusters starring heavyweights such as Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Liam Neeson, and Bruce Willis. 

Some of the movies you can enjoy on M-Net Movies Action HQ include: 

  • Top Gun Maverick: Starring the inimitable Tom Cruise, who revisits his iconic role as naval aviator Maverick more than 30 years after the original. With an incredible 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it was also the second-highest-grossing movie of 2022 – and the highest-grossing of Cruise’s career. 
  • John Wick Chapter 2The sequel to a wildly successful first film, the Keanu Reeves vehicle was a hit with critics and audiences. One critic called it an “adrenaline-pumping blockbuster polished to near perfection”. 
  • Taken: Liam Neeson shines in this modern action classic as a former Secret Service agent who just wants to enjoy his retirement. But when his daughter is kidnapped, it sets the scene for a fast-paced action thriller that you can never watch too many times.  
  • Unchartered: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Banderas team up for a glorious action adventure about a lost treasure. Based on the hugely popular video game of the same name, the critics who loved it called it “a fun ride with a clear respect for the source material”.
  • Die HardConsidered by critics and viewers as one of the greatest action films ever made, Die Hard enjoys a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. As one critic wrote of Bruce Willis’s protagonist John McLane: “Die Hard lets its hero solve problems with more than bullets and fists. His best weapons are ingenuity and wit.” 

M-Net Movies Action HQ (DStv Channel 111) will be available to DStv Premium, and for just R99 a month ‘Add Movies’ for Compact Plus, Compact, Family, and Access subscribers from 17 March 2023 until 2 April 2023. The movies will also be on DStv Catch Up until 2 May 2023.