The Best Action Movies of 2013 Films

The Best Action Movies of 2013

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List of the best action movies of 2013, as ranked by movie fans and film critics. Sometimes you’re just in the mood to watch a film that’s filled with explosions, gun fire, and plenty of bad-ass fight scenes. When you’rein the mood to watch that sort of film, the best cure is an action movie. In 2013, there were plenty of amazing action-packed movies released for the public’s viewing pleasure. These films features the most iconic actions actors, well choreographed fight scenes, large explosions, and plots that kept viewers at the edge of their seats.

 

2013’s action films starred some of the world’s best action stars, including Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, and Jason Statham, as well as newer action stars like Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence. There were originals flicks like The Last Stand and Pacific Rim, as well as awesome sequels like Hunger Games Catching Fire and The Fast and the Furious 6.

 

What are the best action movies of 2013? Whether you’re interested in superheroes like Iron Man and Wolverine or action flicks that take place in the real world, there is sure to be a film or two on this list just for you. To vote on more films, check out Ranker's list of the best movies of 2013.

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    Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013

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    Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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    Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

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    Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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    Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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    Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd

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    Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Pacific Rim Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

  8. 8
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    World War Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

  9. 9
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    The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    The Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

  10. 10
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    Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Fast & Furious 6 Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

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    White House Down is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Riddick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Riddick Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Karl Urban

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    Elysium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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    Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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    Pain & Gain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker

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    Jack the Giant Killer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013

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    Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane

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    G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013

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    G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum

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    47 Ronin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013

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    47 Ronin Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis

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    Escape Plan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent

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    Parker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Parker Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jason Statham

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    Machete Kills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013

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    Machete Kills Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara

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    A Good Day to Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna

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    The Heat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    The Heat Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans

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    Gangster Squad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

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    After Earth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013


    After Earth Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith

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