Iconic superheroes, epic battles, and a whole lot of sequels dominated the most exciting action films of 2016. The best 2016 action movies brought in millions at the box office while offering movie goers an array of special effects and thrilling stunts. This is a list of the best action movies of 2016 featuring everything from X-Men Apocalypse to Criminal to Star Trek Beyond.
What films will you find on this list of the top action movies of 2016? If you're a sci fi buff, you might vote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the top. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a father and daughter find themselves locked in a struggle surrounding the creation of the most powerful weapon known to man: the Death Star. Felicity Jones starred as Jyn Erso in this blockbuster film. The irreverent superhero flick Deadpool was another one of the most popular action movies of 2016. Tom Cruise returned to the role of a former army police officer in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Other good films featured on this roundup of the top action movies of 2016 include Independence Day: Resurgence, Criminal, and Jason Bourne.
Which action movie deserves the top spot on this list? It's up to you to decide. Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any exciting films that are missing.
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