best of 2014 The Best Action Movies of 2014  

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List Rules Only films in the action genre that were released (or wide released) in the United States in 2014.

Buckle up! It's time to blast through the explosive list of the best action movies from 2014. We've got superheroes and mutants and old men blowing stuff up. Want more? How about a Mockingjay, some Hobbits, and a guy named Jack Ryan? It seems every year brings bigger and more explosive action to theaters, but these 2014 action films really set the bar high.

Now it's your turn to lock and load and fire away on these movies. How will you vote on Transformers: Age of Extinction and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Do the X-Men or RoboCop get a thumbs up from you? How about the 2014 Marvel movies, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

Whichever your favorite action movie of 2014 was, we need your votes to find out which action-packed films were the greatest of 2014. So fire away with those thumbs and let us know which 2014 action movies were a hit and which ones bombed epically.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Bryan Singer X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic criminals ...more

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the 2004 Japanese ...more

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Fury David Ayer Fury is a 2014 American war film directed by David Ayer. A grizzled tank commander (Brad Pitt) makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Francis Lawrence Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The ...more

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John Wick Chad Stahelski, David Leitch John Wick is a 2014 American action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean ...more

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Peter Jackson The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro and directed by Peter Jackson.

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Lone Survivor Peter Berg Lone Survivor is a 2013 American war film written and directed by Peter Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. The film is based on the 2007 ...more

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The Equalizer Antoine Fuqua The Equalizer is a 2014 American neo-noir vigilante action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, based on the TV series. Believing he has put his mysterious past behind him, a man (Denzel ...more

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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2014
Dhiraj Jain added Men in Black 3 Barry Sonnenfeld Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin. It is the third installment in the ...more

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Divergent Neil Burger Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth ...more

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Snowpiercer Bong Joon-ho Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction, drama, action film written by Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson and directed by Bong Joon-ho.

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Lucy Luc Besson Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in ...more

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Godzilla Gareth Edwards Godzilla is a 2014 American science fiction monster film directed by Gareth Edwards. It is a reboot of the Godzilla film franchise and retells the origins of Godzilla in contemporary times as a ...more

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Michael Bay Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 3D science fiction action film based on the Transformers franchise. It is the fourth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and stars ...more

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300: Rise of an Empire Noam Murro 300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American fantasy war film directed by Noam Murro. It is a follow-up to the 2007 film 300, taking place before, during and after the main events of its ...more

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Dracula Untold Gary Shore, Andy Cockrum Dracula Untold is a 2014 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Gary Shore in his feature film debut and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Rather than focus on Irish ...more

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The Expendables 3 Patrick Hughes Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Expendables 3 is a 2014 American action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and the third installment in the franchise. The mercenary group come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad ...more

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Hercules Brett Ratner Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy and adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel ...more

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Kenneth Branagh Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a 2014 American action thriller film, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Branagh, and Keira Knightley star in leading roles. The film features ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jonathan Liebesman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2014 American 3D science fiction action comedy film based on the franchise of the same name. A reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series, the film ...more

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RoboCop José Padilha RoboCop is a 2014 action science fiction film written by Michael Miner, Edward Neumeier, Nick Schenk and 2 others and directed by José Padilha.

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Three Days To Kill McG 3 Days to Kill is a 2014 French-American action thriller film directed by McG and written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak. The film stars Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie ...more

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The Raid 2 Gareth Evans The Raid 2 is a 2014 Indonesian martial arts crime film written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans; it is the sequel to the 2011 film The Raid: Redemption. The film was released on 28 ...more

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Need for Speed Scott Waugh Need for Speed is a 2014 action film written by George Nolfi and to be directed by Scott Waugh.

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ingrajm016 added Predestination Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction film, written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film is based on the Robert A. Heinlein short story "—All You ...more

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Pompeii Paul W. S. Anderson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Pompeii is a 2014 German-Canadian-USA 3D historical disaster film produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. Inspired by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed the Pompeii city ...more

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I, Frankenstein Stuart Beattie Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial I, Frankenstein is a 2013 horror thriller film written by Stuart Beattie and Kevin Grevioux and directed by Stuart Beattie.