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

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130 38
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 Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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101 42
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 Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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89 44
Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd

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Pacific Rim Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

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World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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95 46
The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
The Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

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83 48
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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79 43
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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73 50
Kick-Ass 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
Kick-Ass 2 Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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Riddick Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Karl Urban

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61 39
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum

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Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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62 52
Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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Pain & Gain Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris

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Ender's Game Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis

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44 40
The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
The Last Stand Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker

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Escape Plan Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent

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Jack the Giant Killer Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane

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42 38
Parker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
Parker Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jason Statham

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

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34 43
47 Ronin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
47 Ronin Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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The Heat Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans

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35 39
Gangster Squad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

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28 52
Machete Kills is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
Machete Kills Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara

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11 24
After Earth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2013
After Earth Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith