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The Best Action Movies of 2017

Updated March 26, 2021 9.7k votes 1.8k voters 107.4k views66 items

Action fanatics, it's time to rank the best action movies of this year. Featuring superhero movies, shoot-em-ups, and action comedies, 2017 action movies have thrilled audiences with explosions, fight scenes, and car chases. What is the best action movie of 2017? 

While Keanu Reeves (John Wick: Chapter 2) and Hugh Jackman (Logan) returned for their solo action sequels, stars collided for ensemble action movies The Fate of the Furious, Baby Driver, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Other great 2017 action films include Wonder Woman, War for the Planet of the Apes, Baby Driver, and Dunkirk.

Vote up the best action movies of 2017 and feel free to add any missing 2017 action movies missing from the list.

Want more action movies? Check out The Best Action Movies of 2020 list.

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    John Wick: Chapter 2

    Keanu Reeves, Common

    Released2017

    Directed byChad Stahelski

    John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. It is a sequel to the 2014 film John Wick. Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is...  more
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    Logan

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film...  more

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as...  more

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school student...  more

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    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana (Gal...  more

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    Baby Driver

    Ansel Elgort, Lily James

    Released2017

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different hooligans gets in trouble when...  more

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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Gabriel Chavarria

    Released2017

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the apes are embroiled in a conflict against...  more
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    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. During the early stages of WWII, Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada, and...  more

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    Kong: Skull Island

    Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Vogt-Roberts

    Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary's Godzilla–Kong film...  more

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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore

    Released2017

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is the sequel to 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Eggsy (Taron Egerton), Merlin...  more

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    The Fate of the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2017

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    The Fate of the Furious is a 2017 American-Chinese action film directed by F. Gary Gray, and the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron)...  more
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    Atomic Blonde

    Charlize Theron, James McAvoy

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Leitch

    Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on Antony Johnston's 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, which revolves...  more

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    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law

    Released2017

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a 2017 Australian-American epic adventure drama film directed by Guy Ritchie. The young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) runs the back passages of Londinium with his crew,...  more

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    Released2017

    Directed byJoachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is...  more

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    The Great Wall

    Andy Lau, Matt Damon

    Released2016

    Directed byZhang Yimou

    The Great Wall is a 2016 epic historical fiction action-adventure monster film directed by Zhang Yimou. During the Song dynasty, a few miles north of the Great Wall, William (Matt Damon), Tovar...  more
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    Ghost in the Shell

    Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano

    Released2017

    Directed byRupert Sanders

    Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander The...  more
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

    Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an the...  more

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    Transformers: The Last Knight

    Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science-fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the fifth film in the series. With Optimus Prime gone, the Autobots...  more
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    Underworld: Blood Wars

    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James

    Released2017

    Directed byAnna Foerster

    Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 action horror film directed by Anna Foerster. It is the fifth installment in the Underworld franchise. Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) continues her...  more
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    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

    Released2017

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French) is a 2017 French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. The film is...  more

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    Baywatch

    Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron

    Released2017

    Directed bySeth Gordon

    Baywatch is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the television series of the same name. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is the no-nonsense leader of an elite team of...  more
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    American Assassin

    Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Cuesta

    American Assassin is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, based on Vince Flynn's 2010 novel of...  more
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Released2017

    Directed byRian Johnson

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi film is a 2017 American epic space opera film directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark...  more

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    CHiPs

    Dax Shepard, Michael Peña

    Released2017

    Directed byDax Shepard

    CHiPs is a 2017 action comedy buddy cop film written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on the 1970s television series of the same name. Two middle-aged LA motorcycle cops, Officer Jon Baker...  more
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    Power Rangers

    Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott

    Released2017

    Directed byDean Israelite

    Power Rangers is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Dean Israelite, based on the Saban franchise. A group of high school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their...  more

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