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The Best Action Movies of 2017

Updated May 12, 2020 10.5k votes 1.8k voters 106.8k views34 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
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    John Wick: Chapter 2

    Keanu Reeves, Common

    Directed byChad Stahelski

    John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Logan
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    Logan

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine.... more on Wikipedia

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Wonder Woman
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Baby Driver
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    Baby Driver

    Ansel Elgort, Lily James

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar... more on Wikipedia

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    War for the Planet of the Apes
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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Gabriel Chavarria

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Dunkirk
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Thor: Ragnarok
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    74

    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... more on Wikipedia

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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle
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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Kong: Skull Island
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    Kong: Skull Island

    Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson

    Directed byJordan Vogt-Roberts

    Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film... more on Wikipedia

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    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French)... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Atomic Blonde
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    Atomic Blonde

    Charlize Theron, James McAvoy

    Directed byDavid Leitch

    Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch and written... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    The Fate of the Furious
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Foreigner
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    The Foreigner

    Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    The Foreigner is a 2017 Chinese-British action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales
    127
    157

    Directed byJoachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    American Assassin
    128
    84

    American Assassin

    Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton

    Directed byMichael Cuesta

    American Assassin is an action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Stephen... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    112
    70

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Directed byRian Johnson

    This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    The Great Wall
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    The Great Wall

    Andy Lau, Matt Damon

    Directed byZhang Yimou

    The Great Wall is a 2016 epic historical fiction action-adventure monster film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Mayhem
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    Mayhem

    Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving

    Directed byJoe Lynch

    Mayhem is a 2017 American action horror comedy film directed by Joe Lynch. A virus spreads... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Justice League
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    Justice League

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

    Released2017

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Transformers: The Last Knight
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Ghost in the Shell
    90
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    Ghost in the Shell

    Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano

    Directed byRupert Sanders

    Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders, based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Bright
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    Bright

    Will Smith, Joel Edgerton

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an... more on Wikipedia