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The Best Action Movies Of 2018

Updated March 24, 2021 41.5k votes 17.2k voters 879.0k views75 items

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In 2018, action films have dominated the big screen. With their fast-paced storylines, invigorating fight sequences, and heroic leads, great action movies consistently sell out at the box office and can even spawn franchises that last for decades. What are the best action films of 2018? You can vote on this list to help determine the best action movies this year.

This list of 2018 action movies ranks the most awe-inspiring, thrilling, and entertaining action movies of the year. Which action movies of 2018 were your favorites? Which ones left you yawning? Vote up all the good action movies of 2018, and vote down any films you disliked.

Looking for more action movies? Check out The Best Action Movies of 2021 list.

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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of...  more

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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristopher McQuarrie

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout is a 2018 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the sixth installment in the film series. When IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) tries to...  more

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    The Equalizer 2

    Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders

    Released2018

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and the sequel to 2014's The Equalizer. ...  more
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    Upgrade

    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

    Released2018

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

    Upgrade is a 2018 Australian science fiction action horror film directed by Leigh Whannell. A self-identified technophobe (Logan Marshall-Green) in a near-future world uses an experimental computer...  more

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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

    Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman)...  more

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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

    Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious mercenary...  more

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    Venom

    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed

    Released2018

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of how reporter Eddie Brock transformed into Venom....  more

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    Ant-Man And The Wasp

    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2018

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank...  more

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    Aquaman

    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

    Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James Wan. The ruler of Atlantis, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is caught between land dwellers that are always...  more

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    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Directed byTravis Knight

    Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight, based on the Transformers' character. In 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town junkyard...  more

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    Creed II

    Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson

    Released2018

    Directed bySteven Caple Jr.

    Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr., and a sequel to the 2015 film. Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) tries to seek revenge when he goes toe to toe with the man...  more

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    Peppermint

    Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2018

    Directed byPierre Morel

    Peppermint is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. When the husband and daughter of Riley North (Jennifer Garner) are killed in a drive-by shooting by members of a cartel,...  more
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    Incredibles 2

    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Bird

    Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out...  more

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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld

    Released2018

    Directed byBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. Teenager...  more

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    Mile 22

    Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Mile 22 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Peter Berg. An elite American intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg), aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a...  more
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    Den Of Thieves

    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Gudegast

    Den of Thieves is a 2018 American heist action thriller film directed by Christian Gudegast. A corrupt LAPD cop (Gerard Butler) is hellbent on taking down en elite crew of robbers as they plan a...  more
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    Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

    Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byStefano Sollima

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a 2018 American action crime-thriller film directed by Stefano Sollima, and the sequel to 2015's Sicario. After discovering drug cartels smuggling terrorists across the...  more

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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released2018

    Directed byJ. A. Bayona

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire...  more
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    The Commuter

    Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga

    Released2018

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

    The Commuter is a 2018 psychological thriller-horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. While on his daily commute home, an insurance salesman (Liam Neeson) is offered $100,000 if he identifies a...  more
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    12 Strong

    Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon

    Released2018

    Directed byNicolai Fuglsig

    12 Strong (also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) is a 2018 American war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Following the September 11 attacks, Task Force...  more
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    Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Peyton

    Rampage is a 2018 American action adventure monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series. When three animals are mutated into giant monsters, primatologist Davis Okoye...  more

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    The Meg

    Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee

    Released2018

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

    The Meg is a 2018 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub, based on the book by Steve Alten. Former Naval captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is...  more

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    The Night Comes for Us

    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim

    Released2018

    Directed byTimo Tjahjanto

    The Night Comes for Us is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Timo Tjahjanto. A former triad enforcer (Joe Taslim) must protect a young girl while trying to escape his former gang, setting off a...  more
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    Skyscraper

    Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell

    Released2018

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

    Skyscraper is a 2018 American action film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. On assignment in China, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader Will Ford (Dwayne Johnson), who now assesses security for...  more
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    Tomb Raider

    Alicia Vikander, Dominic West

    Released2018

    Directed byRoar Uthaug

    Tomb Raider is a 2018 American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug. Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her...  more

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