2018 The Best Action Movies Of 2018  

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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 the best action movies of 2018 below, and vote down any films you disliked. If you still need to catch up on this year's action flicks, you can always check the movies playing in theaters near you.

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Avengers: Infinity War Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo 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 ...more

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Deadpool 2 Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin 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 ...more

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Black Panther Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o 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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Mission: Impossible - Fallout Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames 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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Den Of Thieves Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson, Pablo Schreiber 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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Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell 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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Ant-Man And The Wasp Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale 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. ...more

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Ready Player One Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Teenager Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan), who frequents the ...more

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Rampage Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman 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 ...more

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12 Strong Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña 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 ...more

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The Commuter Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson 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 ...more

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong 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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Tomb Raider Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins 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 ...more

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Pacific Rim: Uprising John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Steven S. DeKnight. Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori (Rinko ...more

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Upgrade Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson 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 ...more

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Death Wish Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue Death Wish is a 2018 American vigilante action film directed by Eli Roth, a remake of the 1974 film, based on the 1972 novel. A mild-mannered father (Bruce Willis) is transformed into a killing ...more

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The Equalizer 2 Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Pedro Pascal The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and the sequel to 2014's The Equalizer.

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The Meg Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing 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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Proud Mary Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Danny Glover Proud Mary is a 2018 American action-thriller directed by Babak Najafi. Successful hitwoman Mary (Taraji P. Henson) meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes wrong, ...more

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Skyscraper Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han 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 ...more

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Sicario: Day Of The Soldado Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener 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 US border, the ...more

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Mile 22 Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan 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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Siberia Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff Siberia is a 2018 romantic crime thriller directed by Matthew Ross. Upon traveling to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds of questionable origin, a diamond merchant (Keanu Reeves) falls into an ...more

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starwarssuperfan added Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his ...more

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Red Sparrow Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by Jason Matthews. A Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a CIA officer (Joel Edgerton) and ...more

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The First Purge Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade The First Purge is a 2018 American dystopian action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray, and the fourth installment in the series. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of ...more

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Peppermint Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz 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 ...more

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Final Score Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson Final Score is a 2018 action film directed by Scott Mann. Michael Knox (Dave Bautista) is an ex-soldier who must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd at a major sporting ...more

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The Predator Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes The Predator is a 2018 American science-fiction action horror film directed by Shane Black. It is the fourth installment in the Predator film series, set to take place between Predator 2 (1990) ...more

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The Spy Who Dumped Me Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel. Best friends Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) get involved in an undercover mission after ...more

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The Sisters Brothers John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal The Sisters Brothers is a 2018 western dark comedy directed by Jacques Audiard, based on the novel by Patrick deWitt. In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector (Jake Gyllenhaal) is chased by the ...more

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Annihilation Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more

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Mandy Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache Mandy is a 2018 American action horror film directed by Panos Cosmatos. When a vile band of ravaging cultists and supernatural creatures desecrate his idyllic home with vicious fury, Red ...more

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Patient Zero Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci Patient Zero is a 2017 British-American action horror film directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. After a pandemic outbreak turned most humans into a new species known as "the Infected," a ...more

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Scorched Earth Gina Carano, John Hannah, Stephanie Bennett Scorched Earth is a 2018 Canadian-American post-apocalyptic science fiction/action film directed by Peter Howitt. A bounty hunter named Atticus Gage (Gina Carano) tracks down criminals in a ...more

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Kin James Franco, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor Kin is a 2018 science fiction film directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker. An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal.

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A.X.L. Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Alex MacNicoll A-X-L is an 2018 American adventure film directed by Oliver Daly. The life of a teenage boy (Alex Neustaedter) is forever altered by a chance encounter with a dog created from cutting edge ...more

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Extinction Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more

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Superfly Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams Superfly is a 2018 action film directed by Director X, and a remake of the 1972 film. Drug dealer Youngblood Priest (Trevor Jackson) finds his reputations and life in danger when a new crew with ...more

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The Darkest Minds Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore The Darkest Minds is a 2018 American science fiction thriller film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken. After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the ...more

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Beirut Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris Beirut is a 2018 American political thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. In 1980s Beirut, a former U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) returns to service to save a colleague from the group responsible ...more

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How It Ends Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious ...more

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A Prayer Before Dawn Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai A Prayer Before Dawn is a 2017 British-French drama film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. The true story of an English boxer (Joe Cole) incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious ...more

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Kickboxer: Retaliation Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christopher Lambert Kickboxer: Retaliation is a 2018 American martial arts film directed by Dimitri Logothetis, and the sequel to the 2016 film. Lured back to Thailand to defend his title, Kurt Sloan (Alain Moussi) ...more

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Hotel Artemis Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista Hotel Artemis is a 2018 thriller film directed by Drew Pearce. After their armed robbery goes wrong, Waikiki (Sterling K. Brown) and Honolulu (Brian Tyree Henry) end up in a special hospital for ...more

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Future World James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wahlberg Future World is a 2018 American science fiction action western film directed by James Franco and Bruce Thierry Cheung. In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried ...more

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7 Days In Entebbe Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Vincent Cassel Entebbe (titled 7 Days in Entebbe in the US) is a 2018 British crime thriller film directed by José Padilha. In 1976, four terrorists hijack Air France Flight 139 and hold the passengers ...more

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Stratton Dominic Cooper, Gemma Chan, Austin Stowell Stratton is a 2017 British action thriller film directed by Simon West, based on the novel series by Duncan Falconer. A British Special Boat Service operator (Dominic Cooper) tracks down an ...more

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Samson Taylor James, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane Samson is a 2018 American biblical drama film directed by Bruce Macdonald, inspired by the Biblical story. When his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, Samson (Taylor James) embarks on ...more