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The Best Action Movies Of 2018

Updated May 12, 2020 45.9k votes 17.2k voters 877.2k views66 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 the best action movies of 2018 below, and vote down any films you disliked.

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

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  • Avengers: Infinity War1
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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....  more
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  • Aquaman2
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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...  more
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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout3
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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...  more
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  • Bumblebee4
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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...  more
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  • Hunter Killer5
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    Hunter Killer

    Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman

    Released2018

    Directed byDonovan Marsh

    Hunter Killer is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Donovan Marsh, based on the...  more
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  • Creed II6
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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...  more
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  • The Equalizer 27
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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...  more
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  • Upgrade8
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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...  more
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  • Black Panther9
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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  • Venom10
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    Venom

    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed

    Released2018

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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  • Deadpool 211
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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse12
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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...  more
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  • Peppermint13
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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...  more
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  • Ant-Man And The Wasp14
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    Ant-Man And The Wasp

    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang...  more
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  • Ready Player One15
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    Ready Player One

    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

    Released2018

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven...  more
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  • Incredibles 216
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    Incredibles 2

    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • Mile 2217
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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...  more
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  • Sicario: Day Of The Soldado18
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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...  more
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  • Den Of Thieves19
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    Den Of Thieves

    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Gudegast

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  • The Commuter20
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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....  more
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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom21
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released2018

    Directed byJ. A. Bayona

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  • Superfly22
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    Superfly

    Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell

    Released2018

    Directed byDirector X

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  • The Night Comes for Us23
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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...  more
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  • 12 Strong24
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    12 Strong

    Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon

    Released2018

    Directed byNicolai Fuglsig

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  • Rampage25
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    Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

    Directed byBrad Peyton

    Rampage is a 2018 American action adventure monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely...  more
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