Watchworthy

The Best Action Movies Of 2018 

Ranker Film
Updated May 12, 2020 38.1k votes 17.1k voters 873.8k views 66 items

List Rules Vote up the best action movies of 2018.

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.

Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
Ranker Video
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony 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 ...more

More Avengers: Infinity War 

'Avengers: Infinity War' Easter Eggs Most People Missed #77 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #324 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

2
Ranker Video
Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames

Released: 2018

Directed by: Christopher 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

More Mission: Impossible - Fallout 

#13 of 20 20 Cool Movie Details We Found This Week That Made Us Say, 'Damn, That’s Interesting' #5 of 14 Franchises Where The Best Installment Came Way After The Original #1 of 35 The Best Action Movies Streaming on Hulu

3
Ranker Video
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan 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

More Black Panther 

15+ Easter Eggs And References Most People Completely Missed In Black Panther #321 of 729 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

4
Ranker Video
Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Released: 2018

Directed by: David 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 ...more

More Deadpool 2 

Unanswered Questions From 'Deadpool 2' #122 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #683 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

5
Ranker Video
Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ruben 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 Venom 

14 Venom Easter Eggs You Definitely Missed #41 of 188 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #2 of 15 15 Bad Superhero Movies That Are Actually Good

6
Ranker Video
Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson, Pablo Schreiber

Released: 2018

Directed by: Christian 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
7
Ranker Video
Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2018

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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

More Ready Player One 

Ready Player One Easter Eggs Even Hardcore Nerds Missed #528 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #216 of 368 The Best Movies Based On Books

8
Ranker Video
Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Pedro Pascal

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and the sequel to 2014's The Equalizer.
9
Ranker Video
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale

Directed by: Peyton 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. ...more
10
Ranker Video
Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Leigh 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 ...more

More Upgrade 

#156 of 164 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies #112 of 161 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies #265 of 388 The Best Movies to Watch While Stoned

11
Ranker Video
Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brad 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

More Incredibles 2 

Easter Eggs In 'Incredibles 2' You Definitely Missed #109 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #65 of 188 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

12
Ranker Video
Aquaman Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2018

Directed by: James 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 ...more

More Aquaman 

Everything We Know About The Seven Kingdoms From DC's 'Aquaman' #642 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #121 of 186 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

13
Ranker Video
Rampage Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman

Directed by: Brad 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 ...more

More Rampage 

#654 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #351 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #89 of 123 Movies That Need Sequels

14
Ranker Video
Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña

Released: 2018

Directed by: Nicolai 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 ...more
15
Ranker Video
Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jaume 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 ...more
16
Ranker Video
Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter 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
17
Ranker Video
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong

Released: 2018

Directed by: J. 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

More Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 

Easter Eggs In 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' You Definitely Missed #209 of 233 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #103 of 164 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

18
Ranker Video
Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener

Directed by: Stefano Sollima

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
19
Ranker Video
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

Directed by: Roar 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 ...more

More Tomb Raider 

#701 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #323 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #7 of 43 The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle

20
Ranker Video
Death Wish Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue

Directed by: Eli Roth

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
21
Ranker Video
Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany

Released: 2018

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

Destroyer is a 2018 crime thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama. A police detective (Nicole Kidman) reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make
22
Ranker Video
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common

Released: 2018

Directed by: Donovan Marsh

Hunter Killer is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Donovan Marsh, based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith & George Wallace. An untested American submarine captain (Gerard ...more
23
Ranker Video
starwarssuperfan added Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone

Released: 2018

Directed by: Steven 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 ...more

More Creed II 

#225 of 233 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #62 of 158 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made #87 of 182 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

24
Ranker Video
Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jon 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

More The Meg 

#9 of 29 The Greatest Horror Movies Set on the Open Sea #16 of 60 The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies #15 of 28 The Scariest Ship Horror Movies Set on the Sea

25
Ranker Video
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bob 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. ...more

More Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

18 Easter Eggs And References You Missed From 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' #32 of 601 The Best Animated Films Everlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever