Entertainment
8.2k voters

The Best Action Movies of 2019

Updated March 27, 2021 29.9k votes 8.2k voters 206.7k views66 items

List RulesVote up the most action-packed movies of 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top action movies of 2020!

Action films dominate the big screen line up for 2019. 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 2019? The possibilities include superhero movies such as Captain Marvel, Shazam!, and Avengers: Endgame. Outside of the superhero genre, you have Hobbs & Shaw, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and Men in Black: International. Your votes on this list will help determine the best action movies this year.

This list of 2019 action movies ranks the most awe-inspiring, thrilling, and entertaining action movies of the year. Which action movies of 2019 are your favorites? Which ones left you yawning? Vote up the best new action movies of 2019 below, and vote down any films you disliked. And when you're done, check out our list of new Hollywood movies.

Photo:
...more
  • 1
    2,056
    1,484

    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), cyborg...  more

    More Alita: Battle Angel 

    Easter Eggs And References In 'Alita: Battle Angel'#32 of 92 The Most Rewatchable Action Movies

  • 2
    1,475
    856

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry

    Released2019

    Directed byChad Stahelski

    Is this one of the best action series movies ever?

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a 2019 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski, and the third film in the John Wick series. Still on the run following his assassination...  more

    More John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 

    Get Pumped For 'Parabellum' on DVD With These Ranker Facts About 'John Wick'#39 of 135 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

  • 3
    1,996
    1,217

    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh Brolin)...  more

    More Avengers: Endgame 

    MCU Fans Reveal Their Most Unpopular Opinions About 'Avengers: Endgame'#600 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 4
    1,149
    1,120

    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

    Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 1995, former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson)...  more

    More 

    Fan Theories About Captain Marvel That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense#97 of 116 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • 5
    1,068
    1,622

    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

    Shazam! is a 2019 superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, based on the DC Comics character. A boy (Asher Angel) is given the ability to become an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) in times of need...  more

    More Shazam! 

    #4 of 72 The Very Best DC Comics Movies#2 of 10 The Best Movies In The DC Extended Universe

  • 6
    241
    338

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Dougherty

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a 2019 American monster film directed by Michael Dougherty. As the crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against god-sized monsters, the mighty Godzilla...  more
  • 7
    578
    889

    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2019

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

    Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos. A master assassin (Mads Mikkelsen) comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young hit men....  more

    More Polar 

    #14 of 14 Underrated Action Movies Based On Graphic Novels#50 of 125 The Best Assassin Movies

  • 8
    71
    26

    6 Underground

    Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Bay

    6 Underground is a 2019 American action film directed by Michael Bay. 6 billionaires (Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy) form a vigilante...  more

    More 6 Underground 

    #49 of 144 The Best New Action Movies Of The Last Few Years#61 of 249 The Best Netflix Original Movies

  • 9
    253
    193

    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Watts

    Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. While on a vacation trip to Europe with his friends, Peter Parker is recruited...  more

    More Spider-Man: Far From Home 

    17 Jake Gyllenhaal And Tom Holland Interviews That Prove They Have Even Better Off-Screen Chemistry#30 of 156 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • 10
    201
    174

    Hobbs & Shaw

    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Leitch

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a 2019 action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan, and a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious series. Two years after the events of...  more

    More Hobbs & Shaw 

    #90 of 90 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives#201 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

  • 11
    55
    36

    Jumanji: The Next Level

    Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black

    Released2019

    Directed byJake Kasdan

    Jumanji: The Next Level is a 2019 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and a sequel of the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the third installment in the Jumanji...  more

    More Jumanji: The Next Level 

    #902 of 924 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#38 of 73 The Greatest Movies To Watch Outside

  • 12
    340
    549

    Detective Pikachu

    Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

    Released2019

    Directed byRob Letterman

    Detective Pikachu is a 2019 action mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, based on the video game. Despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, a peculiar talking Pikachu...  more

    More 

    15 Easter Eggs In 'Detective Pikachu' You Definitely Missed#12 of 14 14 Movies That Sounded Like Terrible Ideas But Somehow Turned Out Great

  • 13
    130
    118

    Angel Has Fallen

    Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman

    Released2019

    Directed byRic Roman Waugh

    Angel Has Fallen is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh, it is the third installment in the Olympus Has Fallen film series. Secret Service agent Mike Banning is framed...  more
  • 14
    75
    68

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer, and a sequel to the 2009 film. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg),...  more

    More Zombieland: Double Tap 

    #537 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#107 of 318 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

  • 15
    67
    61

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton

    Released2019

    Directed byTim Miller

    Terminator: Dark Fate is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Tim Miller, and the sixth film in the Terminator series....  more

    More Terminator: Dark Fate 

    15 Easter Eggs In 'Terminator: Dark Fate' You Definitely Missed#148 of 181 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies

  • 16
    437
    797

    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Loyalties are tested when five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of...  more
  • 17
    91
    91

    Rambo V: Last Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Adriana Barraza

    Released2019

    Directed byAdrian Grunberg

    Rambo V: Last Blood is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Adrian Grunberg, and the fifth movie in the series. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) travels to Mexico to save a friend's daughter...  more
  • 18
    37
    36

    21 Bridges

    Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Kirk

    21 Bridges is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Brian Kirk. An expertly trained NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman) locks down the city of New York in order for him and the other...  more
  • 19
    32
    30

    Ip Man 4 The Finale

    Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen

    Released2019

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Ip Man 4: The Finale is a 2019 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip. Ip Man (Donnie Yen) arrives in San Francisco, United States where his student, Bruce Lee (Danny Chan),...  more

    More Ip Man 4 The Finale 

    #279 of 302 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#43 of 122 Great Movies That Place In The '60s

  • 20

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. J. Abrams

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker a 2019 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) must stop Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the...  more

    More Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker 

    17 Unanswered Questions About The 'Star Wars' Universe That ‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Didn’t Clear Up#8 of 12 Every Star Wars Movie, Ranked Best to Worst

  • 21
    465
    919

    Cold Pursuit

    Liam Neeson, Laura Dern

    Released2019

    Directed byHans Petter Moland

    Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland. Snowplower Nelson "Mr. Plow" Coxman (Liam Neeson) seeks revenge against a drug cartel in his Rocky Mountains...  more
  • 22
    5
    2

    The Art of Self-Defense

    Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola

    Released2019

    Directed byRiley Stearns

    The Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 American dark comedy film, written and directed by Riley Stearns. A young man, Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg), who after a rough encounter on the street, decides to...  more
  • 23
    4
    2

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2019

    Directed byMike Mitchell

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 3D computer-animated space action musical comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell. Now a Master Builder, life for Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) is good, but...  more

    More The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 

    Here's Where You've Heard Or Seen Everyone In 'The Lego Movie 2' Before#342 of 537 The Best Animated Films Ever

  • 24
    4
    2

    The Kid Who Would Be King

    Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis

    Released2019

    Directed byJoe Cornish

    The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 British adventure drama film directed by Joe Cornish. After discovering the mythical sword Excalibur, Alex (Louis Serkis) and his friends must thwart a medieval...  more
  • 25
    57
    79

    Gemini Man

    Will Smith, Clive Owen

    Released2019

    Directed byAng Lee

    Gemini Man is a 2019 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Ang Lee. Henry Brogen (Will Smith), an aging assassin seeking to exit his career finds himself going against a younger...  more