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The Best Action Movies of 2019

Updated January 17, 2020 30.7k votes 8.1k voters 204.8k views46 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.

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    Alita: Battle Angel
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
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    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry

    Released2019

    Directed byChad Stahelski

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    Avengers: Endgame
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Captain Marvel
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    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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    Shazam!
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    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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    6 Underground
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    6 Underground

    Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Spider-Man: Far From Home
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Watts

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    Polar
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    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2019

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

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  • 9
    Hobbs & Shaw
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    Hobbs & Shaw

    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Dougherty

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    Angel Has Fallen
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    Angel Has Fallen

    Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman

    Released2019

    Directed byRic Roman Waugh

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    Terminator: Dark Fate
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    Terminator: Dark Fate

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton

    Released2019

    Directed byTim Miller

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    Zombieland: Double Tap
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    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    Rambo V: Last Blood
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    Rambo V: Last Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Adriana Barraza

    Released2019

    Directed byAdrian Grunberg

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    Jumanji: The Next Level
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    Jumanji: The Next Level

    Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black

    Released2019

    Directed byJake Kasdan

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    Triple Frontier
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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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    Cold Pursuit
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    Cold Pursuit

    Liam Neeson, Laura Dern

    Released2019

    Directed byHans Petter Moland

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    21 Bridges
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    21 Bridges

    Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Kirk

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    Detective Pikachu
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    Detective Pikachu

    Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

    Released2019

    Directed byRob Letterman

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    Ip Man 4 The Finale
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    Ip Man 4 The Finale

    Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen

    Released2019

    Directed byWilson Yip

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    Gemini Man
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    Gemini Man

    Will Smith, Clive Owen

    Released2019

    Directed byAng Lee

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    Close
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    Close

    Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse

    Released2019

    Directed byVicky Jewson

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    Triple Threat
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    Triple Threat

    Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais

    Released2019

    Directed byJesse V. Johnson

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    Spies in Disguise
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    Spies in Disguise

    Will Smith, Tom Holland

    Released2019

    Directed byNick Bruno, Troy Quane

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    Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy
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    Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy

    Max Zhang, Dave Bautista

    Released2019

    Directed byYuen Woo-ping

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