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The Best Action Movies of 2019 

Jason Bancroft
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Updated January 17, 2020 24.2k votes 8.1k voters 203.7k views 46 items

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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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Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert 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), ...more

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Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anthony 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 ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ruby Rose

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chad Stahelski

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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 ...more

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Captain Marvel Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anna 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 ...more

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Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer

Released: 2019

Directed by: David 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 ...more

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Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jonas 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

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Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jon 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 ...more

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Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

Released: 2019

Directed by: David 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 ...more

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Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ric 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 ...more
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Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael 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
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Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Diego Boneta

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tim Miller

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

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Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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Sylvester Stallone, Adriana Barraza, Paz Vega

Released: 2019

Directed by: Adrian Grunberg

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Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

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Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James

Released: 2019

Directed by: Brian 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
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Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona

Released: 2019

Directed by: J. 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 ...more
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Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum

Released: 2019

Directed by: Hans 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 ...more
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Detective Pikachu Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rob 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 ...more

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Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen, Kwok-Kwan Chan

Released: 2019

Directed by: Wilson Yip

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Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ang 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 ...more
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Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse, Eoin Macken

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vicky Jewson

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Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jesse V. Johnson

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Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2019

Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

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Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore

Released: 2019

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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