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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 action movies of 2019 below, and vote down any films you disliked.

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Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
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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Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer
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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Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum
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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Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick
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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Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse, Eoin Macken
Close is a 2019 action thriller film directed by Vicky Jewson. To protect an heiress (Sophie Nélisse) from highly trained kidnappers, a lone security expert (Noomi Rapace) must unravel a ...more

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Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona
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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Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn
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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Guardians of the Galaxy Franch... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2019
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed ...more

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Max Zhang, Dave Bautista, Liu Yan
Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy is a 2018 Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping. After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi (Max Zhang) lives a depressed life and stays low ...more

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Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen
Triple Threat is a 2019 Thai-Chinese-American martial arts film directed by Jesse V. Johnson. When a Chinese billionaire's daughter is targeted by an elite squad of assassins, a small band of ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2019
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
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

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Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh
The Wedding Guest is a 2018 British action thriller film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. A mysterious British Muslim man (Dev Patel) goes on a journey across Pakistan and India.

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2019
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more

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Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Anthony Mackie
Miss Bala is a 2019 American-Mexican action drama thriller film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and a remake of the 2011 Mexican film. A beauty contest winner (Gina Rodriguez) is forced to work ...more

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Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles
Dragged Across Concrete is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by S. Craig Zahler. After getting suspended for their strong-arm tactics, a veteran policeman (Mel Gibson) and his ...more

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John Cusack, Emile Hirsch, Paul Reid
Never Grow Old is a 2019 Irish action film directed by Ivan Kavanagh. An Irish undertaker (Emile Hirsch) profits when an outlaw (John Cusack) takes over a peaceful American frontier town, but ...more

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Hotel Mumbai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2019
MohammedAl-Basrawy added Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi
Hotel Mumbai is a 2019 Indian-American-Australian thriller film directed by Anthony Maras, based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as ...more

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Trading Paint is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2019
John Travolta, Michael Madsen, Shania Twain
Trading Paint is a 2019 sports drama film directed by Karzan Kader. Sam (John Travolta) and Cam Munroe (Toby Sebastian) are a father and son duo competing at the Talladega dirt car race pits who ...more

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The Last Starfighter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2019
Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart
The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in ...more

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Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2019
Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy
Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to the 1982 film Tron, it is directed by Joseph Kosinski, produced by Tron director ...more

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Thomas Cocquerel, Corey Large, William Moseley
In Like Flynn is a 2018 Australian biographical film directed by Russell Mulcahy, based on the story of former Australian war-veteran and actor Errol Flynn. Errol Flynn (Thomas Cocquerel) ...more

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The Man from Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2019
Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Young-chang Song
"Won Bin’s heartthrob’s pretty boy image is shattered, tossed out, and forever lost buried under the pile of blood splattered bodies in his latest film “The Man from Nowhere” (Korean title ...more