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The Best New Action Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated February 16, 2021 7.9k votes 1.3k voters 17.8k views121 items

List RulesVote up the action movies that were released on or after January, 1 2018.

What are the best recent action movies? Now is your chance to decide. There are a lot of modern action films to choose from. Action films have been wowing audiences for a long time, but they are currently more popular than ever. Advancements in computer technology - such as the ability to digitally erase safety wires - has allowed for the design and execution of never-before-possible stunts. New cinematography techniques and special camera equipment allow those stunts to be photographed as never before. In short, the best new action films make you feel as though you're participating in the danger right alongside the characters onscreen.

It also helps that several actors have shown a willingness to do their own stunt work, which provides the movies with an extra dose of realism. That sort of devotion gives them an extra edge of excitement. 

Vote up your favorites from this list of new action movies. Then check back as new and recent action-packed movies are added to the list. 

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    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed

    Released2018

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  • Hobbs & Shaw27
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    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

    Released2019

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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web28
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    Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason

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    Directed byFede Álvarez

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  • Midway29
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    Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans

    Released2019

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado30
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    Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

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    Directed byStefano Sollima

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  • Triple Frontier31
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    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

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    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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  • 12 Strong32
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    Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon

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    Directed byNicolai Fuglsig

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    Rambo V: Last Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Adriana Barraza

    Released2019

    Directed byAdrian Grunberg

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  • Unstoppable34
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    Unstoppable

    Ma Dong-seok, Song Ji-hyo

    Released2018

    Directed byKim Min-ho

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    Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough

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    Directed byPanos Cosmatos

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  • First Love38
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    Masataka Kubota, Nao Ōmori

    Released2019

    Directed byTakashi Miike

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    Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo

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    The Night Comes for Us

    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim

    Released2018

    Directed byTimo Tjahjanto

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    The Kid

    Dane DeHaan, Ethan Hawke

    Released2019

    Directed byVincent D'Onofrio

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    The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

    Ma Dong-seok, Kim Mu-yeol

    Released2019

    Directed byLee Won-tae

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  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie43
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    Aaron Paul, Charles Baker

    Released2019

    Directed byVince Gilligan

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  • The Drug King44
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    The Drug King

    Song Kang-ho, Jo Jung-suk

    Released2018

    Directed byWoo Min-ho

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  • Believer45
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    Believer

    Cho Jin-woong, Ryu Jun-yeol

    Released2018

    Directed byLee Hae-young

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    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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  • The Hunt47
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    Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin

    Released2020

    Directed byCraig Zobel

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    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens

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    Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Kirk

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    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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