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The Best New Action Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated May 14, 2021 8.9k votes 1.4k voters 19.0k views147 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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    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry

    Released2019

    Directed byChad Stahelski

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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristopher McQuarrie

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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Extraction

    Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour

    Released2020

    Directed bySam Hargrave

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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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    #Alive

    Yoo Ah-in, Park Shin-hye

    Released2020

    Directed byCho Il-hyung

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    Upgrade

    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

    Released2018

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld

    Released2018

    Directed byBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

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    Nobody

    Connie Nielsen, Bob Odenkirk

    Released2020

    Directed byIlya Naishuller

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    The Old Guard

    Charlize Theron, Harry Melling

    Released2020

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

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    The Equalizer 2

    Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders

    Released2018

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Watts

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    Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byStefano Sollima

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    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2018

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    Ip Man 4 The Finale

    Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen

    Released2019

    Directed byWilson Yip

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    Unstoppable

    Ma Dong-seok, Song Ji-hyo

    Released2018

    Directed byKim Min-ho

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    The Night Comes for Us

    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim

    Released2018

    Directed byTimo Tjahjanto

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    Ready or Not

    Samara Weaving, Adam Brody

    Released2019

    Directed byMatt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

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    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Released2018

    Directed byTravis Knight

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    The Gentlemen

    Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2020

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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    Aquaman

    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

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    21 Bridges

    Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Kirk