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The Best New Action Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated November 3, 2020 6.8k votes 1.2k voters 16.6k views119 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
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    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry

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    Directed byChad Stahelski

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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2018

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    Avengers: Infinity War
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Avengers: Endgame
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    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Alita: Battle Angel
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    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

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    Black Panther
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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    Bumblebee
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    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Released2018

    Directed byTravis Knight

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    The Equalizer 2
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    Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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    Hobbs & Shaw
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    Hobbs & Shaw

    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released2018

    Directed byJ. A. Bayona

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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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    12 Strong
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    12 Strong

    Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon

    Released2018

    Directed byNicolai Fuglsig

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    Project Power
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    Project Power

    Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2020

    Directed byHenry Joost, Ariel Schulman

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  • 14
    Rambo V: Last Blood
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    Rambo V: Last Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Adriana Barraza

    Released2019

    Directed byAdrian Grunberg

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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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    The Last Days of American Crime
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    The Last Days of American Crime

    Michael Pitt, Sharlto Copley

    Released2020

    Directed byOlivier Megaton

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    The Meg
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    Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee

    Released2018

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    Rampage
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    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Peyton

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    Bloodshot
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    Vin Diesel, Sam Heughan

    Released2020

    Directed byDave Wilson

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  • 20
    Den of Thieves
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    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Gudegast

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    Stuber
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    Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Dowse

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    Maze Runner: The Death Cure
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    Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario

    Released2018

    Directed byWes Ball

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    Gemini Man
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    Gemini Man

    Will Smith, Clive Owen

    Released2019

    Directed byAng Lee

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    Escape Plan: The Extractors
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    Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn Herzfeld

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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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