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The Best New Action Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated November 3, 2020 7.1k votes 1.2k voters 16.8k 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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    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2018

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    Avengers: Infinity War
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    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

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    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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    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

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    Directed byRyan Coogler

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    Bumblebee
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    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Released2018

    Directed byTravis Knight

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  • 8
    The Equalizer 2
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    Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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    Hobbs & Shaw
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    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Anna
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    Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren

    Released2019

    Directed byLuc Besson

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    Triple Frontier
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    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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    Zombieland: Double Tap
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    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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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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    Ant-Man and the Wasp
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    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    Deadpool 2
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    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Tomb Raider
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    Alicia Vikander, Dominic West

    Directed byRoar Uthaug

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    12 Strong
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    Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon

    Released2018

    Directed byNicolai Fuglsig

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    Bad Boys for Life
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    Martin Lawrence, Will Smith

    Released2020

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    Shazam!
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    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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    Mile 22
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    Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    Hellboy
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    David Harbour, Ian McShane

    Released2019

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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    Venom
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    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed

    Released2018

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    Project Power
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    Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2020

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    Aquaman
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    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

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    Rambo V: Last Blood
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    Released2019

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