Despite the range of fiery, computer-generated explosions on display at your local multiplex, this is a peculiar historical moment for the action movie. Hopefully, the list below is a helpful guide to what you may have missed in 2018. As you’ll soon find out, we consider the Best Action Movie to be an elastic concept that can be stretched to encompass genre-blurring stories that some might also describe as thrillers, spy dramas, superhero movies, buddy comedies, or horror films. What makes them best action movie ? Well, they’re on this list.
The Avengers and all forces of good must come together to stop Thanos, an intergalactic menace who seeks the six infinity stones in order to destroy half the universe.
Directors:Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Mission Impossible: Fallout was hailed as one of the best action movie ever made and looked and sounded gorgeous leaving aside the outstanding direction and performances by the cast.
When an IMF mission ends badly and Solomon Lane escapes custody, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.
“I want to sacrifice myself to save the world but I want my daughter to make the decision to end my life and carry that with her for the rest of her life”- Lora Croft Dad 10/10 best character/dad ever. Best Action Movie of 2018
Lara Croft is a the young daughter of a major global empire run by her father who mysteriously dies. In investigating his death she discovers a puzzle that will lead her to a mystical island into arms of the sinister Mathias Vogel and the discovery an incredible new discovery that could alter the future of the world.
Director: Roar Uthaug
Writers: screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons
4. The Predator
Predator is one of those one-off movies that should have stayed that way. All of the predator sequels are just trying to recapture what made the first one good, and no one making these fucking things realizes it’s not the predator itself.
When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Writers: Fred Dekker, Shane Black
Cast: Boyd Holbrook as Quinn MnKenna, Trevante Rhodes as Nebraska Williams, Jacob Tremblay as Rory McKenna
King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Best Action Movie
It genuinely tackles some pretty complex ideas and themes. It has one of the best villains in recent superhero films. A villain who is complex, has shades of grey and a personal connection to the hero. It also has a very distinctive sountrack that enhances the film.
Seriously. Super genius teenage sister and a Kingsguard made up of the best warriors in Wakanda. The women in this film really shined and stood out on their own, and not just something for the lead character to chase after.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Writers: screenplay by Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
Arthur, is literally a barbarian outsider who finds a magical McGuffin which he uses to summon an army of literally demonic nightmares to attack and subjugate all the 7 kingdoms under his warlike rule.
Writers: screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall
story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall
characters created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris
7. Ant Man
As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Best part about this movie: Scott & Cassie’s relationship while Scott was under house arrest, because ever since Guardians 2 we’ve had terrible fathers.
Director: Peyton Reed
Writer: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
Writers: written by Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly
based on characters created by Michael Crichton
9. Deadpool 2
In an attempt to milk this franchise dry before the Great Mouse takes control of everything, Deadpool must kidnap Fred Savage in order to give him a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 that maybe will prove how lovable and family friendly the Merc with the Mouth could be.
Writers: written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds
based on the comics by Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza
Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
Director: Wes Ball
Writers: screenplay by T.S. Nowlin
Based upon the novel by James Dashner