Action movies are one of the only movie genres which appeal to people of different demographics, young and old alike. You can watch these movies with your families on a warm, relaxed Sunday afternoon or with your girl pals and guy friends on your holidays.
These movies have become a very popular genre because of the simple fact that people love watching them. Adult supervision whenever required, a little bit of action, never hurt anyone!
Best Action Movies of 2018
So here is a list compiled of the top 12 best action movies of 2018 that you cannot miss and should watch or re-watch asap!
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero movie based on Marvel Comics of the same name. It has an all-black cast except for two cast members.
The movie stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
The movie shows king T’Challa played by Boseman as the crowned king of Wakanda post his father’s demise. But his right to the throne is challenged by his adversary, the Killmonger, played by Jordan. He has plans to abandon the country’s oldest policy of preserving their secret of being a technical-superpower country and initiate a global revolution. This movie is perhaps one of the best action movies made in the year 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War is an American superhero film which as originated from the Marvel Comics Universe. The movie is produced by the Marvel Studios and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Letitia Wright, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana and Josh Brolin.
This movie shows how the entire cast is trying to save the planet from Thanos who is out on a quest to gather the six powerful infinity stones to become the most powerful being in all of the universe. Thanos is on the quest to destroy half of the world population because he believes it is the only chance for remaining humanity to survive and prosper. Will he succeed in his quest?
Deadpool is successful Amercian action movie which is based on Marvel Comics. The movie is the eleventh installment of the X-Men series and is a sequel to the Deadpool movie released in 2016.
The movie is directed by David Leitch and stars Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller, Julian Dennison, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hilderbrand and Jack Kesy.
The movie’s plot is focused on Deadpool trying to form an X-Men Force to save the life of a young mutant who if not protected will be killed by a time-traveler soldier Cable.
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Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is an American spy movie which is written, produced as well as Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
This movie is the sixth one is the Mission Impossible series and stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, along with Angela Bassett and Henry Cavill.
The movie centers around Hunt (Cruise) who is out to track and hunt down plutonium. It was stolen whilst constantly being watched by the CIA agent (Cavill) as the mission goes out of hand. It is full of action and thriller scenes which will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
This American movie is also a superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics Universe. The movie is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures which is a sequel to the 2015 Ant-Man movie.
The movie stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Walton Goggins, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Peña, Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Abby Ryder Fortson.
This Movie deals with how Ant-Man is struggling with being a father and a superhero simultaneously all by himself. He works side by side with the Wasp on a mission wherein the couple finds themselves battling a very powerful and dangerous enemy.
The Equalizer 2
The Equalizer 2 is the sequel of the 2014 Equalizer which is based on a TV series of the same name.
The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Denzel Washington and Melissa Leo.
It follows around a retired intelligence agent Robert McCall who is out seeking vengeance for his friend who was murdered. McCall is against a force which he has never witnessed before, a group of assassins who will do everything they can to turn McCall’s life into a living hell.
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The movie is the fifth part of the Jurassic Park movie series and is directed by J. A. Bayona.
It stars Chriss Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, and Geraldine Chaplin, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda and James Cromwell.
Owen and Claire have returned to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano which can erupt anytime. The duo has returned to the island three years after the Jurassic World theme park was destroyed. However, they soon discover that a new breed of dinosaurs is being bred and this could be a potential threat to the entire planet.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
This American movie is part of one of the biggest movie franchise ever.
It is directed by directors Ron Howard and Norberto Barba. This movie stands in the sixth position for the most expensive movies ever made. The movie stars Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, ThandiJoonas, Suotamoe Newton, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany.
The movie’s plot is designed around a robot soldier with a conscience who is created by the Pentagon who destroys a secret mission and is now in hiding. While trying to escape from his attackers he comes across a village which is in an awful state and uses his superpowers to help the villagers.
This movie is perhaps one of the greatest animated action movies created and number four on the highest grossing movies of all times.
Directed by Brad Bird, the movie voice cast comprises of Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks and Bob Odenkirk.
Incredibles 2 centers around Bob being left at home with his two children Violet and Dash whilst his wife takes on the superhero responsibilities. The family is not aware of Jack Jack’s superpowers and are amazed, shocked and blown away when they find out that their youngest one has several superpowers in him. The family comes across a new villain who is out to ruin the world and now it is the Incredibles who have to save the world from this catastrophe.
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Tomb Raider (2018)
This American action movie is directed by Roar Uthaug and is based on a video game which was released in 2013.
The movie stars Alicia Vikander, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Walton Goggins and Dominic West.
The movie deals with how Lara Croft (Vikander) is out on a quest to find her father, who is an adventurer himself. The sudden disappearance of her father sets her out on a journey which leads her to a mythical land and she has to rely solely upon herself to find her father and get out of the unknown land safe and alive.
This is an American movie which is based on Jeff Vander Meer’s Trilogy, Annihilation and is directed by Alex Garland.
The film stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Issac, Tuva Novotny and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The movie revolves around a group of scientists who work for the military and enter an unknown space called “The Shimmer.” This space has nurtured a mutating landscape and creatures that can transform into different shapes and beings.
This movie is a Canadian action thriller film which is directed by Lin Oeding and stars Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Brendan Fletcher, Garret Dillahunt and Jill Wagner.
The movie deals with a logger and his father on their way to their hunting cabin for a weekend getaway. They finds themselves surrounded in a situation where they to fight tooth and nail to stay alive as their lives are in constant danger because of a group of deadly drug traffickers.
All of the action movies mentioned above are eligible for Movies Anywhere. So you can easily buy these at any one place and carry your purchases to other vendors.
These are some of the best action movies of 2018 that you should definitely watch if not binge-watch. They discuss topics which hold relevance in today’s world as well and give us the action that most of us seek while watching a good movie!