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2018 Action Anticipated Movies of the Year

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1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

PG | 143 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

51 Metascore

Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as "The Flare".

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 75,122 | Gross: $58.03M

2. The Commuter (I) (2018)

PG | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 65,482 | Gross: $36.34M

3. Death Wish (2018)

18A | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone

Votes: 38,372 | Gross: $34.02M

4. Proud Mary (2018)

14A | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

35 Metascore

Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Neal McDonough

Votes: 5,229 | Gross: $20.87M

5. Tomb Raider (2018)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu

Votes: 133,973 | Gross: $57.42M

6. Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman

Votes: 73,453 | Gross: $59.19M

7. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 507,889 | Gross: $678.82M

8. Black Panther (2018)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 403,552 | Gross: $700.06M

9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

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.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 162,735 | Gross: $416.77M

10. The Predator (2018)

18A | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

48 Metascore

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 scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key

Votes: 35,075 | Gross: $50.85M

11. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

62 Metascore

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 161,901 | Gross: $213.77M

12. Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

Years after he fought his way out of an inescapable prison, Ray Breslin has organized a new top-notch security force. But when one of his team members goes missing, Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Xiaoming Huang, Jesse Metcalfe

Votes: 14,450

13. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Action, Adventure, Romance | Post-production

An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Rosa Salazar, Eiza González, Casper Van Dien

14. Viy 2 (2019)

Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

The English traveller Jonathan Green receives from Peter the Great an order to map the Russian Far East. Once again he sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will ... See full summary »

Director: Oleg Stepchenko | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Rutger Hauer, Charles Dance

15. Rampage (2018)

14A | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Votes: 88,254 | Gross: $99.35M

16. 12 Strong (2018)

14A | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

54 Metascore

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 39,299 | Gross: $45.50M

17. Taxi 5 (2018)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A police officer who's transfered in the police of Marseille gets assigned to take down a group of Italian robbers who drive the powerfull Ferrari's with the older niece of Daniel, a terrible driver who gets the legendary white taxi.

Director: Franck Gastambide | Stars: Franck Gastambide, Malik Bentalha, Bernard Farcy, Salvatore Esposito

Votes: 4,158

18. Den of Thieves (2018)

14A | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Director: Christian Gudegast | Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent

Votes: 54,067 | Gross: $44.95M

19. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

14A | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 57,830 | Gross: $50.07M

20. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

PG | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

86 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg

Votes: 144,317 | Gross: $220.16M

21. The Hurricane Heist (2018)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

35 Metascore

Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson

Votes: 11,739 | Gross: $6.12M

22. Acts of Violence (2018)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime

28 Metascore

When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman (Ashton Holmes) and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Donowho | Stars: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 5,833

23. Mortal Engines (2018)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan

24. Ready Player One (2018)

PG | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 232,631 | Gross: $137.02M

25. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

Votes: 130,946 | Gross: $216.60M

26. Deadpool 2 (2018)

14A | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Votes: 286,458 | Gross: $318.49M

27. China Salesman (2017)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

14 Metascore

Yan Jian, a young Chinese IT engineer who volunteers to go to North Africa and help the company he works for to win a competition. The winner can own the right to control the communication ... See full summary »

Director: Tan Bing | Stars: Dong-xue Li, Mike Tyson, Janicke Askevold, Li Ai

Votes: 667

28. Accident Man (2018)

14A | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer whose methodical hits baffle the police and delight his clients. He is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, Ashley Greene, David Paymer

Votes: 4,466

29. Braven (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

61 Metascore

A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.

Director: Lin Oeding | Stars: Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Stephen Lang

Votes: 18,802

30. Scorched Earth (2018)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

A bounty hunter named Atticus Gage tracks down criminals in a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Gina Carano, Ryan Robbins, John Hannah, Dean S. Jagger

Votes: 2,768

31. Attrition (2018)

R | 90 min | Action

When a Thai girl with mythical powers goes missing, Axe and his old team unite in attempts to bring her back.

Director: Mathieu Weschler | Stars: Steven Seagal, Rudy Youngblood, Siu-Wong Fan, Kat Ingkarat

Votes: 182

32. Hunter Killer (2018)

14A | 121 min | Action, Thriller

An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: Ethan Baird, Jacob Scipio, Dempsey Bovell, Corey Johnson

Votes: 440

33. Black Water (2018)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

16 Metascore

A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine.

Director: Pasha Patriki | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Patrick Kilpatrick, Al Sapienza

Votes: 2,008

34. Mile 22 (2018)

14A | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

38 Metascore

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich

Votes: 10,586 | Gross: $36.11M

35. The Debt Collector (2018)

95 min | Action

A classically-trained martial artist goes to work as a mob debt collector. The job seems easy enough, until a client drags him into a situation deeper than could ever be anticipated.

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Scott Adkins, Louis Mandylor, Vladimir Kulich, Tony Todd

Votes: 1,968

36. Incoming (2018)

89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The International Space Station is now a prison - the ultimate black site. No one's getting out. And no one knows it's there. But when the imprisoned terrorists take over the Station and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Zaragoza | Stars: Scott Adkins, Aaron McCusker, Michelle Lehane, Vahidin Prelic

Votes: 618

37. Breaking In (2018)

14A | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

42 Metascore

A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus

Votes: 7,049 | Gross: $46.38M

38. Hotel Artemis (2018)

14A | 94 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

Director: Drew Pearce | Stars: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 14,897 | Gross: $6.71M

39. Ocean's Eight (2018)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 95,252 | Gross: $139.38M

40. Skyscraper (2018)

PG | 102 min | Action, Thriller

51 Metascore

A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family are trapped inside by criminals.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller

Votes: 49,853 | Gross: $67.80M

41. The Equalizer 2 (2018)

14A | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean

Votes: 28,549 | Gross: $102.08M

42. Venom (2018)

14A | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze

Votes: 99,112 | Gross: $171.06M

43. Overlord (2018)

14A | 109 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day.

Director: Julius Avery | Stars: Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 407

44. Robin Hood (I) (2018)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure | Completed

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, Paul Anderson

45. Occupation (I) (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

Director: Luke Sparke | Stars: Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Rhiannon Fish

Votes: 8,641

46. Future World (2018)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

10 Metascore

A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.

Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Margarita Levieva

Votes: 3,113

47. Peppermint (2018)

14A | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

29 Metascore

Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz, Juan Pablo Raba

Votes: 6,968 | Gross: $35.32M

48. Siberia (2018)

R | 104 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

34 Metascore

When an American diamond trader's Russian partner goes missing, he journeys to Siberia in search of him, but instead begins a love affair.

Director: Matthew Ross | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Boris Gulyarin, Ashley St. George, Elliot Lazar

Votes: 5,548

49. How It Ends (2018)

113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

36 Metascore

A desperate man tries to return home to his pregnant fiancée after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.

Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Theo James, Kat Graham, Nancy Sorel, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 27,790

50. Aquaman (2018)

PG-13 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

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.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson

51. Final Score (2018)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

53 Metascore

After deadly terrorists abduct his niece at a soccer match, an ex-soldier with lethal fighting skills wages a one-man war to save her and prevent mass destruction.

Director: Scott Mann | Stars: Dave Bautista, Martyn Ford, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson

Votes: 3,018

52. 211 (2018)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama, History

21 Metascore

Bank heist movie in the vein of "End of Watch" meets "Black Hawk Down".

Director: York Alec Shackleton | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Sophie Skelton, Michael Rainey Jr., Dwayne Cameron

Votes: 2,975

53. Reprisal (I) (2018)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller