You don’t have to look far to find good action cinema these days. While studios remain firmly focused on their blockbusters, the DTV action market remains a booming industry of grizzled ass-kickers and action veterans. We got three MCU entries this year, and they all lived up to the franchise standard of stunning set pieces, Steven Spielberg returned to blockbuster filmmaking and took on his own legacy with the ambitious crowd-pleaser Ready Player One, and Christopher McQuarrie became the first director to return for a Mission: Impossible sequel and ended up delivering one of the greatest films in the franchise.
If you’re in the mood for car chases, fight scenes, and apocalyptic stakes, we’ve been keeping this list updated all year, so check out our picks for the best action movies of 2018. And if you’re looking for more of the year’s best be sure to click through the links below.
- The 10 Best Fight Scenes of 2018
- Top 10 Netflix Original Movies of 2018, Ranked
- The Best Popcorn Movies of 2018
- Best Actors, Director, Villain, and More of 2018