Best Action Movies of 2008

1.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

6.0
8.5/10 IMDB

Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Dr. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat.

Release date: 2008-07-15
2.

Bronson

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Kelly Adams, Katy Barker, Amanda Burton, Andrew Forbes, Jon House, Juliet Oldfield, Mark Powley ..
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2008-10-09
3.

Pineapple Express

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Amber Heard, Adam Crosby, Dana Lee, Brian Scannell, Craig Robinson ..
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Release date: 2008-08-06
4.

Never Back Down

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.

Starring: Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, Djimon Hounsou, Evan Peters, Leslie Hope, Wyatt Smith, Neil Brown Jr., Lauren Leech, Nadine Avola ..
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Release date: 2008-03-04
5.

Get Smart

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the evil plans of KAOS and its crafty operative?

Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp, Terry Crews, David Koechner, James Caan, Bill Murray, Patrick Warburton ..
Directed by: Peter Segal
Release date: 2008-06-19
6.

Vantage Point

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

The attempted assassination of the American president is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Ayelet Zurer, Edgar Ramírez, Eduardo Noriega, Saïd Taghmaoui, Zoe Saldana ..
Directed by: Pete Travis
Release date: 2008-02-01
7.

Death Race

5.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the biggest, most brutal event.

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan, Jacob Vargas, Jason Clarke, Fred Koehler, Justin Mader ..
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2008-08-22
8.

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

While on a dangerous mission to recover the historic Judas Chalice, Flynn is saved by Simone. But when double-crossed by a respected professor and ambushed by a ruthless gang, Flynn realizes Simone's secret, his true mission and a shocking discovery are all lying within a decaying New Orleans crypt.

Starring: Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart, Stana Katic, Bruce Davison, Jane Curtin, Dikran Tulaine, Jason Douglas, Beth Burvant, Aimée Spring Fortier, Earl Maddox ..
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 2008-10-25
9.

Max Payne

4.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Chris O'Donnell, Donal Logue, Amaury Nolasco, Kate Burton, Olga Kurylenko, Rothaford Gray ..
Directed by: John Moore
Release date: 2008-10-15
10.

Doomsday

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

The lethal Reaper virus spreads throughout Britain—infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. Authorities brutally and successfully quarantine the country but, three decades later, the virus resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

Starring: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Alexander Siddig, David O'Hara, Craig Conway, Lee-Anne Liebenberg, Adrian Lester, MyAnna Buring, Sean Pertwee ..
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Release date: 2008-03-14

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