Best Action Movies of 2010

1.

Inception

7.4
8.8/10

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2010-07-15
2.

Kick-Ass

6.0
7.6/10

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Release date: 2010-03-22
3.

Iron Man 2

6.0
7.0/10

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2010-04-28
4.

The Pacific

5.9
8.3/10

A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Release date: 2010-03-15
5.

Batman: Under the Red Hood

5.8
8.1/10

Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code.

Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Isaacs, John DiMaggio
Directed by: Brandon Vietti
Release date: 2010-07-27
6.

RED

5.7
7.1/10

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2010-10-13
7.

TRON: Legacy

5.6
6.8/10

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real world.

Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Release date: 2010-12-10
8.

Unstoppable

5.5
6.8/10

A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and proves to be unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Dunn, Lew Temple
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2010-11-04
9.

Green Zone

5.5
6.8/10

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors are dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that threatens to invert the purpose of their mission.

Starring: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Jason Isaacs
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2010-03-11
10.

Undisputed III: Redemption

5.3
7.5/10

Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight tournament begins - an international affair, matching the best fighters from prisons around the globe, enticing them with the promise of freedom for the winner - Boyka must reclaim his dignity and fight for his position in the tournament.

Starring: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir, Hristo Shopov, Marko Zaror
Directed by: Isaac Florentine
Release date: 2010-05-22
11.

The Expendables

5.3
6.5/10

Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Release date: 2010-08-03
12.

From Paris with Love

5.3
6.5/10

James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig—working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with Charlie Wax. Trigger-happy Charlie soon has James crying for his desk job, but when he learns that the same guys they're trying to catch are after him, James realises that Charlie may be his only hope of survival.

Starring: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden, Bing Yin
Directed by: Pierre Morel
Release date: 2010-02-04
13.

The Karate Kid

5.2
6.2/10

12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Starring: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Yu Rong-Guang, Tess Liu
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Release date: 2010-06-10
14.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

5.2
7.3/10

A heroic version of Lex Luthor from an alternate universe appears to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a devious plan launched by Batman's counterpart Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.

Starring: Mark Harmon, William Baldwin, James Woods, Nolan North, Chris Noth
Directed by: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2010-02-23
15.

Predators

5.1
6.4/10

A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, convicts, death squad members... hunters who have now become the hunted.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo
Directed by: Nimród Antal
Release date: 2010-07-03
16.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

5.1
7.2/10

Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with superhuman powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

Starring: Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2010-09-28
17.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

5.0
5.9/10

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Kacey Clarke
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2010-09-09
18.

Planet Hulk

4.9
6.8/10
Planet Hulk
When the Hulk becomes too dangerous for the Earth, the Illuminati trick Hulk into a shuttle and launch him into space to a planet where the Hulk can live in peace. Unfortunately, the Hulk's struggle to escape makes a malfunction in the shuttle causing Hulk to land on the planet Sakaar where he is sold into slavery and trained as a gladiator.
Starring: Rick D. Wasserman, Marc Worden, Mark Hildreth, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sam Vincent
Directed by: Sam Liu
Release date: 2010-02-02
19.

Super

4.9
6.8/10

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.

Starring: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Gregg Henry
Directed by: James Gunn
Release date: 2010-09-09
20.

Jackass 3D

4.9
7.0/10

Jackass 3D is a 3-D film and the third movie of the Jackass series. It follows the same premise as the first two movies, as well as the TV series. It is a compilation of various pranks, stunts and skits. Before the movie begins, a brief introduction is made by Beavis and Butt-head explaining the 3D technology behind the movie. The intro features the cast lining up and then being attacked by various objects in slow-motion. The movie marks the 10th anniversary of the franchise, started in 2000.

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O, Chris Pontius
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Release date: 2010-10-15

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