Best Action Movies of 2014

1.

Big Hero 6

6.7
7.8/10

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Starring: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung
Directed by: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Release date: 2014-10-24
2.

Edge of Tomorrow

6.6
7.9/10

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2014-05-27
3.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

6.6
7.4/10

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2014-12-10
4.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

6.4
7.6/10

A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2014-06-26
5.

Fury

6.3
7.6/10

In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal
Directed by: David Ayer
Release date: 2014-10-15
6.

Maleficent

6.1
7.0/10

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton
Directed by: Robert Stromberg
Release date: 2014-05-28
7.

The Equalizer

6.0
7.2/10

McCall believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2014-09-24
8.

John Wick

6.0
7.4/10

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Ian McShane
Directed by: David Leitch, Chad Stahelski
Release date: 2014-10-22
9.

22 Jump Street

5.8
7.0/10

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Ice Cube, Amber Stevens
Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Release date: 2014-06-05
10.

The Maze Runner

5.8
6.8/10

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Aml Ameen, Blake Cooper
Directed by: Wes Ball
Release date: 2014-09-10
11.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

5.7
6.6/10

For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but that is a promise he cannot keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott
Directed by: Marc Webb
Release date: 2014-04-16
12.

Divergent

5.6
6.7/10

In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ray Stevenson
Directed by: Neil Burger
Release date: 2014-03-14
13.

Godzilla

5.4
6.4/10

Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Release date: 2014-05-14
14.

Batman: Assault on Arkham

5.4
7.5/10

Based on the hit video game series, Batman must find a bomb planted by the Joker while dealing with a mysterious team of villains called, The Suicide Squad.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hynden Walch, Troy Baker
Directed by: Ethan Spaulding, Jay Oliva
Release date: 2014-08-12
15.

Justice League: War

5.3
7.3/10

The world is under attack by an alien armada led by the powerful Apokoliptian, Darkseid. A group of superheroes consisting of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Shazam must set aside their differences and gather together to defend Earth.

Starring: Michelle Monaghan, Alan Tudyk, Sean Astin, Shemar Moore, Christopher Gorham
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2014-02-02
16.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

5.3
5.7/10

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2014-06-25
17.

Dracula Untold

5.3
6.3/10

Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to destroy his enemies and agrees to go from hero to monster as he's turned into the mythological vampire, Dracula.

Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance
Directed by: Gary Shore
Release date: 2014-10-01
18.

Lucy

5.2
6.4/10

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 2014-07-25
19.

The Expendables 3

5.2
6.1/10

Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson
Directed by: Patrick Hughes
Release date: 2014-08-04
20.

300: Rise of an Empire

5.2
6.2/10

Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. Themistokles faces the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes and Artemesia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham
Directed by: Noam Murro
Release date: 2014-03-05

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