Best Action Movies of 2016

1.

Captain America: Civil War

6.8
7.8/10

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Release date: 2016-04-27
2.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

6.8
7.8/10

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Release date: 2016-12-14
3.

Deadpool

6.8
8.0/10

Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano
Directed by: Tim Miller
Release date: 2016-02-09
4.

Doctor Strange

6.5
7.5/10

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2016-10-25
5.

The Nice Guys

6.0
7.4/10

A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley
Directed by: Shane Black
Release date: 2016-05-15
6.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

5.9
7.3/10

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Starring: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2016-01-13
7.

X-Men: Apocalypse

5.9
7.0/10

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2016-05-18
8.

Patriots Day

5.9
7.4/10

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the Boston Marathon bombers before they strike again.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2016-12-12
9.

Star Trek Beyond

5.9
7.1/10

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2016-07-07
10.

Kung Fu Panda 3

5.9
7.1/10

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

Starring: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Alessandro Carloni
Release date: 2016-01-23
11.

Allied

5.7
7.1/10

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2016-11-17
12.

Deepwater Horizon

5.7
7.1/10

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2016-09-29
13.

Warcraft

5.6
6.8/10

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Starring: Paula Patton, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Robert Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Release date: 2016-05-25
14.

Now You See Me 2

5.6
6.5/10

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Release date: 2016-06-02
15.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

5.5
6.5/10

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2016-03-23
16.

The Magnificent Seven

5.4
6.9/10

Looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With their lives in jeopardy, Emma Cullen and other desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm for help. Chisolm recruits an eclectic group of gunslingers to take on Bogue and his ruthless henchmen. With a deadly showdown on the horizon, the seven mercenaries soon find themselves fighting for more than just money once the bullets start to fly.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2016-09-14
17.

Jason Bourne

5.4
6.6/10

The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.

Starring: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2016-07-27
18.

Central Intelligence

5.3
6.3/10

After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet
Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Release date: 2016-06-15
19.

Suicide Squad

5.3
6.0/10

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jared Leto
Directed by: David Ayer
Release date: 2016-08-03
20.

Race

5.2
7.1/10

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice Van Houten and William Hurt - Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

Starring: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten, Jeremy Irons, Amanda Crew
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Release date: 2016-02-19

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