Best Action Movies - 2016

by Prashast_Singh | created - 30 May 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A list of the best action films in 2016.

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1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 596,190 | Gross: $408.08M

2. Rocky Handsome (2016)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

A reclusive pawn shop owner sets his sights on revenge when vicious gangsters kidnap his drug-addicted neighbor's young daughter.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: John Abraham, Nishikant Kamat, Sharad Kelkar, Teddy Maurya

Votes: 6,466

3. Shivaay (2016)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A skilled mountaineer races against time to rescue his mute daughter from the clutches of human traffickers in Bulgaria.

Director: Ajay Devgn | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abigail Eames, Erika Kaar, Sayyeshaa Saigal

Votes: 9,085

4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 582,586 | Gross: $330.36M

5. Theri (2016)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama

When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.

Director: Atlee Kumar | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson, Baby Nainika

Votes: 11,424

6. Sarrainodu (2016)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama

An intense battle breaks out between an evil son of a politician and an ex army man who can't tolerate injustice.

Director: Boyapati Srinu | Stars: Allu Arjun, Aadhi, Rakul Preet Singh, Catherine Tresa

Votes: 3,328

7. Terror (2016)

130 min | Action, Thriller

A disgraced cop attempts to prevent an imminent terror attack and discovers the involvement of corrupt politicians as well as officers from his own department.

Director: Satish Kasetty | Stars: Srikanth, Ravi Varma, Ravi Verma, Alauddin

Votes: 41

8. Ghayal Once Again (2016)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Drama

When a video of his mentor's murder surfaces, an investigative journalist takes action to find those responsible.

Director: Sunny Deol | Stars: Sunny Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Om Puri, Aanchal Munjal

Votes: 4,664

9. Zombie (2016)

106 min | Action, Horror

A traffic police officer teams up with his friend and doctors in order to escape a deadly zombie apocalypse in the town and find out the possible antidote to stop it before time runs out.

Director: Shakti Soundar Rajan | Stars: Jayam Ravi, Lakshmi Menon, Kaali Venkat, R.N.R. Manohar

Votes: 1,032

10. Kathakali (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Thriller

An honest, simple common man is caught in a web of problems when is he accused of killing the leader of a local rowdy gang.

Director: Pandiraj | Stars: Vishal, Catherine Tresa, Karunas, Imman Annachi

Votes: 813

11. Pichaikkaran (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A rich businessman chooses to lead the life of a homeless beggar for a period of 48 days in the hopes that he could cure his mother, who is on the brink of death.

Director: Sasi | Stars: Vijay Antony, Satna Titus, Bagavathi Perumal, Muthuraman

Votes: 1,276

12. Fan (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Gaurav develops an obsession with a movie star who looks just like him. He goes to Mumbai to meet his idol, but he refuses to grant him five minutes of his time. Gaurav is enraged and plots to destroy his hero.

Director: Maneesh Sharma | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Carolina Main, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Sayani Gupta

Votes: 39,460 | Gross: $1.36M

13. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 112,799 | Gross: $2.13M

14. Kodi (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A young politician competes with his ambitious girlfriend in the elections while his twin brother gets forcefully dragged into this battle.

Director: R.S. Durai Senthilkumar | Stars: Dhanush, Trisha Krishnan, Anupama Parameshwaran, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 1,775

15. Pulimurugan (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action

When a small village near a forest is under the threat of man eating tigers and a drug mafia, the villagers seek the help of an unstoppable force, a hunter invincible.

Director: Vysakh | Stars: Mohanlal, Jagapathi Babu, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Lal

Votes: 6,395

16. Force 2 (2016)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Thriller

ACP Yashvardhan teams up with RAW Agent KK to bring down the mole within RAW.

Director: Abhinay Deo | Stars: John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Adil Hussain

Votes: 4,261

17. Asura: The City of Madness (2016)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Crime

64 Metascore

A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city's corrupt mayor.

Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Jung-min Hwang, Ji-Hoon Ju, Do-won Kwak

Votes: 1,856 | Gross: $0.17M

18. The Age of Shadows (2016)

TV-MA | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Yoo Gong, Ji-min Han

Votes: 6,700 | Gross: $0.54M

19. Airlift (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History

When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

Director: Raja Menon | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 48,890

20. Jason Bourne (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Thriller

58 Metascore

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 192,506 | Gross: $162.43M

21. Doctor Strange (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

72 Metascore

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Votes: 528,106 | Gross: $232.64M

22. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 123,938 | Gross: $58.70M

23. Deadpool (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Votes: 832,458 | Gross: $363.07M

24. Derailed (2016)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Crime

Four teenagers running away from home, are lost in the middle of nowhere.

Director: Seong-Tae Lee | Stars: Min-ho Choi, Minho Choi, Jung Da-Eun, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 219

25. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

38 Metascore

Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 68,427 | Gross: $21.20M

26. The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

43 Metascore

Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 71,029 | Gross: $107.51M

27. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 363,391 | Gross: $155.44M

28. London Has Fallen (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

28 Metascore

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 126,632 | Gross: $62.68M

29. Ism (2016)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action

Hackers, lovers, and gangsters collide in this story about the fight against corruption and for love.

Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Kalyan Ram, Aditi Arya, Jagapathi Babu, Tanikella Bharani

Votes: 240



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