Top 20 Action Movies of 2013

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1. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

41 Metascore

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 237,399 | Gross: $98.93M

2. RED 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 149,979 | Gross: $53.26M

3. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

Votes: 183,379 | Gross: $75.61M

4. Man of Tai Chi (2013)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama

52 Metascore

A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

Director: Keanu Reeves | Stars: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Hai Yu

Votes: 33,365 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Homefront (I) (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

40 Metascore

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 99,512 | Gross: $20.16M

6. Escape Plan (2013)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

49 Metascore

When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 213,751 | Gross: $25.13M

7. Dead Man Down (2013)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

39 Metascore

In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is helped by a woman seeking retribution.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard

Votes: 61,494 | Gross: $10.88M

8. The Numbers Station (2013)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

39 Metascore

A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late.

Director: Kasper Barfoed | Stars: John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham, Richard Brake

Votes: 18,423

9. Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The final part of Stockholm criminal world trilogy tells about final struggles that is coming to everyone to get out from a maelstrom of their fates.

Director: Jens Jonsson | Stars: Matias Varela, Joel Kinnaman, Martin Wallström, Malin Buska

Votes: 4,423

10. The Suspect (2013)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Thriller

63 Metascore

Betrayed and on the run, a North Korean agent tries to uncover the volatile secrets hidden inside the eyeglasses of a dead man.

Director: Shin-yeon Won | Stars: Jong-ryol Choi, Yoo Gong, Jae-yoon Jo, Sung-ha Jo

Votes: 4,693 | Gross: $0.22M

11. The Berlin File (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Thriller

54 Metascore

Jong-seong, a North Korean ghost agent, interrupts an illegal arms sale in Berlin. A notorious North Korean agent tests the loyalties of everyone involved as Jong-Seong prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Suk-kyu Han, Seung-bum Ryoo, Ji-hyun Jun

Votes: 5,979 | Gross: $0.67M

12. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 557,583 | Gross: $117.72M

13. Pain & Gain (2013)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 189,159 | Gross: $49.88M

14. Death Watch (2013)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Thriller

A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.

Director: Chandran Rutnam | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Ben Cross, Patrick Rutnam, Frederick-James Koch

Votes: 2,135

15. Army of the Damned (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

The filming of a hit reality TV show goes horribly wrong when a group of small town cops respond to a call that brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, domestic disturbance.

Director: Tom DeNucci | Stars: Tony Todd, Michael Berryman, Jackie Moore, David Chokachi

Votes: 429

16. Battle of the Damned (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Director: Christopher Hatton | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti, Matt Doran, David Field

Votes: 3,509

17. Special ID (2013)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime

47 Metascore

A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protégé and best friend.

Director: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok | Stars: Donnie Yen, Tian Jing, Andy On, Ronald Cheng

Votes: 3,644

18. Hammer of the Gods (2013)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, History

44 Metascore

A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.

Director: Farren Blackburn | Stars: Charlie Bewley, Alexandra Dowling, Clive Standen, James Cosmo

Votes: 7,560 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Blood of Redemption (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his... See full summary »

Directors: Giorgio Serafini, Shawn Sourgose | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, Billy Zane, Gianni Capaldi

Votes: 1,428

20. The Package (I) (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Keenleyside, Mike Dopud

Votes: 3,659 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Vikingdom (2013)

Unrated | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

39 Metascore

A forgotten king, Eirick, is tasked with the impossible odds to defeat Thor, the God of Thunder.

Director: Yusry Abd Halim | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Natassia Malthe, Craig Fairbrass, Jon Foo

Votes: 3,092

22. Extraction (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action

Mercy Callo is a U.S. Black Ops soldier who finds himself the only survivor of a botched prisoner extraction mission. Forced to fight his way out of a maximum-security Chechen prison, he ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Jon Foo, Falk Hentschel, Vinnie Jones, Joanne Kelly

Votes: 1,005

23. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 390,801 | Gross: $107.10M

24. Java Heat (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

35 Metascore

A Muslim detective teams with an American posing as a graduate student to find the man behind a series of deadly terrorist bombings in Indonesia.

Director: Conor Allyn | Stars: Kellan Lutz, Verdi Solaiman, Mickey Rourke, Ario Bayu

Votes: 4,532

25. Zulu (2013)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Conrad Kemp, Inge Beckmann

Votes: 16,710



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