Top 20 Action Movies of 2016

by muybueno16 | created - 18 Dec 2016 | updated - 5 days ago | Public

Not a remarkable year but a solid year for action buffs.

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1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 485,361 | Gross: $532.18M

2. 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: 126,610 | Gross: $62.68M

3. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 105,190 | Gross: $52.85M

4. 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: 68,419 | Gross: $21.20M

5. The Magnificent Seven (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western

54 Metascore

Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 170,374 | Gross: $93.43M

6. Triple 9 (2016)

R | 115 min | Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 60,954 | Gross: $12.63M

7. Precious Cargo (2016)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

27 Metascore

A crime boss tries to make off with loot that belongs to another thief.

Director: Max Adams | Stars: Bruce Willis, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Claire Forlani, Jenna B. Kelly

Votes: 7,558

8. 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: 112,777 | Gross: $2.13M

9. Reset (II) (2017)

105 min | Action, Sci-Fi

When her son is kidnapped, the inventor of a time machine teams up with multiple versions of her future self to rescue him.

Director: Hong-Seung Yoon | Stars: Mi Yang, Wallace Huo, Shih-Chieh King, Chang Liu

Votes: 836

10. The Miller Prediction (2016)

80 min | Action, Drama, History

An American veteran travels to the Middle East searching for peace after suffering the horrors of the Civil War and the ridicule of his peers over his 'Crazy uncle William's prediction' ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Ronceros | Stars: Jesse Woodrow, Tala Delvarani, Sarah Himadeh, Yaron Urbas

Votes: 19

11. My Beloved Bodyguard (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired bodyguard who has settled into a corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet as he suffers from early dementia finds a new friend in a young girl. When her life ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jacqueline Chan, Qinqin Li, Andy Lau

Votes: 1,750

12. Kill Command (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines.

Director: Steven Gomez | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Vanessa Kirby, David Ajala, Mike Noble

Votes: 11,979

13. Operation Mekong (2016)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Inspired by the true story known as the Mekong Massacre--two Chinese commercial vessels are ambushed while traveling down the Mekong River in the waters of the Golden Triangle, one of the largest drug-manufacturing regions in the world. 13 sailors are executed at gunpoint, and 900,000 methamphetamine pills are recovered at the scene. Upon discovery, the Chinese government immediately sends a band... See full summary »

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Baoguo Chen, Chun Sun

Votes: 3,458 | Gross: $0.80M

14. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 179,580 | Gross: $26.86M

15. Vigilante Diaries (2016)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

The Vigilante Diaries is a high octane action-adventure following The Vigilante (Paul Sloan) and The Kid (Kevin L. Walker) on dangerous adventures, from the mega-mansions and the underbelly... See full summary »

Director: Christian Sesma | Stars: Paul Sloan, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, Jason Mewes, Kevin L. Walker

Votes: 5,312

16. Don't Kill It (2016)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

An ancient demon terrorizes a tiny Mississippi town.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe, Tony Bentley, James Chalke

Votes: 3,699

17. Now You See Me 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco

Votes: 219,802 | Gross: $65.08M

18. Blackway (2015)

R | 90 min | Thriller

An ex-logger comes to the aid of a woman who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest and finds herself harassed and stalked by a former cop turned crime lord.

Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 7,935 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Transpecos (2016)

86 min | Thriller

73 Metascore

For three Border Patrol agents working a remote desert checkpoint, the contents of one car will reveal an insidious plot within their own ranks. The next 24 hours will take them on a treacherous journey that could cost them their lives.

Director: Greg Kwedar | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins Jr., David Acord

Votes: 2,194

20. American Bred (2016)

109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust, which holds them together.

Director: Justin Chambers | Stars: Michael Lerner, Eva Tamargo, Andy Martinez Jr., Jesse Steccato

Votes: 173

21. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History

68 Metascore

A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin, James DuMont

Votes: 135,228 | Gross: $61.28M

22. Patriots Day (2016)

R | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman

Votes: 77,656 | Gross: $31.89M

23. Spectral (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

Director: Nic Mathieu | Stars: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, Max Martini

Votes: 44,446

24. Re: Born (2016)

115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A legend covert soldier with a mysterious past now decides to once again unleash his beast inside of him to stand up for what he cares about.

Director: Yûji Shimomura | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Yura Kondo, Takumi Saitoh, Hitomi Hasebe

Votes: 842

25. Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Elite snipers Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins) and Richard Miller (Billy Zane) tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When the battle with ... See full summary »

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Chad Michael Collins, Billy Zane, Dennis Haysbert, Nick Gomez

Votes: 1,939

26. Eliminators (2016)

R | 94 min | Action

A former US Federal Agent must abandon the witness protection program and come out of hiding when his London home is invaded in error due to a wrong address. When the event ends with ... See full summary »

Director: James Nunn | Stars: Scott Adkins, Stu Bennett, Daniel Caltagirone, James Cosmo

Votes: 3,233

27. Forsaken (I) (2015)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Western

55 Metascore

In 1872, an embittered gunslinger named John Henry Clayton attempts to make amends with his estranged father Reverend Samuel Clayton while their community is besieged by ruthless land-grabbers.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Esther Purves-Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Lex Cassar

Votes: 9,297

28. Hard Target 2 (2016 Video)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

Retired mixed martial artist Wes "The Jailor" Baylor (Scott Adkins) can't refuse a million-dollar purse he's offered for one final bout in Myanmar. But when he arrives for the fight, he ... See full summary »

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Scott Adkins, Robert Knepper, Rhona Mitra, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 3,523

29. Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

A group of Marines must protect a US Embassy in the Middle East when it suddenly comes under attack from enemy forces.

Director: William Kaufman | Stars: Charlie Weber, Scott Adkins, Tom Ainsley, Erik Valdez

Votes: 2,387

30. Shangri-La Suite (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two young, damaged lovers head to Los Angeles to kill the King of Rock n Roll in the summer of 1974.

Director: Eddie O'Keefe | Stars: Emily Browning, Luke Grimes, Avan Jogia, Ashley Greene

Votes: 628 | Gross: $0.01M

31. How We Met (2016)

92 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A sheltered young loser goes on the worst blind date ever when he and his date must cover up the accidental murder of a crooked cop.

Director: Oscar Rene Lozoya II | Stars: Ice-T, Christina Moses, Eden Malyn, Brian Flaccus

Votes: 43

32. Fight Valley (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama

22 Metascore

A young woman is found dead after getting involved in an underground fighting ring. Her sister Windsor begins training under a respected ex-fighter as she searches for the killer.

Director: Rob Hawk | Stars: Susie Celek, Miesha Tate, Erin O'Brien, Kari J. Kramer

Votes: 500

33. Standoff (I) (2016)

R | 80 min | Drama, Thriller

36 Metascore

Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12-year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Alleca | Stars: Thomas Jane, Laurence Fishburne, Ella Ballentine, Jim Watson

Votes: 6,792



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