Top 20 Action Movies of 2016 - IMDb

Top 20 Action Movies of 2016

by muybueno16 | created - 18 Dec 2016 | updated - 13 Jan 2020 | 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

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.

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

Votes: 580,044 | 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: 151,299 | Gross: $62.68M

3. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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: 129,258 | Gross: $52.85M

4. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

38 Metascore

Bishop's most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life in order to make him complete three impossible assassinations and make them look like accidents.

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

Votes: 80,724 | Gross: $21.22M

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: 198,966 | Gross: $93.43M

6. Triple 9 (2016)

R | 115 min | Action, 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: 69,918 | Gross: $12.63M

7. Precious Cargo (2016)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

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: 9,016

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: Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ma Dong-seok, Su-an Kim

Votes: 186,537 | Gross: $2.13M

9. Reset (II) (2017)

105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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: 1,161

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: 22

11. My Beloved Bodyguard (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired bodyguard suffering from dementia finds a new friend in a young girl. When her life is threatened by her father's connection with crime, he must call upon his abandoned skills to save her.

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

Votes: 2,101

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: 13,750

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: 4,457 | 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: 214,202 | Gross: $26.86M

15. Vigilante Diaries (2016)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

After killing a lot of bad guys including Armenians, Vigilante is wanted by the Armenian mafia boss, who gets help - but so does Vigilante.

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

Votes: 6,646

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: 4,424

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: 265,131 | 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: 9,563 | 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: 2,655

20. 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: 160,034 | Gross: $61.43M

21. 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: 97,396 | Gross: $31.89M

22. Spectral (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, 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: 55,891

23. Re: Born (2016)

Not Rated | 106 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: 1,323

24. Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Snipers ordered to protect a gas pipeline from terrorists suspect a security breach when they're targeted by a ghost shooter who knows their location.

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

Votes: 3,657

25. Eliminators (2016)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

Thomas, widower and ex federal agent, hides in London with his daughter. 3 men break in. Thomas kills them. His photo ends on TV. A US crime boss sends a killer to London.

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

Votes: 4,078

26. 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: 11,073

27. Hard Target 2 (2016 Video)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

Wes is slumming it in Bangkok 6 months after killing his best friend in a match in Vegas. He's tricked into Myanmar's jungle, where he's the fox in rich people's hunt.

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

Votes: 4,456

28. 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: Scott Adkins, Charlie Weber, Dante Basco, Romeo Miller

Votes: 3,017

29. 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, Ron Livingston

Votes: 802 | Gross: $0.01M

30. 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, Chadwick Hopson, Christina Moses, Brian Flaccus

Votes: 100

31. 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: 612

32. Standoff (I) (2016)

R | 80 min | Drama, Thriller

36 Metascore

A young girl photographs an assassin killing 4 at a cemetery. He wants no witnesses. Carter, a veteran in a farmhouse, is all standing between him and the girl.

Director: Adam Alleca | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Thomas Jane, Laura de Carteret, Ella Ballentine

Votes: 8,128



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