November 14th, 2016 | Updated on February 14th, 2022
We, human being, need action, a thrill from adrenaline. What’s wrong that after a long day at the office, if we want to watch action filled movies just from the comfort of our living rooms.
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Here is a list of most popular action movies of the year which you must watch.
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his young allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order.
2. Avatar (2009)
Jake, a paraplegic marine, replaces his brother on the Na’vi inhabited Pandora for a corporate mission. He is accepted by the natives as one of their own but he must decide where his loyalties lie.
3. Jurassic World (2015)
A theme park showcasing genetically-engineered dinosaurs turns into a nightmare for its tourists when one of the dinosaurs escapes its enclosure. An ex-military animal expert steps up to save the day.
4. The Avengers (2012)
S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury is compelled to launch the ‘Avengers Initiative’ when Loki poses a threat to planet Earth. Will Nick Fury’s squad of superheroes prove themselves equal to the task?
5. The Dark Knight (2008)
Batman has a new foe, the Joker, who is an accomplished criminal hell-bent on decimating Gotham City. Together with Gordon and Harvey Dent, Batman struggles to thwart the Joker before it is too late.
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6. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Two Jedi Knights set out to search for someone who can bring peace to the Force. Their search ends when they come across a young, gifted boy. But the Sith returns to stake claim to the Force.
7. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Luke Skywalker and his motley crew attempt to rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire.
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Tony Stark builds an artificial intelligence system named Ultron with the help of Bruce Banner. However, Ultron gains control and the Avengers have to stop him from wiping out the human race.
9. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Bane, an imposing terrorist, attacks Gotham City and disrupts its eight-year-long period of peace. This forces Bruce Wayne to come out of hiding and don the cape and cowl of Batman again.
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Katniss is advised by President Snow to participate in a special edition of the Hunger Games that will feature all its previous winners in order to eliminate her, due to her influential nature.
11. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Captain Jack Sparrow ventures in the sea to find the heart of Davy Jones and repay his debts. He is accompanied by Will and Elizabeth who are assigned by Lord Cutler to return with Jack’s compass.
12. Iron Man 3 (2013)
Tony Stark encounters a formidable foe called the Mandarin. After failing to defeat his enemy, he embarks on a journey with relentless consequences and a suit that ceases to exist.
13. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
14. The Hunger Games (2012)
Katniss volunteers to replace her sister in a tournament, where the participants must kill their counterparts to qualify for the next round. Can she defeat professionals in order to survive the game?
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15. Spider-Man (2002)
Peter Parker, a shy high school student, is often bullied by people. His life changes when he is bitten by a genetically altered spider and gains superpowers.
16. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Sam leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. However, when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers’ war.
17. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Anakin joins forces with Obi-Wan and sets Palpatine free from the evil clutches of Count Doku. But he falls prey to mind games that are played by Palpatine and the Jedis and gives into temptation.
18. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Peter Parker is dissatisfied with life as he loses his job, the love of his life, Mary Jane, and his powers. Amid all the chaos, he must fight Doctor Octopus who threatens to destroy New York City.
19. Deadpool (2016)
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
20. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Sam Witwicky and the Autobots must unravel the secrets of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon before the Decepticons can use it for their own evil schemes.
21. American Sniper (2014)
Even after returning home from the war in Iraq, Chris Kyle, a SEAL sniper, cannot let go of the horrors he has experienced. This begins to affect his marriage and his life.
22. Furious 7 (2015)
Dominic and his family are caught in a quagmire when Shaw’s brother seeks bloody revenge. They must not only deal with their enemy but also save a crucial program from falling into the wrong hands.
23. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Peter Parker becomes one with a symbiotic alien that bolsters his Spider-Man avatar further but also affects his psyche. He also has to deal with Sandman and a fragmented relationship with Mary Jane.
24. Minions (2015)
Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide to find a new master. They embark on a global trip and meet Scarlett Overkill, a female super-villain who recruits them and hatches a plan to take over the world.
25. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Peter escapes from the planet Morag with a valuable orb that Ronan the Accuser wants. He eventually forms a group with unwilling heroes to stop Ronan.
26. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.
27. Suicide Squad (2016)
Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.
28. Transformers (2007)
The noble Autobots and devious Decepticons, two intergalactic races of robots, crash land on Earth in order to battle for the ultimate power source, AllSpark, which is held by Sam.
29. Iron Man (2008)
When an industrialist is captured, he constructs a high-tech armoured suit to escape. Once he manages to escape, he decides to use his suit to fight against evil forces and save the world.
30. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
A renowned archaeologist, Indiana Jones, teams up with a young man in order to unearth the mystery behind a legendary skull.
31. Iron Man 2 (2010)
Tony Stark is under pressure from various sources, including the government, to share his technology with the world. He must find a way to fight them while also tackling his other enemies.
32. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
While pursuing an assassin, Obi Wan uncovers a sinister plot to destroy the Republic. With the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance, the Jedi must defend the galaxy against the evil Sith.
33. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must save Jack Sparrow and form an alliance with the pirates around the world to fight against the East India Company.
34. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Luke Skywalker attempts to bring his father back to the light side of the ‘Force’ while the rebels hatch a plan to destroy the second Death Star.
35. Independence Day (1996)
A computer whiz, a hot-shot pilot, the U.S. President and a group of ragtag survivors unite to save mankind after an alien race invades Earth and destroys all its major cities.
36. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
A blacksmith joins forces with Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate, in a bid to free the love of his life from Jack’s associates.
37. Skyfall (2012)
A hard drive with top-secret info is stolen by an ex-MI6 agent with a vendetta on Bond’s boss, M. Bond must face his past in a bid to try and save M.
38. Inception (2010)
Cobb steals information from his targets by entering their dreams. He is wanted for his alleged role in his wife’s murder and his only chance at redemption is to perform the impossible, an inception.
39. Man of Steel (2013)
When a young boy discovers that he has extraordinary powers, he decides to find out about his origin. He then learns to fight for Earth when it gets attacked by members of his own race.
40. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Darth Vader returns with a vengeance, adamant on turning Skywalker to the dark side. Master Yoda is training Luke to become a Jedi Knight while his friends are trying to fend off the Imperial fleet.
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