Best-Reviewed Action/Adventure Movies 2018

From pulse-pounding blockbusters to indepenent period pieces to adventures across the ancient European frontier, this year’s best action flicks represent an eclectic mix of stories fine-tuned to get your adrenaline pumping, with a certain globe-trotting Tom Cruise spy franchise taking the top spot.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.

Adjusted Score: 115.163%
Critics Consensus: Fast, sleek, and fun, Mission: Impossible - Fallout lives up to the "impossible" part of its name by setting yet another high mark for insane set pieces in a franchise full of them.
Synopsis: The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his... [More]
Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

Adjusted Score: 93.865%
Critics Consensus: A Prayer Before Dawn is far from an easy watch, but this harrowing prison odyssey delivers rich rewards -- led by an outstanding central performance from Joe Cole.
Synopsis: A Prayer Before Dawn is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of... [More]


Creed II (2018)

Adjusted Score: 96.198%
Critics Consensus: Creed II's adherence to franchise formula adds up to a sequel with few true surprises, but its time-tested generational themes still pack a solid punch.
Synopsis: Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he... [More]
Directed By: Steven Caple Jr.


Alpha (2018)

Adjusted Score: 84.965%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and beautifully filmed, Alpha offers a canine-assisted epic adventure that blends rousing action with an extra helping of canine charm.
Synopsis: An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age,ALPHAtells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the... [More]
Directed By: Albert Hughes


Black '47 (2018)

Adjusted Score: 79.583%
Critics Consensus: Black '47 anchors its grim and gritty action in deceptively deep genre storytelling, although its epic ambitions arguably exceed its grasp.
Synopsis: One man's ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller.... [More]
Directed By: Lance Daly

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