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.

#1
Adjusted Score: 114.981%
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

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 93.887%
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]

#3

Creed II (2018)
84%

#3
Adjusted Score: 96.017%
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.

#4

Alpha (2018)
79%

#4
Adjusted Score: 83.917%
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

#5

Black '47 (2018)
78%

#5
Adjusted Score: 79.603%
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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