20 New Action Movies 2018: List Of Must Watch Action Movies in 2018


New Action Movies 2018


2017 was a huge treat for action lovers as movies like Fast and Furious 8, Wonder Woman, Transformers: The Last Knight and many more kept us entertained throughout the year. As the new year is not so far now and the movie hunters are ready for more action films, our very talented directors and big production houses are ready for another feast.

2018 will witness few most amazing action movies whose trailers and teasers have crossed millions of views on Youtube. Some of them are the most awaited sequels to top movies in the past.

While we love all types of movies, we are especially fond of action films. That's what we were weaned on, both the good and the bad. The best action movies deliver the gripping plot along with the requisite jaw-dropping fight scenes. From martial art movies and Westerns to war films and action comedies, this list of the New Action Movies on “HOWNWHYS” is sure to get you way more excited for the upcoming actions waiting for you in 2018.


1. Avengers: Infinity War


It is an upcoming 2018 superhero film, based on the Marvel comics superhero team produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios motion pictures. It is a sequel to the Marvel's top hit - Avengers. It is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFeely.


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This sequel will witness all the Marvel's Superheroes under one roof. Thanos, the evil, is on a mission to collect the six Infinity Stones through which he will be able to force his will onto the reality. The Avengers has to join forces with the Guardians of Galaxy in order to beat Thanos.

The film is set to release on May 4, 2018.




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2. The Maze Runner: the death cure


It is an upcoming American dystopian science fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on the death cure, the final book in the Maze Runner trilogy, written by James Dashner with a screenplay by T.S. Nowling. It is the sequel to Maze Runner and the third and final installment in the Maze Runner film series. 


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The casting includes Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee, etc.  In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

The film is set to be released on 9 February 2018 in 2D and 3D


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3. Pacific Rim Uprising

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It is an American science fiction monster film directed by Steven S. Deknight and written by Deknight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowling from a story by Deknight and Nowling. It is a sequel to the 2013 Pacific Rim and stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, etc. Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Maco Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new kaiju threat.

The film is set to release on 29 March 2018.





4. X Men: Dark Phoenix


Featuring Mystique, Jean, Magneto, Professor Xavier, Hank, Quick Silver, Cyclops, Night Crawler and Storm, X-Men dark Pheonix marks a new beginning to an X-Men Trilogy. Simon Kinberg, the writer, and director of the movie says that this movie overrides the events shown in X-MEN Last Stand.


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In X-Men Dark Phoenix, the X-Men must face the full power of the Dark Phoenix as well as the alien Shi’ar empire, Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. 

The film is set to release on 2 November 2018.




5. The Commuter

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It is an action thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a screenplay by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, and Ryan Engle. The film stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga,  Patrik Wilson, Jonathan Banks, etc. It is a 105-minute action film. The film is about an ex-police profiler who is forced to identify and kill an unknown witness en- route to federal custody in order to save his family. Once he discovers what the conspirators are really up to, he has to make a difficult choice.

Scheduled to be released in the United States on 12 January 2018 and in the United Kingdom on 19 January 2018.


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6. Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

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The Death Race series is a car combat franchise encompassing a series of films and other media centered on a reality show set in a prison, where inmates race against each other in order to win their freedom. It is being directed by Don Michael Paul and features the return of Danny Trejo and Frederik Koehler, it also stars Zach McGowan, Christine Marzano, Danny Glover and Lorina Kamburova.

The movie is set for release on January 30,2018.


7. Mission Impossible: 6

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And another sequel to the MI series! There is a huge fan following of MI and of course, the one and only Tom Cruise. It is the sixth installment in the Mission Impossible film series and stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Peg, Ving Rhames, Sian Brooke, and many more. Produced by Paramount Pictures and will be the first film in the series to be released in 3D. This mission is again going to be way more exciting and fun.

The film will be released on July27,2018.




8. Rampage

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It is an American science fiction monster film directed by Brad Peyton, produced by Beau Flynn, screenplay by Carlton Cuse and story by Ryan Engle. It is loosely based on the video game series of the same name by Midway Games. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Malin Akerman, JakeLlacy, Marley Shelton, etc.

Dwayne, a man who keep people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with a gorilla. But an otherworldy genetic experiment turned that gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size as a result of which Dwayne fights his way through the ever-changing battlefield and save his friend.

New line cinema will release the film on April 20,2018 in 3D and IMAX.




9. Ant-Man and the Wasp

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The sequel to the 2015’s Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Peyton Reed with a screenplay by the writing teams of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and Paul Rudd, starring Paul Rudd, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Michael Douglas, Walton Goggins, etc. As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope Van and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the ant man fighting alongside the wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

The film is scheduled to be released on  July 6,2018 in the United States in IMAX and 3D.


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10. The Expendables 4

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It is an American series of ensemble action films written by and starring the evergreen, Sylvester Stallone. The series has received mixed critical reception, in regard to its plot and dialogue between the characters; however many critics praised the use of humor and action scenes. The films have been Box Office successes.

The series consists of three films with its fourth part going to be released on 31 December 2018.




11. Black Panther

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An American superhero action film based on the Marvel comics characters of the same name. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by him and Joe Robert Cole and stars Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Winston Duke, etc. In the movie, the Black Panther returns home as a king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a long time adversary in a conflict that has global consequences. 

The Black Panther is set to release on February 16, 2018, in IMAX and 3D.



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12. Solo: A Star Wars Story

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It is an American space western film centered on Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise. The film is being produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film will be the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film Rouge One. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, alongside Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, depicting  Han Solo and Chewbacca’s  adventure before joining the rebellion, including their early encounters with Lando.

The film is set to released on May 25, 2018 




13. Death Wish

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It is an upcoming American vigilante action film directed by Eli Roth, a remake of a 1974 film of the same name which starred Charles Bronson in the lead based on the 1972 novel written by Brian Garfield. The remake will star Bruce Willis as the main character Paul Kersey. It is an action thriller by Metro Goldwyn Mayor and Annapurna Pictures in the United States and released internationally by Paramount Pictures. The film is about a doctor in Chicago becomes a vigilante when his wife is murdered and his daughter is brutally attacked by robbers.

It is scheduled to be released on March 2, 2018.




14. Tomb Raider

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Remember the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2001, starring Angelina Jolie? This movie is a reboot of the Lara Croft Series. It is based on the 2013 video game of the same name by Crystal Dynamics. The film tells about the first expedition of Lara Croft in which she goes to complete her father’s research and uncover ancient secrets capable of clearing her name. The film stars Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Nick Frost, etc. 

The film is scheduled to be released on March 16, 2018, in 3D and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.




15. Jurassic world: fallen kingdom


It seems like only yesterday we were eagerly anticipating the first trailer reveal from Jurrasic World. And now, two years on, we have the first trailer for the follow-up Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, an American science fiction adventure and action film directed by J.A.Bayona. A sequel to Jurassic World( 2015), and the fifth instalment of the Jurassic Park film series is written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, starring Chris Pratt, B.D. Wong, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, etc.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all new Motion Picture event sees the return of favourite characters and dinosaurs-along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying then ever before. 

Welcome the Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom, scheduled to be released on June 22, 2018.



16. Deadpool 2


It’s a great time to be a superhero fan. It is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the sequal to the 2016 film Deadpool, directed by David Leitch and scripted by Rhett Reese and Paul Wemick, starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miler, Josh Brolin, Jack Kesy, etc.

Searching to regain his passion for life, as well as a new stuffed unicorn, wade must battle ninjas, tight assed metal men, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friends. He manages to find a new lust for being a do-gooder, all while earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best 4th Wall Breaking Superhero.

Mark your calendar for the  Deadpool sequel as on June 1, 2018.



17. 12 Strong


The true story of the Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets”, who within weeks responded to the 9-11 attack. Green Berets and AFSOC  took over the country and allowed other special forces and the rest of the conventional  military to begin the more publicly visible war.  12 Strong is an upcoming American war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig. 

The film is based on Doug Stanton’s non fiction book Horse Soldiers, which tells the story of CIA paramilitary officers and US special forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Navid Neghaban, WilliamFfichtner, etc. 

The film is set to be released on January 12, 2018.



18. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald


It is the second instalment of the series of the films based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, one of the companion books to J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. The film is directed by David Yates, with a script by Rowling, and casts Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, etc. Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape from MACUSA custody. 

The villainous Grindelwald has been busy gathering more followers to his cause-elevating wizards above all non magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Albus will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. 

The film is going to release on 16 November 2018.



19. The Hurricane Heist


The Hurricane Heist, originally titled Category 5 is an American disaster thriller film directed by Rob Cohen, produced by Christopher Milburn and written by Carlos Davis. The film features Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Melissa, etc. 

The storyline centres on a team of hackers who break into a US Mint facility on a small coastal town to steal $ 102 million. But a disastrous Category 5 Hurricane strikes at the same time, leaving only a metereologist and a female treasury officer to stop the thieves from getting away with the heist. 

The movie is set to release on 9 February 2018.



20. Robin Hood


Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English Folklore who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is said to rob from the rich and give it to the poor. Robin Hood is an American action adventure film directed by Otto Bathurst and written by Joby Harold, Peter Craig based on the tale of Robin Hood. Ths film stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, etc. 


The plot follows a war hardened Crusader and a Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English Crown in a thrilling action adventure. Packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance. Robin hood is a never before seen story of how ROBIN HOOD became the Icon and Legend as we know him today.

It will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment in all IMAX theatres on September 21, 2018.

So our list ends here. I am darn excited for 2018, are you? What are your most awaited movies from among the above list, do share in the comments below.




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