Top 10 Must-See Action Films of 2023: A Guide to the Year’s Most Anticipated Releases

Image: John Wick Chapter 4 – The action genre in the film industry is a staple that has been around for decades and continues to evolve with time. The adrenaline-pumping sequences, larger-than-life characters, and suspenseful scenes are what make action films a favourite among movie-goers.

In 2023, the action genre will once again take centre stage with a lineup of films that are sure to leave audiences on the edge of their seats. Here are the top 10 action films of 2023 that you won’t want to miss.

1. The Expendables 4

The fourth installment in the “Expendables” franchise promises to be even more action-packed than the previous three films. With a cast that includes some of the biggest names in action, including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson, this film is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

ReleaseSeptember 22, 2023
GenresAction, Adventure, Thriller
DirectorScott Waugh
StarsJason Statham, 50 Cent, Megan Fox

2. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Set in the 1990s, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on an action-packed, globetrotting adventure as the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons join the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons on Earth.

Noah, a sharp young guy from Brooklyn, and Elena, an ambitious, talented artifact researcher, are swept up in the conflict as Optimus Prime and the Autobots face a terrifying new nemesis bent on their destruction named Scourge.

ReleaseJune 9, 2023
GenresAction, Adventure, Sci-Fi
DirectorSteven Caple Jr.
StarsMichelle Yeoh (voice), Ron Perlman (voice), Pete Davidson (voice)

3. The Old Way

An old gunslinger and his daughter must face the consequences of his past, when the son of a man he murdered years ago arrives to take his revenge.

ReleaseJanuary 13, 2023
Runtime1 hrs 35 min
GenresAction, Western
DirectorBrett Donowho
StarsNicolas Cage, Dean Armstrong, Ryan Kiera Armstrong

4. Ghostbusters 4

The fourth film in the “Ghostbusters” franchise promises to bring the franchise back to its action-packed roots, with a new cast of ghost-busting heroes who are ready to save the world from an invasion of supernatural forces.

ReleaseDecember 20, 2023
GenresAdventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
DirectorGil Kenan
StarsCarrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd

5. John Wick: Chapter 4

The fourth film in the “John Wick” franchise promises to bring back Keanu Reeves as the titular hitman for another round of high-octane action. With a cast that includes some of the biggest names in action, this film is sure to be a hit with fans of the franchise.

ReleaseMarch 22, 2023
GenresAction, Crime, Thriller
DirectorChad Stahelski
StarsKeanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård

6. The Wandering Earth 2

In the near future, after learning that the sun is rapidly burning out and will obliterate Earth in the process, humans build enormous engines to propel the planet to a new solar system, far out of reach of the sun’s fiery flares.

However, the journey out into the universe is perilous, and humankind’s last shot at survival will depend on a group of young people brave enough to step up and execute a dangerous, life-or-death operation to save the earth.

ReleaseJanuary 22, 2023
Runtime2 hrs 53 min
GenresAction, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
DirectorFrant Gwo
StarsAndy Lau, Jing Wu, Zina Blahusova

7. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Trailer, Tom Cruise still performs various dangerous actions to get perfect results in each of his films.

In the released trailer, Henry Czerny, who appeared in the original 1996 film “Mission Impossible” as IMF director Eugene Kittridge, is making his return. The trailer shows a tense encounter between him and Cruise.

While the trailer doesn’t reveal much about the plot, it does give a first look at some of the new actors in the film. Several action set pieces are also featured such as sniper battles in a desert storm, nightclub fights and chases aboard a moving train.

ReleaseJuly 14, 2023
GenresAction, Adventure, Thriller
DirectorChristopher McQuarrie
StarsTom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby

8. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Previously, Dungeons & Dragons had many versions. This film was first released in 2000. Then several follow-up stories appeared until 2012.

Now, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is released and is predicted to be a success because fans have been waiting for it. This film tells the story of a thief and his gang who have charming faces. It is also an attraction in itself.

ReleaseMarch 3, 2023
Runtime2 hrs 14 min
GenresAction, Adventure, Fantasy
DirectorJohn Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
StarsChris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page

9. Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny is the fifth film in the Indiana Jones film series which will be released in theaters in 2023.

This film tells the story of an American archaeologist and adventurer named Indiana Jones who returns to adventure and is accompanied by Helena and Sallah.

ReleaseJune 30, 2023
GenresAction, Adventure
DirectorJames Mangold
StarsHarrison Ford, Boyd Holbrook, Antonio Banderas

10. Plane

A pilot named Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) is trapped in dangerous territory when he is forced to land his commercial plane after a terrible storm hits. After safely landing the plane, all passengers are taken hostage by a sadistic armed group. The only way to save them all is to work with Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), an accused killer who also took part in the plane.

ReleaseJanuary 11, 2023
Runtime1 hrs 47 min
GenresAction, Thriller
DirectorJean-François Richet
StarsGerard Butler, Daniella Pineda, Mike Colter

In conclusion, the year 2023 promises to be a great year for action films, with a wide variety of films that are sure to satisfy fans of the genre.

Whether you’re a fan of explosive action set pieces, high-octane car chases, or intense martial arts battles, there is something for everyone in the world of action films. So, grab your popcorn, sit back, and get ready for some of the most thrilling and exciting action films of the year.

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