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The Best Action Movies Of 2024, So Far

The Best Action Movies Of 2024, So Far

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uckle up action movie fans, 2024 is here for your adrenaline! We’re already five months in, and the action genre is packed with strong new entries that promise maximum entertainment. The thrilling line-up of films delivered so far is a good indicator that the year is building upon the momentum set by its predecessor. In 2023, we saw the likes of “John Wick: Chapter 4, Part One” and “Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning,” so it’s only fitting this year matches the energy in that regard, and even dares to surpass it.

If Jason Statham’s quest for vengeance in “The Beekeeper” doesn’t do it for you, undoubtedly, “Dune: Part Two” is guaranteed to spice up your movie experience with its epic desert showdown. With that in mind, we’ll be taking a look at six of the best action movies 2024 has offered so far. This list will continue to be updated with worthy new releases as the year progresses, but until then, let’s celebrate the offerings that have made our hearts race, our spirits cheer, and our movie appetite satiated.

Here are the best action movies of 2024 so far…

#1. The Beekeeper

If you’re familiar with Jason Statham, you know he and trouble go hand-in-hand like perfectly aged whiskey and a bar fight. In his latest action picture, “The Beekeeper,” Statham proves once again why he reigns supreme in the genre. Directed by David Ayer, “The Beekeeper” follows Adam Clay (Statham), a retired military operative, who embarks on a relentless quest for vengeance after his darling landlady falls victim to a devastating phishing scam.

This movie, however, goes beyond a simple revenge flick. As Clay digs deeper, he uncovers a conspiracy with national security implications. The film keeps you guessing, with well-paced twists and turns that unfold alongside the action.

#2. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Director Adam Wingard returns to the Monsterverse with “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire”, an epic sequel that ups the ante from its predecessor, “Godzilla vs Kong.” The New Empire is set three years after the defeat of Mechagodzilla, with Kong reigning as king of Hollow Earth, while Godzilla maintains order above. However, this balance is disrupted after Monarch picks up a mysterious distress signal emanating from the depths.

This throws both Kong and humanity into a race against time as they discover a hidden civilization of advanced apes ruled by the tyrannical Skar King. Kong must overcome his grudge against Godzilla and form a temporary alliance to stop the Skar King. This uneasy partnership forms the heart of the film. It is a must-watch for action movie buffs and one of the best releases of 2024.

#3. The Fall Guy

Standing at the pinnacle of action cinema is David Leitch’s “The Fall Guy.” Starring the dynamic duo of Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, this thrilling action-comedy-romance hybrid delivers on all fronts. Gosling shines as Colt Seavers, a former stuntman who gets embroiled in a mission to locate a missing movie star, all while rekindling his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Jody, played by the charismatic Blunt. In addition to the actors’ brilliance, Leitch, a seasoned stuntman-turned-director, equally brings his wealth of experience to the table, making the movie worth every screen time.

#4. One More Shot

Picking up right after the events of the first film, “One Shot”, “One More Shot” throws us back into the relentless world of Navy SEAL Jake Harris, played by the ever-impressive Scott Adkins. Still reeling from a devastating loss, Harris is tasked with escorting a high-profile terrorist suspect, Amin Mansur, across international borders for interrogation.

What follows is a nonstop adrenaline rush as a team of ruthless mercenaries attempts to intercept Mansur, leading to a brutal and action-packed siege within a heavily fortified airport. Despite its modest budget, “One More Shot” manages to deliver a cinematic experience that exceeds expectations.

#5. Monkey Man

Dev Patel’s directorial debut, “Monkey Man,” has taken the 2024 action movie world by storm. This neo-noir revenge flick isn’t just entertaining; it’s sparking conversations about genre-bending narratives and the future of Indian action cinema. Aside from directing the film, Patel is responsible for co-writing the screenplay alongside Paul Angunawela and John College.

In “Monkey Man,” Patel also stars as Kid, an underground fighter who seeks revenge against the corrupt police officer responsible for his mother’s murder. The movie has received tons of praise from critics, fans, and news outlets, including Variety and Digital Trends. Popular YouTuber and television host Lilly Singh went as far as to call Monkey Man “the best action movie I’ve ever seen.” What are you still waiting for?

#6. Dune: Part Two

If there’s one action movie you must watch in 2024, it’s Dune! Of all speculated movies, Dune lives up to its hype and surpasses the expectations of many by its ability to translate epic battles from the pages of Frank Herbert’s 1965 iconic novel to the screen. Building upon the foundation of the first film, Part Two throws us headfirst into a whirlwind of sand, spice, and rebellion.

Timothée Chalamet reprises his role as Paul Atreides, heir to House Atreides, who must embrace his destiny as the prophesied Kwisatz Haderach. Alongside Zendaya’s captivating Chani, Paul unites the Fremen, the desert planet’s indigenous warriors, to confront the cruel reign of House Harkonnen.

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