The Best 23 Action Movies of 2019 So Far
I am almost overwhelmed by the rate at which movies are being released these days. So many movies! So many action movies, especially. I find my self making more time for movies like never before because there are so many contents being rolled out and I am struggling to catch up. I didn’t even know there was a new Escape Plan movie this year. Can you believe it?
Anyway, here are 20 new 2019 action movies you could watch right now from the comfort of your home or wherever you are. They are the best action movies streaming right now on movie platforms in the world. You can download them as well if you have any download sites for movies.
Note: These movies are in no particular order and I will not be providing links to some due to content distribution concerns but I am very sure you can download them from your favourite movie website.
1. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Synopsis: Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hitmen and women everywhere.
I waited for this movie for a very long time because I saw the first two movies and I loved them very much. Should you go see it? Of course! John Wick Chapter 3 picked up from where the sequel ended and somehow, the writers and director still managed to pull off a great action film with a powerful twist.
Director: Chad Stahelski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane
Synopsis: Hellboy 2019 is based on graphic novels by Mike Mignola. Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
I saw Hellboy at the cinema and I laughed really hard. It has a lot of humour and gore but It was not as great as the first 2 films by Ron Perlman, I’m sorry David Harbour. If you love some gory action and humour with a blend of modern-day scenes then you should download Hellboy.
Director: Neil Marshall
Cast: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane
3. Alita Battle Angel
Synopsis: Set several centuries in the future, a deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
Alita was actually released on Valentine’s day (February 14th) but It was not out on DVD for a quite some time until recently. I took interest in the movie for so many reasons including the fact that James Cameron (Avatar and Titanic creator and Robert Rodriguez who directed it)
You should totally see this film.
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Synopsis: We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM. – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
I also saw Shazam at the cinema and I really liked it. It’s easily among my list of favourite DC movies alongside Aquaman and Wonderwoman.
I also think you should see it with your family.
Director: David F. Sandberg
Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel and more.
Synopsis: A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.
Before watching this film, remember that it’s an Adam Sandler film – Lots of humour!
Sometimes, I don’t like the fact that his character doesn’t take serious situations seriously. Thank goodness for Jennifer Aniston on this one.
Director: Kyle Newacheck
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans
6. Detective Pikachu
Synopsis: In a world where people collect Pokemon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.
This was an awesome movie! I don’t want to spoil it for you so I’d just stop talking. If you loved Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool then you’d love this movie. And yes, you can see it with your family as well
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton
7. Avengers Endgame
Synopsis: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.
This is the biggest action film of 2019 and a must watch!
You should go see it! I feel like the entire world has seen it already.
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and a ton of popular Hollywood cast
8. Captain Marvel
Synopsis: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
I saw Captain Marvel twice already and I love it! Great casting and acting
Ben Mendelsohn nailed his role in this movie as well.
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn
9. Batman and the Turtle Ninjas
Synopsis: Batman, Batgirl and Robin forge an alliance with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to fight against the Turtles’ sworn enemy, The Shredder, who has teamed up with Ra’s Al Ghul and The League Of Assassins.
This is the first time Warner Bros. & Nickelodeon are collaborating on a project like this and I loved the outcome – Batman Villians and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Arrrgh! I don’t want to ruin it for you. It’s worth seeing
Director: Jake Castorena
Cast: Troy Baker, Eric Bauza, Darren Criss
10. Cold Pursuit
Synopsis: A grieving snowplough driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film ‘In Order of Disappearance’.
In my opinion, this movie is almost like any Liam Neeson action film you might have seen but It’s worth a shot on a quiet afternoon.
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheal Richardson
11. The Bouncer
Synopsis: A nightclub bouncer in his fifties who’s taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter.
For a second I thought Van Damme wasn’t making compelling movies anymore then The Bouncer was released. I felt nostalgic watching it as well because I grew up watching Jean Claude Van Damme’s movies.
Director: Julien Leclercq
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sami Bouajila, Sveva Alviti
Synopsis: John Shaft Jr., a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.
Director: Tim Story
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree
13. Justice League The Fatal Five
Synopsis: The Justice League battles the Fatal Five, (Tharok, Emerald Empress, Validus, Mano and the Persuader). Based on the characters created by Jim Shooter.
This was awesome to watch!
Director: Sam Liu
Cast: Elyes Gabel, Diane Guerrero, Kevin Conroy
14. How to Train Your Dragon 3
Synopsis: When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.
This is actually the final instalment in the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy. I was sad it had to end – All the dragons I had collected 🙁
Director: Dean DeBlois
Stars: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham
15. Dragged across Concrete
Synopsis: Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Mel Gibson, Michael Jai White, Vince Vaughn and more
16. Triple Threat
Synopsis: A hit contract is taken out on a billionaires daughter intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate. A down and out team of mercenaries must take on a group of professional assassins and stop them before they kill their target.
Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Scott Adkins and some of the popular martial artists we know are in the movie and I enjoyed it!
Director: Jesse V. Johnson
Cast: Tony Jaa, Celina Jade, Iko Uwais, Scott Adkins and many more
Synopsis: Five former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. Where their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.
I sobbed at some point while watching this movie for a reason but I can’t explain it because I want you to see it too. Triple Frontier is a powerful film and I also love the casting
Director: J.C. Chandor
Cast: Adria Arjona, Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, Garett Hedlund
18. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
Synopsis: It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.
I’m pretty sure you’d enjoy this movie If you have seen the first Lego Movie. I laughed really hard
Director: Mike Mitchell
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett
Synopsis: The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Lea Seydoux, Colin Firth, Matthias Schoenaerts
20. Escape Plan The Extractors
Synopsis: After security expert, Ray Breslin is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin’s girlfriend is also captured.
I have lost how many Escape Plan movies that have been made so far and like I said earlier, I didn’t know there was a new one so I will download this movie as well and maybe tell you what I think about it in another article.
Director: John Herzfeld
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, 50 Cent
21. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Synopsis: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Far from home is, in my opinion, better than the first Spiderman film and to be honest, Jake Gyllenhaal killed his role in this movie. I’ll see it again soon
Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jacob Batalon, Samuel L. Jackson
Synopsis: The Men in Black have expanded to cover the globe but so have the villains of the universe. To keep everyone safe, decorated Agent H and determined rookie M join forces — an unlikely pairing that just might work. When aliens that can take the form of any human arrive on Earth, H and M embark on a globe-trotting adventure to save the agency — and ultimately the world — from their mischievous plans.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson.
Synopsis: The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head-to-head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens
This has been one hell of an insane list to put together. Let me know your thoughts on it or leave suggestions If you feel I left any action movie that should be on the list.