The best action movies of 2019 make clear how much it the genre of the moment, whether it’s the MCU, high-budget remakes, or new entries in beloved franchises. John Wick, Iron Man, Godzilla, and even Jesse Pinkman returned to the genre, and all ended up in films the staff of RogerEbert.com considered one of the best action movies of 2019. The array of reviews linked below to all of the action films of 2019 that we gave 3-4 stars reveal a wealth of not just different styles but delivery systems. There are major blockbusters like the latest “Avengers,” “John Wick,” “Jumanji,” “Godzilla,” and even a reboot of “Charlie’s Angels,” but there are also Netflix originals like “El Camino,” and the latest from Sion Sono, “The Forest of Love.”
What can we learn about the genre by looking at the full collection of the best action movies of 2019? It seems pretty vibrant. Studios learned long ago that people like to see things go boom, and these are the films in which things went boom with the most artistic integrity in 2019.