What makes a great action movie? The best action movies of the 2010s came from all over the world, including new works by Takashi Miike, Robert Zemeckis, and Clint Eastwood. The best action movies of the 2010s includes major blockbusters from the MCU alongside indie flicks that most people probably never even heard of. There are Star Wars movies alongside original features like “Baby Driver”,” “Hanna,” and “Looper.” Action was arguably the most thriving genre of the decade, in large part because of those massive blockbuster franchises that became an industry more than a genre. But it was sometimes hard to see through the crowd and find the cream of the crop when it comes to the best action movies of the 2010s. That’s why we’re here to do you a service and present a collection of reviews of action movies in which our critics, or Roger Ebert himself, gave the explosive action 3.5 or 4 stars.