Best Action Movies of 2022

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Best Action Movies of 2022
Best Action Movies of 2022
TOP Movies: The Adam Project (2022), The 355 (2022), The Gray Man (2022), Blacklight (2022), The Man from Toronto (2022), Bullet Train (2022), Jurassic World: Dominion (2022), Top Gun: Maverick (2022), The Contractor (2022), The Lost City (2022), Uncharted (2022), Pursuit (2022), Ambulance (2022), Restless (2022), The Northman (2022), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022), A Day to Die (2022), Payne & Redemption (2022), All Quiet on the Western Front (2022), Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).

List of Best Movies

The Adam Project (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future.
Style: funny, enigmatic, mysterious, disturbing, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, child, time, travel, father, future dystopia, space, assignment, astronaut, death of father, evil, monster ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s
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The 355 (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A group of top female agents from American, British, Chinese, Columbian and German government agencies are drawn together to try and stop an organization from acquiring a deadly weapon to send the world into chaos.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: suspense, female agent, female protagonist, female spy, spy, secret agents, female assassin, female warrior, woman with a gun, mission, fight, undercover agent ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: montmartre paris, berlin germany, paris france, shanghai, london ...
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The Gray Man (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When a shadowy CIA agent uncovers damning agency secrets, he's hunted across the globe by a sociopathic rogue operative who's put a bounty on his head.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, perverse, mysterious ...
Plot: cia, hitman, assassin, gunfight, spy, agent, fight, murder, mission, killer, murderer, suspense ...
Time: future, year 2003, 2000s, 2020s
Place: prague, central europe, europe, china, bangkok thailand ...
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Blacklight (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Travis Block is a shadowy Government agent who specializes in removing operatives whose covers have been exposed. He then has to uncover a deadly conspiracy within his own ranks that reaches the highest echelons of power.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: hitman, fbi, one against many, blackmail, suspense, spy, fbi agent, abuse of power, political conspiracy, whistleblower, federal agent, covert operation ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Man from Toronto (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a case of mistaken identity, the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the Man from Toronto, and a New York City screw-up are forced to team up after being confused for each other at an Airbnb.
Style: disturbing, satirical, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hitman, attempted murder, battles, fish out of water, misfit, criminal, neighbor, satire, bandit, killer, murderer ...
Time: 2020s
Place: toronto ontario canada, virginia, miami, moscow russia, tokyo ...
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Bullet Train (2022)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Unlucky assassin Ladybug is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the ...
Style: funny, tense, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: train, assassin, mission, fight, hitman, russian, tough guy, assignment, crew, passenger, luck, suspense ...
Time: 2020s
Place: japan, kyoto japan, tokyo, mexico, johannesburg south africa ...
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Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Malta
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Four years after Isla Nublar was destroyed, dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a ...
Style: psychotronic, stylized, anamorphic, entertaining, retro
Plot: dinosaur, monster, disaster, tyrannosaurus rex, prehistoric creature, wild animal, giant insect, velociraptor, locust, sea monster, suspense, creature ...
Time: jurassic, future, 2020s
Place: texas, italy, malta, utah, pennsylvania ...
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Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, this sequel will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Style: realistic, entertaining, epic, inspirational, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighter pilot, warplane, fighter plane, u.s. navy, sniper, aircraft carrier, fighter jet, leadership, u.s. military, aviation, aviator, friends ...
Time: 2020s, year 1969, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mojave desert, usa, san diego california
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The Contractor (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After being involuntarily discharged from the U.S. Special Forces, James Harper decides to support his family by joining a private contracting organization alongside his best friend and under the command of a fellow veteran. Overseas on a covert ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, thrilling, neo noir ...
Plot: military, mission, ex military, veteran, ex soldier, ex special forces, murder, soldier, fight, swat team, suspense, flashback ...
Time: 2020s
Place: germany, atlanta georgia, berlin germany
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The Lost City (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Follows a reclusive romance novelist who was sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model, until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, funny, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, kidnapping, jungle, treasure, snake, hidden treasure, leech, novelist, volcano, agoraphobia, cargo plane, model ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: canary islands
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Uncharted (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake uncovers the location of the legendary El Dorado. With the help of his mentor and an ambitious journalist he works to uncover its secrets while surviving on an island filled with pirates, mercenaries, and a ...
Style: psychotronic, ambiguous ending, visually appealing, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, archaeology, treasure hunter, jungle, shipwreck, adventurer, tough guy, artifact, ship, heroes, missing brother ...
Time: future, year 2006, 2020s, 2000s
Place: new york, spain, the philippines, boston, barcelona
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Pursuit (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Breslin crosses paths with Calloway, a ruthless hacker desperate to find his wife, who has been kidnapped by a drug cartel. When Calloway escapes police custody, Breslin joins forces with a no-nonsense female cop to reclaim his prisoner. ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: manhunt, kidnapped wife, drug cartel, hacker, rescue, kidnapped, drug dealer, police officer, police investigation, fight, kidnapping, shot through a wall ...
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Ambulance (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Decorated veteran Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife's medical bills, asks for help from his adoptive brother Danny. A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, captivating, perverse ...
Plot: heist gone wrong, gang, hospital, ambulance, suspense, criminal, mob boss, police, homosexual, betrayal, woman in danger, robbery ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Restless (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After going to extremes to cover up an accident, a corrupt cop's life spirals out of control when he starts receiving threats from a mysterious witness.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, thrilling, perverse ...
Plot: investigation, criminal, police, police officer, corrupt cop, police corruption, suspense, accident, blackmail, corrupt law enforcer, corrupted ruler, hidden truth ...
Time: 2020s
Place: france
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The Northman (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Thriller
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who's on a mission to save his mother, kill his uncle and avenge his ...
Style: thought provoking, dark, saga, cerebral, captivating ...
Plot: viking, revenge, prince, medieval, fight, sword, vengeance, sex scene, norse mythology, death of father, murder of father, male protagonist ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century, 10th century
Place: iceland, northern ireland, ukraine, norway, fictional island
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. ...
Style: anime, captivating, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: villain, speed, anthropomorphic animal, hedgehog, portal, wedding, human animal friendship, sidekick, friendship, running, emerald, fox ...
Time: 2020s
Place: hawaii, seattle, montana, siberia
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A Day to Die (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgraced parole officer is indebted to a local gang leader and forced to pull off a series of dangerous drug heists within twelve hours in order to pay the $2 million dollars he owes, rescue his kidnapped pregnant wife, and settle a score with ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: gang, sniper, swat team, organized crime, crime boss, teamwork, ex soldier, needing money, suspense, criminal, money problems, problem ...
Time: 2020s
Place: mexico
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Payne & Redemption (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of "Payne & Redemption" surrounds the psychological trauma endured by the film's main character, a weathered New York Detective, and his journey to seek redemption, after having to deal with a long line of traumatic ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: confronting the past, haunted by the past, police detective, tragic past, suspense, psychologist, investigation, murderer, murder, revenge, hard boiled
Place: new york
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All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Paul Baumer and his friends Albert and Muller, egged on by romantic dreams of heroism, voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the ...
Style: epic, tragic
Plot: world war one, battles, war, couples, intrigue, death, world war two, dream, mission, tank, transformation, airplane ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, year 1917, 20th century, year 1914
Place: germany, france
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Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save what's important to her by connecting with the lives she could have led in other universes.
Style: surreal, entertaining, philosophical, emotional, psychedelic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: multiverse, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, chinese, alternate universe, lgbt, kung fu, nihilism, martial arts, philosophy, alternate reality, reincarnation ...
Time: future
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Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Twelve years after exploring Pandora and joining the Na’vi, Jake Sully has since raised a family with Neytiri and established himself within the clans of the new world. Of course, peace can only last so long. Especially when the military ...
Style: breathtaking, futuristic, exciting, colourful, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: fantasy world, fight, heroes, alien, escapades, good versus evil, ocean, planet, mother son relationship, hopes, battles, disney ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he's unaware of the dangers that lie ...
Style: fairy tale, breathtaking, mysterious, exciting, dark fantasy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wizards, fantasy world, magic, magical, hereditary gift of witchcraft, magical creature, magic wand, castle, fascist, wizards and magicians, lgbt, good versus evil ...
Time: year 1939, year 1932, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, new york, rio de janeiro, germany, london ...
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Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thor goes on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the ...
Style: campy, entertaining, exciting, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, norse god, space travel, superheroine, warrior, heroine, alien, heroes, battles, mythology, comic hero, lgbtq ...
Time: 2020s
Place: ancient greece, norway
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Memory (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Alex, an assassin-for-hire, finds that he's become a target after he refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization. With the crime syndicate and FBI in hot pursuit, Alex has the skills to stay ahead, except for one thing: he ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: hitman, professional killer, moral dilemma, fbi agent, male protagonist, one last job, attack, murder, fight, gunfight, vigilante, assassination attempt ...
Time: 2020s
Place: el paso texas, mexico city, mexico, texas
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The Batman (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler.
Style: neo noir, tense, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: superhero, masked superhero, gotham city, heroes, corruption, vigilante, organized crime, psychopath, batman, villain, masked vigilante, conspiracy ...
Time: 2020s
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The sequel to Black Panther (2018).
Style: futuristic, captivating, anime, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: superhero, heroes, human nature, fight, african american, fight scenes, avenger, showdown, villain, technology, rescue, society ...
Time: 16th century, 2020s, future, 21st century
Place: africa, haiti, boston, virginia, atlantic ocean ...
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The Princess (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A beautiful, strong-willed young royal refuses to wed the cruel sociopath to whom she is betrothed and is kidnapped and locked in a remote tower of her father’s castle. With her scorned, vindictive suitor intent on taking her father’s throne, ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, psychotronic
Plot: female protagonist, princess, fight, sword, kingdom, female warrior, castle, queen, kidnapping, tower, magic, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
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Spiderhead (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A prisoner in a state-of-the-art penitentiary begins to question the purpose of the emotion-controlling drugs he's testing for a pharmaceutical genius.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, mind bending, psychotronic ...
Plot: suspense, prison, distopia, drugs, manipulation, experiment, scientific experiment, prisoner, tragic past, medical, emotional manipulation, human experiment ...
Time: near future, future
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The Woman King (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen, and General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of ...
Style: harsh, exciting, tense, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: female warrior, fight, female protagonist, female soldier, military training, women, warrior, kingdom, battles, military, slave trade, woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: africa, west africa
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Emancipation (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Inspired by the gripping true story of a man who would do anything for his family—and for freedom. When Peter, an enslaved man, risks his life to escape and return to his family, he embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance.
Style: interesting, psychological thriller
Plot: slavery, african american, american south, corpse, black american, swamp, forced labor, suffering, inspiration, plantation, bravery, sadist ...
Place: usa, louisiana
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