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The Best Action Movies of 2020, Ranked by Tomatometer

We’re putting the team together: Every Fresh and Certified Fresh action movie from the year with at least 20 reviews. From hard-hitters (Extraction) to superheroes (Birds of Prey) to sci-fi (Tenet), these are the best action movies of 2020, ranked by Tomatometer.

#14

Project Power (2020)
61%

#14
Adjusted Score: 68.201%
Critics Consensus: Although it wastes some of the potential of its premise, Project Power is a slick, fun action thriller - and features a star-making turn from Dominique Fishback.
Synopsis: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous... [More]

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 78.062%
Critics Consensus: Wonder Woman 1984 struggles with sequel overload, but still offers enough vibrant escapism to satisfy fans of the franchise and its classic central character.
Synopsis: Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah.... [More]
Directed By: Patty Jenkins

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 73.259%
Critics Consensus: Fittingly fleet and frequently fun, Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game-inspired adventure the whole family can enjoy -- and a fine excuse for Jim Carrey to tap into the manic energy that launched his career.
Synopsis: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centers... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Fowler

#11

Extraction (2020)
67%

#11
Adjusted Score: 75.915%
Critics Consensus: Spectacular stunt work and an electric performance from Chris Hemsworth can't save Extraction from being dragged down by its aimless violence.
Synopsis: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited... [More]
Directed By: Sam Hargrave

#10

Archenemy (2020)
74%

#10
Adjusted Score: 75.641%
Critics Consensus: Archenemy fails to follow through on some of its more interesting ideas, but Joe Manganiello's lead performance and the picture's infectious raw energy make for a fun action-adventure.
Synopsis: Max Fist (Manganiello) claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to Earth, where... [More]
Directed By: Adam Egypt Mortimer

#9

Tenet (2020)
70%

#9
Adjusted Score: 85.448%
Critics Consensus: A visually dazzling puzzle for film lovers to unlock, Tenet serves up all the cerebral spectacle audiences expect from a Christopher Nolan production.
Synopsis: Armed with only one word--Tenet--and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Nolan

#8

Cut Throat City (2020)
69%

#8
Adjusted Score: 69.946%
Critics Consensus: An evolution for director RZA, Cut Throat City overcomes occasionally muddled storytelling on the strength of its raw, infectious energy.
Synopsis: From director RZA comes the explosive CUT THROAT CITY, the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans' Lower Ninth... [More]
Directed By: RZA

#7

Mulan (2020)
73%

#7
Adjusted Score: 86.409%
Critics Consensus: It could have told its classic story with greater depth, but the live-action Mulan is a visual marvel that serves as a stirring update to its animated predecessor.
Synopsis: When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to... [More]
Directed By: Niki Caro

#6

Greenland (2020)
78%

#6
Adjusted Score: 84.042%
Critics Consensus: Beware, comets of Greenland: Gerard Butler is here to protect Earth -- and show audiences an improbably entertaining time.
Synopsis: A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison... [More]
Directed By: Ric Roman Waugh

#5

The Gentlemen (2020)
75%

#5
Adjusted Score: 86.602%
Critics Consensus: It may not win writer-director Guy Ritchie many new converts, but for those already attuned to the filmmaker's brash wavelength, The Gentlemen stands tall.
Synopsis: THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word... [More]
Directed By: Guy Ritchie

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 87.185%
Critics Consensus: Loaded up with action and a double helping of leading-man charisma, Bad Boys for Life reinvigorates this long-dormant franchise by playing squarely to its strengths.
Synopsis: The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in... [More]

#3
Adjusted Score: 97.923%
Critics Consensus: With a fresh perspective, some new friends, and loads of fast-paced action, Birds of Prey captures the colorfully anarchic spirit of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
Synopsis: You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? "Birds of Prey (And... [More]
Directed By: Cathy Yan

#2

The Old Guard (2020)
80%

#2
Adjusted Score: 91.788%
Critics Consensus: The Old Guard is occasionally restricted by genre conventions, but director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings a sophisticated vision to the superhero genre - and some knockout action sequences led by Charlize Theron.
Synopsis: Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die... [More]
Directed By: Gina Prince-Bythewood

#1

The Outpost (2020)
93%

#1
Adjusted Score: 96.494%
Critics Consensus: Told with gripping realism, The Outpost is a thrilling technical feat and a worthy tribute to military heroes.
Synopsis: Based on true events. A team of U.S. soldiers stationed at the deadliest outpost in Afghanistan are relentlessly attacked by... [More]
Directed By: Rod Lurie

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