The action genre is one of the best-selling film genre every year. With so many action films this year, you might be hesitant in deciding which one you’ll watch. To help your decision-making prowess, Dunia Games have prepared a list of the 10 Best Action Films in 2020 as a reference for which action films you should not miss this year.
Bad Boys for Life (January 17)
The 10 Best Action Films in 2020 started off with Bad Boys for Life which already premiered last month. In this film, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are once again teaming-up 17 years since Bad Boys 2.
Mike Lowery (Smith) is still actively eradicating crimes as a policeman, while Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) is feeling fed-up with the hardship of police life and decides to retire. Yet both of them are teaming up once again, for one last time to capture the criminal who secretly trying to get his revenge for Mike and Marcus.
Birds of Prey (February 7)
If you’re planning to watch only one film from this list of 10 Best Action Films in 2020, Birds of Prey is the answer. This film is a spin-off of the Suicide Squad which focuses on Harley Quinn, played by the actress Margot Robbie.
Although focusing on Harley Quinn, in this film, you can also witness the debut of these characters: Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). While this film wasn’t able to gather a lot of audiences, but it received a pretty good reception from the critics.
Mulan (March 27)
“How did Mulan get into this list of 2020 Best Action Films?”. Yeah, yeah, perhaps this question crossed your mind when you see the title ‘Mulan’ which is synonymous with the Disney cartoon. However, if you have watched the latest trailer for the live-action adaptation, you will realize that Mulan is actually a promising action movie.
Starring Yifei Liu, who plays as Mulan, it’s a star-studded film with famous action movie stars, such as Jet Li and Donnie Yen. The trailer also shows a lot of thrilling combat scenes that will be the main focus of the film.
No Time to Die (March 10)
If there is a voting on which films should top the Best Action Films in 2020, perhaps No Time to Die would win in a landslide. In this movie, Daniel Craig will be playing as James Bond for one last time.
This film will be an interesting surprise because for the first time James Bond will not be serving as “agent 007”. The role of “007” will now be pinned on the new character played by Lashana Lynch. Moreover, Rami Malek, the actor who gained popularity through his roles in Queen and Mr. Robot series will also be in this one.
Black Widow (May 1)
Throughout the history of Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have always been hoping for a standalone film for Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson. Now, their hopes are realized, because, in May, the Black Widow solo film will be released.
With the time setting between the Civil War and Infinity War, the film will tell a story of Natasha Romanoff’s journey to Russia to complete some unfinished business from her past. Considering the Black Widow character who doesn’t possess any superpowers other than her combat skills, this film might be filled with cool combat scenes.
Fast & Furious 9 (May 22)
Without us even realizing it, the Fast & Furious series has reached its 9th movie. Throughout the development of the series, it has strayed too far from the original race cars movie. With the involvement of the action movie actors, such as The Rock, Jason Statham, and Joe Taslim, this series has been transformed into an action film with car chase scenes as the background.
There’s no solid news regarding the premise of Fast & Furious 9, but it’s been confirmed that Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Helen Mirren, Ludacris, and Nathalie Emmanuel will be involved in the action and car chase scenes in this movie. There are even some reports saying that the wrestler, John Cena, and rapper Cardi B will make an appearance in this one.
Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5)
If Black Widow deserves a spot in the list of Best Action Films in 2020, it’s only unfair if we don’t include Wonder Woman 1984 which will be released this summer. In this one, Gal Gadot will return as the warrior princess from the Amazon, Wonder Women.
Aside from Gal Gadot, director Patty Jenkins and actor Chris Pine will also be in this film. However, don’t worry if this film will repeat the same old story of its first movie, which was wildly successful commercially because, in this one, we will see the emergence of Maxwell Lord, played by Pedro Pascal, and the supervillain, Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig.
Top Gun: Maverick (June 26)
Top Gun which was released in 1986 is considered as the film responsible for the meteoric rise of the actor Tom Cruise. After 34 years, Tom Cruise will return to play the iconic pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick. Although there is no solid info regarding this film, the big names of Top Gun and Tom Cruise have already confirmed its position within the list of the Best Action Films in 2020.
The King’s Man (September 18)
If you’re a fan of the Kingsman series starring the actor, Taron Egerton, you should not miss ‘The King’s Man’. This film will serve as the prequel that tells the origin story of the formation of the secret service of Kingsman. With a more serious and gloomy look compared to the previous Kingsman movies, The King’s Man is one of the most anticipated action films in 2020.