We probably all dreamed of being in an action movie. Who hasn’t dreamed of being a badass like Bruce Willis or Will Smith? In this article, we are going to talk about the most promising action movies 2022.
Action Movies That Will Be Out In 2022
Movies do not have to be boring, dull, and draining. There are plenty of movies that will keep you awake at the edge of your seat, and make you forget about your problems and the risk of having caffeine too close to bedtime. These are all action movies coming out in 2022
#20. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2022)
Based on the DC Comics character Aquaman, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a 2022 American superhero action film, and is intended to be the sequel to Aquaman (2018).
Aquaman forges an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to save Atlantis and the rest of the planet.
Starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman alongside Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022.
#19. K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022)
Following the 2018 film K.G.F: Chapter 1 film, K.G.F: Chapter 2 is a 2022 Indian Kannada-language period drama action film written and directed by Prashanth Neel. It is the most expensive Kannada film with a budget of ₹100 crores.
Rocky becomes the uplifter of people struggling at the KGF by helping and fighting for them who understands the changing dynamics between the politicians and gangsters in the gold business and have to face against his biggest foe Adheera.
The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 14 April 2022 in Kannada along with the dubbed versions of Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam languages.
#18. Blacklight (2022)
Starring Liam Neeson, Blacklight is a new American action film written by Nick May and directed by Mark Williams.
Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.
Blacklight is scheduled to be released in the United States by Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment on February 11, 2022.
#17. The Northman (2022)
Set at the turn of the tenth century in Iceland, The Northman is a new American epic historical action film directed by Robert Eggers.
From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.
Starring Alexander Skarsgård as Viking prince Amleth, who sets out on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered by his uncle, The film is scheduled to be theatrically released in the U.S. on April 22, 2022, by Focus Features, and will be distributed internationally by Universal Pictures.
#16. Bachchan Pandey (2022)
Bachchan Pandey is a new Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Farhad Samji, and follows an original script by Kuttanda and Samji, despite rumours that it is a remake of Jigarthanda.
A budding director tries to research a merciless gangster for making a film on gangster-ism. But his secret attempts to conduct the research fail when he gets caught for snooping.
Starring Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez, Bachchan Pandey will be theatrically released on 18 March 2022.
#15. DC League of Super-Pets (2022)
DC League of Super-Pets is a new American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film based on the DC Comics superhero team Legion of Super-Pets.
When the Justice League are captured by Lex Luthor, Superman’s dog, Krypto, forms a team of shelter-pets who were given super-powers: A hound named Ace, who becomes super-strong and indestructible, a pig named PB, who can grow to giant-size, a turtle named Merton, who becomes super-fast, and a squirrel named Chip, who gains electric-powers.
The film is directed by Jared Ster, and its voice cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves.
DC League of Super-Pets is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on May 20, 2022, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
#14. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Based on the video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog published by Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a new Action Adventure Comedy film directed by Jeff Fowler and it is following the success of the first film Sonic the Hedgehog (2020).
After the events of Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), Sonic stays in Green Hills while Tom and Maddie Wachowski go on vacation. When Doctor Eggman returns in search for the Master Emerald with the help of Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend Miles “Tails” Prower set out to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
The cast includes Ben Schwartz, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Idris Elba, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, and Jim Carrey.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for theatrical release in the United States on April 8, 2022, by Paramount Pictures in association with Sega Sammy Group.
#13. The Lost City (2022)
Directed by Aaron and Adam Nee, The Lost City is a new American action romantic adventure comedy film.
Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan, who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.”
While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story.
Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.
The Lost City stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Brad Pitt. And it is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on March 25, 2022, by Paramount Pictures.
#12. The Flash (2022)
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, The Flash is a new American superhero action film directed by Andy Muschietti.
Barry Allen travels back in time to prevent his mother’s murder, which brings unintended consequences to his timeline.
Starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash alongside Ron Livingston, Michael Keaton, Kiersey Clemons, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Sasha Calle, and Ben Affleck, The Flash is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 4, 2022.
#11. Bullet Train (2022)
The new American action thriller film “Bullet Train” is directed by David Leitch and based on the novel Maria Beetle (published in English as Bullet Train) by Kōtarō Isaka.
Five assassins aboard a fast-moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.
Starring Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and Zazie Beetz, Bullet Train is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 15, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing.
#10. Morbius (2022)
featuring the Marvel Comics character Morbius, Morbius is a new American superhero film directed by Daniel Espinosa. In this film, Morbius becomes a vampire after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease.
Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
Starring Jared Leto as Michael Morbius alongside Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson, Morbius is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 1, 2022.
#9. Ambulance (2022)
Ambulance is a new American action thriller film directed and produced by Michael Bay. The film is based on the 2005 Danish film of the same name by Laurits Munch-Petersen and Lars Andreas Pedersen.
William Sharp is a combat veteran in need of $231,000 to pay for his wife’s operation. He approaches Danny, his adopted brother, and a lifelong criminal, who persuades him to participate in a $32 million bank robbery. When they shoot an LAPD officer, the heist goes bad. The two are soon on the run in an ambulance, holding an EMT and a dying police hostage.
The Ambulance film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza González. And it is scheduled to be released in the United States by Universal Pictures on April 8, 2022. It will debut in theaters alongside Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
#8. Avatar 2 (2022)
The new James Cameron movie Avatar 2 is a new American epic science fiction film and it is the second film in Cameron’s Avatar franchise, following Avatar (2009).
Jake Sully and Neytiri have started a family and are doing everything they can to keep it intact. They are compelled to leave their home and explore the many regions of Pandora when an old menace returns to complete what they started.
Starring Kate Winslet, Zoe Saldana, and Michelle Yeoh, Avatar 2 is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022, by 20th Century Studios.
#7. Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre (2022)
The new American spy action comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie, Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre is coming in March.
Orson Fortune and his team of elite agents enlist Danny Francesco, Hollywood’s biggest movie star, to assist them on an undercover operation to prevent wealthy arms trader Greg Simmonds from selling a lethal new weapons technology that threatens to destabilize the international order.
The film stars Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone, and Hugh Grant.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 18, 2022, by STXfilms.
#6. Moonfall (2022)
Co-written, directed, and co-produced by Roland Emmerich, Moonfall is a new science fiction disaster action film.
An unknown force knocks the Moon out of its orbit, sending it on a collision path with Earth. Two astronauts and a conspiracy theorist collaborate to try to avoid tragedy and uncover the truth about the moon.
It stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, and Donald Sutherland.
Moonfall is scheduled to be released theatrically on February 4, 2022, by Lionsgate.
#5. Jurassic World Dominion (2022)
A new American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow named Jurassic World Dominion is based on a story by Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly. And it is the sequel to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).
The film scoops up four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in which genetically modified dinosaurs were auctioned off to businesses all over the world while others were unleashed on the American mainland. The narrative is set all across the world and shows people coexisting with dinosaurs.
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Omar Sy, and BD Wong reprise their roles from the previous films in the franchise, and are joined by Mamoudou Athie, Scott Haze, Dichen Lachman, Campbell Scott, and DeWanda Wise in the ensemble cast.
Jurassic World Dominion is scheduled for theatrical release on June 10, 2022, in IMAX, RealD 3D, and Dolby Cinema by Universal Pictures.
#4. The 355 (2022)
The new American spy female film directed by Simon Kinberg “The 355” is about a group of international spies who must work together to stop a terrorist organization.
When a top-secret weapon falls into the hands of mercenaries, CIA wild card Mason “Mace” Brown will have to team up with rival badass German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a lethal, breakneck mission to recover it, all while staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng, who is tracking their every move. The quartet of women will build a tenuous devotion that might defend the world—or get them killed—as the action flies throughout the globe from the cafés of Paris to the marketplaces of Morocco to the luxury and splendor of Shanghai.
The film stars Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, and Lupita Nyong’o.
The 355 was theatrically released in the United States on January 7, 2022. It received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized it as generic and uninspired, although the cast received some praise.
#3. Uncharted (2022)
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Uncharted is an American action-adventure film based on the video game series of the same name developed by Naughty Dog.
Years before the events of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, a young Nathan Drake, and his partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan face off against a wealthy, ruthless fortune hunter and his mercenaries in order to claim “the greatest treasure never found,” while also tracking down clues that could lead to Drake’s long-lost brother.
The film stars Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor Victor Sullivan, along with Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas in supporting roles.
Uncharted is scheduled to be theatrically released by Sony Pictures Releasing in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2022, and then in the United States on February 18.
#2. The Batman (2022)
The Batman is a new American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. Directed by Matt Reeves, The new Batman film is a reboot of the Batman film franchise.
During Batman’s second year of crime-fighting, he chases the Riddler, a serial assassin who preys on Gotham’s upper crust. During the inquiry, he finds corruption that has ties to his own family, and he is forced to form new alliances in order to apprehend the Riddler and put the guilty in jail.
It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell.
The Batman is scheduled for release in the United States on March 4, 2022. The film is intended to launch a Batman shared universe, with two sequels planned and two spin-off television series in development for HBO Max.
#1. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
The new American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski called Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun.
Pete Mitchell is where he belongs after more than thirty years as one of the Navy’s greatest aviators, pushing the edge as a brave test pilot but avoiding the rise in rank that would ground him.
The film stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer.
Paramount Pictures plans to distribute the picture in theaters in the United States and Canada on May 27, 2022. It will also be available to watch 45 days following its theatrical release on Paramount+.