Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Action Movie

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The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Action Movie is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. It was first given out in 2008.

List of winners and nominees[edit]


Year Winner Director(s)
2008 The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Steven Spielberg
Iron Man Jon Favreau
Quantum of Solace Marc Forster
Wanted Timur Bekmambetov
2009 Avatar James Cameron
District 9 Neill Blomkamp
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino
Star Trek J. J. Abrams


Year Winner Director(s)
2010 Inception Christopher Nolan[1]
Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn
Red Robert Schwentke
The Town Ben Affleck
Unstoppable Tony Scott
2011 Drive Nicolas Winding Refn
Fast Five Justin Lin
Hanna Joe Wright
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rupert Wyatt
Super 8 J. J. Abrams
2012[2] Skyfall Sam Mendes
The Avengers Joss Whedon
The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan
Looper Rian Johnson
2013 Lone Survivor Peter Berg
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Francis Lawrence
Iron Man 3 Shane Black
Rush Ron Howard
Star Trek Into Darkness J. J. Abrams
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn
American Sniper Clint Eastwood
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony and Joe Russo
Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman
Fury David Ayer
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller
Furious 7 James Wan
Jurassic World Colin Trevorrow
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Christopher McQuarrie
Sicario Denis Villeneuve
2016 Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson
Captain America: Civil War Anthony and Joe Russo
Deadpool Tim Miller
Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson
Jason Bourne Paul Greengrass
2017 Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins [3]
Baby Driver Edgar Wright
Logan James Mangold
Thor: Ragnarok Taika Waititi
War for the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves
2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout Christopher McQuarrie[4]
Avengers: Infinity War Anthony and Joe Russo
Black Panther Ryan Coogler
Deadpool 2 David Leitch
Ready Player One Steven Spielberg
Widows Steve McQueen
2019 Avengers: Endgame Anthony and Joe Russo[5]
1917 Sam Mendes
Ford v. Ferrari James Mangold
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Chad Stahelski
Spider-Man: Far From Home Jon Watts


Year Winner Director(s)
2020 Da 5 Bloods Spike Lee[6]
Bad Boys for Life Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
Extraction Sam Hargrave
Greyhound Aaron Schneider
The Hunt Craig Zobel
Mulan Niki Caro
The Outpost Rod Lurie
Tenet Christopher Nolan

Multiple wins[edit]

Multiple nominations (2 or more)[edit]


  1. ^ 'The Social Network' Wins Big At Critics' Choice Movie Awards - MTV
  2. ^ "Critics' Choice Movie Awards". BFCA. January 10, 2013. Archived from the original on 2012-12-15.
  3. ^ Critics' Choice Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List - The Wrap
  4. ^ 2019 Critics' Choice Awards Winners: List in Full|Hollywood Reporter
  5. ^ 2020 Critics' Choice Awards Winners: List in Full|Hollywood Reporter
  6. ^ "Critics Choice Super Awards Full Winners List: 'Palm Springs', 'Soul', 'The Boys' Among Top Honorees"