Top 50 underrated action movies from year 2016

01.
The Promise
133 min | 2016 |
6.0 (174218 votes)
|
8.8 (927 reviews)

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

02.
Risen
107 min | 2016 |
6.3 (26639 votes)
|
8.24 (208 reviews)

In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.

03.
Kill Command
99 min | 2016 |
5.7 (13356 votes)
|
6.9 (100 reviews)

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines.

04.
24
164 min | 2016 |
7.9 (19507 votes)
|
9.06 (127 reviews)

A scientist invents a time machine, which leads to a bitter battle between his evil twin brother and his son.

05.
Monster Trucks
104 min | 2016 |
5.7 (16124 votes)
|
6.85 (100 reviews)

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

06.
The Siege of Jadotville
108 min | 2016 |
7.2 (35209 votes)
|
8.34 (128 reviews)

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.

07.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
110 min | 2016 |
6.8 (20839 votes)
|
7.94 (86 reviews)

King Regis, who oversees the land of Lucis, commands his army of soldiers to protect the kingdom from the Niflheim empire's plans to steal the sacred crystal which gives Lucis its magic and power.

08.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
108 min | 2016 |
5.8 (53572 votes)
|
6.93 (243 reviews)

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.

09.
Free State of Jones
139 min | 2016 |
6.9 (54936 votes)
|
7.94 (186 reviews)

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

10.
Warcraft
123 min | 2016 |
6.8 (250517 votes)
|
7.75 (1032 reviews)

As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

11.
Blood Father
88 min | 2016 |
6.4 (61656 votes)
|
7.35 (210 reviews)

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

12.
Headshot
118 min | 2016 |
6.3 (8885 votes)
|
7.22 (66 reviews)

Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Violence ensues. Sweet, sweet violence.

13.
Hands of Stone
111 min | 2016 |
6.6 (15659 votes)
|
7.5 (50 reviews)

The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

14.
Keeping Up with the Joneses
105 min | 2016 |
5.9 (58536 votes)
|
6.8 (111 reviews)

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

15.
Sultan
170 min | 2016 |
7.0 (42634 votes)
|
7.89 (188 reviews)

Sultan is a classic underdog tale about a wrestler's journey, looking for a comeback by defeating all odds.

16.
Fan
142 min | 2016 |
7.1 (39124 votes)
|
7.96 (343 reviews)

Gaurav develops an obsession with a movie star who looks just like him. He goes to Mumbai to meet his idol, but he refuses to grant him five minutes of his time. Gaurav is enraged and plots to destroy his hero.

17.
Message from the King
102 min | 2016 |
6.4 (15184 votes)
|
7.24 (102 reviews)

A mysterious outsider from South Africa, named Jacob King, arrives in Los Angeles to look for his missing younger sister.

18.
Ratchet & Clank
94 min | 2016 |
5.6 (10348 votes)
|
6.42 (65 reviews)

When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.

19.
Jue di tao wang
107 min | 2016 |
5.7 (18897 votes)
|
6.49 (61 reviews)

A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.

20.
Saala Khadoos
109 min | 2016 |
7.6 (11782 votes)
|
8.38 (47 reviews)

The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her.

21.
War on Everyone
98 min | 2016 |
5.8 (17023 votes)
|
6.52 (83 reviews)

Two corrupt cops set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Events, however, are complicated by the arrival of someone who appears to be even more dangerous than they are.

22.
Airlift
130 min | 2016 |
8.0 (54377 votes)
|
8.71 (213 reviews)

When Iraq invades Kuwait in August 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

23.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
152 min | 2016 |
6.4 (657822 votes)
|
7.11 (4056 reviews)

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

24.
Train to Busan
118 min | 2016 |
7.6 (182293 votes)
|
8.29 (858 reviews)

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

25.
Gods of Egypt
127 min | 2016 |
5.4 (110022 votes)
|
6.08 (516 reviews)

Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.

26.
Anthropoid
120 min | 2016 |
7.2 (45666 votes)
|
7.88 (140 reviews)

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

27.
Yoga Hosers
88 min | 2016 |
4.3 (12985 votes)
|
4.96 (111 reviews)

Two teenage yoga enthusiasts must do battle with an evil presence that is threatening to rise from its underground lair and endanger their major party plans.

28.
Max Steel
92 min | 2016 |
4.6 (18810 votes)
|
5.19 (108 reviews)

The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and his alien companion, Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.

29.
Hell or High Water
102 min | 2016 |
7.6 (211948 votes)
|
8.16 (455 reviews)

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

30.
True Memoirs of an International Assassin
98 min | 2016 |
5.9 (20530 votes)
|
6.45 (76 reviews)

After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to non-fiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.

31.
13 Hours
144 min | 2016 |
7.3 (126911 votes)
|
7.84 (391 reviews)

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

32.
The Angry Birds Movie
97 min | 2016 |
6.3 (84415 votes)
|
6.81 (225 reviews)

When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to.

33.
Dangal
161 min | 2016 |
8.4 (167870 votes)
|
8.91 (440 reviews)

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

34.
Criminal
113 min | 2016 |
6.3 (62189 votes)
|
6.78 (240 reviews)

In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission.

35.
Shivaay
153 min | 2016 |
6.3 (8727 votes)
|
6.77 (117 reviews)

An innocent mountaineer gets caught in a race against time when he finds he has only 72 hours to either save his kidnapped daughter from traffickers or prove his innocence to the law.

36.
Spectral
107 min | 2016 |
6.3 (55200 votes)
|
6.69 (289 reviews)

A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

37.
Kickboxer: Vengeance
90 min | 2016 |
4.9 (10892 votes)
|
5.29 (87 reviews)

A kick boxer is out to avenge his brother.

38.
Udta Punjab
148 min | 2016 |
7.8 (26801 votes)
|
8.13 (129 reviews)

A story that revolves around drug abuse in the affluent north Indian State of Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it en-masse resulting in a socio-economic decline.

39.
Kabali
153 min | 2016 |
6.4 (9868 votes)
|
6.68 (131 reviews)

Returning from prison, aged gangster Kabali confronts those who had destroyed his life. While doing so, he learns about what had happened to his family when he was gone.

40.
Theri
157 min | 2016 |
7.2 (10344 votes)
|
7.48 (71 reviews)

When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.

41.
The Brothers Grimsby
83 min | 2016 |
6.2 (96309 votes)
|
6.4 (243 reviews)

A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

42.
Gantz: O
95 min | 2016 |
7.1 (13554 votes)
|
7.28 (72 reviews)

After being brutally murdered in a subway station, a teen boy awakens to find himself resurrected by a strange computer named Gantz, and forced to fight a large force of invading aliens in Osaka.

43.
The Accountant
128 min | 2016 |
7.3 (272487 votes)
|
7.48 (579 reviews)

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

44.
Masterminds
95 min | 2016 |
5.8 (52601 votes)
|
5.97 (123 reviews)

A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.

45.
Mohenjo Daro
155 min | 2016 |
5.7 (11055 votes)
|
5.87 (132 reviews)

In 2016 BC, a kind farmer leads an uprising in the city of Mohenjo Daro.

46.
The Girl with All the Gifts
111 min | 2016 |
6.6 (56986 votes)
|
6.76 (293 reviews)

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

47.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
113 min | 2016 |
6.2 (21741 votes)
|
6.34 (111 reviews)

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

48.
Shin Godzilla
120 min | 2016 |
6.8 (25324 votes)
|
6.92 (219 reviews)

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

49.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
112 min | 2016 |
6.0 (87077 votes)
|
6.1 (246 reviews)

The Turtles get into another battle with their enemy the Shredder, who has acquired new allies: the mutant thugs Bebop and Rocksteady and the alien being Krang.

50.
Underworld: Blood Wars
91 min | 2016 |
5.8 (72119 votes)
|
5.88 (216 reviews)

Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.

Top 48 overrated action movies from year 2016

01.
The Mountain II
135 min | 2016 |
8.7 (106466 votes)
|
5.43 (162 reviews)

In a desolate war zone where screams of the innocent echo, seven Maroon Berets will dance with death on the very line between disaster and valor.

02.
Ghostbusters
117 min | 2016 |
6.7 (210400 votes)
|
4.34 (2342 reviews)

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

03.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
5.7 (10358 votes)
|
3.43 (55 reviews)

Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city.

04.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (165410 votes)
|
4.44 (443 reviews)

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

05.
Precious Cargo
90 min | 2016 |
4.6 (8395 votes)
|
2.92 (71 reviews)

A crime boss tries to make off with loot that belongs to another thief.

06.
Star Trek Beyond
122 min | 2016 |
7.0 (234538 votes)
|
5.48 (834 reviews)

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

07.
Independence Day: Resurgence
120 min | 2016 |
5.2 (171360 votes)
|
3.72 (920 reviews)

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

08.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (38073 votes)
|
5.64 (316 reviews)

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

09.
Mine
106 min | 2016 |
5.9 (16394 votes)
|
4.45 (143 reviews)

After a failed assassination attempt, a United States Marine finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions.

10.
London Has Fallen
99 min | 2016 |
5.9 (149885 votes)
|
4.46 (591 reviews)

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

11.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
128 min | 2016 |
5.3 (12086 votes)
|
3.98 (171 reviews)

During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.

12.
Free Fire
91 min | 2016 |
6.4 (44044 votes)
|
5.2 (214 reviews)

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.

13.
The Purge: Election Year
108 min | 2016 |
6.0 (94048 votes)
|
4.82 (264 reviews)

Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

14.
Suicide Squad
123 min | 2016 |
5.9 (629710 votes)
|
4.78 (2419 reviews)

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

15.
Jason Bourne
123 min | 2016 |
6.6 (214134 votes)
|
5.57 (704 reviews)

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

16.
Now You See Me 2
129 min | 2016 |
6.5 (261264 votes)
|
5.48 (376 reviews)

The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

17.
The Lost City of Z
141 min | 2016 |
6.6 (83930 votes)
|
5.61 (269 reviews)

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Major Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

18.
The Thinning
81 min | 2016 |
5.5 (9043 votes)
|
4.52 (106 reviews)

In a future, overcrowded, dystopian society, students with the lowest test scores are culled. Two students discover errors with the test.

19.
Triple 9
115 min | 2016 |
6.3 (69282 votes)
|
5.35 (201 reviews)

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

20.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
118 min | 2016 |
6.1 (144462 votes)
|
5.16 (409 reviews)

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name while on the run as a fugitive from the law.

21.
The Magnificent Seven
132 min | 2016 |
6.9 (195159 votes)
|
5.99 (500 reviews)

Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.

22.
Allegiant
120 min | 2016 |
5.7 (113513 votes)
|
4.84 (245 reviews)

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

23.
Deadpool
108 min | 2016 |
8.0 (924276 votes)
|
7.15 (1507 reviews)

A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.

24.
Colossal
109 min | 2016 |
6.2 (61221 votes)
|
5.41 (374 reviews)

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

25.
Live by Night
129 min | 2016 |
6.4 (54080 votes)
|
5.62 (169 reviews)

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.

26.
Keanu
100 min | 2016 |
6.3 (46798 votes)
|
5.53 (128 reviews)

When the adorable kitten of an L.A. crime kingpin unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through tough gangs, pitiless hit-men, and ruthless drug dealers who all claim him, to get him back. How hard can it be?

27.
Wazir
103 min | 2016 |
7.1 (17320 votes)
|
6.35 (123 reviews)

A grief-stricken cop and an amputee grandmaster are brought together by a peculiar twist of fate as part of a wider conspiracy that has darkened their lives.

28.
Mechanic: Resurrection
98 min | 2016 |
5.7 (79733 votes)
|
4.99 (224 reviews)

Bishop's most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life in order to make him complete three impossible assassinations and make them look like accidents.

29.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
133 min | 2016 |
7.8 (574499 votes)
|
7.12 (1830 reviews)

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.

30.
Midnight Special
112 min | 2016 |
6.6 (77843 votes)
|
5.94 (310 reviews)

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

31.
Nerve
96 min | 2016 |
6.5 (120665 votes)
|
5.86 (291 reviews)

A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

32.
Collide
99 min | 2016 |
5.7 (15181 votes)
|
5.08 (87 reviews)

An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Cologne high-speed Autobahn.

33.
The 5th Wave
112 min | 2016 |
5.2 (103607 votes)
|
4.58 (429 reviews)

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

34.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
107 min | 2016 |
5.5 (87502 votes)
|
4.9 (396 reviews)

Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

35.
The Bad Batch
118 min | 2016 |
5.3 (28273 votes)
|
4.74 (273 reviews)

In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

36.
Ben-Hur
123 min | 2016 |
5.7 (42777 votes)
|
5.15 (268 reviews)

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

37.
ARQ
88 min | 2016 |
6.4 (36742 votes)
|
5.9 (169 reviews)

Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

38.
The Belko Experiment
89 min | 2016 |
6.1 (46703 votes)
|
5.61 (228 reviews)

In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

39.
Central Intelligence
107 min | 2016 |
6.3 (167082 votes)
|
5.81 (253 reviews)

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

40.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
96 min | 2016 |
6.1 (18558 votes)
|
5.62 (88 reviews)

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

41.
Batman: The Killing Joke
76 min | 2016 |
6.4 (52022 votes)
|
5.92 (233 reviews)

As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

42.
The Shallows
86 min | 2016 |
6.3 (124786 votes)
|
5.85 (553 reviews)

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

43.
10 Cloverfield Lane
103 min | 2016 |
7.2 (301405 votes)
|
6.77 (799 reviews)

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter by a man who claims that the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

44.
Sleight
89 min | 2016 |
5.9 (8201 votes)
|
5.5 (51 reviews)

A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in...

45.
Ride Along 2
102 min | 2016 |
5.9 (53783 votes)
|
5.52 (82 reviews)

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

46.
Allied
124 min | 2016 |
7.1 (147032 votes)
|
6.73 (328 reviews)

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

47.
Captain America: Civil War
147 min | 2016 |
7.8 (698277 votes)
|
7.46 (1521 reviews)

Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

48.
Deepwater Horizon
107 min | 2016 |
7.1 (158283 votes)
|
6.79 (293 reviews)

A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.