The 10 best 2008 action movies were fairly easy to come up with as that year was a good year for great action flicks. We saw super heroes battle for the safety of normal people and we even saw strange creatures and the past. What a year for awesome cinema.

  1. “Iron Man” brought Robert Downey Jr.'s name back into the limelight. This movie was by far the best 2008 action movie. As the rich and clever Tony Stark, Downey was the best choice for the role. Action filled, with bombs and more, this is a must see movie.

  2. “The Dark Knight” was the 2nd installment of the new Batman franchise which has Christian Bale starring as the masked man. What really made this movie the best in action movies was Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker. It was by far Ledger's best movie performance ever, R.I.P.

  3. “Doomsday” is a film set in the future that has the human race battling to stay alive. Most notably this movie stars the beautiful Rhona Mitra. Full of great action scenes, this is sure to fill anyone's need for some great cinema.

  4. “Tropic Thunder” is an action movie set inside a comedy. It is about a group of guys filming an action movie that end up living it. This clever tale stars Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel and Ben Stiller.

  5. In “Hell Boy II: The Golden Army” the big red guy returns again, with all of his cats. Again Hellboy tries to save the world. Star Ron Perlman as the red guy himself, Selma Blair and Doug Jones as Abe Sapien.

  6. “Eagle Eye” is a clever action film that throws two strangers together following the “advice” of someone who is watching their every move. They must do everything they are told in order to save their family's. This edge-of-your-seat flick stars Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson and Michael Chiklis.

  7. “Wanted” brought the sexy Angelina Jolie back into the action scene again with a movie about a group of secret assassins. This movie had everyone wishing they too could curve the bullet. Also stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Terence Stamp.

  8. “Quantum of Solace” was the second James Bond movie with Daniel Craig playing the elusive 007. In this movie Bond is seeking revenge against the ones who killed someone he loves. It is dramatic and full of great action scenes.

  9. For action and horror in a perfect blend check out “Cloverfield.” Filmed from a first person perspective to feel like the viewer is right there, this flick shows what may happen when a giant alien creature starts causing havoc in New York.

  10. An interesting flick with mammoth's and loin cloths, “10,000 B.C.” is an action flick like any other. The dramatic scenes of the men hunting giant beasts is sure to put a person at the edge of their seat!