The 10 best action adventure movies of 2010 borrowed from other source material, including comic books, novels and classic films. Many older action stars returned, including Sylvester Stallone, while unlikely heroes stepped forward, like Michael Cera. The action movies of 2010 were the best that have been released in years.

  1. “Shutter Island” – Martin Scorsese directs this thriller, one of the best action adventure movies 2010. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a Marshall who travels to a prison island to investigate the disappearance of a prisoner. He soon comes to believe that someone on the island does not want him to leave.

  2. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”Edgar Wright adapts this Manga comic into one of the best action adventure movies 2010. Michael Cera is Scott Pilgrim, a slacker who meets the woman of his dreams and then must defeat her evil exes in order to win her love.

  3. “Kick-Ass” – “Kick-Ass” is a comic book adaptation that takes a normal kid and turns him into a superhero Kick-Ass has no powers so he must rely on luck until he meets a pair of professionals, led by Big Daddy, played by Nic Cage. The three set out to defeat a mob kingpin before he kills them first.

  4. “Red” – Bruce Willis stars as a retired CIA special ops hitman in this, one of the best action adventure movies 2010. When someone orders a hit on him, he goes on the run and enlists more retired killers to help him fight back. Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Miren co-star.

  5. “Iron Man 2” – In the sequel to the successful “Iron Man” franchise, Robert Downey, Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the industrial millionaire who moonlights as the superher Iron Man. Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell star as the bad guys in one of the best action adventure movies 2010, which helps set up the upcoming “Avengers” film.

  6. “Book of Eli” – Denzel Washington stars as a lone man traveling across a war ravaged United States in this, one of the best action adventure movies 2010. This lone man believes he must protect a special book until he figures out where it will best serve the surviving public. Gary Oldman co-stars as the bad guy of the film.

  7. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” – The “Harry Potter” saga draws to a close as the three lead children characters set out on the run after their headmaster was murdered at the climax of the last movie. One of the best action adventure movies 2010, there is a lot more action coming in the finale in 2011.

  8. “The Expendables” – In a loving homage to the action movies of the ‘80s, “The Expendables” is one of the best action adventure movies 2010. Sylvester Stallone directs this throw back movie with some of the best action heroes including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

  9. “Machete”Danny Trejo stars in this Robert Rodriguez produced Grindhouse feature, one of the best action adventure movies 2010 Machete is a former Mexian Federale who is hired to kill a politician but then set up to take the fall. Steven Segal, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba and Don Johnson co-star.

  10. “The Losers” – Based on the comic book about a group of military experts framed for a crime they didn’t commit, “The Losers” is a slight version of “The A-Team.” The military experts set out to find out who set them up only to realize the chain goes all the way to the top.