10 Most Popular Action Movies 2010

Friday, March 18 by Audrey Johnson

The 10 most popular action movies 2010 thrilled audiences with their danger, suspense and non-stop happenings. These movies were box office hits as well as audience pleasers, and will not easily be forgotten in 2011.

  1. "Green Zone". When a soldier, played by Matt Damon, discovers that his failure of finding any weapons of mass destruction isn’t stopping the authorities from claiming their existence, he embarks on a rogue mission to discover the truth. What he encounters is a tangle of deception and manipulation between government leaders and the media.
  2. "Repo Men". Prosthetic organs are a common commodity in this semi-futuristic action movie; but common doesn’t mean they’re affordable. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are the men the organ sellers send in to repossess the organs when payments lag behind. Of course, removing the organs means the patient’s death. When Law is unable to pay for his new heart, he quickly becomes Whitaker’s target. The surprising twist at the end made this movie one of the best action movies of 2010.
  3. "Machete". After being targeted by his own boss, this villain sets out to punish those who turned against him. A well-stocked cast, including Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez made this movie one of the best of 2010.
  4. "Iron Man 2". The sequel to the amazing first installment of this series didn’t fall short in action or amazing stunts. The owner of superpowers, Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., must battle the U.S. government’s attempts to steal his inventions for military use and villains intending to destroy the world peace he so craftily negotiated. “Iron Man 2” is an undeniably fun action movie, making it one of the most popular films of 2010.
  5. "Robin Hood". Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe star in this tale of the beginning of the fabled English hero. The movie’s gritty portrayal of British life under King John, including the poverty of the times, made the plot realistic and engaging. The fun story was one of 2010’s most popular action movie.
  6. "Inception". This movie’s stunts are some of the most original and eye-catching in the business. Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, makes a living stealing ideas from other people’s heads; the job of a lifetime can get him out from his current horrible state. The movie’s amazing stunts and unanswered questions made it one of the most popular movies of 2010.
  7. "The Book of Eli". Denzel Washington, playing Eli, is a man on a mission, but that mission isn’t appreciated by other apocalypse survivors. Eli carries a book in his possession, and in this new, destitute world books are the key to power. Eli must fight against assassins at every corner to fulfill his god-given mission. Washington’s fantastic performance, the movie’s austere setting and the brilliant double twist in the movie’s final scene made this movie one of the most popular action movies in 2010.
  8. "Salt". Critics claimed it was obvious that Salt was intended to be the first in a series of action films, but that didn’t make it any less popular. After accusations of being a Russian spy land on Evelyn Salt’s, played by Angelina Jolie, shoulders, Salt flees to save her life. Throughout the movie viewers question of who Salt truly is. Jolie’s acting and stunts made this a popular action movie.   
  9. "Clash of the Titans". With its brilliant graphics and fight scenes, this movie was one of the year’s most exciting films. The story follows the mortal son of Zeus as he stops the demons from the underworld taking over Earth. The film’s wonderful plot and exciting scenes made it one of the best action movies of 2010.
  10. "The Town". Ben Affleck’s first directorial attempt, “The Town” wowed critics with its excellent plot and acting. The movie follows a Boston thief as he struggles to live in the world he knows, one filled with crime, or to move forward with his life and be with the woman he loves. For combining believable emotion with great action scenes, “The Town” was a great action movie of 2010.
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