Comic books turned into big budget films was the trend for 2008, and the 10 best action movies are filled with comic book superheros. Some of the best action movies are anticipated follow-ups to cult classics, or the final installment to popular movies. The best action movies of 2008 are all must see films for people who enjoy adventure movies. 

  1. "The Dark Knight". One of the best action movies of 2008 because it was one of the most anticipated movies of that year. Batman (Christian Bale) battles it out with The Joker (Heath Ledger) in Gotham. Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) help Batman dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets.

  2. "The Incredible Hulk". This action movie is based on superhero comic book "The Hulk". This 2008 action movie is about scientist Bruce Banner who searches for a cure to radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the rage within him: The Hulk. The special effects are amazing in this one.

  3. "Iron Man". Based on the popular Marvel Comic book, this 2008 action movie is about Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastatin weapon. Instead of building a weapon, he builds a high-tech suit of armor, turns int Iron Man, and escapes captivity.

  4. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". This is one of the best action movies of 2008 because it can be viewed by fans young and old. This "Star Wars" has favorite characters such as Anakin Skywalker and, Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Released in August 2008, this movie has action packed battles and new revelations.

  5. "Rambo". This is the fourth installment of the Rambo franchise. In the 2008 action movie, Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as Rambo. The action packed plot revolves around the capture of human rights missionaries and John Rambo's venture alone into the war zone to rescue them.

  6. "Wanted". Wes' (James McAvoy) estranged father is murdered, and the deadly Fox (Angelina Jolie) recruits him into a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking dormant powers. This action movie was based on the comic book series by Mark Millar.

  7. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". One of the best action movies of 2008 because it's the long-awaited fourth movie in the Indiana Jones franchise. Harrison Ford plays Indiana Jones, and the movie is set in 1957. This time Jones is in the jungles of South America racing against Soviet agents to find the mystical Crystal Skull.

  8. "Transporter 3". This entire movie is action packed. Jason Statham returns as Frank Martin, who is pressured into transporting Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of the head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the Ukraine. Not only is this an action movie, there's also a love story between Frank and Valentina.

  9. "Jumper". This movie is about a teenager who discovers he can teleport. He uses the ability to track the man he believes is responsible for the death of his mother. The action movie is based on the novel by Steven Gould, and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, and Rachel Bilson.

  10. "The X-Files: I Want to Believe". Mulder continues his quest for the truth, and Scully, remains tied to Mulder's pursuits. An FBI agent is kidnapped, and a former priest is experiencing psychic visions, which sends the agents out of FBI retirement. This sequel was made ten years after the initial movie, and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.