The top 10 action movies of 2008 are those movies that slammed you against your recliner and didn't let you go until the end of the movie. As a result, you may have experienced a massive sense of having your mind blown at the sheer, non-stop adrenaline in these action movies from 2008.

  1. "The Dark Knight." Hands down, "The Dark Knight" is without a doubt the best action movie of 2008, and it has nothing to do with Heath Ledger. Sure, his self-imposed death of overdosing on drugs brought even more hype to this action movie, but the performance by Christian Bale and the dark mood of the film are enough to keep you glued to your seat.

  2. "Ironman." "Ironman" comes up right behind "The Dark Knight" because it would have been the best action movie of 2008--were it not for "The Dark Knight." Starring Robert Downey Jr. in a sort of comeback role, this film proved that Downey Jr. could pull off playing the lead in a comic-book movie.

  3. "Kung Fu Panda." The third spot on this list of the top 10 action movies of 2008 is occupied by "Kung Fu Panda," a noteworthy entry because it is a computer-animated film! However, being an animated film fails to limit the sheer action that this film brings, as it features a Jack Black-voiced main character who runs into quite a few quandaries during the movie.

  4. "Hancock." "Hancock" stars Will Smith and suffers a little bit from excessive profanity in the dialogue, but if you can overlook that, then you may be in for a treat. Smith is Hancock, the "hero" who is tactless at being a superhero, yet does his best to provide superhero services to people in need just the same.

  5. "Quantum of Solace." The fifth-best top 10 action movie of 2008 is "Quantum of Solace," a James Bond entry on this list! This Bond film is noteworthy for its overriding theme: Vengeance! Treat yourself to this film to watch Bond make his way through a great plot that is, curiously, filled with less Bond women and gadgets than in past entries.

  6. "Miracle at St. Ana." "Miracle at St. Ana" is a war movie that chronicles World War II; it is directed by Spike Lee, a departure from his usual urban-ghetto movies. Lee proves he's apt at making a war movie since "Miracle at St. Ana" looks at war from differing viewpoints, such as those of the Nazi soldiers as well as the blacks who served in the US military.

  7. "Australia." "Australia" was a disappointment of sorts, but only because its expectations were too high! When you strip it down, this Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman-fronted movie still connects due to its focus on emotional themes that see through the two main characters across the spoils of war.

  8. "Eagle Eye." Shia LaBeouf takes a turn as action star in this eighth-best action movie of 2008. This action movie tells the tale of La Beouf and Michelle Monaghan, who are both being manipulated by an arcane voice on the phone. This movie is also part suspense film.

  9. "Wanted." "Wanted" is an Angelina Jolie-helmed movie that also stars Morgan Freeman. The plot of this film takes off when the Jolie character learns the true identity of her master--which gets the ball of conflict rolling along.

  10. "Funny Games." This action movie of 2008 proves that it doesn't take big hype or big-name actors to make a great action film. A remake of the 1997 movie of the same name, "Funny Games" is directed by Michael Haneke and results in bunch of brilliant and haunting performances from his actors.