2022 Action Movies | hmv.com


Over the next two weeks, we’ll be previewing 100 of the best movies of 2022. We’re continuing today and it’s all-out action …

The 355

With: Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Fan Bingbing, Sebastian Stan, Edgar Ramírez

Director: Simon Kinberg

Release Date: January 15

A star-studded cast has assembled for this high-octane action-adventure.

The 355 we watch a top secret weapon fall into the hands of mercenaries, forcing Chastain’s generic CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown to join forces with rival agents from around the world on a murderous and frenzied mission to retrieve it , while remaining a step in front of a mysterious woman, who follows their every move.

The action takes them all around the world, from cafes in Paris and markets in Morocco to the wealth and glamor of Shanghai, as they plot to retrieve the weapon and stay alive in some way. another one…


With: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González, Garret Dillahunt, A Martinez, Keir O’Donnell, Moses Ingram, Wale Folarin

Director: Michael Bay

Release Date: February 18

Michael Bay covers the 2005 Danish film of the same name by Laurits Munch-Petersen and gives it his signature explosive treatment.

The film follows Abdul-Mateen II’s Will Sharp, a veteran who is in desperate need of $ 231,000 for his wife’s surgery. He reaches out to Danny de Gyllenhaal, his adopted brother and a longtime criminal who convinces him to participate in a $ 32 million heist.

The flight takes a turn for the worse when the two shoot an LAPD officer. The couple are soon on the run in an ambulance with a paramedic and the dying officer hostage.

High-speed train

With: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Masi Oka, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Sandra Bullock

Director: David Leitch

Release Date: July 15

David Leitch, who oversaw spectacular actions Deadpool 2, atomic blonde and Hobbs and Shaw, is in charge of a star-studded casting for this new epic.

The film is based on the novel Maria Beetle by Kōtarō Isaka and follows five assassins who find themselves on a Japanese bullet train.

As the story unfolds, all five of them realize that their individual missions are all interconnected …

The clothe

With: Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn, Dylan O’Brien, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Simon Russell Beale

Director: Graham Moore

Release Date: February 25

Mark Rylance leads the way in this sleek new action thriller from Graham Moore, author of The imitation game.

Rylance plays Leonard, an English tailor who made Savile Row costumes, but after a personal tragedy he finds himself in Chicago, running a small tailor shop in a tough part of town.

In his new life, he makes beautiful clothes for the only people who can afford them: a family of vicious gangsters.

Unfortunately, things turn out badly and Leonard must use all his wits to survive a fateful night …

Toronto man

With: Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco, Ellen Barkin

Director: Patrick Hughes

Release Date: August 12

Kevin Hart directs this slapstick action comedy, which follows Graeme a dud is forced to team up with an assassin after the two get confused while staying in an Airbnb …

Hughes, who just did The hitman’s bodyguard’s wife, supports this one.

Operation Fortune

With: Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone, Hugh Grant

Director: Guy Ritchie

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After overseeing two blockbusters in King Arthur: the legend of the sword and the live-action Disney remake of Aladdin, Guy Ritchie is currently having fun making low budget action games.

This new effort, which once again sees Ritchie teaming up with Jason Statham, is a high octane caper.

The story will follow super spy Orson Fortune and his team of top-level agents as they are forced to recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star, Danny Francesco, to aid them on an undercover mission.

The mission is to stop billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds from selling deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt world order …

Thirteen lives

With: Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton

Director: Ron Howard

Release Date: April 15

Ron Howard oversaw this big-budget account of the events of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue which saw a junior football team and their coach trapped in a cave for a period of 18 days.

The film is based on the book by John Volanthen, the British cave diver who played a key role in the rescue.

The contractor

With: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs, Eddie Marsan, Florian Munteanu, Kiefer Sutherland

Director: Tarik Saleh

Release Date: March 18

Tarik Saleh, the Swedish director behind the acclaimed thriller The Nile Hilton Incident, makes his English big screen debut with this film.

Pine plays James Harper, a soldier who has just been involuntarily discharged from US Special Forces.

After finding work in a private contracted organization, he is sent abroad on a secret mission, but, on his way home, suddenly finds himself trying to escape those who try to kill him …


With: Sylvester Stallone, Javon Walton, Martin Starr, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, Moisés Arias

Director: Julius Avery

Release Date: August 26

Sylvester Stallone directs this unlikely superhero action drama.

We follow Sam Cleary, a young boy who realizes that a famous superhero, who allegedly vanished after an epic battle 20 years ago, may still be around.

The film is based on the Mythos Comics graphic novels created by Bragi F. Schut, Marc Olivent and Renzo Podesta. Schut also provided the screenplay for Avery, who directed the bloody action thriller Overlord in 2018.

The beast

With: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, Leah Jefferies

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Release Date: August 19

Idris Elba faces off against a lion in this bloody new thriller.

Elba plays Doctor Nate Samuels, a father who, along with his two teenage daughters, finds himself chased by a huge rogue lion determined to prove that the savannah has only one predator at the top.

the Lutheran The star will team up with Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur, who has previously directed survival dramas Everest and Adrift, while Carnage Screenwriter Ryan Engle wrote the script, which is based on an idea from producer Jaime Primak-Sullivan.


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