Action Movie Releases in 2024

Mapping out your movie calendar for 2024? Allow us to step in and do the job for you. As we build towards the new year, here's your essential round-up of next year's action movie releases.

Be sure to return to this post for regular updates to the film slate.

  • April 5th: Monkey Man
  • May 3rd: The Fall Guy
  • May 10th: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
  • May 24th: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
  • June 7th: Bad Boys: Ride or Die
  • August 9th: Borderlands
  • October 18th: Transformers One
  • November 22nd: Gladiator 2
  • December 13th: Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim

1. Monkey Man (released April 5th)

John Wick goes to Mumbai with Dev Patel at the filmmaking helm in this hard-hitting and visually arresting action extravaganza, which is produced by Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out; Us; Nope). Patel makes his directorial debut and also stars as the eponymous Monkey Man, a bare-knuckle boxer who vows to take revenge on the underworld criminals who slaughtered his family.


2. The Fall Guy (released May 3rd, 2024)

Who can resist Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling? Who can resist Emily Blunt? Put the two of them together in the new movie from Bullet Train director David Leitch, and you're bound to get sparks. Gosling plays a hapless movie stuntman who becomes embroiled in off-camera danger and finds himself hopelessly out of his depth. 

3. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (released May 10th, 2024)

In 2017, we bid farewell to Andy Serkis' genetically enhanced super-simian Caesar. His legacy now lives on through Cornelius (played via performance capture by Owen Teague) who embarks on an epic quest to keep his late father's ape tribe together in the face of growing hostility and dissension. The Maze Runner's Wes Ball directs.


4. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (released May 24th, 2024)

In Mad Max: Fury Road, we were enraptured by Charlize Theron's steely portrayal of war rig operator Imperator Furiosa. We now get to discover where she came from in director George Miller's sure-to-be-spectacular origin story. Anya Taylor-Joy portrays the younger Furiosa and Chris Hemsworth plays her nemesis.


5. Bad Boys: Ride or Die (released June 7th, 2024)

Bickering duo Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back for the fourth round of Bad Boys mayhem. Their characters Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are hot on the trail of corruption within the Miami Police Department in this action-comedy onslaught that comes from Bad Boys for Life directors Adil & Bilall.


6. Borderlands (released August 9th, 2024)

Director Eli Roth swaps his usual horror emphasis for the world of video games in this epic dystopian adventure. Borderlands adapts the hit first-person-shooter franchise, bringing us the story of Lilith (Cate Blanchett), an intergalactic outlaw who returns to her home planet of Pandora to locate a missing girl. Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Jamie Lee Curtis co-star.


7. Transformers One (released October 18th, 2024)

Discover how a young Optimus Prime and Megatron first met in this animated Transformers origin story from Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley. Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Brian Tyree Henry, Jon Hamm and Laurence Fishburne make up the starry voice cast.


8. Gladiator 2 (released November 22nd, 2024)

Were you not sufficiently entertained by Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning Roman epic Gladiator? Well, we're about to return to the gladiatorial arena as we pick up with the older Lucius (Paul Mescal), the boy who bore witness to the tragic yet inspiring death of Maximus (Russell Crowe) in the previous movie. Connie Nielsen returns as Lucius' mother Lucilla and she's joined by Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal and Fred Hechinger.


9. Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim (released December 13th, 2024)

Set 183 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The War of the Rohirrim tells the story of Helm Hammerhand, a legendary King of Rohan who must defend against an army of Dunlendings. This animated Lord of the Rings spin-off boasts a strong voice cast including Succession's Brian Cox. Miranda Otto, meanwhile, returns to voice the brave Éowyn.


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