The covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the world around us. This year, we experienced delays in our favorite movie releases including Bad boys and Top Gun. With so many films directly going to online streaming, many people now prefer investing in streaming services to enjoy seamless video streaming from the comfort of their homes. Given the competition, cable TV providers like Spectrum cable  are also upping their game to remain preferred of entertainment option.

List of Action Movies Releasing in 2021

Luckily, everything is returning back to normal now. With just a few months left to the beginning of the New Year, Hollywood is fully prepared to entertain us with its jaw-dropping action flicks. Here is a list of the most anticipated action movies releasing in 2021.

Mortal Kombat

Director: Simon McQuoid

Cast: Joe Taslim, Mechad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Lewis Tan, Ng Chin Han, Elissa Cadwell, Max Huang, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Sisi Stringer, Hiroyuki Sanada

Script:David Callaham, Greg Russo

Producers: Lawrence Kasanoff, Todd Garner, James Wan

Release Date: January 15, 2021 (USA)

Just like many others, if you have also been impatiently waiting for the reboot of the movie Mortal Kombat, then 2021 has good news for you. With Mechad Brooks, Joe Taslim, and Lewis Tan’s amazing performances, the upcoming sequel is surely going to be everything you could ever wish to see in an imaginary martial arts action movie.

Tomb Raider

Director: Ben Wheatley

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kristin Scott Thomas

Script:Amy Jump, Toby Gard

Release Date: March 19, 2021 (Unconfirmed)

Alicia Vikander and Kristin Scott Thomas are all set to blow you away with their brilliant performances in the upcoming sequel of the 2018 reboot of Tom Raider. The film is a perfect combination of all three genres: action, fantasy, and adventure.


Director: Ruben Flesicher

Cast: Tom Holland, Sophia Ali,Mark Wahlberg, Tati Gabrielle, Sarah Petrick, Patricia Meeden

Script:Rafe Judkins, Matt Holloway, Art Marcum

Producers:Charles Roven, Alex Gartner, Avi Arad

Release Date: July 16, 2021

Based on the famous video game series, Uncharted is an Indiana Jones-styled action and adventure movie that has been in the pipeline stage for over a decade now. Finally, in June 2019, there has been some substantial movement and the movie is finally coming to your nearest theaters in the year 2021. This film is a prequel to the games with Tom Holland playing the role of younger Drake.

The 355

Director:Simon Kinberg

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain,  Diane Kruger

Script:Theresa Rebeck, Simon Kinberg

Producers:Zakaria Alaoui,Richard Hewitt, Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Alexander O’Neal, Simon Kinberg

Release Date: January 15, 2021 (USA)

Filled with mystery, action, and adventure, The 355 movie is about a CIA agent who is on a mission to retrieve a top-secret weapon that has fallen into dangerous hands.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Director: Adam Wingard

Cast: Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, Brian Tyree Henry,Rebecca Hall, Jessica Henwick

Script: Eric Pearson, Michael Dougherty, Max Borenstein, Zach Shields, Terry Rossio

Producers:Jay Ashenfelter, Yoshimitsu Banno, Tamara Watts Kent, Jennifer Conroy, Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Eric McLeod, Kenji Okuhira, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull

Release Date: May 21, 2021 (USA)

If you have been waiting for a Godzilla sequel since 2014, then the year 2021 has definitely got you covered. Adam Wingard has directed this concluding entry in the MonsterVerse series of Warner Bros.’ So, tighten your seat belts and place a bet on who is going to get victory in the encounter between giant ape and the king?

The King’s Man

Director:Matthew Vaughn

Cast:Daniel Brühl, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes

Script: Matthew Vaughn, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mark Millar, Karl Gajdusek, Dave Gibbons

Producers: Ralph Fiennes,Adam Bohling, Cliff Lanning, Dave Gibbons, Stephen Marks, Mark Millar, Angus More Gordon,

In the initial years of the 20th century, an agency by the name of Kingsman isformed to duel against a cliqueplanning a war to destroy millions of people.

Bottom Line

We have shared with you our list of top action movies releasing in the upcoming year 2021. Keep your fingers crossed and pray that the novel coronavirus does not get in the way of the release dates of these movies so we can all enjoy quality time with our friends and family.