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Upcoming Action Movies You NEED to Watch in 2024

Start the year with 'Masters of the Air' and finish with a 'Gladiator' sequel.

If you're a fan of action movies, then you'll have plenty to keep you on the edge of your seat in 2024.

Several action and adventure films and series are poised to explode onto the big screen in the coming year. From lush jungles to apocalyptic deserts and from distant planets to ancient Rome, all manner of settings and characters will explored.

In lockstep with recent trends, a large portion of action and adventure-oriented movies in 2024 will consist of remakes, sequels, prequels and spinoffs. We're getting a TV series reboot of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," the 2005 action comedy that introduced the word to Brangelina; a sequel to "Dune"; a film reboot of the '80s action series "The Fall Guy"; a "Mad Max: Fury Road" prequel; a "John Wick" spinoff; a fourth "Bad Boys" film; a "Gladiator" sequel; a "Beverly Hills Cop" sequel; and a long-awaited "Twister" sequel, which filmmakers insist isn't a sequel but a "new chapter" (sounds like a fancy way of saying "sequel" to me, but OK).

Two video game adaptations are on the docket: "Fallout" and "Borderlands." There also will be a pair of WWII projects adapted from hit novels based on true stories: "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare" and "Masters of the Air," the latter of which is from Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg and serves as a companion series to "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific" — and if there's anything on this list that should get you excited, this is the one.  

Read on for a full breakdown of the most-hyped action and adventure movies of 2024.

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