The action genre is filled with adrenaline-filled, dramatic (you can check out our list of the best suspense movies on Netflix), and often breath-taking scenes and fights leaving all fans of the genre in awe and up on their feet as the action unfolds.
Certainly, action and martial arts movies are some of our most favorite genres too. Surely Netflix is a big streaming service and it has some amazing civil war, alien attack movies, french thriller, sci-fi, triple frontier-type raid movies.
With a long list of action-packed movies out there including Clint Eastwood’s best films, you might be stumped on which movies to watch with your friends or binge by yourself at home as Netflix has a long list to offer in the genre.
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And here’s where we step in and say we’ve got you covered as in this article, we provide you with the best action movies on Netflix today.
- SAS: Red Notice (2021)
- Extraction (2020)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- 6 Underground (2019)
- The Outpost (2020)
- Kate (2021)
- Ip Man 4 (2018)
- Army of the Dead (2021)
- Bright (2017)
- Hobbs and Shaw (2019)
SAS: Red Notice (2021)
Director: Magnus Martens
Stars: Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose, Andy Serkis
IMDb rating: 5.2/10
In this action movie dick short story and a martial arts film, the Black Swans, a private military company, led by Grace Lewis hijack the fast-moving Eurostream as it crosses beneath the English Channel.
The lives of 400 passengers is on the line as suspended Special Air Service member Tom Buckingham a triple frontier, who is also on board with the intentions of proposing to his young girl Sophie, is tasked with thwarting the terrorists plans to saving the day. If you’re an action fans and fan of a fight scene then this stunt coordinator film is for you and a total recall. This first film managed to occupy the first spot in our list.
Director: Sam Hargrave
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum, ben affleck
IMDb rating: 6.7/10
In this action movie, former SASR operator(secret agent) turned black market mercenary Tyler Rake is tasked to rescue Ovi Mahajan, son of imprisoned indian drug dealer lord Ovi Mahajan Sr. who promises to pay him for retrieving his son from the corrupt police of Dhaka working for rival drug lord Amir Asif.
But in already dubious environments of the underworld of crime and drug trafficking, retrieving the kidnapped son of Ovi Mahajan Sr. Is the least of Tyler’s problems. It is one of the netflix original film.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Director: Jon Watts
Stars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
IMDb rating: 7.4/10
This is an original movie that has a touch of the action thriller spike lee. After being drafted in the avengers to solve a dispute in Berlin, Peter Parker is sent back to resume his studies as he is told by mentor Tony Stark that he is still not ready to become a full-time avenger.
Eager to dedicate his life to fighting crime and to embrace his new identity as Spider-Man, Peter quits his school’s decathlon team and harbors the full potential of his powers to stop the seven evil exes Vulture from selling advance weapons with Chitauri technology to criminals. Watch this cult classic movie and action flick with your family and friends. It also have other movies by the same name.
The movie has a great writer director.
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Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
IMDb rating: 6.1
A great gritty thriller film. American Billionaire Magnet S. Johnson fakes his own death to form a secret crime fighting squad to take down criminals and terrorists and double crossed them which the world is incapable of taking down.
He recruits 5 other teammates from around the world, each the best at their skill set with great human body (hitman, bounty hunter driver, runner and thief, doctor, and a spy) to abandon their pasts to dedicate their lives to changing the future. Don’t miss the action thrillers like this great film and if you are fan of car chases this movie is must watch.
The Outpost (2020)
Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood
IMDb rating: 6.8/10
A chinese film. During the war in Afghanistan in 2009, a small unit of American soldiers stationed at PRT Kamdesh old guard, later called hand to hand Combat Outpost Keating, battle against 300 taliban fighters in a coordinated attack in the Battle of Kamdesh, what’s to be known as the bloodiest American engagement of the war.
Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Miku Patricia Martineau, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
IMDb rating: 6.2/10
Its a martial arts film.Kate, an assassin and expert sniper, who on a mission breaks her moral code of killing in the presence of children plans on starting a new life and tells Varrick that she will complete one final mission before retiring for good.
However, upon an encounter of old guard with a charismatic stranger named Stephen(fallen squad leader) and spending the night with him in white house, she later realizes she was poisoned with Polonium-204 and has only 24 hours to live to figure out and exact revenge on the person responsible for poisoning her.
Woody Harrelson an action star plays as a lead character in this movie.
Ip Man 4 (2018)
Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan
IMDb rating: 7/10
Its a traditional action film with little story. Following his wife’s death, Ip Man discovers he has throat cancer due to chronic smoking. His son Ip Chang gets expelled from school upon fighting a school bully and the two head to San Francisco seeking new opportunities and a better life.
Upon arriving, young Man soon learns that his student, Bruce Lee has opened a Wing Chun school, teaching non-Chinese folks martial arts, subsequently upsetting the local martial arts community in San Francisco.
Ip man legacy is not going slow and its entire trilogy.
Army of the Dead (2021)
Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera
IMDb rating: 5.8/10
A zombie escapes the US Military’s convoy from Area 51 after it collides with a car on the highway outside Las Vegas, killing and infecting several soldiers before heading towards the city, causing a zombie outbreak as more and more people get infected. Unable to control the outbreak, the debt collector government quarantines the city, A group of mercenaries led by Scott Ward are tasked with retrieving $200 million from Bly Tanaka’s casino in a vault in the quarantined city before the military vaporizes the infected zone by deploying a tactical nuclear strike.
Fan of the heist movie and martial arts genre? that also has some fight scenes? This one is for you then. Start watching this great movie on your big screen!
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Director: David Ayer
Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace
IMDb rating: 6.3/10
A sci fi film. Humans, orcs, elves and fairies coexist in an alternate time line since the beginning of time. Two police officers, one human and the other an orc, learn about a forgotten relic, a powerful wand, which could destroy all existence itself if fallen into the wrong hands of evil creatures.
One of the favorite films of Netflix director too!
Hobbs and Shaw (2019)
Director: David Leitch
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
IMDb rating: 6.4/10
Brixton Lorr, who has cybernetically enhanced himself to give him superhuman strength, poses a threat to the existence of mankind as he possesses a deadly pathogen capable of wiping out half of the Earth’s population.
It is up to Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw to set aside their differences and work together to prevent Lorr from carrying out his diabolical plans. Robert de niro is a wonderful director too.
Netflix is one of the world’s leading media streaming giants has a lot of movies to offer from this genre. We’re sure you’ll find loads of breathtaking (and adrenaline rushing) scenes and face-offs to satisfy your cravings in our list of best action movies on Netflix.
And if all the action gets too much for you and you feel it’s time for some tenderness and warm, fuzzy feels, you can check out our list of the 30 thriller movies on Netflix that will make you fall in love again.
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