The finest Netflix action movies are easy to find because the streaming service has a large selection of outstanding films to pick from. However, narrowing down your options to just a few films might be challenging – which is where we come in. To help you plan your next high-octane movie marathon, we’ve compiled a list of the best of the best on the streamer.
There’s likely to be something on our list for you, whether you’re in the mood for a cowboy picture like The Harder They Fall, a heist adventure like Army of Thieves, an actioner with some humour like Red Notice, or a sci-fi feature like The Wandering Earth. Plus, everything listed here is available in both the United States and the United Kingdom, so you may start viewing from either side of the Atlantic. So, without further ado, scroll down to discover the finest action movies now available on Netflix.
The Following is a List of the Top Ten Action Movies Available on Netflix.
Sometimes you want a serious action film with high ambitions, and other times you want an action film featuring Ice Cube and J. Lo attempting to devour one other. For those days, don’t miss this A-budget B-movie from 1997 starring Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, and Owen Wilson about a documentary film crew on the quest for a fabled green anaconda.
2.) Baahubali (The Beginning and The Conclusion)
As it depicts the narrative of two strong warriors at the battle for a kingdom, this two-part epic Indian period drama will provide nearly six hours of massive action set-pieces, hand-to-hand fighting, gravity-defying acts of daring-do, and colorful musical numbers. The modest but beloved Shiv is one, and Bhallaladeva, the power-crazed monarch, is the other. Shiv will confront the King and strive to restore just balance to the kingdom as he gains powers he never knew he possessed, but you’ll discover about each man’s beginnings and how they’re linked by destiny along the way. The Fast Saga wishes it was as thrilling as this.
3.) Beyond Skyline
Skyline, which came out in 2010, wasn’t exactly a picture that many anticipated to have a sequel, much less a decent one. Despite this, this 2017 abomination is a very good B-movie, especially the closing act, which features a handful of The Raid men fighting aliens and other baddies. It’s a bizarre film that combines martial arts with an alien assault, and you really have to watch it to believe it.
4.) Blade 1-3
Most people are aware that Blade will be coming to the big screen in the near future, with Mahershala Ali playing the character in the MCU. If Netflix members go back and watch the underappreciated original trilogy, they will see that the Oscar winner has some large shoes to fill. The first picture is excellent, but Guillermo del Toro’s sequel, directed by him, is the greatest.
5.) Blade Runner
When Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic was published in 1982, it was widely panned, yet it would go on to reshape the cinematic landscape. In the iconic sci-fi noir, Harrison Ford plays Rick Deckard, a character that transformed the visual language of the genre and spawned hundreds of imitators. The original is still perfect, and this is the 2007 final edited edition of the film, which removes the voice-over, reintroduces the unicorn, and eliminates the original joyful ending.
BuyBust is a must-see for anybody looking for nonstop, claustrophobic action over the course of two hours. This Filipino drama takes place almost completely over the course of a single night in a maze-like area in Manila, where a squad of cops has set up an ambush — or so they believe — on a drug lord. The bad people know they’re coming because there’s a mole in the unit, and when the two sides clash, the enraged inhabitants rebel against everyone who is bringing bloodshed to their community. It’s a close-quarters battle in an unavoidable slum, and the impacts are so realistic that your own body will begin to ache.
7.) *The Call
If you’re looking for a well-made guilty pleasure, go no further than Brad Anderson’s 2013 thriller with a fantastic setup. Halle Berry portrays a 9-1-1 operator who is dealing with the fallout from a recent botched call when she receives one from a girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped by a serial murderer. Will the operator be able to save the day? Of certainly, but it’ll be a long time before she realises it.
8.) Casino Royale
Netflix is ready to satiate your 007 demands with Daniel Craig’s debut excursion as the most renowned cinematic spy of all time, No Time to Die, which has finally been released after many delays. Casino Royale is without a doubt one of the finest Bond films, redefining the character with higher stakes and more realistic action sequences.
9.) Cut Throat City
This 2020 action heist picture was directed by the legendary artist RZA (Wu-Tang forever!) and already has a cult following, which should expand now that it’s on Netflix. It’s a classic action film with well-directed thrills and characters, as well as a fair dose of social satire. Shameik Moore, T.I., Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, and Ethan Hawke are among the cast members.
10.) Army of Thieves
Army of Thieves, set six years before the zombie heist film Army of the Dead, follows the neurotic Ludwig Dieter, portrayed by Matthias Schweighöfer, who also directs the film. Ludwig is just starting his safecracking days when he is hired by a mystery woman to pull out a robbery with a ragged group of aspiring thieves in the early days of the zombie pandemic. Nathalie Emmanuel of Game of Thrones and British comedian Guz Khan round out the cast, with Zack Snyder serving as executive producer. This is a great action film that is part Fast and Furious, part comedy, and will satisfy any Army of the Dead fans.
11.) Army of the Dead (Army of the Dead)
Zack Snyder’s newest film is an action-packed zombie heist film in which a gang of mercenaries treks into an undead-infested Las Vegas in order to breach an almost impregnable safe in exchange for a large prize. The trouble is, Vegas is about to be nuked in a matter of hours – and if that wasn’t enough to have your heart racing, many of the zombies the crew encounter are quicker, stronger, and smarter than you’ve ever seen. There will be lots of battles between the living and the dead. Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Matthias Schweighöfer, Omari Hardwick, and Tig Notaro are among the cast members.
12.) The Lovebirds
A fast-paced, hilarious buddy comedy set over the course of a single night. We’re not talking about your typical ’80s male-fronted photos here. The Lovebirds combines that notion with the shards of a fairy tale love story, beginning with a couple, Jibran and Leilani, on their way to a celebration that they never arrive at because they argue in the car and decide to split up. It’s tight, not especially enjoyable, and everything feels bleak. Until Jibran inadvertently collides with a biker who refuses to intervene.
13.)The Siege of Jadotville is a battle that takes place in the town of Jadotville
The Siege of Jadotville is based on the 157-strong Irish Army’s experiences in Congo during a UN peacekeeping operation in 1961. It’s hard to think that Jamie Dornan, the guy behind Fifty Shades of Grey, can deliver on the dramatic action front, but he does in this Netflix Original as Commandant Pat Quinlan. With a world-weariness that seems baked in, he takes his 150 men into combat on a life-changing mission to defend a fort from 3,000 Congolese warriors.