November can be a crazy month for some people, and oftentimes we head to our television for a little escape. Nothing can get your blood pumping and mind distracted like a great action movie. Although it seems like Netflix is filled with dramas and docuseries, they actually have a great selection of action movies primed and ready to watch.
Now you may be wondering what the best action movies Netflix has to offer, and we are here to help you with that. Take a look at some of the best action movies on Netflix right now that you can sit down and enjoy.
Hardcore Henry might not be for everyone, but it takes you into a completely different realm when it comes to action movies. In Hardcore Henry, you are watching from the perspective on Henry, so think of it as a first-person shooter game. The film is directed and written by Ilya Naishuller who thought of the first-person style.
The movie is your typical action movie; Henry doesn’t remember who he is and finds he has been experimented on. When he escapes, he is trailed by people who want him back, and he unleashes all his new powers on those enemies. The movie has a ton of action, fight scenes, and of course blowing stuff up.
Mark Wahlberg stars in this action flick that centres around James Silva, who leads a strike team named Overwatch. The team’s job is to escort an Indorcarr police officer out of the country and exchange him for information that will benefit the United States. The trip is 22-miles, and a lot can happen in that time.
The movie features Peter Berg, Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey, and John Malkovich.
The Old Guard
The Old Guard was produced by Netflix and is a stellar action movie for the platform. Andy, played by Charlize Theron, is the oldest immortal in The Old Guard. The immortals are on a mission to save people and stop evil, with their only thought of doing what is right.
The Old Guard has dedicated their lives to helping others, but their biggest threat is a pharmaceutical business that wants to use them for their own personal gain.
Chris Hemsworth in any action movie is worth a watch. This Netflix original is a little violent, but the movie is still a great action film. Hemsworth stars as a black ops mercenary who goes to Bangladesh. His job is to help find and rescue an Indian drug lord’s son, who was kidnapped. The film offers a ton of action chase sequences, and you won’t want to look away.
There is a warning with this one though. Netflix actually released a death count for the movie, tweeting it has 183 people die in the film. That is a lot of people, so be prepared for a lot of blood and gore if you don’t like that type of violence.
Mark Wahlberg is the action movie guy; he’s just everywhere when it comes to action flicks. Netflix decided to do their own unique spin on the ’80s show called Spenser: For Hire. Their take is an action movie called Spencer Confidential. The film is based on the books by Robert Parker, where we see a former cop, played by Mark Wahlberg, who lost his job and spent time in prison.
Now he is out of prison but still in the middle of a criminal case that involves a lot of police corruption that could threaten his freedom once again. The movie is a good cop action flick that also stars Winston Duke from the Black Panther.
The Indiana Jones Series
If you’re a fan of both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, then you’re going to love the classic Indiana Jones movies. Netflix is adding the entire series to their streaming service in November, and that includes Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skilly.
The movie follows Indie on all his adventures while he faces villains and searches for magical treasures that are almost too hard to believe are real. This is a franchise that has gone down in history and a great set of action films that the entire family can watch together.
Of course, we are going to throw a James Bond movie in here. GoldenEye features Pierce Brosnan as the spy that we know and love. GoldenEye isn’t the only Bond movie that is currently on Netflix. Right now, all four of Brosnan’s movies are on Netflix.
If you’re planning on watching the new Bond film that is set to release later this year, binging on these Bond action movies is perfect.
Before Arnold Schwarzenegger was a politician, he was a massive action star that included his part in Total Recall. The film is based on Philip K. Dick’s We Can Remember It For You Wholesale and is a sci-fi action thriller.
Schwarzenegger plays a futuristic construction worker who is haunted by dreams of living on Mars. He can’t tell the difference between what is real and what isn’t and can’t figure out what life he really lived.
If you needed Netflix to help take your mind off something and let you escape, all these movies are perfect to sit down and enjoy for a few hours. Some of the movies have a lot of violence and action, then some are accustomed to, but the others are perfect for settling down and enjoying.