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Best Action Movies You Can Stream on Netflix



Nothing can really beat a good action movie. Between impressive explosions, great car chases, heights, and more, it can help but leave your blood pumping. If you crave a good action flick to watch, Netflix has you covered on that front. 

Here are some of the best action movies you can stream right now on Netflix. 

Hardcore Henry 

Hardcore Henry is shot a little differently than most action films. While the plot is simple, the movie is shot in a first-person viewpoint. This means when you’re watching the film; you see what Henry sees throughout the whole film. The movie centers around a resurrected man with no memory and is trying to save his wife from telekinetic warlords. 

Total Recall 


This classic 90’s film features Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid. Douglas has been having dreams where he goes to mars, and when he investigates these dreams, he finds out he is a secret agent and needs to take down an evil Mars administration. 


Bong Jong-Ho is the mastermind behind this movie that takes place entirely on a train. The train is filled with the world’s last known survivors after a failed climate-change experiment. The film features Chris Evans, so if you love Captain America, we recommend this one. 

The Irishman 

In this film, Robert De Niro stars as Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran, a former labor union official and hitman. The film is a biographical crime drama, and you follow the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, played by Al Pacino. 

Triple Frontier

Triple Frontier is a mixture of action and adventure. It follows an ex-military crew who plan on robbing the cartel and set themselves up with a nice retirement that their jobs did not provide them with. The movie stars Ben Affleck and Charlie Hunnam. 

Django Unchained 

A bounty hunter buys a slave named Django to help him track down some bounties. After a successful job, Django is set free, and his goal is to take down his wife and give her the freedom she deserves. Together the bounty hunter and Django work to try and take down a corrupt plantation owner’s estate where Django’s wife is enslaved. The movie was directed by Quentin Tarantino and had a variety of well-known actors in it. 

Casino Royale 

Everybody loves a good James Bond flick, and you can get your fill of one of Netflix right now. Daniel Craig plays Bond, and the movie is filled with all the great fighting, car chase, and explosions that action lovers seek. 

The Foreigner 


A man is in search of information after a bomb explodes in central London. Upon his investigation, he finds an unknown Irish republican group called the Authentic IRA and learns that the bomb wasn’t a terrorist threat and more of a political operation. The film features Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan as the villain. 

Olympus Has Fallen

After finding himself trapped in the White House, a man must protect the president during a terrorist attack and stop the intruders from gaining access to him. The movie stars Gerard Butler and is a little brutal for action flicks. The film is also R-rated for a good reason, so you’ve been warned. 

The Other Guys 

This movie is a mixture of action and comedy, but you’ll love it. Will Ferrell plays a forensic accountant, and Mark Wahlberg is a hot-tempered detective who gets involved in a case involving corporate maleficence. The movie is funny but has all the action parts that people love. 


These are just a few of the great action flicks that are floating around on Netflix. Each has its own unique story that will captivate you and leave you wanting more. If an action movie isn’t in your wheelhouse right now, maybe try something lighter like these romantic movies on Netflix.

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