The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant Films

The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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All the best action movies on Netflix streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Netflix service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix instant so you can catch up on new hit movies and classic film hits right in your living room. The great action movies on this list are sure to entertain you for hours!

This Netflix streaming list has tons of good action films to watch, almost as many as the regular DVD service offers. Oscar nominees like Terminator 2: Judgment Day and a host of the best superhero movies ever like Thor and Captain America are all available on Netflix streaming as are new hits like Battle Royale, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and the Transformers movies can be viewed on the Netflix instant service.

What are the best Netflix Instant action movies? What is available on the Netflix streaming action selection? Are there new action films on Netflix Instant? This Netflix streaming list is here to get you started on the best action movies that Netflix streaming has to offer. This is in no way a complete list, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Netflix Instant movies, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find great action movies on Netflix Instant.


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    most listed
    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

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    + 312
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    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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    added by LanaYoshii
    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi

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    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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    Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris

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    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten

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    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    - 76


    Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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    - 109


    Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    - 27


    Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy, Patrick Stewart

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    + 42
    - 27


    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    - 17

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    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    - 50


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

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    + 37
    - 28


    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Jon Voight

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    + 37
    - 30


    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    + 34
    - 27


    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

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    + 37
    - 32


    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke

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    + 28
    - 24


    Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou

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    + 42
    - 67

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara

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    - 24


    Amber Heard, Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld

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    + 30
    - 27


    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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