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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    Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    We Were Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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    Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

  10. 10
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    Tears of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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    IP Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    The Crow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

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    Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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    Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol

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    Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi

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    Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    National Treasure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    13 Assassins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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    Tora! Tora! Tora! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten

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    Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris

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    The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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    Star Trek Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy, Patrick Stewart

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    Juice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    Lord of War is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke

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    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

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    2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Homefront is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Jon Voight

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    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant


    Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou

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    Amber Heard, Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld

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    Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou

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    Paul Walker, RZA, Ron Lea

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    Machete Kills is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

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    Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara

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    Jason Statham, Danny Webb, Benedict Wong

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