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The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant

List Criteria: Only movies currently available to stream on Netflix Instant

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.

The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant Films
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    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

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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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    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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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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    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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    Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy, Patrick Stewart

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    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

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    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Amber Heard, Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

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    Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett

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    Jason Statham, Danny Webb, Benedict Wong

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Bob Newhart

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    Kathleen Robertson, Xzibit, Anson Mount

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