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The Best Action Shows On Netflix 

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Updated June 2, 2020 11.5k votes 2.3k voters 126.4k views 91 items

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Here are the best action shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for martial arts, superhero shows, or gritty crime dramas, this list of action shows currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series and offering the best action shows on now. What are the best action series to watch on Netflix? 

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Premiered: 2017

Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Ryan Phillippe, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Omar Epps
Shooter (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 film of the same name. It stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, a ...more

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra

Premiered: 2019

The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

Premiered: 2013

Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 2015

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2013

The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Premiered: 2015

Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo ...more

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Premiered: 2019

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more

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Money Heist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Nahuel Falco added Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte
Money Heist (Antena 3, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. A group of very peculiar robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann

Premiered: 2015

The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Joshua Morin added James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

Premiered: 2013

The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon Bokenkamp. In exchange for immunity from prosecution, a high-profile criminal (James Spader) volunteers ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 2012

Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

Premiered: 2011

Person of Interest (CBS, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan. An ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) and a wealthy programmer (Michael Emerson) save ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger

Premiered: 2015

Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Premiered: 2018

Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Premiered: 2008

Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by Vince Gilligan. After being diagnosed with cancer, a depressed high school chemistry teacher (Bryan ...more

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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper

Premiered: 2015

Limitless (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Craig Sweeny, based on the 2011 film. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old burnout and struggling musician, ...more

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Brian White added Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

Premiered: 2012

Longmire (A&E, 2012) is an American modern Western crime drama television series developed by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin, based on the novels by Craig Johnson. In Absaroka County, Wyoming, ...more

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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

Premiered: 2011

Hell on Wheels (AMC, 2011) is an American/Canadian Western television series created by Joe and Tony Gayton. Hell-bent on revenge, a former Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) joins the Union ...more

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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel

Premiered: 2019

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a prequel to 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio
Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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